I agree with some mixture of all of these posts. Much of the time he does spit out lyrics too fast-lots of pauses between phrases, then rushing through the next phrase. Since nearly everything he does is deliberate, I wonder what his purpose is? I remember thinking his voice was worn out when I heard it in 1994, then again in 1999, but now I find his vocals from those years vibrant and expressive. Maybe eventually I'll appreciate his post-2004 vocals, but it's a bit hard to imagine, as the original post said. As for off-tune, I think the note he can't reach in I Believe in You qualifies as off key. Other than that, I'd agree that it's inaccurate to call him off-key. Oh, for a few tender-voiced ballads sung solo on stage with just his acoustic guitar. That would be a treat, raspy voice or not.
Admittedly Old Dylan's voice is ragged. It is easy to argue, for at least most of the past decade, that it has grown too ragged. But, I disagree with the author's asessment "Enough instances of off Key" . One thing Dylan has never been is Off Key. he may sing it ugly, but, he always hits the note. I don't recall ever hearing a single off pitch note from Dylan, having listened to everything he ever released and listening to hundreds of Bootlegs and seeing him live at least 50 times, I can't point to a single instance where he was off key. I've heard his blistered croak of a voice fail the song, I've heard his phrasing turn the corner to unintenionally comical "Clouds so swift.........ranfalinin" ( you aint going nowhere) but 've never heard him sing off key.
I haven't revealed anything that isn't also given away in the film's trailer. This is my general rule of thumb re: spoilers.
I hope this explanation addresses your "comment" and you're not turned off from seeing the film. The real pleasure isn't so much in what happens, but how.
I thought Bob rocked the Big Sky Brewery venue. The sound was great, Bob's harmonica playing was exquisite, and his band is monster.
I like that Bob can show case his harmonica, and pull it off really well.
Bob is using some Baby Gramps style and technique in his vocals, which works ok. He's 71 so that is what it is.
I'd pay to see the same thing again, it was that good. Missoula is lucky to get him.
Is this "review" supposed to function as a summary for people who don't plan on seeing the movie? Because that's pretty much what it does.
I had a similar impression when I saw his show at the Wilma a few years ago. After that I vowed never to pay to see Dylan again. He should record what he is doing just to see how awful
it is. He will always be an icon and legend, but like Gordon
Lightfoot, his best days are long gone....
There are so many new and interesting bands to see at this thing. Last year, I saw 'Shilpa Ray and the Happy Hookers' on the last night of TotalFest and was completely blown away. It's well worth the price. Highly recommend going.
She wrote FORGIVE on his palm.
Thank you for acknowledging my "large-presence." I've tried many of the fad art diets, but none of them ever seemed to stick.
I think Anderson falls short of auteur status. he has a significant body of work and a distinct style, but he lacks the third criteria which is that every film should be distinct from one another. filmmakers like scorsese, the coen brothers, cassavetes and kubrick are better examples of auteur. (Consider the difference between "the big lebowski" and "no country for old men." clearly drafted by the same competent hand, but entirely different moods and genres.) but this is open to debate and I could just be being a little stingy with old definitions. I had a whole section about this debate in an earlier draft of this review, but I thought average readers would find a pedantic departure into the true definition of "auteur" to be... you know. boring.
That's precisely what I thought. He seems to have matured as an auteur. Combined with the genius casting, this reinvigorates his tropes. The moon is full, here.
Remember "Frontier Justice"? Reno 911 with chaps. Montanistani Law Enfarcement is an insult to Mankind. They have the Judiciary to keep it that way. History Channel and Natgeo might as well run "All my children".
The Unibomber knew what he was doing living here.
Keep up the good reporting Indy, you are a breath of fresh air in a cesspool.
Ok I just found a business card from Roger Shack in my 1963 Cadillac's ashtray in like new condition. I'm now trying to research more on him and how his card got into my hearse. I knew my car was from Montana but this narrows it down. His phone number on the card is still the old two letters then numbers.
Your review of the CD was spot on. Great job Erika, I hope to see you at the next show! Cathrine
Copies of this album will be available at Ear Candy Music next week (May 30th)
Yeah! I'm attracted to this book NOW!
Man noise is a good description. Great article Jason.
Plumber told me it would cost upwards of $800 to get an outdoor gas line installed for said natural gas grill. In other news, brand new natural gas grill coming soon to Missoula area Craigslist!!!
Although impressing baristas would be nice.
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