Every time I wander over to Allalongthewatchtower.com
I find a fun
thread full of stuff I never knew (but, I don't know much, so there
you are). This thread has quotes and Youtubes of famous people
commenting on Bob. I thought the Sting comment was intriguing: that
Bob gave him a bullet (45 I think) for his (Sting's) birthday. Here's
Which reminds me that in the last RS Mark Knopfler has this to say:
"There should be a statue of Dylan on each coast of America. I've been in
love with the songs ever since hearing his very first record. I'd go round
to friends' houses making them play Highway 61 Revisited or Blonde on Blonde
over and over again."
And in regard to working on Slow Train:
"I was staying in LA and driving over to Santa Monica every day to run down
songs with Bob at his place. There was always just the pair of us. He'd
play piano, and I'd play one of his Fenders. For a guy from the north of
England with one record out, it felt pretty special."
And on Infidels:
"What a producer does depends on the artist. Mostly with Bob you just pick
up your guitar and play a song. At that time I was living half the time in
NY and half in London. I think Bob quite liked walking the streets of
Greenwich Village again. He used to come round to our house on Bank St.
armed against the cold in a fur hat, long blue cashmere coat and biker
boots. I'd make a pot of coffee and we'd play pool."
"Dylan is the Picasso of singers." - Leonard Cohen