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Everything posted by Jertucky

  1. Well, I can’t believe he would think he’s the right person to preach about finding middle ground, but he does have a large ego so I suppose it’s possible. It’s also possible the money was too good for him to turn down at this point.
  2. I don’t even know that it’s tone deaf. It’s just a little further exploration by Bruce into the world of performance art and not believable because he is who he is. Was he playing himself or that cowboy character from his Western Stars video? At this point, he’d be better off to claim he was just “acting” again.
  3. At least I’d use the Jeep more than once. Though I can’t really balance my uneven coffee table with a Jeep.
  4. Everybody knows it was Bruce Springsteen doing an advertisement by Jeep. That’s why they did it. It’s getting them attention. Same way Bruce went on SNL and used them, playing songs from Letter to You to sell albums they used him to sell more Jeeps. Trying to rationalize it any other way is really silly to me. And again, I don’t care that he’s done it. He might as well have done it 35 years ago to make a buck.
  5. “On your way out tonight we’re going to have Jeep salesman at the exits. The great people at Hudson River Jeep Dealers of the Tristate Area have been putting people in Jeep’s for over 50 years and they would like to put you in one of theirs. So if you wouldn’t mind stopping by on the way home to take a test drive, look at sticker prices, get an information packet that would help keep money in the middle of my pocket.”
  6. I’m with you with the acknowledgement that it is a personal preference. I don’t judge the person for it, I just don’t get it.
  7. I don’t think I would call Bruce religious. I don’t think Bruce would call himself religious. He went to Catholic school and has found that Catholic dogma and imagery to be effective (not to mention profitable) in expressing his artistry, but I don’t think he is really religious. “Spiritual” or something like that is probably more like it than a religion with a set of rules and shared beliefs.
  8. This take us spot on. It’s not the premise the advertisement takes that is the problem. It’s the one presenting the premise. Everybody bitches about the side that has power when it’s not their side, then calls for unity when their side has the power.
  9. You can’t necessarily take Bruce at his word though. He also used to talk about allowing not allowing himself to be co-opted for a political cause. That clearly was not something he believed in.
  10. Quick, tell me which side I’m in so I know where I’m standing! I thought I’ve been in the middle all this time, having voted for candidates from each party as well as some non-two party candidates over my lifetime!
  11. I’m in the middle. I’m looking around and don’t see Bruce anywhere.
  12. I don’t understand tattoos. I really just don’t get it. A chicken pot out in the other hand, is one of my favorite meals.
  13. That’s silly. Bruce would never sell out like that. Wait a minute......!!!!!!!!!
  14. A friend gave me this line today: “If Bruce Springsteen thinks he’s in the middle of this country then his map must be cutoff at eastern Hawaii.”
  15. It’s OK, he’s a superstar Democrat. Different rules.
  16. Same reason he preaches on his radio show about wearing a mask, then shares a microphone on Saturday Night Live to sell more records.
  17. Speak for yourself. I like him for his Broadway acting.
  18. The relevance is that they allowed their songs to be used to sell cars. Bruce is letting his voice be used to sell cars. Same-same.
  19. The country was f’d up under Obama as well (and Bush, Clinton, etc...). He’s under the misguided notion that it’s only bad when the Republicans are in charge. And as f’d up as the country is, we still seem to roll on.
  20. I’m at a stop light in my Jeep Compass listening to Jackson Browne. Does that count?
  21. The pretentiousness, for sure. At least selling out gets you a buck.
  22. It’s almost a Bruce message sponsored by Jeep....... almost. But it absolutely is a Jeep commercial. And the message is not believable coming from him. He has no desire for this country to be in the middle. He’s made that clear. For the record, I don’t care that he sells (or allows) his stuff or himself to be used for commercial uses. I do get a kick out of people rationalizing it as not what it is though. He’s just a guy, like every other guy.
  23. That’s the beauty of being a hukster preacher. You don’t have to do or believe anything that you’re saying, you just have to have the congregation believe it so they keep your coffers full. It’s part of the “magic act” if you will.
  24. You should have learned by now that the only reason he had a problem with a politician using his music was because that politician was a Republican. And they’re not “in the middle”, only the Democrats are.
  25. Jeep bought him to do their commercial (that’s what the term “sellout” means. You allow somebody to buy you and your thoughts, words, etc..... and they can do with it as they please). Why the hell wouldn’t they put their logo at the end? The commercial is a nice sentiment. He’s nowhere close to the middle from what I hear him say so I don’t think he’s the right one to be sending that message, but the idea it right.
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