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Posted By: DonMeixner
01-Oct-05 - 09:10 AM
Thread Name: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
Subject: RE: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
Hello Guest,

"As they pointed out to me, it isn't like there is a mad rush by subsequent generations of musicians to cover Dylan's stuff."

Even I, who is definately not a supporter of the "Dylan is God" phylosphy can't say I agree with this comment at all. I can find recordings and performances of new and old Dylan stuff all over the place. I attend three open mics a month with three different crowds of performers and audiences and all have at least one identified to me anyway Dylan tune a week.

I think Dylan's place and popularity is secure for the ages as long as it is kept in context with what the topical songs were about. And the other songs that aren't topical but more lyric will always have there place.

I just don't think he is the greatest thing on the planet but that doesn't mean he isn't in others ears.