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Jerm23

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    1985

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  1. 1) I am a survivor of the collapse of the South Tower of the World Trade Center 2) I am an enormous Bruce-obsessed fan since I saw him in 1985 3) I think he is completely upside down with his political views, yet still can acknowledge him as one of the greatest musicians / performers ever 4) The Rising album was a masterpiece that provided and still provides healing from that day 5) Bruce is an idiot for deploying a universally themed heartfelt song about 9/11 "The Rising" for Democrat Party rallies and causes. Disgusts me. 6) I am processing my feelings about him playing a song at the memorial on Saturday. While it was an appropriate song choice and restrained performance, I don't believe any "contemporary" performances by celebrities should take place at that site on that day. It's more of an "Amazing Grace" with bagpipes kind of day.
  2. I don't think it's available on YouTube anymore since NBC pulled it off, but the Saturday Night Live rehearsal of "You're Missing" with him at the piano is OUTSTANDING if you can find it
  3. The problem is not with him expressing his opinion. It's that he is the wrong messenger for a "let's unify in the middle" message in America now. It's as if the two sides - let's call them "MAGA and Woke" are from A-Z on a spectrum with MAGA at A and Woke at Z. Woke has taken all the power in the country with their (very suspect) win of the Presidency and majorities in the House and Senate. So now they want the other side to "meet in the middle". However, in reality what they want is submission of principles and ideals from the other side (cue GL lefty members saying Trump voters principles and ideals are inferior blah blah blah). So knowing Bruce well, what he means is we should all come together on the terms HE believes in. In other words, let's meet in the middle at... Y
  4. It's crap. Bruce is nowhere near "the middle" when it comes to the divide in America. Great sentiment but the message would have been better delivered by someone who isn't an outspoken leftist.
  5. Come on up for VERIZON. Come on up lay your hand in mine. Song came out right around the time that that new brand was launching.
  6. Exactly. It's so incongruent that he is such an amazing insightful songwriter about life and love, yet a braindead follower of the leftist hive when it comes to political views.
  7. Selling a lot of 22 of these from my personal collection. $75 ($5 shipping in US). Let me know if you're interested and I'll send you a PM. Thanks!
  8. I feel the same. Always a little disappointed to hear these new full e-street band songs. The bombast big sound had its time in the 70’s-90’s and Bruce was the Boss. But these new songs, and a lot from everything beyond The Rising feels like generic Bruce. Absolutely loved Western Stars and it’s hard to believe this vanilla retro sound is what is following it.
  9. Sorry y’all. This one’s a no for me. Lucky Town outtake. D+
  10. This thread headline just made me throw up in my mouth
  11. Very cool. That’s definitely the sound. Such a nuanced thing that totally makes the sedated mood of that song!
  12. After listening to this song today for probably the millionth time in my life, I discovered an interesting musical element in it that feels like the key to giving the song it’s mournful quality. It’s a sound that run beneath the majority of the song quietly and makes a sound like “oooo” at the end of each beat. It is there quietly for most of the song - except for in parts like “she won’t take the train" the quiet parts, and at the very end piece. You can hear the sound I'm talking about most clearly right after he says Billy at the start of the song. Once you hear it try listening for it throughout the whole song and it’s kind of cool. There is definitely a vibe to this song, and I think that subtle sound gives the song its soul. Hear it? Anyone have any ideas what instrument would have made this sound?
  13. I just don't get it. These guys birthed these songs and played them hundreds of times flawlessly and consistently. Their livelihood was these songs. A few years go by and they forget their parts? Makes no sense.
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