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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