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To this from the Chicago Sun Times today by Neil Steinberg (whom I usually like and respect but not today):

I can’t get the photo rotated. But washed up nostalgia act?!

I want to write a rebuttal to the editor but many of you are so much better with the wording than I. Can you help with a few words for me to send?

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I've thought about this long and hard.............................   Dear Neil                   Fuck off.   Yours etc.

Dr Mr Steinberg, Make sure you check over your shoulder everywhere that you go, because when you're walking down the street there'll be eyes in every shadow.  Signed,  Greasy Lake (but

Dear Mrs Steinberg, let's sit down and discuss this in a mature manner.

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Let me get this straight, Bruce is a washed-up nostalgia act, but the gold standard is The Rolling Stones?

Have they released any new material of value in the last two decades?

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12 minutes ago, LoverInTheCold said:

Let me get this straight, Bruce is a washed-up nostalgia act, but the gold standard is The Rolling Stones?

Have they released any new material of value in the last two decades?

I think it’s Opposite Day in Chicago.

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First, this is meant to be funny. Secondly, if you read it, that isn't Steinberg's thought, it's what his wife supposedly said (interesting that it's Bruce and Madonna). I'm pretty sure that Steinberg likes Bruce; I remember he wrote a nice column about the book.

A humorously worded e-mail yanking his chain might be fun, though (and no, I'm not the one to write it). :)

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I know I'm admittedly biased, but I literally can't think of an artist from the era that's less of a washed up nostalgia act by definition than Bruce. 90% of them are running the casino circuit with the greatest hits, steel-wheelchair tour.

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3 minutes ago, Promise61 said:

Well, he's not washed up, but SOB was all about nostalgia.  And so was the The River tour.  

So there's a grain of truth in there.

It's the washed-up more than the nostalgia. Nostalgia is fine in moderation if it's purposeful. If you look at the movie industry, legacy nostalgia is extremely hot right now. 

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26 minutes ago, diamondjacki said:

Thank you! How do you do that so I will know for future?

I saved the original picture to my hard drive, opened it and rotated it. I then used the Windows Snipping Tool to highlight and copy the corrected picture and saved again. I then uploaded the new version.

 

Hope I explained that well enough. I'm sure @janeymarywendy will explain if necessary :rolleyes::ph34r:

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3 hours ago, Promise61 said:

Well, he's not washed up, but SOB was all about nostalgia.  And so was the The River tour.  

So there's a grain of truth in there.

I'd agree with The River tour, but I'd argue a soul-searing soul-searching exploration like Springsteen on Broadway, for all it was talking about his past and playing older songs, is pretty much the antithesis of nostalgia. 

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I didn't see it in person, only saw the Netflix special, but that doesn't much sound like Springsteen on Broadway to me. 

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3 hours ago, Born To Walk said:

I notice the phrase "washed up nostalgia act" is credited (if that's the word) to the writer's wife and not to the writer himself.

It's the wife's words. Tell him to divorce her or there will be consequences. That ought to be the easiest way to settle the matter.

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4 hours ago, Promise61 said:

Well, he's not washed up, but SOB was all about nostalgia.  And so was the The River tour.  

So there's a grain of truth in there.

And he just released an album recorded 7 years ago.

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5 hours ago, LoverInTheCold said:

I know I'm admittedly biased, but I literally can't think of an artist from the era that's less of a washed up nostalgia act by definition than Bruce. 90% of them are running the casino circuit with the greatest hits, steel-wheelchair tour.

Doesn't sound biased to me, just factual.  

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