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  • Birthday 03/31/1958

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    Norfolk, UK (via Londonderry N.I.)
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  • Springsteen fan since?
    1978
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    Waves (for me!)
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  1. I'd take whatever (I'm sure he'd make 'em sound terrific) just as long as Loathsome Day doesn't make the list!!!!
  2. and born in Essex, England - and Adam Clayton born in Oxfordshire, England - both their families moved to Dublin area when they were young (Clayton 5). The Edge was born to Welsh parents (Evans quite a common surname in Wales). Bono (Paul Hewson) was born in Dublin as was Larry Mullen Jr (who of course founded the band that would become U2). Like 3 parts of The Who they met at school - something I've always thought was kinda neat!
  3. Yeah but some (if not all for many) of those tags could be pinned on the vast majority of rock & pop stars since the genre started - it's part of the credentials required for the job...……..those that aren't are the rare exception (not many of those things could be said of the late great Rory Gallagher for example) and our man isn't one of the exceptions either - definitely egotistical, definitely vain (that hair dye) and certainly capable of being pretentious at times. As I said in earlier post Bono can certainly make me cringe at times (big time), and he may be more guilty of these tags applying to him in a bigger way than most - but - he's not alone and I can forgive him his sins for the work/art he and his band have given us. I think the people who hate Bono with a passion actually don't particularly like U2 or their music either, and that then is a whole different situation! (and there are people out there who feel that way about Bruce / his music and therefore cannot forgive him his failings, whereas those of us who love his music can overcome it all, including the "in some fashion" ramblings).
  4. Bono is Marmite - we all know that - and whilst I don't mind some of his antics he can also at times make me cringe - but U2 have produced a terrific body of work (overall) and have been up near the top (some would say ON top) of the rock tree for several decades now, and to do that with a front man that as many people seem to hate as like is no mean feat! Loads of their songs I really like and whilst I've seen Bruce live over 100 times and The Who live over 70 times (and they will always be my two favourite live acts) there are scores of bands / acts I've seen over the years, many in double figures, and a couple that would be up at 20+ times and U2 are one of those - first saw them at Live Aid and first U2 "show" was 1987 and for me Where The Streets Have No Name (with that drawn out organ intro) is one of thee best moments in live rock! Bono might be guilty of plenty but nothing I can't forgive him for because of the pleasure he has provided by his writing and their work as a band.
  5. Goddammit I'm feeling a tad left out now Buddhabone!, and I'm intrigued to hear the results of your hours of work on those transitions!!? YES PLEASE!...………..and THANK YOU in anticipation!
  6. Goddammit I'm feeling a tad left out now Buddhabone!, and I'm intrigued to hear the results of your hours of work on those transitions!!? YES PLEASE!...………..and THANK YOU in anticipation!
  7. My only gripe / disappointment in it all is that IF this is true then I think it is poor that they didn't find a subtle way to let that information be known by fans "as soon as" after they (he) had reached that decision. They (he) know that many fans "travel" for shows - on any/every tour - and this would have been a tour after a 4 year break (longest break in some years) so the likelihood is that there perhaps would have been even more of that going on than usual - WE all have lives too, WE all have plans to make / decisions to take!, (family holidays etc - work commitments). We ALWAYS have to live with that (every tour) but usually it is because of our own eager anticipation / the rumour mill / wishful thinking...…...we bring it upon ourselves (and therefore have no one but ourselves to blame) - but this time they, HE, more or less advised us that there would be a tour in 2020!!! Sure he has every right to change his mind but if the decision has been taken to take the year off just find a way to let that information seep out to the fan base at the earliest possible opportunity, it's easier than ever nowadays with todays technology! Poor / disappointing (but only because he had said that they WERE to begin with).
  8. Which in hindsight is no bad thing: Little Steven interview https://www.cleveland.com/entertainment/2020/04/steven-van-zandt-on-life-in-new-york-rock-hall-inductions-and-the-future-of-concerts.html Quote: How has the coronavirus outbreak changed your 2020 plans? There was talk of Bruce and the E Street Band touring this year. That was a possibility. Just in case, I stopped my own tour in November. I felt like if we were all gonna tour, we should leave that open. Bruce was doing a movie. He just did a lot promotion for that and just came off his Broadway show run. He also had just come off the promotion of his book. I think he had been working steadily for three, four, five years. So, in the end, he decided let’s take 2020 off and start thinking about a Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tour in 2021. Turns out that was good decision. Because if we hadn’t decided that, we would have had to cancel a lot of shows.
  9. The shows playlist up on Spotify already! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6uYBTp50W9u267cEPdc8Gt?si=xCybf1KOSwyIBztifTqN8Q
  10. The shows playlist up on Spotify already! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6uYBTp50W9u267cEPdc8Gt?si=xCybf1KOSwyIBztifTqN8Q
  11. The shows playlist up on Spotify already! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6uYBTp50W9u267cEPdc8Gt?si=xCybf1KOSwyIBztifTqN8Q
  12. BBC NEWS John Prine: Bruce Springsteen leads tributes to late singer Bruce Springsteen has said he is "crushed by the loss" of US country-folk singer John Prine. The Grammy-winning songwriter died on Tuesday, aged 73, due to Covid-19 complications, his publicist confirmed. Prine had been in hospital in Nashville since last week with coronavirus symptoms, with his wife and manager, Fiona Whelan Prine, posting updates about his condition online. Prine was revered by his peers including Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash. "John and I were 'New Dylans' together in the early 70s and he was never anything but the lovliest guy in the world," tweeted The Boss. "A true national treasure and a songwriter for the ages." Twitter post by @springsteen Bruce Springsteen✔@springsteen Over here on E Street, we are crushed by the loss of John Prine. John and I were "New Dylans" together in the early 70s and he was never anything but the lovliest guy in the world. A true national treasure and a songwriter for the ages. We send our love and prayers to his family. Prine signed with Atlantic Records and released his self-titled debut album in 1971, after fellow singer-songwriter, Kris Kristofferson, saw him perform in a Chicago club. The album included songs like Angel from Montgomery, Paradise, and Sam Stone, which gave bittersweet tragic-comic snapshots of American society and fed into the anti-war movement. After serving in the US army in Germany during the Vietnam war, Prine returned home to Chicago where he worked as a postman. While doing his mail rounds, he wrote songs that would see him emerge, from open mic nights, as a key player on the windy city's folk revival scene in the 1970s and go on to become one of America's most influential artists. "I likened the mail route to being in a library without any books. You just had time to be quiet and think, and that's where I would come up with a lot of songs," Prine told the Chicago Tribune in a 2010 interview. "If the song was any good I could remember it later and write it down," 'Beautiful songs' Speaking to the Huffington Post in 2009, Dylan - who performed with Prine - described his music as "pure Proustian existentialism". "Midwestern mind trips to the nth degree. And he writes beautiful songs." Robbie Robertson, from The Band - who used to back Dylan - described Prine as "a genius". "His work... a beacon of clear white light cutting through the dark days," added former Led Zeppelin frontman and solo star Robert Plant. "His charm, humour and irony we shall miss greatly." He won his first of four Grammy Awards in 1991, for The Missing Years, which bagged best contemporary folk album. It was a category he would top again in 2005 for Fair and Square. "We join the world in mourning the passing of revered country and folk singer/songwriter John Prine," the Recording Academy wrote in a statement. "Widely lauded as one of the most influential songwriters of his generation, John's impact will continue to inspire musicians for years to come. We send our deepest condolences to his loved ones." Prine underwent cancer surgery on his throat in 2008 - and on his lungs in 2013 - but joked that it had actually improved his singing voice. "If I can make myself laugh about something I should be crying about, that's pretty good," he said.
  13. Let's hope it lives up to be better than last weeks "surprise" (interview on the phone!)……..it would be a real tonic right now to get "one" of the shows that many have been gagging for since this whole thing started!!!
  14. Cool stuff - thanks for posting - and does anyone else think that she looks a bit like Patti there (if Patti had a black wig on).