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.
"Much speculation has been made that this song is about a prostitute. Some suggest the narrator is a young man who is disenchanted by the big city, where he has become mixed up with a prostitute, and ready to return home to his wholesome girlfriend ("sugar sweet so is she"). Or is it about the prostitute leaving the mean streets and going home to mother? No matter what the interpretation, most agree that the blackbird represents a dark period that the narrator is finally willing to move beyond."
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It was thought that the collaborative and improvisational nature of jazz performance operated in stark contrast to the rigid and hierarchical classical styles the Russians were sending out. Ditto modern abstract and abstract-impressionist art.
The whole idea of art and music as mediums of personal expression rather than as service the state was considered to be subversive. there is a certain amount of irony in that they were in fact making art to further a state agenda.
Another Guy named Dan