Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Satire, Swift and Dylan

After the rush to Thomond Park, a little while to settle, think back on the Battle of the Books Satire Competition and the Swift week-end then Bob comes on stage in his white hat and launches into . . . Satire!! Yes he started with his Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat. Oh dear, not more of that!

Well, I see you got a new boyfriend
. . .
You might think he loves you for your money
But I know what he really loves you for
It’s your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat

worthy of Swift himself.

This was Bob's last concert in the current European tour. No band introductions, no talking, no mention of 4th July, typically Bob the songs do the talking. He finished with Blowin' in the Wind. Not the best version I've heard somewhere between an anthem and an intimate conversation. Song of the night was Just Like a Woman - nobody does bitter misogyny better than Dylan. His Thomond Park Blowin' in the wind is up on YouTube already:

1 comment:

Orla Fay said...

Hi Michael just been listening to a hootie and the blowfish song called only want to be with you and part of the lyrics are:

Put on a little Dylan
Sittin' on a fence
* I said, "That line is great" you asked me what it meant by
* Said I shot a man named Gray
Took his wife to Italy
She inherited a million bucks, and when she died it came to me
I can't help it if I'm lucky
I only wanna be with you
Ain't Bobby so cool
I only wanna be with you

I guess Dylan has a huge influence