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.
"How many roads must a man walk down Before you call him a man? Yes, 'n' how many seas must a white dove sail Before she sleeps in the sand? Yes, 'n' how many times must the cannon balls fly Before they're forever banned? The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind, The answer is blowin' in the wind.
How many times must a man look up Before he can see the sky? Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have Before he can hear people cry? Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows That too many people have died? The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind, The answer is blowin' in the wind.
How many years can a mountain exist Before it's washed to the sea? Yes, 'n' how many years can some people exist Before they're allowed to be free? Yes, 'n' how many times can a man turn his head, Pretending he just doesn't see? The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind, The answer is blowin' in the wind."
"Blowin' In The Wind," off The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. The song was the last one performed at Dylan's show at the Ryman last night (see above photo, taken by the Dylanologist at the show as Bob and the band took their bows). The youtube below, however, is from the glory days of 2000, with Larry Campbell and Charlie Sexton backing up Bob on the vocals.
Youngest daughter saw him live last weekend, at Austin City Limits (which she and the townie cognoscenti call "ACL"). She called me from the show & gave me a listen over her cell. Must admit, have been exposed, in my time, to better sound reproduction quality--including that of my ancient 33 RPM vinyl of that "Freewheelin'" album--