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The Band Guestbook, June 2019


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Taste

I sawTaste at least two or three times back in the day. To me they exemplified the type of band with excellent players, fabulous live performances, but not a song worthy of remembering. You've got to have either a significant original songwriter and lyricist (and to me, Rory wasn't, though a brilliant guitar player) or brilliant retakes as covers (as Vanilla Fudge did).


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Posted by:

Pat B

I saw Blind Faith at the cavernous International Amphitheater in Chicago. Suitable PA's weren't quite in vogue. Taste opened and I thought they were fantastic. Then followed Delaney & Bonnie and the sound was atrocious--muddled, muddy, reverby, oy. Blind Faith followed and were snoozy. Sound wasn't quite as bad as D&B but the show was lifeless. I walked out thinking Taste was the best of the three. Perhaps the stripped down trio played best under those audio circumstances. Became a Rory fan that day.


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Posted by:

Solomon

Subject: Rory is Gone

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Hendrix was asked 'How does it feel to be the greatest guitarist in the world?' He answered, 'I don't know, go ask Rory Gallagher.' I know people have said it was Eric Clapton and a few others over the years.

I always liked the Christy Moore tribute called Rory is Gone from the Graffiti Tounge album.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Ballyshannon & Rory Gallagher

I worked with a guy from Ballyshannon and Rory Gallagher is a saint there. Donegal has picked up a lot as a tourist and surfing (surfing really!!) place. Itís still pretty unspoiled but with the affordable real estate there that likely wonít last long. Itíll be a good place to escape climate change, but only temporarily.

Wallsend - I think alcohol and Rory was a thing for the listeners and poor Rory too.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: Thanks for the Edna video. JQ is right - kd's response to the question was a joy to behold.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

I used to listen to Rory a lot when I was young, Not so much recently. I cannot imagine how much beer I must have drunk listening to Live in Europe. Since Rory played Winterland the week before TLW he could have received some kind of invitation although I have never heard it mentioned. The program was pretty full already and it all would have been planned well ahead because of the filming.


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Posted by:

Rondo

Subject: Rory Gallagher

Heard Gallagherís brother in another interview say that Rory was was almost invited to TLW, whatever that means. When I asked the question in here somebody replied maybe he was offered a free ticket. Roryís brother also said Rory was a huge fan of Dylan and that Dylan showed up at one of Roryís shows for a meet and greet. Seems like if any of the Band related stuff were true this would of been known long before now, as for meeting Dylan who knows. At any rate Rory was a beast and Youtube is full of great video of him all the way from Taste to when he passed away in the early 90ís.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Dame Edna

PV - I watched that: deadly. When she asked KD: When did you first know that you were...

Ivanna Trump kept leaning and finally moving away from KD, a regular Zsa Zsa.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Canadiana

If you have ten minutes, check out Dame Edna Everidge interviewing k.d. lang (with Ivana Trump on the sofa). It has a great line about being Canadian. No plot spoilers! I found it looking for k.d. lang videos before seeing her later in July.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

PSB... Thanks for correcting everyone. :-D


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Posted by:

Bill M

John D: Donald Sutherland was also already in the Order and was elevated. Band link to Martin Short: his brother Mike was a member of the 1977 Hawks lineup that was onstage when Levon, Dr John, Duck Dunnn Pat Travers and Jerry Penfound joined them for a few numbers. I remember that Levon did two and Dr John, sitting at Mike Short's piano did one. Penfound told me it was his first time onstage with Levon since the '60s. /n For the benefit of non-Canadians, being named a Member of the Order of Canada by the Governor-General is our equivalent of a Briton being knighted by the Queen. You don't get a title, but you get to put OC after your name if you want


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Posted by:

John S

Subject: PSB Correction

Thanks so much Peter - I had this mixed up!! Is that Barry on the 16mm camera? Looks like a thinner face than his...


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Posted by:

PSB

Subject: Basement Era Photo

Actually those photos which first appeared on the Complete Basement Tapes are not from "You Are What You Eat." Dylan was continuing to shoot footage for Eat The Document. The footage and there is a video with Manuel, Dylan and Tiny Tim was shot in Kingston, NY.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Martin Short

Martin Short already had the Order of Canada ; but was elevated to "Officer" of Canada this year.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Pat B... Apparently photo was not from the Basement Tapes.
"John Scheele Correct time period but not from the Basement. This is another still from Peter Yarrow's odd 1968 film "You Are What You Eat" - featuring Tiny Tim and others. John Simon brought in the guys to do backing tracks, but they do not actually appear in the film. Barry Feinstein did the camera work, and this still was probably taken at his studio. Barry and Bob were friends - he was the official photographer on the 1966 tour - and again in 1974."


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, yesterday announced 83 new appointments to the Order of Canada., and the list includes two legends of Canadian music. Buffy Sainte-Marie is named a Companion of the Order of Canada, while GARTH HUDSON of THE BAND becomes a Member of the Order of Canada. Sainte-Marie is cited for "Her multi-dimensional contributions to music, visual arts and education, and for her continued support for Indigenous rights and environmental activism,"

and HUDSON is honoured for "his unique musical contributions and for his mentorship of many emerging artists over the past 60 years."

Other notable recipients include Donald Sutherland, Martin Short, and philanthropist Donna Slaight."


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Congrats, Garth!


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Robbie

Actually Bill, Robbie got his one level higher. He got the Officer of Canada. But Garth. Long long overdue. Congratulations.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Garth named to Order of Canada!!

This in nice, very nice. (Robbie Robertson was named to the Order some years ago.


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Location: Saratoga Springs, NY

Subject: The Last Waltz

Hi all,

I am looking for either DVD or Blue Ray version of The Last Waltz with a dedicated stereo audio channel. I have the blue ray and a DVD with only multi-channel audio, so the stereo is mixed down.

I also have a DVD version where the stereo audio has commentary on it. Not sure if the 40th Anniversary Edition has a dedicated stereo audio channel. Anybody know?

Thanks,

Joe


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Van Morrison

Just saw he's playing a short tour including Bournemouth on 21st October. Tickets on sale by the venue on Friday at nine Ö but Ticketbastard has THREE levels of pre-sale starting today with two levels of members (9 am and 3 pm) then general Ticketmaster tomorrow at 9, then the venue sells them on Friday. WTF? No wonder you end up right at the back of a huge hall on one side.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Web: My link

A photo from the basement? Perhaps. Looks like Rick on the Tele.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Lisa: It wa just a little story, not a big, hairy rock and roll story. It was just that Ernie was way under age and a bar in Indiana wouldn't let him onstage. So the others played from the stage and Ernie found a long guitar cord and played along from the kitchen.


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Posted by:

Lisa

You obviously have an extremely retentive memory which you've honed since bubblegum days - it really is an amazing ability.

Now, about that story ... :-)


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Posted by:

Bill M

Lisa and John D: thanks for the very kind comments. Lisa, the simple answer is I dunno. The trivia part is clearly an outgrowth of the hockey and baseball stats I absorbed from the back of bubblegum cards. Real hockey died in '67, and with it my interest in sports in general. And I guess a growing interest in pop music and an innate nationalism, came along at the right time to pick up the pieces. But the main thing, for me is the network of connctions, something that my mind gloms onto in other facets of life. The way I am!


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Posted by:

Lisa

I keep trying to picture Bill's store of knowledge. Is it like a huge circuitboard of connections going every which way, or would it be more like Peter's music collection, stored somewhere is a vast space, all neatly catalogued? The mind boggles ...


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Posted by:

Ben Pike

Location: Cleveland Tx

Subject: Hi Gang!

Hope everyone is having a great summer so far! I'm really into the Nugget box sets, the AMERICAN sixties band Kaleidoscope, and Jethro Tull.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Bill M / Lisa

It's a known fact in the industry that Bill is in fact the most knowledgeable person; when it comes to Canadiana; in this country. No one knows more that Bill; in my humble opinion. An encyclopedic mind on (you name the genre) on the world of Canadian music. I have great respect for Bill's knowledge.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

I was in Church yesterday led by Shirley Casear...and surrounded by luxury shops...It's Alright It's Ok.....I think Rob Bowman was there also. My only disappointment was that she didn't perform Dylan's You Gotta Serve Somebody. Then again she lives it daily. Loved when at times she'd jump up and down like a little person as she was captured by the spirit. Now I just have to experience Yolanda Adams one day. Amen!


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Posted by:

Lisa

This story, is it retellable? Without betraying too many confidences? And the Shangri-La stories too - all these little bits add so much, I know we'd all love to hear them.

Bill, how on earth did you become such an encyclopedia of information on every musician who's ever played in Canada? It's quite astounding, all the intricacies every time you trace someone's career, how do you do it?


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Kelly Jay, RIP

More from the sad-news department: the passing of Crowbar leader, Kelly Jay Fordham. It's impossible to separate Kelly from Crowbar and Crowbar from the linked song, "Oh What A Feeling". (For non-Canadians, that's Kelly doing the talky parts; the opening verse is sung by song co-writer and Crowbar bassist, Roly Greenway.) Crowbar gained a profile almost immediately after leaving their post as Ronnie Hawkins' back-up band in 1970, shortly after he and they'd opened for Joe Cocker with Mad Dogs and Englishmen at Carnegie Hall in NYC. But Kelly's been in and out of the Hawkins orbit since the early '60s, when his boyhood best friend, Scott Cushnie, had been a Hawk. Around the same time, Cushnie played briefly in Kelly's first real band, Kelly Jay and the Crowns, along with drummer Peter Deremigis (from the Suedes, with Cushnie and Robbie Robertson), and another boyhood chum, bassist Chuck Daniels. Kelly and Chuck then joined Larry Lee and the Leesures, who were very close with Levon and the Hawks, mostly from having rooms at the same dreary hotel in downtown Toronto.

Kelly then struck out on his own, heading a series of lineups operating under as Kelly Jay and the Jamies; sometimes the drummer was future-Hawk Sandy Konikoff. Kelly and Sandy were also two thirds of the group hired by Ronnie Hawkins to tour with singing-drummer Matt Lucas. The fourth member of the group was Ernie Corallo, who, with Sandy Konikoff and Stan Szelest, would later turn up on Garland Jeffreys' "Grinder's Switch" LP. I find it both startling and amusing that all four members of the Lucas group - Matt Lucas, Kelly Jay, Sandy Konikoff and Ernie Corallo - all told me exactly the same touring story - in separate conversations over a couple years early this millennium.

Anyway, then it was back to the Jamies for Kelly Jay, until he and his Jamie guitarist, John Gibbard (a sub-Robbie from Stratford Ontario) got absorbed another veteran club band, the Ascots, most of whom were then hired by Hawkins, billed as Ronnie Hawkins And Many Others. (They joined three hold-overs from the previous Hawkins lineup - Richard Bell, Larry Atamanuik and Richard "King Biscuit Boy" Newell - plus singer John 'Johnny Rhythm' Rutter.)


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Posted by:

Rod

Would love to hear those Shangri la stories


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Posted by:

Ari

Subject: Fraboni

Hey all, itís been awhile since I posted. I still love reading everything everybody has to say. I recently recorded my first album with none other than Rob Fraboni. His stories of the Band and Dylan were mind blowing. Iíll have to share this one. He told me when he met Robbie in the studio for Planet Waves, he told him that he was going to give him musical ideas and instructions to pass on to Bob because Bob wouldnít take it from him directly.

Later on when Rob and Bob were alone doing the mix Rob brought it up. Bob says he doesnít take notes from Robbie because heís too much of an artist. Some other really good ones about Shangri-La.


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Posted by:

John D

Web: My link

Subject: Dave Bartholomew

Just days after the death of Dr. John, the other half of one of the greatest songwriting teams has died at the age of 100.

New Orleans own Dave Bartholomew; who wrote endless hits with his song writing partner Fats Domino has died at the age of 100.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

"We are asking everyone to give Kawhi a chance to experience our beautiful city and country without being pressured to answer if he is staying or continuously having a camera following his every move. Instead let's sign the petition, leave our comments to him and let him read them at his leisure. Let's all enjoy a championship summer together."

Kawhi U Should Stay!

Sign the petition.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: The Sixties

Watched a few of "The Sixties" re-runs last night on CNN. The music of the sixties portion was quite interesting; but I found one aspect disappointing. They got to the beginnings of the "electric" era of Dylan't career. They showed his very early show with Bloomfield and all.

I thought OK they can't do this portion without the Hawks/Band. Didn't even come up. I guess they concluded they had covered the subject in fast editing time. Would have been nice to see some Band Dylan footage.

BTW they showed The Beatles playing in the baseball park. Shots of Brian Epstein Standing; with arms folded looking up to the stands very seriously. Obviously a little scary for him and the boys. However knowing that Tom Hanks put this program together, I wondered if he got the Epstein "look" for Hanks job as the man behind "That Thing That You Do." Watch Hanks in that film and I can see the "look" of Epstein. Excellent music film.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Peter V

I'm sorry to hear that Peter. I too have had that happen in the past. BTW I listened live to the Dr. John funeral yesterday afternoon on WWOZ. Very moving.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Elton John...ďI have to admit The Bandís influenced me on this album because I have so much admiration for Robbie Robertson,Ē he went on. ďIf you like The Band, which I do, and listen to it a lot, you canít help getting influenced. It just seeps into you.Ē Elsewhere, Taupin raved to Rolling Stone about ĎAll La Gloryí, a particular Robertson highlight from The Bandís then-new album, Stage Fright.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Watch Toronto Raptors Head Coach Nick Nurse Join Arkells Onstage
Nurse joined the band to cover Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours"

Nick Nurse on his guitar: "I'm not very good. If I was a golfer I'd be shooting about 120, if I was comparing my guitar playing to golf. I like a little Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, that kinda stuff."

In addition to his guitar playing, Nurse has been described by family members as a "concert-level pianist" who loves jazz. He also has photos of Thelonius Monk, Chet Baker, B.B. King and Muddy Waters hanging in his office at the Raptors' practice facility."


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Link to my Toppermost on Nancy Sinatra. The page on Toppermost has a further link to my much longer article on my blog.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Rolling Thunder

I will never buy from Bob Dylanís website again. First it still hasnít arrived. Second it cost a lot more than the price in stores, then add postage. When I got home last night, I had a note. Collect from the post office and pay a £31 customs charge. Apart from a couple of bits of realia, itís no better than the one in the shops yesterday. Iíll have paid double. Support your local record store! I had a great morning in Rough Trade East in London on Friday - came out with lots of rare Lee Hazlewood, Long Ryders, Rickie Lee Jones.

However, I noted that some double vinyl albums are now £39, while the CD version is £9.99. Four times the price on a double LP which would fit a single CD. I bought the CD.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Uncut specials

These are good buys because they can draw on the resources of New Musical Express and Melody Maker for interviews done at the time. Theyíre not perfect. Iím on the King Crimson one and a photo of the 1973 Band is described as the 1971 band, and from stuff I know, there are definite factual errors, but often these date back to original articles. I might seek the Elton John one.


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Posted by:

Rod

Finally caved in and bought the re-mastered/re-mixed MFBP. Nice to hear some different mixes after all these years. The thing I like the most though is that the production across the tracks sounds more consistent and it feels more like an album rather than a collection of (very good) songs.

Also been reading Uncut's Elton John special. He was a big Band fan in the early days and claimed in an early interview that RR wanted him to write a song for them. Never heard that one before.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Happy Pride!

Toronto Jazz Festival June 21-30

Best Street Jazz Festival I attended was in Montreal two years ago. Finally visited Schwartz's Deli and no disappointments here. Small world as a co-worker's sister part owner of a Yoga Studio on the same street.

Shirley Caesar
TD Mainstage on Bloor Street West
Sponsored by CBC
Sun Jun 23
2:30pm
Free Admission


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Posted by:

John D

Web: My link

Subject: Elliot Roberts

Speaking of Laurel Canyon, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and more. Manager Elliot Roberts died today. Pivotal music manager.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

While waiting to see Dylan's Rolling Thunder Review...Did I tell you that I was at that amazing show in TO and Niagara Falls?...I met some people who had met Rob Bowman and who knew George Oliver from Mandala. We wanted to see the Doc on the big screen. Loved the intimate scene when Bob said he married the woman he loved and Joan said she married the man she thought she loved. For me it's always been about the music.......and about the artist themselves.....I want to know about them as people. I don't have to know everything...I've always been curious about what makes people tick, who helped them along their journey, how they FEEL about things, what do I have in common with them, what don't I have in common with them. Joni Mitchell - Coyote (Live at Gordon Lightfoot's Home with Bob Dylan & Roger McGuinn, 1975)

When you watch TLW...The first song is Don't Do It...but it's actually the encore song. When I saw Dylan's Rolling Thunder the first song I remembered at the Niagara Falls Concert in particular was Romance In Durango was the last song.
Hot chili peppers in the blistering sun
Dust on my face and my cape
Me and Magdalena on the run
I think this time we shall escape
and it was the last one in this Doc. When I saw Dylan perform it live right away I was like who else but Dylan would begin a song with Hot chilli peppers? Also I knew a Magdalena, so right away the song was personalized and it wasn't always about the usual but not my usual if you catch my drift. Robbie used those very words in an interview. lol......When I was at these shows it was all about the ENERGY of his songs. His musical delivery was so strong. He was on fire and I loved it. Now that I've seen him up close and personal on the large screen it's all about the ENERGY and DYLAN'S EYES...He was singing the way I always read stories to the kidzzz....I was just as dramatic.....Yes I always bring it back to connecting with me as it's an energy exchange when it's a real connection......At the time I was only a teenager....but these shows really affected me then and now.

Joni Mitchell - Coyote (Live at Gordon Lightfoot's Home with Bob Dylan & Roger McGuinn, 1975


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

How ĎEcho,í the í60s Rock Doc of the Moment, Gets Lost in the Canyon (Opinion) There's a problem when a Laurel Canyon documentary spends time with the Beatles at the expense of mentioning Joni Mitchell (1970 Ladies of the Canyon), Love or the Doors.

"Others are defending the omission, if grudgingly, by noting that the movie limits itself to the time between 1964 (with the advent of the Byrds and the rise of folk-rock) through 1967 (when David Crosby was booted from the band and Neil Young left Buffalo Springfield, the other greatest band of that scene).

Both sides of that argument are partly right and partly wrong. Mitchell got there in late í67, with Crosby producing her debut album at that time. But her impact didnít come until later. Still, some mention of the next era, growing from this sceneís ashes and revolving around visionary singer-songwriters rather than bands, would have been very helpful.:


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Ahhh....Kawhi and partner left in the seventh inning. If they would have stayed they would have witnessed the walk off winning homer to win the game. I was watching some of the game as well as watching some of the NBA draft. Four Canadians this year who will make a difference nest season. Bravo!

Kawhi Leonard sitting front row at the Blue Jays game vs the Angels 📹 Blue Jays


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Posted by:

Pat B

I don't think Joni is going public much these days.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Echo in the Canyon

No Joni Mitchell?? She was the queen of Laurel Canyon.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Recently I posted about all the Musical Docs that are available on the large screen. This past weekend we came upon the film Model Shop. I didn't enjoy it so only watched some of it as the acting for me was so flat....When I saw the Doc Echo In The Canyon....there were some clips from this film lol. Anyway, I enjoyed the Doc because of all the interviews...all worthwhile....Brian Wilson...now there's a real musical mind...David Crosby very articulate and intelligent but still loves to gloat about all his sexual escapades......Who cares really......brief appearance from Norah Jones singing with Jakob Dylan...I wanted more. I was just in public school at this time in musical history but all of us who needed to escape our reality were into the musical groups honoured in this Doc....and at the same time we were into Motown and The Beatles. Music was the drug.

Andrew Slater & Jakob Dylan on their New Documentary "Echo in the Canyon"


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

SUPERFAN JED... Mysterious Kawhi? Toronto Raptors have created THE KING OF THE NORTH. If not enough for him because of our weather or having to go through Customs, etc...... We'll it would still be worth the amazing year we had to finally witness a superstar since Vince Carter.

Kawhi Leonard visits Niagara Falls, a day after NBA championship parade


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Pat B

Thanks for the Skyline article and whatever else is to come.


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Posted by:

Peter V

I must dig out the Chicago 74 boot- years since I heard it. I recall sound was very poor so it must be audience recording.

So Sony foresee a total end to ďphysicalĒ products. Nancy Sinatra has done three compilations of rarities, B-sides and unreleased sessions over the last few years, and none have been physical . Download only, though each has a front sleeve design for those like me who put them onto a CDR and which comes up on line.

The Dylan box sets have lots of added value in expensive packaging, books of photos etc though I rarely find the text as illuminating as it could be. Anyway, STILL waiting for mine to arrive


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Stories from a new book by Mark Howard, Daniel Lanois' assistant engineer - on working with Neil and Joni and Robert Plant and Bob Dylan and others.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

You would have thought making this archival material available online would be easier/more profitable than on cds. No production and distribution costs etc.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Web: My link

Here's a link to the article that explains their thinking. The same could apply to future Band releases--in fact, all future releases.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

I wonder how much it costs to make these boxed sets. So long as they are not losing money, what is the advantage in not putting them out. I read somewhere that Bob was not happy with the 74 tour which is odd because Robbie said it was one of the few he enjoyed. We have not heard from Sebastion for quite a while. I wonder if that means not Royal Albert Hall and Festival Express material is going to be put out.


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Posted by:

Pat B

PV, I don't think they recorded Chicago.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

Listening to this stuff makes me think that the original Self Portrait album was really a missed opportunity. If it had consisted of one LP of Bob singing unadulterated covers of traditional songs and another of the whole of the Isle of Wight concert it would have been a classic.


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Posted by:

Peter v

I just wish my box set would arrive. Made the error of ordering direct from Bobís site. Had I ordered amazon it would be here.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

All these recent releases have thrown new light on Bob's approach to music. Listening to him sing Wild Mountain Thyme and Dark as a Dungeon on the the Rolling Thunder tour brings to mind the Basement Tape sessions which, from today's perspective, were only a few years before.


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Posted by:

Peter V

There are a few 74 tour bootlegs, but I'd guess the first Chicago gig on 3 January is the gem- different setlist and Dylan apparently staying on stage in The Band's set on rhythm guitar and backing vocal. There are good sets from Boston, NYC and washington as well as the full both days in LA, but I reckon they did choose the best. It's that Chicago one I'd like in full quality.


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Posted by:

Pat B

John D, me too. btw they mentioned BtF. "(copyright protection) may lead to some sort of digital release of concert recordings from Bob Dylan and the Bandís reunion tour in 1974 before the copyright expires in 2024, though a big box is unlikely. ďDo people really want that?Ē asks the source. ďWe can do a copyright protection, but Before the Flood is a pretty good record. I donít think it warrants more than that.Ē


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Nashville Skyline

Now Pat, thatís a box I would buy. I have the boot of the Dylan Cash sessions. It would be nice to have studio Quality.


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Posted by:

Pat B

The next Dylan boot is going to be Nashville Skyline/JWH/Cash sessions. And there is talk of ending the series.


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Posted by:

Pat B

The photo with Richard Manuel in the background is the reception Carter had at the Governor's mansion for Dylan during the 74 BtF tour.


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Posted by:

Joe Frey

Location: Saratoga Springs, NY

Subject: Rolling Thunder

I may be mistaken, but in the photos of Dylan and Jimmy Carter, it looks like Richard Manuel is standing in the background. Did anyone else notice that or is it someone in Dylan's entourage that looks like Richard. joe


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Posted by:

Superfan Jed

Subject: BEG

Figure the new name with superfan in it makes senses in the moment. Any thoughts on whether Kawai stays or leaves?


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Peter V

Broadchurch is highly regarded Ė weíve had the box set sitting on the shelf for ages, and keep meaning to start it, but havenít. Weíve seen David Tennant, and Olivia Coleman on stage over the years. Itís filmed in Dorset, around West Bay. Thatís next to Lyme Regis Ė and Mrs V has ďLyme RegisĒ written on the calendar for next week (if the weather improves). Itís a slightly worrying beach at West Bay, as it has had some sudden and dramatic cliff falls Ė not in bad weather either. West Dorset is still unspoilt as the main tourist routes by-passed it heading further west to Devon and Cornwall. Also, a large section in the middle was taken over by the military in WW2, and the villages were emptied. They still use one bit for naval gunnery practice, and when they do, we can hear it here, 35 miles away (probably less as the crow flies).


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: BEG

I read that Nurse carries his guitar on the road so he can work on his Dylan and Cash songs. Not surprised-since I played in high school and college(many moons ago!)my teammates and I noticed the great synergy between music and hoops. Bill Walton always compares the Grateful Dead and both the conscious and unconscious teamwork that exists in hoops and music. The Raptors were a great ensemble. Nurse is a bit of a throwback-musically(given his relative youth) and hoops wise-using old school strategies like a box in one.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Broadchurch, etc

Hi Peter - We just blew through 3 seasons. Brit murder/crime mysteries are gaining over here; theyíre available on Netflix and Acorn primarily I think. Was Broadchurch well regarded? I like Vera; the wife less so. They do seem loaded up with what some Americans would call PC elements - do they depict the real England that way? They also seem to like filming in a coastal setting: G Gently, Foyle, Vera & Broadchurch, all very inviting. Youíd never find a drop of that sort of affordable and sparse coastal real estate over here anymore, especially out west. Is that real too?


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Oh and SUPERFAN JED from NY...Don't you love how coach Nick Nurse for the Raptors always carries his guitar on the road? He also referenced Bono..."The world needs more of Canadas."

Coach Nurse will be coaching Canada's National Basketball Team shortly as well.
Also, Kawhi and I have something in common..We both have to have our coupons handy or we freak out!


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Lola Kirke - Sip The Wine

PSB... :-D

JED... By the time I left home two subway stations were already closed due to overcrowding. Luckily the stop I needed wasn't closed. I thought about it for a NY minute and decided no....I've watched all the games...I am a superfan of the Raps. I will not join crowd. As soon as I arrived back home; the Raps were on stage. I did want Drake to rap a bit...Started from the bottom to the top....
Btw, so only Cali, Nevada and Hawaii were the only States rooting heavily for the Warriors, eh?


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Eagles

Dunno. I was in a record shop the other week and thought "This is Eagles they're playing. Sounds really good Ö which one is it? I know it's Eagles, but I cant place which album." Turned out to be Hell Freezes Over (which I have and haven't listened to since a couple of months after I bought it). I went home, played it Ö it is really good.


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: BEG

Thanks so much-Iím honored to be honorary! Watched the whole long parade today and sadly saw that 4 people were shot of the 1.5 million attendees. On a happier note,Kawhi made fun of his own laugh in the most hilarious moment of the basketball season.Heís one smart guy with a wicked sense of humor and yes he is fun!


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

The Eagles ...Learn To Be Still

I saw The Eagles when they were here minus Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner...Ahhhh....Not the same when Glenn Frey sang this iconic song for Randy....and....Don Felder who came up with the beginning licks of "Hotel Cali". Since Glen and Don would not forgive Felder for writing Heaven and Hell My Life In The Eagles (1974-2001)...I had to order the book to hear Felder's side. He wanted badly to remain in the group but he couldn't accept that Glen and Don were earning more $ for the tour so wrote a book and....Felder paid a price.

It's just another day in paradise
As you stumble to your bed
You'd give anything to silence
Those voices ringing in your head
You thought you could find happiness
Just over that green hill
You thought you would be satisfied
But you never will-
Learn to be still

We are like sheep without a shepherd
We don't know how to be alone
So we wander 'round this desert
And wind up following the wrong gods home
But the flock cries out for another
And they keep answering that bell
And one more starry-eyed messiah
Meets a violent farewell-

Learn to be still
Learn to be still

Now the flowers in your garden
They don't smell so sweet
Maybe you've forgotten
The heaven lying at your feet
There are so many contridictions
In all these messages we send (We keep asking)
How do I get out of here
Where do I fit in?
Though the world is torn and shaken
Even if your heart is breaking'
It's waiting for you to awaken
And someday you will-

Learn to be still
Learn to be still

You just keep on running'

Keep on running'

Songwriters: HENLEY DONALD HUGH / LYNCH STANLEY

DUNC.... "Alex McKechnie (born in Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish-Canadian physiotherapist who works as the Director of Sports Science and an assistant coach for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. He was inducted into the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.

Robert Michael Archibald (born 29 March 1980) is a Scottish former professional basketball player. A 6'11" power forward-center from the University of Illinois, he was selected by the NBA club the Memphis Grizzlies with the third pick of the second round (32nd overall) of the 2002 NBA Draft."


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Posted by:

Bill M

JQ: Basically I agree with you re the Eagles, though I love "Take It Easy" and think that if they'd stopped there I'd be mourning them as an under-appreciated one-hit wonder. Let's not even mention "New Kid In Town". I saw some of the TV show the other night; 'vapid' came to mind.


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Posted by:

GraemeW

Location: England

Subject: Rory Gallagher

I was vaguely listening to Johnnie Walker's "Sounds of the Seventies" on BBC Radio 2 on Sunday afternoon where he was interviewing Donal Gallagher (younger brother and manager of Rory Gallagher). Suddenly my ears pricked up when I heard mention of The Band.

The story being told was that in 1975 The Band were going to play at the Montreux Jazz festival backing Ronnie Hawkins. However, at the last minute Robbie Robertson backed out and Rory Gallagher was contacted by Claude Nobs (organiser of the festival) to ask if he would play with The Band in place of Robbie. Rory agreed and travelled to Montreux.

In the end, neither The Band nor Ronnie actually turned up and Rory Gallagher ended up playing his own set and with Albert Collins.

I can't say that this is a story I have ever heard before. Anyone able to throw any more light on this?


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: The Almighty Ernest Tubb

That would be a gross omission!


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Posted by:

PSB

Subject: Ken Burns Country

If the box is an indication of what the series will be like, there are three serious omissions, namely Hank Snow, who in addition to being a great singer was a great guitar player. Dylan does a few Snow covers on The Basement Tapes. Ernest Tubb, who easily had one of the best bands in country, and Conway Twitty who had more number one C&W hits than any other artist.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Eagles/Procol Harum

I saw that one too. At the Santa Monica Civic; I think it was one of the first for the Eagles. It was an incongruous billing: the great musicianship of PH vs the Eagles sub-mediocrity and insipid lyrics - Peaceful Easy Feeling and Take It Easy, etc shite. I was a fan of bluegrass playing and singing and the hybrids of country rock that was happening in LA then. The Eagles were dressed for that in their jeans and plaid, but, as I recall, maybe aside from Bernie Leadon, the others were hapless crap. Thatís an impression of that outfit thatís lasted ever since for me. Apologies to their fans here.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

And whatís this Iíve been reading about a Scot playing a big part in the Raptorsí great season, BEG?


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

WE THE NORTH DAY!!

Honourary Raptor Fan... JED!

:-D


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Posted by:

Landmark

Location: Montreal

Thanks for the memory of The Eagles opening up for Procul Harum. It was on my 16th birthday. Saw the Stones and Stevie Wonder, two nights earlier. Also got my driver's license. All in all, a good week.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

I think you need to look at these boxed sets on a case by case basis. Van Morrison put out an expanded version of Its Too Late to Stop Now with three cds of new material and a dvd and I think I paid about sixty dollars Australian. Live at the Academy was well over a hundred so I didn't buy it. Not only not good value for money but I feel like I am being ripped off. I bought the 36 cd live 66 box set. I haven't listened to it all but I enjoy owning it. When you buy that kind of thing you are buying a piece of history. Recently I am not so keen on streaming and downloading. I get a lot of enjoyment out of my music and I prefer to have a physical object. The packaging for the Rolling Thunder set is tasteful but it is a little irritating getting the cds out of the cardboard sleeves. This was the last thing Dylan did that I actually enjoyed so I am happy to pay for it. Now I am waiting for an expanded 74 package.


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Posted by:

John D

Web: My link

Subject: Ken Burns History of Country Music

Coming in September to PBS + a CD box.


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Posted by:

Pat B

John D, the first time I saw The Eagles, they opened for Yes.


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Posted by:

Pat B

My kids got me the BoTT box for Christmas. I thought, "Do I need 7 versions of If You See Her Say Hello."I didn't listen to it until a month ago on a road trip. Wow. Spectacular. I guess I do need all those versions. I thought the same thing: do I need 7 versions of Isis? But only for a second.

A fantastic by-product of the RT movie. Watching all these rock pundits wrestle with the fact they were duped by all the trickster stuff in the movie. None have yet come near the reality that almost all the dialogue is from the original Renaldo & Clara movie and has to be considered in that light, as movie dialogue and not documentary found sound.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Price

Apologizing for posting again. Jan (not complaining really I'm not) I really wish you could add an Edit or Delete button into the system. We have it here in Toronto on a popular radio site. Anyway difference in price for Thunder here. $161.00 on Amazon.ca and $79.99 on iTunes.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Box Sets

An afterthought. I find I am turning to iTunes for some box sets these days. Yes you don't get the packing; but the music is for the most part all there. All 148 tracks are there for Thunder; but on Another Self Portrait they left off a disc. BTW the packaging doesn't interest me as much anymore. Depends on the Album or Box.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Blood on The Tracks Box Set.

I agree with Wallsend and I believe Peter V had the same thoughts. Too many versions of the same song discouraged me; from buying the set. Again; after watching the film on Netflix I am considering buying the Thunder box set. I realize there are 14 CD's; but I still find the box sets of the 21st century quite expensive. I am sure semi retirement has a lot do with it.

BTW, I watched once again The Eagles docs on CNN last night. Those harmonies still blow me away. I was the MC at the very first Eagles show in Toronto at the O'keefe Center. They opened for Procul Harum. They did that for a few dates during that period; including Montreal.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: JQ

Good question JQ. My son and I agree with you. I have never heard him that articulate. It was a nice change. I'm guessing the interview segments were rather recent. I don't know.


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Posted by:

John D

Web: My link

Subject: Rolling Thunder Revue

An article I read this morning that I thought some people would find of interest. I wasn't aware of some of the things mentioned.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Father And Son - Cat Stevens


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

HAPPY HEALTHY FATHER'S DAY to all the men out there.

Paul Simon - Father And Daughter


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Posted by:

Peter V

I've started Rolling Thunder three times and got 20 minutes in. First time, a phone call stopped me and I had to go and do an unplanned school pick up. Second time an old friend arrived unannounced. Third time with my grandkids and they had to stop me and ask for homework help. Then I'v ebeen in Stratford-upon-Avon for two days theatre and no Netflix. Enjoyed the first 20 minutes every time, though where Patti Smith gets a Sultan in Japan mystifies me. But she is great anyway. Maybe today Ö


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Rolling Thunder

Hi John D - When do you think the interview stuff with BD was done? 2019? He seems all a lot more articulate and forthcoming than usual.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

It is interesting to hear how nuanced Bob's delivery was on the Rolling Thunder tour. With a slight change of emphasis he gives the same song a different feeling. I thought the delivery on the 74 tour was pretty much the same every time. I didn't buy the Blood on the Tracks boxed set. I liked the album well enough but I though so many versions of the same songs may be a bit much. I am reconsidering.


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Posted by:

Pat B

John D, big fan or Reese. Saw him with Marshall Tucker, Delbert McClinton, SRV, and the Arc Angels. Great tone, great taste.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Peter V

Peter did you buy the Rolling Thunder as yet? If so a review coming soon? Pat B said it best; but after watching the film I went to iTunes and listened to the vocal tracks. It sounds better to me today that it did in '75 when I went to the concert. However it was [pretty crazy that night.


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: Rolling Thunder film

I remember RENALDO AND CLARA. By that time it was great! Now I found this film as - nothing. At least I am in a good company.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Another Dylan book in my collection. On The Road With Bob Dylan Larry "Ratso" Sloman

Bob Dylan, jailhouse phone calls and a movie from hell: My life with the Rolling Thunder Revue

By LARRY "RATSO" SLOMAN
JUN 11, 2019

"Rick Danko and Robbie Robertson joined a show, along with Gordon Lightfoot, who performed in his native Toronto. Then there was Leonard Cohen. Bob was anxious to have Leonard come to the Montreal show, so he had me call him from the hotel pay phone while he tugged on my arm. When I picked up Leonard the night of the show and we entered the backstage area, he was immediately greeted by Joni, Neuwirth, Ronee and then Dylan. ďHey Leonard, you gonna sing?Ē I pleaded. ďLet it be known that I alone disdained the obvious support,Ē Leonard declared. ďIím going to sit out there and watch.Ē


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Posted by:

Wallsend

I am enjoying the new Rolling Thunder cd box set very much. Amazing that this stuff has just been unreleased for so long.


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Posted by:

John D

Web: My link

Subject: Reese Wynans

Pat B check this out. He finally has his first album release; with a lot of guest vocalists; but the swirling of that organ is what keeps me here.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

What will you remember most about Raptors first NBA title run

6:35 | June 14, 2019

Arash Madani takes a look back at the Toronto Raptors memorable run to their first NBA championship.

:-D


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Posted by:

Fred

Subject: Did I say Golden State in 5? I meant Raptors in 6 ; )

Kudos to the Raptors and their fans (except for Drake....too annoying for my sports fan behaviour sensibilities)....you deserve the title of NBA Champions.

That was a very good series.

Now back to the rock 'n' roll talk.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Rolling Thunder Review

Finished watching it on Netflix. I don't recall who originally shot the footage of Dylan on stage; but it was brilliant. Never have I seen Dylan's eyes like that. Voice was strong. Joni Mitchell looking so beautiful singing Coyote. So much more. Check it out if you can.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Raptors fans, in Canada and abroad, ready for Game 6 on enemy turf

"It's a crazy big deal," McLachlan said from the Vancouver International Airport, where she was about to board her flight to California.

"We as Canadians don't get that many opportunities to celebrate being Canadian ... and I love that I get to represent, in a small way, my country."

Another small world story in my small life. My Shiatsu therapist's partner is the basketball coach for Ry U. At the end of the month the entire family off to Sacramento to join coaching staff. Congrats! :-D

Especially check out Global Affairs Canada link to see where all The Raptor Fans live in the world.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Pilatus, thatís it, Mike. Great day for me too. Finished with the John Fogerty concert and lashings of white wine. Days like these.

I play The Rolling Thunder Revue Bootleg Series regularly. I think every song on the double album is great. Brilliant songs.


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Posted by:

John D

Web: My link

Subject: Echos In The Canyon

For those who loved the California sound.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Vancouver rocker Bryan Adams is a Raptors fan ó even an ocean away


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

This opulent, extraordinary doc/concert is being aired again for a generation of us who missed that mighty event in the 70's.

I saw Dylan's Rolling Thunder Review in Niagara, Falls Convention Centre, November 15, 1975 and Toronto, Maple Leaf Gardens, December 1, 1975. Just moved to TO to attend two schools......and was not going to miss this one as I had The Band one year earlier. I was drawn to Dylan's persona here. Raw energy, words that pierced your heart and soul.....All the guests were overwhelming at times but absolutely were welcomed. I had never seen Bowie's The Spiders from Mars, but here I was able to see Mick Ronson....I was to witness Joni Mitchell....and again two times more with Dylan at Maple Leaf Gardens but they did not even perform one song together and with many musicians honouring her 70th birthday on stage at Massey Hall, but she did not sing a single note. Rolling Thunder Review... At one time I had three shelves of books on Dylan. I am reminded that I haven't finished Sid Griffin's Shelter From The Storm Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Years.....I was a hard core fan since hearing Like a Rolling Stone on the radio on my way to school in the car...Grandpa driving me and never once saying, "Turn that music off." First recording bought on 8 Track...New Morning. At the Rolling Thunder shows....First time I heard about "Isis" and I can still see him beginning one of the shows with, "Hot chilli peppers in the blistering sun".....Every note and word were crisp, urgent....just what I needed at the time.

"I have already seen this doc several times and it speaks volumes in terms of truth and honesty. The trouble of the Viet Nam War still in the air and certainly in the American 1975 psyche, Dylan's performances that fall became a culmination of joy via MUSIC. Dylan and his band plus the great host of special guests made this the experience of a lifetime. This Martin Scorsese one of a kind film experience part doc and concert is now all a beautiful dream in 2019 as we look back at Dylan, the almost re-invention of himself at the time and his brilliance that has remained through all these many years."


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Posted by:

Pat B

The Scorsese-Dylan movie is brilliant. What people seem to have missed is that it is a re-working of Renaldo & Clara, right down to the character names. No, it is not a documentary. The performances are fantastic. Dylan is outrageous onstage. By far his most animated persona and an obvious reaction to BtF.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Jake Fussellís Out of Sight - review

On page 91 of the latest MOJO. Well penned and valid I think. And with a Band reference.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Until today, the official releases from the Rolling Thunder period were Renaldo & Clara, the 4-song Columbia EP, Hard Rain, and the Bootleg Series Live 1975. TV appearances included the John Hammond special on PBS, a full Florida show, and Hard Rain for ABC.


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: Dylan-Nothing

Saw the new film.Dylan is correct-itís about nothing. The film too. It does remind me that while I tend to be positive about most things Dylan,Bobís singing(shouting) on this tour was quite bombastic. Without The Band to back him the shouting falls short.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Dylan's quote on the Rolling Thunder Revue

Early on in Martin Scorseseís new documentary The Rolling Thunder Revue, Bob Dylan tries to explain the idea behind legendary 1975/76 tour and quickly grows flustered.

ďIím trying to get to the core of what this Rolling Thunder thing is all about,Ē he says, ďand I donít have a clue because itís about nothing! Itís just something that happened 40 years ó and thatís the truth of it.

I donít remember a thing about Rolling Thunder. It happened so long ago I wasnít even born.ď


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Rolling Thunder Revue

So I'm told this is an updated Martin Scorcsese edited version. Not the original 5 hour version. I'm reading that there is footage of Bob singing; but not Baez, Ramblin' Jack or anyone else. I've watched about 45 minutes of it on Netflix and so far the interview segments are some of the best I have ever seen of Bob. He's loose and funny. I'll carry on later today. I don't believe there has ever been the original concert released on DVD.

Saw the show live in '75; in Montreal.


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Posted by:

JQ

Web: My link

Subject: sorry, here's the link -


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Irreplaceable losses

This is a comprehensive report on the Universal Studios fires and the loss of so much music.


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Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Dunc, that mountain excursion outside Lucerne wasnít to Pilatus, was it? If so, it and your Lake Lucerne sailing recollection brought back some nice memories to me.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

The real Kawhi Leonard | How Hungry Are You?


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Hi Jed...Live to fight another day.

Living in a big city and having travelled to NYC to visit friends or family of a former x; I've seen many musicians and bands. Coolest moment was living across from Maple Leaf Gardens while a student and Bob Marley and The Wailers performing across the street. At the time many University classmates were into reggae and Linton Kewsi Johnson but none of my close friends. So I just bought a ticket and went solo. The two people I've shared a home with also are reggae fans. It's great to share musical moments or any moments worthwhile with others, but you should never miss the moments that you'll always treasure just because you experience them on your own. I'm quite friendly so I usually meet people at these shows anyway or I just stay in my own space and get into the groove and the lyrics. Since this is a male dominated site many of you may not understand that those of us who are of a certain vintage and who are female; growing up we were not encouraged to take the road less travelled.

NBA says Raptors' Gasol should have gone to foul line late in Game 5 League admits game officials missed call on Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins in final minute

We saw Dr. John for free sitting outside tent at one of our Jazz Fests. Oddly enough, it was not such a night. Always surprised that many musicians are attracted to heroin. In High School we saw a black and white film that really turned me off. At the time I didn't know you could also snort it. I do know a couple of people that tried it. One was someone I lived with before present one. They say people in a lot of emotional pain are drawn to the drug. I'm more than content with nitrous oxide and basketball and music and good food and smiles and acts of kindness.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

I wish I had been at your concerts Tom G, Mike Nomad and Peter. I miss those days where some concerts and alcohol were intertwined, Mike. Long gone.

I remember a day when my better half and myself were on holiday in Zurich. We took a train to Lucerne, then a bus out to the Alps, went up a mountain on a small cable car, then a large cable car to the top. Had lunch (lunch at the top of a mountain?) and admired the Alps around us. Then back down the other side on the steepest train in the world. At the bottom of the mountain, there was a small pier and Lake Lucerne, where we took a beautiful steamship back to Lucerne. Train back to Zurich, where we had a simple meal of salmon and rosti potatoes accompanied with white wine.

Then the concert in the evening. We were lucky enough to get the last two tickets for John Fogerty in the evening in front of an historic building in the centre of Zurich. Only a few hundred there, sitting in a raised horseshoe around the stage. It was a guitar formation. At times, there would be four guitarists playing, including John and also obviously a bass. Great concert, what a sound - all the greatest hits, which I wanted, and five people holding axes is visually stunning. All accompanied with copious amounts of white wine.

So, are you jealous Jon Lyness? Enjoy your show, Jon.


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Posted by:

Jed

Subject: BEG

Iím passionately rooting for Toronto. But today I am most saddened by Durantís injury. And I read about the Kemp book a month or two ago. A lot of interesting back stories to all this and I was lucky enough to hear them from some Hibbing and Minneapolis natives and friends. Enough said-interesting but not totally surprising.


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Posted by:

Peter V

The world of tech is full of losers Ö Betamax, DAT tape, 8 track, Apricot computers, WordPerfect. The thing is, if you are working with publishers as I do, you need Word. I need Photoshop. With editing in WORD, translators or emulators aren't any use to me. I need Excel to read royalty statements and vocabulary counts, even though I have no idea how to use it (I use Numbers). It's like how one day I had to buy a VHS machine and place it next to the vastly superior Betamax.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Peter V: I agree with your designer friend's sentiments - except that in 1996 WordPerfect 5.1 was the high-water mark. It'd do all the useful things that Word could do, plus it had Reveal Codes, which meant that if you backspaced yourself accidentally into a paragraph in 6 point and italics, you could immediately spot and nuke the culprit.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Bob Dylanís Best Friend Louie Kemp Breaks Silence With New Book ĎDylan And Meí
ďTo me, he has always been Bobby Zimmerman and these are all Bobby Zimmerman stories,Ē says Kemp
By ANDY GREENE


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Nordic Countries

Subject: Linux to Peter V, Wallsend, JQ

Get Linux instead. - BTW, Ms NWC studied computer science at the same institute as Linus Torvalds. I don't disagree with her!


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Posted by:

Peter V

Upgrades. The latest upgrade fixes a bug that affects Moldovan punctuation and a security issue with a hotel chain in Outer Mongolia. Nevertheless, with the iPhone I go with it. With the iPad as I said recently, an upgrade effectively killed the fold over keypad a year ago and subsequent ones havenít resolved it. With the main iMac, I hold off on major system upgrades for 3 months and read online comments (e.g. it just killed Photoshop). Wait till they fix it.

Trouble is they employ teams of people who need to justify their jobs so continually tinker. A designer friend swears that Word was about right by 1996, slightly improved by 2001, and since then it just keeps adding crap that is not good enough for pro design but make it top heavy.

BUT if you hold off from upgrades for too long, then with the main iMac, the learning curve becomes steep. With phones I donít think it matters much


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Posted by:

Wallsend

I use Apple computers but I don't have an iPhone. I think they are massively overpriced as you get get more or less the same features on an android phone for a quarter of the price. With regard to updates, I think you need to look at them on a case by case basis and see if the update has features that you want/need.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: I-phone IOS updates

Iím looking for advice from the techies here - is it strictly a good thing to update an I-phone when Apple says to? Iíve had some weird and negative results in the past. Just me?


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Posted by:

Tom G

Subject: Music serendipity

My story: In May, 1973 a friend and I went to the N.O. Jazz Fest on a Friday. This was when it was more like a church picnic, long before it became the thronged event it is now. The Meters were playing at the first stage we got to. There were maybe 300 people sitting and standing in the grass.

After a song there was some milling about on the stage, and then they started ďSuperstitionĒ. After several bars an assistant led Stevie Wonder to the keyboards and he took over from Art Neville. Then, as they jammed on the song, one by one he was led to each player and took his instrument - bass, guitar, drums. It made the hair stand up on the back of my neck. Brilliant playing, and we all knew we had seen something special.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Told mine before. EuroDisney, walking back to the hotel with the kids through the Food Village. Sign on the bar "Disney Jazz Festival. Tonight. Taj Mahal." It was free, or the price of a beer but so crowded I never got to buy a beer. Taj had the soul band line up and did the intros in French, including jokes which had people roaring with laughter. One of the most fun gigs I ever saw.


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Posted by:

Mike Nomad

Great yarn, Dunc. Funny how life (and music) just happens. Once in NYC many, many years ago, a warm day in July as I recall, I happened to be strolling past a walkdown bar in Manhattan and dropped in for a cold libation, only to come across an afternoon set by Sam and Dave. Needless to say I had more than just one that afternoon and stuck around for the evening set, and then the late one.That kind of stuff happens rarely. Serendipity I think itís called.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Dunc, that is a great song and story. Thanks for sharing.


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Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Davey Jones

Thanks for that Bill. That is a fine old lament. Many of those east coast boys have written a lot of wonderful music particularly when it comes to folk lore and the sea. My favourite will always be Sonny's Dream from Ron Hynes with Stan Roger's Mary Ellen Carter a close second.

Haso! I'll come clean now and be clear. This on-going debate on "the" and the mud and the blood. I have never given a fat rat's ass one way or the other on the subject. Around this bar, in this place you are always expected to take a position or a side on something. I couldn't side with Peter! It just wouldn't be right.

That gawd damn old DJ, John Donabe had to start it all up again. He even admitted it. I can see him now laying back in his thousand dollar chair with his head phones on and his mike in front of him laughing his ass off.

Sad to be loosing another one of the greats. I guess down in N'ALLINS there will be a lot of Dr. John's tunes pouring out the doors of many of the old haunts. Rest in peace Doc.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Tonight's the Night, Such a Night

The passing of Dr John is sad. I saw him twice - just Dr John, a cane and a piano. Commanded the stage, great songs and great performance. Both times really good attendance and in Glasgow.

Dr John is a part of Scottish music lore because he once played a small Scottish town called Blairgowrie. Astonishing. I've often wondered how that happened. And it is THE Scottish gig I always wished I had been at.

Michael Marra wrote a brilliant song about this event.

'Mac Rebennack's Visit To Blairgowrie'. Absolutely brilliant. Give it a listen.

'a poster on the laundrette wall, stating clearly in a bold typeface says 'Dr John is playing Blairgowrie tonight, and I know everything in Blairgowrie is gonna be alright...'

The song begins with the subject above and does get Iko Iko into the lyrics. Give it a listen.

Dr John is a big miss for me. Sad to read the posts this morning.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Dr John

One more Last Waltzer gone. RIP, Dr John.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

So sad to hear about Dr. John. RIP.


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: the good doctor

Just saw on the microsoft news headlines (I know, that's just inviting clickbait) that the good dr. (one of the highlights of TLW, even if he thought it was Van) has passed. Thought you'd all want to know/munch on that for a while. Mack was certainly one-of-a-kind.


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Posted by:

Dave H

RIP to the great Dr. John, who needs no introduction here.


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Posted by:

Jon Lyness

Location: NYC

Richard singing She Knows... I bet you haven't heard this lovely song in awhile. Try "richard manuel she knows" on Youtube.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Thanks John D. The audio Bluetooth receiver I bought has brought Amazon Prime alive for me.

Canít access the other track, Peter, which is a problem with streaming.

Good luck with the show, JQ.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: Dunc

Thanks Dunc. Bought it on iTunes awhile back for 99 cents.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Try the B-side, also Ry Cooder on "Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone?'


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

John D - you can get the Ry Cooder Nancy Sinatra song on your Amazon Prime.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: JQ

JQ, The Apple Store is not going away. At least for the foreseeable future.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Hook & Ladder

PV - Thatís a great one, even a bit racy and graphic! And Ry Cooder too. I just bought it on I-tunes for .99 - when is that going away?


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: 1969

This 50 year thing has stuck with me. I do a call-in radio show every other Friday at 9:30 PDT. So this week 1969 events will be the topic for listeners to tell us about their stories therein. One of my guests will a be a gal that was at Woodstock, the other is Buzz Bissinger. He lives nearby and is fairly renowned for writing Friday Night Lights and being a general raconteur. If you feel like it you can listen online at coast radio/KMUN. The show is called The Conversation and a podcast is normally available a few hours after the live deal.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Subject: Nancy Sinatra & Ry Cooder

Another example - a rare single from 1971, Hook & Ladder. The single said "Nancy Sinatra" but the digital copy credits the player Ö Nancy Sinatra and Ry Cooder.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Location: iTunes Store
Web: My link

During my enforced hanging around at home after my knee op, I decided to pass my time by doing a LONG piece on Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood. I did a Toppermost (due later this month) but kept on expanding and will eventually put it on my blog. Anyway, on the iTunes store, Nancy has used it creatively to put out several digital only albums. They have sleeve designs, and sheís assembled rarities and unreleased stuff. The iTunes Store seemed more viable than CDs, I guess.

One of the gems is ďNancy / Lee- 3Ē their reunion album from 2004. Well worth downloading. It is an elaborate production, new songs but was only released on CD in Australia. Australian CD copies are very expensive, but I downloaded and put on CDR. A good example of the virtues of iTunes store.

The linked example is TEXAS BLUE MOON, a cover of Shelley King's record. Shelley King is from Arkansas originally and has sung with Levon and Amy. I think the reference to "sweet Strawberry Wine" might be Levon inspired Ö and note how Nancy gets her own reference in right after. Great song. Great performance.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: iTunes

Saying farewell to iTunes as we know it. Not sure how we will add songs in the future; but I understand the iTunes Store will still be available to purchase music. Hoping we can still burn CDís to ?


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Posted by:

Bill M

Web: My link

Subject: Davey Jones

Norm: I suspect you're familiar with this song by Gordie Sampson, but I heard it for the first time yesterday and thought of you. I knew he'd won East Coast Music Awards, but I had no idea that he'd won a Grammy for one of his songs.


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Posted by:

Pat B

Web: My link

For those of you who have never had the pleasure...


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Logitech Bluetooth Audio Receiver

Many people here would benefit from buying a Logitech Bluetooth Audio Receiver for about twenty pounds.

You simply attach it to your amp, and the sound you get from listening on YouTube is really decent. For example I enjoy much more listening to links on the GB.

It is a must for us who have amps and speakers. I really enjoy playing Amazon music through it, using my wifeís I pad. The sound is really decent.

Iíll always collect CDs, but use of the Bluetooth receiver has greatly enhanced my listening experience.


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: mud or blood

This is daft, but youíll hear mud or blood depending on your listening output. Everybody is correct.

The Bluetooth receiver I now use to listen to links lets me hear links clearly. When I listen using decent speakers, mud is clearly heard.

When I listen using decent headphones blood is clearly heard.

I know this sounds illogical, but honest I have played this several times and it is always blood with headphones and mud with speakers.


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Posted by:

Peter V

As I've said before, when your Sky Q Box dies, you lose all your recordings. You have a DVD? You still have it. Do you trust "The Cloud" to be there and accessible forever? I don't. Plus I subscribe for Cloud storage. Say I stop? CDRs cost very little. Back up everything onto concrete media.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

I think for the casual fan streaming is probably the way to go but for hard core fans it is probably best to stick with cds. There is a culture associated with owning cds that you don't get with streaming/downloads but there again I used to say the same thing about LPs vis a vis cds.


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Posted by:

Peter

Typing before breakfast, that is FOLD over not FOOD over. Not a typo, an Apple auto correction,


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Posted by:

Peter v

The iTunes Store will survive says Apple, though disbelief is in the air. Apple tend to kill old technology, as I type on my iPad with its expensive food over keyboard lid that stopped working about six months ago after an upgrade, as many many users found. No subsequent upgrade has restored it to life. Itís about two years old. So I donít trust them. Keep CDs. When I have to download from the store, I immediately put it on a CDR and put it in a case. Iíve had to download several Ďdigital only albumsí recently and copied each of them to CDR.


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Posted by:

Bill M

Wallsend: I've never used anything as modern as iTunes or streaming, but I have the sense that iTunes is where you buy and play what you want to hear, and streaming is when you pick a genre and then pay them to play what they want to play you. Does this mean that if they want to play Chinese martial music like "Down With Uighurs" with a, say, Americana feel, then that's what we'll be paying to hear?


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Posted by:

Wallsend

I see iTunes is closing down and will be replaced with a streaming service. Things have changed so quickly in the last few years. In my own work, I set up my first online language course about five years ago and now I only have one face to face course left. I am thinking of discontinuing that because so few students actually turn up for classes.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

Came across a cool version of Old Time Religion on Youtube. You can find it at: Old Time Religion (Bluegrass) -Riley Horton


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Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: A missed opportunity

Too bad Peter! You miss a chance to mess up his hair.

After a lot of deep thought (for about 10 seconds), the only respectable word I can come up with for this pretend to be president is "buffoon". This character is a buffoon. I and I'm sure millions of people are offended to watch this buffoon attend and salute the brave people who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

As I have said my grand father born in Scotland was in the Canadian infantry and put his life on the line at Vimy Ridge and had a very short life dying at age 44 from complications of that world war. My wife Susan's father was a WW2 fighter pilot and suffered a great deal of PTSD when they hardly knew what that was. However we got them both back.

I think of folks like Jerry Tennenbaum who grew up never knowing his grand parents because of Aushwitz. So this buffoon with his disgusting attitude and actions deserves no respect. I'm just watching how he started gunning off the mayor of London before he even hit the airport fer chris-sake!


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Posted by:

Peter V

Norm, the Orange Trumpeter is going to Portsmouth for the D-Day 75th commemoration. Here in Poole, which was also a huge base for American landing craft in 1944, we count ourselves lucky that Portsmouth was the choice.


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: mud/blood

Love to side w/ you, Norm; but I like what JQ says... both ways the poetry works well. From that standpoint and my previous "context, context, context"... blood does seem more meaningful than mud. Somebody said just wet dirt, right. Same for your beloved paddlewheel reference... either she or Virgil or both imagining the man or the image of the same, seems all so much more of a piece w/ the poetry of the whole song. I'm not even sure he's on a horse, maybe just trudging along in his defeat.

Good on those pig-headed, no account, writer/journalists... maybe they'll help us all force the Boris's & Agent Oranges call to account for their words & actions.


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: boats & such

Keep at it, Norm[an], which is not be confused w/ invaders of jolly, old, future England once upon a time. Unfortunately, I confine my wood (the odd fiberglass now & again) to parts of houses; hardly know anything about boats/ships & the like. But I can say mi consuegros (which would be my daughter's in-laws) just bought, rehabbed and got back in the water an International Folk boat. I think my son-in-law was also key helping his dad remove a lot of mold and get the engine in decent shape even though his brother is the wooden boat builder in the family. I'm told the sails are old as well and don't fill the way you'd want.

Good luck w/ the arthritis.

For the life of me, re '69 or '70 I don't recall if I bought the Brown album 1st or CCR's Green River (title cut & Lodi, especially). I think they were close in there (also w/ Chicago Transit Authority) as right after my very 1st lp purchase (Steppenwolf's the 2nd... Magic Carpet Ride, among other cuts, if memory serves). But more expert gb'ers can probably correct my possible faulty chronology. Brown & CTA still on top of the bookcase, the others lost to mists of time... college roommate record sales perhaps or some married-w/-children move.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Absolutely, John. There may be questions on computer speakers, but I checked several times with B&O super quality headphones. No doubt whatsoever.


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: blood mud

Glad I was able to start the thread. Using a great pair of speakers and my iMac, I was able to isolate the word and it did come out blood. Now we have no idea if this became the final take?


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: TNTDODD

Peter V: What is the fourth word you hear on the audio track?

Shel Silverstein had the same pblem with 'mud' vs 'blood' when he was writing ABNS. One of the reasons Cash fans don't squabble like we do is that Shel decided to use both words - and then add 'beer' as a tie breaker.


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Posted by:

Norm

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: what's in a word

Whether there was the word "THE" in the lyric or not does not mean Robert E Lee came riding by on his gawd damn horse! Lots of people don't use the when pointing out an object. The woman could be standing on the river bank just as I described long ago and saw the river boat coming and exclaimed, "There goes Robert E Lee!" Any one trying to describe the scene is pulling imagination out of their own (sometimes wonky) head.

That gawd damn Peter is a low down, no account, writer, journalist, pig headed, bossy.........aw I can't think of any more adjectives right now. I got steam coming out my ears.

PETER! at least do something worth while and walk up and give that Trump fool a slap up side the head while he's there.

They keep talking about wasting all this money to impeach the idiot. He complains about the money wasted with Bob Meuller's report. He spent more money than that playing golf fer chris-sake. It be way cheaper just to shoot the idiot.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Web: My link

Trump has angered a lot of us ahead of his visit by endorsing one candidate for Prime Minister (Boris Johnson) and insulting Meghan Markle. You just don't interfere in other countries' domestic politics when you're visiting as Head of State of another. The Guardian link showed Boris Johnson's comments on Trump in 2015. Very short. You might enjoy it.


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Posted by:

Dag B.

Web: My link

Subject: The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down

Sheet music from the The Band/Music From Big Pink songbook published by Warner Bros Music in 1970. Has anyone seen Robbie's handwritten lyrics for the song? I think they're in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame museum.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

FYI: Canadian invented basketball.

"Basketball is the only major American sport with a clearly identifiable inventor. James Naismith wrote the sportís original 13 rules as part of a December 1891 class assignment at a Young Menís Christian Association (YMCA) training school in Springfield, Massachusetts. Born and educated in Canada, Naismith came south to pursue his interests of physical education and Christian ministry. Naismith expanded on an assignment to create a game that could be played in YMCA gyms during the winter.

The first games featured nine players a side, attempting to toss a soccer ball into peach baskets nailed to the balconies at the ends of a gymnasium (when a basket was made, the game paused while a man with a ladder retrieved the ball). After its first public match in 1892, Naismithís game spread quickly through the global network of YMCAs. The first intercollegiate match, between the Minnesota School of Agriculture and Hamline College, was played in 1895. The earliest womenís match, in which Stanford beat U.C. Berkeley, took place a year later. Basketballís first professional league was founded in 1898, seven years before nets finally replaced the sportís original peach baskets.

James Naismith devoted little effort to shaping the evolution of the game he invented, although he spent a decade as the University of Kansasís founding basketball coach, losing more games than he won. Today the sportís leading historic organization, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., stands not far from where the first peach baskets were nailed up."

Last 5
Greg Brown...Real Good Friend
Crazy Love...Ray Charles and Van Morrison
My Rifle My Pony and Me...Dean Martin and Rick Nelson
The Galway Girl...Steve Earle
In The Sun...Joseph Arthur


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Posted by:

Dunc

Location: Scotland

Subject: Breakiní The Rules

Iíve been listening to Robbie Robertson and Storyville again. Both are excellent albums and right up there for me.

Breakiní The Rules is a great song and is a collaboration with The Blue Nileís Paul Buchanan. The song is beautifully produced and haunting.

According to a YouTube subscriber, as well as Paul Buchanan being on the album, Robert Bell plays bass and Paul Moore plays keyboards, makingthe entire Blue Nile being present on the track.

Brilliant song.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

NPR has posted previews of some of the tracks from the new Rolling Thunder Review collection. Sounds pretty good.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Mud

I yield! Iíve gone back and back and back and it does sound more like mud. Donít know what else say or if it matters; both seem to work poetically and are both nicely struck.


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Posted by:

Dave H

I hear "mud," for what it's worth.


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Posted by:

Peter V

There is no the. Period. Listen.


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Posted by:

Wallsend

Has anybody asked Robbie about the lyrics?


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Posted by:

Bill M

Subject: [The] Robert E Lee

Peter V: I don't hear a 'the' but I hear a faint something in a hole in the sound that only 'the' could fill. Levon wasn't one for elocution, so I think he'd sing "there go zrobert" if there wasn't a 'the' to fit in.


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Posted by:

Peter V

As I said on the article, 'blood' is relationship, family. It makes more sense. I almost got convinced by those saying "mud" was a twist on expectations. But no, it was always "blood" AND the General not the steam ship.


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Posted by:

JQ

Subject: Blood/mud

I only get blood too - from JRRís (& Virgilís) standpoint would not blood have far more impact on the songís emotive power as well? I mean mudís just wet dirt.


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Posted by:

Peter V

Subject: Blood

Listened about ten times. it's "blood" which I originally thought for years.

On the other contested one, it's "comes Robert E. Lee" definitely not a "the" in there.


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: Rocking Chere ;)

Sorry to hear you will be gone for some time now! May the tornado blow you back to this gb soon. We have had some arguements but you definitely are the great guy in this gb. - I'd love to play 'Soon As I Can See The Light' with you. It is not too difficult for a amateur bass player like me.


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Sorry Wallsend I forgot to give thanks. My radar is Raptors focused these days. I really appreciate the offer. However, you will be two hours away and not sure which suburb of Sydney my cousin lives in now. Another educator...While she'll be teaching I'll be exploring on my own. Anyway, we will be skyping this weekend and hopefully confirm dates for the Fall. Once again, load management.....Have to get off computer.

Cameroonian community praises 'hero' Pascal Siakam after Raptors' Game 1 win

Apparently Raptor Serge Ibaka from Republic of The Congo on Media Day was conversing in English, French and Spanish. Marc Gasol who attended Standord for two years as did older brother Pau Gasol from Spain, Harvard grad...just like partner's niece...Jeremy Lin Taiwanese background....Love it! Btw Malcolm Brogden has his MA. Although I am impressed with their accomplishments......Some of these more privileged players in the NBA who didn't have to struggle with violence at their doorstep and financial insecurity......So happy happy that they see it as their responsibility to give more to their communities.......I am so impressed with the players who had to deal with trauma and severe adversity in their lives and who play on the court with fierce abandonment....Read up on Kawhi and Jimmy Butler's background as well as Derrick Rose, John Wall......Started from the bottom to the top........


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

Raptors and fans are the 'real Toronto': Loud, multicultural and hungry for historic win

Social Sharing Team's success brings 'beautiful rainbow' of people together, making Toronto feel like 'one big family'

CCR...As I've posted before partner saw them in '69 at Maple Leaf Gardens with his buddies because they wanted to see them not because he was a fan. He was into jazz and blues in high school as I was not and not living in Toronto as well. He did say the other day that it wasn't that they didn't perform well...just not his groove. Sheesh!


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Posted by:

brown eyed girl

Web: My link

50th Anniversary Kickoff Party - The Legendary Downchild Blues Band With Special Guests Dan Aykroyd,
Paul Shaffer & David Wilcox

Venue:
TD Mainstage on Bloor Street West
Sponsored by OLG in partnership with Crystal Head Vodka and Media Partner: BOOM 97.3
Sat Jun 22 8:30pm
Ticket Price:
Free Admission

This week everywhere I went people were talking about our historic win with our Raptors. Even at my Chiro and Physician's office this week...As soon as I checked in there were signs cheering on our Raps. I am still on load management in the GB but have to say....Many thanks again to Jed and haso from the States who can appreciate the joy that many Canadians are feeling right now. :-D


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Posted by:

John D

Subject: My post on Tony Glover

Shared a link about Tony Glover and Levon Helm link came up. Sorry about that.


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Posted by:

John D

Web: My link

Subject: Tony Glover

Tony Glover, the influential blues harmonica player who was a longtime peer of Bob Dylan and helped teach Mick Jagger how to play, died Wednesday, the Star Tribune reports. Glover reportedly died of natural causes after being hospitalized earlier this month. He was 79.

Glover made a lasting impression on a generation of musicians as a member of the blues and folk trio, Koerner, Ray and Glover, which also included John Koerner and Dave Ray. The group put out three albums in the early Sixties via Elektra ó 1963ís Blues, Rags and Hollers, 1964ís Lots More Blues, Rags and Hollers and 1965ís The Return of Koerner, Ray and Glover ó that would become touchstones for artists like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Doors, Bonnie Raitt and more.


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Posted by:

Norm (on the Rockin Chair)

Location: Pacific Northwest

Subject: Jon Lyness & Haso

Good to hear you are enjoying CCR & John Fogerty Jon. I have been a fan of his since the beginning of time. His clearly guts rock and roll and swamp blues always appealed to me. "The Night Time is the Right Time". I haven't read his auto biography but it has to be good.

Hey Haso! How goes it. Yes I still have 2 boats. Right at this time I am stripping the deck varnish on the Rockin Chair and new varnish. It's about 5 or 6 years since I completely stripped them. I have a lot of painting on the house work on the other one to do this year. It's a bout 15 years since I painted her. It's fibre glass and the paint lasts well.

I got lazy about writing my monicker! Every one knows my name! That's a song isn't it. There is still the odd one who likes "Westcoaster".

I won't be showing up much for quite a while. I'm trying to get the big boat finished. On the 27th. Our daughter and family arrive from Brisbane so her brother in Estavan, Saskatchewan decided to come out with his family so we have a family gathering. So Ken and his family will camp out on the boat (which I think was his motive any way) All the folks love the big boat.

It's a shame I'm going to have to sell her soon. My arthritis is so bad in my right hand I have to wear a wrist brace and a sleeve to be able to work. A couple of weeks ago I started out doing a job and forgot to wear this. That evening my hand and wrist started to swell and the pain set in. I wasn't able to use that hand for three days. So I won't be able to look after that big boat soon. The other one is smaller and easier. At least I'll still be able to get out on the water...........later Y'all.


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Posted by:

NorthWestCoaster

Location: Greater Copenhagen

Subject: The year 1969 - it was then I felt fine (and it rhymes!)

Thanks JQ and LISA for your posts earlier in this gb. - In your balanced posts you have achieved the very reason and rhyme in this internet forum. This was just what I thought that NORBERTt's gb could be when he managed to get me a part of it (that guy should be hanged ;-) Anyway, sailing on Titanic Norbert is the guy you should have shared your lifeboat with! (Unfortunately, any of us are not upper-class here in this gb after that Bob has left us.)

I second - partly - to my gb friends WALLSEND and ROCKIN CHAIR on the year 1969. First WALLSEND: Yes, I was on that radical youth movement you mentioned, too. And ROCKIN CHAIR: Yes, I had CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL on my turntable, too. And even in our British bluesband repertoire until the chicks left the dance hall :-)


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Posted by:

Bill M

Just listened to the TNTDODD vocal track provided by jh. So clearly 'blood' that it surprised me. The weird part about the whole thing wasn't the lack of instrumentation, it was the super-long pauses between verses. I liked how Rick and Richard always came in on "night", leaving the preceding 'the' to Levon. And like always, I was fascinated by the numerous insertions of 'na' among the 'las' in the chorus.


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Posted by:

haso

Location: seacoast NH

Subject: Gasol & the lyric discussion dijeur

Thanks Jan. Got it this time. I say Levon says mud, and (no offense Norm, and Jeff, if you still read us) he's singing about the former commanding general, not a boat. Context, context, context. I know, Peter, this has also been hashed out A LOT. Interesting to me how what you've given us here Jan, really let's you hear how the 3 voices on the refrains interacted/weave around each other.

Great post/link, Angie.

Hey Norm: I never heard, how come "Rockin' Chair" went away? Surely you still have boats. Just wondering.


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