Diamonds Dust and Us at hotel earle

Diamonds and Rust and Us

We’re feeling a tad nostalgic today, so felt that it was appropriate to pop Joan Baez’s Diamonds and Rust on the record player. (Kids–that was how we listened to music before iTunes and Spotify. I know–crazy, right?)

Joan wrote this song about Bob Dylan years after their relationship ended. For a time, Dylan lived in Room 305 in our little hotel, then dubbed the Hotel Earle.

As Joan describes it:

“Now I see you standing
With brown leaves falling all around
And snow in your hair
Now you’re smiling out the window
Of that crummy hotel
Over Washington Square
Our breath comes out in white clouds

Mingles and hangs in the air
Speaking strictly for me
We both could have died then and there”

Yep, folks, we were that crummy hotel over Washington Square–and damn proud of it. Truth be told, the place¬†was¬†falling apart all those years ago, before the Paul family purchased it in 1973 and remodeled it.

Take a minute to enjoy Joan at her finest:

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Image via the Wurts Bros. Collection — The Museum of the City of New York