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  1. Madonna is giving her cd away with each ticket purchase for her tour. That's the only way she is leading in sales.
  2. Jimmy...,did you expect this kind of game today?
  3. This single had quite a run back in 1969....
  4. This article earned a coveted spot on the DrudgeReport this morning. Buzz looks very good.... Washington (AFP) - The sun setting over an open road, small towns down on their luck -- and a horse galloping through the desert? The Boss is back, and bigger than ever. Bruce Springsteen will release his first new album in five years on Friday, calling it a "jewel box of a record." "This record is a return to my solo recordings featuring character-driven songs and sweeping, cinematic orchestral arrangements," Springsteen said. He still belts out melancholy ruminations on the American condition in his signature gravelly voice, but in this his 19th album his inspiration has changed. Instead of small Rust Belt towns worn down by the decline of the economy and morale, he turns to southern Californian country-pop classics of the 1960s and 70s, infusing his music with a deep nostalgia for a golden era of the United States, slowly becoming buried under Californian sand but with hope for its return. The result is a 13-track album -- titled "Western Stars" -- that covers "a sweeping range of American themes, of highways and desert spaces, of isolation and community," said the 69-year-old rocker in a statement. But also of "the permanence of home and hope." The album's first single, "Hello Sunshine," which dropped in April, sounds like a slow country ballad, with lyrics that invite hope back into an old underdog's life. Springsteen followed the song with "Tucson Train" in May, which tells the story of a man turning his life around. The tentatively optimistic lyrics are set to classical instruments, including an entire brass section to replace Springsteen's late musical partner in crime, the much-loved E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons, who died in 2011. "Western Stars" -- whose cover art shows a horse with a glossy brown coat galloping across the desert -- pays homage to musicians of Springsteen's young adulthood. The album features echoes of Glen Campbell, Roy Orbison and, particularly in "Hello Sunshine," Harry Nilsson's version of "Everybody's Talkin." By playing with what has long fascinated him, Springsteen reveals more of himself, in a manner true to his characteristic sincere melancholy. This is not the first time Springsteen has looked to California for inspiration. Back when he was the frontman for the band Steel Mill, he attempted to break out of New Jersey between 1969 and 1971, convinced his blend of rock and rhythm and blues would be better understood in the Golden State. In 1972, he wrote the song "California," a year after his parents moved to the titular state. He moved there himself in 1991, where he married guitarist Patti Scialfa, who is still a member of the E Street Band. A few years later, Springsteen recorded his album "The Ghost of Tom Joad" at his home in Los Angeles, which went on to win the 1997 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. "Western Stars" is Springsteen's first studio album since 2014's "High Hopes," which followed "Wrecking Ball" in 2012. It also comes months after the artist closed his wildly successful run on Broadway, a 236-concert residency that is now available streaming on Netflix. When the show ended in December after several renewals, it was one of Broadway's most coveted tickets, with resale prices running upwards of $1,000.
  5. you might want to edit your phone number out of your post, and private message instead.
  6. This is really terrific. I have not heard of this song, and I hadn't seen much of that footage either. Very cool! Thanks for sharing.
  7. Ok, so I made it to the McCartney show in Lexington, KY over the weekend. And, here are a few of my observations. It was my first time out of four shows seeing Paul in an arena setting versus an outdoor stadium setting. So, that was great for me. I prefer something a little more intimate, even though Rupp Arena is huge for arena standards, and Mrs. Sonic and I were crammed into bench seating at the back of the venue. I was surprised how many older folks were there, but then again, Paul appeals to all ages. I saw them there from ages 5 to probably 80. Paul was in his usual positive, playful mood. Cracking jokes, telling the same great stories for the past twenty years, and generally having a good time. He mentioned that his wife Nancy was in the audience. The setlist itself didn't offer any surprises other than the fact that he cut Band on the Run from the set. My personal faves were "Let Em In", "Love Me Do", "Let Me Roll It", "I've Just Seen a Face", "Maybe I'm Amazed" and of course "Blackbird". And, it was his performance of "Blackbird" that kind of summed up Paul for this go around. Paul looks great. He's so comfortable on stage. This performance made the 90 minute drive and the $100 ticket completely worth it. ....but his voice is showing its age. It was raspy, maybe gravely sometimes, and he seemed to labor a bit getting through this performance. However, I think he must know, and yet he continues to unapologetically move forward. And, that I think made me love the show even more. As an example, when playing Lady Madonna, the first line come off with a perfect burst of energy and sound. However, moving to the second line, you can tell that adrenaline has worn, and Paul is not able to keep the energy going. Those high register, soulful screams that he's known for (like in the fade out of Hey Jude) are all but gone. But, again, it doesn't feel to me like he's any less of a performer or any less worth seeing. This is just Paul McCartney, a man who turns 77 in a couple of weeks, performing his unmatched catalog as a man who has been performing on stage for people over an incredible 60 year career. One more thing, he played an incredible 37 songs over about a two and a half hour show. If you haven't seen him live, do it. You won't be disappointed.
  8. Hey, it's news to me that Mike Love and Marky Ramone ever played a cover of Rockaway Beach together. Thanks for passing along that little tidbit.
  9. Thanks SoulCrusader for getting me back to this thread.... Been getting back into Sebadoh again lately. I wonder why this band is not more popular. They've got about a dozen songs on my regular rotation. These are two of the best.... "If you need a different face, it's definite time to destroy this place..."
  10. The door's open, but the ride, it ain't free. Isn't that part of the same "no doesn't always mean no" scenario?
  11. I copied the whole article. So, that's all there is unless you can find another source.