We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Thanksto new websites which allow the uploading of large files, The Dylanologist is pleased to be able to share some rare audio and video clips of Maggie's favorite "recording artist." Today's selection is from the 1996 tour, where Dylan - foreshadowing the direction his live act would take in years to come - debuted the Elizabeth Cotten classic "Shake Sugaree" with an understated, almost country-style arrangement that diverged sharply from the hard rocking/spare acoustic sets of the mid-90s. Get an mp3 version of a June 1996 performance of the song by going to this link and hitting "download now." Buy the original, listen to a clip, or just learn more about Elizabeth Cotten here.