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Thread #129008   Message #2893113
Posted By: Artful Codger
23-Apr-10 - 08:15 PM
Thread Name: Joni Mitchell -Dylan is 'a plagiarist'
Subject: RE: Joni Mitchell -Dylan is 'a plagiarist'
But now I'm wondering what Art was doing at that skin hospital. ;-}

The fact that someone was a great performer doesn't mean that he was above being scummy, too, and Joni was there, so regardless of how tactless her comments might come across, they shouldn't just be dismissed as "delusional", simply because they conflict with our idol worship. With age often comes a greater objectivity, less need to conform to the herd, and often a tendency to be brutally honest (as one sees things). I'm reminded of the story of the emperor's clothes...