A guy sent me a message on Facebook. He said that he heard that there was going to be an Aer Lingus strike during the DylanFest. He said that he was on an international flight, which it didn’t affect, but he was just letting me know about potential problems. I told him that it was Ryanair that goes to Derry and that it probably wouldn’t affect us.

I looked at his Facebook page and it said that he lives in New York. I asked him where he was flying in from and what days he would be here. He said that he was flying in from Michigan on the Friday to Dublin and then up here and he was going back on the Sunday.

I said it was a shame that he would only catch two days of it. He said “that’s life”.


I got curious and put his Facebook page name “Uomo Senza Nome” into Google Translate. It told me that it was Italian which I suspected.

However, the translation into English of his Facebook name is “The Man WIth No Name”.

How Dylanesque!

But who is he? Why does he call himself The Man with No Name? And why is it in Italian? Is that just to throw people even more?

Have Some Sympathy

If you meet him at the DylanFest have some courtesy, have some sympathy, and some taste

Say “Pleased to meet you, can I have your name”.

So, why is a man from New York flying in for the DylanFest and communicating via an Italian nom-de-plume that means The Man WIth No Name?


My final question was “Do you play yourself as we’ve got some Open Mics”?

He didn’t reply.

Wikipedia Update

According to Wikipedia:_

“The man with no name (Italian: Uomo senza nome) is a stock character in Western films, but the term is usually applied to the character portrayed by Clint Eastwood in Sergio Leone’s Spaghetti Western films: A Fistful of Dollars (1964), For a Few Dollars More (1965) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), also known as the “Dollars Trilogy.”

In 2008, Empire chose “The Man With No Name” as the 43rd greatest movie character of all time.[1]

The character also appeared in the 2011 film Rango, but was not voiced by Clint Eastwood.”

Dylan once appeared in a Western called Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett.