Monday, September 26, 2016

Springsteen on Colbert, September 23rd

As mentioned previously, Bruce's book tour is in full swing, with new interview galore.  Last Friday (Springsteen's 67th birthday), Bruce sat down with Stephen Colbert for an extensive interview:

Like a Springsteen concert, this interview went extremely long past its scheduled time.  It was interesting to hear Colbert interview him, as, unlike his counterpart Jon Stewart, Colbert isn't a fawning Springsteen fan.  He spends a lot of time studying Springsteen's words in his book, and tries to tie it to his own life.  Colbert is an outsider to the Springsteen phenomenon, and does his best to understand it.  There isn't much new here for the die-hard Springsteen fans, but we do get an top 5 (or 6) list of Springsteen's favorite songs.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Springsteen on CBS Sunday Morning

With his new autobiography and his return to America, we're about to get our annual Springsteen media blitz (last seen when promoting the River Box Set, which seems like just yesterday).  So, sit back, relax, and enjoy this nostalgic trip back to Springsteen's hometown and school.  It's a ten minute interview that gets very deep and emotional, with the conversation turning towards Clarence Clemons, Bruce's battle with depression, and his relationship with his father.  Keep your eyes peeled for even more appearances in the future - he'll be on Stephen Colbert's show this Friday, his 67th birthday!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Springsteen Buttons!

Normally, I have mixed feelings about merchandise booths at concerts.  I would always love a souvenir to commemorate the experience, but everything is priced at roughly three times as much as I'd like to pay for it.  However, for the River tour, there's quite the variety for Springsteen fans of all budgets, from the normal t-shirts, to patches, to sunglasses, to water bottle holders, and to the buttons, pictured above.  Acquired by my mother-in-law (seeing her first ever Springsteen show), these buttons were divvied up among my family, with everyone seemingly getting their favorite choice.  Which one did I end up with?

Yes, I went with handsome young Bruce.  Pictured here about the same age I currently am, this is a button that separates the true Springsteen fans from the people who have to ask "hey, who's that guy on your button?"

While I still don't own a concert t-shirt, I can now add the button to my collection including Springsteen vinyls, Springsteen comic books, and Springsteen DVD inserts.