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    :: Sunday, October 02, 2005 ::

    What's Dylan's Best Song? - Sunday Herald, UK
    As the world goes Bob Dylan daft on the eve of the BBC2 screening of Martin Scorsese’s biopic, we asked friends and admirers which of his many songs meant most to them …

    My choice is Maggie’s Farm. The song is ironic – it’s about slavery, working for the bosses, being under the cosh. It was written before the days of Maggie Thatcher, but it applied perfectly to her. When I first heard it, I was about 19 and on one of Thatcher’s so-called “youth training schemes”. You did a job of work for a tiny wage – £10 on top of your benefit. It was just a way of massaging the unemployment figures while underpaying young people and providing little in the way of real training. It was abusive of young people and, though I wasn’t politically active at the time, I was very aware of that.

    Highway 61 Revisited: America at the Crossroads, Still - by Steven Laffoley, Common Dreams

    Dylan: His Songs Still Hit Home -Editorial, Minneapolis Star Tribune
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