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PostPosted: Tue September 23rd, 2014, 13:45 GMT 
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Bobfest Vol II anyone?

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/musi ... /16091163/


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PostPosted: Tue September 23rd, 2014, 13:47 GMT 
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Sorry for the short topic. Posting from my cellphone.

The 25th annual benefit dinner and concert will be hosted in Los Angeles the weekend of the Grammy Awards, scheduled for Feb. 8. Performers at Dylan's tribute concert include Beck, the Black Keys, Crosby, Stills & Nash, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, Bonnie Raitt, Eddie Vedder, Jack White, Neil Young, Tom Jones and Los Lobos.


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PostPosted: Tue September 23rd, 2014, 13:48 GMT 
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Nice :)


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PostPosted: Tue September 23rd, 2014, 13:58 GMT 
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I just hope the man himself gets a spot.


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PostPosted: Tue September 23rd, 2014, 14:28 GMT 
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hey - look, they used a nearly contemporary picture for Bob!

we should draw a little attention to this fine organization, they picked Bob for their 25th anniversary year:

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MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need.
MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.

perhaps they could reach out to Bono....

will any of this presentation be documented or referred to during the Grammy ceremony?


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PostPosted: Tue September 23rd, 2014, 14:45 GMT 
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What the hell took 'em so long? This award has been around since '91. Oh well, congrats Bob!


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PostPosted: Tue September 23rd, 2014, 14:51 GMT 
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the recipient list isn't too shabby...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MusiCares_ ... f_the_Year
i wonder if the criteria include some sort of philanthropic gestures in the musical community.

If so, it may have been Bob's release of those unfinished lyrics and the basement Vault that got him a spot!


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PostPosted: Tue September 23rd, 2014, 15:12 GMT 
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Very very exciting!


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PostPosted: Tue September 23rd, 2014, 17:21 GMT 
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Yes, but will he change the setlist?


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PostPosted: Tue September 23rd, 2014, 19:36 GMT 
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Cool...

I seem to remember this being a show every year on VH1 or something... I assume Bob will be there accepting.


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PostPosted: Tue September 23rd, 2014, 20:12 GMT 
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They should make Los Lobos the house band for that shindig. They could play in a style befitting every one of those other performers. I would pay money to watch that evening of music.


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PostPosted: Tue September 23rd, 2014, 20:29 GMT 
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I've seen these concerts on PBS and have also seen them on DVD. Really great, well done concerts. The ones I've seen included a few numbers by the honoree at the end, like the format of the 30th anniversary Bobfest concert.


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PostPosted: Tue September 23rd, 2014, 21:34 GMT 
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Johnnie Ray wrote:
I've seen these concerts on PBS and have also seen them on DVD. Really great, well done concerts. The ones I've seen included a few numbers by the honoree at the end, like the format of the 30th anniversary Bobfest concert.


Now you've got me really excited. This could be great.


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PostPosted: Tue September 23rd, 2014, 22:34 GMT 
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YES, YES, YES!!! Best news I've had since - hmmmm. . . . . . . I can't wait for this!! :D :D :D


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this is great and all but who the hell invited beck?


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PostPosted: Tue September 23rd, 2014, 23:50 GMT 
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Someone who knew he was influenced by Dylan and one of the most commercially and critically successful musicians of the last 25 years?

Just a guess :wink:




The Black Keys seem like a stranger choice, but I'm glad it's not all old folks - maybe some kids will tune in and have the chance to be mystified and smitten by the man himself.


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PostPosted: Wed September 24th, 2014, 00:27 GMT 
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PostPosted: Wed September 24th, 2014, 01:16 GMT 
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The Black Keys seem like a stranger choice, but I'm glad it's not all old folks - maybe some kids will tune in and have the chance to be mystified and smitten by the man himself.



I don't think they are a strange choice at all. When I hear The Black Keys, I think of Dylan. I never really got into them until their appearance on the "I'm Not There" soundtrack. I remember seeing them open for Dylan in 2008. Mrs. Shitty thought all their songs sounded the same and couldn't wait for Dylan to take the stage.


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camilla's house wrote:
this is great and all but who the hell invited beck?


smoke wrote:
Someone who knew he was influenced by Dylan and one of the most commercially and critically successful musicians of the last 25 years?

Just a guess :wink:


“If I’ve got any kind of attitude about me — or about what I do, what I perform, what I sing, on any level, my attitude is, compare it to somebody else! Don’t compare it to me. Are you going to compare Neil Young to Neil Young? Compare it to somebody else, compare it to Beck—which I like—or whoever else is on his level."
-Bob Dylan (to Jonathan Lethem, Aug 2006)

Dylan also selected Beck to play "Leopard Skin" on War Child Presents Heroes, where legends picked contemporary artists to cover their stuff. Unlike Leonard Cohen, he didn't just give it to his son, heh heh. The track's not bad, as far as Dylan covers go.

The only awards that should be given to Bob are those that require a performance, so this is a good one.


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PostPosted: Wed September 24th, 2014, 01:55 GMT 
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Johanna Parker wrote:
Yes, but will he change the setlist?

Excellent!


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PostPosted: Wed September 24th, 2014, 02:40 GMT 
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shitjoy wrote:
smoke wrote:
The Black Keys seem like a stranger choice, but I'm glad it's not all old folks - maybe some kids will tune in and have the chance to be mystified and smitten by the man himself.



I don't think they are a strange choice at all. When I hear The Black Keys, I think of Dylan. I never really got into them until their appearance on the "I'm Not There" soundtrack. I remember seeing them open for Dylan in 2008. Mrs. Shitty thought all their songs sounded the same and couldn't wait for Dylan to take the stage.


What did she think of Dylan??

I enjoy the Black Keys, but aside from a rootsy base I don't hear much Dylan in them, except maybe via Jack White. I'm glad they're coming though. Maybe they'll do a Hard Rain style Shelter.


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PostPosted: Wed September 24th, 2014, 02:46 GMT 
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camilla's house wrote:
this is great and all but who the hell invited beck?


you know, Beck is notable in music history as being one of the few modern acts who have been asked by Dylan to tour with him, and had to turn him down due to prior commitments. a Bob Dylan tribute in 2015 would be woefully incomplete without Beck.


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ok, my bad, i didnt know dylan was a beck fan :shock:
ill give beck another chance next time i hear a song, but my past experiences havent been good


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PostPosted: Wed September 24th, 2014, 03:09 GMT 
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^ what's your music orientation? i can try to point you in a favorable direction!
(give me 3-5 names of other artists you like, or favorite nonDylan albums or something along those lines)

there's a bunch of his music posted in this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=75651&hilit=+beck

he's eclectic, so unless people like eclecticism, they usually are drawn to some of his stuff but not all....

here's him doing Hank Williams for a start...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtctBc4t-dI


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PostPosted: Wed September 24th, 2014, 03:14 GMT 

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cool idea, thanks, let me see...
townes van zandt, modest mouse, neil young, mazzy star

EDIT: i like him better just seeing that hes covered hank haha


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