Happiness from "Blood on the Tracks" - Bob Dylan Visited and Revisited - Better than Ever!
Bob Dylan...Boise... Last Night... Outlaw Field Old State Prison... The best ever... Tight full sound... Audience participates in songs ( Just Like A Woman)... Long solo (several times)Harp Full electric... Better than he has ever been... That's it ***** 5 Star the band electrified the field to an overpowering trance then Bob began to talk/sing... Opening song: Everybody Must Get Stoned - sung with Audience - so I did! It was Vaudeville Electrified - Bob was the ringmaster/MC A different Bob... Open and out front ( all the freedom and happiness of Blood on the Tracks - present last evening)
To a friend in Bejing, The Chairman MaoXian (originally from Cooperstsown, NY) : had the same feeling of Doubleday Park where I saw him 4 years ago he was just getting comfortable with his new sound -- This field was high in the back and lower toward the stage everyone had a great seat - the crowd had the feeling and size that Cooperstown had. Just "where did the time go" - some people were standing, some sitting on the ground - the music - one song led into another - with an elevation of the electric sound in between they just wound up the whole audience....5 years ago Dylan criticized the "full room electric sound" last night he proved that he became a master in "full room electric sound" in the back of the field to the left was the Old Prison with 4 corner watch towers and to the right - Botanical Gardens of Boise - where smaller music venues are offered. Boise is a Great Town. Although I still have the farm in Otsego County - I purchased a small home here in Boise... quite the town! Hope all is well in Bejing...
Bob DylanBoise set list:
Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
Love Minus Zero/No Limit
Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)
Just Like A Woman Rollin' And Tumblin'
Tryin' To Get To Heaven
High Water (for Charlie Patton)
The Levee's Gonna Break
Blind Willie McTell
Highway 61 Revisited
Workingman's Blues #2
Thunder On The Mountain
Ballad Of A Thin Man
Like A Rolling Stone
Best Pizza in Boise - Pie Hole on 8th St. - Try Thai Chicken (Wednesdays) or Pesto.Worst pizza I have ever tasted: Lucky 13, or should I say - tastless!
Best Overall City - where I live presently, Boise Idaho
Albuquerque, NM, Mexican Restaurant - El Pinto - Marinated Pork Burrito, W/ green chili sauce
Palo Alto, eat at Evvia. Truly, world's greatest calamari. - From Kathy Fored
Best Scone (ever) from 13 years on the road - Boise, Idaho - River City Coffee (was Big City Coffee - state st) 5517 W State St location - Also I cannot resit ,the Scone, at New Frontiers Natural Market in Flagstaff, AZ Also added is Boise Co-op - excellent my fav Peanut Butter and Jelly
Best GreenChile Burros - "the Burger House in Miami (aka La Cocina de Casillas) is open and they have the best green chile burros on the planet. "
Best Pizza - Fratelli's - Flagstaff - no really!!! order a pesto pizza - put parmesan and red pepper to taste - They'll ask, "Do you want anything else on it?" - NO!....Take Me Home!
Best Pizza - Hot Lips - Portland, Oregon. White pizza, w./ Butternut squash, Hazel Nuts, Roasted Garlic Cloves, Broccoli, Mozzarella, and maybe cheddar. - one slice enough
Best Coffee Beans - Cafe' de Dona Ella - farmed, processed and - El Salvador - my favorite type: sun-dried processed French (espresso) and Vienna Roasts
Best French Fries - McDonalds - lightly salted - produced and cut here in Idaho by JR Simplot, who is also one of the largest benefactors in Boise
Best Hamburger - Peter Luger - Brooklyn - order a piece of Bacon on the side - when you see it you'll know why - not cheeseburger - distracts quality
Best Italian Food - Joe Tecci's - North End, Boston
Best Stone Crabs - Joe's Stone Crabs - Miami
Best Texas Barbeque, Elgin, TX
Bever Street Brewrey - Best Restaurant Flagstaff, AZ
Cave Creek - Mexican Food - El Encanto - either location - Marinated Pork Burrito with green chili sauce - forget the rice and refried beans. A shot of Hornito's on curshed ice finished with mexican beer
Costco - Best cooked whole chicken and Barbque Ribs.
Favorite Beer - 1554, by the makers of Fat Tire - perfect with a robust meal
GatesBBQ. Best overall BarBQ Kansas City, Mo or Ks.
Hapa (CLOSED) - Best Restaurant - Phoenix, AZ
Malibu Yougurt - Best Frozen Yougurt, Mailbu, CA
My Favorite Bottled Salad Dressing - Annie's Goddess Dressing
My Favorite Red Wine under $20 - Massi - Valpolicella 2006, 7, 8 (but not 2009)
My favorite towns in America (so far) Ketchum/Sun Valley/Boise, Idaho, Entire Oregon Pacific coast, Flagstaff, AZ, Bozeman, MT, Sand Point, ID. San Luis Obispo,CA., Cave Creek, AZ., A triangle of 3 towns, 20 mi apart, Bend, Redmond and Sisters, OR. Woodstock, VT. Malibu, CA., Albuquerque, NM,
New York City - holds a place of its own - It is an Event!
Trader Joe's - Best almost everything - most everywhere.
Vivace - Best Restaurant in Tucson, Arizona
Worst Cities - Dallas, Chicago, St. Louis, LA, El Paso - for all the right reasons!