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Oct 21, 2023Liked by Graley Herren

Thanks, that's very generous of you.

I can feel last night's review taking shape in your head as I read this. I realise there are other dates and other writings to come before then, but I look forward to it, as well as your others.

All the best,

Andy

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Oct 21, 2023Liked by Graley Herren

Excellent stuff, Graley. Your infectious enthusiasm comes across far better than my rather sour sounding note. Granted, I was talking of the effect of multiple shows and you are laser like on Cincinnati, but, nonetheless, the late Paul Williams would approve of one us here - and it would not be me.

I've been enjoying this series immensely. Rather than restricting you, the focus on one city is allowing you to go deep (and wide, when it is beneficial to do so.) I hope others follow in a similar vein with their home cities.

I was thinking of you last night and then again this morning (my time) when I read the setlist.

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Many thanks, Andy. Your support and encouragement means the world to me. You and Paul Williams are huge inspirations for me in how to do this kind of project the right way, trying to find a foothold in language to describe that visceral, mysterious, almost unsayable (but only almost) something that makes Dylan such a special performer. Last night was definitely another special performance in Cincinnati. He had me all teary-eyed by the end of "South of Cincinnati." We'll not hear hear him sing that song again: he knows it, we know it, and those are the kind of treasures he leaves behind in each city he visits.

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Well, it took exactly one concert (Akron the next night) to have my never-again theory disproven!

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