Monday, April 7, 2008

Being interruped when listening to Bob Dylan at work

Since I work in a library I can obviously not listen to music when I am in a public area.  I do listen at times when I am in my office.  Today I was in my office at about 10:15 listening to WPYX-HD2 Albany, NY on the web whose format is called the Vinyl Vineyard by its parent company Clear Channel.  They started playing Dylan's Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts ( from the Blood on the Tracks album released in 1975.  All of a sudden the boss (not Bruce Sprinsteen)  comes in.  He wasn't annoyed at me but just wanted to tell me something.  Anyway, I had to turn off the sound from the computer.  Fortunately, this is not one of my favorite Dylan songs. since it is somewhat wordy.

While we are on the subject of  Bob Dylan, Frank, the Dean of Saturday Night Oldies informed me that Dylan receive a Pulitzer Prize today for his songwriting efforts over the years.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bob Dylan received an honorary Pulitzer Prize for his "profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power."

The Pulitzer is the most prestigious award in American journalism. Obits for Pulitzer Prize winners almost always begin with the line “Pulitzer Prize-winner…”

Bob’s Wikipedia entry reads:
“Bob Dylan is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American singer-songwriter, author, musician, poet, and, of late, disc jockey”

And Robert Zimmerman is in elite company. The Washington Post won 6 Pulitzers, the largest in the paper's history, and the N.Y. Times won 2. The Washington Post, wrote investigative stories about Walter Reed Medical Hospital, the Times for coverage of a Bronx fire, and the Chicago Tribune earned a statue for its toy-safety investigative reporting.

Could another musician ever win a Pulitzer?
The answer is blowing in the wind.

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