Facing the Music | Rant Control | Salt Lake City | Salt Lake City Weekly

Facing the Music 

Pin It
Favorite

Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday was May 24, and City Weekly music blog contributor (and past cover-story subject) Lane Heaps featured two recent Dylan albums on that day’s “Missed Masterpieces” blog, calling Dylan the “Great American Hope.”

Commenter Justin disagreed. “I always got the sense that Dylan was one of those artists whom you’re just supposed to acknowledge as a genius and a brilliant musician, and never ask any questions. ... His work has been surpassed by other musicians with better voices, better skill with their instruments, and better songwriting. Of course, you can’t say that in certain company.”

“Go back to listening to your Van Halen records, and we’ll call you when we need you,” shot back commenter Marvelous Marvin Boone, apparently one of those who doesn’t tolerate anti-Dylan sentiments.

A blog by yours truly mostly panning the new Lady Gaga album [“Music Video Monday: A Lady Gaga Eulogy,” May 23, CityWeekly.net] also raised some hackles. “What a shit review. ... The album is dedicated to the monsters, not America,” wrote Justan Peterson on Facebook.

Rant Control’s takeaway of the week: If you’ve run out of things to say about politics and religion but still want to infuriate friends and strangers, try critiquing a
musician.

Now, about U2 ...

Pin It
Favorite

Speaking of...

  • Say Their Names

    Transgender Day of Remembrance ceremony in the Capitol honors victims of transphobic violence.
    • Nov 21, 2019
  • Best of Utah 2019

    Our 30th annual ode to the people, places and businesses that make life in the Beehive State great.
    • Nov 21, 2019
  • THE ESSENTIAL A&E PICKS FOR NOV. 21-27

    The Hip Hop Nutcracker, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, Chelsea Handler: Life Will Be the Death of Me, and more
    • Nov 21, 2019
  • More »

More by Rachel Piper

Latest in Rant Control

  • A Hard Decision

    D.P. Sorensen’s May 26 satire column “Putting Circumcision to a Vote” examined the recent controversy over a San Francisco ballot measure that would ban the circumcision of males under age 18.
    • Jun 8, 2011
  • Communication Clash

    Gustavo Arellano’s syndicated Ask A Mexican column took on the issue of “proper” Spanish on May 26, with a court-interpreter reader bemoaning ...
    • Jun 1, 2011
  • Redesign Renders Ranters Speechless

    The usually vocal City Weekly online commenters were silent this week—no doubt dazzled by our new site redesign, which launched May 12 ...
    • May 18, 2011
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

© 2019 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation