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Sunday, May 24, 2009

...Of Me And Bobby D

Dylan's 68 today. I first heard him in '04, when he was 63," just a kid with a crazy dream" as Leonard Cohen says.
Time doesn't permit a 'proper post', but here's a random list/rundown of sorts of ten things about me and Bobby D. I've intentionally left out mentioning anything as a favorite for obvious reasons.

First Listen : Late 2004, I think sometime after I had joined med school.

First Song : 'Like A Rolling Stone" from the Manchester Free Trade Hall '66 concert. (Some initiation !!)

First Dylan Record I bought : " Love And Theft"

First Dylan record I downloaded : "Bringing It All Back Home"

Greatest Gift I Ever Got : The complete Dylan discography, Don't Look Back, Bob Dylan : No Direction Home, Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid and the entire 1st season of Theme Time Radio Hour.

Current Harddrive Space Dylan Occupies : 19.36 gigs and counting.

Average Daily Trips To Expectingrain.com : 10

Number Of Dylan Books On My Shelf : 5

Theme Time Radio Hour : The entire 1st and 3rd season, and pretty soon, the whole 2nd season as well.

Last thoughts On Bobby's 68th : Happy Birthday Bob, keep on keepin' on !!


  1. Keep on Keepin on, indeed.
    I first heard Dylan way early I was nine and the song was Desolation Row. I didnt understand any of it, but somehow i desparately knew i wanted to. :)
    You do have Tarantula right?

  2. I've read Tarantula, in a PDF version, but I don't have it, sadly.