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  2. Did he manage to sign his whole name without dropping the pen ?
  3. Collier Lass - The High Level Ranters
  4. Eileen - Bing Crosby (I'll have to have a listen to that one)
  5. Dude, I'm not sure what this is all about. The question was simply, what does Bruce do in that song? Does he sing, play guitar, or what? I only hear JM's voice.
  6. Eileen's Song - Burlap To Cashmere
  7. And to go even further, but I might be wrong here, my guess is that there was not always this friendship between Mellencamp and Springsteen. Best example is Farm Aid: Mellencamp is one of the founding members of Farm Aid, an organization that began in 1985 with a concert in Champaign, Illinois, to raise awareness about the loss of family farms and to raise funds to keep farm families on their land. Farm Aid concerts have remained an annual event over the past 37 years .... but Springsteen never ever played Farm Aid, worser, fuck farm aid https://www.billboard.com/music/music-news/bruce-springsteen-organic-farm-tax-new-jersey-bon-jovi-6509638/ Whatever, Jay Lustig clearly laid out the The Springsteen-Mellencamp connection, https://www.njarts.net/the-springsteen-mellencamp-connection/ 1. In 1977, Mellencamp (then still known as John Cougar) sang “It’s getting hard to justify my position/When everything I’m sayin’ can be said better by Mr. Springsteen” on a song called “Kid Inside.” It was recorded for an album that was not released at the time, but came out, without Mellencamp’s consent, in 1983, as The Kid Inside. 2. Maybe this is a bit of a stretch, but in a mid-’80s interview, Bob Dylan linked Springsteen and Mellencamp together as two artists who showed that “people can make it and have an individual point of view and get that across on a larger scale.” 3. In 1987, both were featured on the A Very Special Christmas compilation album, which raised money for the Special Olympics. Springsteen contributed “Merry Christmas Baby”; Mellencamp, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus.” 4. On May 26, 1988, Springsteen sang Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” with Mellencamp at Mellencamp’s concert at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, Calif. 5. In 1988, both recorded tracks for the compilation album, Folkways: A Vision Shared — A Tribute to Woody Guthrie & Leadbelly. Mellencamp performed Guthrie’s “Do Re Mi”; Springsteen, Guthrie’s “I Ain’t Got No Home” and “Vigilante Man.” 6. On Sept. 2, 1995, both performed, separately, at a Municipal Stadium, Cleveland concert celebrating the opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 7. In 2004, both men joined the Vote for Change tour, which supported John Kerry in his presidential campaign against George W. Bush. They didn’t perform at the same shows except for one: The all-star concert at the MCI Center in Washington, D.C., Oct. 8. On May 3, 2009, both participated in a concert celebrating Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday in New York. They performed separate mini-sets but can both be seen in of one of the show’s encores, “This Land Is Your Land.” 9. On Dec. 5, 2009, Mellencamp performed Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” when Springsteen received Kennedy Center Honors at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. As is traditional at this annual event, Springsteen, as an honoree, did not perform. 10. Sting and Friends’ Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert, featuring songs and videos from the ’80s and ’90s, will take place at the Beacon Theatre in New York on Dec. 9. 2019 at 7 p.m.. In addition to Springsteen and Mellencamp, performers will include James Taylor, Eurythmics, Bob Geldof, Ricky Martin, MJ Rodriguez, Shaggy and H.E.R. Robert Downey Jr. will host, and Narada Michael Walden will be the musical director. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster. (12/9 Update: Springsteen and Mellencamp performed “Glory Days” and “Pink Houses” together;
  8. Looks like amazon has sold out of its stock. I ordered one through amazon.co.uk’s global store on Wednesday. I had wondered if they had done a reprinting but given how quickly these have gone I am not so sure.
  9. From Wikipedia: "He was critical of restrictions brought about in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, telling the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in August 2021, "I hug people in the middle of COVID ... I understood stopping life for a little while, but they cannot continue to stop life because of politics." He described a person who called for people on airplanes to wear masks as a "Nazi" and "power-mad". Meat Loaf then said: "If I die, I die, but I’m not going to be controlled." Death Meat Loaf died on the evening of January 20, 2022, at the age of 74; no cause of death has been announced. His daughter had posted to Instagram on January 7: "We are not sick, but we have too many friends and family testing positive right now, positive but doing ok". Several musicians, including Bonnie Tyler, Cher, and Brian May, posted tributes, as did former president Donald Trump."
  10. Todd Rundgren Talks Spoofing Bruce Springsteen and Seeing Meat Loaf Propose With a Salmon While Producing ‘Bat Out of Hell’
  11. Yes, that happened in a lot of places around the U.S. Same in the Chicago area, and people would act out the whole thing while watching it.
  12. It's New Jersey, Northeast coast, it's winter. Damn straight it's cold LOL
  13. I would do anything for love but I won't do that. Great video! He sang with such power and emotion. He could belt a song like nobody's business.
  14. I started to watch it once a long time ago and turned it off, just not my thang. I'm not a fan of blokes in fishnets either LOL.
  15. Intro to “My City of Ruins” “Hello, Sunderland (crowd cheers) that’s right…this is what I want it to be like – give me some of that English rain, right (crowd cheers) give me some of that, oh, yeah (crowd cheers) that’s right…this is a song of hellos and goodbyes…all the hellos and goodbyes that run through your life…and of the things that leave us that we can’t do anything about…and of the things that remain that we can’t do anything about either…Max!…” Middle of “My City of Ruins” “(Horn players take turns soloing) That’s Clark Gayton, Barry Danielian, Curt Ramm, Eddie Manion and Jake Clemons of the E Street horn section (crowd cheers)…(backup singers vocalize) take me higher…take me higher…take me higher on this beautiful day… take me higher on this beautiful day now…oh, Everett Bradley, Curtis King, Cindy Mizelle, Michelle Moore of the E Street Choir (crowd cheers) Max! (Max hits the drums) roll call…I wanna see who’s in the house tonight (crowd cheers) I wanna know who’s in the house tonight (crowd cheers) I wanna know who’s in the house tonight now (crowd cheers) I wanna know who’s in the house tonight (crowd cheers) I wanna know who’s in the house now (crowd cheers) Professor Roy Bittan’s in the house tonight (crowd cheers)(Roy plays) Brother Charlie Giordano’s in the house (crowd cheers)(Charlie plays accordion) Sister Soozie Tyrell’s in the house (crowd cheers) (Soozie plays violin) the birthday boy Nils Lofgren’s in the house (crowd cheers) (Nils plays) oh, I’m looking for my baby, I’m searching for my girl now…oh, I’m looking for my baby… is there a red headed woman in the house? (crowd cheers) oh, Patti sends her love, she’s at home making sure the kids don’t get into our drugs (laughs from the crowd) she sends all her love here to Sunderland, Miss Patti Scialfa (crowd cheers) and Little Steven’s in the house (crowd cheers) (Steve plays) and Mighty Max Weinberg’s here (crowd cheers)(Max drums) and Mr. Garry W. Tallent (crowd cheers)(Garry plays) are you ready for a house party? (crowd cheers) are you ready for a house party now? (crowd cheers) oh, but I’m in a sad mood tonight…I’m in a real sad mood…are we missing anybody? (crowd cheers) are we missing anybody now? (crowd cheers) yeah, are we missing anybody? (crowd cheers) are we missing anybody now? (crowd cheers) all I know is if you’re here and we’re here, then they’re here (crowd cheers) all I know is if you’re here now and we’re here, then they’re here (crowd cheers) I can hear ‘em in your voices (crowd cheers)… (…)(laughs from the crowd) Now, there’s tears on the pillow where we slept…and you took my heart when you left…some things you just can’t compete with (chuckles)(laughs from the crowd) (crowd cheers)…” I wonder what Springsteen is referring to with what he just can't compete with ...
  16. Yeah, you take the old and you make it new If I had me a gun, I'd find the bastards and shoot 'em on sight
  17. Yes it is. Pardon my ignorance, but what is Bruce's role in this song?
  18. Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know, Rolling Stone January 5, 2018 https://www.rollingstone.com/feature/bruce-springsteens-greetings-from-asbury-park-n-j-10-things-you-didnt-know-204206/ 7. “Spirit in the Night” was written with Joe Cocker’s voice in mind. A soulful, sultry, sax-driven tale of a motley Jersey crew searching for Saturday night kicks, “Spirit in the Night” was also something of a nod to gravel-throated English singer Joe Cocker, who was enormously popular in the U.S. in the early 1970s. “For some reason, I always imagined Joe Cocker doing ‘Spirit in the Night,'” Springsteen recalled in a November 1974 radio interview with DJ Ed Sciaky of Philadelphia’s WMMR. “When I wrote that song I had his kind of voice in mind, which is something I rarely do.” Cocker never covered the song, but “Spirit” would become a staple of Springsteen and the E Street Band’s live sets, and it remains one of his best-loved tracks from the Seventies. Bruce Springsteen looking at his first album for the first time (Picture by Art Maillet) 8. Columbia wanted to promote Springsteen as an artist from New York City – which is one of the reasons he called the album Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. “I’ll admit it seems a little weird the way these record company guys operate,” Springsteen told Rolling Stone in 1973, and Columbia’s initial plans to promote their new signing as a singer-songwriter from New York City may have been one of the things he was referring to. Perhaps the company was just working off of the Big Apple references in songs like “Lost in the Flood” and “It’s Hard to Be a Saint in the City,” or maybe it was because a NYC origin story better fit their conception of Springsteen as “the new Dylan”; in any case, Springsteen pushed back by naming the album after the town its songs actually hailed from. 1973-05-01 Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, CA: at the conclusion of "Thundercrack" a giant Garden State Parkway sign descended from the ceiling, the only time this prop was ever utilized (this is cut out from the elaborately restored footage shown in Wings For Wheels documentary DVD)(Picture by Urve Kuusik)
  19. NFL halts daily COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated players, memo says The NFL and NFL Players Association have agreed to halt daily COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated players, aligning them with protocols developed last month for vaccinated players and coaches. In a memo sent Friday afternoon to teams, the league said it would add unvaccinated players to its existing symptom screening and testing surveillance programs. Anyone who reports symptoms will be tested.
  20. Toast, sure. But what about the newspapers? And the squirt guns? And were they queued up to sit in the back row? These are important questions!
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