Posts Tagged: The Boss

Motown turns 50

While I do like an occasional dose of soul, Motown‘s fiftieth birthday isn’t what I’d call a big deal. It is, however, a great occasion to do some no-research, hassle-free blogging. In September 1971, Motown subsidiary Rare Earth released an album called Stoney and Meatloaf. I’m not going to rehash the whole story—if you’re really… Read more »

Boss time

Last wednesday, Bruce Springsteen and his E-Street Band played the Amsterdam Arena. And I was there, for my first Springsteen concert. What a mighty fine gig it was. Sure, it probably wasn’t the best gig I’ve ever seen, but man, that energy, that showmanship, that set list—although my two alltime favorite tracks (“Thunder Road” and… Read more »

This one’s for you

As a Springsteen fan and someone who has a soft spot for tastefully played organs in rock music, it saddened me to learn that E Street Band keyboardist Danny Federici died yesterday. Here’s two songs to celebrate his life and music. Bruce Springsteen – Give the Girl a Kiss (1977 Darkness on the Edge of… Read more »