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On Dylan, On Music, On Work

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Fools have questioned Woody's and Springsteen's "American" credentials. It appears that the "Right" folks have a singular understanding and definition of work and workers. They know who is deserving of the definition and who the others are. I can't say F**k you to them loud enough.


Music is a hard

row to hoe

It's a workin' man's


some get their equipment


some not

Woody knew this


knows it

Dylan worked 'till

it became a hammer

or wheelbarrow full of

sharp diamonds

I watched a pal

once a stadium guy

drag his axe out

after a show

of drinkers

cuss his hair


I looked away

Music is a hard row to hoe

Right Wingers have condemned Woody Guthrie and Bruce Springsteen.


Listen to Dylan's "Jokerman" and think about it.


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Kevin is (writing about yourself in the third person (illeism) is a trip) an artist/writer/carpenter and frustrated songwriter living in Johnson City, Texas. His latest frustrating songwriting attempt is titled, "I Touched the Hand That Touched (more...)

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