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This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Love and Theft - Released 9/11/2001

Walmart used to receive their latest CD's for sale on Tuesday.  (Been so long since I have purchased a CD from Walmart that I have no clue if this is still the case.)

On 9/11 in 2001, I knew that Dylan's latest album Love and Theft was coming in that day.  Immediately upon being sent home from the Base due to the attacks, I went to Walmart and found it.  As I waited in line to pay for it the person behind me of course began talking about the attacks.  He discussed that he'd heard estimates of the casualties to be in the thousands, and that by comparison only 2,400 had been killed at Pearl Harbor and so on.  He was very upset and animated about it but when he paused to take a breath, all I could come back with was  "Well, I got Dylan's latest CD so things aren't too bad."  He just looked at me like I was crazy.

Well, imagine my disappointment when I popped the CD into the car player, listened to it on the way home and found that I did not care for it at all.  Couple songs caught my ear but overall I didn't like it as it sounded like Dylan was just screwing around to me.  I remember hearing some of the tunes like Po' Boy and Moonlight and thinking "Come on Bob, you can't be serious."

I liked Honest With Me and Sugar Baby but that was about it.  Mississippi was ok but I liked Sheryl's version of it much better.

Found this look at Love and Theft where the reviewer Dan Wilson hit the nail on the head for me when he noted "If someone took away this album from me forever, I'd be ok, I would survive."

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