Monday, June 5, 2017

Bob Dylan 2016 Nobel Lecture in Literature

Bob Dylan finally gave his acceptance speech in order to receive his prize money in a private ceremony recorded in Los Angeles yesterday.  When Bob Dylan talks, I listen.  His speech was recited but it sounded like a 27-minute song.  It was vague in parts and open to interpretation.  He started by saying how he was influenced by Buddy Holly whom he saw in concert a few days before he died in a plane crash.  He mentioned that his songs were influenced my many novels including Moby Dick, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Odyssey.

He made the following statements:

"If the song moves you, that is what is important."

"You want your songs to sound good."

"My songs are alive in the land of the living."

"My songs are meant to be sung not read."

My wish for Bob is that he stays "Forever Young"

Texted Version

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