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Thread #84959   Message #1576362
Posted By: GUEST
05-Oct-05 - 08:47 AM
Thread Name: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
Subject: RE: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
Yes, many faces are missing from "The Sixties Generation" snapshots, to be sure. Minorities and women especially. I can't think of that many women who, over the years, felt that Dylan spoke to them about much of anything. I think the so-called "Dylan phenomenon" is the construct of a white middle class male mind, and nothing more. And before you all come storming in to tell me you know just TONS of women who absolutely LOVE Dylan: there are always plenty of female appeasers to go along with the boys. Those sorts of women tend to always "love" whatever their significant male of the moment (be it a respected and beloved friend, boyfriend, father, brother, husband, etc) loves.

Not that Dylan doesn't have female fans. He does, and I've even known a few. But Dylan devotees these days seem to be mostly middle age and older men. Or at least that's what a friend of mine told me after attending a recent Dylan concert. Said he thought maybe he'd stumbled into a heavy metal gig for elders by mistake. ;-)