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  1. 17 minutes ago, LoverInTheCold said:

    That's all good and fine when it's sang by a woman from the woman's perspective. I'm not offended, nor do I think Bruce meant anything by it, but I stand by my claim that I'd have a hard time seeing it get airplay if it were sang by a man today.

    And rightly so. There’s no “but” after “no means no”. 

    Oh, and Rizla, I don't think anyone here needs to have the song explained to them.

  2. Barcelona 2002. I ended up on a DVD. Drove for a day, slept outside and ran like crazy to be in the front.

    I remember how I felt when I first saw him, I remember how I felt when Clarence played his first solo of the night (on Prove It), I remember having a Thunder Road as a real encore after I’d lost all hope I’d get it (and sobbing like a baby), I remember the exhilaration of being there and I remember having a series of cramps in my legs for all the exercise and dehydration. 


    My other first time... Boy, what a trainwreck... Luckily, she became my wife.

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  3. 7 hours ago, Rizla said:

    No, I don't think it is.  I think there are two different women and they are just casual pick-ups. 
    It's an intriguing song in which we are free to fill in the background for ourselves.   There are all sorts of possibilities. 

    Disc 4 of Tracks has so many beautiful songs! That surely is one of them. Leavin’ Train, Seven Angela and Trouble in Paradise are pretty terrible, but all the others are, to my ears, really great. I wish Bruce had made some different choices in the first half of the 90’s...

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  4. On 2/6/2020 at 8:03 PM, Music City Mike said:

    I thought I would share this page with this group. Fire away!



    Preferences are preferences. But to put HT and LT together because they were released together is just lazy. They’re very different albums and, in my opinion, one of them vastly superior to the other.

    Also, Tom Joad is one of Bruce’s best albums and I’ll stand on a pile of BitUSA records in my cowboy boots and say that.

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  5. Back when I met my now wife, she couldn’t stand Bruce. She did like Counting Crows, though. As did I.

    Once, we were riding in the car and Rain King starts playing and it has the Thunder Road interlude. When Duritz finishes singing that song, my wife, not knowing it was a Bruce song, starts going on about how absolutely beautiful those lyrics are. 

    I just smiled from ear to ear triumphantly and told her as quietly and calmly as I could “that’s Bruce Springsteen.”. She never became a super huge fan but that’s when she started to appreciate Bruce and Thunder Road is one of her favourite songs in the world now.

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  6. On 1/27/2020 at 8:41 AM, Jerseyfornia said:

    Dead Set is another funny zombie series. It follows the contestants in the Big Brother house while the zombie apocalypse begins in the outside world. It's a one-season mini series, bloody and funny. 

    I really like that. I think it’s Charlie Brooker’s first tv series. I think I remember him saying somewhere that the show was one big metaphor about how consumerism turns everyone into zombies.

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  7. 1 hour ago, Daisey Jeep said:


    But sometimes its good to have a wee vreak but don't forget even though mist of us dpnt live in Scotland you have plenty of Bruce friends here 


    Has your avitar picture changed?

    I finally dragged  by laptop out of the drawer and got to see greasy lake not on my phone for the first time in a couple of years, and you look different ?

    ...my laptop is now doing updates for Africa :lol:

    I’ve had the same picture for a good few years! :) A pair of binoculars for rent from when I sat at the very last row to see Phantom of the Opera.

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  8. 22 minutes ago, Paolo's Circus Story said:

    I'm taking this as confirmation that the LINYC version of "The River" is class despite the criticism. 

    Great post, I hope your son is okay and stays healthy. 

    It’s a beautiful piece of music. Never understood the criticism.

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