Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Merle Haggard – Bob Dylan

Bill and I went to see Bob Dylan at the TD Waterhouse Center last night. Before the show we eat at the Roadhouse in Altamonte, had a few beers… Bill got the Rodie, and was very impressed as I though he would be. I got a burger with the works. Very good as well… We were a little late for the show. Merle was already on stage when we got there. His band was very good... awesome Guitar player… Lots of red necks on the audience!! We must have missed Okie From Muskogee. More Beer, walked around the arena during intermission.

Old Bob Dylan takes the stage. He opens with Maggie’s Farm. Could not even recognize it. He’s change the old stuff so much that they just sound like different songs. If he’s tried of playing the old stuff, just write new songs, and let us know that you wont be playing the old stuff anymore… Mr. Tambourine Man was equally bad. William Shatners version sounds more like the original than this one... This was one of the worst shows I have ever seen… His voice was way to loud in the mix, he didn’t play guitar at all. He sat in the middle of the band and pretended to play the keyboard.

Overall, not a bad night. We had a good dinner, and drink lots of Beer. Oh, and lots of hot chicks at the show…

1 comment:

GG said...

I was gonna say when we were on the phone that when I saw Dylan (three times in the past three or so years, and I NEVER thought I'd see him, ever, 'cause I had no real desire, just lucked into two shows, actually bought the third to see him at MSG) he had a killer band. But yeah, he appears not to give a shit about his audience, because they're slavishly devoted to him. Haggard, on the other hand, like bands that actually live up to their responsibility to fans who got them to where they are (and that works in all facets of life ... we owe a debt to those who support us), obviously has maintained his intensity ... as has Iggy Pop, for example ... THAT is a dangerous man live! Just get tix for the next Melvins, Horton Heat or QOTSA show, maybe even the Mule ... that'll get the show vibe back (and there'll be plenty o' hot chicks at those shows, too ... they show up at all of 'em, just to be seen : )