Questions to and Answers from Dylan Cohen

Dylan, I wonder, do you often get asked about your name? Do you have a favorite Dylan song?

Sometimes, I do get asked, yes. And yes, I was named for the singer song writer, and I think my parents thought it particularly clever since my last name was Cohen, and they not only loved Bob Dylan but also Leonard Cohen. The name didn’t single me out much, though, since lots of people in my parents generation named their kids Dylan. After all, they could have named me Che Cohen.

I am not a Dylan savant, knowing his every song and word, but I do like a lot of his work. There was a time when the songs Positively Fourth Street, Idiot Wind, and The Ballad of a Thin Man fueled my fury. Other times, other songs…