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Everything posted by Jertucky

  1. If it’s a misinterpreted song, that’s Bruce’s fault. He wanted to make some money and that wasn’t going to happen with that boring acoustic version. If he didn’t want it to sound like an anthem, he shouldn’t have gone for the cash.
  2. The song was written in the eighties. It certainly wouldn’t fly now.
  3. Well, I don’t think Springsteen is a genius. I think he’s just a guy who is a hell of a storyteller. When he tells stories he does well. When he talks politics he generally sounds foolish to me. I think he does much, much better letting his songs speak for themselves than he does detailing how his songs are about how bad the Republicans are. As for good use of Patti Scialfa’s vocals, I’ll just kindly disagree.
  4. Thanks for the info, I appreciate it. Still didn’t enjoy any bit of that song, but tastes differ. I do hate when Bruce talks partisan politics as I think he comes off sounding poorly when doing so. I think partisan politics is embarrassing for whoever takes part in it to be honest, regardless of which side you’re on. The inability of people to call out “their side” completely discredits their point of view in my eyes.
  5. Not sure I ever really listened to this song before. Just did and don’t think I will again. More stream of consciousness/spoken word than a song. What era was this recorded during? Joad?
  6. Probably my favorite poster in here. Sincere and open minded. And has something to say in every single thread. Happy birthday Daisy!
  7. https://youtu.be/wJTywspjyUs Easy Money and Hoedown Throwdown by Hannah Montana.
  8. I know there are a lot but can’t think of any right now other than the beginning of Backstreets makes me sing Hungry Heart every time I hear it.
  9. Good excerpt. Looking forward to the whole book. I never heard about that argument before.
  10. In fairness, the name of the station is E Street Radio.
  11. That SNL 57 Channels was confusing and bad. It was so bad I thought he was purposely sabotaging himself because he didn’t really want to be in TV.
  12. I’m not dissing it necessarily, I just don’t find it nearly as enjoyable as I used to. The moaning and wailing on a couple of the songs doesn’t help.
  13. This is interesting. I’ve kind developed the same feeling about Darkness, though I wouldn’t describe them as good, bad, and ugly. I find it a bit disjointed and find I skip more songs on there than I ever thought I would when I listen to it these days. One thing the three older songs have highlighted for me was how much more I enjoyed his old writing style. The songs are more about sharing a story than a point of view.
  14. Am I wrong in assuming that if Bruce does in fact have an album “in the can” it will feature a re-working of Reno?
  15. After a very quick search, this is the best I could find: Bruce has stated that he originally wrote “Rainmaker” about former U.S. President George W. Bush, but of course the obvious comparison is to Donald Trump, who famously came to power as a populist by validating fears that were already present, instilling ones that weren’t, and promising in true rainmaker fashion that he alone could fix it. from this article: https://estreetshuffle.com/index.php/2021/02/12/roll-of-the-dice-rainmaker/
  16. Probably the same thing I would say to any guy I sat next to in a bar. “Hey man, how’s it going? Is this seat taken?” Then I would order a beer and look at the TV.
  17. Well, Bruce himself said that didn’t he? Said he started to write it when Bush was in office but couldn’t finish it until Trump was in office. At least that’s what I remember him saying.
  18. Hmmmmm…….. I guess I really only thought of it figuratively anyway so the actual application never mattered to me. But your interpretation makes sense.
  19. Never thought about it either. But if you bother to think about it, it makes no sense to ride in a car through a mansion.
  20. Agreed. Oh wait, you’re talking about Rainmaker? I assumed you were talking about the Western Stars album.
  21. I like it. I haven’t listened to it in a little while but it’s probably time to give it another spin. I think it’s probably a middling album that sounds better to me than it really is because of the turd of an album it followed. Contrary to some others, I really like Rainmaker. Not sure what the issue is with it, but tastes vary.
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