How I met Bob Dylan – with turmeric

If you know my songs this probably sounds a familiar story – I get talking to someone who turns out to be Bob Dylan.

That’s the song The Ballad of Bob Dylan.  Now in a new twist, crime author Andrew C Ferguson (he’ll love me calling him that) has penned a new story.

Me and Bob Dylan: Or, a case of mistaken identity

I wasn’t absolutely sure until he spoke.

‘Excuse me,’ came that voice like sand and glue, ‘Do you know if they stock fresh turmeric?’

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I have to say, the chances of coming across the Greatest Living Songwriter in the fruit and vegetable aisle – or indeed, any other aisle, up to and including the meat counter – of our local branch of Morrison’s, might seem astronomical. Indeed, you might consider all of this a tall tale, and I could hardly blame you.

And yet there he was, as large as life, and looking for fresh turmeric.

‘They did stock it for a while, but I’ve not seen it recently. Not much demand for it in Glenrothes, I suspect,’ I said, trying to act as if encountering international recording artists – not to say long-term heroes – loitering near the parsnips in a Fife supermarket was part of my everyday experience. ‘Do you use it a lot?’

‘Yeah, for sure,’ Dylan said, suddenly looking animated. ‘Do you know the kind of health benefits they say that stuff has?’

Read the rest at Andrew’s site:

Me and Bob Dylan: Or, a case of mistaken identity

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The Ballad of Bob Dylan has been updated for 2018 on our new album In Another Life. You can buy the CD here, or get the download free in our special  audiovisual journey See You In Another Life.