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  •  I've been reading "And They All Sang" (6+ / 0-)

    by Studs Terkel these last weeks. He interviewed Dylan for his radio show in 1963.

    They were talking about what it was like for Dylan to come to New York and try to find a place where he could break into the music business.

    Bob:  You know like I was talking about pounding a nail in a board: it seems like there's a board there and all the nails are pounded in all over the place, you know, and every new person that comes to pound in a nail finds that there's one less space, you know. I hope we haven't got to the end of the space yet.

    Studs: You're looking for a fresh piece of wood.

    Bob:  No I'm content with the same old piece of wood, I just want to find another place to pound in a nail.

    I'd say Bob found his space. Thanks so much for a delightful read this morning - for me anyway. I'm always late to the party. Happy belated birthday to Bob who provided the soundtrack to my life.

    Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it. --- Bob Dylan.

    by figbash on Sat May 25, 2013 at 06:34:33 AM PDT

    •  I'll have to look for "And They All Sang". Terkel (3+ / 0-)

      is very good at getting to the heart of things in interviews. Which is important with Dylan in '63, as he took great pleasure in bamboozling at the time.

      Thanks for stopping by - I'm glad you enjoyed the diary.

      "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

      by Brecht on Sat May 25, 2013 at 11:56:26 AM PDT

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