Radio Nowhere (Bruce Springsteen Sings the Alphabet)

One of my absolute favourite podcasts is Bruce Springsteen Sings the Alphabet. It's a podcast where the hosts, Rob Carmack and JB Clark, explore every Bruce Springsteen song (officially released) alphabetically, from "30" to "Z", one song per episode (368 episodes). Well, that’s what they did the first season at least. The second season they … Continue reading Radio Nowhere (Bruce Springsteen Sings the Alphabet)

It’s the working, the working, just the working life

Bruce Springsteen’s exploration through the lives of working class people has been a frequent theme throughout his musicianship. He has become a storyteller of characters struggling to find their place in the world. In honour of International Worker’s Day 2020, check out my list of six Springsteen tracks that feature their protagonist actually working. I’m … Continue reading It’s the working, the working, just the working life

It’s a Mad Dog’s Promenade

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by everything you’re hearing about the coronavirus disease right now. Every single day there are new press conferences from the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Board of Health and Welfare and (the other day) even the Swedish king (!), as conditions are changing hour by hour. … Continue reading It’s a Mad Dog’s Promenade

Where the Bands Are [COVID-19 and postponed shows]

As the coronavirus disease continues to spread (the disease now reaches more than 40 countries), live event organisers are forced to cancel or postpone more and more events. Large conferences, sport events and major concerts are affected. They all face the same problem: Is a public gathering worth the risk of spreading the new coronavirus? … Continue reading Where the Bands Are [COVID-19 and postponed shows]

Record Store Day 2019

Record Store Day 2019 was celebrated worldwide today, Saturday, April 13. In Gothenburg the classic record store Bengans was hosting a series of events including an exclusive vinyl sale and live performances (Awaze, Tyred Eyes, Alice B, and Westkust). [more on Record Store Day] Alice B (Alice Botéus) is a Swedish singer song-writer from Gothenburg. … Continue reading Record Store Day 2019

Democracy

On March 22, E Street Band saxophonist Jake Clemons (the nephew of the late Clarence Clemons) released a cover of Leonard Cohen’s Democracy. The song will be on his next album, due out in May. Together with the release of the song, tour dates were announced, including shows in the Netherlands, New Jersey (USA), the … Continue reading Democracy