Re: Chris Cornell: YMMV
posted at 8/10/2012 2:56 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Chris Cornell: YMMV
[QUOTE]While I'm here -- I've noticed DM isn't playing with DMB, but rather with Tim Reynolds, as a duo, to headline LIG. Not that I would know, but it looks like a partnership that long-standing fans have either seen or are familiar with, so wanted to ask you what's up with it. I'm not passing up the chance to see DM either way (the time has come to get first-hand experience). Thanks, Matty. Also, speaking of Morello -- see my "small world" comment above to JE. You can speak to that (I couldn't help but ask); you have first-hand recent experience seeing him play live.
Posted by yogafriend[/QUOTE]
Nice!! It's gonna be a great day of music! AFAIK, it's the duo's only live appearance this fall. (I saw them at Farm Aid in '08.)
Tim Reynolds has been a collaborator with Dave nearly from the beginning as a studio and behind-the-scenes hand, but also as an axe man for Dave's solo outings. He's been described as a virtuoso, but I'm not qualified to say...except that he's an electrifying live player and does it almost effortlessly.
He joined the band full time a few years back, and it's made a difference...given them more of a rock band feel on stage. A few friends who have seen his band, TR3 were likewise impressed at his guitar acrobatics. Electric is one thing, but to do so well on acoustic is remarkable.
I'm also a big fan of Morello, who I think is one of the more interesting and willful players of the past 20 years. His solo work is equally purpose-driven, and while I don't agree with all of his politics, I'm not unsympathetic, either. There's no rule saying rockers have to be wishy-washy about it, and he seems to agree.
Note, as The Nightwatchman, he is absolutely a folk artist in the truest sense, like the "id of woody". Rock n' roll doesn't have to mean anything, but folk music is different...it has a point to make, and he embraces that tradition, if in an unconventional way.