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Thread #84959   Message #1571452
Posted By: Little Hawk
27-Sep-05 - 09:38 AM
Thread Name: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
Subject: RE: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorceseDocumentary
Precisely my reactions, Ron. (grin) Methinks they protest too much.

I would be happy to learn any kind of guitar or song arrangement from someone who plays better than I do... I don't call that stealing, and I sure hope no one else would either. I call it learning. I too have rewritten old trad songs. Imitation, remember, is the sincerest form of flattery. Dylan flattered Woody Guthrie and Ramblin' Jack Elliot, and Dave Van Ronk, and everyone else whose music he loved. And THEY did the same thing before HIM when they were learning their chops!

So like Ron says, gimme a fuckin' break, you holier-than-thou people.

Bobert, old buddy, I never even saw the show, because I don't have a TV. I had planned to go to Raptor's place to see it, but he had to work late. However, he and I are planning to buy the DVD very shortly, and watch it repeatedly with NO commercials! So there. I'm happy that Scorsese saw fit to do this movie. Good stuff.