Bob Dylan’s Uncomfortable History With Accepting Awards

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    "If Bob Dylan has a trophy case, he'll have to do some rearranging soon, now that he's been announced as a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature. On top of getting a snazzy medallion and the equivalent of $900,000, it's an amazing achievement for Dylan, though it will be interesting to gauge his feelings about being honored when (if?) he shows up to accept the award at the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in December.

    As you see below, Dylan has a mixed history with these sorts of things. Sometimes he's gracious, other times he's dismissive, and then there are the times when he's totally inscrutable".

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    As Bob Dylan himself would say @Joe Riley..."The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind..." :)

     
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    Bob Dylan Says He’ll Skip Nobel Ceremony (He’s Busy). Don't think twice.....it's alright.
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    Bob Dylan tells Nobel prize committee he will not go to Sweden for ceremony

    "It took two weeks for the singer and songwriter, who has a notoriously troubled relationship to his own fame, to accept a call from the permanent secretary of the academy, Sara Danius".

    "He told them he had been left “speechless” by the honour and later said in an interview he would “absolutely” attend an award ceremony “if it’s at all possible”.

    "However, in a personal letter to the academy, Dylan told them “he wishes he could receive the prize personally, but other commitments make it unfortunately impossible.”


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    Cool though ain't he :)

     
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    Ain't that the truth! :)
     
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    Delia Green, age 14, was shot and killed by Moses "Coony" Houston, age 15, in the Yamacraw section of Savannah at about 11:30 pm on Christmas Eve, 1900. She died early Christmas morning in her bed at her home. She had been receiving Coony's attentions for several months, but when Coony claimed her as "his girl" she denied it. This enraged Coony, who shot her without saying another word.

     
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    In 2009, Bob Dylan released his thirty-fourth studio album, Christmas in the Heart, a holiday album for which all the proceeds went to feeding America.
     
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    Bob Dylan has been very active painting during Covid lockdown. Several new pieces have been on display at art galleries recently. One celebrating his 80th birthday (May, 2021). .. Halcyon Gallery Link

    Some of these seem to be painted from photographs. Apparently there has been some controversy about this in the past. Some say it's cheating. But Norman Rockwell did almost all of his work from photographs.

    Bob Dylan has some explaining to do...

    This is my favorite. I doubt an original photo, if one exists, expresses as much as this painting does. What do you think about painting from photos?

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    Hey, Mr. Trampoline Man!

    Bob Dylan's sprawling home in Malibu
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    A quaint, rickety wood paneled cabin in one corner, with boat and expensive shingled roofing
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    Bob Dylan unveils his largest-ever sculpture, of a railway freight car
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    "Bob Dylan’s largest-ever sculpture, of a railway freight carriage, has been unveiled on a French vineyard."

    "The monumental piece, entitled Rail Car, is built from about seven tonnes of iron and installed on train tracks at Château La Coste in Provence. Exposed to the elements, it features motifs of ladders, wheels and tools."

    "Dylan said the artwork “represents perception and reality at the same time … all the iron is recontextualised to represent peace, serenity and stillness.” He heralded the work’s “enormous energy … It represents the illusions of a journey rather than the contemplation of one.”


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