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      • We were all from the same little area in Scotland, all into the same types of music. I was at their second ever gig. Stuart was a great guy, my neighbour’s cousin, but running a pub turned out to be exactly the wrong job for his post-star life. Richard Jobson dated my best mate’s big sister for a while, was a total tosspot to her, so my mate beat him up. Those were the days.

    • Seems my procrastination knows some bounds after all…, got the “Wrecking Ball” CD from Amazon yesterday. Been listening to it since then…, while I ponder on a proper response to your “No Free Ride” piece. I get it partner…, but don’t get some of the comments. Since it is the weekend and I don’t have to go to the “job”…, I have “work” to do on The Ranch. Maybe I can “work” out a few frustrations before I let loose. It may take a while.

      And…, right on partner…, write on.

  • Damn right — Springsteen was essential this year. Btw, Don, embed coding disappears with this comment plug-in unless you have editor designation — just post the direct URL and myself or someone else will embed for ya. Am eager to see which track you picked.

    This is one of my favourite live performances from 2012 that fortunately enough was captured for posterity, bar none (RIP Trayvon):

    Meanwhile, in DK:

    One more, a generous helping of classic BRUUUUUUUUUCE this time:


    Born In The USA
    Out In The Street
    Johnny 99
    Atlantic City
    Shut Out The Light
    The River
    Working On The Highway
    Darlington County
    Glory Days
    The Promised Land
    My Hometown
    Thunder Road
    Cover Me
    Dancing In The Dark
    Hungry Heart
    Cadillac Ranch
    Downbound Train
    I’m On Fire
    Because The Night
    Can’t Help Falling In Love
    Born To Run
    Bobby Jean
    Twist And Shout – Do You Love Me
    Rockin’ All Over The World

  • Not sure what the theme is this weekend (or maybe there isn’t one), but I will stick with The Boss vibe. Here he is doing one of the most underappreciated songs he penned off Tunnel of Love:


    Tougher Than The Rest (Note how some of the glances between Bruce and Patti Scialfa are borderline erotic….Yeow!)

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