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PostPosted: Sun October 30th, 2016, 13:00 GMT 
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U.S. Fall Tour continues!

Bob Dylan and His Band

Louisville, Kentucky
Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
Robert S. Whitney Hall

1 November 2016, Tuesday

The 60th Show of the 2016 Never Ending Tour.


Capacity: 2,377
Showtime: 8:00 pm



Heading for 6 Sinatras?

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Hey, Nobel Prize guys: Try reaching Bob Dylan in Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky, USA –Here’s a thought. Perhaps a representative of the Swedish Academy bestowing the Nobel Prizes can stop in Louisville on Tuesday. Maybe they can confront Bob Dylan there about honoring him with the Nobel Prize in literature as opposed to getting all those pesky stories about Dylan not taking the Nobel committee’s calls.
(*Edit: Bob has since accepted the honor, 25 Oct 2016)

Of course, that means they might stay and see what the present-day Dylan is like in performance — which, depending on your perspective, might not be very noble at all.

Don’t get me wrong. I find today’s Dylan outrageously fascinating. Few artists of any musical genre uphold their legacy while simultaneously deconstructing it as he does in performance.

A typical Dylan concert is a grab-bag in terms of repertoire, roughly half of which is devoted a back catalog of the kind of poetic narrative, social observation and personal upheaval that likely won him the Nobel in the first place. But what Dylan typically does to those songs is the musical equivalent of a scorched-earth policy. Classics including “Tangled Up in Blue,” “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright,” “Desolation Row” and even “Blowin’ in the Wind” — all of which wound up in his set lists as recently as last week — are melodically overhauled with a vocal abstraction that, even by the songwriter’s infamous standards, is coarse to the point of being corrosive.

But that’s Dylan. He’s been doing that for decades, bringing what is very much a punkish immediacy and reinvention to his most cherished music onstage. But there are those who think that his concerts, by the mere musical legacy he has created, are nostalgia rides. Those are the ones who probably have never seen one of his shows nor have any sense that the performance standing of his works bears zero resemblance to the mood and perhaps even intent that embraced those songs 40 to 55 years ago.

The remaining half of his repertoire is usually devoted to comparatively recent music that runs from 1997 forward — “Love Sick,” “High Water (for Charley Patton)” and “Pay in Blood,” all of which are subject to the same ragged rewiring as the older compositions. But current Dylan music comes with a twist: a collection of covers of Sinatra-era pop standards that dominate his two most recent studio albums, “Shadows in the Night” (2015) and “Fallen Angels” (2016).

Again, the same strategy applies. If you haven’t heard either record but accept the brutal revisionism Dylan employs in concert, you probably couldn’t fathom him singing “I Could Have Told You,” “Why Try to Change Me Now” (the Cy Coleman gem with a title that all but sums up the current career profile of Dylan) and “All or Nothing at All.” But the records reveal Dylan’s most focused, controlled and, dare we say, elegant singing since the days of “Nashville Skyline” in 1969.

So who knows what will happen in getting Dylan to publicly recognize his Nobel Prize win? Maybe he will continue to ignore it and be a no-show at the award ceremony in Stockholm in December. Maybe he will publicly embrace the prize, as he did with a televised acceptance speech (via Australia, mind you) when “Things Have Changed” won an Academy Award in 2001 for Best Original Song.

Of course, even the lyrics to that work suggest what Dylan might truly think of the Oscars, Nobel Prizes or other accolades any public institution seeks to bestow on him.

“I used to care,” he sings during the tune in his typically raspy, doomsday rattle. “But things have changed.”



http://www.kentucky.com/entertainment/music-news-reviews/article110823897.html

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* as web translated:

Therefore awaited with Swedish Academy news

Since the announcement that Bob Dylan is awarded the Nobel Prize in literature, it has been quiet from the award winner – until last Tuesday (25 Oct 2016). Swedish Academy Permanent Secretary Sara Danius talked with literature prize winner Bob Dylan on the phone this week. They talked about the Nobel prize in about a quarter of an hour.

"Last Tuesday, I got a call through his manager, Jeff Rosen," says Sara Danius to Aftonbladet. Swedish Academy Permanent Secretary Sara Danius then got in touch with Bob Dylan, through his manager, Jeff Rosen. "I came home from work and put away my phone, but then I saw that it was a missed call from New York," she said.

They then got in contact and Sara Danius tells Aftonbladet that the literature prize winner was "friendly, thoughtful, humble and humorous". "It was brilliant to hear his voice. I asked if he wanted to receive the award and that he said he obviously wanted.
According to the Swedish Academy's Permanent Secretary, told Bob Dylan that he was "flabbergasted" when he was struck by the news. "He said he did not know what he would say, but felt honored the price, says Sara Danius.

But despite the fact that they talked on Tuesday it was only three days later, on Friday evening (28 Oct), as the news became known. When the Nobel Foundation published a short press release. "It is because we have had to communicate this with Bob Dylan's staff, and it was only now that we had the opportunity to go out with it," said the Nobel Foundation's Communications Director Annika Pontikis to today's News.

It is not yet completely determined if Bob Dylan will attend the awards ceremony. He is currently on an extensive tour. "I asked if he wanted to think about it and said that there is no need of it, but that we are prepared to adapt the festivities after his requests," says Sara Danius.


http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article23811185.ab


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PostPosted: Sun October 30th, 2016, 13:59 GMT 
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Woo hoo! Minutes away from departure for the nine-hour drive. Plan to visit the nearby Abbey of Gethsemani, where lived cherished mystic and fellow Bob enthusiast, Thomas Merton, he of that positively Fourth Street vision of the oneness of divine incarnation whereby we are all freed of our illusions of isolation.

“In Louisville, at the corner of Fourth and Walnut, in the center of the shopping district, I was suddenly overwhelmed with the realization that I loved all those people, that they were mine and I theirs, that we could not be alien to one another even though we were total strangers. It was like waking from a dream of separateness, of spurious self-isolation in a special world, the world of renunciation and supposed holiness… This sense of liberation from an illusory difference was such a relief and such a joy to me that I almost laughed out loud… I have the immense joy of being man, a member of a race in which God Himself became incarnate. As if the sorrows and stupidities of the human condition could overwhelm me, now I realize what we all are. And if only everybody could realize this! But it cannot be explained. There is no way of telling people that they are all walking around shining like the sun.”

And, yes, posting at the risk of off-topic-ness and reliogiosity.

...and also by way of letting Bob know where I'll be hanging out on Monday in case he wants to meet up. Wear a flower so I'll know ya'.


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PostPosted: Mon October 31st, 2016, 10:11 GMT 
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mlpalintologist wrote:
Woo hoo!

"...There is no way of telling people that they are all walking around shining like the sun.”


Enjoy the trip Palin!


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PostPosted: Mon October 31st, 2016, 10:14 GMT 
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Last time he played in Louisville:

The Louisville Palace
Louisville, Kentucky
28 April 2013

1. Things Have Changed
2. Love Sick
3. High Water (For Charley Patton)
4. Soon After Midnight
5. Early Roman Kings
6. Tangled Up In Blue
7. Pay In Blood
8. Visions Of Johanna
9. Spirit On The Water
10. Beyond Here Lies Nothin' (Bob Dylan-Robert Hunter/Bob Dylan)
11. Blind Willie McTell
12. What Good Am I?
13. Thunder On The Mountain
14. Scarlet Town
15. All Along The Watchtower

16. Ballad Of A Thin Man

The original 'Set' with Duke R on Guitar. Bring back Blind Willie: it works really well with his modern vocal.


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PostPosted: Tue November 1st, 2016, 14:54 GMT 

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Any tickets out there? :/


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PostPosted: Tue November 1st, 2016, 17:32 GMT 

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Got a ticket some how. On the 3 hour road trip to the Ville.


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PostPosted: Tue November 1st, 2016, 17:46 GMT 
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A beautiful opening post Mr Palintologist.
Reminds me of the words Bill Murray just gave at his Twain Prize ceremony,
where he markedly tried to not be funny and deliver a beautiful message.
He only failed at not being funny


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PostPosted: Tue November 1st, 2016, 18:57 GMT 
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This was the show I was hoping to make it to but it's not happening. Enjoy everybody!


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PostPosted: Tue November 1st, 2016, 19:02 GMT 
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Enjoying the Ville (record heat!), reconnecting with teacher Merton, tracing faint echos of his steps before showtime - the confluence of two such strong influences on my life is heady!

I got my tix from the venue, and have thus far received two confirmation emails, both of which state: "NO PHOTOS, VIDEOS, OR RECORDING OF ANY KIND ARE ALLOWED INSIDE WHITNEY HALL DURING THE BOB DYLAN CONCERT.

Any patron who violates this policy will be escorted by Tour Security out of the theater.

We ask that you respect this policy as it comes directly from the Dylan tour. Your cooperation will help create an optimum concert experience for all patrons at this event."

Is this typical from the venues or does it represent an intensification of the security stance (perhaps since Nobel)? Either way it's enough to make me seriously reconsider any plans I may or my not have had to document anything at all. Dang.

Bobby D, happy to see that you were able to snag a ticket. Enjoy!


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PostPosted: Wed November 2nd, 2016, 00:43 GMT 
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Show should be about 45 minutes in right?


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PostPosted: Wed November 2nd, 2016, 00:55 GMT 
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Should be in about 5 minutes......unless I've drifted into that darn time warp again......I hate that !


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Cubbies up 3-0....top 3rd.


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PostPosted: Wed November 2nd, 2016, 00:58 GMT 
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Anybody been kicked out yet?


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PostPosted: Wed November 2nd, 2016, 01:05 GMT 
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7-0 Cubs......grand salami from Russell.

Nothing better then a game 7.


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PostPosted: Wed November 2nd, 2016, 01:59 GMT 
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By the end of this tour the back of the tickets will simply state:
"Thanks for not coming to the show!"


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PostPosted: Wed November 2nd, 2016, 02:00 GMT 

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Louisville, Kentucky
Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
Robert S. Whitney Hall
November 1, 2016

1. Things Have Changed
2. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
3. Highway 61 Revisited
4. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
5. Pay In Blood
6. I Could Have Told You
7. Early Roman Kings
8. Love Sick
9. Tangled Up In Blue
10. Lonesome Day Blues
11. Make You Feel My Love
12. High Water (For Charley Patton
13. Melancholy Mood
14. Desolation Row
15. Soon After Midnight
16. All Or Nothing At All
17. Long And Wasted Years
18. Autumn Leaves

(encores)
19. Blowin' In The Wind
20. Why Try To Change Me Now

Thanks to Jayne Watson for the phone call and Thomas Kalcher for the email.

Set lists, reviews, and information on
upcoming concerts can be found on the Bob Links
Tour Infomation page located at:
http://www.boblinks.com

Bob Links Main Page:
http://www.boblinks.com


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PostPosted: Wed November 2nd, 2016, 02:02 GMT 
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Thanks Bill!
The Fall '16 Set.

And good to see Jayne Watson back on the scene!
I'll raise my pint-glass and drink a porter to her!


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Transcendent show, and I don't think it was just because it was my first time front and center. Something seems to have shifted, and for the better, for dear Bobby. Will post some thoughts when I can collect them and myself.

Listening to the playback now, still over the moon.


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Disappointed in the seeming lack of recordings this go around! Where are all the tapers?!

The answer, my friend...


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mlpalintologist wrote:
Transcendent show, and I don't think it was just because it was my first time front and center. Something seems to have shifted, and for the better, for dear Bobby. Will post some thoughts when I can collect them and myself.

Listening to the playback now, still over the moon.


The shows have been transcendent for a very long time. Perhaps your perspective has shifted...


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PostPosted: Wed November 2nd, 2016, 05:26 GMT 
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Thanks Bill!

Was High Water really moved down that far in the setlist or is that a mistake?


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PostPosted: Wed November 2nd, 2016, 13:04 GMT 
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Nightingale's Code wrote:
Thanks Bill!

Was High Water really moved down that far in the setlist or is that a mistake?



It does get me wondering about what JRob said in the Live thread from the 29 Oct Huntsville show.
He said that High & Pay were swapped there, which IS now reflected in the official Boblinks set list.

(And the whole Tony guitar thing in a few surrounding shows I believe...details to confirm up while it's fresh.)

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Jrobison at Huntsville show wrote:
At the encore. Everything the same except high water and pay on blood positions swapped. Sounds very good tonight. Crowd really in to it.

Hi JRob,

Great to hear from you! We appreciate observations from the "eyes on the ground."
Since you were there, can you please extrapolate regarding a few details on the Set List posted at boblinks.com (Thanks Bill!) below?

1. You mentioned a swap of HighWater & Pay in Blood.

2. Is Tony picking up guitars at all? A few songs on Set Lists posted since Shreveport mention it, (typos?).

Thanks for clarifying!


Some shows still list Tony playing electric guitar on Lonesome & Make and acoustic guitar on Pay.
They seem like cut & paste typos...


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Replying from the road on the way home. High Water was definitely in the number 5 spot. (I recorded it. Sorry Bob.) Haven't listened yet to the whole show, but did want to confirm that point. Back on the road.


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mlpalintologist wrote:
Replying from the road on the way home. High Water was definitely in the number 5 spot. (I recorded it. Sorry Bob.) Haven't listened yet to the whole show, but did want to confirm that point. Back on the road.


A recording! Answer to my prayers!


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PostPosted: Wed November 2nd, 2016, 17:41 GMT 

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Will write a better review once I'm home. I have a 4 hour drive back and got to play in a blues jam at Stevie Rays after the concert. Louisville is a lovely, historical place. I walked by Ali's childhood home, took some swings at the louisville slugger plant.

Needless to say, Im rather exhausted. The past 18 hours have been intoxicating to say the least. Dylan and Band are on fire. America, at times you piss me off. Last night, not the case!


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