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PostPosted: Wed June 24th, 2015, 16:33 GMT 
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The new arrangement... I do not care for in any way, shape, or form.

The arrangement isn't terrible. It'll take several listens to get it to sink in and on this one, the original and generally used throughout the NET thus far is my preferred.

But you have to hand it to Bob. He's still on the road, doing his thing like he always has, and playing the music.


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PostPosted: Wed December 9th, 2015, 19:30 GMT 

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The very last time he did the old version was actually really really good.
It was from the first of those two 'random setlist' shows of Rome in 2013. He hadn't done the song on the piano
yet and they had just begun to form the quieter sound needed to accompany Bob's new instrument.
Personally, I love this version of the song...best of the old sound with the beginnings of the new sound. Perfect Bob:)
There's an ominous thing he does here that he had only touched upon in previous years....he stops singing after one line and the band just
vamps until he continues...it builds this great tension within the song that explodes in solo or even in rhyme...
It's very effective.

An amazing rendition here:

Rome Italy
November 6 2013
http://www.mediafire.com/listen/0rbsaet ... le_Dee.mp3


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PostPosted: Wed December 9th, 2015, 20:27 GMT 
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you are right, amazing version! Thanks for sharing!


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PostPosted: Thu December 10th, 2015, 00:55 GMT 
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marker wrote:
The very last time he did the old version was actually really really good.
It was from the first of those two 'random setlist' shows of Rome in 2013. He hadn't done the song on the piano
yet and they had just begun to form the quieter sound needed to accompany Bob's new instrument.
Personally, I love this version of the song...best of the old sound with the beginnings of the new sound. Perfect Bob:)
There's an ominous thing he does here that he had only touched upon in previous years....he stops singing after one line and the band just
vamps until he continues...it builds this great tension within the song that explodes in solo or even in rhyme...
It's very effective.

An amazing rendition here:

Rome Italy
November 6 2013
http://www.mediafire.com/listen/0rbsaet ... le_Dee.mp3


Seems like he laughs at the end haha.


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PostPosted: Thu December 10th, 2015, 14:11 GMT 

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He played this song in 2012 on the piano. FT. Wayne from that year is a gem.


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PostPosted: Sun December 13th, 2015, 12:32 GMT 
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Philly joe Remarkable wrote:
Scott, have you posted the paper you gave on this anywhere online so I could read it?

I've posted the paper that I presented at the 2015 Grateful Dead Scholars Caucus here: http://swarmuth.blogspot.com/2015/12/bo ... uncle.html


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PostPosted: Sun December 13th, 2015, 12:35 GMT 
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scottw wrote:
Philly joe Remarkable wrote:
Scott, have you posted the paper you gave on this anywhere online so I could read it?

I've posted the paper that I presented at the 2015 Grateful Dead Scholars Caucus here: http://swarmuth.blogspot.com/2015/12/bo ... uncle.html


A very good read, scott, thanks.


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PostPosted: Sun December 13th, 2015, 15:44 GMT 
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scottw wrote:
I've posted the paper that I presented at the 2015 Grateful Dead Scholars Caucus here: http://swarmuth.blogspot.com/2015/12/bo ... uncle.html



Was so sick of Tweedles until he slowed it down this year and revitalized it...like it again now.

Excellent read. Insightful research. Thanks so much Scott!


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PostPosted: Sun December 13th, 2015, 16:33 GMT 
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Generally I'm more interested in the final product than the roots from which it came but this is a very interesting article. Thanks!!!

I've been spending a lot of time recently listening to episodes of Them Time Radio Hour. It is a fantastic source for finding influences on Bob and his music, especially most everything he's recorded since Time Out of Mind. This article compliments that very well.


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PostPosted: Sun December 13th, 2015, 20:06 GMT 

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I've never liked this song. . .But your article Scott is interesting.


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PostPosted: Sun December 13th, 2015, 20:35 GMT 
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I loved it from the opening chords the first time I heard it... and most of the live performances too. One of the more recent arrangements had to grow on me but I made through and it was worth it.


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PostPosted: Sun December 13th, 2015, 21:52 GMT 
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Great up, Scott. Thank you so much. Made my afternoon.


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PostPosted: Mon December 12th, 2016, 20:01 GMT 
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OMG! All these years I thought he sang

"Well a child-less dream is a deathless deed
And a hobo's truth is a sacred creed"

but he's really singing:

"Well a childish dream is a deathless need
And a noble truth is a sacred dream"

Lordy lord! So much for Mumbles McGrumpy, eh?


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PostPosted: Wed August 2nd, 2017, 06:01 GMT 

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One of my favorite compilations I've found here I got from Belleseb32
which is from the first couple months of 2005 where Bob changed up his lineup for the first time in awhile with the
departure of Larry Campbell and replaced him with Denny Freeman.
To maybe ease the transition Bob brought on an incredible fiddler named Elana Fremerman and I saw a couple of those
shows and they were amazing.
Anyways heres a Tweedle from one of the first shows and it is fiery!!
Elena adds a lot of ominous and atmospheric chords and the dynamics of this version are thrilling to listen to.
Check it out!!

March 14 2005
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http://www.mediafire.com/file/y6k43535s ... -05%29.mp3


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PostPosted: Wed August 2nd, 2017, 12:53 GMT 

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Might be the best song on Love & Theft. A song about strife for the fun of it. Zero sum, sin if you like.


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PostPosted: Wed August 2nd, 2017, 18:30 GMT 
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Weakest track on the album for me. I usually skip it.

The slower versions from the last few years are nice though.


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