Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008
From: Janssen, Carolyne
Subject: Denver show
My husband and I saw Dan with the Lickmen and Lickettes on July 18th in
Denver at the Soiled Dove Underground. I first saw Dan in 1971 in Boulder at
Tulagi at the ripe age of 17, and have been a fan ever since.
As always, Dan surrounds himself with incredibly talented musicians. Trying
to watch them all at once is impossible, but exactly what one wants to do -
I wanted to keep my eye on each musician all the time.
Let's not mince words: Dan's still got it! All his new songs have the same
enduring quality as the old favorites. His lyrics are clear and meaningful,
witty and complex, and have the added bonus of irony and/or sarcasm.
I can't listen to Dan without allowing I'm at worst the butt of the joke but
acceptant of that assignment, or at best, in on Dan's cutting humor with his
usual sly wink of acknowledgment.