Born to Run
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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN dans les pages de Born to Run
En 2009, Bruce Springsteen et le E Street Band jouent à la mi-temps du Super Bowl. L'expérience est tellement grisante que Bruce...more
"June 1, 1985, Slane Castle, Dublin, Ireland (Slane is NOT in Dublin, Bruce), our first stadium show ever ... Slane joined a rising number of our other performances to attain "legendary" status and, despite my distraction, turned out to be a solid show. On the streets of Dublin, it is often mentioned that if you were there, you were there. I was certainly there."
I was there too.
My first "rock concert"!
31 years ago. I have the tickets and the t-shirt ...more
Bruce Springsteen. The Boss. One of the world's most iconic musicians whose career spanned four decades.
He brought us so many great songs - Dancing In The Dark, The River, Radio Nowhere, Streets of Philadelphia, Darkness on the Edge of Town, Sad Eyes, Secret Garden, Death To My Hometown, Born In The USA, to name a few. He won an Academy Award for the song Streets of Philadelphia. He owns twenty grammys. He's such a freaking overachiever.
I've been waiting to get my hands on this book for so lo ...more
Yes, I'm 20-30 years younger than most of this fanbase but this was the music I was raised on.
I literally didn't know of pop until middle school. That's right. My parents hid decades of music from me and I couldn't have had a happier childhood. I was a grouchy old woman by the time I hit middle school, "NSYC? Turn that boppy crap down. You all should be listening to music with soul."
As a symptom of this, I can sing to nearly every Classic Rock song on ...more
MINE MINE MINE MINE!
Back in the 70s in very blue collared Cleveland, Ohio I first heard Bruce Springsteen. Darkness on the Edge of Town was the first vinyl LP I owned. I owned plenty of 8-tracks but albums were things you kept recorded to cassettes. Springsteen, although a New Jersey native, was the patron saint of my hometown. With the regularity of Big Ben ringing the hour, every Friday at 5:00 pm WMMS would blast Born to Run with every single one of ...more
My husband (also a musician) does not share my enthusiasm for Springsteen’s music (yes, this has caused a few tense moments in our marriage) but admits that he is a great songwriter. When celebrities who are not authors write a memoir they undoubtedly get help from ghost writers so I did some searching and learned that he worked on his book alone for seven years before seeking out a publisher. I was pleased to discover that his songwriting chops crossed over intact to authoring and was engaged ...more
And The Boss certainly delivered! Gah, I cannot compliment this book enough. Springsteen writes his autobiography like he writes his music, with an honest voice and in the most beautifully stunning way. He has a way with words. They reach inside you and open you up, heart and soul.
Reading about how Springsteen made it to t ...more
racing in the street
i’m on fire
something in the night
ghost of tom joad
wreck on the highway
because the night
death to my hometown
dancing in the dark
adam raised a cain
tenth avenue freeze-out
born to run
this american land
4th of july, asbury park (sandy)
further on up the road
spirit in the night
Bruce's honesty ...more
A lot of us h ...more
I only had one opportunity to see Bruce Springsteen in concert. It was at the Spectrum in Philadelphia during "The River" tour. I had been a fan of "The Boss" thanks in large part due to Ed Sciaky at WMMR. The concert remains one of my all time favorites. The energy! The chemistry between Bruce and the E-Street Band. This was especially evident between Bruce and Clarence "The Big Man" Clemmons. And the chemistry between Bruce and his fans.
When I saw Bruce had written his memoir it was i ...more
darlin' where we slept
and you took my heart when you left.
Without your sweet kiss
my soul is lost, my friend
tell me how do I begin again?
My city's in ruins.
My city's in ruins.
Bruce Springsteen was forever on the periphery of my awareness. Until the night he wasn't.
There are moments in this life. All too infrequent instants that shatter the black ice covering the earth of this existence. There are lightning-quick seconds of deep needs met that part the veil and provi ...more
I'm a fan of Bruce Springsteen so I knew I had to read this one. This was wonderful and not just because I'm a fan and not just because I read a lot of autobiographies. This book was well done. It took more than a few years to write, and it shows. He took his time with this project. This felt honest and real. He didn't just show the the bright and shiny moments of his life. He opened up and let the reader in. I loved that. He was quite expressive and had an amazing way with words. I ha ...more
Bruce Springsteen thoughtfully tells his story. Along with his personal reflections there is a lot here for future biographers and chroniclers of this period in rock history. He writes of his family (most riveting for me), his bands and how he formed them, the genesis of his songs and albums and about performing.
Most autobiographers tell you their experience as a child, very few attempt to interpret their parents’ experience of the family. Springsteen does, particularly in the case of his mother ...more
Further, save a contrarian sister, the rest of my siblings (3 brothers, 2 si ...more
“On a good day this is how we live. This is love. This is what life is. The possibility of finding root, safety and nurturing in a new season.” ~ Bruce Springsteen
This must-read book is, of course, about music, but it is also all about LIFE.
It's about living a life of your choice and pursuing your dreams.
It's about not giving up.
It's about believing and trusting in LOVE and in family.
It's about overcoming obstacles.
And, more than anything ...more
I don’t mean “weird” in any salacious sense - if Springsteen has ever indulged in much deviant behavior he doesn’t disclose it here. No, I mean that in a broader, more meta sense. The fact that Springsteen wrote this specific memoir just seems strange to me.
A big part of that is because Springsteen himself is probably an odd person. For example, his prose alternates between bombastic enthusiasm and matter of factness; when he’s trying to articulate an abstract idea (l ...more
Ah, the family snapshots, not professional pictures, are priceless. Thanks Patti and Bruce.
Gostei muito de ler este livro e fortaleci a minha convicção de que Bruce Springsteen será sempre um ícone global ... apesar das suas vulnerabilidades.