Saturday, June 24, 2006

Boss Update: CNN interview reveals all

Ok, so two of my dear friends, who do not know each other, wrote separately today to tell me about this CNN interview. I wasn't able to load the video but some of you lucky blokes might.

Fearless swears Springsteen was darn near channeling Tim O'Brien. My friend Janice also said something about having read about his "great remarks to that stupid woman." LOL, oh, MAN, how did I MISS THIS!?

Anyway, I'm glad I have friends who are gathering intel for me when I'm not paying attention! This whole Bruce Awakens The Inner Folk Fan thing is really fun to watch, like tracking Santa on Christmas eve.

I should set up a BruceWatch on this blog. Fearless, I wonder what Tim thinks of this whole thing. He's one of the few people who hasn't recently released an album with John Henry (and he had two shots last year, for crying out loud!), and Bruce is one of the few who hasn't done Darling Corey although I bet a Springsteen version of that would open up a big can of whoopass on latent folkies. Eh, there's always the next album.

Thanks for keeping an eye out for me, you two!



At June 25, 2006 12:16 AM, Anonymous fearless said...

I'm just really sad because the Boss played THREE "shed" concerts around Ohio and I didn't go.

Speaking of concerts that I won't get to see, Emmylou Harris and Mark Knopfler are playing an outdoor show in Chicago tomorrow...

PS I don't know how you can live without broadband...

At June 25, 2006 12:19 AM, Anonymous fearless said...


The CNN interview is priceless.

The inerviewer keeps trying to press Da Boss to say that it is a problem for musicians to have "political" opinions and he just guffaws.

Nothing like a good honest belly laugh in the face of pompousity.

At June 25, 2006 7:10 AM, Blogger kattbanjo said...

well hey! first time to your blog!

At June 25, 2006 7:38 AM, Blogger Mando Mama said...

Hey Fearless,

I have to say, as far as the Blossom show goes, there really were too many people on stage, it was "too" plugged in. But the musicianship and the emotion were definitely there in every single player and that turned it around for me.

I do wish I had seen that interview. Indeed I bet it was very humbling for that interviewer. At the show, he made it pretty clear that it IS his job to be political -- you're right, that's kind of a Tim thing, too. Certainly it is a Pete Seeger thing. What amazed me was the degree of like sentiment, which I was not expecting from this crowd.

Kattbanjo, welcome! I zipped over to your blog and found it pretty darn addictive. It's a pleasure to meet ya! I so envy you the banjo! What are some of your favorite tunes, performers? I find that Bluegrass adds a dimension -- or is it, dementia? -- to parenting that helps to get me through. Good to know there are like-minded bluegrass addicted mommies out there.


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