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  1. If there was a way to bottle the energy of the lovely backing ladies, I'd join yet another queue to get some of it! The time flew during the show, and it was fab to be part of a crowd that responded so enthusiastically to "Bitter Fruit" and "Los Desaparecidos". As I suspected, "Soul Power Twist" is simply fabulous fun live:-) I'm also more than a little fond of the Blues myself so "I Visit the Blues" made me (and the crowd) very happy too. My feet and knees are recovering but I'd do it all again in a heartbeat if the chance presented itself.
  2. Anyone going to Glasgow tonight? The stars are aligning for me so I'm going to try and get along to see the show, having thought that I wouldn't be able to do so until today. PS I've said it before and I'll say it again: use ear-protection because Little Steven wasn't kidding when singing "The pain is intoxicating if the music is loud enough!". I've got my ear-plugs at the ready:-)
  3. It's a sunny Sunday afternoon - time for The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle:-)
  4. Stretching a point but I heard the single 'Hello Sunshine' for the first time today, on the radio:-) I don't like my first hearing of a new song to be on these tinny computer speakers so I was lucky enough to catch it on the radio earlier but couldn't post here until now (evening migraine to contend with first). Now I can seek it out for myself at last.
  5. I watched Netflix "Springsteen on Broadway" again - just so magical, and I don't know how long it'll stay up on Netflix so I thought I'd make the most of it. It's great to listen to the show's cds too, including the spoken intros to the songs because every single element is so beautifully crafted and well-judged that it feels incomplete to listen to these songs without the stories that have been woven into them and around them. Fine, fine work. He is very good company and the time flies by when he's working, so I'd better get up and get moving before I seize up here!
  6. I've just watched the Netflix "Springsteen on Broadway" show again - oh boy, he really can weave magic out of words and songs and stories, can't he? Just what I needed to recharge my faith batteries in these hard times that come and go and come again.
  7. Well, "Nae Pasaran" was very moving and very timely due to the chilling parallels between Chile before the military coup and what is happening in Venezuela, to my mind. A reminder of what decent folk do to support other ordinary people purely because of our simple common humanity. An inspiring and important documentary film. 90 minutes very well spent for this viewer.
  8. The rent's too high when you land there in Monopoly! I'll get my coat ...
  9. It's just great to hear Danny's playing so clearly on these songs, and his work is simply gorgeous, as always. And I found it poignant to re-experience the time taken to re-tune between numbers when they didn't have techs to do it for them then, which is something I remember from The River show in 1981. That more leisurely pace between numbers then makes it all the more astonishing to see and hear how the E Street Band now relentlessly powers through from one song straight into another and then another - poor Max, especially, must be made of steel or titanium to get through shows these days.
  10. Words don't seem adequate but I watched it all with my son and I'm glad I had the tissues to hand for the moments when I got all teary. Just lovely.
  11. I've avoided the trailer and I won't be going near YouTube now that there's a danger of finding the show:-) Instead I'll keep waiting - not long now! - for the full Netflix performance and then play the cd when it gets here. Anticipation is a good thing;-)
  12. I've just sent it as a message to you, OK. Let me know if you have any problems.
  13. I did a partial index for myself, matching cd track numbers to book chapter numbers, starting with cd1 track 7 being chapter 4 and continuing all the way through the book! If this is what you want, I'll send it along to you, OK?
  14. I have to offer a defence for "Crush on You": if you ever have to hurry on foot to get somewhere, have 'Crush on you' start in your head - "My feets were flyin' down the street just the other night ..." and you will belt along with a smile on your face as you 'play' the song. I've done this a lot and it honestly always cheers me up and makes the journey better, no matter how grim the circumstances or how early the time at which I've had to set off. "Crush on You" is a little gem, and - if you're having to hurry for longer than one 'play through' of the song takes - it sets up "You Can Look (But you better not touch)" to keep you racing down the street at full tilt, smiling at the daftness of it all. A pair of perfect songs to get you and keep you flyin' down the street, I promise.
  15. William Woodruff's previous books, as noted on the top of the front cover, are very good reads, so I'll look out for this one - thanks. I've just finished "In the Midnight Hour: The Life and Soul of Wilson Pickett" (Tony Fletcher) and I'm half-way through "Homeward Bound: the Life of Paul Simon" (Peter Ames Carlin). Funnily enough, Bruce gets mentions in the first and Jon Landau in the second - small world:-)