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Thread #84959   Message #1573633
Posted By: Peter T.
01-Oct-05 - 04:57 PM
Thread Name: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
Subject: RE: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
There is something weird about Dylan's relationship with other people, especially women (not that I think he was abused). He never seems really to blame himself for things that have gone wrong, ever. Even when people put forward songs like Idiot Wind, or If You See Her Say Hello, he never really comes out in the songs and says he was the one at fault, there is always mutual blame. A song like "You're a Big Girl Now" is classic Dylan: he acts badly, and the song is about how the woman has been tempted away from him, and is to blame.    There is something eerily slippery about this aspect of him, his irresponsibility, that gives me the creeps, always has.


Peter T.