An interesting interview with Bob Dylan was posted this week on his website. He talks about his current fascination with old songs and the differences between northern and southern Minnesota.
Dylan says rock and roll originally "came out of the darkness and rode in on the atom bomb. It made you oblivious to the fear, busted down the barriers that race and religion, ideologies put up. We lived under a death cloud. The air was radioactive. There was no tomorrow, any day it could all be over, life was cheap. That was the feeling at the time and I'm not exaggerating."
He was also asked to pick a favorite song by another artist that mentions his name in the lyrics. His pick: "Garden Party" by Ricky Nelson.