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Bob Dylan talar ut – typ

Årets Nobelpristagare i litteratur tiger. Men vi lät inte en sådan detalj stoppa oss. Vi sökte i låtarkivet och fick svar på alla våra frågor.

His Bobness.Bild: Vince Bucci
Bäste Bob, hur känns det?
– You say, “How are you?”, “Good luck”. But you don’t mean it. But I’ve been burned before and I know the score.
Eh …
– How does it feel? How does it feel?
Ska jag förstå det som att du känner dig … ensam?
– With your sheets like metal and your belt like lace and your deck of cards missing the jack and the ace and your basement clothes and your hollow face.
Det låter jobbigt.
– Someone's got it in for me. They're planting stories in the press. Whoever it is I wish they'd cut it out quick, but when they will I can only guess.
Många har undrat varför du inte sagt något om priset.
– Ain’t it just like the night to play tricks when you’re tryin' to be so quiet? Muttering small talk at the wall while I’m in the hall. How can I explain?
Vad har upptagit dig under den här tiden?
– Everybody is making love or else expecting rain. And the Good Samaritan, he's dressing, he's getting ready for the show.
Vissa hävdar att Leonard Cohen borde ha fått priset.
– You know they refused Jesus, too.
Vad förväntar du dig av en helg i Stockholm i mitten av december?
– I'll close my eyes and I wonder if everything is as hollow as it seems.
Vad tycker du om årets övriga pristagare?
– Some are mathematicians, some are carpenters' wives. Don't know how it all got started, I don't know what they're doin' with their lives.
Och vi provar något mer specifikt. Vad tycker du om årets fysikpristagare?
– Einstein, disguised as Robin Hood with his memories in a trunk.
Du får lite överranskande just Litteraturpriset. Vad har du själv på nattduksbordet?
–I’m reading James Joyce, some people they tell me I got the blood of the land in my voice.
Ser du fram emot Nobelfesten?
– Princess on the steeple and all the pretty people. They're drinkin', thinkin' that they got it made.
Jo, det förstås. Men desserterna är ju omtalade.
– One more cup of coffee, before I go to the valley below.
Hur har du tänkt göra avtryck på festen?
– Well, you walk into the room like a camel and then you frown.
Du har ju även tilldelats Polarpriset. Då verkade det lite kyligt mellan dig och Kungen.
– He spoke to me, I took his flute. No, I wasn’t very cute to him, was I?
Apropå ingenting, hur bär du dig åt för att få så skrynkliga byxor?
– Ah get born, keep warm, short pants, romance, learn to dance, get dressed, get blessed, try to be a success.
Tack för intervjun, det har varit trevligt. Jag skickar citaten innan den går i tryck.
– Got to hurry on back to my hotel room. Where I've got me a date with Botticelli's niece.
Lånade citat
1. Positively 4th street (Bob Dylan's greatest hits) / Is Your Love In Vain? (Street-legal)
2. Like a rolling stone (Highway 61 revisited)
3. Sad-eyed lady of the lowlands (Blonde on blonde)
4. Idiot Wind (Blood on the tracks)
5. Visions of Johanna (Blonde on blonde)
6. Desolation Row (Highway 61 revisited)
7. Bob Dylans 115th Dream (Bringing it all back home)
8. Trying to get to heaven (Time out of mind)
9. Tangled Up In Blue (Blood on the tracks)
10. Desolation Row (Highway 61 revisited)
11. I Feel a change comin on (Together through life)
12. Like a rolling stone (Highway 61 revisited)
13. One more cup of coffee (Desire)
14. Ballad Of A Thin Man (Highway 61 revisited)
15. I want you (Blonde on blonde)
16. Subterranean homesick blues (Bringing it all back home)
17. When I paint my masterpiece (Bob Dylan's greatest hits)
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