Bob Dylan gives his first interview in three years to the AARP magazine, in which he talks about virtue, God’s leading, and his new album of Frank Sinatra standards.
As a teenager, I could never, in my most fevered adolescent imaginations, conceive of that sentence or any part of it being written about Bob Dylan. Nor could I conceive of myself, 45 years later, appreciating what he says so much.
But you’ve got to read the interview, excerpted and linked after the break. It’s thoughtful, revealing, and musically perceptive. You can also hear a track from the new album, Shadows in the Night, to be released February 3. Bob is singing it, crooning it, to the background of a five piece band with steel guitar, and it sounds lovely. [Read more...]