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  1. Yeah, sure, but I meant that those are the albums that I think is the type of music most people think of when they think of Bruce Springsteen. And even if love Nebraska and regard it as one of his best, I don't think I would've become a Springsteen fan if all his music where in that vein. Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town and The River, are more classic of the Bruce Springsteen-sound than earlier mentioned album. And even if they are very different to each other they all are the essential sound of heartland rock, or whatever you'd want to call Bruce's music.
  2. Like many others, my picks would be Born to Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town and The River. Those three albums have the typical Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band sound, and that's the musical style I love.
  3. Arcade Fire Bruce Springsteen Creedence Clearwater Revival Elvis Costello Fleetwood Mac The Gaslight Anthem Lana Del Rey The Replacements Van Morrison Those are some bands/artists I would mention as my favorites. The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, David Bowie and Oasis are others I listened a lot to throughout the years.
  4. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks (1968) Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run (1975) Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town (1978) The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989) Nirvana - Nevermind (1991) The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound (2008)
  5. I didn't know Marsha (I only knew her as rosiejaneymarie until today), but when we talked here she seemed like a very kind and warm person. When my mom died half a year ago, she wrote some very kind words, so when I saw that she had passed away I immediately thought of that. I also remember that she told me some things about her youth in New Jersey; when she first saw Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. in the window of a record store (which she got as a birthday present on her 14th birthday), and how she loved Jersey Girl ever since she first her it when Bruce played it at the opening nigh
  6. Thanks, and I do try to keep on living in the best way possible. It's tough, but I know that mom's worst sadness would be that we, in her closest family, just would give up living. Yeah, the emptiness is the worst thing right now. I guess you slowly will adapt to the new situation, but right now the world's just feel different and a lot more empty. One think that does help is to talk to other people who been through similar situations. I just don't think that you possibly can understand the sorrow, pain and emptiness unless you've lost a close one. I notice that with some people, th
  7. Thanks. The funeral was yesterday, and it was beautiful, but very sad. Today just feels so empty, now when all relatives and friends have left. It's almost a month now since she's passed away, and I guess it's starting to sink in a bit.
  8. Hey Froggy. Thank you for that, and I'm also sorry to hear about your dad. Seeing someone you love die in a disease is no easy thing. It's the most terrible thing I've ever been through, and I guess it's the same for you. But it's good that Bruce's music could help you, like it helped (helps) me. And I hope your memories of your father will be warm and bright ones.
  9. Sorry to hear that your mother got dementia. My paternal grandma got it, and I have worked at retirement homes, so I've seen the effects from it. It must have been really hard to see your mother fading away in that disease. As you say, she's in peace now, and back with your dad. Hopefully most of your memories are the good ones, before she got sick in that terrible disease that changed her so. Well, it's tough for my dad of course. We have been going through mom's clothes and stuff like that, and it affects him really hard. It's very hard for both of us, but I guess his situation is diffe
  10. I'm sorry to hear that. Death is never easy, but to have it drawn-out like that is terrible. It's something you just can't understand if you haven't seen it happen to someone you love. It sounds very beautiful that your parent are with you in some spiritual or mental way. Right now everything feels so empty. I know she's gone, but it's still pretty hard to accept it. Thanks, and I wish the best for you as well.
  11. Thank you. My mom got cancer a little more than three years ago, and we knew from the start that she had at most five years left. Earlier this year we started to realize that she most likely wouldn't make it to the next year. And this summer her disease got a lot worse, and the latest month (especially the last two weeks), was basically only a long wait for her to be released from her pain. And Wednesday, September 23, this week she passed away. Bruce Springsteen's music have been so important to me this time, and so many of his songs have felt very meaningful. And the release
  12. Yeah, life can be very hard sometimes. It sure would be nice if my mom and your dad could have died of old age, hopefully when they felt that they were satisfied and had done all the things in life they wanted to do. But that wasn't the case, and I guess there's no answer to why it had to be like that. Finding signs of meaning can be a very good thing when you're going through tough times. That Bruce played Mary's Place at that show must have felt special, and even if it's easy to say that a person that wants to see signs or patterns is going to find them, I think that there are things a
  13. Thanks. Yeah, it was a fitting song for me these days.
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