Posts Tagged: The Boss

30 Day Song Challenge #13

Day 13: a song from the year you were born. Bruce Springsteen — Point Blank Happy birthday to me. Black Sabbath’s “Heaven and Hell” was a shoe-in for this category, until I realized that Bruce Springsteen’s The River also was released in 1980. Sure, “Point Blank” had been around for a couple of years by… Read more »

First Lines: Born to Run

It is taking me way too long to formulate some coherent thoughts on Bruce Springsteen’s auto-biography, Born to Run. And that is probably because I am still not sure what to make of it. Is it the definite, tell-all, hold-nothing-back account of Springsteen’s rise to Bossness? No. Is a fun read? In all its rambling,… Read more »

Seen Live: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Seeing Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band in Nijmegen wasn’t the plan. After seeing the show in Wembley, it started to itch, and itches have to be scratched. My esteemed colleague Wilbert had a spare ticket, so I went anyway. Location wise, I’m not sure if Nijmegen’s Goffertpark is the ideal location for a… Read more »

Seen Live: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

When Bruce Springsteen announced his 2013 European tour, I had already bought a ticket to see Iron Maiden two days after his show in The Netherlands. My first thought was: well, if I go see Springsteen on Sunday and Maiden on Tuesday, you can saw off my legs just above the knees on Wednesday. ‘Cause… Read more »