Highway 61 Revisted


Out there on Highway 61

“Oh God said to Abraham, “Kill me a son” Abe says, “Man, you must be puttin’ me on”

God say, “No.” Abe say, “What?” God say, “You can do what you want Abe, but

The next time you see me comin’ you better run” Well Abe says, “Where do you want this killin’ done?”

God says, “Out on Highway 61””– © 1965 Bob Dylan/Warner Brothers Music

Yep. This is it the Highway 61 that Bob Dylan wrote about so many years ago. Not this part exactly.

But, further on up the road. In Mississippi. Rosedale, Mississippi. At the crossroads of Highways 61 and 49. Where Robert Johnson made a bargain the devil. He traded his soul for musical genius. He wrote “Traveling Rosedale Blues,” which eventually was morphed into “Crossroads,” by Eric Clapton.

That’s a little history for you.

This place is Highway 61, or Airline Highway, way down road from the area that the song is about. So far down south that it is almost located at its starting point on Tulane Avenue in New Orleans.

This place is called Shrewsbury. It’s a light industrial and railroad neighborhood. Everything still works there. But just across the street is a shopping mall and Old Metairie Road, which is home to a lot of wealth without paying outrageous New Orleans taxes.

The picture. I made it is eerie as I could. It just felt that way. The original scene was actually bright, sunny, with pre-storm clouds rolling in. In many ways, this picture feels like an album cover. Yeah, yeah. I know. With music streaming… what’s an album cover?

I may rework the picture again. I’d like to make it feel even more evil. Ahahahahahaha.

Published by Ray Laskowitz

I am a visual storyteller. I've been making pictures for some 40 years. I travel the world in search of the right image. in the right light at the right time. You can reach me by phone at 505.280.4686, or by email at Ray@Laskowitzpicturess.com or Pictures34@me.com. For a quick look at my work please go to www.laskowitzpictures.com.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

The Gumbo Diaries

On the quest for the perfect gumbo!

Words for the soul

With each passing moment, we die a little more.....

FIT To MOTIVATE

No matter what your fitness level or expreience, you are Fit to Motivate

valerynangula.com

A PEEP INTO MY LIFESTYLE

kone.photo

learning is living

Wolf Song Blog

Enjoying retirement: On The Road & At Home

Discover

A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.

saania2806.wordpress.com/

Philosophy is all about being curious, asking basic questions. And it can be fun!

Social artist

Blog to Serve

sloppybuddhist

hedy bach original photography mixed stories and music

Laura Denise

Poet. Writer. Photographer.

Arrows

& Metaphors

Short Prose

Poetry and Short Prose by Gabriela Marie Milton 2019 Author of the Year at Spillwords Press and Author of Passions: Love Poems and Other Writings

The Truth for Kyle Brennan

The Church of Scientology & the Death of Kyle Brennan

The Chatty Introvert

A recovering recluse stumbles from her dark hole in pursuit of a brighter world (and a decent cup of tea)

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: