Actually, think about it, I think Bob Dylan may have been one of my influences in coming to believe that an artist speaks through his work. I think he once said to a reporter at a press conference something to the effect of the song means what it means. I'm listening to one of those press cons on you tube right now to see if I can find it.
Yes, also as a poet in the village in New York it's also interesting to listen to what he had to say as Robert Zimmerman ..I'll look for the interview If I can find it I'll post it. He said it was up to those like him to change what surrounds the people. Blowin in the wind and the times they are a changing became anthems for the civil rights movement.
For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.
I was wondering if you were going to say anything. I was going to post "the puffs of Devil weed are where you'll find Pops!" but I didn't. But I just did now because you did. See what you did that made me do what I did...?
"Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so." - Ronald Reagan