Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Lessons from the Way of the Showman - 57

Reporter: What do you consider yourself? How would you classify yourself?
Bob Dylan: Well, I like to think of myself in terms of a trapeze artist.
Reporter: Speaking of trapeze artists, I've noticed in some of your recent albums a carnival-type sound. Could you tell me a little about that?
Bob Dylan: That isn't a carnival sound, that's religious. That's very real, you can see that anywhere. 

A Showman Facing the Other Way

From the 'Austin interview,' 22nd of September, 1966. 

The carnivalesque and the religious are sometimes too similar to be told apart...

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