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"Bob Dylan on Guns"

This is quite apt:

The man behind the microphone appears guilty of the same sin committed by so many of Dylan’s admirers: projection. They imagine their hero’s words as ones they would say, albeit in a less oracular, lyrical way. So, when he embraces Christianity or watches boxing or goes positively-fourth-street on members of the press, they provide explanations for why Bob Dylan was not himself that day, which is their way of saying Bob Dylan was not themselves that day.