Wonder what it must feel like to win a Nobel Prize and have your introduction to the world begin with, "...and the other people who also won Nobel Prizes include...."
...And you thought Dylan fans were already kinda insufferable at parties....
Back on topic, who's got a favorite photograph of Dylan? Mine's this nondescript pic:
...Because you can see the tire from the famous photograph sitting on the ground, and you know this must have been taken at the same time as the much more famous shot, which this calls to mind. In fact this was the very next shot on Jim Marshall's roll of film.
So now Jerry is dead (and presumably grateful) and has an ice cream named after him. Marijuana is legal in 23 states. And we've got Sir Paul, Sir Mick, and the Laureate. ("Sir Mick and the Laureate" sounds kinda like a band name, doesn't it?) The country has been moving to the right for 36 years. All the people we used to know, they're an illusion to me now....
Congratulations to Bob. And yeah, all his fans!
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Peter: "Sometime back in the early '60s I saw Dylan perform in a small, grubby, smoke-filled coffee house type room in the Village. My recollection has always been that of a shy, slightly creepy kid that could hardly be heard. When I heard his first record I had to think really hard to put the music together with that first 'sighting.' I'm a big on/off fan of his, but am still amazed."
Jona: "The first thing I thought of was this post and Joni Mitchell's quote in the featured comments."
Jim Freeman: "This is such welcome news, a light in a long season of darkness."
MarkR: "I dunno. I mean, I'd never sit down to read Dylan, which is how I approach literature. On the other hand, they give the award to playwrights, and plays aren't meant to be read, either. And then a part of me says, if Dylan, why not Cohen—arguably Dylan's equal and an accomplished poet (written word). Just musing."