Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bruce Almighty



Peter Ames Carlin is the latest to tackle the Boss.  This is a new biography that places Springsteen in the broader cultural history of America.  In recent years, Springsteen has moved beyond icon, often credited as the man who saved Rock 'n Roll, to troubadour in the style of Pete Seeger.  His homage to Seeger is a wonderful album.  He was honored at Kennedy Center in 2009 by Barack Obama, and figured in the news again during the relief efforts of Hurricane Sandy.  But, not everyone holds Bruce in such high regard,


How can anyone fault a man who gives us a version of Old Dan Tucker like this!  The clip is from the Sessions Band Live in Dublin.


7 comments:

  1. A guy I play trivia with can't decide which singer/songwriter he detests more, Springsteen or Mellencamp. This came up recently when all the members of our group named the musical artist/band they detested the most. I chose Rush. Others making the list included Whitney Houston, Bob Dylan, and Journey.

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  2. About 15 years ago I was at the Dentist getting a cavity filled and Sting came on the piped in music.I told my Dentist this is what Hell will be like if I go there.

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  3. I have only one thing to say:


    The Boss is the best!

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  4. avrds,I ordered American Canopy tonight from HBC.Spent a lot of time staring at Pine Trees the past month.

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  5. I think you will like it. It's a great spin on American history -- one I don't think most of us (or at least me) think that much about.

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  6. Odd list Rick, but then I guess such lists are rather eclectic. Whitney had a lovely voice but sang such insufferable songs. Wasted talent in many ways, but then I guess many singers become a product of their promoters.

    What I like about Bruce is that he has stayed relatively true to himself throughout his career.

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