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Thread #84959   Message #1573360
Posted By: GUEST
01-Oct-05 - 09:24 AM
Thread Name: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
Subject: RE: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
I believe he is in peoples' ears. I just don't know how much appeal his songs have beyond the folk world though. Considering the majority of his work was more rooted in pop rock music than folk, I think it is legitimate to hold up his body of work using the standard that my daughter's generation is using. Her youth music scene has been the punk scene, but these kids (who are musicians themselves) also love a lot of kinds of music, just like we did. Dylan was also part of a youth music scene (as they pointed out to me--which hadn't occurred to me until they said that). He was definitely an icon of that youth music scene the same way whazzisname from Nirvana was an icon of a youth music scene. And for that matter, so was Frank Sinatra. Watching the film with a bunch of 20 somethings was sure an eye opener for me.