T minus two weeks and counting

Published 2010-11-02
By Karsten S. Andersen
It seemed hopelessly far off in the future when the Darkness box was announced back at the end of August. With only two weeks left before the big day, it looks like we may actually make it. We may actually get to hold this perhaps most eagerly awaited Springsteen release ever, in our trembling, sweaty hands. With every new glimpse of what the box contains, expectations have gone up notch after notch. So far the only complaint has concerned how the outtakes album may not be actual outtakes, but.... Read more

And the winner is...

Published 2010-10-24
By Karsten S. Andersen
Two weeks ago we launched a new trivia quiz in order to celebrate our new design, and today, almost 200 entries later, we are happy to announce the winner. And the name is... Brad Elliott We deliberately didn't say "the lucky winner", because the fact is, Brad was the only one to get all the answers right. So he is in truth the "very competent winner" and really deserves the prize. He will soon be the owner of a copy of the book The Light in Darkness, kindly.... Read more

Support cancer fight and win book

Published 2010-10-17
By Karsten S. Andersen
Our friend Lawrence Kirsch has donated a brand new copy of his first much sought-after book For You to a raffle benefitting the Canadian Cancer Society. All you have to do to get a chance to win the book is to make a $10 donation. A $15 donation will give you three chances. That's much less than it would cost you on eBay (you can forget about finding it in stock in regular stores) and you get to support a very worthy cause. Check out Lawrence's own site for more information on how this new.... Read more

Bruce and Grushecky team up again

Published 2010-10-14
By Karsten S. Andersen
In a mini-reprise of 1995's "October Assault" when Bruce played with his friend Joe Grushecky's band for a week, the two old friends will join forces again in November for two shows. The shows will take place on November 4 and 5 at something called Soldiers & SailorsMemorial Hall & Museum in Pittsburgh. They will celebrate the 15th anniversary of Grushecky's American Babylon album which was produced by Bruce, just as Bruce wrote and co-wrote a few songs, played guitar and sang backup, and which.... Read more

Shine silently

Published 2010-10-12
By Karsten S. Andersen
A listener of E Street Radio called in the other day with the following story about going to a Bruce show in 2008 with her silent daughter. The story deserves to be heard by even more people so we're happy to share it with you, in Joanne Obara's own writing, here on Greasy Lake, just as another example of how Bruce's music can literally make a difference in people's lives.In August 2008 I took my family of four which consists of my husband Frank, daughter Francesca (she doesn't speak) who was 8.... Read more

New Greasy Lake is online

Published 2010-10-10
By Karsten S. Andersen
As you have probably noticed, change has come to Greasy Lake. Today we present a brand new version of the site, with brand new features and a brand new look. The highlights include: New reference section with all the trivia you need about Bruce: discography, setlists, chords and lyrics A new Google map showing all the historic places that any Bruce fan should know A new Leisure section where you can test your Bruce knowledge and vote in the poll The.... Read more

Authors, DJ's and movie makers fueled by Bruce

Published 2010-10-06
By Karsten S. Andersen
Bruce is seemingly relaxing after his recent trip to Toronto, but others are busy keeping him in the spotlight and using their creativity to honor their hero. Several fan projects have seen or will be seeing the light of day during this fall. A new all-Bruce internet radio show, "Groove It All Night", has emerged on something called HomeGrownRadioNJ. Every other week the host Julian Garcia will play Bruce music for two hours from 9-11 PM EST. Next time will be Wednesday, October.... Read more

Happy 61st!

Published 2010-09-23
By Karsten S. Andersen
As everybody who reads this page is probably well aware, Bruce Springsteen turns 61 today. So here's the official Greasy Lake wish for a Happy Birthday and many more! We and your millions of fans continue to be incredibly grateful for your music and for making our lives better. A new Springsteen release is still one of the greatest thrills we know, and your shows are still our drug and inspiration. We can't wait for your present to us in the shape of that amazing Darkness box, and we can't.... Read more

Bruce does "Better Things"

Published 2010-09-22
By Karsten S. Andersen
It's been known for a long time that Bruce would appear on an upcoming duets album by former Kinks front man Ray Davies, and it has also been rumored that the song would be "Better Things". But now it has been confirmed that it will indeed be the Kinks' 1981 UK hit that will feature our man. Other artists involved in the project are Metallica, Jon Bon Jovi, Lucinda Williams, Jackson Browne and more. Should be an interesting release, but you have to wait until November 1 to hear.... Read more

Bruce at the movies

Published 2010-09-15
By Karsten S. Andersen
As announced a few weeks ago, Bruce himself showed up at the Toronto International Film Festival last night to introduce the gala screening of the new Darkness documentary, The Promise. Before that, the press got a few comments out of him, including how Bruce had forgotten all about the footage that had been shot during the Darkness sessions, and he praised Thom Zimny for putting it together. Reactions to the movie from those lucky enough to have watched it are very favorable. Whether you're a.... Read more

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