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Thread #160763   Message #3816438
Posted By: Jeri
25-Oct-16 - 10:38 AM
Thread Name: Bob Dylan: Nobel laureate
Subject: RE: Bob Dylan: Nobel laureate
So apparently GSS doesn't "get it" and he wants us all to know that.

Poetry, not songs, or at least not the sort Dick likes, inspire thoughts and feelings in those who hear it. You can't explain what it means, when it means something different to everyone who hears it. They will never get it, then will attempt to make you feel stupid because of their lack of understanding. I won't own someone else's cluelessness, especially when it's because I don't think they really want to understand.

Keb, go into a supermarket of your choice. Ask the first 20 people you meet if they like Dylan. My guess is you'll get mostly "yes" or "no" answers. Then ask them if they like MacColl. You'll probably get a lot of "who!?" responses.

Then fly to Mexico, or Bolivia, or South Korea, and do the same experiment. I know who MacColl is. I like his music. I just don't think it's a valid comparison.