The Times They Are A-changin

Bob Dylan Win Nobel Prize

The Times They Are A-changin

Lukas VanProosdy, Reporter

How many roads must a man walk down/Before you call him a man?/How many seas must a white dove sail/Before she sleeps in the sand?/Yes, and how many times must the cannon balls fly
Before they’re forever banned?/The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind/The answer is blowin’ in the wind.

The question of who will win the Nobel Prize in Literature was answered last Thursday the 13th only hours before his scheduled concert.  To the dismay of many, musician Bob Dylan won,yet during his concert, he didn’t mention the award once. The odds of him winning were only 16-1 and he was tied for 8th place.  He is first American winner since Toni Morrison in 1993, and the very first musician to win the coveted award.  But he doesn’t seem to care.  The Swedish Academy have tried fruitlessly to get in touch with Dylan, who has not acknowledged the award nor confirmed whether he would attend the December 10th ceremony in Stockholm.

Most of his most famous songs were written in the 1960’s with several becoming anthems for anti-war movements, especially Vietnam.  With tunes such as “Blowin’ In The Wind” and “I Shall Be Free”, during Dylan’s over 50- year recording career, Bob has explored many musical genres ranging from folk, blues, and country gospel, to rock and roll. Bob Dylan uses the instruments guitar, keyboards, and harmonica during his concerts. Since the 1980’s he has been touring with little break, which is why it’s known as the Never Ending Tour.

Not only is he a musician, but Dylan has also published six books since 1994. Bob Dylan has done many things with his life and made many accomplishments but out of all the awards he’s won and all the contributions he’s made songwriting is considered his greatest.

Yes, and how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, and how many deaths will it take ’til he knows
That too many people have died?

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind.