The Mighty Monkey Of Mim wrote:
I'm more frustrated at the sentiment that "ANY change is positive, whether I like it or not." How on Earth does that make sense? Change is never for the worse? Everything ought to be changed whether it's already good or not? Even if I don't like it, I have to say it's good because it's different?
Anyway, my point is more that just because CRY A WHILE hasn't been played exactly like this before, he's certainly not introducing anything new here. It sounds just like a bunch of other stuff he regularly plays. It's no less stagnant just because he's got a different lyrics sheet in front of him.
Good push Mim. I might not have been very clear.
I guess what I was saying is that I'm just not interested in seeing the same arrangements over and over again. Also, a tune that hasn't been pulled out in a couple years isn't headline news to me. Constant change is an attracting factor for me, so, yes, I do look at change in a positive light. It's part of what I seek in a Dylan show and a major reason why I stay with Bob. Because that's what he does, he freshens songs that have been played repeatedly and unwraps the same gifts over and over in many ways. Each new version may not knock my socks off, but I enjoy the fact that the risk is continually taken to try it a different way.