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Jay777

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  • Springsteen fan since?
    1979
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    I can't see - I'm more than 2m away OK?
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  1. As long as you say you were going to check your eyesight you'll be fine
  2. There has already been a brilliant song about that very delivery...
  3. Key facet of a ballad is narrative and third party narration...a sung story told by the balladeer...
  4. Interesting to consider (perhaps) that although we associate a ballad today with a slower number, the traditional definition would contain repetition, verses, narrative form, dialogue and almost always third person narration. The latter feature would discount several of those listed above - although there are plenty of others in the canon who do fit...
  5. Because presumably being a fan implies a level of enthusiasm that is beyond the minor?
  6. It's interesting - there's a little cabal of British actors who are huge Springsteen fans and often slip it into their work - Gervais (used BTR in The Office and Cemetery Junction is very influenced by Bruce); Stephen Merchant is a massive Bruce fan and is on record talking about him, always at gigs; Brydon slipped him in to one of The Trips and again is always at gigs; Toby Jones is a massive fan and regular at gigs. No doubt people can think of others. What's interesting is all of them go back to the relatively early days and seem to have started their fandom between 81 and 84.
  7. It's interesting - there's a little cabal of British actors who are huge Springsteen fans and often slip it into their work - Gervais (used BTR in The Office and Cemetery Junction is very influenced by Bruce); Stephen Merchant is a massive Bruce fan and is on record talking about him, always at gigs; Brydon slipped him in to one of The Trips and again is always at gigs; Toby Jones is a massive fan and regular at gigs. No doubt people can think of others. What's interesting is all of them go back to the relatively early days and seem to have started their fandom between 81 and 84.
  8. A thought : it isn't made for the already-converted but for the general public to whom Bruce Springsteen is Dancing In The Dark and Rob Bryson is a bigger name. Whether you like its tone or not, it isn't a badly made film technically and it observes a mash up of conventions of Bollywood, film musicals and rom coms. You might not like it or have enjoyed it - I found it harmless enough - but it seems a lot of folk are criticising it essentially for not reflecting their vision of Springsteen's music or the seriousness with which they might view his work. This isn't a film about Springsteen; it's a film that uses his music and life ethos - generally reasonably successfully - to tell a simple narrative of teenage self-development amidst cultural churning. That it crosses racial bridges - often fairly clunkily - is enough to give the use of the music a pass.
  9. Thanks for highlighting this; I hadn't come across this site before. What a treasure trove.
  10. Enjoyed that - and I haven't had the chance to read through the whole thread - but is it me or he he having problems with his choppers? It sounds like he is singing out of one side of his mouth slightly - though maybe the two camera angles contribute to that? Also not being able to get to the hairdressers and the botox shop during lock down, never mind the general physiological impact of isolation and the routine changes it brings - mean that he looks his age - which of course is fine. It does make me wonder whether we will see him in stadia again. Part of me hopes we don't for his sake. He'd clearly be so much better served by working theatres and small arenas going forward. Otherwise the E Street Band will be his artistic and physical downfall, if they are his bankable mass chips.
  11. Thanks for this. I loved it when it came out and it was good to see again. For me this lays to rest any argument that Bruce is best served by the E Street Band in whatever form. This suppleness and muscularity of this collection - especially the rhythm section which gives Nils particularly room to move - is superb.
  12. They're holding a committee of treason and lies Double speak and sedition then somebody dies
  13. You fall in love with lonely you end up that way
  14. I'm just calling one last time to say....
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