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Thread #129008   Message #2894296
Posted By: GUEST,musician
25-Apr-10 - 08:56 PM
Thread Name: Joni Mitchell -Dylan is 'a plagiarist'
Subject: RE: Joni Mitchell -Dylan is 'a plagiarist'
Wow, what a discussion!
A few comments-

Joni is suffering here. Show some love, or at least some decency. It's an unexplainable condition she shares with others.
I consider Joni a musician's musician. The unique and original complexity of her tunes is easily overlooked by an untrained ear. Yes, there is a reason that her songs are rarely covered by other artists (unlike Dylan). Her music is hard to play. Or sing. Joni developed her own system of guitar tunings (more than 35) to better compliment her amazing vocal range and thoughtful lyrics. She was considered genius by her musical peers.
Dylan is just a man who will stop at nothing short of success. But he's no Joni Mitchell.