Friday, May 13, 2011

Read It in Books

Good for Bob Dylan, taking to the typewriter ... err, computer (maybe) ... to set the record straight regarding alleged censorship by the Chinese government during his recent concerts in the People’s Republic (which “people” is that exactly?). True to form, old Bob does a wonderful job of subtly skewering both the (lazy/sensationalistic) media, as well as a certain (unnamed) concert promoter.

But my favorite part of Bob’s rare personal note addressing the whole affair, published today on his website, is his concluding paragraph: characteristically sarcastic yet clearly written with a twinkle in his eye:

Everybody knows by now that there’s a gazillion books on me either out or coming out in the near future. So I’m encouraging anybody who’s ever met me, heard me or even seen me, to get in on the action and scribble their own book. You never know, somebody might have a great book in them.

Read the Homer of Hibbing’s full note on the matter here.

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