Our friend Bob Dylan should be
commended for being recognized for this great prize.
As part of his penance...er...requirements to receive the
Swedish croners, Bobby had to deliver a lecture.
It's being dissected by his fans
around the world.
I should point out the 'soundtrack' in the background. The piano is just there.
I don't think it's worthy of much mention.
It seems like thousands of words. Probably all of them were
carefully thrown together that way.
I can't speak for what ANY man has on his mind,
much less a 76 year old Bob Dylan.
Thanks to the release of this RECORDING
yesterday, we can allow Bob to speak for himself and tell us what was on his mind.
But as a fan, I notice plenty of references in this speech.
Some references REMIND ME of some historical event, person or PERHAPS some
parallel parable about Dylan himself.
Let's just assume that I'm wrong on all counts and have some FUN
reading and reflecting.
|Was young Dylan wearing glasses, too?|
|Adverts in the album for professionals soon to be|
employed at Gerdes Folk City
|You had to go to New York to find many of them|
|TRANSLATION: Eventually I went to Greenwich Village|
and learned by watching
|Freedom, yeah Freedom|
|All took practice|
|TRANSLATION: Learn from scratch|
|Small crowds in Dinkytown and soon |
MacDougal Street, NYC
|Play when Dave Van Ronk, Liam Clancy, Izzy Young|
and Cynthia Gooding might hear you
|Bob was able to live the dream|
by leaving home and learning from
these people first hand
|One can only learn by watching. As Yogi Berra said,|
'you can see a lot by watching.'
|Frankie WAS a good girl|
|Have you heard that Bob references a few works of|
|You can say THAT again|
|Some people avoid the risk of fighting evil. Others|
chase it away. Still others
try to eradicate it.
|Not that Dylan knows anything about|
symbolism, allegory or stereotypes
|It's a young man's game|
|Bad boys running wild|
|Why is Bob telling us so much|
about this fish story?
|Ah! I can see now|
|If only there were OPEC then|
|It's a big book|
|Recorded lectures, for example|
|Ain't it the truth|
|Bob said it, not me|
|The watchman, he lay dreaming|
|O'Brother Ya don't say...|
|Heart of mine|
go back home
you have no reason to wander
no reason to roam
|Or being on tour for 30 years|
|And lawyers, oh the lawyers!!|
|Whatever you do, don't say|
|And don't say ''blowin''|
|The answer, my friends,|
Restless, chilly, unfriendly
|If you're reading this, you've had more protection|
than the other thing
|Got dogs'll tear ya, limb from limb|
|I pay in blood|
|I just found me|
a bottle of Blues
|We're hoping YOU knew|
|Too many to count|
|Wild thing, I think I love you|
|Don't let the seasons go change you|
|Profound advice to the gifted|
|Achilles last stand|
|Temporary like Achilles|
|I believe that Mike Porco knew the meaning of NOW.|
NOW, for him, meant the person
singing on his stage NOW
and the audience they are connecting to
|What good are they to read?|
|I feel a sales pitch a-comin'|
Bob is on TOUR. His recordings and this free
Nobel speech are part of
the ongoing story
|They left this up on the published|
clip for so long. It must say something.