3In 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.