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Sunday, April 23, 2006  

A lighter news item, to temper the preceding one: For the first time in his career, Bob Dylan is becoming a DJ. And one of the songs on the playlist for his first broadcast is a calypso.

The song is "Jamaica Hurricane" by the late, great Lord Beginner, and is one of a set of songs on the theme of weather, which will be on Dylan's first broadcast on XM Satellite Radio, due to be broadcast on May 3.

Of course, Dylan is known to be a massive fan of calypso. As the songs says: "Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot/Fighting in the captain's tower/While calypso singers laugh at them/
And fishermen hold flowers".

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