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.
The cutting-room sweepings suggest the chief errors in Dylan's recording career were his tendencies to discard gems and cede power to producers. Stripped of overdubs, the new Portrait has a mellow, natural beauty. In stark, porous arrangements, the music is vibrant and urgent, driven by Dylan's raw, potent vocals.
I just heard an interview on SiriusXM radio with Bob, reflecting upon his career, and his encounter with John Lennon - after a few moments of discussion, John commented "You're a good bloke; I always thought you a whanker..." to which, Bob replied "Well, I always though you were a Son of a B****".
Both, laughed had 'a pretty robust friendship' throughout the rest of the 60s's and 70's.
Gosh, the people he must have met along his life-path...