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Thread #131360 Message #2966151
Posted By: Little Hawk
16-Aug-10 - 02:21 AM
Thread Name: Bob Dylan Masters of war.
Subject: RE: Bob Dylan Masters of war.
Yes, if you were there (and I was) it was absolutely unforgettable.
The funny thing is, I don't think he had any intentions of "moving the world"...but he still did it anyway. Joan Baez was the one who wanted to change the world, and she did quite a bit along that line too, but Bob gave her the best firepower (in the form of songs) in her arsenal and she's always said that herself. He wrote the songs that transformed people's minds, inspired a generation (or two), and to some considerable extent changed the world.
His famous remark to Joan on one occasion went something like this, "The difference between us is, you think you can change the ways things are (in the world), and I know that no one can."
And still he did it anyway. Funny, isn't it? Some people have a destiny they cannot avoid, I suppose, regardless of their conscious intentions. Maybe a lot of people do...