Monday, January 19, 2009

Never Ending Tour: time to end it?

Thanks to James Appleyard:

“I’ve been a Dylan gig-goer for decades, but I booked a 2009 show recently with a heavy heart. I’m not sure I’ll even use the ticket.

“Why? Simple: déjà vu! Bob’s shows now seem formulaic to me; they show insufficient invention; and I no longer respond to his voice or musicianship.

“Dylan’s a great artist. Well, no – the greatest, by a long way. But I think I’d rather focus on the recordings from now on.

“Am I alone in this, or do other Dylan Daily readers feel the same?”