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September 27, 2005

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Jim

Written with a snarl worthy of the great man himself!

"I'd like my money back for Knocked Out Loaded"

You and me both...

JL

Written with a snarl worthy of the great man himself!

I'm the new Dylan.

Half Brother Clovis

I got the impression that despite a sincere love of Woody Guthrie,
he probably despised the whole folk scene, if not at first then
pretty quickly. One might even suspect him of using them as as stepping
stone, since he couldn't have gotten a record deal as a pop musician
at that time, with such a terrible voice. They were quite right to turn on him. "Judas" might actually be a bit charitable, if needlessly anti-Semitic.

His cryptic lyrics are really tiresome. I don't expect or want everyone to
be like Jonathan Richman, but Dylan always acts like he's got something to hide - did he leave some dead hookers behind in Hibbing? That and the terrible voice. I think he was trying to sing like John Lennon during "Ballad of a Thin Man."

JL

That and the terrible voice.

I nearly linked to that in making the original post!

I'm sure you're absolutely right about how he felt regarding the folk scene. It's probably impossible to spend much time around Joan Baez without developing a certain level of contempt for it all, at the very least.

mark

How do you spell curmudgeon? did we watch the same program?

Half Brother Clovis

I don't like Martin Scorsese either.

JL

I don't like Martin Scorsese either.

Me neither. But then, I dislike movies as a rule.

Half Brother Clovis

Whatever you do, don't see Serenity, the new Joss Whedon movie, even if you get a free ticket like I did. I walked out, but not before I was totally traumatised. The theater was still full, so that's a few hundred people right there who have something seriously wrong with them.

JL

Whatever you do, don't see Serenity, the new Joss Whedon movie, even if you get a free ticket like I did.

Well, I wouldn't but: why are you getting free tickets to Serenity - you don't even have a blog! Also, I thought that the deal was that if they gave you a free ticket, they'd bought your opinion. You're going to ruin things for everyone.

So what was wrong with it? Aside from being a movie, and one by Joss Whedon, I mean.

Half Brother Clovis

It was just about the most nasty violent thing I've ever seen. And so noisy! Just pure hell, and intentionally so. Other than that, it still sucked. No redeeming qualities, you might say. And, well, I kept up my end of the bargain and started a blog last night for the purpose of trashing the movie and Mr. Whedon.

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