Ginslinger

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  1. Or in other words, you're only allowed to play or like Bruce's music if you have the same political beliefs as he has.
  2. Bruce - The River Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell Blondie - Parallel Lines Peter Gabriel - 3 (Melt) Motorhead - Overkill Rainbow - Rising U2 - War ELO - Out of the Blue Fleetwood Mac - Rumours Status Quo - Hello
  3. This was posted by the band on facebook. My reading of this is that it has absolutely nothing to do with Trump or indeed any particular party - it's a celebration of the event/democracy. If people start pulling out of this type of thing because the wrong person won, what does that do to democracy? B Street Band haters should maybe listen to President Obama's final speech. Hi Guys Although we have thousands of fans/friends that know and understand our band and how we tick. Their are many Bruce fans that are reading the headlines about the NJ Gala Inauguration the B-Street band is performing next week. B-Street Band friends and fans know that the band has NO political agenda on stage but there are many people just getting to know us and I want them to get a better picture of the whole situation. The B-Street band would NEVER intentionally disrespect Bruce, the music or the E-Street band A statement to Bruce/B-Street Band Fans: The B-Street Band owes everything we have accomplished in our nearly 37 years to Mr. Springsteen and the E-street band. Because of his music, our families, friendships, and all social and business relationships over the last 37 years are indirectly because our relationship to Bruce's music. Our Band members mimic the working class guy, with no agent, no Manager, No road crew…..we carry the equipment, production, book the band, make all the arrangements, everything is done ourselves and work nearly 200 gigs a year up and down the coast. We are most proud of the fact that the band has helped raise millions of dollars for charities by drawing fans of Bruce's music to events that raise money for Cancer, Parkinson's disease, money for personal tragedy etc. The Band has been chosen to represent NJ Special Olympics to help raise funds and awareness for more than a decade. The B-Street band would never intentionally disrespect Bruce or his music In 2009, The B-Street Band was honored to be contracted by the NJ Inaugural ball to perform at their gala celebrating Barack Obama's election celebration. The NJ State Society was so impressed, they immediately hired the band for their gala 4 YEARS later 2013. At that time we performed for President Obama's successful re-election. The Gala again enjoyed our NJ Shore flavored style and signed us a third time 4 YEARS before for the 2017 Gala. Every four years, the nonpartisan New Jersey State Society of Washington, DC sponsors a bipartisan inaugural gala in January regardless of which party wins the White House. Subject to the availability of tickets, New Jersians and other fans of the Garden State are invited to attend. This event is separate from the official and partisan inaugural ball the next night that does require a written personal invitation. The B-Street band has performed for both political parties dozens of times, starting with DNC events in the 1990's through last summer as featured band at the DNC Block party Philadelphia on Mon July 25, 2016 as well as the NJ delegates party at the DNC. This Gala is about the state of NJ with the music selection being Bruce, Some Bon Jovi, Franky Vali, Frank Sinatra etc. The party celebrates the change of office and gives respect to the office of the president. Something that is sometimes lost in all of this I'm afraid.
  4. Yes, they have released a statement, which is in the press. They have also commented on facebook. Hi Guys Although we have thousands of fans/friends that know and understand our band and how we tick. Their are many Bruce fans that are reading the headlines about the NJ Gala Inauguration the B-Street band is performing next week. B-Street Band friends and fans know that the band has NO political agenda on stage but there are many people just getting to know us and I want them to get a better picture of the whole situation. The B-Street band would NEVER intentionally disrespect Bruce, the music or the E-Street band A statement to Bruce/B-Street Band Fans: The B-Street Band owes everything we have accomplished in our nearly 37 years to Mr. Springsteen and the E-street band. Because of his music, our families, friendships, and all social and business relationships over the last 37 years are indirectly because our relationship to Bruce's music. Our Band members mimic the working class guy, with no agent, no Manager, No road crew…..we carry the equipment, production, book the band, make all the arrangements, everything is done ourselves and work nearly 200 gigs a year up and down the coast. We are most proud of the fact that the band has helped raise millions of dollars for charities by drawing fans of Bruce's music to events that raise money for Cancer, Parkinson's disease, money for personal tragedy etc. The Band has been chosen to represent NJ Special Olympics to help raise funds and awareness for more than a decade. The B-Street band would never intentionally disrespect Bruce or his music In 2009, The B-Street Band was honored to be contracted by the NJ Inaugural ball to perform at their gala celebrating Barack Obama's election celebration. The NJ State Society was so impressed, they immediately hired the band for their gala 4 YEARS later 2013. At that time we performed for President Obama's successful re-election. The Gala again enjoyed our NJ Shore flavored style and signed us a third time 4 YEARS before for the 2017 Gala. Every four years, the nonpartisan New Jersey State Society of Washington, DC sponsors a bipartisan inaugural gala in January regardless of which party wins the White House. Subject to the availability of tickets, New Jersians and other fans of the Garden State are invited to attend. This event is separate from the official and partisan inaugural ball the next night that does require a written personal invitation. The B-Street band has performed for both political parties dozens of times, starting with DNC events in the 1990's through last summer as featured band at the DNC Block party Philadelphia on Mon July 25, 2016 as well as the NJ delegates party at the DNC. This Gala is about the state of NJ with the music selection being Bruce, Some Bon Jovi, Franky Vali, Frank Sinatra etc. The party celebrates the change of office and gives respect to the office of the president. Something that is sometimes lost in all of this I'm afraid.
  5. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/jan/13/bruce-springsteen-tribute-band-trump-inauguration-gala-b-street
  6. The first time I have listened to this album in nearly 30 years. I'd completely forgotten what a stunning album it is and why I almost wore the grooves out when I first got it. Time for a delve into his catalogue.
  7. Roy is right - it's West End, Long Branch, NJ. How do I know? 'Cos it's also the January photo in the 2017 calendar and says so on the picture. Spooky.
  8. Wham Rap was the song 'our gang' used to sing at the end of the night when we were young and pissed. It used to really piss of the young and angry miserable bastards who thought they were cooler than anyone else I see one of them appears to have posted on this thread.
  9. Hopefully Shelvey missing a few games will convince Rafa that he needs to get his chequebook out. Sheffield Wednesday game highlighted that without him, we have zero creativity in the middle of the pitch. We have plenty of hard working midfield grafters but no one else who realises they are allowed to pass the ball forward. I live in a house full of Wednesday supporters - not a great place to be on Boxing Day
  10. Wham Rap. Everything was downhill after this classic.
  11. 17 March - Ian Prowse/Pele/Amsterdam - Sheffield 22 March - Mike and the Mechanics - Sheffield 8 April - Ian Prowse/Pele/Amsterdam - Islington 3 May - Steve Hackett - Sheffield 10 May - Iron Maiden - Sheffield 21 June - ELO - Sheffield
  12. Apparently he's playing at Hyde Park. It may be as support for Justin Bieber
  13. Going back to the original list, I own 9 of 10 (I don't have Public Enemy and still don't get that type of music). Important list? Yes, I think it is. Not necessarily the best albums, but they certainly opened my mind to accepting that not every song had to have loud drums and a five minute guitar wank in it.
  14. I like Dylan's work, so was very excited to go see him at Sheffield Arena in 2009. The best thing about the gig was that I was able to get a beer which held two pints in one glass. On stage was a miserable git mumbling songs which I did not recognise at all. I hope those that choose to go see him have a great time, but I'm not risking it again.