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 man in me will do nearly any task, And as for compensation, there's little he would ask. Take a woman like you To get through to the man in me.
Storm clouds are raging all around my door, I think to myself I might not take it any more. Take a woman like your kind To find the man in me.
But, oh, what a wonderful feeling Just to know that you are near, Sets my a heart a-reeling From my toes up to my ears.
The man in me will hide sometimes to keep from bein' seen, But that's just because he doesn't want to turn into some machine. Took a woman like you To get through to the man in me."
"The Man In Me," from 1970's New Morning, and Bob's favorite tune to play live from that album. The track is also featured prominently in the film The Big Lebowski, where it appears in the opening sequence. A performance from 2000 is below, but you can listen to the original recording here (plus the sound of a few bowling pins).
That's a good album. One of his lessers, but the CD is great with earphones. Somehow it's kinda muddy over open speakers, but with good phones you can pick up lotsa of top sidemen at work. "One More Weekend" a solid rocker, "Dogs Run Free" cool blues keyboard. "Sign on the Window", hell, they're all good.