Darren Barefoot
Darren Barefoot


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August 8, 2003

I got an email back from Greg Mercier, the guy who wrote the review of Dave Matthews' concert:

Darren, thanks for the comments. I'm not sure the review is as lacking in commentary on the music as you suggest. I think telling the story about a DMB concert without describing the phenomenon around the band or describing the setting would be incomplete. And the Dave Matthews cover of the Dylan song is called The Watchtower, not All Along the Watchtower. Thanks.

But I appreciate the feedback.

I'm not going to quibble with his music commentary comment--the actual musical content is obivously pretty scant. However, I think he's on crack on the whole 'Watchtower' versus 'All Along the Watchtower' business. My album suggests the latter.

UPDATE: Greg writes to indicate that the Band's (flashtastic, and it don't work too well in Mozilla) official site lists the song as 'Watchtower'. Fair enough, I'll give him that. Mind you, I don't think it's very kosher to rename a song you faithfully cover.

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