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November 20: Bob Dylan: Ain’t Talkin’ – New York 2006





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As I walked out tonight in the mystic garden
The wounded flowers were dangling from the vines
I was passing by yon cool and crystal fountain
Someone hit me from behind

Ain’t talkin’, just walkin’
Through this weary world of woe
Heart burnin’, still yearnin’
No one on earth would ever know

New York City Center
New York City, New York
20 November 2006

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & keyboard)
  • Stu Kimball (guitar)
  • Denny Freeman (guitar)
  • Donnie Herron (violin, mandolin, pedal steel guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • George Recile (drums & percussion)

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August 29: Bob Dylan released Modern Times in 2006

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The album’s cover photo is Ted Croner’s 1947 photograph Taxi, New York at Night.

“There’s no nostalgia on this record, pining for the past doesn’t interest me.”
~Bob Dylan (to Edna Gundersen Aug 2006)

[the 10 songs] “are in my genealogy, I had no doubts about them. I tend to overwrite stuff, and in the past I probably would have left it all in. On this, I tried my best to edit myself, and let the facts speak. You can easily get a song convoluted. That didn’t happen. Maybe I’ve had records like this before, but I can’t remember when.”
~Bob Dylan (to Edna Gundersen Aug 2006)

.. This music is relaxed; it has nothing to prove. It is music of accumulated knowledge, it knows every move, anticipates every step before you take it. Producing himself for the second time running, Dylan has captured the sound of tradition as an ever-present, a sound he’s been working on since his first album, in 1962. (One reason Modern Times is so good is that Dylan has been making it so long.) These songs stand alongside their sources and are meant to, which is why their sources are so obvious, so direct..
~Joe Levy (rollingstone.com)

#1 Thunder on The Mountain (official video)

I was thinkin’ ’bout Alicia Keys, couldn’t keep from crying
When she was born in Hell’s Kitchen, I was living down the line
I’m wondering where in the world Alicia Keys could be
I been looking for her even clear through Tennessee
(from “Thunder on The Mountain”)

[about Alicia Keys]“I liked her a whole lot. People stay in your mind for one reason or another.”
~Bob Dylan (to Edna Gundersen Aug 2006)

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Bob Dylan: 5 great live versions of “Ain’t Talkin'”

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As I walked out tonight in the mystic garden
The wounded flowers were dangling from the vines
I was passing by yon cool and crystal fountain
Someone hit me from behind

Ain’t talkin’, just walkin’
Through this weary world of woe
Heart burnin’, still yearnin’
No one on earth would ever know

You’re talking to a person that feels like he’s walking around in the ruins of Pompeii … A song is a reflection of what I see all around me all the time.
~Bob Dylan(to Mikal Gilmore, 25 September 2001)

This great song released on “Modern Times” August 29, 2006, has been played 118 times live by; peaking year was 2008 with 42 performances.

First played live 20 November 2006:

New York City Center
New York City, New York
20 November 2006

They say prayer has the power to help
So pray from the mother
In the human heart an evil spirit can dwell
I’m trying to love my neighbor and do good unto others
But oh, mother, things ain’t going well

Ain’t talkin’, just walkin’
I’ll burn that bridge before you can cross
Heart burnin’, still yearnin’
They’ll be no mercy for you once you’ve lost

 

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Bob Dylan: “Blowin’ In The Wind”, Rome, Italy, November 7, 2013 (Video)

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Rome, Italy
Atlantico
November 7, 2013

  • Bob Dylan – piano, harp
  • Tony Garnier – bass
  • George Recile – drums
  • Stu Kimball – rhythm guitar
  • Charlie Sexton on lead guitar
  • Donnie Herron – electric mandolin, pedal steel, lap steel

  1. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
  2. It Ain’t Me, Babe
  3. Man In The Long Black Coat
  4. Positively 4th Street
  5. Summer Days
  6. Make You Feel My Love
  7. Rollin’ And Tumblin’
  8. When The Deal Goes Down
  9. Highway 61 Revisited
    (Intermission)
  10. Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
  11. Girl Of The North Country
  12. Under The Red Sky
  13. Ain’t Talkin’
  14. Thunder On The Mountain
  15. I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
  16. Ballad Of A Thin Man(encore)
  17. Blowin’ In The Wind

 

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