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.
Thanks #1 for saying that. I used to listen to blood on the tracks over and over on my older brothers hi-fi when I was a youth. After that Dylan was kind of lost on me. My lady and I saw him in concert around this time period (late 90's) because I thought he might not be around much longer,but left the concert early as he was unintelligible and just not that good. And she was kind of a hippie. Teenage angst just doesn't work for a senior citizen. Meh. Sorry Maggie.
I grew up with Dylan songs while I was in college. Maybe it was the just the time of life, but I loved his music. I listened to a few songs on his Time Out of Mind album and he just sounded old - both his voice and the lyrics. All I can say is that it's hard to accept that most of the good times out on Highway 61 are in the rear view mirror, and you can't revisit them.