Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan ๐ŸŽ‰

๐ŸŽถAh, but I was so much older then / I’m younger than that now” (1)๐ŸŽถ

Today Bob Dylan, singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist, turns eighty

โ€œI consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and Iโ€™ll die like a poet.โ€ (2)
โ€œArt is the perpetual motion of illusion. The highest purpose of art is to inspire. What else can you do? What else can you do for anyone but inspire them?โ€ (3)

(1) โ€œEro molto piรน vecchio allora, adesso sono molto piรน giovane.โ€
(2) โ€œMi considero prima un poeta e poi un musicista. Vivo da poeta e morirรฒ da poeta. “
(3) โ€œL’arte รจ il moto perpetuo dell’illusione. Lo scopo piรน alto dell’arte รจ ispirare. Cos’altro puoi fare? Cos’altro puoi fare per gli altri se non ispirarli?

Image: Bob Dylan : Joshua Tree, Sunrise, Part of The Beaten Path, 2019 Series https://www.dylan.halcyongallery.com/artwork-editions?itemId=35f5y7cy5opw039qde5dr28kl56bsk

69 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan ๐ŸŽ‰

  1. In my mind Bob Dylan was one of the best – if not THE best folk singer/songwriters of the early sixties. He was castigated wasn’t he for switching from acoustic to electric guitar, but although his music wasn’t quite so pure afterwards, I still enjoyed listening to him.

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  2. siempre fue mi cantautor favorito cuando era joven y no tan alocado, ahora que veo que nos hemos hecho mayores los dos, entiendo su evoluciรณn, y el sabor de los viejos arboles con raรญces profundas es lo que hace que se nos valore mas por lo que sabemos, que por lo que hacemos, asi es o mejor dicho somos Dylan y yo

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  3. “no, Bob, allow me to correct you about this: you will not die as a poet, Poetry is a mix of feelings, and feelings come from the soul, and the soul never dies. About art, it is just the same. It only needs of a body to be expressed: the whole body for dancing or the hand to “paint”, or both of hands to play guitar or piano, and voice to sing. It is also worth for poetry. A hand, for writing, is needed. But inside the soul, poetry ad art are alive, like the soul itself.
    Ciao Luisa ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Hi, thank you for appreciating my (spontaneous) reflections.
        Often need to “refrain”, a litle, because many “ideas” come to me, appearing on my “screen of mind” , and sometimes I am a little “sorry” if write – as often happens- comments that are “too long” ๐Ÿ™‚
        The comment of mine above, is okay (about its “length”)
        Ciao Luisa, buona serata.

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