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  • Birthday 01/24/1978

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    Silver Spring, MD
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  • Springsteen fan since?
    First heard Bruce in '89, diehard fan since around '93 or so
  • Does Mary's dress wave or sway?
    Well, "as the radio plays" rhymes with "sways"
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    Bruce, rock music, history, Lego, cooking, other nerdery...
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  1. Is there a link to this?
  2. Well the teaser from the upcoming Rolling Stone interview has Bruce giving approval to Hillary. It will be interesting to see the full piece.
  3. S2S - agree with you. The article is a basic history of political Bruce but doesn't really try to understand why he hasn't come out publicly for Hillary. Even if he did like her on her own terms (not just compared to Trump), I think it could be awkward for him to come out for her after not supporting her in '08. What if Bruce did come out tomorrow and made a public statement that Bernie deserved to win the Dem nomination? I'm not saying I have any reason to expect him to do that, but telling Bruce to "speak up about politics" assuming that you know what he personally believes, could lead to some unpredictable consequences...
  4. WSO-SS was pretty magical. Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze, When the Saints, and Long Black Veil to name a few of the non album songs.
  5. He's done some great covers in his later career - there were lots back on the WSO-SS album and tour. I'm also a big fan of Seven Nights to Rock. There's I Hung My Head. And if only there was a good sounding recording of his soul take on Cuts Like a Knife.
  6. Well, until Philly Night 1 at least. I don't blame the Euros for being upset. Imagine how US fans would feel if the situation were reversed.
  7. There's nothing hugely wrong with either of these songs. Bruce released very very few subpar songs in the 7s and 80s - I'd consider Cover Me to be one of them. The Angel and Mary Queen might not make for the most obvious stadium songs, but there's no reason they shouldn't be played in the next few shows if he is really in a 1973 headspace.
  8. Jack of All Trades is probably my favorite song on WB. I guess I could give or take the strings (I'd rather do without honestly), but am happy to see the song being played again.
  9. I absolutely loved the High Fidelity outtake clip.
  10. I am glad that if you want to see Bruce live today along the East Coast the ticket isn't a huge pain in the as to get. It does seem to me that if they scheduled weekend shows, hadn't hiked the prices so much, and yes, stuck to more arenas, that might have made more people happy. The flipside to all this, is I have friends in Boston who have never seen Bruce live, and I told them to check out TM. They just picked up three tickets for 51 bucks apiece - so now they get to see Bruce Springteen and the E Street Band live. That makes me happy.
  11. Local Hero is very representative of the LT album as a whole - fascinating, clever, and introspective lyrics, but musically unfinished and therefore unconvincing. It lacks the oomph that would turn it into a true rocker. If only he could have turned up the volume and the guitars and come up with an intro hook... There's a lot to be mined from the lyrics - he's just moved out to LA and singing about his house in the Hollywood hills, and this is the song he writes about what his life had become in NJ and perhaps helps explain why he left for a while. I'd love to see him open a show in NJ with this one.
  12. I've always thought that Saint in the City could work well as a rap cover. It is lyrically relentless and dense, and is one of the very few Bruce songs that has a real gritty urban swagger to it.
  13. Thanks. I don't hear You Mean So Much to Me in here though.
  14. What is Everyday People?
  15. I know a lot of people (in the US) who had sex at 14 - I'm not sure just how uncommon it is, especially today. Not saying I support lowering the age of consent 14, but it isn't out of touch with the reality of how the world works.