Capturing the magic

I’ve written about Bruce Springsteen here many times. And I’ve said, and firmly believe, that Springsteen takes on a whole new meaning if you’ve seen him play live. I, for one, listened to the albums, but I didn’t really get it until I saw him play at the United Center in 2007. And then itContinue reading “Capturing the magic”

Rich man wanna be king

Bruce Springsteen and his music have been recurring themes since I started this blog last summer. Clarence Clemons¬†was the impetus for one of my first pieces, and I’ve written about Springsteen here and here and here (and in other posts too, if you care to find them). But tonight I realized how prescient one ofContinue reading “Rich man wanna be king”

and I believe in the Promised Land

Over the nine months I’ve been writing this blog, I’ve written more posts about the Chicago Cubs than any other topic. But I have other favorites, too, and Bruce Springsteen’s music is definitely on that list. This is the first time I’ve been able to fuse the two subjects together, and I’m excited to beContinue reading “and I believe in the Promised Land”

Some of the concerts I’ve seen

  Photo ¬©1995 robbi cohn/dead images I wrote this for my sister a few years back, as we were getting ourselves psyched up for our first Springsteen concert. With the new Springsteen tour going on, and a concert at Wrigley Field in the near future, I wanted to dust this off. A few edits haveContinue reading “Some of the concerts I’ve seen”

Best wishes for the Big Man

There is nothing at all like a Springsteen concert. It’s two to three hours (or more) of music, dancing, and energy that just makes you feel more alive. It’s an old cliche, but if someone could find a way to bottle up and sell what Bruce and his band deliver onstage, that person would haveContinue reading “Best wishes for the Big Man”