Bruce Springsteen Triumphs at any age.
This is a drawing of my sister, me & my dad waiting outside for 2 hours in the pouring rain to see Bruce Springsteen in Manchester yesterday. We had 2 of those waterproof poncho things that you buy for water rides at theme parks so me & my sister shared one to put over our raincoats.
We both had tights on too & our legs were getting soaked so my dad stood behind us to block the rain bless him; & held Lucy’s tiny brolly over us all.
I was freeezing by the time we got in so me & my dad had a cup of coffee each; while pretty much everyone else around us got drunk. Was amazing though! Got some good videos too :)
ARE WE MISSING ANYBODY?
Announcing Backstreets #91, our tribute to Clarence Clemons
One year ago today, the Springsteen community was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Clarence Clemons. “Deeply saddened” hardly says it — the Big Man’s death sent gut-deep shock waves up and down E Street, and we’re all still feeling it one year later, even as Springsteen and the band soldier on. “On through the houses of the dead, past those fallen in their tracks / Always movin’ ahead and never lookin’ back,” Springsteen first sang back in 1995; now, a loss this monumental demands we remember, night after night, that we’re missing somebody. Somebody big.
On this anniversary, we’re proud to announce the 91st issue of BackstreetsMagazine, a tribute to and celebration of Clarence’s life, music, and legacy. While this issue could never be big enough to capture all the facets of such an extraordinary man (Master of the universe! Best selling author! The next president of the United States!), we’ve worked hard to include the voices of many who knew and loved the man. In our tribute to “Phantom” Danny Federici, we focused on the E Street Band’s perspective, to give insight into their most mysterious member at the time of the band’s first loss; to celebrate Clarence’s life, we widened our focus to try and reflect that broad spectrum that is the Big Man.
Clarence ‘Big Man’ Clemons (January 11, 1942 – June 18, 2011)
Gulp. This one is hard to post. Play on Big Man, play on.
He’s still playing.
HAPPY RECORD STORE DAY! That’s my dad and I, my dad has owned the same record store for thirty years. This day is better than Christmas to me. Every record store day great bands release new LP’s and collectibles and a lot of great music lovers come to get records and talk about music. During the evening at my dad’s store, a ton of bands in the Akron area will be playing to celebrate this wonderful day. I’ll be playing a set as well :) In the digital age, it’s hard to make a living off of tangible music, but we try our hardest.
Wish the best of luck to my family today and go support your local record store. It scares me to think that these wonderful business will be obsolete soon enough.
Long rock record stores!
More photos extracted from brucespringsteen.net timeline.
Courtesy of Alvaro on BTX
More photos of Bruce Springsteen and Carter Bernhard in Boston. via here: TDGarden
Bruce Springsteen made Carter Bernhard’s wish come true tonight in Boston. via here: TDGarden
This just warms the soul.
So…. this is the best thing I have made to date….
Wait! Even better!