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.
We had Apple Week two weeks ago. To compensate for our Dylanologist's busyness with his life (and his running out of what he considers worthy live video performances), I'll post a tune daily for a little while.
If you do not appreciate Bob at the end of the week, we will gladly refund your money. Today, Blind Willie McTell. It begins:
Seen the arrow on the doorpost Saying, "This land is condemned All the way from New Orleans To Jerusalem." I traveled through East Texas Where many martyrs fell And I know no one can sing the blues Like Blind Willie McTell
Boy, that song really clinches it. Even if you don't "get" Dylan's art up through, say, the mid 1970's, and what all he was able to achieve... this song just shows how much a master of timeless, roots music he can be. Is it blues, folk, Americana, or just Dylan? It hardly matters, does it?