05 / 2011


Here is the set list for the concert. The man is definitely the man and
“She’s got everything she needs
She’s an artist, she don’t look back
She can take the dark out of the nighttime
And paint the daytime black”
Auckland, New Zealand – Apr 30, 2011 – Vector Arena | Bob Dylan (May 1, 2011 at 1:03)

of the heart …
autumn wind
(May 2, 2011 at 8:14)

I have added my own comments as an addendum to this review – whether they get published or not is anyone’s guess. If not, please know that I was enthralled with what Mr Dylan gave us.
08:40 pm May 02 2011
All that I knew of Bob Dylan is what I had taken in by osmosis from my elders and, on exploring his work, discovered an ever-evolving someone who has got everything he needs, he’s an artist, he don’t look back. The man does what he does and offers his work to us so that we may travel with him for a while. He will not be pinned down to anyone’s expectations but ruthlessly explores what is possible with word and sound. I was enthralled with his reinterpretations of his songs for an Autumn evening in Auckland’s Vector Arena, where I also happened to be. I was there to hear how he would recreate his songs for that time and place and I am grateful that I was there. I have no time to talk about quality or compare to this or that – I received a gift that will never be repeated.
(May 2, 2011 at 20:43)

silent dance …
the distance between
pulsing in time
(May 4, 2011 at 23:22)

crashing waves –
almost believing
this is forever
(May 11, 2011 at 13:34)

house hopper –
you mesmerise me
with mystery
(May 11, 2011 at 21:33)

lonely vigil …
stars rising and setting
behind my eyes
(May 12, 2011 at 22:17)

kuaka –
our migrant hearts skirting
the ring of fire
(May 15, 2011 at 10:33)

autumn mist …
the recurring dream
of self
(May 19, 2011 at 23:05)

distant thunder …
everything echoes
the dreaming
(May 20, 2011 at 8:09)

rustling leaves …
in the wind chimes,
(May 21, 2011 at 10:11)

distant thunder …
the invisible worm
laying in wait
(May 21, 2011 at 10:50)

Not my capture, Alan. It is a micro-image of a brain cancer cell. (May 22, 2011 at 1:16)

shortening days …
the time left to complete
my epitaph
(May 30, 2011 at 7:28)

lengthening nights
the distance between
each ebb and flow
(May 30, 2011 at 15:43)

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