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Thread #129008   Message #2894532
Posted By: GUEST,Tunesmith
26-Apr-10 - 08:49 AM
Thread Name: Joni Mitchell -Dylan is 'a plagiarist'
Subject: RE: Joni Mitchell -Dylan is 'a plagiarist'
I disagree with catspaw49's negative "navel gazer songwriter" comment. For me, Joni - and then Jackson Browne - realy moved personal - "confessional" if you prefer - songwriting on to depths that previous songwriters just couldn't/hadn't approach.
   I admired alot of Dylan's stuff but Joni ... her music has a reality that Dylan's music just doesn't contain. Indeed, compared with Joni, alot of Dylan's stuff has that "journalistic" quality that Dylan once said made up most of Phil Ochs' music.