Dylan pays tribute to Warren Zevon

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  1. Ryan Spaight

    Ryan Spaight Supporting Actor

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    Dylan fans everywhere were shocked by last night's show in Seattle.
    Not only did Dylan play piano on about half the songs, but played no less than three songs by Warren Zevon, who recently revealed he has terminal cancer and a matter of weeks, perhaps months, to live.
    What an incredibly classy gesture -- Bob's letting Zevon know in the most public way possible that he's an admirer. What that must mean to Warren (an *enormous* Dylan fan) I can't imagine.
    (Oh, and he played "Brown Sugar," too.)
    http://discussions.bobdylan.com/thre...2&thread=14120
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    Wish I had been there - I love Warren Zevon. [​IMG]
     
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    I see by the songlist he didn't play Werewolves of London. Bummer. I'd love to hear Bob do the AAAA-OOOOOOOHHHHH part.

    Jon
     
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    We'll be seeing him this Wednesday at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium and I'd love it if he played that exact playlist. Love Minus Zero is one of my favorite Dylan songs and, weird as it may seem, I can see his band doing a great job on Brown Sugar. Imagine that, Dylan doing covers instead of the other way around. Thanks for passing the info on. It's very sad about Warren though. He is an extremely gifted writer/performer in his own right and I've read that he has a great reputation for being extremely altruistic in both his professional and personal life.
     
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    A propos of Warren Zevon.

    "Poor Pitiful Me" was a big hit for a Canadian country singer a couple of years ago.

    I'm not expecting Warren to sue the tobacco industry. My impression is, he lives as he sings.

    Must pick up that recent album soon.
     
  6. Ryan Spaight

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    More Zevon in last night's show, except with "Lawyers Guns and Money" instead of "Boom Boom Mancini."

    Still piano, still "Brown Sugar," plus another cover, "Friend of the Devil" (which he's done many times before).

    Looks like a tour to see if you can!

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    My mouth is beginning to water. [​IMG]
     
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    Heres a little more from my friends newsletter
    There's no article on this (not yet, anyway), but I thought people might like
    to know that Bob Dylan has played 3 Warren Zevon songs each night of his
    opening tour concerts. Those played thus far:
    "Accidentally Like A Martyr" (2 x--includes the line 'time out of mind')
    "Mutineer" (2 x)
    "Boom Boom Mancini" (once)
    "Lawyers, Guns & Money" (once)
    Also, he has covered the Stones "Brown Sugar" both nights and is playing a
    stand-up electric piano on about a dozen songs!
    Please, if anyone in your esteemed readership has ever cared about me, get me
    MP3's NOW!!!
    Martin Van Nostrand
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  9. StephenT

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    I've got tickets for the last show on this leg of the tour in Fairfax, VA. I hope the piano playing continues until then. I'll have to get some Warren Zevon albums. I've always meant to. Any suggestions?

    The set lists have been great for the first few shows. I saw Bob last November in D.C. Great show! I love that this time it will be the same band, but different with the piano. I'm sure he's changed up arrangements as well. That's Bob always changing. He's the man! Can't wait for Bootleg Series Vol. 5.
     
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    Anyone catch WZ on Letterman last week? Dave devoted the entire show to Warren. It was fantastic. And it was really great to see how Warren is dealing with the sad news. I'm just sorry I didn't get tix for the show, since it will quite probably be his last live performance ever. Anyway, I've got tix for both of Bob's shows at Madison Square Garden next week. Hopefully he'll do some Zevon tunes.
     
  13. Ryan Spaight

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    I'm sure there were more "demographically correct" guests Letterman pushed aside to devote the whole show to Warren. Good for him.

    The show was very moving -- watching an obviously ailing and frail Zevon face the end with dignity, intelligence and good humor. The music world will be a lesser place without him.

    Ryan
     
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    I went to the Philly show on Friday night and had a blast. Just an incredible concert. Dylan and his band played for about 2 hours and 15 minutes. Dylan himself played piano on about half the songs and guitar on the rest. Charlie Sexton and Larry Campbell not only did a nice job on guitars but are no slouches on backup vocals. I sincerely hope I can see Mr. Bob again in concert. And I hope I have that much energy at the age of 61 as he does.

    The setlist:
    Maggie's Farm
    In The Summertime
    Tombstone Blues
    The End Of The Innocence*
    Things Have Changed
    Brown Sugar**
    Positively 4th Street
    It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)
    Shelter From The Storm
    Drifter's Escape
    Masters Of War
    Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
    Honest With Me
    The Times They Are A-Changin'
    High Water (For Charley Patton)
    Mutineer***
    Po' Boy
    Summer Days

    Encore:
    Blowin' In The Wind
    All Along The Watchtower

    * Don Henley cover
    ** Rolling Stones cover
    *** Warren Zevon cover

    NP: Phish - 12/7/1997 - Dayton, OH
     

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