Bob Dylan finally delivered his Nobel Prize lecture in the form of a video (you can also listen to it on Soundcloud). Over the course of just 27 minutes, he talks about his influences, both musical and literary, and muses on the differences and similarities between music and literature. Listening to the speech, instead of just reading the transcript, is well-worth your time, if only to experience Dylan’s lyrical delivery while exalting Buddy Holly or explaining Moby Dick.
I grew up listening to a LOT of Bob Dylan. A LOT.
[link]: http://kottke.org/17/06/bob-dylans-nobel-prize-acceptance-speech “Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech”