Something is happening -
As we bask in the glory of the Live 1966 collection, the Nobel story is still causing
waves. After previously having commented on the award itself and then, via an ,
the comments he made to Edna Gundersen re songs with “Homeric values”, I have more
to add about his remarks to Edna and now about the furore over his non-
Dylan not going to Stockholm in December has led to a plague of headline where one can often find the words: "arrogant" and "snub". Of course, as always seems to be the case with Dylan, people rush to draw conclusions (positive as well as negative) without knowing anything factual on which to base those conclusions.
He may also just not want to go. Imagine that, Bob Dylan doing what he wants and
not what other people would like him to do? Whatever next? He might attend a ceremony
and see a lot of himself in Lee Harvey Oswald, or go electric, or find Jesus, or
ruin the end of Live Aid, or not speak to the audience at gigs (oh the horror), he
might write and perform Hero Blues, It Ain't Me, Babe, You Go Your Way And I'll Go
Mine and Trust Yourself just in case you are hard of hearing. I'm glad that he trusts
himself to 'do what's right and not be second guessed' and that decade after decade
he gives us his heart, but it's just a pity that so many still want his soul.
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