This might seem strange to some coming from a guy who was the Brian Williams of his day when it came to his personal biography, apparently so insecure, ashamed (or resentful) of his Minnesota roots that he invented a music resume that included time spent in the Southwest under the tutelage of a blues master. But who can fault him, or Williams or Rather (Dan) for that matter? Certainly not I. If you are genuine and have been around for any length of time you will discover that what makes up a person are not isolated incidents, but rather who one is as a person are the sum of a lifetime of incidents and as far as I am concerned all three of the aforementioned gentlemen are well out of the red and into the black in the great Neil Young ledger book of life.
So when my brother, a great admirer of Dylan, emailed me earlier this morning that I had to hear his acceptance speech from last night I scoured the net for reporting on the event and hopefully a recording of his speech but the best I could find thus far is the following transcript reported by the L.A. Times
After being introduced by national treasure and everything Ronald Reagan was not, President Jimmy Carter, Dylan took the podium and delivered the following: