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.
Springsteen produced what for me was album of the year:
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
Shut Out The Light
Working On The Highway
The Promised Land
Dancing In The Dark
I’m On Fire
Because The Night
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Born To Run
Twist And Shout – Do You Love Me
Rockin’ All Over The World
Emotional, utterly sublime 2001 cover version, performed under all-too-similar circumstances (RIP Amadou Diallo):
A spirited throwback, live from LC’s old Bowery home base (RIP CBGB’s):
For what it’s worth, Nick Cave wrote the screenplay and wrote and performed the soundtrack to two of my recent movie favorites:
Forced to pick one from Springsteen’s latest, I’d suggest this:
“Songwriting is something where I have to go into a room on my own and battle it out and squeeze out these songs… . It’s like giving birth out of the tiniest of apertures. It’s painful and it’s kind of bloody, whereas writing scripts, I feel like a little boy.”
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: