Local columnist for the Post-Standard Sean Kirst (and a Bruce fan), once wrote a column about the best one-night rock show ever in Syracuse. He picked a 1957 rock and roll caravan, where up to 10 groups traveled together and each played 3-4 of their hits. These caravans were a big thing in the 50's … Continue reading High Hopes–Met And Exceeded!
As I eagerly await my trip to Albany next week, for my ninth-ever Bruce show, here's a recap of the prior eight: w/ links to the reviews I've done since I started blogging and the set lists courtesy of Brucebase Updated to include 5/13/14 concert. 1985-01-27 - CARRIER DOME, SYRACUSE, NY w/ the E Street … Continue reading Live From The Promised Land
Albany Times Union Center . . . with a few of the faithful rockin' out to . . . Bruce Springsteen and the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, house-rocking, earth-quaking, booty-shaking, Viagra-taking, love-making – Le-gen-dary E – Street – Band!"
I've lived with the new Springsteen album for about a week, while recuperating at home from an illness. In fact, my illness prevented me from going out and picking up the record on opening day. Many thanks to my brother-in-law for picking it up during the first week--and helping Bruce to his 11th #1 rated … Continue reading High Hopes
This year, in an attempt to give some transparency to the voting process, the Hall set up an online fan poll as a way for fans to vote for their favorites. Of course, the process wasn't real. Fans could only vote for the 16 acts that had been pre-chosen by the mystical forces of the … Continue reading 2014 Rock Hall of Fame–The Also Rans
OK--the best part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction process is arguing about the decisions--pro and con. It's like the sabermetric guys going ballistic over ballplayers inducted (and not inducted) into Cooperstown--except with rock stars! On this post, I'll limit myself to the decisions on the 6 that made it into the … Continue reading Class of 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
I missed the local showings of the new documentary Springsteen & I, about the unique relationship between Bruce and his fans. But then--I already wrote down my version of why Bruce Springsteen mattered to me--all the way back in 2005. It was reprinted by Sean Kirst of the Post-Standard on his blog as "Springsteen And … Continue reading Flashback: Springsteen & I
Two intrepid Bruce fans ("Tramps") from the U.K. decided to get 1,000 fellow acolytes from the Church of Bruce to answer the age old question: "what's your favorite Bruce song?" This led to a survey on the discussion board of the popular Bruce site/magazine Backstreets. The result is the All Time Top 100 Bruce songs … Continue reading List-o-mania: Favorite Bruce Springsteen Songs
This is starting to look like trouble. I hope I don't have to write up a blog post for every damn list that pops into my head. But here's another one. I saw a little video piece online where Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers describes his 5 favorite books about rock 'n' roll. Now … Continue reading List-o-mania: Rock Books edition