The Vatican Disses Dylan

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, the Vatican disses Bob Dylan because “despite his ‘great poetic vein’ …┬áhe paved the way for generations of unprofessional singer-songwriters who have ‘harshly tested the ears and patience of listeners’ with their tormented stories.”

Honestly, there is more than a grain of truth to that, although it’s hard to see how Dylan is to blame for all the cut-rate wannabes that followed in his wake.

And I don’t just mean Donovan.