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Oct 7, 2023Liked by Lisa Bolin

Do all the things!

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All of them 💖

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I’m always impressed with anyone who can get up and sing in public. I would imagine fear of forgetting the lyrics is always there somewhere in the back of the mind.

A friend who’s been in local bands most of his adult life and is now in his 70s keeps a loose-leaf notebook opened to the lyrics. “You never know,” he says.

Two weeks ago at Farm Aid, Bob Dylan showed up as a surprise performer with Tom Petty’s old band, the Heartbreakers. At 82, he looks pretty weather-beaten these days and his voice is gruff, and in a couple places I thought maybe he muffed the lyrics a bit. But looking at his site, it doesn’t look like he’s performed those songs in years, so good on him, I suppose. And he’s playing the guitar too, which is a shock (he’s been at the piano for years).

The sound is better than the video here, presumably shot by someone in the audience, but the darkness at the start is the way he was presented, as a surprise. The 3 songs are all from 1965:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TMSLBy8c9w

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Wow! Cool videos! Dylan looks pretty good for 82. What a great find! Thanks!

And yes, the anxiety of forgetting the text is real. One bonus about singing here where English is everyone’s second, third or fourth language is they don’t often notice if I fluff it! I’ve managed a few times to sing other things that sound like the text too 😅 But I’ve found that being really present - to focus on the moment - is the best way of dealing with that. And practice! Thanks for responding ✨

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Oct 8, 2023Liked by Lisa Bolin

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Do the thing. ✨

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