You and Mr. Gigwise. Wow. Didn't your parents/teachers/friends teach you anything--about ART, LIFE, TRUTH. I heard about Dylan before my theater teacher brought back the first album. When it was played to a roomful of poets they all put their hands over their ears. I will NEVER forget what Dylan sounded like the FIRST TIME! Everyone HATED how he sounded. He has had to fight people like you & Gigwise his ENTIRE life. I know--I was there before-during-and to this day. EVERY record. EVERY conceert. EVERY U-TUBE. EVERY SINGLE TIME I HAVE SEEN HIM--HE HAS CHANGED. HE HAS SHOCKED. HE HAS SHOOK THE FOUNDATIONS. HE HAS ANNOYED. HE HAS ANGERED. The man is our Shakespeare, and he knows "they will stone ya"...for his entire life. That should tell you SOMETHING!! Maybe, Mr. Jones YOU just don't get it! He is a Poet-and Poets serve a SERIOUS purpose. They are the canary in societies "coal mines". They SEE evil, pain, injustice, danger, and good news coming over the furthest distant hill...they are our early warning siren--and sometimes it is necessary to sound like a siren. Other times it is necessary to sound like an entire army in battle. Other times it is necessary to sound like an old man gathering up the children to save them from a big wave about to crash. AND it is necessary to sound like father, lover, husband, doctor, sailor, and Indian Chief. Dylan-more than any other artist I know-has pushed his writing, his performing, his body, and his voice, his musical skill into areas of expression others wouldn't even think existed. IT TAKES IMAGINATION to keep up with him. Get used to it. That roomful of young poets sure did. But we had IMAGINATION!
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