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Thread #129008   Message #2893002
Posted By: Little Hawk
23-Apr-10 - 06:05 PM
Thread Name: Joni Mitchell -Dylan is 'a plagiarist'
Subject: RE: Joni Mitchell -Dylan is 'a plagiarist'
Just because medical science can't find "a medically known reason" for a condition doesn't mean the condition itself doesn't exist! Geezus, the arrogance of those pricks! They must be about as arrogant as Joni Mitchell herself sounds to be... ;-)

Nevertheless, I'll say this: she's done some great music, written some amazing songs, done some superb guitar work, some incredible singing, and made a huge contribution to creative art. Those I am grateful for.

She does herself no favors now by taking shots at Bob Dylan, Grace Slick, and Janis Joplin. Bad karma for her. They've done some great stuff too, Dylan most of all.

Her assessment of the wretched decline of (North) American culture since 1980, though....well, I pretty much agree with that. Wholeheartedly. (And so would Bob Dylan. He has said much the same sort of thing on several occasions.)

So she gets sort of a mixed review from me for her intemperate remarks to the interviewer. Sounds like she was in a rather combative mood at the time.