Quote of the Day: Bob Dylan on Barack Obama

“…He’s got an interesting background. He’s like a fictional character, but he’s real. First off, his mother was a Kansas girl. Never lived in Kansas, though, but with deep roots. You know, like Kansas bloody Kansas. John Brown the insurrectionist. Jesse James and Quantrill. Bushwhackers, guerillas. Wizard of Oz Kansas. I think Barack has Jefferson Davis back there in his ancestry someplace. And then his father. An African intellectual. Bantu, Masai, Griot-type heritage — cattle raiders, lion killers. I mean, it’s just so incongruous that these two people would meet and fall in love. You kind of get past that, though. And then you’re into his story. Like an odyssey, except in reverse.”

– A snippet from the latest installment of Bobby D’s pre-release Q&As with author Bill Flanagan is now up over at Pop Vox along with an audio stream of the second to last track, “Feel A Change Comin’ On.” Together Through Life is out April 28 on Columbia.