A Stream Of Love And Respect For Iconic Songsmith And Storyteller BOB DYLAN In Brussels

18 October 2022

BOB DYLAN – 15 Otcober 2022 – Vorst Nationaal, Brussels

A truly unique experience. Why?

1. From his very first vocal on, I knew this would be a GREAT Dylan night (I had
a BAD vocal Dylan experience the last time I saw him in 2015). Self-assured, clear,
and magnetic. We, fans, know that the tone and timbre of his voice have changed,
hoarser and rawer than before, but still so overwhelming.

2. He played the piano all the way throughout the concert. Stylish at times, boogie-woogie at times, melancholic and romantic at times, but always compelling. He sat down behind the piano for the instrumental parts and stood up when he sang, through the microphone on top of the piano, so we could see his head popping up.

3. What a band. Jazzy, bluesy, rock-y, lazy, sentimentally. Whatever
the vibe of the songs was, these guys created a solid gold sound.
Marvelous.

4. Dylan played his last album Rough And Rowdy Ways, released in 2020, in full,
except for the epic 20-minute Murder Most Foul story about the President Kennedy assassination in 1963. One of his best longplayers of the past 25 years, moody and
moony with sepia-colored sonority. Not safety first option with a setlist full of hits,
which he played unrecognizably anyway. Wonderful.

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5. No arty farty light show. Just some big unchanging shadowy spots, making me feel
like I was in a small smoky bar. Imagine this feel in… a 6000-cap venue. Magnific.

6. It was, as expected and announced, a cell phone-free and seated concert. It created a truly relaxing atmosphere without being surrounded or distressed by all those tiny lights. Can’t remember anymore when I had such a tranquil live experience.

7. The euphoric reaction of the crowd after each and every song and the 10-minute-long standing ovation at the end was heartwarming. So much love and respect for the greatest singer-songwriter ever in my book. Soul-stirring sentiments were all over the place.

8. Dylan’s convincingly sincere ‘thank you everybody‘ reaction
and introduction of the band before the finale surprised
many of us, therefore it felt blissful.

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. His one and only harmonica fragment came at the end of the
very last song Every Grain Of Sand and got an explosive reception.

10. At 81 Bob Dylan still is a supreme performer and entertainer.

Hail hail! Thank you, Mister Zimmerman.

SETLIST

1. Watching the River Flow
2. Most Likely You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Mine
3. I Contain Multitudes
4. False Prophet
5. When I Paint My Masterpiece
6. Black Rider
7. My Own Version of You
8. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
9. Crossing the Rubicon
10. To Be Alone With You
11. Key West (Philosopher Pirate)
12. Gotta Serve Somebody
13. I’ve Made Up My Mind to Give Myself to You
14. That Old Black Magic
(Johnny Mercer cover)
15. Mother of Muses
16. Goodbye Jimmy Reed
17. Every Grain of Sand

To end my series of impressive impressions
I want to see/hear this for the umpteenth time.

Fantastic artist
Fantastic song.
Fantastic video

BOB DYLAN: Website

10 Gems (Not The Obvious Ones) By The Uncomparable 80-Year Old Singer-Songwriter Icon BOB DYLAN

Turn Up The Volume picks 10 gems of favorite artists/bands

22 Septyember 2022

It’s simple. BOB DYLAN is my all-time favorite songsmith. His genial songwriting
skills, his compelling storytelling, his supreme rhymes, his singular phrasing, his waywardness in many ways, and his (non)approach to the press. It all makes him
one of the unquestionable giants in rock history.

Last May Robert Zimmerman turned 80. But it doesn’t stop him from touring.
And, yes, he’s coming to Belgium again, on 15 October in Brussels.
Can’t wait to see the master again.

I have no clue whatsoever, how many songs Dylan wrote (so far).
What I do know is that a couple of 100 are on my best-of-Dylan-list.
Yes, hard to pick only 10. But I did.

Top 3 with videos.
Top 10 together on Spotify.

– SERIES OF DREAMS –
Stellar video clip – 1989

– SHE BELONGS TO ME –
1965

– NOT DARK YET –
1997

All 10 GEMS together.

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BOB DYLAN: Bio – Discography

Happy 78 To Ingenious Songsmith And Genial Storyteller BOB DYLAN…

24 May 2019

Bob Dylan may you stay forever young shirt

Robert Allen Zimmerman aka BOB DYLAN was born on 24th May 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota, US. Happy birthday to an incomparable legend, an iconic singer/songwriter,
a genial storyteller, a characteristic nasal voice, a capricious person, a once in a lifetime troubadour, an ingenious songsmith, a never-ending performer and a majestic musician. Let’s celebrate this champion’s 78th birthday with an awesome song and equally awesome clip. Here’s SERIES OF DREAMS

BOB DYLAN: Facebook – Website

Three Oustanding Songs To Celebrate Living Legend BOB DYLAN’s 77 Birthday…

24 May 2018

Happy 77 to genial singer/songwriter/storyteller/poet/performer/painter and Nobel prize winner (middle finger to all who taught he didn’t deserve it) BOB DYLAN. He was born as Robert Allen Zimmerman on 24 May 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota, U.S. A genuine legend, one of my all time favorite artists. Three outstanding songs to celebrate the icon’s birthday…

* BABY LET ME FOLLOW YOU DOWN ( with The Band / ‘The Last Waltz’ concert 1976)

* SERIES OF DREAMS (On the “Bootleg Series, Vol 1-3: Rare & Unreleased 1961-1991”)

A brilliant video clip, but I have still no idea what this song is about, but I’m hooked on it…

* NOT DARK YET

“I can’t even remember what it was I came here to get away from”
Goosebumps song about getting older, the Dylan way…

BOB DYLAN: Website – Facebook – All Albums 

Bob Dylan may you stay forever young shirt

(photo on top: Freewheelin’ LP)


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