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  1. Will light a candle tonight at exactly 7pm Jersey time for Marsha.
  2. She was in my thoughts and prayers every single day. I told her that all the time because I wanted her to know that even if time went by between our talks that she was always in my thoughts. I knew what she was dealing with was very bad but I thought we had more time with her. I'm so so sad right now. I don't even know what to think or say. I thought we had more time.
  3. I am saddened and shocked and still don't know what to say. I just emailed with Marsha a few days ago and I find this shocking even though I knew what she had been dealing with. She was such a good friend to me and I will never forget her. Rachel I know how close you were to her. I am sorry that you lost such an important person in your life. I feel so bad for Ray. They had a wonderful marriage. Marsha, my fellow Jersey girl on the board, I will miss you so much. We had so many wonderful conversations and there were many times I was able to lean on you. Thank you for being such a good friend to me. I'll remember you always. Rest in peace now Marsha.
  4. ‘Bruce Springsteen Day’ could soon be a thing in N.J. New Jersey music icon Bruce Springsteen is on his way to securing his own official “holiday” in his home state. A state Senate committee on Thursday voted unanimously to designate every Sept. 23 — the Boss’s birthday — as “Bruce Springsteen Day” in the Garden State. State Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, D-Bergen, who introduced the proposal (AJR65) early last year, said she was inspired after seeing “Springsteen on Broadway,” the rocker’s recent hit solo acoustic show. “It highlighted his work as a passionate storyteller of the American Dream,” Vainieri Huttle said. “Every song tells a story of the struggles and dreams of the people of New Jersey.” “I and most people think he’s nothing short of a New Jersey icon,” Vainieri Huttle told NJ Advance Media at the time. “In addition to being a talented musician, he’s a hero of the working class.” The resolution approved Thursday tells Springsteen’s abridged life story, from his days touring with the Castiles and Steel Mill, the critical acclaim of debut album “Greetings from Asbury Park,” the 1975 release of “Born to Run,” all the way up to his Broadway residency. The text notes his 120 million albums sold, 20 Grammys won and contributions to his home state. The proposal would need to be passed by both houses of the state Legislature and signed by the governor to take effect. Springsteen started 2021 with a two-minute Super Bowl ad for Jeep, which was pulled after news of a November drunken driving arrest made headlines. Springsteen pleaded guilty in February to drinking shots of tequila at Sandy Hook federal park, while charges of drunken and reckless driving were dropped because his blood alcohol content was found to be well below the legal limit. Jeep then announced it would revive the ad. At least a few other Jersey-bred celebrities have their own days — including Clarence Clemons, the late saxophone player in Springsteen’s E Street Band. In 2013, then-Gov. Chris Christie — a lifelong Springsteen fan who ordered flags flown at half-staff when Clemons died in 2011 — signed a resolution declaring Jan. 11 Clarence Clemons Day in the Garden State. In 2018, Gov. Phil Murphy made Nov. 17 Danny DeVito Day in honor of the Asbury Park-raised actor and director. LINK: https://www.nj.com/politics/2021/03/bruce-springsteen-day-could-soon-be-a-thing-in-nj.html
  5. Bruce Springsteen new cover songs collection: Jackson Browne and the Holmdel connection A live version of the Maurice Williams R&B classic “Stay” is included on the new “The Live Series, Songs Under Cover Vol. 2” digital release from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. The version was recorded live on Sept. 21, 1979, as part of the No Nukes concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York. Jackson Browne is the guest vocalist on the track. Browne had turned on a new generation to the classic when he recorded it as “The Load-Out" and "Stay” for his smash 1977 live album, “Running on Empty.” His “Stay” was recorded at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Maryland, but two tracks on the live “Running on Empty,” “The Road” and “You Love the Thunder,” were recorded at the formerly named Garden State Arts Center on the Garden State Parkway in Holmdel on Sept. 6 or 7. The PNC Bank Arts Center, as it is now called, is located about half a mile from Springsteen's former home off Telegraph Hill Road in Holmdel. “New Jersey's got something special. There's no denying it.” said Browne previously to the Asbury Park Press. “There's a feeling ... People in New Jersey bring something special of their own to be an audience. Not everyone knows this. You got to understand it.” Another song on the album, “Nothing but Time,” was recorded on the band's tour bus on the roads of Jersey after the shows. Springsteen and Brown have performed together 25 times over the years, starting with the ‘79 No Nukes shows, which Browne helped organize. We don't know if Springsteen, who moved to Holmdel in '76, was at home on Sept. 6 or 7, or if he attended the shows. We do know that there were no E Street Band shows on those nights. (Springsteen and the E Street Band have never performed at the PNC Bank Arts Center, but the Boss and the Seeger Session Band did play two shows there in 2006.) The Springsteen Holmdel house was where the band worked on the now classic “Darkness on the Edge of Town” and “The River” albums. Footage from the house was used in the docs “The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town” in 2010 and “The Ties That Bind” in 2015. Another song with a Jackson Browne connection is included on “Songs Under Cover Vol. 2.” “Take It Easy,” performed by the E Street Band on Jan. 19, 2016, at the United Center in Chicago, was a hit for Eagles written by Browne and the Eagles’ Glenn Frey. The performance was a tribute to Frey, who had passed away the night before at the age of 67. “The Live Series, Songs Under Cover Vol. 2,” which was released on Friday, March 5, is available via Spotify and Apple Music. Track list 1. “Mountain of Love” (Live at the Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA on 12/31/1975) –originally performed by Johnny Rivers 2. “Goin’ Back” (Live at the Roxy, West Hollywood, CA on 10/18/1975) – Carole King 3. “Rave On “(Live at The Roxy, West Hollywood, CA on 7/07/1978) – Buddy Holly 4. “Stay” with Jackson Browne (Live at Madison Square Garden, New York on 9/21/1979) – Maurice Williams 5. “Who’ll Stop The Rain” (Live at Wembley Arena, London on 6/05/1981) – Creedence Clearwater Revival 6. “Drift Away” (Live at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford on 8/20/1984) – Dobie Gray 7. “Love Me Tender” (Live at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit on 3/28/1988) – Elvis Presley 8. “Lonely Teardrops” (Live at Madison Square Garden, New York on 5/23/1988) – Jackie Wilson 9. “Highway 61 Revisited” (Live at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles on 11/16/1990) – Bob Dylan 10. “It's Been A Long Time” (Live at Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford on 6/24/93) – Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes 11.”Then She Kissed Me” (Live at the Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO on 8/23/08) – The Crystals as “Then He Kissed Me” 12. “Royals” ( Live at Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, NZ on 3/01/14) – Lorde 13. “Clampdown” (Live at Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh on 4/22/14) – The Clash 14. “Rebel Rebel” (Live at Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh on 1/16/16) – David Bowie 15. “Take It Easy” (Live at the United Center, Chicago on 01/19/16) – The Eagles LINK: https://www.app.com/story/entertainment/music/2021/03/05/bruce-springsteen-new-music-cover-songs-collection/4594211001/
  6. I was able to get the ashes at home and watched the virtual Mass. Our church is opened with limited capacity, but I prefer to watch the virtual masses until the pandemic gets better.
  7. The article also says this: The Springsteen-Grushecky set was filmed last year.
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