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Reply #30 posted 09/04/19 7:35am

IfItAintToy

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IfItAintToy said:

Putting John Lennan and not Paul McCartney as well? I know some Beatles fans who would go crazy at this.

They would, but it's reality.

As a melodist, musician, hell even songwriter, he's dead even or way better than Lennon depending on department, depending on perspective.... Buuut lyrically, those "Sailor Sam & Jailor Man" bicycle-built-for-two school marm lyrics of his ain't beating anybody. Lyrically he's on about the same level as Ringo wanting to be unda the sea.

Now you're underrating John Lennan.

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Reply #31 posted 09/04/19 8:19am

Cinny

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Joni Mitchell. Very original and truthful. Her work is poetry really.

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Reply #32 posted 09/09/19 8:28am

RobotFix

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IfItAintToy said:

RobotFix said:

Sting

Paul Simon

Cole Porter

Bono

Springsteen

Simon LeBon

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Have you heard of Jona Mitchell? She is really neat. All those acts are very good but, IMHO, Jona beats them. I didn't know much about her until I jammed to a few songs by her. I def advise.





Yes, I know who Joni Mitchell is. She's no Cole Porter. Sorry.

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Reply #33 posted 09/09/19 1:52pm

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I hate being entirely committal lol, but it's tough to approach Joni.

Ὅσον ζῇς φαίνου
μηδὲν ὅλως σὺ λυποῦ
πρὸς ὀλίγον ἐστὶ τὸ ζῆν
τὸ τέλος ὁ χρόνος ἀπαιτεῖ.”
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