100 greatest songwriters (according to Rolling Stone.....)
Rolling Stone's list of the 100 greatest songwriters. There is a lot of things wrong with this list, folks. As I scrolled through it a lot of things jumped out at me - the low placements of Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard are particularly troublesome..... but at least they are on it. But how can you make a list of the 100 greatest songwriters and leave Townes Van Zandt off of it and expect anyone to ever take you seriously again in this life or the next? That's not just ridiculous, it's criminal. Townes should be #1, and you can tell Mr. Zimmerman I said so.
I'd even give 'em the Z-man at #1 - but if yer going to put Woody Guthrie at #28, right behind Ray Davies - you're just making fools of yerselves.....