Main Entry: sot·to vo·ce

Pronunciation: "sä-tO-'vO-chE
Function: adverb or adjective
Etymology: Italian sottovoce, literally, under the voice
1 : under the breath : in an undertone; also : in a private manner
2 : very softly -- used as a direction in music

Sunday, January 14, 2007

simon cowell says Dylan is boring - next please....

It’s somewhat ironic that Simon Cowell of American Idol, uh, notoriety, has stated that Bob Dylan’s music “Bores him to tears.” More, “…the Bob Dylans of this world would (not) make American idol a better show.”

Cowell went on to say he preferred Kelly Clarkson and that he had “Never bought a Dylan record.”

Well wow.

Should we all be devastated the king of, how shall we put this gently… mediocre pop that vanishes in a poof when the show ends? As Dylan would say, and I really couldn’t say it better, “The radio makes hideous sounds.” (Disclaimer: not always, certainly but as a general rule, I don’t see much evidence of a major social change or movement the way Bob Dylan influenced us at any time during his life.)

To take Cowell’s comments regarding Dylan as any serious criticism or something to be considered as other than what they really are if you scratch just a tiny bit beneath the surface level - which is to say that these are just another boring barb and snipe from the ever-so boring pithy and pissy and predictable Simon Cowell who frankly, likely just said it to garner publicity for himself and ride on Dylan’s coattails (which is disgusting: shame, shame Simon.) >>>more