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adding page because of this post by Maria..

Poets don’t drive cars. [Laughs] Poets don’t go to the supermarket. Poets don’t empty the garbage. Poets aren’t on the PTA. Poets, you know, they don’t go picket the Better Housing Bureau, or whatever. Poets don’t… poets don’t even speak on the telephone. Poets don’t even talk to anybody.

Poets do a lot of listening and

… and usually they know why they’re poets! [Laughs]

resonating – on the listening ness


Your life doesn’t have to be in turmoil to write a song like that but you need to be outside of it. That’s why a lot of people, me myself included,

write songs when one form or another of society has rejected you.

So that you can truly write about it from the outside.

resonating – on the outside ness



dylan’s music is one that gives me the feels.. college days.. rides thru the mtns.. with friends..




interesting that i had just added this page.. then this on nobel prize

Francesco Carollo (@Innovandiamo) tweeted at 5:08 AM – 13 Oct 2016 :

Bob Dylan wins Nobel prize in literature 2016 – live [Well deserved Bob!] (

Marguerite Joly (@MargueriteJoly) tweeted at 5:10 AM – 13 Oct 2016 :

Yes, do keep giving out prizes to old white men. It’s easier that way. (

Jon Becker (@jonbecker) tweeted at 5:21 AM – 13 Oct 2016 :

This morning is probably not the time to remind y’all that I don’t really “get” Bob Dylan. #UnpopularOpinion (

Naomi Klein (@NaomiAKlein) tweeted at 5:22 AM – 13 Oct 2016 :

This is awesome: Bob Dylan wins Nobel prize in literature 2016 (

Noor Al Hussein (@QueenNoor) tweeted at 5:23 AM – 13 Oct 2016 :

#Bob Dylan wins #Nobelprize in literature 2016 – live Bravo!Congratulations to the troubadour of our generation. (

Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) tweeted at 5:28 AM – 13 Oct 2016 :

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize in Literature!!! Congrats to the Nobel committee for a smart and creative choice: (

Theo Kuechel (@TheoKL) tweeted at 5:29 AM – 13 Oct 2016 :

The ultimate recognition and thoroughly deserved. His canon up there with the best of them. (



The incomplete list of Bob Dylan songs that changed the course of history


nobel prize committee gives up trying to contact dylan

“And I thought: That’s how you want Bob Dylan, right? You don’t want him to be all cheesin’ and grinnin’ with you. You want him to be a little sceptical about the whole enterprise.”


patti smith for/as him

his acceptance speech:





44 seconds.. e harmonica.. anybody..


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Bob Dylan (/ˈdɪlən/; born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American songwriter, singer, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s, when his songs chronicled social unrest. Early songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin'” became anthems for the American civil rights and anti-war movements. Leaving behind his initial base in the American folk music revival, his six-minute single “Like a Rolling Stone”, recorded in 1965, enlarged the range of popular music.

Dylan’s lyrics incorporate a wide range of political, social, philosophical, and literary influences. They defied existing pop music conventions and appealed to the burgeoning counterculture. Initially inspired by the performances of Little Richard and the songwriting of Woody Guthrie, Robert Johnson, and Hank Williams, Dylan has amplified and personalized musical genres. His recording career, spanning more than 50 years, has explored the traditions in American song—from folk, blues, and country to gospel, rock and roll, and rockabilly to English, Scottish, and Irish folk music, embracing even jazz and the Great American Songbook. Dylan performs with guitar, keyboards, and harmonica. Backed by a changing lineup of musicians, he has toured steadily since the late 1980s on what has been dubbed the Never Ending Tour. His accomplishments as a recording artist and performer have been central to his career, but songwriting is considered his greatest contribution.

Since 1994, Dylan has published seven books of drawings and paintings, and his work has been exhibited in major art galleries. As a musician, Dylan has sold more than 100 million records, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. He has also received numerous awards including eleven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award. Dylan has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Pulitzer Prize jury in 2008 awarded him a special citation for “his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power.” In May 2012, Dylan received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. In 2016, Dylan received the Nobel Prize in Literature “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”


Bob Dylan changed his last name from Zimmerman in an homage to the poet


Bob Dylan 2016 Nobel Lecture in Literature



rolling thunder revue (doc) – 2 hr 20 min

10 min – ginsberg: he was presenting us.. his idea was to show how beautiful he is by showing how beautiful we are (patti, joan, et al).. by showing how beautiful the ensemble is.. so it’s to the actual community.. which is the way life is.. the way that life of poets is

joan, patti..

11 min – i think he liked the chaos

12 min – van dorp (guy who put up money for a previous tour – wanting to show musicians working together): he was like looking into a mirror.. you either saw what you wanted to see or you hated what you saw

25 min – vd: i wouldn’t ask him anything because he would never answer direct questions

26 min – dylan stops touring in 66.. in 74 reunites w band and plays to sold out arenas

jim gianopulos: rolling thunder was kind of my idea.. bob had done that tour w the band a few years back – zeppelin, crosby steels nash, .. huge.. there was money everywhere.. so i had an idea that some kind of revue w bob would be a gold mine.. only time i saw bob was when he was on stage and driving the bus.. bob kept to himself..

28 min – bob named it rolling thunder.. found out later.. that means speak the truth to indians.. and found out even later.. it was code name for nixon’s bombing of cambodia

30 min – first concert in plymouth – pilgrims in the sense of searchers

34 min – on vd doing all presidents men films.. d: i thought sam (shepard) would be good for vd.. he gets all that underworld that vd doesn’t have a clue about s: ‘it’s like i commune w the dead’.. to write plays

36 min – ss: new england was suffering.. from econ fallout.. rock n roll was some kind of medicine

40 min – ss: they had an entity about them.. it wasn’t stardom.. where people would go.. oh look there’s dylan and there’s joan baez.. they were looking at a band

44 min – singing it’s a hard rain.. dang.. ‘kids w swords/stones.. poet in the gutter.. et al.. i’ll know my soul well before i start singing..’  (just after ss talked about shakespeare growing up around a circus type atmosphere.. living it.. then takin it in and writing about it)

1:15 – nixon resigns.. billy graham.. we ought to say we believe in these institutions.. we ought to sing a bit

1:17 – dylan: vd was an unusual guy.. trying to make enemies where there weren’t any.. he angered lots of people.. ie: ate other people’s meals.. he was also very paranoid

1:19 – dylan: joan baez and me could sing anything.. we could sing together in our sleep.. as a matter of fact.. a lot of times when i was sleeping i would hear her voice

1:20 – dylan: joan was always so courageous.. disciplined.. when i first met her it seemed she had just come down to earth from a meteorite.. and she’s never changes.. always seems she has just come down to earth from a meteorite

1:34 – joni mitchell joins tour saying: everything else seemed minor.. to this communal experience