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eggsrsweet 02-04-2021 03:05 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
Please ask something like this:

"Does it bother you when people request songs? Whether it be from a sign in the crowd or chanting or even asking you in person on the street. And if it doesn't, do you fulfill a lot of those requests? If it does bother you, what about it bothers you?"

I don't think its disrespectful at all if you frame it right. I'd really love to hear what he has to say about this. Other than "you can kiss my ass"

ToySoldier#34 02-04-2021 03:13 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Seanieb (Post 17888819)
Loving the responses so far, keep em' coming!

I'm a musician and got into it because of the band, so this is area that I'd love to chat with him about. Hoping we can get into it.


I am as well, this type of thing is infinitely more interesting that some liberal save the children rant or asking him to comment on album timelines which he won't:

https://vimeo.com/100426710


Would love this type of talking point and applying it to some fan favorites like Two Step, The Stone, Lie in Our Graves etc.

eggsrsweet 02-04-2021 03:17 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
If you ask him anything about the album, ask more broadly like, "How has your approach to studio sessions changed over the years? Do you still just get together and jam and write music from those jams? Or do you write by yourself and bring songs to the band for them to try out?"

Seanieb 02-04-2021 03:26 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ToySoldier#34 (Post 17888830)
I am as well, this type of thing is infinitely more interesting that some liberal save the children rant or asking him to comment on album timelines which he won't:

https://vimeo.com/100426710


Would love this type of talking point and applying it to some fan favorites like Two Step, The Stone, Lie in Our Graves etc.

Love this!

Seanieb 02-04-2021 03:28 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BotheLaneFan (Post 17888788)
Tell him I almost died of COVID and would appreciate Spotlight being brought back. Add in a “pretty please” so it is formed like a question.

I'm sorry to hear that and happy to hear that you're OK! He's on record that Spotlight was one that he was happy to shelve, so I'll probably avoid that one.

RSSR 02-04-2021 03:33 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
Bob Lefsetz has done a recent podcast with Steve Lillywhite through Bob's websites:

Steve Lillywhite checks in all the way from Jakarta, where he runs the largest music label for KFC, I kid you not! We delve into Steve's production of U2, Peter Gabriel, the Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews, Thompson Twins and more. But in addition to the stories you'll be captivated by the insight! Steve is quite the raconteur and if you want to know how a famous music producer makes records, this is the place!

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-...ast-30806836/#

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcas...=1000507699311

https://open.spotify.com/show/3QQChyYncANduSOs72eCbV

https://www.stitcher.com/show/the-bob-lefsetz-podcast

https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/9f...efsetz-Podcast

I haven't checked, but Bob may have talked about DMB with Steve within those podcasts.
I didn't want to make a new thread so I left the links on this two threads.

Seanieb 02-04-2021 03:41 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by vkratliff (Post 17888731)
I'd ask some version of this:

"When the band started in the early '90s, it was a time of big change in the country. It was a pretty hopeful time. A lot has changed in the almost 30 years since then, but some things haven't changed much at all. Are you more or less hopeful about the world than you were back then?"

I'd love to hear his take on this, but since it's not really an interview, I think keeping it more conversational is ideal.

Tomacco 02-04-2021 03:43 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
Ask:
- When the new album is coming, and if he has any details he can share? (Song titles, jamming, production, etc)
- If he'd consider another violinist. To soften it, you can mention the violin guest from D&T Mexico last year, and how that inspired the question.
- Without a tour, what else he's considering this year for DMB in terms of maybe live streams, etc.
- What happened to Bismarck?

Seanieb 02-04-2021 03:43 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RSSR (Post 17888862)
Bob Lefsetz has done a recent podcast with Steve Lillywhite through Bob's websites:

Steve Lillywhite checks in all the way from Jakarta, where he runs the largest music label for KFC, I kid you not! We delve into Steve's production of U2, Peter Gabriel, the Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews, Thompson Twins and more. But in addition to the stories you'll be captivated by the insight! Steve is quite the raconteur and if you want to know how a famous music producer makes records, this is the place!

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-...ast-30806836/#

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcas...=1000507699311

https://open.spotify.com/show/3QQChyYncANduSOs72eCbV

https://www.stitcher.com/show/the-bob-lefsetz-podcast

https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/9f...efsetz-Podcast

I haven't checked, but Bob may have talked about DMB with Steve within those podcasts.
I didn't want to make a new thread so I left the links on this two threads.

This is amazing, thank you for sharing!

vkratliff 02-04-2021 03:52 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Seanieb (Post 17888869)
I'd love to hear his take on this, but since it's not really an interview, I think keeping it more conversational is ideal.

Fair point. And thanks for not being an asshole about it. :) :thumbsup

Have fun with the conversation, man! Very envious.

lockman21 02-04-2021 04:09 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ToySoldier#34 (Post 17888730)
I'd be more interested in him talking about his songwriting process than anything else, by about 100x. It's something he has very rarely commented on whereas a lot of my other favorite musicians have opened up about it and I've found it fascinating.

Absolutely this.

I'd also ask him some more thoughtful questions that ask about him as a musician and person. What sort of things does he appreciate from a crowd? What interactions with fans are meaningful to him? What's it like to live a life in the public eye? When he looks back at the music he and the band have made throughout his career, what makes him proud? What does he regret?

Would also tell him that if they open their first show after this whole pandemic is finally over with "Ants Marching", the hit of the snare drum may make 20,000 people simultaneously weep tears of happiness.

Route_2 02-04-2021 04:47 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ToySoldier#34 (Post 17888830)
I am as well, this type of thing is infinitely more interesting that some liberal save the children rant or asking him to comment on album timelines which he won't:

https://vimeo.com/100426710


Would love this type of talking point and applying it to some fan favorites like Two Step, The Stone, Lie in Our Graves etc.

Off topic, but how does that video embed? I don't remember seeing a video embed like that on this site. Is it just for Vimeo?

ToySoldier#34 02-04-2021 04:49 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Route_2 (Post 17888941)
Off topic, but how does that video embed? I don't remember seeing a video embed like that on this site. Is it just for Vimeo?


Yeah I have no idea how those things work, I didn't realize it was going to post that big

eggsrsweet 02-04-2021 05:01 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lockman21 (Post 17888896)
Would also tell him that if they open their first show after this whole pandemic is finally over with "Ants Marching", the hit of the snare drum may make 20,000 people simultaneously weep tears of happiness.

That would be amazing. Not gonna happen though. We gonna hear that absolute buttcheeks guitar riff of Louisiana Bayou. Which Dave will probably flub anyway :lol

samiota 02-04-2021 05:07 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TheStone91 (Post 17888701)
YES. Please do this, OP! Maybe preface it with saying like “While I enjoy the new sound and still go to live shows...”

do the reverse and hit him in the wallet. "i haven't seen you since you kicked boyd out. when are you bringing back a violinist"

ToySoldier#34 02-04-2021 05:12 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by RSSR (Post 17888862)
Bob Lefsetz has done a recent podcast with Steve Lillywhite through Bob's websites:

Steve Lillywhite checks in all the way from Jakarta, where he runs the largest music label for KFC, I kid you not! We delve into Steve's production of U2, Peter Gabriel, the Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews, Thompson Twins and more. But in addition to the stories you'll be captivated by the insight! Steve is quite the raconteur and if you want to know how a famous music producer makes records, this is the place!

https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-...ast-30806836/#

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcas...=1000507699311

https://open.spotify.com/show/3QQChyYncANduSOs72eCbV

https://www.stitcher.com/show/the-bob-lefsetz-podcast

https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/9f...efsetz-Podcast

I haven't checked, but Bob may have talked about DMB with Steve within those podcasts.
I didn't want to make a new thread so I left the links on this two threads.


Thanks!

First link 1:25:30 into it he goes into DMB stuff, it has mostly all been covered several times before over the years, haven't heard him refer to himself as "when I die I'm a legend with fans of that band" before

BTBaboon 02-04-2021 05:13 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
I’d be really interested to hear Dave talk about what music he’s been into lately. Any new artists he’s discovered during the pandemic, any shows he himself would like to see, any genres in particular he gravitates towards. Or, the inverse - what’s a music recommendation someone made to him that he tried and just wasn’t for him.

I’d also like to know what he, if he were as well off as he is now but could no longer do music for a living, what he’d like to do as a career.

eggsrsweet 02-04-2021 05:16 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
Ask him who his favorite stand-up comedian is. I'd genuinely like to know.

Sniper15 02-04-2021 05:17 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by vkratliff (Post 17888731)
I'd ask some version of this:

"When the band started in the early '90s, it was a time of big change in the country. It was a pretty hopeful time. A lot has changed in the almost 30 years since then, but some things haven't changed much at all. Are you more or less hopeful about the world than you were back then?"

Why the fuck would he ask this bullshit? :lol Dave's given plenty of cliché-laden speeches about coming together and making a better future for our kids. Have you listened to the song Come Tomorrow? Asking him that type of question is tantamount to urinating on a winning lotto ticket and then burning it. Dave isn't expecting some esoteric Larry King shit, I'm sure he's expecting some hardcore fan questions and is going to want to make this a special moment for a fan.

muldoon06 02-04-2021 05:24 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
I'd like to know how some songs that get road tested miss the cut for the upcoming album? What goes into that process? Always felt a lot of their stronger songs are on islands on their own because they were left off the albums.

I'd like it if songs like JTR, Sweet Up and Down, Loving Wings, Sugar Will, Crazy Easy, A Dream So Real, Shotgun, Kill The King...etc to have proper homes.

So...I guess what I'm getting at is there any plans for these types of songs to be released from the studio one day or are they just nothing more than a live rarity?

These left out songs are part of dmb history. Part of why I love the band. I think they deserve better.

coldengrey12 02-04-2021 05:38 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BTBaboon (Post 17888968)
I’d be really interested to hear Dave talk about what music he’s been into lately. Any new artists he’s discovered during the pandemic, any shows he himself would like to see, any genres in particular he gravitates towards. Or, the inverse - what’s a music recommendation someone made to him that he tried and just wasn’t for him.

I’d also like to know what he, if he were as well off as he is now but could no longer do music for a living, what he’d like to do as a career.

I really loved his story about hearing Ryley Walker's version of the Lillywhite Sessions for the first time

"The first time I heard Ryley’s cover of the Lilywhite Sessions, I was in a record store. I didn’t recognize it. Then I heard the words… It’s much more than a cover record. It’s all its own. A beautiful new collection. A tipped hat, maybe. It stands alone. If you didn’t know what inspired it, it wouldn’t matter. It’s all Ryley Walker and it’s badass. Now I have everything he’s released.”

laststopdmb 02-04-2021 05:41 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
May sound silly, but I've always wondered if he or the band has any say or influence on the live albums released. I remember when the girl back in 2005 picked up Dave on the side of the road when he stranded and he signed her car. Or she won a car and he signed it. I can't remember anything anymore. She also had him sign a live trax, I think vol. 2 and he said he hadn't even seen that album yet. This leads me to wonder if he has any clue as to what's released and was isn't. How do they pick live releases if he isn't involved? Ask him if I can be in charge of a few picks too, please.

TheStone91 02-04-2021 06:57 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
Ask him: why is the Warehouse fan club so shitty?

J/k, but not really...ha

jmkratt 02-04-2021 07:22 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
BTCS Vinyl intel ;)

Robio 02-04-2021 07:45 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
Ask him what Crater's dong is like!

Cptn. Monkeyman 02-04-2021 07:48 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by laststopdmb (Post 17888986)
May sound silly, but I've always wondered if he or the band has any say or influence on the live albums released. I remember when the girl back in 2005 picked up Dave on the side of the road when he stranded and he signed her car. Or she won a car and he signed it. I can't remember anything anymore. She also had him sign a live trax, I think vol. 2 and he said he hadn't even seen that album yet. This leads me to wonder if he has any clue as to what's released and was isn't. How do they pick live releases if he isn't involved? Ask him if I can be in charge of a few picks too, please.

I've always wondered this myself

Sniper15 02-04-2021 08:03 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Robio (Post 17889041)
Ask him what Crater's dong is like!

Dave would probably honestly enjoy this question more than a question about rare songs or replacing Boyd

BTBaboon 02-04-2021 08:19 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TheStone91 (Post 17889022)
Ask him: why is the Warehouse fan club so shitty?

J/k, but not really...ha

He doesn’t know what the Warehouse fan club is

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmkratt (Post 17889036)
BTCS Vinyl intel ;)

He would have no idea and no clue that it was ever pressed the first time around.

BigHappy 02-04-2021 08:34 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
Ask him if he likes the new Taylor Swift album. After he answers, say "no, I meant the other new Taylor Swift album. Speaking of new albums..."

davetripping02 02-04-2021 09:05 PM

Re: Zoom call w/ Dave Tomorrow
 
Ask why singing from the windows was not released to raise money for charity during the pandemic.


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