^{3}In classical theory, two is the first of the feminine numbers, which were considered
weaker than the masculine odd numbers (divide an even number and nothing is left; two
evens can never make an odd; odd + even produces an odd, which are therefore the
masters, etc). One might take Dylan to mean that popular music has been forced into the
weak domain of 2, which makes it a depressive dead end because 3 is the productive
number. But again: I’d rather not go there.