End of Day Rant: I Really Like Bob Dylan, but I’m Really Sick of Him

Posted by Jason Diamond

I was thinking about this the other day: is there any other living artist whose work has been so picked apart for meaning in his lifetime?  I’m not ruling out the fact that there actually is, but seriously, Bob Dylan didn’t fulfill his role as the Second Coming of Christ in the 60s, so why do we keep talking about him like his lyrics were the work of a prophet?

If you’re into the continued study of Bob Dyan’s work, The Daily Beast has an article that (I think) is an excerpt from another book about Dylan coming out this fall.  And I’m sorry if I pissed off any hardcore Dylan fans, but I mean really, could we place somebody else up on the golden pedestal already?

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