Global Troubadour Robert Zimmerman, known as Bob Dylan has been pushing the boundaries of multiple genres and finally won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature.
The 75-year-old-self proclaimed song and dance man, author and musician was honored by the Swedish Academy for “having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”
"Once upon a time you dressed so fine
Threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?
People call to say 'beware doll, you're bound to fall'
You thought they were all kidding you
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hanging out
Now you don't talk so loud
Now you don't seem so proud
About having to be scrounging your next meal" -Bob Dylan
Rob Sheffield on Why Bob Dylan Deserves His Nobel Prize http://rol.st/2da8K6b via @RollingSto
A singer-songwriter deserves the Nobel Prize for literature, an award normally bestowed on novelists, poets, and playwrights?
Bob Dylan is a terrible terrible sexist who wont work with women and demeans them as bitches. Women are rarely represented in the musical or production staff on Dylan’s albums. Sexist imagery prevails and there is a frequent casting of women who have done a man wrong. Most often, his work tends to cast women into narrow tropes and roles. Marion Meade in The New York Times describes his “Just Like A Woman” from “Blonde on Blonde” by saying, “there’s no more complete catalogue of sexist slurs,” and goes on to note that he “defines women’s natural traits as greed, hypocrisy, whining and hysteria.” Sexists like him should be burned at the stake rather than be give awards for their "genius". Anyone who thinks women are not equal, or even superior to men, should be rounded up and put in jails. Hiss!