'ALL' of Westminster wrote:*tiptoes carefully back into the discussion*
What was Dylan's drug of choice, back in the day? Dope, right? and apparently he's had periods of fairly heavy drinking, too.
A hell of a lot of amphetamines in '66, apparently. In the No Direction Home documentary, he appears terribly strung out, pale, thin, rushing way too fast for his own good. The pressures of that particular tour didn't help, I don't think, but it's quite frightening to see just how fragile he had become, all by the age of twenty five. He looks beautiful on that tour, ridiculous though that sounds, really otherwordly, spinning out all kinds of disjointed, surreal stuff out of his hat, looking as if he's going to disintegrate any moment.
"Mr.Dylan, could you label yourself for us who are well over thirty?"
"I like to think of myself as someone who is well under thirty"