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.
"Once upon a time you dressed so fine You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you? People'd call, say, "Beware doll, you're bound to fall" You thought they were all kiddin' you You used to laugh about Everybody that was hangin' out Now you don't talk so loud Now you don't seem so proud About having to be scrounging for your next meal.
How does it feel How does it feel To be without a home Like a complete unknown Like a rolling stone?" ...
1965's "Like A Rolling Stone," off Highway 61 Revisited, accompanied by a solid 1986 performance with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. We have somehow avoided featuring Dylan's most famous song ever since Thursday Dylan postings started appearing on Maggie's Farm in 2005, but there's no sense in putting off the moment any longer.
Enjoy reading your site and this is my first time commenting on anything on the web. And, I apologize that this does not pertain to Bob Dylan although he is one of my favorite performers. Re: your masthead picture of the lovely sailing ship. Shouldn't the pennant be trailing the other way? That is, if the wind is pushing the boat forward, the pennant, which is being blown by the same wind but with much less power being generated, could not "outrun" the ship. I don't sail, but a sailing acquaintance once told me that pennants trail backwards on sailing ships.
I saw this tour in 1986 at SPAC, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs NY. Tom Petty is perfect for Dylan and it was a marvelous show all around.
We always hear about the genius of Dylan's lyrics but the lyrics would be useless without Dylan's superb musical instincts and abilities. I didn't know what to expect because I had never seen Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in concert but by the end of the show I knew why Dylan picked him for his road band.
A couple of good ol' hard rockers these lads- I thought I saw notice somewhere of a Dylan engagement at SPAC this summer but can't seem to find it on their website. By the way, everybody was on their feet to sing the "Like A Rolling Stone" finale as I recall. Dylan the showman but in a non-egocentric, understated way.
Seen Petty 3-4 times back in the day, including his 1st concert back in G'ville (which was outstanding, even if he did seem a bit too liquored up) and he was always great, never saw the true heavy-D, though I often heard from other big Dylan fans that he wasn't much of a live act. I always found that hard to believe since "Live at Budokan" is such a good live album. That said, LARS is one of my all-time favorite Dylan tunes, lyrics-wise. Even more so than Subterranian Homesick Blues.