Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dylan 1965 Press Conference

* I'm not really sure why IE is placing blank duplicate screens on the page, but all 6 parts of the interview are posted here. It views just fine in Firefox.*

An amazing artifact that catches Dylan the person in an extended 1965 press conference in San Francisco. I found part 1 via Dennis Cooper's excellent D.C.'s blog posting, part of a collection of pieces and observations on Dylan.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

This interview perfectly captures Dylan in all his mercurial modes: funny, serious, ironic, stoned, insightful, combative, silly: you name it. Often when interviewed, he would only project one of these (i.e. hostile) because, as can be seen here, he reacts to each question and person specifically. If it requires a silly response, you got, a serious one, ditto.

An amazing document that somehow provides boatloads of insight 40 plus years later.



1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

Definitely, I don't guess I thought of him as so witty, which comes through here. He seems pretty down to earth through most of it as well.