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Book Review: Bruce by Peter Ames Carlin

Like perhaps most everyone, occasionally something strikes you that makes you think about those three or five people, dead or alive, you would invite to dinner if your could. Now anyone who reads this blog might well think that Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen are on the “must invite” list. To be honest, though, I […]

Midweek Music Moment: The Trinity

For reasons ranging from time and interest (or lack of either), it’s been more than a year since I’ve done one of these posts. And I have to admit that the topic of this one actually came up in late summer or early fall. But I’m hoping to resume this a bit, if only sporadically.

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Midweek Music Moment: Bruce Springsteen

Bruce. The Boss. Or Brrrrruuuuuuuuuuuuce! Tuesday was a notable anniversary for us Springsteen fanatics. Thirty-seven years earlier, Springsteen signed his recording deal with Columbia Records. Books could be written — and have been — about the impact that signing has had on the rock music.

On May 2, 1972, Springsteen auditioned for Columbia’s John […]

Music Review: Springsteen’s Working on a Dream

As with his last release, Bruce Springsteen’s Working on a Dream, set for release next week, leaked to the internet. That isn’t all that surprising given the existence of advance review copies and, among other things, NPR will begin streaming the entire album just before midnight tonight.

As a result of the leak, I had […]

An inauguration present from Bruce

Bruce Springsteen has confirmed that a new album, Working on a Dream, is set for released on January 27, one week after Barack Obama’s inauguration. As I noted before, Springsteen debuted the title song at a Nov. 2 Obama rally in Cleveland and dedicated it to Obama. It also comes just five days before Bruce […]

Reflections on back-to-back Bruce

Hitting consecutive shows by Springsteen and the E Street Band in Omaha and St. Paul provided interesting insight into the culture of Springsteen.

You see, every show I’ve seen with the E Street Band is much like an old-fashioned tent revival in the church of rock and roll. Bruce and the band preach a gospel […]