Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Day

As you can tell, we're a bunch of Mommas' Boys here at Legends of Springsteen.  Just this past week, we've seen Bruce dancing with his mom and have written an ode to Bruce's ode about moms.  It should be noted that our mothers have all had a significant part in creating this blog (and I'm not just talking about the biochemistry involved in creating life).

In Steve's personal history, an impromptu stocking-stuffer from Mrs. Snart drove him to Bruce fandom.  OB's mom helped him out - not only was she a big Bruce fan, but also kept a plethora of show tune CDs around to make sure he only listened to the Boss.  And my mom's rave reviews of the E Street Reunion Tour were my inspiration to seek out more Springsteen music.

So, while Bruce frequently writes from the point of view of a male rebellious youth (with some exceptions), his crossover appeal to women has helped his music find new audiences for future generations.  Even if your mom isn't a Bruce fan, I'm sure that you'll be able to find something that she's passed from her generation to yours.  With that in mind, make sure to thank your mom this Sunday; you may have stuck only listening to 90s grunge, Ozzy Osbourne, or Hootie and the Blowfish.

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