Bow down with him on Sunday, salute him when his birthday comes . . . .

[Image Source: David Lewis Baker]

Point your browser at Spokane’s River 99.9 tonight at 9:00 Pacific Time for a two-hour Dylan birthday extravaganza, with guest host Rufus McCain.


  1. Walker Percy says

    Why is the good life which men have achieved in the twentieth century so bad that only news of world catastrophes, assassinations, plane crashes, mass murders, can divert one from the sadness of ordinary mornings?

  2. Jimmy Jazz says


    that Rufus McCain is the real thing! Wonder if he will manage to slip in some Bob Dylan with ALlen Ginsberg during his broadcast…? (Dig the Jack Johnson adapted poem)….

    Make it Rufus and all Dylan (& Coltrane) ALL the time!


    (from the udder side of the cascades)

  3. Shillong Civic Orginization says

    A wonderful representation of Bob Dylan’s music and vast influense! The Woody Guthry tune was a particularly nice touch! We would like to invite Mr. McCain to our village, Shillong, North India, where each year the village comes together to celebrate the birthday of our musical hero – Bob Dylan. At the heart of the celebrations is Lou Majaw, a local celebrity who tours India performing Dylan’s songs to rapturous crowds, even though the rock and roll lifestyle seems to be tearing him apart!

  4. Mark Knopfler says

    Kudos! Sorry Trouble in Mind got lost, but otherwise a beautiful conglomeration of material.

  5. Robert Shelton says

    Mr. Dylan’s voice is anything but pretty. He is consciously trying to recapture the rude beauty of a Southern field hand musing in melody on his back porch

  6. William Devereux Zantzinger says

    Bob Dylan is a no account son of a bitch.

  7. Wayne Moss says

    I would like to thank Dylan for putting names [of back-up musicians] on albums. That didn’t happen before he got here.

  8. John Paul II says

    You say the answer is blowing in the wind, my friend. So it is: but it is not the wind that blows things away. It is the wind that is the breath and life of the Holy Spirit, the voice that calls and says, ‘Come!’

  9. Roger Ebert says

    What I feel for Dylan now and did not feel before is empathy. His music stands and it will survive. Because it embodied our feelings, we wanted him to embody them, too. He had his own feelings. He did not want to embody ours. We found it hard to forgive him for that. He had the choice of caving in or dropping out. The blues band music, however good it really was, functioned also to announce the end of his days as a standard-bearer. Then after his motorcycle crash in 1966, he went away into a personal space where he remains.

  10. Ann Hornaday says

    [Rufus McCain’s Open Waters Bob Dylan Birthday Special] represents a great musical… summit, as no less than the great [Rufus McCain] directs — with superb control and judgment — what surely qualifies as the definitive [radio show] about Bob Dylan.

  11. Bob Dylan says

    I don’t try to endear myself to the crowd.

  12. Lou Majaw says

    His songs lit up my life and gave it a lot of meaning. His new stuff doesn’t touch me as much though

  13. Ronnie Shakes says

    After twelve years of therapy my psychiatrist said something that brought tears to my eyes. He said, ‘No hablo ingles.’

  14. Henri Young says

    Did you get my request for North Country Girl?

    Seriously, did you?

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