I think all those Stetson’s have gone to Bob Dylan’s head (badda boom!) In the current issue of Rolling Stone Bob Dylan, a Minnesotan, says that President George Bush, a Connecticutian…er born in Connecticut, bestowed on him the title of “Honorary Texan.” From the article:
“I think you really have to be a Texan to appreciate the vastness of it and the emptiness of it,” Dylan says. “But I’m an honorary Texan.”
“What do you mean?” I ask.
“Well,” he says, “George Bush, when he was governor, gave me a proclamation that says I’m an honorary Texan [holds hand up in pledge, laughs]. As if anybody needed proof. It’s no small thing. I take it as a high honor. ”
Could it be that in some bizarro singer/songwriter world Steve Earle now lives on the street in Greenwich Village where the cover of The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan was taken and now Dylan wants to be a Texan?