Posted in music on November 22, 2010

Bob Dylan

"Bob Dylan doesn't deliver knockout punches anymore. He feints, he jabs and every now and then he stings with a left hook.

Saturday night at Tsongas Arena, the sharp hooks were "Simple Twist of Fate" and "Ballad of a Thin Man." They're two of Dylan's best, and they were the rare tunes where he left the keyboard and electric guitar behind and ventured to the microphone stand armed with just a harmonica. He cut into "Thin Man" fiercely: "Something is happening here but you don't know what it is, do you Mr. Jones?"

Can't help but wonder that about Dylan nowadays.

The man has acquired a habit of running roughshod over his tunes. He has a crack backing quintet, led by guitarist Charlie Sexton, and they're tight, Dylan among them. But as a singer, there were moments when Dylan was so rough he out-growled Tom Waits. In "Love Sick," "Visions of Johanna" and "Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum," you wondered what the mumbled words hurtling past were. [Boston Herald]

Bob Dylan kicks off a three-night run at NYC's Terminal 5 tonight (11/22). His last four setlists, all sixteen songs long and ending with an encore of "Jolene" and "Like A Rolling Stone", are listed below...

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Poughkeepsie, New York
Mid-Hudson Civic Center
November 16, 2010

1. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
2. This Wheel's On Fire
3. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
4. Just Like A Woman
5. Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
6. Simple Twist Of Fate
7. Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
8. Visions Of Johanna
9. Honest With Me
10. Masters Of War
11. Summer Days
12. Nettie Moore
13. Thunder On The Mountain
14. Ballad Of A Thin Man
(encore)
15. Jolene
16. Like A Rolling Stone

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Binghamton, New York
Binghamton University
Events Center
November 17, 2010

1. Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking
2. The Man In Me
3. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
4. I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
5. The Levee's Gonna Break
6. Spirit On The Water
7. Honest With Me
8. Desolation Row
9. Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
10. Blind Willie McTell
11. Highway 61 Revisited
12. Love Sick
13. Thunder On The Mountain
14. Ballad Of A Thin Man
(encore)
15. Jolene
16. Like A Rolling Stone

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Amherst, Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mullins Center
November 19, 2010

1. Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking
2. Shooting Star
3. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
4. Spirit On The Water
5. Rollin' And Tumblin'
6. Tangled Up In Blue
7. Honest With Me
8. Can't Wait
9. Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
10. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
11. Highway 61 Revisited
12. Workingman's Blues #2
13. Thunder On The Mountain
14. Ballad Of A Thin Man
(encore)
15. Jolene
16. Like A Rolling Stone

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Lowell, Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Tsongas Center
November 20, 2010

1. Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking
2. It Ain't Me, Babe
3. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
4. Love Sick
5. Rollin' And Tumblin'
6. Simple Twist Of Fate
7. Honest With Me
8. Visions Of Johanna
9. Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
10. Tangled Up In Blue
11. Highway 61 Revisited
12. Not Dark Yet
13. Thunder On The Mountain
14. Ballad Of A Thin Man
(encore)
15. Jolene
16. Like A Rolling Stone

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Comments (13)

man, i hope he plays 'jolene' and 'like a rolling stone.'

Posted by a fan | November 22, 2010 10:28 AM

Why on earth is he playing this shit pit where good sound goes to die?

Fuck Bowery Presents!

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2010 10:32 AM

Charlie Sexton is playing guitar for Dylan?! My mind just blew.Good for him!

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2010 10:33 AM

I would gladly pay $75 to see Dylan but not at T5....no thank you.

Screw you Bowery Presents for still booking shows at that garbage venue.

These shows should have been at Town Hall, Radio City, Beacon, Irving Plaza, anywhere else but T5....

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2010 10:35 AM

Dylan at Terminal 5 is the worst sound combination you can possibly come up with.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2010 10:38 AM

bob dylan ate some hummus last night. it gave him gas. he let out a smelly one and everyone in the first 10 rows was nauseated.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2010 1:29 PM

Wow bravo 129pm! Did that take you all day to post that?

Stupid hipster.

Go back to Ohio and bring back hummus that they don't have over there....

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2010 2:44 PM

That picture is from the Burger King across the street from MSG. Weird.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2010 7:38 PM

Bob Dylans hummus fart is still better then kanye wests new album.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2010 8:18 PM

Does anyone know if there is an opener or what time Dylan goes onstage?

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2010 8:37 PM

I bought 4 tickets on craigslist - they were all fake - terminal 5 didn't seem surprised and were actually very rude. We saw 6 other people get turned away with fake tickets in the course of 10 minutes. It just seems strange that there is such widespread fake tickets - maybe I'm naive, but I've purchased tickets from scalpers for years and never had a problem and never heard of anyone else having a problem. Is terminal 5 in on this? Is there some responsibility on their part?

Posted by Karl Hungus | November 25, 2010 10:12 AM

same thing happened to me K Hungus - I think you're on to something - Terminal 5 is probably in on this b/c they want to make even more money. The staff of Terminal 5 were very obnoxious to me and my associates.

Posted by Phil Prentice | November 25, 2010 10:43 AM

OMG - I'm so glad that others thought the staff of Terminal 5 were awful - I was thinking it may be me!!!

Posted by Cornelius | November 25, 2010 10:45 AM

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