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 Post subject: These 2018 Shows
PostPosted: Tue November 27th, 2018, 05:26 GMT 
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The percussion, stand up bass, keys, it kind of reminds me of how a Tom Waits
show would sound if it weren't played with discordance and Waits overly animated vocals,
which by the way, I love. What i mean't there is he gets his guys to play out of
tune in a controlled measured way ... Nearest I've heard Dylan play discordance was
those lead guitar breaks he used to do.
(I wouldn't mind betting Dylan's a master lead guitar player and is just hiding it from us all)

PS. This isn't meant to be chatter about his guitar playing because I've read people
defend his lead playing. His rhythm i can't argue, is astounding on occasion, the
''World Gone Wrong' album proved that.

But back to the matter i wanted to bring up ... His band are really getting that Tom Waits
vibe about them. I wonder If he'll crank it up again like 2009 or 2005?


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 Post subject: Re: These 2018 Shows
PostPosted: Thu November 29th, 2018, 14:49 GMT 

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I had the good fortune to be in attendance at the Aragon Ballroom on Halloween, 2009. Stu did a quick take on "Jesus Gonna Be Here," and we fell out.

Waits was tremendous at the Chicago Theatre in 1999.

Sadly, this will be only the second year since 1987 that I have not been to at least one Dylan concert. My loss. The Supper Club shows are easing the pain. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: These 2018 Shows
PostPosted: Thu November 29th, 2018, 17:11 GMT 
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I'd give my arms and legs to see Tom Waits live.


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 Post subject: Re: These 2018 Shows
PostPosted: Thu November 29th, 2018, 20:48 GMT 
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goodnitesteve wrote:
I'd give my arms and legs to see Tom Waits live.


This. Plus my left nut.


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 Post subject: Re: These 2018 Shows
PostPosted: Thu November 29th, 2018, 21:14 GMT 
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McG wrote:
goodnitesteve wrote:
I'd give my arms and legs to see Tom Waits live.


This. Plus my left nut.


I'd give both nuts.


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 Post subject: Re: These 2018 Shows
PostPosted: Fri November 30th, 2018, 03:07 GMT 
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Pequod wrote:
I had the good fortune to be in attendance at the Aragon Ballroom on Halloween, 2009. Stu did a quick take on "Jesus Gonna Be Here,"



I was there, too - great show.

I don't hear any particular resemblance between 2018 Live Dylan's band and Tom Waits, EXCEPT the "middle" arrangement (started in the near east) of Gotta Serve Somebody.


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 Post subject: Re: These 2018 Shows
PostPosted: Fri November 30th, 2018, 04:29 GMT 

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A man missing his arms, legs and nuts...sounds like a character in a Tom Waits song.

I would love to see him as well, it’d be mind blowing to have them tour together.

As for these 2018 shows, I think they’re fantastic. And I started out being skeptical, but I’ve loved almost everything I’ve heard lately. They should release a live album from this time, maybe take some performances from the Beacon shows.


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 Post subject: Re: These 2018 Shows
PostPosted: Fri November 30th, 2018, 15:20 GMT 
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ShotofMercy wrote:
A man missing his arms, legs and nuts...sounds like a character in a Tom Waits song.




I haven't been to any of the Beacon Shows, but I met up with some folks at the Dublin House and the bartender had one arm and they were playing Ernest Tub and a few Dylan tracks. Felt like I was in Scarlet Town.


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 Post subject: Re: These 2018 Shows
PostPosted: Fri November 30th, 2018, 21:01 GMT 
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Pequod wrote:
I had the good fortune to be in attendance at the Aragon Ballroom on Halloween, 2009. Stu did a quick take on "Jesus Gonna Be Here," and we fell out.


He did San Diego Serenade in Bloomington a few days later, it was pretty funny.


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 Post subject: Re: These 2018 Shows
PostPosted: Fri November 30th, 2018, 22:35 GMT 
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Does anyone remember a soundcheck recording of the band playing Shooting Star without Bob? It was on youtube around that time period. I heard it once and it disappeared.


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 Post subject: Re: These 2018 Shows
PostPosted: Sat December 1st, 2018, 02:06 GMT 
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I saw Tom Waits at the Grand Rex theatre, in Paris, in 2000, and then at the Hammersmith Apollo in London in 2004...

Great shows... incredible music. The worst thing was the fans, who all scream like 12 year old girls throughout the entirety of every song. I had to kindly ask the 30-something man beside me if he wouldn't mind reserving his screams and shouts for in between the songs, please.


But other than that, fantastic. If you get the chance to see him, go.

Don't bother with that Dylan fella. His voice is all gurgly and his songs are unrecognisable.


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 Post subject: Re: These 2018 Shows
PostPosted: Sat December 1st, 2018, 06:22 GMT 
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I mean the drumming and stand up bass, it just reminds me of a Tom Waits show
musically.


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 Post subject: Re: These 2018 Shows
PostPosted: Mon December 3rd, 2018, 14:51 GMT 
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Rimshottbob wrote:
The worst thing was the fans, who all scream like 12 year old girls throughout the entirety of every song. I had to kindly ask the 30-something man beside me if he wouldn't mind reserving his screams and shouts for in between the songs, please.



There were a few folks like that at the Beacon this year, I hear. One fella in particular wouldn't sit his arse down the entire time. Some people think they're really important.

Atlantic City had a few of those people as well. Someone sang a few verses of Just like a Woman. Someone had to.

Here's hoping Tom makes his way around again. I'll gladly owe him money, if he came to my city.


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 Post subject: Re: These 2018 Shows
PostPosted: Fri December 7th, 2018, 13:01 GMT 
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Scarlet Town definitely has a Waits vibe in its latest incarnation


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 Post subject: Re: These 2018 Shows
PostPosted: Mon December 10th, 2018, 00:39 GMT 
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McG wrote:
Scarlet Town definitely has a Waits vibe in its latest incarnation


Agreed


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