La leggendaria Big Pink dove crearono Bob Dylan e la Band diventa una casa vacanza
Il capolavoro di Bob Dylan ”Highway 61 revisited” compie 50 anni il 30 agosto e ora, volendo, potrai trascorrere una vacanza in uno dei luoghi dylaniani per eccellenza: Big Pink.
Big Pink che si trova a West Saugerties, New York, fu scoperta dal cantore di Duluth e dal bassista della Band Rick Danko che la affittarono e la resero leggendaria. Fu lì, infatti, nel 1967, che Dylan e la Band lavorarono su oltre un centinaio di demo alcuni dei quali poi diventarono ”The basement tapes” e la Band lavorò sull'album “Music from Big Pink” nel 1968, è ora libera all'affitto.
Affittare Big Pink costa 650 dollari a notte per un minimo di due notti, oppure 2750 dollari la settimana. I posti letto sono nove. Se sei un musicista non illuderti di affittare la casa per poter registrare. L'annuncio dice espressamente "Nota: il seminterrato non è incluso nel noleggio."
Questo il testo completo dell’annuncio:
“Big Pink, the house where Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes were recorded with his back-up band, later know as The Band, whose first album was called Music from Big Pink. The updated Dormer unit was Levon Helm’s bunk area back In the late ’60s. The Central Staircase opens mid-unit to a dining table & chairs; to the right is a desk-bar; the kitchen, with stone counter-top; bathroom with tile shower, and a futon-couch-sitting area. To the left, in the bedroom area, there’s a sitting area with TV ( limited cable ) and a queen sided bed with a quality mattress set. The Dormer has air-conditioning, and views of Overlook Mountain, fields and forest. Outside is the lawn with out-door furniture & original stone fireplace/bbq area nestled beneath the pines. The Dormer can sleep 4, and has WiFi.
The main floor is a 2 bedroom unit with a sunroom ( Rick’s room – was Rick Danko’s quarters), living room with sofa, writing table & chairs at the picture window, wood-stove/fireplace. It opens into the Dining Room, which has a antique dining table & chairs for 6. The kitchen, as does much of the house, maintains the mid-century period look, with forest views east. The main bedroom has a queen-sized bed, desk, sitting area & full closet. The second bedroom has 2 twin beds, dressers and side tables. The sunroom had a futon twin couch ( which folds down to become a sleeper). The sunroom has it’s own back entrance, and opens to the lawn and old out-door fireplace for campfire evenings. All told, upstairs has a queen bed and full futon – can sleep 4 people max. The Main Floor has a queen-sized bed, 2 twins and a single ‘twin’ futon on the sunporch -and so can sleep 5 max.
Note: the Basement is not included in the rental.”