back next Dylan © 1989 Tom Ferguson
This might be my fav'rite of the bunch... well, actually....
hard to choose but Dylan certainly influenced me more than any of the
others. Without him I'm not sure I would have written songs. In about
the 6th grade, good Lutheran, I used to pray to sing like Eddie
Arnold. My visual preferences ran accordingly, Norman Rockwell. My only
strategy for getting what I wanted was prayer. I didn't know about
developing, about discipline... I hadn't heard Arthur Godfrey's wit, to
wit: "Do anything 15 minutes a day & you'll become an expert at
it." I missed that one tho I did hear his soothing voice on the radio
and hear of him flying drunk under the Brooklyn Bridge.
He looks like he wishes he had his shades.