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Thread #84959   Message #1573587
Posted By: GUEST
01-Oct-05 - 03:26 PM
Thread Name: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
Subject: RE: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
Discussing it critically isn't getting "all heavy and judgmental". It is simply discussing it. If you have any interest in Dylan beyond just the music, ie what kind of artist he was, what his artistic influences were beyond Woody Guthrie (territory already too well covered, retreaded, and covered again and again and again...), then you look critically at his work, at the artists who were his contemporaries in his formative years, and at the artists he chose to work with over the years.

It may come as news to some of you, but there are patterns to be discerned from that sort of critical analysis that not only inform us about Dylan the artist, but also inform us about the art of his times. Which is something I'm interested in, so why not discuss it?

God, you people are a fearful, conformist lot.