...and it comforts me as that's what I sometimes enjoy doing :) I was reading a book of interviews with songwriters like Neil Young, Paul Simon, Alanis Morissette, Madonna even. And what Bob said really struck me the most.
Dylan: The world don't need any more songs.
Interviewer: You don't think so?
Dylan: No. They've got enough. They've got way too many. As a matter of fact, if nobody wrote any songs from this day on, the world ain't gonna suffer for it. Nobody cares. There's enough songs for people to listen to, if they want to listen to songs. … Unless someone's gonna come along with a pure heart and has something to say. That's a different story. ...But as far as songwriting, any idiot could do it. If you see me do it, any idiot could do it. [Laughs] It's just not that difficult of a thing. Everybody writes a song just like everybody's got that one great novel in them.
|Bob Dylan with George Harrison, another favorite of mine.|
Then they went on to have a conversation about how some claim that Jim Morrison is still alive and, according to Dylan, perhaps "riding a donkey on the Andees".
Interviewer: People have a hard time believing that Shakespeare really wrote all of his work because there is so much of it. Do you have a hard time accepting that?
Dylan: People have a hard time accepting anything that overwhelms them.