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“What do you do for a living?” “I confound expectations.”

Grammys

Bob Dylan gave a rare 35-minute speech at a MusiCares event for the Grammys last night. It’s all interesting, but here’s my favorite part:

Critics have made a career out of accusing me of having a career of confounding expectations. Really? Because that’s all I do. That’s how I think about it. Confounding expectations.

“What do you do for a living, man?”

“Oh, I confound expectations.”

You’re going to get a job, the man says, “What do you do?” “Oh, confound expectations.: And the man says, “Well, we already have that spot filled. Call us back. Or don’t call us, we’ll call you.”

Here’s the full transcript.

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