So Bob Dylan isn’t going to today’s Nobel Prize ceremony, but Patti Smith will be there, performing a song, and someone will be reading Bob’s speech. (There is some speculation that this will be Israel Goldman “Izzy” Young, the head of the Folklore Center in Greenwich Village, who Dylan has known since the early days.
You can watch the ceremony live on YouTube at 3 pm GMT. I think a lot of the program will be uninteresting, but seeing Patti Smith sing for the Nobel committee, and hearing Bob’s speech, will be worth it. (Though I’d much rather have had Bob sing, but that’s not his thing.)