Getting To dylan, the essential filmed portrait of the post-conversion Dylan, remains an important adjunct to “Don’t Look Back”, “Eat The Document”, and “Renaldo and Clara”, the three other films to confront the myth as it surrounds and, in “Getting To dylan”, envelops the man.
~Clinton Heylin (Behind The shades)
I tend to agree with Clinton Heylin’s assessment [about “Getting To Dylan”]
~Paul Williams (BD Performing Artist 1986-1990 & beyond)
This BBC documentary captures Bob Dylan in a nice mood answering questions on songwriting, fans, etc… while sketching pictures of interviewer Christopher Sykes.
I just write ‘em because nobody says you can’t write ‘em
Far more beguiling were the interviews he gave to Christopher Sykes of BBC-TV while on the set of Hearts of Fire and shown in edited form in the ‘Omnibus’ arts series in September 1987. These showed a different Dylan, direct and playful, and well able to hold his own against the boredom Philip Norman had predicted
~Michael Gray (BD Ecyclopedia)
Tomorrow night, will you remember what you said to night?
Tomorrow night, will all the thrill be gone?
Tomorrow night, will it be just another memory.
Or just another song, that’s in my heart to linger on?
The Rhythm, Country & Blues Concert, Broadcast on ABC-TV Entertainment Tonight, 30 March 1994.
Los Angeles, California
23 March 1994
Spanish is the loving tongue
Soft as music, light as spray
’twas a girl I learned it from
Living down sonora way
I don’t look much like a lover
Still I hear her loved words over
Mostly when I’m all alone
Mi amor, mi corazón
“Spanish is the Loving Tongue” is a song based on the poem “A Border Affair” written by Charles Badger Clark in 1907. Clark was a cowboy poet who lived throughout the American West, and was named the Poet Laureate of South Dakota in 1937. The poem was set to music in 1925 by Billy Simon. Over the years, the song was recorded by many top recording artists, including Bob Dylan, Ian and Sylvia, Tom Paxton, Judy Collins, Marianne Faithfull, Emmylou Harris, Michael Martin Murphey, and The Chad Mitchell Trio (under the name “Adios, mi Corazon”).
Bob Dylan first recorded it @ Red Room, Bob Dylan’s Home, Byrdcliffe, New York – March-May 1967. This version was finally released on THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 11: THE BASEMENT TAPES COMPLETE, CD 1, 3 November 2014.
I just try to be poetically and musically straight. I think of myself as more than a musician, more than a poet. The real self is something other than that. Writing and performing is what I do in this life and in this country. But I could be happy being a blacksmith. I would still write and sing. I can’t imagine not doing that. You do what you’re geared for.
-> Bob Dylan (Neil Hickey Interview, Malibu, California – 11 September 1976)
The quotes are collected from song lyrics & interviews. It’s not only “great” quotes we’ve collected, but also important quotes & funny quotes.