There are no words to describe the beauty, power and wonder that the music and poetry of Bob Dylan continues to bring to this world. Happy Birthday 80th birthday the the one and only Bob Dylan. An icon who towers over all, for the last 60 years.
Thanks for all the great music, memories and reflections that your music continues to deliver. In refection, on those memories, I am posting a link to an article I penned a few years back after the release of Tempest – “Bob Dylan and His Many Muses”
In Paul Zollo’s book “Song Writers on Song Writing”, the expanded 4th edition, in teh interview he held with Bob Dylan; Dylan makes an interesting comment, in how often songs “come to him”. That’s how he could write “Blowing in the Wind” in 10 minutes, which he says came right out of that well spring of creativity.
Does Dylan think he can do it again today? No, says Dylan. “You can’t do something forever,” he says. “I did it once, and I can do other things now. But, I can’t do that.” when speaking to Ed Bradley on 60 minutes in 2004. he also goes onto to say: “I don’t know how I got to write those songs. Those early songs were almost magically written,”
Dylan seems to be saying that his muse, that wellspring of creativity he so magnificently tapped in that golden era of the early…
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