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  • Birthday 01/24/1978

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    Silver Spring, MD
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  • Springsteen fan since?
    First heard Bruce in '89, diehard fan since around '93 or so
  • Does Mary's dress wave or sway?
    Well, "as the radio plays" rhymes with "sways"
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    Bruce, rock music, history, Lego, cooking, other nerdery...
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  1. Excellent show, and a very tough ticket. This was also Baltimore's first Bruce show since 1977, but he and the band would return in 2016.
  2. Great song and one of the best on the album. It has a '80s era Billy Joel feel to it, and I mean that in the best possible way. Also, I can't help wondering if the opening lines are a nod to The River. Could this be a possible distant future for the young couple from that song, many hard won decades later?
  3. Me too - my second fave on BTR after Thunder Road.
  4. I'm okay with a song being written in 1972 having lyrics that don't age well. But I do question the wisdom of putting that song on a new studio album in 2020. With that in mind, I think Janey and Song for Orphans might have made more sense to release on Tracks 2, where they would have been received in a more archival light. I'm not sure what 22 year old Bruce meant with: "The confederacy's in my name now/The hounds are held at bay The axis needs a stronger arm/Do you feel your muscles play" but these are lines that simply don't sound great being released in 2020 by a liberal
  5. The Way is a song about obsession, infatuation. This could certainly be romantic if the object of his desire feels just the same way about him, but what if this is a one sided relationship where she's doing all the lifting and supporting and he's the one who is coming on a little too strong? As for Fire, well that's what a lot of men might like to think. But the song, when sung by Bruce at least, is from a man's perspective, not the woman's. And yes, when it comes to dating in the real world, sometimes a No is in fact a delaying tactic. But if someone says No, you can't assume that they
  6. There's plenty of toxic masculinity in this song. It's hard to imagine early 20s Bruce intentionally writing it that way, as a critique of shitty men (including the narrator). I could say the same about countless rock songs from Chuck Berry's Nadine to Bruce's own Fire and This Little Girl. Can it be thematically problematic and also lyrically beautiful? I'd say yes. It is an older song I think would be better served to be released on a box set than a studio album, but it sure sounds great, and the ESB sounds great. It completes a early Dylanesque songs triad. I also love The Way, T
  7. My ideal setlist for the next ESB tour would be something like this: 6 songs from Letter To You 3 songs from Western Stars 2-4 studio outtakes from the '75-'84 era that haven't been played live much or at all yet. (Stuff from The Promise, the new outtakes from the River box set, etc.) A nightly full band Bob Dylan cover One other cover. So that's 13-15 songs. Now, are we getting closer to 20 or 30 songs? (Or more than 30)? Who knows? At any rate, the remainder of the set would be AT LEAST half songs from the 21st Century. The rest would be the obligatory
  8. I own all of them and have listened to them all. Even my least favorite album (High Hopes) gets a spin or two every year, and it has some outstanding material on it.
  9. Eh, the Mona Lisa should be bigger. (Would be easier for tourists to see it that way at least).
  10. I have tickets for the Northern VA show in early June
  11. I'm very excited for this new album and tour!
  12. I don't think so! There are so many talented builders out there. But it is always cool to see Lego in mainstream headlines.
  13. Oh, awesome! I had heard of this show but hadn't see the trailer yet! Thanks for thinking of me
  14. Many of the songs I'd love to hear Bruce cover are ones where I don't think the ESB is necessary. For example, Johnny Cash's the Man in Black and I'll also throw in another vote for Tweeter and the Monkey Man. Or Steve Earle's Billy Austin? I'd also love to hear Bruce do certain songs with other artists - would love to hear him and Rod Stewart sing together - You Wear it Well perhaps or some old soul covers (Bring it on Home to Me?) But as for Bruce and the ESB, I would love to hear them do a complete Honky Tonky Women - medleyed into a complete Darlington County. Or how about
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