Happy Birthday Bob Dylan! 70 today, May 24th 2011. How will he celebrate that one (will he celebrate that one?!).
My Dad had one Dylan album when I was growing up – one of the greatest hits ones. Dad isn’t a fan. I remember liking Subterranean Homesick Blues, but otherwise wasn’t moved much. Then for a while in college I went through a bit of a phase, but it didn’t last. Punk rock, ska, 90’s Indy stuff, all took over. Until 7 or 8 years ago, and Dylan started to drift back in, then became a bit of an obsession. Now I’m safely through to the other side, and can just enjoy him!
So how to celebrate his birthday? Well if you’re a fan, play him loud. In the house, out in the car, washing the dishes. The world wouldn’t be the same without him. Happy Birthday, Bob!