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Labor

Over this long weekend:

Bike ride to and picnic on Mount Tabor, with Isis
Fed and provided a lap to my friend’s cat Beezus
Veronica Mars marathon

I always have my favorite Bob Dylan songs, and then I have my current favorite. The rerelease of Another Self Portrait, which includes outtakes from the much under-appreciated New Morning, has led me to give the latter another spin. “Sign on the Window” is absolutely beautiful. Lyrically one of the more joyful songs Dylan wrote, it also features a lovely piano melody and understated but essential back-up vocals. It is the words of a grown-up; a man who is content and happy. So different from Highway 61 and the early political albums. I urge all of you to listen to New Morning and in particular this wonderful song.

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