Dylan in Chicago a few days ago.  He was in excellent form.  One of the best Dylan shows in at least a decade.  I'm looking forward to his show here in Ithaca in a couple of weeks and (hoping against hope) to catch one or two of his dozen shows in Tokyo next spring.

The Old Man posted:
haggis posted:

Dylan in Chicago a few days ago.  He was in excellent form.  One of the best Dylan shows in at least a decade. 

I saw him in Chicago at the godawful International Amphitheater with--The Band.

That place was indeed a shithole. It made my he generic arena in Rosemont seem like a palace.

steve8 posted:

Went to see Jenny Lewis at L'Astral on the weekend. Really enjoyed it although a few more older songs would have been nice.

Saw her earlier this year.  I think she's great.  I don't know her back catalog that well, but I first heard her when she was in Rilo Kiley.  I would've loved to hear Portion for Foxes.  Great song.

I've got a busy few weeks, starting with Edwin McCain tonight at City Winery, Jimmy Webb on the 17th, and my Wife's favorite -  Jason Mraz on the 24th.  I'm really looking forward to Jimmy Webb as he is an incredible songwriter and his stories on stage alone are worth the price of admission.

Saw Patty Griffin on Sunday night at Cafe Campus. One of the mellower shows I've seen in some time, but she was very good. I didn't/don't really know her music that well. The two guys she had playing guitar and bass/percussion were very solid.

steve8 posted:

Saw Patty Griffin on Sunday night at Cafe Campus. One of the mellower shows I've seen in some time, but she was very good. I didn't/don't really know her music that well. The two guys she had playing guitar and bass/percussion were very solid.

Yes, especially the guitar player. We've seen her solo, with a full band, with just the guitarist and bassist, and also in a foursome with Shawn Colvin, Emmylou Harris and Buddy Miller. Always entertaining.

If you can find the PBS Soundstage "Three Girls & Their Buddy" episode from 9 or 10 years ago, it's worth watching. Here's an 18 minute segment from it. Crappy video quality, but the sound is decent:

https://youtu.be/AUMMuQbuC8w

steve8 posted:

Saw Patty Griffin on Sunday night at Cafe Campus. One of the mellower shows I've seen in some time, but she was very good. I didn't/don't really know her music that well. The two guys she had playing guitar and bass/percussion were very solid.

She's a tremendous performer.  I missed it, but a friend caught her at the Continental Club for a show billed as "Patty Griffin & Her Driver", which turned out to be Robert Plant when they were still dating and living together here in Austin.  Said it was one of the best live shows he's ever seen, which for him is quite something.

sunnylea57 posted:

Yes, especially the guitar player. We've seen her solo, with a full band, with just the guitarist and bassist, and also in a foursome with Shawn Colvin, Emmylou Harris and Buddy Miller. Always entertaining.

If you can find the PBS Soundstage "Three Girls & Their Buddy" episode from 9 or 10 years ago, it's worth watching. Here's an 18 minute segment from it. Crappy video quality, but the sound is decent:

 

Buddy was a lucky guy.

WRT Robert Plant, in any photo or video I had seen of Patty Griffin she had dark straight hair. Last Sunday she had long, curly blonde hair so I figured she must have kept Plant's hair stylist.

Went to a new festival in San Diego, which included having water taxis taking you between the stages.  Very diverse lineup, and I saw a little bit of Migos, Phantogram, and Thievery Corp.  Not my style of music, but wasn't bad.  MGMT was good, but I was really there for Slightly Stoopid and Pennywise, who put on great shows.  Although waking up the next day bruised and with sore arms reminded me that maybe I don't need to be in the pit anymore.  

A belated post, but Mrs H and I went to the Dylan show at Ithaca College a couple of weeks ago.  Same set list as he has been doing all tour, but still outrageously good.  So good, in fact, that we are planning to go to Tokyo to take in a few of his shows in April 2020 during his extended residency.

haggis posted:

A belated post, but Mrs H and I went to the Dylan show at Ithaca College a couple of weeks ago.  Same set list as he has been doing all tour, but still outrageously good.  So good, in fact, that we are planning to go to Tokyo to take in a few of his shows in April 2020 during his extended residency.

Wow. I heard he has been particularly good this tour. Good for you!

 

Also: I’m curious what the age breakdown was. Was it mostly Boomer (and Silent Generation) professors?  Professors and lecturers of various generations?  Grad students?  Was it 90% undergrads?  20 years ago you were far more likely to hear someone playing “Percy’s Song” on the Arts Quad than anything by Britney Spears, but we all grew up on him via our parents. I imagine it is different for the kids today, but I don’t know. 

winetarelli posted:
haggis posted:

A belated post, but Mrs H and I went to the Dylan show at Ithaca College a couple of weeks ago.  Same set list as he has been doing all tour, but still outrageously good.  So good, in fact, that we are planning to go to Tokyo to take in a few of his shows in April 2020 during his extended residency.

Wow. I heard he has been particularly good this tour. Good for you!

 

Also: I’m curious what the age breakdown was. Was it mostly Boomer (and Silent Generation) professors?  Professors and lecturers of various generations?  Grad students?  Was it 90% undergrads?  20 years ago you were far more likely to hear someone playing “Percy’s Song” on the Arts Quad than anything by Britney Spears, but we all grew up on him via our parents. I imagine it is different for the kids today, but I don’t know. 

Good question and one that I was thinking about yesterday as I was posting my comments.  I would say 75% boomers/profs/admin types.  The rest was largely college-age kids (or so they seem to me!).  There seemed to be a dearth of people 30'ish - 50'ish. 

You went to Cornell??

haggis posted:
winetarelli posted:
haggis posted:

A belated post, but Mrs H and I went to the Dylan show at Ithaca College a couple of weeks ago.  Same set list as he has been doing all tour, but still outrageously good.  So good, in fact, that we are planning to go to Tokyo to take in a few of his shows in April 2020 during his extended residency.

Wow. I heard he has been particularly good this tour. Good for you!

 

Also: I’m curious what the age breakdown was. Was it mostly Boomer (and Silent Generation) professors?  Professors and lecturers of various generations?  Grad students?  Was it 90% undergrads?  20 years ago you were far more likely to hear someone playing “Percy’s Song” on the Arts Quad than anything by Britney Spears, but we all grew up on him via our parents. I imagine it is different for the kids today, but I don’t know. 

Good question and one that I was thinking about yesterday as I was posting my comments.  I would say 75% boomers/profs/admin types.  The rest was largely college-age kids (or so they seem to me!).  There seemed to be a dearth of people 30'ish - 50'ish. 

You went to Cornell??

Yep.

In fact I stayed in touch with the managers of Northside for years afterwards. If you’ve ever met Dave Pohl there, he’s the one who really taught me my foundation of wine. But my favorite professors are no longer teaching at Cornell. My favorite to learn from, Ted Lowi, unfortunately passed away a couple of years ago. I’m not certain if he was still teaching near the end. My favorite to argue with, Jeremy Rabkin, the last I heard now teaches at George Mason.  

winetarelli posted:
haggis posted:
winetarelli posted:
haggis posted:

A belated post, but Mrs H and I went to the Dylan show at Ithaca College a couple of weeks ago.  Same set list as he has been doing all tour, but still outrageously good.  So good, in fact, that we are planning to go to Tokyo to take in a few of his shows in April 2020 during his extended residency.

Wow. I heard he has been particularly good this tour. Good for you!

 

Also: I’m curious what the age breakdown was. Was it mostly Boomer (and Silent Generation) professors?  Professors and lecturers of various generations?  Grad students?  Was it 90% undergrads?  20 years ago you were far more likely to hear someone playing “Percy’s Song” on the Arts Quad than anything by Britney Spears, but we all grew up on him via our parents. I imagine it is different for the kids today, but I don’t know. 

Good question and one that I was thinking about yesterday as I was posting my comments.  I would say 75% boomers/profs/admin types.  The rest was largely college-age kids (or so they seem to me!).  There seemed to be a dearth of people 30'ish - 50'ish. 

You went to Cornell??

Yep.

In fact I stayed in touch with the managers of Northside for years afterwards. If you’ve ever met Dave Pohl there, he’s the one who really taught me my foundation of wine. But my favorite professors are no longer teaching at Cornell. My favorite to learn from, Ted Lowi, unfortunately passed away a couple of years ago. I’m not certain if he was still teaching near the end. My favorite to argue with, Jeremy Rabkin, the last I heard now teaches at George Mason.  

If you ever get back up this way, let me know!

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