I've wanted to write a letter for a long time, but there's obviously no straight answer in terms of address. Iv spent fuĺ days wondering what I'd say, none of that 21 questions bullshit.. but what could I say that hasn't already been said? it was Johnny cash that brought me to bob.. I never had free reign of any music as a child.... you'll find that when your born directly into hell you don't get free reign to Much at all. I ended up leaving home finally and permantaly at 14 which was when I finally became able to search out to what I Liked for the first time. It was Johnny cash I came across his voice hit me. I felt it reach through my stomach slowly, soulfully and just beautiful. Damn beautiful... then from there I heard girl from the north country... I swear that moment I honestly felt my heart stop a second while I sailed away to the most beautiful duet I've ever heard in my life... right after that I wanted to know who that other voice was... and of course that put me on the course of bob Dylan obsessiveness... for a long time. To me Johnny and Bob both stand as tall as each other. On their own mountains. Two huge giants of men. Song after song.. I could quote hundreds here.. but it goes without saying. The eyes... those piercing deep mysterious eyes... they look like they hold 1000 secrets and more.. a look that can pull anyone in instantly and hold them willingly captive. That smile.... hmm that when that makes me smile the second I see it... it's not often..you can see from all old bits of video when there's been a pain inside him swelling... you can feel it.. as least I can. I am really stuck on what to say without blabbering... it's more than music ... but you as a whole. Your personalitys... your way with word. Just the genereal youness you give off. For a person who's never known anything in life other than choas i feel its easy feel and understand the songs. Feel what's felt... though everyone has there own interpretation... I don't spend too much time trying to figure out higher meanings...I know what I feel... and I'll never forget the first time I heard desolation row... and so many others... your songs, your voice has pulled me out of many panic attacks and also times iv felt I'd fallen into bottomless pits...it would be impossible for me to try and pin point how the music inspired me, it's done so much. Music and art has always been and will always be the most important things in the world to me... imagine a world with no music... not even a beat to tap out on a table when your bored... ahh that just sounds terrible to me. Talking of art... I hadn't drawn in years... infact I hadn't drawn since I dropped out of school at 14. The first picture I drew after them years was subterranean homesick blues. The second ever drawing I did was a picture of Bob I have in the front of rolling stones mag.
"Even the birds are chained to the skyway"