I believe that it’s phenomenal in a way that our generation doesn’t recognize songwriting as something worthy of a Nobel Prize. Whoever says he doesn’t deserve it go write a good song that will be sung by generations, not 1 generation but 3 generations at least.
This award puts song writing in the same echelon as poets and writers. For all those songs Bob Dylan has been crafting for generations to sing along to, shouldn’t such a craft be recognized, and why not with a Big Bang?
The big question is will Bob Dylan be happy?
I believe he deserves this award more than 75% of awards that are given away to modern music aficionados.
If Bob Dylan will stay true to his character he doesn’t need any awards on his shelf, he knows that he was a channel and therefore one more award will not take away his genius if he decides to walk away from planet earth today and not say another word to the masses.
He has spoken and his genius will live on, but this award will declare to the rest of the poets and writers who chose to deliver their words in the form of music that their art and craft has found one more place of honor.
– Dmitry Wild
Gary FriedmanOctober 15, 2016
Actually, I believe its on a higher shelf than writing. Not only is it writing, but its MUSIC, and way more people in this modern media world are reached by music than by writing, like it or lump it. So you can call him Bobby, or you can call him Zimmy, but this ever-young man has seen the hard rain afallin’. And, oh by the way, Joan Baez was his lover, and how many people in the world can say that, huh, bub? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67u2fmYz7S4