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.
"Seen a shooting star tonight And I thought of you. You were trying to break into another world A world I never knew. I always kind of wondered If you ever made it through. Seen a shooting star tonight And I thought of you.
Seen a shooting star tonight And I thought of me. If I was still the same If I ever became what you wanted me to be Did I miss the mark or Over-step the line That only you could see? Seen a shooting star tonight And I thought of me.
Listen to the engine, listen to the bell As the last fire truck from hell Goes rolling by, all good people are praying, It's the last temptation The last account The last time you might hear the sermon on the mount, The last radio is playing.
Seen a shooting star tonight Slip Away. Tomorrow will be another day. Guess it's too late to say the things to you That you needed to hear me say. Seen a shooting star tonight Slip away."
"Shooting Star," from 1989's Oh Mercy. A 1997 performance is below, though some would argue that Dylan's performance of the song from the MTV Unplugged release is the definitive version.
... and as far as the Unplugged show goes, am I the only one to see any significance in the fact that he wore a polka-dot shirt at Sony for that show and a polka-dot shirt 29 years earlier at the iconic Newport shows? I am? Thought so.
One of the many anti -war, the USA is bad and evil ...initiating the meme we live with today as Dylan and Joan Baez, in the vanguard of that movement used song and the callow minds of a generation to give aid and comfort to our enemy.
On the 29th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, General Vo Nguyen Giap, the legendary commander-in-chief of North Vietnam’s military, praised America’s Vietnam anti-war protestors for their contribution to the communist victory, I would like to thank them ,” the general told Reuters. Former North Vietnamese Colonel Bui Tin explained, Through dissent and protest [America] lost the ability to mobilize a will to win
According to [General] Giap, they were inspirational to the NVA. They changed their plans from a negotiated surrender and decided instead, they only needed to persevere for one more hour, day, week, month, eventually the protesters in America would help them to achieve a victory they knew they could not win on the battlefield... Today, there are 58,000 names on the Vietnam Wall Memorial ...when Bob and Joan started singing and protesting there were less than 7,000 dead.