Barbecues are the epitome of summer and it’s nice to spice these shindigs up with unique barbecue ideas every once in a while! Of course any barbecue is great. They have all the best parts I could think of: friends, family, drinks, food, relaxation and fun! But it’s even better if you do a Bob Dylan themed barbeque! Here are some suggestions. If you do this and send us pictures we promise to post them on alldylan.
We have to have music and this is my suggestions. I’ve chosen some summer songs, some food and drink songs and some songs I just think would be nice to hear on a Bob Dylan BBQ.
BOB: Now, look, someone is coming up the road, boys.
MAVIS STAPLES: Hey, hey! Hey there, Bobby!
BOB: Hey, it’s Mavis Staples!
MAVIS; Hey fellows! What’s Up? Aw, it’s good to see all of you.
My goodness, Bobby you got a nice place here!
BOB: Well, welcome to California, Mavis!
MAVIS: Thank ya much! Whoa, you got a nice view!
BOB: Yeeah, it is. You can sit on this porch,
and look right straight into Ha-wa-ii.
MAVIS: Yeah, I was over in them foothills.
BOB: (perplexed) Why?
MAVIS: I was looking for me some fuel. I’m kind of hungry now.
Don’t you got anything to eat?
BOB: Well I’m sure we do. Momma, we have anything to eat?
WOMAN’S VOICE: Sure, we got plenty of chicken out there in the yard.
BOB: Well we’re gonna go knock a few of ’em off and fry ’em up.
BOB: Well, Mavis, I’ve had the blues.
MAVIS: Aw Bobby, don’t tell me you got the blues!
BOB: Uh hum I’ve been up all night laying in bed, had insomnia, reading Snoozeweek.
MAVIS: Oh, Snoozeweek! That ain’t gonna get rid of no blues.
BOB: Umh umh
MAVIS: We gotta do some singing, let’s do some singing
BOB: Aw … yeah, let’s do that.
MAVIS: Sing about it, you know.
Taking a cue from Mavis and Bob it has to be fried chicken:
With Bob Dylan’s barbeque sauce from the Theme Time Radio Hour:
“There’s a lot of good barbecue in Memphis. Here’s a recipe I gave the guys over at the Rendezvous. You can also figure out your own secret ingredients and dump it into the mix. I like about three fingers of Tennessee sippin’ whiskey.”
– Bob Dylan
• 1 cup tomato sauce
• 1 cup vinegar
• 5 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
• 1 tablespoon butter
• ½ small onion
• Dash of black pepper
• Some cayenne pepper
• 1 ½ teaspoons salt
• ½ cup water
Mix it all together in a large pan, bring to a quick boil, reduce the heat and let simmer 10 minutes.
Bob Dylan’s Mint Julep:
• 4 mint sprigs
• 2 ½ ounces of bourbon (“I prefer 3” – Dylan)
• 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
• 1 Tablespoon water
Put the mint leaves, powdered sugar, and water in a Collins glass. Fill with shaved or crushed ice. Top with bourbon and more ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.
Bob Dylan’s Rum and Coke:
“Shake it up well and go drink it in the sunshine!”
• 1 tall glass, filled with ice
• 2 fingers of “Bombay” rum
• 1 bottle of Coca-Cola
…or Bob Dylan’s Heaven’s Door Whiskey