Tuesday, June 6, 2017


Our friend Bob Dylan should be
commended for being recognized for this great prize.
As part of his penance...er...requirements to receive the 
Swedish croners, Bobby had to deliver a lecture.

It's being dissected by his fans
around the world.

I should point out the 'soundtrack' in the background. The piano is just there.
I don't think it's worthy of much mention.

It seems like thousands of words. Probably all of them were
 carefully thrown together that way.
I can't speak for what ANY man has on his mind,
much less a 76 year old Bob Dylan.
Thanks to the release of this RECORDING 
yesterday, we can allow Bob to speak for himself and tell us what was on his mind.

But as a fan, I notice plenty of references in this speech.

Some references REMIND ME of some historical event, person or PERHAPS some
 parallel parable about Dylan himself.

Let's just assume that I'm wrong on all counts and have some FUN
reading and reflecting.

Was young Dylan wearing glasses, too?

Adverts in the album for professionals soon to be
employed at Gerdes Folk City

You had to go to New York to find many of them


TRANSLATION: Eventually I went to Greenwich Village
and learned by watching

Freedom, yeah Freedom

All took practice

TRANSLATION: Learn from scratch

Small crowds in Dinkytown and soon
MacDougal Street, NYC

Play when Dave Van Ronk, Liam Clancy, Izzy Young
and Cynthia Gooding might hear you

Bob was able to live the dream
by leaving home and learning from
these people first hand

One can only learn by watching. As Yogi Berra said,
'you can see a lot by watching.'

Frankie WAS a good girl

Thank you

Have you heard that Bob references a few works of
literature in
this lecture?

You can say THAT again

Some people avoid the risk of fighting evil. Others
chase it away. Still others
try to eradicate it.

Not that Dylan knows anything about
symbolism, allegory or stereotypes

It's a young man's game

Bad boys running wild

Why is Bob telling us so much
about this fish story?

Ah! I can see now

If only there were OPEC then

It's a big book

Recorded lectures, for example

Ain't it the truth

Bob said it, not me

The watchman, he lay dreaming

O'Brother Ya don't say...

Heart of mine
go back home
you have no reason to wander
no reason to roam

Or being on tour for 30 years

And lawyers, oh the lawyers!!

Whatever you do, don't say
hard travelin'

And don't say ''blowin''

The answer, my friends,
Restless, chilly, unfriendly 

If you're reading this, you've had more protection
than the other thing

or more

Got dogs'll tear ya, limb from limb


I pay in blood

I just found me
 a bottle of Blues

We're hoping YOU knew

Too many to count

Wild thing, I think I love you

Don't let the seasons go change you

Profound advice to the gifted

Achilles last stand

Temporary like Achilles

I believe that Mike Porco knew the meaning of NOW.
NOW, for him, meant the person
singing on his stage NOW
and the audience they are connecting to

What good are they to read?

I feel a sales pitch a-comin'

Bob is on TOUR. His recordings and this free
Nobel speech are part of
the ongoing story

They left this up on the published
clip for so long. It must say something.