Tag Archives: Bruce Springsteen

We need the middle

A poem.

Bruce said it

Of course

Even though it’s a Jeep ad

Whose map of America leaves out the UP


We need the middle

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Bruce Springsteen, Confessional

“Trouble in the Heartland,” in which I come clean about my love affair with Bruce Springsteen.

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The Boss Makes a Stand

Bruce Springsteen has canceled his April 10 show in Greensboro due to North Carolina’s new hate law against LBGT. I love him.

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The Boss Plays “Royals”

Springsteen does rule.


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Boss Cover: Perfect Pussy’s “Candy’s Room”

One of my favorite new bands plays my favorite old guy. Boss.


Rookie » Theme Song: Perfect Pussy.

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The Boss in Paris

IMG_2963Last night at Stade de France on the outskirts of Paris, Bruce Springsteen played the clown. He mugged for tens of thousands of cheering fans like the consummate vaudevillian showman he has always been, alongside his more noted profiles as passionate protest singer and existential troubadour. He laid on top of his fans in the front row, nonchalantly accepting their embraces. He pretended to groom himself in front of his own Jumbotron image. He did the James Brown perform-until-you’re-in-a-mock-stupor-and-can’t-stop routine. And, fittingly for the setting, he led the audience in “oh-oh-oh” sing-alongs, reducing his sometimes tortured commentary on proletarian and small-town life to open-vowel soccer chants. Continue reading

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Best Bruce Ever?

I first saw Bruce 31 years ago in Chicago. I’ve seen him every tour since, except the last one. Last night’s may have been the best show I have ever seen him do — except for maybe that transcendent Jazz Fest experience post Katrina. Let’s put it this way: Tom Morello, on “The Ghost of Tom Joad.” The guitar will never be the same. My humble review:

Review: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at Sports Arena – latimes.com.

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