“It is not just another house. It’s sacred, sacred territory.”
Excerpt from THE DYLANOLOGISTS: ‘Well son, we all have our heroes.’
We who listen too hard are compelled to do things that are difficult to talk about.
One summer in Minnesota, Gene LaFond found himself running with Bob Dylan.
Jonathan Lethem talks about interviewing Dylan, about Dylanologists’ search for meaning in the songs, about his frustration with those who believe Dylan is a plagiarist, and about his family’s bit part in the making of “Like A Rolling Stone.”
I was a sarcastic kid who loved words, and I didn’t much like being told what to do. Of course I fell for Dylan.
“Honey, it’s about time somebody did something nice for my son in Hibbing.”
NEW YORK TIMES: In 2004, when Bob Dylan published his memoir, “Chronicles: Volume One,” it was hailed for its striking candor. Dylan obsessives knew better than to take him at his word.