The Night Ride
By Simone Felice. When the lights in his apartment fuse, Adrian Young puts on a dress and takes to his bike to ride the streets of Brooklyn on a wintry December night.
Bob Dylan - one of the most significant and influential cultural figures of the late 20th and early 21st century - was 70 on 24 May 2011. The three stories in Ballads Of Thin Men were commissioned specially to mark the occasion.
Written by Simone Felice
The starting point for this story is the line from Bob Dylan's 'Joey': 'Born in Red Hook, Brooklyn, in the year of who-knows-when.' When the lights in his apartment fuse Adrian Young puts on a dress and takes to his bike to ride the borough's streets on a wintry December night.
Simone Felice is the author of two novellas, Goodbye, Amelia and Hail Mary Full Of Holes, and numerous short stories, poems and songs. He is a founding member of The Felice Brothers and his new band The Duke & King's first album 'Nothing Gold Can Stay' has been described as 'Neil Young meets Marvin Gaye on the kind of record that cults are made of.' His new novel, Black Jesus, publishes in April 2011. Simone lives in the Catskill Mountains of New York State.
Reader: Madeleine Potter
Producer: Jeremy Osborne
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