Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Bob Dylan For Men Only?

In a review of the TV series "Love Monkey," the New York Times TV critic Alessandra Stanley blithely says, "No woman really loves Bob Dylan."

Where to begin? Do no men like Joni Mitchell? My friend Kitty -- who has seen more Dylan concerts than you can shake a stick at -- would have something to say to Stanley. But the idea that any artist or genre or style of music is for men or women only is so childish that it's hard to take seriously. Maybe Stanley doesn't like Dylan. That makes her a fool. But she shouldn't drag every other member of her sex down to her own silly level.


Ed Sikov said...

I've taken a real dislike to Stanley lately. Glad to see I'm not alone.

Michael in New York said...

The arts section in general has fallen on hard times. But the TV writers are the worst of all. (I'm just bitter, obviiously.)