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Marvelous post, BD. That was almost a profoundly sad moment when he confessed he didn't have that early magic anymore. That he literally couldn't write some of those early songs now, like "It's Alright, Ma."
Ironic moment: First, he says his dad believed wherever he was, was "the center of the world". A minute later, Dylan's quoted from his book as saying, "I was heading for the fantastic life. Destiny was looking right at me, and nobody else."
So it's true: egotism can be inherited!
- Your description of "elusive" was certainly true when he answered why he picked the name "Dylan".
"You can call yourself what you want to call yourself. This is the land of the free."
Way to nail it, Bob!
- It's also somewhat poignant watching him deplore his loss of privacy, as so many stars have before him. Young Miley Cyrus was talking about it the other day in an interview, and how stardom always seems so glamorous from afar, but once you're there and can't even go out to a simple restaurant without being hounded, it tends to lose most of its luster.
- Best bit of the whole show:
The interviewer mentions how 'Rolling Stone' magazine had placed "Like A Rolling Stone" at #1 of their Top 500.
Dylan: "Well, maybe this week."
- Second-best line, after Dylan talked about 'upholding his end of the bargain':
Interviewer: "Can I ask who you made the bargain with?"
I'd heard that Dylan had done a '60 Minutes' interview, but I'd never seen it, so thanks for the great post. "Laconic" was the perfect word.