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  • Birthday 11/01/1974

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  1. I remember those days before the internet. I was always put off by the prices people charged for those bootlegs and there was often no guarantee you’d get something worth your while. Muddy sound, static, chopped recordings were no exception. The little bootlegs I got my hands on was by trading cassettes of rare prince recordings for nuggets taped from my soul collection. There was some charm in hunting those cassettes in that way, I was more appreciative of those than most of the readily available music that came later. Spotify doesn’t cost me more than a tenner, but I hardly linger on an album or a song the way I used to. There’s few things I’ve come to know by heart through Spotify.
  2. I never bought any bootlegs. I downloaded everything through Jungleland or BTX back in those days. I converted all those Flac files into mp3 bastards. I never wanted to spend money on bootlegs. Money not going to the artist always rubbed me the wrong way, but I never objected to sharing amongst fans. Shortly after the archive series started my laptop died and I couldn’t be bothered buying a new one next to my iPad. So bye bye bootlegs. It was a bit of overkill anyway. With these archives I’ve got a chance to start a new collection which means finally spending too much money on it
  3. You don’t really have to spend your hard earned dollar, do you? The CD price strikes me as fair, especially considering that 2 dollars is going to the Bridge School. So I just bought a release I’ve been looking out for since this project started and “donated” money to a good cause. I always considered this a lovely little nugget in his performance history and little different from all the other acoustic tours. I would have liked a small band likes this.
  4. I hope there’ll be a wider theatrical release. No way I’ll convince the missus I have to do Toronto when Broadway was a no go
  5. We asked them to, so I hope they will. The page should be open to the public. for some reason I'm having difficulty posting the link to this forum. It makes my threads crash Tickets are available through EventBrite
  6. 22nd of September we're celebrating Springsteen's birthday in the Hague. Italian cover band Blood Brothers will provide entertainment. Frank Stefanko donated a photo that'll be up for grabs for one lucky attendee. We're keeping it a surprise. See you there! Look us up on Facebook under Boss Bash.
  7. A friend of mine is putting together a birthday party for the Boss with a cracking cover band, Blood Brothers from Italy. I'll be spinning records. Hope to see some of you there!
  8. I can't open the post about the party - don't know if anyone else is experiencing the same issue as there are 0 views!

  9. Hey folks, a friend and I are organizing a birthday celebration for Springsteen’s 70th. The Boss Bash! We’ve got a great Italian cover band, Blood Brothers. I’ll be spinning records. Stay tuned for tickets and extra’s.
  10. Hey folks, a friend and I are organizing a birthday celebration for Springsteen’s 70th. The Boss Bash! We’ve got a great Italian cover band, Blood Brothers. I’ll be spinning records. Stay tuned for tickets and extra’s.
  11. Two of the true gems hidden on that album! I've tried playing with the sequence but some of the songs are just too frustratingly weak to save it as an album was my conclusion. It just falls flat against his better albums. That doesn't mean it is a bad album. Save for Human Touch and High Hopes he did very little of those.
  12. I thought Working was too disjointed as a collection of songs and a found a lot of songs rushed or underdeveloped. I do like a lot of the music on it. I'm also an Outlaw Pete fan.
  13. I like the jewel box analogy. The album feels like a prism of sorts. Shards of images through a diamond looking glass. The lyrics do not feel as abstract as on Magic of Working, they rather drift in and out of focus. You get a sense of the characters on this album without getting to know them. They're strangers you could meet in a roadtrip, they're in your rear mirror before long. They are not the minimalistic but sharp snapshots of a Nebraska. Yet what the songs miss in clarity, the music compensates. I'm still not sure if there's anything that is as good as Wichita Lineman, but some of these songs come very close. As a whole I wouldn't be surprised if this turns out to be an album I will enjoy very much revisiting. There's none of the frustration I felt with Magic or Working on a Dream which often felt as good works in progress to me, unfinished and rushed. This one feels much more fulfilling.