Thursday, October 13, 2016

Bob Dylan!

As a longtime fan of Bob Dylan, I'm thrilled that he has been awarded the Nobel Prize.

My favorite album (yes, it's really an album). When I bought it I would never have believed this day would come.

From the New York Times article "Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature" --
Mr. Dylan’s many albums, which the Swedish Academy described as having “a tremendous impact on popular music,” include “Bringing It All Back Home” and “Highway 61 Revisited” (1965), “Blonde On Blonde” (1966) and “Blood on the Tracks” (1975), “Oh Mercy” (1989), “Time Out Of Mind” (1997), “Love and Theft” (2001) and “Modern Times” (2006). 
“Dylan has recorded a large number of albums revolving around topics like the social conditions of man, religion, politics and love,” the Swedish Academy said in a biographical note accompanying the announcement. “The lyrics have continuously been published in new editions, under the title ‘Lyrics.’ As an artist, he is strikingly versatile; he has been active as painter, actor and scriptwriter.” 
The academy added: “Since the late 1980s, Bob Dylan has toured persistently, an undertaking called the ‘Never-Ending Tour.’ Dylan has the status of an icon. His influence on contemporary music is profound, and he is the object of a steady stream of secondary literature.”


Debra Eliotseats said...

You know you will have to travel to Tulsa where we have the complete Dylan archives:

Jeanie said...

I love that so far he hasn't said a word. That is just SO Dylan!