Monday, August 28, 2006

Bob Dylan and the Louvre

Alex Ross has some interesting observations in a post about Bob Dylan. It includes this very curious quotation:

More people have see the Mona Lisa than ever listened to Michael Jackson. And only three people can see it at once. Talk about impact.

Huh? Has Dylan ever gone into the Louvre? It would seem not. Though maybe he means something different by 'see' than I might.

And is his claim about Mona Lisa vs Michael Jackson remotely true? Maybe his demographics are confused. He always struck me as somewhat oracular and superficial, however quite brilliant (see earlier posts on the Scorsese documentary).

I welcome back-of-the envelope calculations.


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