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Author: Subject: Dickey...Risk Versus Reward

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  posted on 3/22/2009 at 12:25 PM
After reading a review on Dickey's show last night (in Anything Gos section and beware!), I was posed with the million dollar question; "At what cost do I want to see Dickey play with the ABB again?" Just thinking about him back up on the stage with the band puts goose bumps on my arms but what happens if the performance is less than stellar? Does anyone really want to open that can of worms? I know it is about paying homage to Duane but does the reward outweigh the risk? That is a tough question and I lean towards reward and am hopeful that a few days rest will have Dickey ready to shine on the 26th (IMHO the only show that fits and makes sense!)

 

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  posted on 3/22/2009 at 12:28 PM
The only reason he would not be stellar is if they do not all rehearse together the songs he would be playing on, other than that, he could play that guitar in his sleep and dazzle you.

 

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  posted on 3/22/2009 at 12:31 PM
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Just thinking about him back up on the stage with the band puts goose bumps on my arms but what happens if the performance is less than stellar?


We just have to hope that D. Betts can be the Dickey of 20 years ago, if only for 30 minutes.

 

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  posted on 3/22/2009 at 12:33 PM
I read that review (ouch!). Still, I'd like to see Mr Betts take the stage, even if the performance is a clunker. The symbolism will outweigh even a sub-par performance.
 

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  posted on 3/22/2009 at 12:35 PM
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I read that review (ouch!). Still, I'd like to see Mr Betts take the stage, even if the performance is a clunker. The symbolism will outweigh even a sub-par performance.

I don't know, Brock. It might be better just to remember things the way they once were.

 

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  posted on 3/22/2009 at 12:37 PM
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I read that review (ouch!). Still, I'd like to see Mr Betts take the stage, even if the performance is a clunker. The symbolism will outweigh even a sub-par performance.


Brock, do you really believe this? A clunker?..That is a very real possibility. Why would anyone see that as a positive?

"The symbolism will outweigh even a sub-par performance."... ouch..and no one will listen to it.

 

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  posted on 3/22/2009 at 12:47 PM
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he could play that guitar in his sleep and dazzle you.


Not any more. Dickey is uneven at his best and he is pitiful when he is off, which is about half of the time. I have seen him three times in the last few years and I have not enjoyed the performances at all. and have spoken to friends who have also seen him with the same opinion. He just aint got it any more and that is the point here: does the historical significance of his appearance outweigh the possibility that we get to hear the subpar Dickey. I personally have no clue but I will be there on the 26th for whatever happens.

 

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  posted on 3/22/2009 at 12:56 PM
his show in columbus a few weeks ago wasnt bad imho.

in the end though, if he shows up, and its bad, there will only be one person to blame. -Dickey. If dickey does great, it will be a victory for himself and for the fans (especially his fans who disagree with his exit from the band). if its a misserble failure, the band will be vindicated, dickey will look very bad, and the fans will know what the score is.

the only ones who can lose are the fans.




btw.. it wouldnt suprise me if Dickey did show up (or does), and doesnt go on stage; i could see the band preventing him from joining if he is too drunk. who knows, this may have happened in the past, but never gotten out to the fanbase? just doing some conspiracy theories...

 

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  posted on 3/22/2009 at 12:59 PM
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btw.. it wouldn't surprise me if Dickey did show up (or does), and doesn't go on stage; i could see the band preventing him from joining if he is too drunk. who knows, this may have happened in the past, but never gotten out to the fan base? just doing some conspiracy theories...


Interesting thoughts

 

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  posted on 3/22/2009 at 01:04 PM
I'm lucky that I live on Long Island, Dickey tours here a couple of times a year. I've been going to his shows since 2000 and I haven't seen a clunker yet. I've seen him twice in the last 6 months and as recently as 3/8 and the show was fantastic.

I have to say the last 2 shows were about the best I've seen since the Dan Toler era in Great Southern. I'll continue to go see him again and again...

 

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  posted on 3/22/2009 at 01:06 PM
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I read that review (ouch!). Still, I'd like to see Mr Betts take the stage, even if the performance is a clunker. The symbolism will outweigh even a sub-par performance.


Brock, do you really believe this? A clunker?..That is a very real possibility. Why would anyone see that as a positive?

"The symbolism will outweigh even a sub-par performance."... ouch..and no one will listen to it.


I only meant IF the performance is bad I'd still like to see Dickey and the ABB on stage together. I've seen and heard lots of good ABB shows with and without Betts, so I can afford to see one where the guys at least show some form of reconciliation. That does not mean I want Dickey to rejoin the ABB.

 

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  posted on 3/22/2009 at 01:13 PM
Check out goldtoppers recent review of the Dickey show he saw. It is in the AG section under Dickey 3/21 pics-healing vibs needed. Go see a first hand review of a subpar Dickey. Do you want that at the Beacon?

 

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  posted on 3/22/2009 at 01:17 PM
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Check out goldtoppers recent review of the Dickey show he saw. It is in the AG section under Dickey 3/21 pics-healing vibs needed. Go see a first hand review of a subpar Dickey. Do you want that at the Beacon?


i think if it was that bad that the band would put an end to it right away and not let him on stage. (see my previous post in this thread with my conspiracy theory).

the band wouldnt want to look bad. the band wouldnt want dickey to look bad so they wouldnt let him up there, to save face for him. dickey wouldnt admit it out of embarassement if he were not allowed to go on stage (face it teh band would hold all the cards and no excuse he could come up with would work).

the brothers wouldnt allow a drunk dickey to go on stage.

 

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  posted on 3/22/2009 at 01:18 PM
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his show in columbus a few weeks ago wasnt bad imho.

in the end though, if he shows up, and its bad, there will only be one person to blame. -Dickey. If dickey does great, it will be a victory for himself and for the fans (especially his fans who disagree with his exit from the band). if its a misserble failure, the band will be vindicated, dickey will look very bad, and the fans will know what the score is.

the only ones who can lose are the fans.

Like a guitar Super Bowl, the Moogi-Bowl, winner takes all?




btw.. it wouldnt suprise me if Dickey did show up (or does), and doesnt go on stage; i could see the band preventing him from joining if he is too drunk. who knows, this may have happened in the past, but never gotten out to the fanbase? just doing some conspiracy theories...

 

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  posted on 3/22/2009 at 01:20 PM
If Dickey's playing was sub-par, Andy wouldn't still be with him. He knows a thing or two about guitars and is pretty good at it himself.

 

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  posted on 3/22/2009 at 01:27 PM
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If Dickey's playing was sub-par, Andy wouldn't still be with him. He knows a thing or two about guitars and is pretty good at it himself.


You really believe that? In the end, its all about the $$$$$$$$$. Do you really think its about how much they love Dickey? Guys like Andy are a dime a dozen. I know plenty of top notch guitarists who never got a musical break who could blow his doors off. These guys are gigging because of Dickeys reputation and the the attraction of seeing a one time superstar play small intimate venues.

 

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  posted on 3/22/2009 at 01:31 PM
hahaha, yes Gina, the moogie bowl!

or a cage match -guitar battles to the death.

ok.. or like the jerry springer show; midgets, freaks, hillbillies, ho's and baby mamma drama.

[Edited on 3/22/2009 by Woodstk699]

 

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  posted on 3/22/2009 at 01:36 PM
and they say ... the BROWN site are full mean spirited people... WOW...

 

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  posted on 3/22/2009 at 01:46 PM
DB & GS are currently killin' it. High Falls, Liz Reed, Les Brers, Jessica? Frankly much better and truer to the original versions than ABB's.

Vocals aren't what they used to be but these cats are getting old. I've heard some miilk curdleing notes form GA among his generally improved work during this Beacon run.

If Mr. Betts comes it will be to honor his friend, Duane Allman.

Looking forward to DB & GS at the Birchmere next month.

Fo' sho'.



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  posted on 3/22/2009 at 01:57 PM
The best performance I've seen of Dickey post-ABB was his show a couple of summers ago at The Beacon. I figured, "If he ever gives it his all, it will be here. He's got something to prove." And, it really was a great show IMO. He wasn't the Dickey of 20 years ago, but he seemed pretty straight. I've seen other shows where that was NOT the case.
My guess is, if Dickey is ever going to be "on top of his game", it would be sitting in with The ABB at The Beacon. I'm losing hope that it is going to even happen. But if it does, I think Dickey will be coming to play.

 

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  posted on 3/22/2009 at 02:02 PM
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Guys like Andy are a dime a dozen.


this line says it all... everybody is a critic

NOBODY KNOWS

I will agree with you on one thing John

for SOME people it really is

"all about the $$$$$$$$$$ "

ask Butch

 

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  posted on 3/22/2009 at 02:02 PM
Dickey will pour every ounce of energy into his work with the ABB on the 23th. Regardless of the outcome, everyone will know that Dickey played with the ABB during the run.

 

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  posted on 3/22/2009 at 02:04 PM
23th ??? don't you mean the 26rd ?

 

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  posted on 3/22/2009 at 02:07 PM
That was MY dream when I first came to ABB and DB sites.. it was all about them getting it all back together.... They were MY band .. My LOVE of music... introducing me to new levels of intense understanding of the melody , sound, tone.. the slide... How a Band looked and the way they acted through devastating circumstances.... Dickey Standing in the spot light... alone... doing his job and Duane's... working on keeping them all together.... That memory is LOST somewhere for most of them and the fans...

... I lost that dream... I hope he doesn't play with those people... They don't deserve him... honestly...

There is alot to be said about being the BIG one in forgiveness... Screw Forgiveness....

 

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  posted on 3/22/2009 at 02:08 PM
Well if Dickey bring his "A" game, then it would be great to have back at the Beacon with the ABB. If not, well ............... Granted the symbolism of having Dickey back on stage with the ABB would definely be a moving, emotional moment for many people, but at the same time I would also want it to be a great musical moment for BOTH Dickey and the ABB.
 
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