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Everything posted by Jertucky

  1. And that’s the arrogance. “I know you put out a ton of money to enjoy a concert but this is about me, not you!”
  2. I wish Jimmy would just shut up and listen!
  3. A quick google search produced these results for Dancing in the Dark (it’s not unique to Bruce by any means): Search results for 'dancing in the dark' Yee yee! We've found 142,966 lyrics, 78artists, and 49 albums matching dancing in the dark.
  4. I love Bing Crosby! However, much like Bruce’s Dancing in the Dark, this is not his best.
  5. So the opposite of “just shut up and play”?
  6. Did he? I went to one of those concerts and don’t listen to live CDs. I don’t recall him doing it at the show I was at but if he did, yes I would find it pompous. Is the shushing of the crowd something a lot of other artists do? As I said earlier, I’m not a big concert goer but I can’t recall anybody else ever doing that at a show I’ve been to.
  7. It’s arrogant. Did the Beatles shush the crowd? Pearl Jam? Neil Young? Is it something a lot of artists do? Dylan? I am asking that honestly as I’m not a big concert goer. As for that song being profound, I honestly don’t see it. As others have said in here, I don’t see the controversy.
  8. I like the song! It’s a simple little pop song.
  9. Yeah, possibly. It may also have been for dramatic effect, knowing it was being recorded to be released as a live album. At the end of the day I suppose none of it really matters and would have no effect on me if I was at the show.
  10. Shush if you want to shush. Clap along if you want to clap along. When he’s shushing the crowd to pay careful attention to a song that is not all that deep to begin with it is conceit in action. Again, why did he want people to shut up for 41 Shots but lead the crowd in fist pumping to Born in the USA? He’s a rock star, not a Broadway actor. Oops…… As an aside, I absolutely love that picture.
  11. Bruce wouldn’t do that because that would just mean the fat cats would make more money and he’s not about that. He’s a man of the people!
  12. Agree completely about Broadway. I honestly don’t get the appeal but to each their own I suppose. As I’ve said earlier, if he was playing that on my back deck would open to tell him to keep it down because I don’t want to hear it as I’ve already read the book. I have nowhere to go with the shushing of the crowd. He can do it if he wants to. I wouldn’t pay attention to him if he shushed me as he is getting his payday at the end of the show and I paid my money to enjoy the show as I wish. Clapping along is not remotely close to holding up a sign or smoking a joint and blowing smoke in somebody else’s face which majorly deters from the ability of others to enjoy the show. It definitely strikes at Bruce’s pompous side.
  13. Then you should pony up the $750 to see the Broadway spoken word show. You go to a rock concert, you’re not paying be directed how to react by the performer. If the performer is good enough at his/her job the crowd knows how to react to the songs.
  14. Well, I’m not a fan of him shushing anybody that paid money to see his show so noting these other instances doesn’t really deter me from my thinking that he was wrong to do it for 41 Shots. Who would need to be told to keep quiet during Stolen Car anyway? Unless he meant to keep the snoring down.
  15. I don’t know for sure, but I think he meant it’s complicated “in some sense.” I’m sure it’s the bankers’ faults.
  16. Disgustingly close to “shut up and sing”? I don’t really know what that means. Does that mean you think my opinion is disgusting? That’s an odd take, but have at it. ”I need some quiet” is pompous ass’ way of dictating to a crowd what they should be doing. Why doesn’t he follow it up with “Throw you hands in the air and wave them around like you just don’t care!” during Born to Run? “All the ladies in the house say hooooo!” during Jersey Girl? Is 41 a more deathly serious song than Born in the USA? Did he shush the crowds for that back in ‘84? Or did he encourage them to pump their fists while singing along and treating it like the money making anthem he played it like before complaining people treated it like an anthem and missed the point of the song?
  17. Haven’t listened to the Rising in quite a while. I’d have to listen to Paradise again to analyze it. I will say that I agree with you about 41 Shots. I don’t get the political angle of it either. It’s just kind a retelling of an actual incident. I never found it all that controversial or interesting, to be honest. I never really got the backlash. It also doesn’t help my view of the song that I first heard it on the Live CD where he tells the crowd to be quiet. So pompous. People paid a lot of money to go to a rock and roll concert and you’re hushing them, the same people that bought your daughter’s million dollar ‘orsey. You want quiet? Put on a Broadway show instead. Oh yeah, he’s got that now. Code of Silence is a much better song.
  18. I just got the “You’re such an asshole” badge. Anybody else get this one yet?
  19. Wait, what is that? Is there another level yet? Damnit!!!
  20. If you’ll give me 233 points, I’ll provide the answer to you.
  21. I think so. That’s absurd though, so I went with a three-legged dog.
  22. Like there’s a fight against the blood and hatred in the air but I look around and janeymarywendy’s not there.
  23. That really makes me sad, like I’m a three legged dog or something. Or a rider on a downbound train. Or like a dog who’s been beat too much. Like I’m riding in a death trap with a suicide rap of some sort. Like all the girls in their summer clothes keep passing me by. Like I’ve been out looking for a job but I can’t find none. Feels like I’m trapped. One step up, two steps back for me. Guess I’ll just throw Western Stars on to lift my spirits.
  24. Hey, anybody got 233 points I can borrow? Apparently, I need them to get to my next rank!
  25. I got the same alert and I think we all know that’s not an accurate title. Though even if misplaced, I appreciate the affirmation.
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