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The quotable Dylan

The poet laureate of a generation, Bob Dylan, turns 70 May 24th, so he's getting a little extra attention this month. I'm happy to join the party! I've seen Dylan a few times, and find him to be entertaining, and yet mystifying. Sometimes a little confounding as well, as he reworks songs in concert so much it's hard to tell what song he's singing. Was that "Dogs Run Free" or "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall?" One thing that amuses me to no end is the Bob Dylan persona..especially when he was young, and would hold news conferences before his gigs around the world. Some segments of those are included in the fantastic Dylan documentaries "Don't Look Back,"  directed by D.A. Pennebaker, and "No Direction Home," directed by Martin Scorsese. Here are some of my favorite Dylan Q&A's from news conferences.
Journalist: Do you think of yourself primarily as a singer or a poet? Dylan: Oh, I think of myself more as a song and dance man, y'know. Journalist: What do you consider yourself? How would you classify yourself? Dylan: Well, I like to think of myself in terms of a trapeze artist. Journalist: Who are your favorite performers? I don't mean folk, I mean general. Dylan: Rasputin . . . Hmmm . . . Charles de Gaulle . . . the Staple Singers. I sort of have a general attitude  about that. I like just about everybody everybody else likes. Journalist: Has financial success changed your life? Dylan: Yes, I have more money now. Journalist: What have you done with it? Dylan: I buy things. Journalist: What is your real message? Dylan: My real message? Keep a good head and always carry a lightbulb.
Here's a segment of one of those press conferences. Bob is just so cute and charming..and strange. Enjoy.


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