Friday, April 23, 2010

Joni Mitchell: Bob Dylan Is a Fake

So says digital spy:
Joni Mitchell has declared that Bob Dylan "is not authentic at all".

Speaking to the Los Angeles Times, the veteran folk singer revealed that she has little respect for the 'Blowin' In The Wind' icon, whose real name is Robert Zimmerman.

"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," she said.
I think she's probably just still mad about his version of "Big Yellow Taxi."


M1000 said...

of course he's a fake. all his early songs steal from woody and the rest are blues riffs. even songs i like, such as ballad of a thin man, are just babble, and not even good stream of conscious babble but lack of inspiration babble. guess that makes him genius to some persons.

Anonymous said...

urban dweeb pretending to be country. nasally whine. hipster prototype.

Adam said...

Who cares if he's "authentic?" I look for authenticity in all sorts of things, but not pop stars.

Celebrities (and especially pop stars) don't tend to be very "real" people.

Plus, Dylan's ridiculousness is part of what makes him who he is. That, and an uncanny ability to write timeless songs (even if they are "stolen from Woody").