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Bob Dylan and Robert Burns

Bob Dylan was recently asked who his greatest creative inspiration was. His answer was Robert Burns and particularly his poem A Red, Red Rose, which happens to be on the Carp 500.

Opinions are mixed on Burns, many Carpers think he’s simplistic and trite, however, some Carpers and people like Bob Dylan and Abraham Lincoln like him.

I like him because I can understand him. I also like Bob Dylan, but probably not for the same reason. In my book, which has sold zero copies, Blood on the Tracks is the best Dylan CD, all acoustic and very pleasant.

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Footnote from craigt
Time: October 9, 2008, 8:08 pm

Blood on the Tracks has been on my list of albums to add to my collection for years. I just don’t ever get around to it, though. One of these days…