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  1. Yay, we're back! I apologize for leaving you hanging for two days. This was caused by a problem with our host's new network configuration. They said they had updated our server, but left out a very important part: telling the world that the domain had changes IP's. Repeated inquiries to them about it were ignored, leaving me pretty desperate. I tried to mess with it myself several times, but contrary to popular belief I'm not an expert in server configuration. Anyway, I finally suceeded, and things are, I think, back to normal. Again, I'm truly sorry about this, but at least we are back in time to wish each other happy New Year. So HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hope it will be a great one for everybody and that we will see lots of Bruce excitement
  2. Actually, I just received an email about the network changes that took place this past weekend. Turns out I have to change some settings that may affect speed for certain browsers or browser configurations. I will make the change over the weekend, so hopefully things will improve by then.
  3. No problems here. Things are as fast as ever for me, so I'm not sure what to advice. Sometimes pages get stuck while loading, but when I hit refresh they load immediately.
  4. Sorry about the downtime today. It was actually a scheduled maintenance thing by our hosting company, but I had no idea it would take that long or I would have warned you in advance. Anyway, thank you so much for all the donations so far. It has been great to see the willingness to contribute even during slow times like these. I will leave this sticky up for a while longer, but rest assured that we are in no danger of shutting down anytime soon!
  5. The European address is listed on the donation page. Please read it carefully before possibly sending money by snail mail, thanks!
  6. Yes, you can donate at any time. If it doesn't go towards this bill, it will go towards the next. The donation page is always open. Thank you, everybody who donated so far! We are well on our way to our goal.
  7. Another year has almost passed, and unfortunately that means it's time to pay if we wanna play. A bill is due, and while we still have money left from our last fundraiser, we are about $600 short. On the bright side, that's less than most Broadway tickets, and if we pull together and everybody contributes a few Dollars or Euros, this should be a breeze. As usual, all donations, big or small, are much appreciated. Typical contributions would be between $10 and $50, but it is of course completely up to you how much you feel you can spare, if anything. So, without further ado, let's make it happen. All the info you need about how to pay can be found on our donation page. PS, A little reminder - and worth more than my words - about what this place is all about....
  8. Reading the book made me realize that there won't ever be a goodbye show or tour. Bruce needs to perform to stay sane. Literally. One can wonder why it doesn't get boring to do the exact same show every night, but I think just the fact that he's on a stage performing gives him inner peace. It doesn't matter if it's the same songs night after night. It's simply therapy to him, and we should probably be grateful for that. That doesn't mean I'll defend the ticket prices. I have no idea why they are that high.
  9. It can be seen here: ... For now at least.
  10. No, but a ticket to Springsteen on Broadway including airfare from Denmark might do the trick! For now, I can allow you to submit more than one song, but it will be the latest submission that counts in the contest. Maybe the extra songs can be used as bonus material on the upcoming album release!
  11. For those of you who are interested, I have now added a link to the songs of the two previous music contests under "The Lake Scrolls" at the top of the page. That means you can listen to all the entries. A few of the entries I didn't have the artist's name for anymore. If anyone knows who they are, please let me know.
  12. That's a very good question. It was a technical glitch that I hope has now been fixed.
  13. That's gotta be the best version of "Downbound Train" ever... and a few other versions of songs on this recording are way up there too. Truly a show for the ages. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I've never heard Bruce sing better than on the 1988 tour.
  14. Eileen, sorry, you are right. It was JohnF who won last time. Sorry about the mix up. I corrected my original post.
  15. After countless requests - or at least one - I've decided to launch the 3rd installment of the Greasy Lakers Cover Bruce Song Contest. If you are a member of Greasy Lake and enjoy playing music, this is your chance to show the community your abilities and to win a grand prize in the process. All you have to do is submit an mp3 of a song written by Bruce Springsteen and performed by you (and your band) before January 14, 2018 (note the new deadline). This should give you plenty of time to rehearse, record, mix, etc. After everyone has submitted their songs, the community will be able to listen to all the entries and vote on their favorites. The song with the most votes wins. The exact prize has yet to be determined, but it will most likely be a unique Greasy Lake t-shirt, tons of prestige, and a recording contract with Sony (just kidding). All entries must be sent to Please include the title of the song, your real name, and your Greasy Lake screen name in the message, as well as names of any additional musicians. As mentioned, this is the third time we do this. I had actually hoped to do it every year, but it has been an unbelievable five years since our last attempt at this. Not because of lack of quality, but just because of time flying. Just listen to the two winners we've had so far: Youngstown by Jackie Barnett (2011) Swallowed Up by JohnF (2012) I have to say that the other times we've done this, I have been amazed at the talent among us. Not just the winners have been worth listening to. All entries have shown some fine skills and some unique takes on Bruce's music. So with those words, grab your guitars, gather your friends, and get rocking, folking, or whatever style you prefer, as long as it was written by Bruce Springsteen. Good luck! PS, It might be a good idea that those of you who plan to participate, post on this thread what song you intend to submit. I mean, it's allowed for two people to submit the same song, but maybe you'd prefer to avoid that. Declared participants so far: yvan: "Lucky Town" phantomengineer: "Meeting Across the River" Gazza: "Long Walk Home" or "The Rising" Demos: "Leah" or "Down in in the Hole" J: "Independence Day" Tom-Joad: "State Trooper" wolfinthepines: "Night" the calvary: "Human Touch" Andre: "Matamoros Bank" Demos: ? ludomichel: "Loose Ends" Junglelander: "Cadillac Ranch" Pastor Jeff: "The River" GreatDane: "Streets of Philadelphia"
  16. Oh, and some Belgian guy is there too. For those of you who don't know, Heather Nova is my second/additional wife. She's not aware of it, but that's a minor detail.
  17. This is very sad news. I can't pretend I was as big a fan as I probably should have been, but that live box set is one of the few things I own by him and it's awesome!
  18. You can either try to load the site in desktop mode, or you can change the theme to IPB Default. The theme changer is at the bottom of the page.
  19. Outstanding version. And it's even more meaningful after reading the book. I wouldn't mind if this was aired more frequently.
  20. Hey, you make us sound like some dying breed! To me the Joad tour just finished not too long ago! I saw seven shows on the tour and was very excited about all of them. I have not heard the Belfast recording yet, but I doubt it will change my opinion that to this date no recording has done that tour justice. Being there in those venues that, for the most part, were built for music (unlike stadiums and sports arenas) was a whole other experience than listening to a recording. The sound was so rich and full. Bruce's acoustic guitar sounded like a full orchestra during songs like "Darkness" and "Born in the USA". And the quiet moments were simply magical. It just took you to emotional places you had never been before at a Bruce show. You felt like you woke up from a dream afterwards. It just transcended time and space. Still, after the second leg to Europe in 1997, it felt like it was time for something different. No matter what he did in the Nineties, there was always that hope that he would reunite the E Street Band. It was constantly at the back of your mind... "Yeah, this is great, but... the E Street Band..."
  21. Yay, finally it worked for me. I didn't do anything different. I just tried again after a while.