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Late amp guru Cesar Diaz remembers... (Stones content).
Posted by: dcba ()
Date: April 9, 2017 17:05

... and he had fond memories of the recording of "Dirty Work"! grinning smiley

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Re: Late amp guru Cesar Diaz remembers... (Stones content).
Posted by: tomcasagranda ()
Date: April 9, 2017 18:08

Is he the same guy that was promoted to Dylan's guitarist on the NET ?

Re: Late amp guru Cesar Diaz remembers... (Stones content).
Posted by: dcba ()
Date: April 9, 2017 18:44

Yes late 90 early 91. He got the gig thru GE Smith whom he had known for decades.
Imho this is the nadir of Dylan live performances... Just check this :
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Diaz is on the right with the Tele.

Re: Late amp guru Cesar Diaz remembers... (Stones content).
Posted by: onestep ()
Date: April 10, 2017 02:19

Great read....thanks for sharing

Re: Late amp guru Cesar Diaz remembers... (Stones content).
Posted by: MrEcho ()
Date: April 10, 2017 03:14

Quote
dcba
Yes late 90 early 91. He got the gig thru GE Smith whom he had known for decades.
Imho this is the nadir of Dylan live performances... Just check this :
[www.youtube.com]

Diaz is on the right with the Tele.

Eric Clapton once said that he considers this appearance by Bob Dylan to be one of the greatest moments of live television ever. I agree. Fantastic punk-blues version of "Masters Of War" performed shortly after the start of the first Gulf War. Everybody else on that show tip-toed around the topic of the war, Dylan confronted it head-on.

Dylan's acceptance speech is also very interesting. What seems like an off-hand remark actually is a carefully worded paraphrase of Psalms 27:10: "When my father and mother abandon me, the LORD will gather me up." It also references the commentary of Rabbi Shimshon Rafael Hirsch (the spiritual leader of traditional Jewry in Germany in the mid 19th century) on that verse:
"Even if I were so depraved that my own mother and father would abandon me to my own devices, God would still gather me up and believe in my ability to mend my ways." What made Dylan's use of that quote especially pertinent was the fact that Dylan's mother was in the audience at that show.

Re: Late amp guru Cesar Diaz remembers... (Stones content).
Posted by: Spud ()
Date: April 10, 2017 09:50

I've read a few interviews with him over the years.
Always interesting.
One little anecdote that tickled me was was how he used to spin the knobs on the pot shafts of SRV's amps because SRV wouldn't agree how they should be set for the best sound.
That way Stevie thought the amps were set how he liked them...but they were really set how Cesar thought they should be. grinning smiley

He always spoke well of Keith too.

Re: Late amp guru Cesar Diaz remembers... (Stones content).
Posted by: dcba ()
Date: April 11, 2017 00:17

@ MrEcho :
if you compare this version of MOW to the ones he played every night in 1998 you can't help feel "why did he sabotage his own performance...? Was he protesting against the Gulf War? Was he having personal problems? (a painfil divorce?"
To me the speech is far more interesting than the live cut that came before.

"He always spoke well of Keith too"
Yeah back in 85 it's as if Keith was charming to everyone (Diaz Covay Womack Waits Page etc) except Jagger and his minion Steve Lilywhite. grinning smiley

Re: Late amp guru Cesar Diaz remembers... (Stones content).
Posted by: mr_dja ()
Date: April 11, 2017 18:31

Cool article. Thanks for sharing.

Peace,
Mr DJA



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