Friday, May 29, 2009

Minnesota to Manitoba

"...Dylan then recounts a recent side excursion he made from Minnesota to Manitoba. 'I went to see Neil Young's house in Winnipeg,' he says. 'I just felt compelled. I wanted to see his bedroom. Where he looked out of the windows. Where he dreamed. Where he walked out of the door every day. Wanted to see what's around his neighborhood in Winnipeg. And I did just that.'
'How did you do that?'
'I don't know,' he answers. 'Somebody found out for me where he used to live. I mean, there's no marker or anything. And some people were living in his house. He lived in an upstairs duplex with his mother. I wanted to walk the steps that Neil walked every day.'
'Does he know you did that?' I ask.
'I don't think so,' Dylan says with a grin. 'I was meaning to send him a card afterward and tell him that. That I'd been there. Where he used to hang out and where he started out. Neil, I respect him so much.'"
from "Bob Dylan's America" by Douglas Brinkley, Rolling Stone, Issue 1078, May 14, 2009

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