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PostPosted: Fri August 25th, 2017, 18:40 GMT 
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https://youtu.be/eOYo5Ral4og

DR talks about touring with Bob at approx 10:50. Before that he also talks about playing on Time Out Of Mind. He has a cool story of Bob's instructions for how he should play on Highlands (DR couldn't remember the name of the song though).


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PostPosted: Fri August 25th, 2017, 22:58 GMT 

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Great interview. Seems like a very nice, humble man who graced the NET with some top-shelf performances


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PostPosted: Sat August 26th, 2017, 19:26 GMT 
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A little more Duke appreciation:

https://youtu.be/3CyAuY9eFKk?t=10s

https://youtu.be/tWTtMzCQEZI?t=26s


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PostPosted: Sun August 27th, 2017, 03:09 GMT 
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is duke haunting us or are we haunting duke?
-ShakesASpear


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PostPosted: Sun August 27th, 2017, 07:00 GMT 

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bobschool wrote:
is duke haunting us or are we haunting duke?
-ShakesASpear


There is no haunting going on actually


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PostPosted: Sun August 27th, 2017, 07:02 GMT 

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Sorry, these clips are dull and interesting, not unlike some of his playing during the NET


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PostPosted: Mon August 28th, 2017, 01:28 GMT 
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Duke's alright.
Seems like an "old dog / new trick" scenario.


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PostPosted: Mon August 28th, 2017, 13:04 GMT 

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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Duke's alright.
Seems like an "old dog / new trick" scenario.


Yes, no bridges burned. I saw the Newark, Delaware show with Duke and enjoyed his playing.


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PostPosted: Sat September 16th, 2017, 00:38 GMT 
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Duke will be in the Boston region when Bob plays the Agganis.
Wonder if Duke will pop in to observe? He's got nuthin' else booked.
Might as well.


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PostPosted: Sat September 16th, 2017, 15:39 GMT 

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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Duke will be in the Boston region when Bob plays the Agganis.
Wonder if Duke will pop in to observe? He's got nuthin' else booked.
Might as well.


Personally, I don't see this happening. For starters, I don't think that Duke was at Dylan shows before he worked with him and really, if you left a company on - for all we know - really bad terms, would you turn up at the office in the future?

Would he really pay 90 bucks for that? Can't see Bob (or anyone, for that matter) firing someone mid tour and then putting them on the guestlist?


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PostPosted: Sat September 16th, 2017, 22:07 GMT 

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He might pop into the bar for a bitter before the show.


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PostPosted: Sat September 16th, 2017, 23:55 GMT 
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Fog: it was a "tongue-in-cheek" statement.
I'm guessing Duke has access to You Tube.


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PostPosted: Sun September 17th, 2017, 00:08 GMT 
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Well, all that made for interesting reading.
I'm only just catching up on all things NET after a 15 year lay off.
I noted a few people talking about Dylan's 3 note lead guitar breaks.
To my ears, the way he plays sounds very much akin to the way he
play's his harmonica. I think he hears the harmonica in his minds
eye when he plays any other instrument in a lead capacity.
He's been playing guitar longer than a lot of guitar players have been alive,
and i'm sure that if he wanted to, he could easily play a more conventional
style, but conventional isn't Dylan's style.
His guitar work on 'Good As I Been To You' & 'World Gone Wrong'
was distinctive and a joy to behold, and whilst he'll never be a
Rory Gallagher, or a G.E.Smith in terms of lead guitar, his playing,
(when he plays that is) is always interesting to me.
I've never heard any other guitarist enunciate lead notes the way
Dylan does. Neil Young showed how you can play few notes and
make a lead break sound great on his track 'Down By The River',
but that's for different reason's, like i mentioned, when i hear Dylan
playing it sounds more like a guitarists interpretation of a harmonica lead.
Just my opinion.
Regarding Duke, i've only heard him in the context of Dylan's live show,
but i'm sure he's an excellent player who unfortunately wasn't in-tune
with his employers expectations.


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PostPosted: Sun September 17th, 2017, 03:44 GMT 
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It sounds like they mutually determined it wasn't a fit.
Both are still worth seeing.


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PostPosted: Fri September 22nd, 2017, 15:27 GMT 

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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Duke will be in the Boston region when Bob plays the Agganis.
Wonder if Duke will pop in to observe? He's got nuthin' else booked.
Might as well.

He'll probably be posting on his Facebook account right about that time about how Bob was so mean to him...


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PostPosted: Sat December 23rd, 2017, 18:03 GMT 
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Had to post this here. From ‘Concerts in 2017’ thread in Other Artists forum:
Too funny to not share.
I like Duke, and Cod made me think of this 38-page mega-thread.

capecod wrote:
Duke Robillard on Dec. 29th...does anyone want me to ask him anything about why Bob shitcanned him, or have we covered that? :D


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PostPosted: Sat December 23rd, 2017, 18:51 GMT 
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Duke now qualifies for a shrine thanks to this 38 page mega thread. He is a very important historical figure in Bob's Never Ending Tour.

I'd like to request that Bob or Tony name the next tour after him, the 'Remember when Duke Robillard played center stage for 3 months' tour.


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PostPosted: Sun December 24th, 2017, 12:08 GMT 
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Well, then Colin should at least get a medallion for his short stint.
As it turns out, his philosophy may have differed a bit from Duke’s:

The most important factor of doing the gig well was really keeping your eyes on Bob, and listening really, really carefully, and putting the music first and foremost,” Linden says. “He’s a real player too, and the other guys are real players. So not enforcing your own ideas on it, but being a real participant and an ensemble player, and really being respectful of his singing and his playing, and the songs. It requires, I think, being more sparse in some ways with what you do, and the spots where you step up be kind of aware of what you are doing and the implications of it musically.

from:
‘A Really Big Deal’: Guitarist Colin Linden On
Connecting With Bob Dylan On Stage


http://somethingelsereviews.com/2013/09 ... -on-stage/


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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Well, then Colin should at least get a medallion for his short stint.
As it turns out, his philosophy may have differed a bit from Duke’s:

The most important factor of doing the gig well was really keeping your eyes on Bob, and listening really, really carefully, and putting the music first and foremost,” Linden says. “He’s a real player too, and the other guys are real players. So not enforcing your own ideas on it, but being a real participant and an ensemble player, and really being respectful of his singing and his playing, and the songs. It requires, I think, being more sparse in some ways with what you do, and the spots where you step up be kind of aware of what you are doing and the implications of it musically.

from:
‘A Really Big Deal’: Guitarist Colin Linden On
Connecting With Bob Dylan On Stage


http://somethingelsereviews.com/2013/09 ... -on-stage/


Interestingly enough. I think that Bob's approach as to what he requires from his backing musicians has changed quite a bit from 2005 onwards. While overplaying and getting in Bob's way never was a good idea, Winston Watson paints a little bit of a different picture in "The Neverending Tour Diaries", I think.


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PostPosted: Tue December 26th, 2017, 06:13 GMT 
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Not to go off topic, but it really saddened me to see what an arse Van Morrison was to Winston. Not only did it appear that Van influenced either Winston to quit or be fired by Bob, but Van used some not so nice racially charged slurs when referring to Bob's former drummer. In the diaries, Winston was visibly hurt by this. And it wasn't just a one time deal. Van continued to insult Winston's timing, speed and vibe and told Bob in front of both of them that he [Winston] was no good.


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PostPosted: Tue December 26th, 2017, 12:47 GMT 
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Oh dear, what did Van say??


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PostPosted: Tue December 26th, 2017, 20:00 GMT 
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dylanswife wrote:
Not to go off topic, but it really saddened me to see what an arse Van Morrison was to Winston. Not only did it appear that Van influenced either Winston to quit or be fired by Bob, but Van used some not so nice racially charged slurs when referring to Bob's former drummer. In the diaries, Winston was visibly hurt by this. And it wasn't just a one time deal. Van continued to insult Winston's timing, speed and vibe and told Bob in front of both of them that he [Winston] was no good.
Found three articles about it but can't confirm the 'racially charged slurs' bit. Closest to it: "awhile later after no longer touring with Dylan, Watson visited Dylan back stage and there was Van Morrison yet again who, according to Watson, made some rude comment directed apparently at him.


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PostPosted: Tue December 26th, 2017, 21:15 GMT 
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Yeah. The articles and video diaries didn't detail the exact use of words by Morrison. But by looking and watching as Winston is reliving the experience on camera, it's obvious there's a foul riff between the two. During the backstage incident with all 3 present, the inappropriate comment made by Morrison, Winston said, was not appropriate for TV.

I included a picture of Winston's last performance with Van The Man and Dylan. Whatever was going on between the two would have been much noticeable to all those near, too.

Someone had mentioned that the last song either while Winston was still Bob's drummer or the show after Winston's departure was I'll remember you. I don't have the specific dates so I was unable to verify that. Interesting though, if true.


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PostPosted: Wed December 27th, 2017, 03:05 GMT 
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Handsomeinthefog wrote:
While overplaying and getting in Bob's way never was a good idea, Winston Watson paints a little bit of a different picture in "The Neverending Tour Diaries", I think.


Interesting that both Winston & Duke appeared on Time Out of Mind...
...Just not together on the same songs.

Winston - Dirt Road Blues

Duke - Million Miles, Tryin To Get To Heaven, Can't Wait


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Still Go Barefoot wrote:
Had to post this here. From ‘Concerts in 2017’ thread in Other Artists forum:
Too funny to not share.
I like Duke, and Cod made me think of this 38-page mega-thread.

capecod wrote:
Duke Robillard on Dec. 29th...does anyone want me to ask him anything about why Bob shitcanned him, or have we covered that? :D

I have to say that I’m a bit disappointed after reading your post. I just saw this thread on the first page of this section and immediately assumed the Duke was once again using his Facebook page to bitch about how the way Bob mistreated him was the biggest injustice in world history and then it turned out you guys were just trolling. No fair :mrgreen:


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