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Hello, I first heard Dylan in 1964, when I was 11. I am almost 62 and have been listening to, reading about, talking about Dylan on a daily basis since then. I am currently writing 'The Bob Dylan Book Vol. 1', the research of which began in 1964. I will attempt to answer any questions relating to Bob Dylan`s life, music, religion, tours, lyrics, etc. If I don`t know the answer myself, I will make an effort to find the answer for you.

Experience in the area

Over 50 years of listening to Dylan, reading everything I could get my hands on about him, watching videos, newsfeeds, etc.

Organizations

Foggy Bottoms Institute for Clear Light - a think tank in northern california Nominate Bob Dylan for the Nobel Prize in Literature Bob Dylan t-shirts... 3 groups on FaceBook. RedBubble.com my art site.

Publications

Eureka Times Standard
Eureka Ca.

Education/Credentials

5 years college without degrees English Composition Social Services Tech. Art Psychology

What do you like about this subject?

I feel like he's given me a compass to get thru most of my life. I just try to pay attention.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I always want to learn.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Woody Guthrie told Pete Seeger about Bob....'that kids got a great voice, but he'll never be a songwriter.'

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

He introduced the beatles to marijuana (that's the official rumour.)

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Recent Answers from Thom

2011-11-20 Plain white single Dylan LP w no markings:

From my experience these "white" bootlegs are not worth much. I have one of his early bootlegs with the symbol for "Blind Pig Records" on the label, no other comments, titles or pictures. Good luck in

2011-08-23 Copyright permission:

Hello. Thanks for your question. Many people are trying to contact him through managers, publishing companies, the man himself, agents etc. I would recommend visiting the site of the 'Alfred A. Knopf,

2011-03-18 Is it true?:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FISHEO3gsM  Sorry but this is the first I've heard about what you inquired about. This is the friday song, and it doesn't really sound like Dylan to me, but a good imitator

2010-12-22 bob dylan:

Hello and sorry for taking so long to answer. I know very little about Dylan's drug use; I'm aware that he has used amphetamines and cocaine and heroin and pot, probably LSD too. I couldn't find any information

2010-05-03 how to borrow art from Mr. Dylan's collection:

I'm sorry but I am unable to help you with this question. I would recommend starting with Columbia Records; someone there may be able to direct you to the appropriate person. Good luck to you    http://today

 

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