The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #142469   Message #3288588
Posted By: Jim Carroll
11-Jan-12 - 06:45 AM
Thread Name: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
Subject: RE: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
Sorry Derek - not the point of my argument - MacColl disliked Dylan's music, so did/do many others, including me.
Here Ewan appears to be accused of mounting a vendetta against Dylan - based on jealousy, anti-Americanism, anti-Semitism, dislike of young people....
I asked how Ewan's dislike manifested itself - I provided an example of an article written 47 years ago, you gave an example of his personal attitude expressed at home.
If that's it - what's the big deal - aren't we allowed to express an opinion on singers we don't reckon?
I've never claimed Ewan didn't dislike Dylan's music, I do say that his few public comments on it measure somewhat small against the vituprative hatred macColl was subjected to, both during his lifetime and even 20-odd years after his death:
"Who really cares what that obnoxious self righteous prat thought?
Wasn't fit to lick Dylan's boots!!!"
It seems that NECROPHOBIA STILL RULES - OK, wouldn't you say?
Jim Carroll