Bob Dylan: "Why me and not Leonard?"

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Bob Dylan: "Why me and not Leonard?"

Post by yopietro » Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:35 am

Bob Dylan spoke in a 40-minute speech last night accepting the MusiCares Person of the Year award at the pre-Grammy ceremony.

Here's a short one-minute clip where he says, "Critics says I can't sing. I croak. Why don't critics say that same thing about Tom Waits? Critics say my voice is shot. That I have no voice. Why don't they say those things about Leonard Cohen? Why do I get special treatment?" :D ... /1.2232045

It's clear it's all said with humor though.

By the way, if anyone has not heard Dylan's new album of standards, Shadows in the Night, do yourself a favor and pick it up. Speaking of his voice, Dylan hasn't sounded as good as he sounds on this record in many, many years.
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Re: Bob Dylan: "Why me and not Leonard?"

Post by Zimmy66 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:11 pm

Full transcript here: ... -must-read

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Re: Bob Dylan: "Why me and not Leonard?"

Post by cohenadmirer » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:17 pm

It's a good read, but look forward to hearing Dylan's delivery.

His early poem ' last thoughts on woody guthrie ' is also a good read but hearing his delivery is so much better !

All in all a week of pleasant surprises for Dylan fans .This speech and 'Shadows in the Night' :)
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Re: Bob Dylan: "Why me and not Leonard?"

Post by Athnuachan » Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:52 pm

Having attended a recent Bob Dylan concert I am pleasantly surprised by his latest release - he can actually SING ? :) Much better than he did in Thomond Park, anyway!
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Re: Bob Dylan: "Why me and not Leonard?"

Post by lightasabreeze » Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:24 pm

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