One of my oldest and dearest friends, Chris Howe, just turned 70 and we share a passion for Bob Dylan.
I needed a couple of lines to modify his song, Forever Young from the pretty perfect Planet Waves to fashion a message for my birthday card.
I had a bit of a block, but fortunately I knew someone who was friends with Bob (their daughters were at the same college) and I wondered if it wouldn’t be too much trouble for him to get Bob to modify some words from his anthem of love to encompass a drunken party with lots of presents. Bit of a long shot, I admit, but I had a couple of days, so there wasn’t much pressure…
I couldn’t believe it when he left a message on my voicemail saying he didn’t often do this sort of thing but it didn’t take him long and wished him well. *citation needed*