The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #17318   Message #167141
Posted By: Peter T.
23-Jan-00 - 01:06 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Blowin' in the Wind (Bob Dylan)
Subject: RE: Who wrote this famous Dylan song?
Do any of the biographies say whether Dylan got his prolific writing and borrowing practices from Woody Guthrie? The most interesting thing to me about Dylan in this period is that he was just churning out hundreds of songs, all the time -- and I mean hundreds. Did he get the idea to just write and write and write and write from Guthrie, or had he been doing that before? Nobody else in that period seems to have adopted that style of creation: just pour them out, good, bad, indifferent. Most people work (worked) on a few songs at a time -- he just seems to have adopted a churn-em-out methodology, which had some relationship with his mid-1960s later Surrealist stuff, the free association tone. Just curious.
yours, Peter T.