Irish doctor with too many thoughts, too little time and a blog that's supposed to check in on reality.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Ultimate Joy

is getting 2 tickets for Bruce.
And my roommate got 2 using her credit card. Part of me is glad there's a 2 a person limit, which is fair. And another part of me is annoyed at the extended web of phoners/interneters that had to be arranged last night to ensure tickets.
Never mind. I'm going to Bruce.

From the liner notes of We Shall Overcome, by the great man himself -
It was a carnival ride, the sound of surprise and the pure joy of playing. Street corner music, parlor music, tavern music, wilderness music, circus music, church music, gutter music, it was all there waiting in those songs, some more than one hundred years old. It rocked, it swung, it rolled. It was a way back and forward to the informality, the freeness and the eclecticism of my earliest music and then some.

This is a LIVE recording, everything cut in three one-day sessions (’97, ’05, ’06) with no rehearsals. All arrangements were conducted as we played, you can hear me shouting out the names and instruments of the players as we roll. This approach takes the listener along for the whole ride, as you hear the music not just being played but being made. So, turn it up, put on your dancin’ and singin’ shoes, and have fun



Blogger P. said...

See you there - I'll be the tall guy blocking your view!

September 17, 2006 3:29 p.m.  

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