Monday, August 16, 2010

The Bob Dylan Show

August 15, 2010:  Darwin vs. Me and Bob Dylan
Boise Concert
Darwin is age 5 and only got these pointers from me:
1.  "I think there is a better move" (when he was going to develop his white bishop on move 4).
2.  "I think there is a better spot for your queen"  (he was going to move it to e3 on move 10).
3.  I provided his strategy to win.  "promote one of these pawns"
4.  He needed help seeing checkmate.
I think I like his thinking!

Boise 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)
Forgetful Heart
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 Rollin' Stone

Penitentiary Smoke Stacks
What a fabulous night.  The venue was an old Penitentiary that was converted into a pseudo-garden with old buildings and pieces of the guard wall still in place.  We sat in the grass in a section that had a large maze built out of the jail's bricks and had a  great view of the stage.  As Darwin and I played our game and listened to Bob, the sun sank and ignited the horizon with brilliant orange fading to a soft pink.  The half moon rose over the stage and during the last song a shooting star fell just as Bob hissed "how does it feel?"  Oh wow!

Like A Rolling Stone
August 14, 2010:  Dylan vs. Me and Bob Dylan
Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole Setlist:
Leopard-Skin Pill-box Hat
To Ramona
Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again
Just Like a Woman
Rollin' and Tumblin'
I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met)
Ballad of Hollis Brown
The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
Cold Irons Bound
When the Deal Goes Down
Highway 61 Revisited
Spirit On the Water
Thunder On the Mountain
Ballad of A Thin Man
Like a Rolling Stone
All Along the Watchtower

A pre-concert chess game
My Painting (A woman from Florida wanted to buy it)
See, I really did paint it!
Darwin's Art Work - "Stacked Rock-pieces"
They are Bison (not Buffalo) or Tatanka
As we rolled into Jackson after a beautiful day of hiking, sight-seeing, frolicking, and producing art, we were all excited for the first of three Dylan concerts.  On the way to the concert, we saw a badger, pronghorn, bison, and several birds of prey.  After purchasing the requisite lattes, we arrived in the venue and sat down for a pleasant evening with Mr. Bob Dylan.  I think the cold kept the crowd rather docile and the people around us were really nice.  We really enjoyed this concert and returned to our Gros Ventre campground site.

If I could only get to play chess with Bob Dylan . . .a dream would be ful-filled!

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