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Ain’t Gonna Work on Bob Dylan’s Farm No More

Denzel Washington. He must have been a fan of mine … years later he would play the boxer, Hurricane Carter, someone else I wrote a song about. I wondered if Denzel could play Woody Guthrie. In my dimension of reality, he certainly could have. —Bob Dylan Yeah, Bob, and you could play Martin Luther King. Denzel playing Woody. But who would play Dylan? Maybe Russell Crowe. He could sing the songs himself. And Oprah Winfrey as Joan Baez. In my dimension of reality, all that would be possible, too—but it still don’t make it right! Bob Dylan’s recent award of…

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