"Bob is not authentic at all. He's a plagiarist, and his name and voice are fake. Everything about Bob is a deception. We are like night and day, he and I." Joni Mitchell tells the L.A. Times.
If you don't believe her, just watch No Direction Home. I don't know why fans ignore how Scorsese's documentary shows that Dylan only became a protest song singer because that was where the market was at. He was a complete bastard to Joan Baez. He never went to a rally in his life. And when an acquaintance who had a magnificent LPs got Dylan to housesit for him, he came back to a collection sans all the rarest records he owned. When asked about it for the documentary, without one ounce of guilt, Dylan answers that he a musical expeditionary. That's his excuse.
I love artists but Dylan is in the same league as Philip Roth and Ted Hugues: men who hate women, megalomaniac who trample over everybody for their own gratification.
Ok, so maybe I'm going beyond what Joni meant here. Tee hee.
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