Thursday, June 17, 2010

Everyone's a Critic: Dylanology

Dylan:           That song sure as hell wasn't written for you.
Weberman:  It wasn't?
Dylan:          It sure as hell wasn't, no. I was not even aware of you
                     at that time.
Weberman:  Isn't 'landlord' 'critic,' though, in your symbolism?
Dylan:           If you took some of that energy and spread it out a little,
                      you could get involved in a whole new thing.
Weberman: Dylanology's working out fine for me.
Dylan:          Well I don't know if there's going to be enough there.

—from a phone conversation between Bob Dylan and "radical" music critic/journalist Alan J. Weberman, taped June, 1971

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