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.
"Huck's Tune" was released on the soundtrack to the movie Lucky You last year. A Spanish YouTube user has put the whole song up along with a homemade music video. There are a few transcriptions of the lyrics available online but I have decided not to include them so as not to spoil it for first-time listeners.
This is such a beautiful song. For me it speaks about letting go of any sort of addiction (gambling, sex or romantic attachment, drugs etc..) Dylan always goes straight to the heart of the human condition. In regards to the musical chords, Dylan plays it in C# so put a capo on the first fret of the guitar and play straight C. The progression then goes as follows in triplet time: C C F F C G Am Am... (could be Fmaj7) Peace and Love... Allen in ATL
Hey, there's an interesting sale going on over at RightWingBob's today. I know you MFers are both Bobnuts and photography nuts, and RWB's post today is at the crossroads of those two bits of nuttiness...
"Better than he ever was." Interesting concept. Nothing in pop music can match his exploding supernova years of 1965-1966 for sheer brilliant creativity, and nothing can match the emotional depth of Blood On The Tracks. Much-overlooked is his gospel period, too, easily the best religious monkey wrench ever thrown in rock music, and I credit Bob for that.
Now, of course, he's showing he's aged more gracefully than anyone else in rock. Better than he ever was? Yes and no. He'll never have the '65-66 sonic boom again, but neither will anyone else. He'll never plumb the depths as meaningfully as he did on Blood On The Tracks, and he'll never again convert to, say, Mormonism and make records that divide his fan base. But he will probably continue maturing better than anyone.