"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Friday, May 24, 2013

Birthday Today - Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan turns 72 today.   Overrated?   Maybe a little.   But it's hard to overestimate the impact of Dylan in the first half of the 1960s.   Did he change the whole culture?   Not really... the 1960s were going to happen, one way or the other.   But he certainly changed music, as here:

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