nightly moth wrote:
..I have not listened to the recording, Still Go Barefoot.. still feeling high from hearing it live, I will probably leave it a few weeks. From where I was standing everything about it sounded really good. I couldn't believe how good it sounded. Maybe I just happened to be in a spot where everything came together just right, or maybe my ears were playing tricks on me. Sometimes I am not too fond of these open air Bob shows, but somehow, with the grand piano and how Bob was.. being able to see him and the band between songs, with it being light, it made it even better.. making it up there with my favourite Bob shows of the last ten years. About seven songs in I was saying to my friend this is the best Bob show I have ever seen, I don't know, maybe I was just getting carried away in the evening air. Seeing Bob laughing at the end of lines, being able to see him looking so good and enjoying himself so much, being so focused and yet relaxed, all his movements seeming to belong to the song, and to my ears, his voice sounding very good. I still prefer his voice now, everything about it, more than any other voice I hear.. I've come to realise, maybe I just don't like ' a good singing voice', and what ever some people seem to think has been leaving Bob's voice over the last few years, it isn't taking anything away from my pleasure of listening to him. If anything now it is more interesting to me. I understand people must hear different things within something, I'm just glad I can still hear what I like. I think he can do things now he couldn't do maybe seven years ago. Things have changed I know, but still I had a big smile on my face during many parts of this Hop Farm Show, and I don't usually smile that often in public.. so, well that is why I am typing this, taking the time as a thank you to Bob.
I was having a look around from where I was standing to see if I could see any Expecting Rain faces, I couldn't see any though.. although I don't really know what any expecting rain faces look like, so I suppose that was expected. I was about six rows back, just left of centre. Anyone reading this that were around that area? I was standing behind someone I felt I recognised, either way, thanks again Bob and his band.
Thanks a lot for this review, really nice to hear first hand from someone who was there. Some of the stuff I've heard is fantastic - I hope it continues through the tour for when I catch up with him in Nimes and Lyon.
The only thing he knows how to is keep on keepin on