Bob Dylan - My Rough and Rowdy Ways /2020) Anticipation and Discussion Thread

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New album ‘Rough And Rowdy Ways’ coming June 19th.
Pre-order now: https://t.co/SN0XeyNKiN
Listen to “False Prophet” here: https://t.co/05k7HYtPiK pic.twitter.com/raitEZpabe

— Bob Dylan (@bobdylan) May 8, 2020



get in here, goons

Three winners so far!

I eat fast foods (morrisp), Friday, 8 May 2020 04:39 (one year ago) link

Stoked. Haven’t heard a Dylan album that I dislike, although I’ve never heard Dylan & the Dead.

Cow_Art, Friday, 8 May 2020 04:43 (one year ago) link

Love how Bob keeps laughing as he sings "False Prophet"

I eat fast foods (morrisp), Friday, 8 May 2020 04:58 (one year ago) link

(one thing I don't love so much is the album cover - it's very "swing trend c. 1998")

I eat fast foods (morrisp), Friday, 8 May 2020 05:02 (one year ago) link

title an allusion to this Waylon Jennings tune?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y81Hm4k3Ag

I eat fast foods (morrisp), Friday, 8 May 2020 05:05 (one year ago) link

Jimmy Rodgers song I believe

is the guy on the left being sick in the sink?

thomasintrouble, Friday, 8 May 2020 10:10 (one year ago) link

right. not left.

thomasintrouble, Friday, 8 May 2020 10:11 (one year ago) link

Not as big a fan of False Prophet as the other two, but I could see warming up to it. Love the sound.

Pissed Jeans Genie C. Riley (PBKR), Friday, 8 May 2020 11:41 (one year ago) link

70 minute album!

Mark G, Friday, 8 May 2020 12:15 (one year ago) link

is the guy on the left being sick in the sink?

― thomasintrouble, Friday, May 8, 2020 6:10 AM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

is that a sink? the way it's glowing makes me think it's a jukebox.

mizzell, Friday, 8 May 2020 12:25 (one year ago) link

def. a jukebox

I eat fast foods (morrisp), Friday, 8 May 2020 13:21 (one year ago) link

Love that "Murder Most Foul" gets its own whole disc on the CD version.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 8 May 2020 13:55 (one year ago) link

So the whole story about Murder having been recorded years ago was a red herring? Somehow quite excited by this one despite the fact nothing since 'Love & Theft' has really grabbed my interest.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Friday, 8 May 2020 14:43 (one year ago) link

Can Bob please reach out to some new graphic designers please? Maybe someone that didn't just download the "My First Fonts!" software?

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 8 May 2020 14:46 (one year ago) link

xp It still could have been recorded "a while back" (whatever that means).

I eat fast foods (morrisp), Friday, 8 May 2020 14:46 (one year ago) link

if the cover of a new bob dylan cover isn't terrible, it's not a new bob dylan record

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Friday, 8 May 2020 14:52 (one year ago) link

Lol

My Chess Hustler (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 8 May 2020 15:08 (one year ago) link

I reckon Bob does them all himself on his Amiga

thomasintrouble, Friday, 8 May 2020 15:23 (one year ago) link

Maybe James Morrison helps him by forwarding him some bad book cover art slapped on public domain works and such. Oh wait.

My Chess Hustler (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 8 May 2020 15:47 (one year ago) link

This man has been putting out music for 58 years now

Heez, Friday, 8 May 2020 15:50 (one year ago) link

The last couple leaked tracks last 58 years.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 8 May 2020 15:51 (one year ago) link

lmaooo

Bob Dylan's new guitarist on his first day of recording. pic.twitter.com/t04gggRSIY

— Jeremy Woodcock (@jwPencilAndPad) May 7, 2020

frogbs, Friday, 8 May 2020 15:55 (one year ago) link

just when i thought 2020 couldn't get any worse

Kate (rushomancy), Friday, 8 May 2020 16:01 (one year ago) link

Maybe James Morrison helps him by forwarding him some bad book cover art slapped on public domain works and such. Oh wait.

― My Chess Hustler (James Redd and the Blecchs)

bad covers of public domain works v. much dylan's wheelhouse

Kate (rushomancy), Friday, 8 May 2020 16:02 (one year ago) link

Ha, of course.

My Chess Hustler (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 8 May 2020 16:04 (one year ago) link

Still think he should have called it 'Send Nudes'.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 8 May 2020 16:05 (one year ago) link

Not sure why that didn't work, but supposed to be a link to a video of "If Lovin' is Believing" by Billy "The Kid" Emerson from 1954. I've seen it passed around elsewhere for it's, uh, similarities to Bob's new song.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 8 May 2020 16:59 (one year ago) link

[This man has been putting out music for 58 years now

― Heez, Friday, May 8, 2020 8:50 AM (four hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

The last couple leaked tracks last 58 years.

― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn)

belated lols

sleeve, Friday, 8 May 2020 20:28 (one year ago) link

You don't have to be coy about any "uh, similarities" to 20th century Americana. The last two decades of Dylan's career are pretty much a cut up of those influences, he's not in any way ashamed of it or trying to hide it.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Saturday, 9 May 2020 07:22 (one year ago) link

That reads much more aggressively than I meant it, sorry.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Saturday, 9 May 2020 07:28 (one year ago) link

Dylan has been stealing other people's songs for sixty years now.

Duke, Saturday, 9 May 2020 11:46 (one year ago) link

I mean, there's like 3 blues riffs the genre is built around slight variations on formulas and other songs

I didn't mean any ill-will. He has stolen many of his songs, so I'm not surprised to hear this is a rip off of "If Lovin' is Believing" by Billy Emerson. Keep on going, Bob - I like it.

Duke, Saturday, 9 May 2020 20:56 (one year ago) link

I just heard the news about Little Richard and I’m so grieved. He was my shining star and guiding light back when I was only a little boy. His was the original spirit that moved me to do everything I would do.

— Bob Dylan (@bobdylan) May 9, 2020

I eat fast foods (morrisp), Saturday, 9 May 2020 21:06 (one year ago) link

((My) “Rough” and “Rowdy”) Ways

The little engine that choogled (hardcore dilettante), Sunday, 10 May 2020 18:25 (one year ago) link

Good info, links, commentary (incl. re prev. known instances of BD's "folk process"=the best Tom Moon piece I've ever seen.
https://www.npr.org/2020/05/12/853992774/trickster-treat-bob-dylans-new-song-sounds-awfully-old-and-familiar

dow, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 20:25 (one year ago) link

You don't have to be coy about any "uh, similarities" to 20th century Americana. The last two decades of Dylan's career are pretty much a cut up of those influences, he's not in any way ashamed of it or trying to hide it.

Oh I know, it's nothing new, but I do get a kick out of hearing the sources when they get identified. I didn't share that in a "gotcha Bobby" way, but rather further listening...

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 20:43 (one year ago) link

I'd like to hear a collection like the one of Presley's sources, The King's Record Collection, and The Music Never Stopped: Roots of the Grateful Dead. Or has somebody already done this re BD?

dow, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 21:11 (one year ago) link

I know I've seen playlists like that... "the roots of Dylan," or whatever.

Inadequate grass (morrisp), Thursday, 14 May 2020 00:30 (one year ago) link

the “Artists Choice” comp he did for Starbucks or whatever is really cool

brimstead, Thursday, 14 May 2020 00:45 (one year ago) link

(not the same thing)

brimstead, Thursday, 14 May 2020 00:45 (one year ago) link

That does look good

Inadequate grass (morrisp), Thursday, 14 May 2020 00:55 (one year ago) link

Bob Dylan's new single, "Murder Most Foul," is 17 minutes long and references more than 70 songs. We made a playlist of them all.
https://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2020/03/27/822468820/a-list-of-the-songs-named-in-bob-dylans-murder-most-foul

dow, Thursday, 14 May 2020 04:04 (one year ago) link

all those reasons otm and I'd add that the mood of the album (incl some of those lines quoted above) has more than a taste of that wistful end-of-career capstone feel, esp when compared to his recent American songbook output. Obviously all of the above lists predate yesterday's news that he sold the rights to his catalogue, but that + turning 80 this coming year + COVID putting a stop to the Neverending Tour makes me wonder if he's gonna move towards more of a retirement phase.

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Tuesday, 8 December 2020 16:58 (eleven months ago) link

I wouldn't read too much into the publishing right sale; lots of big artists are doing that lately.

good karma, my aesthetic (morrisp), Wednesday, 9 December 2020 01:39 (eleven months ago) link

(also, the deal reportedly excluded any future songs he writes, which probably suggests he plans on writing some... otherwise why not throw that in too, for an extra mil)

good karma, my aesthetic (morrisp), Wednesday, 9 December 2020 01:42 (eleven months ago) link

(granted, I've had a few beers, and my analysis may be colored by my desire to see Dylan record & perform for 20 more years)

good karma, my aesthetic (morrisp), Wednesday, 9 December 2020 01:48 (eleven months ago) link

"Murder Most Foul" is still the greatest track of 2020 for me

Dan S, Wednesday, 9 December 2020 02:42 (eleven months ago) link

this is a pretty wonderful album to sink into right now.

and spotify kind of comes into its own when you think “hmm i’d like to hear some more bob dylan”. well, here’s the complete basement tapes. here’s every studio album. fuck.

listening now to “i forgot to remember to forget”

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 10 December 2020 22:21 (eleven months ago) link

B-b-b-ut what about "I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know"?

Robert Gotopieces (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 10 December 2020 22:29 (eleven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

This album is simultaneously super fun and so 2020. I was driving home from the store and was struck by:

play "Jagged Little Pill", play Alanis
Play for the big-mouthed girl named Janice

Jimi Buffett (PBKR), Thursday, 31 December 2020 19:34 (eleven months ago) link

six months pass...

i could listen to 'murder most foul' for almost ever

there are so many places it could go/have gone/might have gone/even if not but still

mookieproof, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 05:24 (five months ago) link

otm

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 30 June 2021 06:02 (five months ago) link

^^

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 06:28 (five months ago) link

i want to suggest adding "Key West" to the pantheon. those are always temporary and fleeting, always changing in and out. but key west will be there frequently

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 06:29 (five months ago) link

I still like 'Goodbye Jimmy Reed' more than almost anything else on the LP!

the pinefox, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 08:46 (five months ago) link

goodbye jimmy reed RULES

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 08:59 (five months ago) link

It's a good driving album. At least the car is where I've listened to it the most. Being able to focus on Murder Most Foul while highway driving is nice.

Vin Jawn (PBKR), Wednesday, 30 June 2021 11:27 (five months ago) link

When he sings 'the healing virtues of the wind' in Key West and his his voice minutely cracks. Damn.

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Wednesday, 30 June 2021 14:58 (five months ago) link

I mentioned the song the other day to someone, and for the first time the other person immediately knew what it was. Before I said anything about the song, they said “key west is fine and fair”, and we both said “if you’ve lost your mind, you will find it there”, and then I said “key west is on the horizon line”. We just left it at that, which made me feel really good.

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 15:28 (five months ago) link

Because obviously, ok I guess we both know this song then

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 15:29 (five months ago) link

i want to suggest adding "Key West" to the pantheon. those are always temporary and fleeting, always changing in and out. but key west will be there frequently

― Karl Malone,

Truman had his White house there!

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 30 June 2021 15:30 (five months ago) link

Drunken Truman: “I don't love nobody, give me a kiss / Down on the bottom, way down in Key West”

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 15:33 (five months ago) link

Harry and Bess liked his Old-Fashioneds.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 30 June 2021 15:33 (five months ago) link

four months pass...

Anyone see this month’s shows? Especially good to see he’s doing “Key West” and “I Contain Multitudes,” as well as “False Prophet” and “Goodbye Jimmy Reed.”

... (Eazy), Sunday, 21 November 2021 06:31 (one week ago) link

I saw him two nights ago at the Beacon. He did everything off R&RW except “Crossing The Rubicon” and “Murder Most Foul.” He played an upright piano, staying behind it for most of the show. Sometimes he’d pick up a mic and sneak toward center stage, then move back to the piano. A friend told me he’s apparently frustrated with being able to remember lyrics, so it seems likely they’re all on the piano (at one point between songs it looked like he was flipping through a binder). His band was incredible, inhabiting his songs like few others I’d heard. His drummer on this tour is Charley Drayton (bassist/occasional drummer with Keith Richards, bassist on Neil’s SNL appearance), and he was so perfect. When Bob introduced the musicians at the end of the show, he said, “Boy, Charley’s really something on the drums, isn’t he?” The quieter new songs, especially “Mother Of Muses,” were so beautiful, and I don’t think I’ve ever experienced such an intense degree of collective concentration at a show — everyone was hanging on every syllable.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 21 November 2021 13:44 (one week ago) link

Wow. Sounds amazing.

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 21 November 2021 14:45 (one week ago) link

This is a good review, and largely tracks with what I experienced (“They’d come from far away” — I traveled from 3 hours north of NYC, and ran into a friend from Massachusetts).

https://www.hotpress.com/music/a-triumphant-bob-dylan-comes-home-to-new-york-city-22881777

Only part I’d take issue with is “most masked throughout the show.” I’d say maybe 1/3rd of the audience was masked. You had to show proof of vax to get in, but it was still frustrating to see so many unmasked. I mean, jeez, at least mask up because Bob is 80 and you don’t want him to catch a cold.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 21 November 2021 15:11 (one week ago) link

Thanks for the review; sounds great. I would have liked to caught one of the shows as it's been 10 years since I saw him last.

hocus pocus, alakazam (PBKR), Sunday, 21 November 2021 16:28 (one week ago) link

From Jon Wurster's guest commentary on Knoxville, in recent issue of Flagggin' Down The Double E's BD show download enewsletter (you can subscribe for free and get a couple of these a month, pay and get more)
Links and other stuff in original worth checking:
...Now let’s get to the show. I don’t want to give too many spoilers for those who want a pure experience, so I’ll be relatively brief. The lone drawback of having such good seats was that we didn’t get to see the “floor of lights.” The stage design for this tour is pretty interesting (to say nothing of its cost-effectiveness): None of the hanging lights that are the norm for most concerts, and the band is essentially playing inside a black-curtained cube. You really feel like you’re watching six guys rocking out on their own planet.

As I said a few months ago right here, I watch Bob’s band as much as, if not more than, the man himself. They were an extremely well-oiled machine by the time I saw those three shows in late-2019, so there wasn’t the palpable feeling of excited uncertainty that was coming off the stage in Knoxville. Dylan seems to thrive on chaos, and Knoxville had several great chaotic moments, particularly during a somewhat extended “Most Likely You Go Your Way.”

I couldn’t take my eyes off Tony Garnier as he studied Bob’s hands to see where they might next land on the piano keyboard. Charley, who really impressed me later in the show with subtle brush work and understated-yet-driving, Kenny Buttrey-style drumming, broke into surprised smiles several times during “Most Likely” as he reacted to where Bob was taking the song. And that’s what’s so great about seeing a Dylan show: even though the setlist might be the same several nights in a row, every song is performed with subtle differences that keep it fresh for everyone involved.

For me, the night’s two big highlights were a chugging, almost “Neighborhood Bully”-esque “Gotta Serve Somebody” featuring great, gritty guitar interplay from Bob Britt and Doug Lancio, and a downright gorgeous “Key West.”

And Bob? I think this was the most I’ve seen him smile during a recent(ish) show. He was clearly having a good time, especially when he made his way out from behind the piano to sing at one of the centerstage mics. Sure, the piano playing was a little wonky at times, but in a way, Dylan is a jazzer. Maybe that Miles Davis (Monk?) quote about there not being any wrong notes is true! His voice was exceptional, especially on “My Own Version of You” and “I’ve Made Up My Mind To Give Myself To You.” There were so many moments during the show where I found myself thinking, “How can this guy be this good at eighty?”

But he is eighty. Dylan was less mobile than I expected, and the encore section of the tour’s earlier shows seems to be a thing of the past, my guess is because he only wants to have to walk on and off that stage once a night. I only mention this in hopes that it might spur anyone on the fence to go see him while you can. There truly is no performer like him. https://dylanlive.substack.com/p/wednesday-night-in-knoxville-by-jon?token=eyJ1c2VyX2lkIjo0

dow, Sunday, 21 November 2021 18:34 (one week ago) link

Thanks for sharing these... going to keep my eyes open for West Coast dates.

apparent beef squash (morrisp), Sunday, 21 November 2021 18:57 (one week ago) link

Waiting for my flight. Overheard a guy say, "Key West was nice." I said, "Oh, were you at the Bob Dylan show last night?" He looked at me with such complete confusion, all I could think to do was say, "Well, I was." That did not unconfuse the situation

— HarryHew (@harryhew) November 21, 2021

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 21 November 2021 19:21 (one week ago) link

Lol

Sterl of the Quarter (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 21 November 2021 19:25 (one week ago) link

hahaha

just staying (Karl Malone), Sunday, 21 November 2021 19:32 (one week ago) link

It me.

Sterl of the Quarter (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 21 November 2021 19:33 (one week ago) link

Just came back from the closing Beacon show. Great show, the new stuff was marvelous, and as mentioned upthread, Dylan had the lyric sheets out on the piano. I think he really wanted to get the new material across because I can't remember the last time he's enunciated this well - like, virtually every word was clear and discernible. "Key West" was the high point, "Gotta Serve Somebody" and "Every Grain of Sand" were the highlights of the older material, and once again, Dylan was cracking jokes at the audience. Not just at the end like last time, someone yelled out "rock and roll!" at one point and Dylan actually responded, the first time I've ever seen him interact with the audience (which he obviously did ages ago, but that was a different time). Paraphrasing, but he joked "you're at the wrong show, you must be looking for Springsteen on Broadway!"

BTW, they really weren't fucking around with the no-cameras and no-phones policy - four people (three men, one woman) within the back orchestra alone (behind the mixing desk) were thrown out for using their phones, all in separate incidents. Also, as mentioned upthread, at best 1/3 of the audience was masked.

birdistheword, Monday, 22 November 2021 03:48 (one week ago) link

someone yelled out "rock and roll!"

the tape of the show makes it sound like they yelled out "pretty boy floyd" just prior to his springsteen on broadway comment.

Thus Sang Freud, Monday, 22 November 2021 13:47 (one week ago) link

this all sounds very much like the show i saw in mankato, mn right before covid, wonder if it was one of the last shows actually? but yeah, he's singing better and seems more committed than he has in years

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 22 November 2021 15:08 (one week ago) link

the tape of the show makes it sound like they yelled out "pretty boy floyd" just prior to his springsteen on broadway comment.

Awesome, recording's already out there! I couldn't hear honestly, the shouting was too distant from us, but another fan we ran into afterwards thought it was "Born to Run" and my gf believed it was "rock n' roll" - she might have misheard as I don't think she knows "Pretty Boy Floyd" (the song or the infamous bank robber) and wouldn't interpret what she heard in that way.

birdistheword, Monday, 22 November 2021 19:29 (one week ago) link

Also, just sunk in that he didn't play "Like a Rolling Stone," "Highway 61 Revisited" OR "Tangled Up in Blue." He typically plays at least one or two of those (and I want to say most of the NET recordings I have has him doing all three). "Highway 61 Revisited" is almost always a concert highlight throughout his career, but the show was so good, I can't say they were missed.

birdistheword, Monday, 22 November 2021 19:34 (one week ago) link

"Tombstone Blues"! That's what I'd call for.

dow, Monday, 22 November 2021 19:37 (one week ago) link

I'd be relieved if I didn't have to hear those songs again.

"Tombstone Blues" though? Anytime.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 22 November 2021 19:39 (one week ago) link

A few songs have changed during the tour, but the Beacon shows all had the same exact setlist (see below)...not sure if he's going to stick with this from here on out, but as I mentioned in another thread, a big reason I think his last few tours (pre-pandemic) were a major improvement is that he kept the same exact setlist for that particular year. The band always knew what song was next, so they were able to attack each number with great precision and complete confidence. With Dylan clearly using lyric sheets this time around (probably because it's heavy on new material, and the songs on the new album are typically long), the same principal applies - he knows exactly what to sing next and he can focus more on phrasing than trying to remember.

1. Watching The River Flow
2. Most Likely You Go Your Way (and I'll Go Mine)
3. I Contain Multitudes
4. False Prophet
5. When I Paint My Masterpiece
6. Black Rider
7. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
8. My Own Version of You
9. Early Roman Kings
10. To Be Alone With You
11. Key West (Philosopher Pirate)
12. Gotta Serve Somebody
13. I've Made Up My Mind To Give Myself To You
14. Melancholy Mood
15. Mother of Muses
16. Goodbye Jimmy Reed
-- Band introductions
17. Every Grain of Sand

birdistheword, Monday, 22 November 2021 19:42 (one week ago) link

I never get tired of "Tangled Up in Blue" and especially "Highway 61 Revisited" - he does them differently all the time and in the case of the latter, he has a much higher success ratio with changing the arrangement than any other song. Great at Isle of Wight in 1969, with the Band in 1974, at Evanston in 2000, etc., etc...."Like a Rolling Stone " is typically the same though. It was the highlight of his shows from 1966 to 1974, but with the NET it's rarely been more than a nice sing-a-long (at least at the NET shows I've heard).

birdistheword, Monday, 22 November 2021 19:50 (one week ago) link

i've probably said this here before but i got to see dylan at tramp's in NYC in about 1998 or so, one of the best concerts i've seen in my life, elvis costello came up for a duet of "i shall be released" as an encore, dylan played lead guitar several times, like actually shredding downstage, it was unreal. anyway i was standing near the sound guy and i saw the setlist in front of him, printed out on a piece of paper, and they probably did.. a quarter of the songs that were written down? at most? but absolutely nailed everything anyway.

wow okay somebody recorded it. that's crazy. i just found it! it was actually 1999. i forgot how rowdy the crowd was. speaking of rough and rowdy. it was a secret show and basically i think everybody just couldn't fucking believe they were there. here's a few songs from it. dylan goes absolutely off on visions of johanna. pleading.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzYlz2kXCFc

there's a mediafire link there that still works. it's really it. just incredible. particularly intense for me me listening to this now more than 20 years later because the guy who phoned me up out of the blue the day-of to ask "if i wanted to go see bob dylan at tramp's" is dead now, hit in a head-on collision out of the blue with his new wife, just driving down the road.

Tracer Hand, Monday, 22 November 2021 23:26 (one week ago) link

sorry i didn't mean he collided with his wife! they were both in the car and he was killed instantly. i had lost touch with him over the years. he was such a generous, kind, creative person. a brilliant set designer and actor. i had just gotten a haircut the day of the gig, i don't know why i remember that. i felt great. really put together. me and jeremiah showed up early. talked for a long time before the show started.

Tracer Hand, Monday, 22 November 2021 23:29 (one week ago) link

you never know what you're going to get. my parents saw dylan and willie nelson play in knoxville, maybe a dozen years ago, at bill meyer stadium downtown. apparently willie was great but dylan was practically incomprehensible, barely singing, seemingly adrift in his mind.

Tracer Hand, Monday, 22 November 2021 23:30 (one week ago) link

wow, the mediafire link is wild. if anybody misses it, let me know. very comprehensive notes.

"15 new songs (78%) compared to previous concert." lol

Tracer Hand, Monday, 22 November 2021 23:32 (one week ago) link

Yeah, that's one of the great NET shows, for both quality of the show and the fact that it's available as a top-grade board recording. I'm guessing the mediafire link is the same boot I got some years ago? IIRC EC wrote about it too in his memoir.

birdistheword, Tuesday, 23 November 2021 00:19 (one week ago) link

Thanks for the Tramps 1999 memories, Tracer. I really wanted to see that show and just couldn't do it - I took the bar a day or two before and couldn't swing it. That Visions is something special.

hocus pocus, alakazam (PBKR), Tuesday, 23 November 2021 02:17 (one week ago) link

weirdly my calenders app has just reminded me that my friend jeremiah’s birthday is tomorrow. :(

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 23 November 2021 09:06 (one week ago) link

thx for sharing the memories - i love these incredibly vivid recollections of attending concerts. I can remember the brand of coffee I had and with whom before a gig 25 years ago, while most of the last decade seems lost to the mist of time.

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 29 November 2021 13:46 (three days ago) link


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