The Open Dimension

Commentary on social issues; politics; religion and spirituality

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I am a semi-retired psychotherapist/psychiatric social worker and certified hypnotherapist. Originally a practicing attorney, I changed careers during the 1980's. My interests include history, constitutional law, Hindustani classical music, yoga, meditation and spirituality.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Bob Dylan : Forever Young

Bob Dylan. If you have not listened to his latest album, Modern Times, please put an end to your deprivation without delay. There is very little I am capable of saying about Mr. Zimmerman, except of course that he is without question the greatest musician this country has produced. So there ! And I mean the greatest- period. All genres considered. Bob Dylan stands at the forefront of the generation of war- baby musicians ( born during WW II, before the baby- boomers ). That generation produced the likes of Lennon and McCartney, Jagger and Jimi Hendrix. They altered the paradigm of modern “popular” music, creating from some other dimension forms of musical expression that could radically transform and enlighten the human heart, soul and spirit. And Dylan was- and is- the exemplar of this musical revolution, the timeless minstrel of the universal human condition. As one musician put it : “He said what none of us could say.” And he still is.