#3 – Bob Dylan Inspires Me – 100 Things About Me

Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline, 1969I started playing guitar when I was about 14 but by then I had a strong background in music and had already sung in malls. I loved playing the piano but you can’t take it with you and jam when the music gets you so I picked up my first guitar at a garage sale, a cheap Harmony with a warped neck. I played it until my fingers bled. Since I didn’t have lessons I played by ear and was always looking for something different to inspire me, enter Bob Dylan.

I am sure I had heard of him, but I didn’t *know* his music. I picked up my first album (vinyl you betcha) at a rummage sale for 50 cents and fell in love. The album, Nashville Skyline released in 1969 with one of my favorites being To Be Alone with You.

They say that nighttime is the right time
To be with the one you love
Too many thoughts get in the way in the day
But you’re always what I’m thinkin’ of

Anytime I am feeling a little lost, uninspired, or just need a pick me up I put on some Bob Dylan and become one with the music.

This is post number three in a series of 100 Things About Me.

2 responses to “#3 – Bob Dylan Inspires Me – 100 Things About Me

  1. The record cover art for Nashville Skyline is one of the most iconic images of that era. What an amazing picture, which coincidently, is framed at my house right now. :)Great record too!

  2. Do you have “Tell Tale Signs”? It covers Dylan's past 20 years, a period that produced the albums Time Out of Mind, Love and Theft, Modern Times and Oh Mercy. I have everything by Dylan and it's now my favorite album.

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