Did you just call Dylan's body of work 'broad'? Influential up to a point (a point which falls roughly fifteen years ago), but broad? Dude did one thing over and over and over again; does it still.
I'd say songwriters of the moment are more heavily influenced by, like, Burt Bacharach and Harry Nilsson than Bob Dylan.
I wouldn't say he has been doing the same thing over and over again at all. Just look at the traditional folk albums he started with to the more rock influenced albums he went towards. The music he is playing these days are pretty much straight up blues albums. Go to a Dylan show and he reworks his catalog to the sound he is currently playing. Sometimes this amazing and sometimes it is bewildering. I saw him once and did not recognize some of my favorite songs until a minute in.
Post by grandpagreen on Feb 12, 2011 16:33:19 GMT -8
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Post by grandpagreen on Feb 11, 2011 15:24:24 GMT -8
I have seen him play a few times and each time he has put on a very professional show. Sure he was a bit drunk the first time I saw him but he didn't sound off or mess up any songs. Last time I saw him with Monsters of Folk I don't think he had a drink.
If you don't like an act don't watch it. Trying to ruin the experience for people who do is just a really petty move. I really dislike City and Colour but there is no way I would miss seeing a band I do enjoy to try and ruin the weekend for a fan.
Now you can tell me I should shut up because I have a low post count.
Shit got so real yesterday. Like really real. I kind of forgot that my friend Candi has the hugest fucking boner for Conor Oberst; I don't really know how to tell her that I don't know her well enough to call off the WRONG KID DIED thing.
Or you could just go watch one of the other three acts that will be playing at the time. Why waste the energy watching an act you have no interest in?