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PostPosted: Tue October 20th, 2015, 12:33 GMT 
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midnightcowboy wrote:

There were some great moments at the 2011 shows that I saw (The stripped down Honest With Me at the first Glasgow show, Mississippi and the duet with Knopfler on Forever Young at Hammersmith), but other parts just left me disturbed (Shooting Star at Cardiff :shock:)


Let's be honest, Knopfler has rescued "Forever Young" with his guitar. The only interesting contribution of Bob was the introduction of Knopfler in advance.
"we have mark knopfler come back upon the stage here"


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PostPosted: Tue October 20th, 2015, 20:28 GMT 

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Hungryhoss wrote:
Yep.

Here's a question though, for those who've witness The ShET in person these last couple of weeks:

Is Bob treading water on the 'old' songs a bit, and saving his efforts for the Sinatra?

It kind of feels that way to me, listening to the recordings thus far.


I was worried this might be the case too but the video of him performing Pay in Blood in Paris has largely allayed my fears


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PostPosted: Tue October 20th, 2015, 20:32 GMT 

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While current performances may be preferable to the upbarking years the problem is this: if you don't like these songs, or the genre of music then no matter how well they're performed they will hold no interest for you. I downloaded the Stockholm gig, and performances of the SITN era songs. I also went out and bought SITN, something I swore I would never do, and I've actually gave it a few spins. To me it's ok, nothing more, nothing less. You can engage in the cultural debate over whether this is easy listening music or not, but ultimately it's irrelevant. Will I listen to SITN, or the Stockholm gig after the RAH concert? No. It's simply not the type of music I have any interest in hearing Dylan perform on a regular basis.


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PostPosted: Tue October 20th, 2015, 21:27 GMT 
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20yearsofschooling wrote:
Hungryhoss wrote:
Yep.

Here's a question though, for those who've witness The ShET in person these last couple of weeks:

Is Bob treading water on the 'old' songs a bit, and saving his efforts for the Sinatra?

It kind of feels that way to me, listening to the recordings thus far.


I was worried this might be the case too but the video of him performing Pay in Blood in Paris has largely allayed my fears


and scarlet town was also good in both shows I saw, but in general the sinatra songs are the ones that are killing it softly. killing it in a good way. Just a bit heavy to get out of and into the other songs, other than that- if atm you're looking for any type of light entertainment, run in the other direction.


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PostPosted: Tue October 20th, 2015, 21:32 GMT 
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But when has Bob ever offered light entertainment? :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue October 20th, 2015, 21:38 GMT 
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well no laughing smiling or dancing, but who needs that to be entertained. at all I mean...not even the audience. its real somber.


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PostPosted: Wed October 21st, 2015, 00:57 GMT 
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bobfan wrote:
It's simply not the type of music I have any interest in hearing Dylan perform on a regular basis.

This.


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PostPosted: Wed October 21st, 2015, 08:04 GMT 

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Lisa wrote:
well no laughing smiling or dancing, but who needs that to be entertained. at all I mean...not even the audience. its real somber.


I'm a big fan of dark and sombre and as I'm seeing him the day before Halloween it seems strangely apt anyway. Can't wait.


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PostPosted: Wed October 21st, 2015, 09:02 GMT 
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gibsona07 wrote:
But when has Bob ever offered light entertainment? :lol:


You haven't heard those cheesetastic 'jokes' he used to tell in the early 2000s?


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PostPosted: Wed October 21st, 2015, 09:05 GMT 
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Hungryhoss wrote:
gibsona07 wrote:
But when has Bob ever offered light entertainment? :lol:


You haven't heard those cheesetastic 'jokes' he used to tell in the early 2000s?


I was wondering: has anyone ever made a bootleg comprising all those wonderful tributes to humour?


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PostPosted: Wed October 21st, 2015, 09:17 GMT 
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Cipher_Pipe wrote:
Hungryhoss wrote:

You haven't heard those cheesetastic 'jokes' he used to tell in the early 2000s?


I was wondering: has anyone ever made a bootleg comprising all those wonderful tributes to humour?


Hopefully not.


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PostPosted: Wed October 21st, 2015, 09:26 GMT 
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Hungryhoss wrote:
Cipher_Pipe wrote:

I was wondering: has anyone ever made a bootleg comprising all those wonderful tributes to humour?


Hopefully not.


http://www.bobsboots.com/CDs/cd-o27.html

It comes with a really clever title as well!


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PostPosted: Wed October 21st, 2015, 09:33 GMT 
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Hungryhoss wrote:
gibsona07 wrote:
But when has Bob ever offered light entertainment? :lol:


You haven't heard those cheesetastic 'jokes' he used to tell in the early 2000s?


They were not so bad:

David’s been here before, he …, he got a bicycle for his wife a while back. That was a really good trade!
(during band intro before Highway 61 Revisited 03/27/2000)


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PostPosted: Wed October 21st, 2015, 10:38 GMT 
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There was a whole list of his stage jokes around here somewhere.
Some of em were pretty funny, actually.


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