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  posted on 6/3/2007 at 08:31 PM
first of all i have to say that i'm really concerned about Dickey's health,he's really dried up i mean he just has bones and flesh he really looks in bad shape and it's really sad to see him like that, he became a shadow of himself (he can still rip a few good solos) but he can't sing anymore and he looks really tired,i guess all these years of abuse are catching up,i don't care much for his current band,like some reviews i saw from other shows it was a basically a train wreck ,and don't get me wrong here i'm not one of those Dickey bashers i love the guy man,but sometimes we have to be objective even with people we like,he had some good times with his great southern band with Dan Toler and brother Dave,i think they were pretty hot three years ago,but now it's really bad even with some great musicians like pedro and the young new drummer he has,i don't care much for Dickey's son Duane he's a great guy he plays ok but it's like so what (lack of emotion in his playing) and Andy he's a great guitar teacher he can play anything he wants but then again there's no emotion in his playing,this band has no direction,once again i'm really sad

 

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  posted on 6/3/2007 at 08:43 PM
Skydogdude, buckle up. This is gonna be a long ride!

 

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  posted on 6/3/2007 at 09:02 PM
Dude, that was a hot dickey show! You sure you were at the same show?

I was right up front, and Duane and Andy definitely throw their emotion in. What do you expect, them to jump around on stage? They're musicians, stage presence is what it is.

I wish people would focus on the positive instead of the negative.

[Edited on 6/4/2007 by ABBstillrockin04]

 

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  posted on 6/3/2007 at 09:21 PM
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Dude, that was a hot dickey show! You sure you were at the same show?

I was right up front, and Duane and Andy definitely throw their emotion in. What do you expect, them to jump around on stage? They're musicians, stage presence is what it is.

I wish people would focus on the positive instead of the negative.

[Edited on 6/4/2007 by ABBstillrockin04]


i was right up front too,actually in front of Andy,when i talk about emotion i talk about fire and interaction in what i'm hearing not about stage presence or wathever crap that is,i think you're missing my point here,like i said you have to be objective even with people you love, i'm not trying to focus on the negative side of it,by the way since you were up front you must have saw Dickey look over his watch like three four times during the show or what about that weird thing during Elizabeth reed when they all left the stage and nobody knew what the hell was happening and Dickey was sitting down behind the drummer exhausted,when you say it was a hot show man, how many beers did you have ? as for me i had none

 

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  posted on 6/3/2007 at 09:34 PM
Here we go again

 

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  posted on 6/3/2007 at 09:42 PM
the Cubs won today, finally...it wasw a good start to the week..

 

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  posted on 6/3/2007 at 10:08 PM
Morons come in all sizes.




That being said, this was far from a "train wreck".

If you're gonna post nonsense, find some original descriptive phrases.



Dickey was watching the clock, for sure.

I wonder if they wanted the band done by 11 p.m., which it was.

there were a few strange spots, Dickey was slower than the other two guitars at the start of Jessica.

He also handed his guitar to his tech and stood there while the guy messed with it.

I was wondering why he didn't just play the Stat while the tech fixed the Les Paul.

I saw him light but not finish two cigarettes.

Also saw him sip off ONE beer onstage.

He was focused, sober, and pretty much gave us all a good show for our money.

He didn't sing more than a handful of songs, read what you will into that.


As for the "stage show" and "emotion" that you're looking for, isn't KISS still on their Farewell tour?

 

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  posted on 6/3/2007 at 11:00 PM
Last night was my first Dickey and G.S. show of the year.
Dickey has changed the arrangements on a lot of the tunes. They are improvising more this year. Last year they were very tight. This year is much different. I think this " new" style will be controversial. I think Dickey looked great. He looks fit. He looks his age in some respects. The place was packed and sweaty hot. I'm not saying going to see Dickey is like a Phil and Friends type jam session,just that they are taking some risks here and there. I'm looking foward to many more shows this summer.

 

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  posted on 6/3/2007 at 11:00 PM
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That being said, this was far from a "train wreck".

If you're gonna post nonsense, find some original descriptive phrases.



Dickey was watching the clock, for sure.

I wonder if they wanted the band done by 11 p.m., which it was.

there were a few strange spots, Dickey was slower than the other two guitars at the start of Jessica.

He also handed his guitar to his tech and stood there while the guy messed with it.

I was wondering why he didn't just play the Stat while the tech fixed the Les Paul.

I saw him light but not finish two cigarettes.

Also saw him sip off ONE beer onstage.

He was focused, sober, and pretty much gave us all a good show for our money.

He didn't sing more than a handful of songs, read what you will into that.


As for the "stage show" and "emotion" that you're looking for, isn't KISS still on their Farewell tour?


you just don't get it buddy,you didn't read my post correctly i think, i never mentioned anything about Dickey being drunk all i said is that i was concerned about his health and that he looked in pretty bad shape ,if you don't want to face it that's fine but i think i'm allowed to say it,and you don't need to start insulting me by calling me a morron because i just don't have the same opinion you have man,what is that stage show crap you're talking about dude,again read my post correctly before posting those remarks

 

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  posted on 6/3/2007 at 11:33 PM


No emotion

 

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  posted on 6/3/2007 at 11:36 PM


No emotion


If only he'd spit some fire.

I'll stand by what I posted.

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  posted on 6/3/2007 at 11:43 PM
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No emotion


If only he'd spit some fire.

I'll stand by what I posted.




You have a right to your opinion, but when you're wrong, don't bitch about having it pointed out.






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and by the way who the hell are you to decide who's right and who's wrong ?

[Edited on 6/4/2007 by skydogdude]

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  posted on 6/3/2007 at 11:47 PM
Go SPURS....

 

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  posted on 6/3/2007 at 11:52 PM
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I wish people would focus on the positive instead of the negative.


I haven't seen Dickey this tour yet so while I hope it's not true, I can't add anything to either reviewer one way or the other, but skydogdude sounded like he was being honest. His post was filled with more concern than anything. Focusing on the positive doesn't mean turning a blind eye to anything negative. So you enjoyed the show, write a counter-point review rather than attacking the reviewer.

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That's certainly not being positive. Quite reactionary, actually.

 

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  posted on 6/4/2007 at 07:21 AM
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  posted on 6/4/2007 at 07:21 AM
Oh well.

I'm tired of all the Dickey bashing.

I think Dickey's appearance is a sign of his age more than anything.

He doesn't look all skin and bone, just trim.

Unless you're looking for a negative aspect.

If you come in looking for flaws, I'm sure you'll find them.

As I said earlier, there were some strange moments, but it was far from Dickey not delivering a solid show.

I'll post more pics as I sort through the 210 that I shot that night.

Maybe you can give us your diagnosis from them.

 

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  posted on 6/4/2007 at 07:22 AM
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I'll agree with Bobo there.

 

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  posted on 6/4/2007 at 07:41 AM
Syracuse was a pretty damn good show. I agree with PhotoRon that Dickey's appearance is more due to age than anything else and I don't think he looked that bad. He showed alot of energy and seemed happy. When he had technical problems with his guitar, he didn't get pissed. He just handed it to the tech and waited for the problem to be fixed which was maybe two minutes. It wasn't a big deal. He was watching the clock because there was a time limit on the show. If the power got cut, it would be just another thing for you to bitch about.
 

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  posted on 6/4/2007 at 08:59 AM
To me the most striking thing about his appearance was how gray he is now compared to 2003.

If you look at my pics from that show side by side with this years', you can see he's aged.

Weight looks the same, maybe he's lost a few pounds.

 

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Dude, that was a hot dickey show! You sure you were at the same show?

I was right up front, and Duane and Andy definitely throw their emotion in. What do you expect, them to jump around on stage? They're musicians, stage presence is what it is.

I wish people would focus on the positive instead of the negative.

[Edited on 6/4/2007 by ABBstillrockin04]


when you say it was a hot show man, how many beers did you have ? as for me i had none


Mikey is 17, and as long as he was with my sons and I, he didn't have any beer.

I believe I had four, over the course of five hours.

That must explain my take on the show.

 

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  posted on 6/4/2007 at 09:04 AM
Everybody play nice.

Different people will always have different opinions.

Didn't see the show so can't comment there.

I will say that I agree about the other two guitarists. Just don't match the quality or standards of those they follow IMO. If I created a list of guitar players Dickey has partnered with, they would be the bottom two. Duane would trail way behind. Besides being Dickey's son, I have no idea why he is there? At every show I have seen, he rolls back the volume on his guitar and is barely or not audible in the mix. Two shows I was front and center with his amp directly in front of me. Played guitar nearly 40 years, I know when a player tries to stay very low. Usually when guesting and not entirely sure of the tune but he has been around long enough. He gets his two little solos which are fine but hardly bring comparisons to all the other ABB family players. If he wasn't his son, he would not be there. Which is fine and Dickey's choice which I respect. But people honestly shouldn't expect everyone else to turn a blind eye because he is Dickey's son. This issue pops up with every Dickey review.

Andy is a good player who handles all his parts well. Dickey could do much worse. He just seems to be playing a role as if it was a cover band. Not sure if I am explaining it well. Just not sure he "feels" it as much as he is just playing it. Again given a choice I would prefer all of Dickey's other partners before him.

I think that is what skydogdude felt about those two. He is hardly the first to post it and won't be the last I am sure.

Wish Dickey was playing here this year. Love catching Dickey with anyone. Even if there was a "train wreck", Dickey would be one hell of a conductor.

Now everyone rip me apart for not thinking Duane Betts is a guitar god.

 

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  posted on 6/4/2007 at 09:21 AM
Well, We went camping this past weekend at Morrow Mtn State Park here in NC. It was great.
We played a lot of Dickey Betts, ABB's, Mule. DTB, Frankenreiter, LaMontagne, Cash, Blood Sweat and Tears, Santana. Nothing like some great music deep in the woods, especially with a couple cold ones while cooking dinner watching the sun go down. Folks, thats what its all about...........................We took a ten minute walk from our site to the shores of Lake Tillery, and took a 45 minute swim with Blue Sky on the ipod, and it just doesnt get any better.
I wish I was back there with Susie and my son right now......................................It is what it was, and always will be....................

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  posted on 6/4/2007 at 09:24 AM
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Now everyone rip me apart for not thinking Duane Betts is a guitar god.


nope. enough ripping.
duane is a good player, but not in the same league as his dad - yet.

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first of all i have to say that i'm really concerned about Dickey's health,he's really dried up i mean he just has bones and flesh he really looks in bad shape and it's really sad to see him like that, he became a shadow of himself (he can still rip a few good solos) but he can't sing anymore and he looks really tired,i guess all these years of abuse are catching up,i don't care much for his current band,like some reviews i saw from other shows it was a basically a train wreck ,and don't get me wrong here i'm not one of those Dickey bashers i love the guy man,but sometimes we have to be objective even with people we like,he had some good times with his great southern band with Dan Toler and brother Dave,i think they were pretty hot three years ago,but now it's really bad even with some great musicians like pedro and the young new drummer he has,i don't care much for Dickey's son Duane he's a great guy he plays ok but it's like so what (lack of emotion in his playing) and Andy he's a great guitar teacher he can play anything he wants but then again there's no emotion in his playing,this band has no direction,once again i'm really sad


i suggest you call dickey or go to his web site and tell him what you think about his health and the emotional status of his band. you show a lot of concern for the man and it is very admirable, but the simple solution is to stop going to his shows!

 

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  posted on 6/4/2007 at 09:33 AM
For what its worth, the band was feeling a little under the weather the other night. 3 days holed up at Mohegan Sun and the strange ventilation in that place, besides the wear of being on the road caught up to them all. I can assure you all that Dickey is in fine health, and so is everyone in the rest of the band and the crew.
Having said that, Mikey and Ron are top observers at many shows and are as truthful as you can get to show reviews.

Dickey and the band are home now for a much needed little rest and relaxation, but they will be ready to hit the road again later this month!

 

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  posted on 6/4/2007 at 09:44 AM
I am going to Dallas to see for myself and, as you all know, I will tell it like I see it.
If good, great, if it is a wreck, so be it. Stay tuned as I will review the Dallas show as best I can. I believe the show is July 2nd.
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