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Thread #129008   Message #2895291
Posted By: Jeri
27-Apr-10 - 11:37 AM
Thread Name: Joni Mitchell -Dylan is 'a plagiarist'
Subject: RE: Joni Mitchell -Dylan is 'a plagiarist'
Did I already mention what I thought of "rabid fans playing that 'my fave is better than your fave' game?" I suspect some people are projecting.

I think she's great. I got a dulcimer and figured out "A Case of You" right after trying to learn Bob Coltman's "Valley Forge". I don't think her songs are particularly hard to play, but may seem so to a non-musician or one unfamiliar with the tunings she uses. The real genius is in combining words that matter with a tune that catches the ear, and she can do that. So can Dylan, although he hasn't done much I like in the last few years. So can quite a few artists. The thing with Joni & Bob is that they both did something new, and the doors they opened forever changed music, especially songwriting.

I truly wonder what it is about music these days that makes people hate so much...