Dancing in the Dark

According to Brian Hiatt's Bruce Springsteen the Stories Behind the Songs, it was in response to Jon Landau's request for a hit single, that made Springsteen go home a write the song Dancing in the Dark. They were in the finishing process of recording and mixing of the 1984 album Born in the USA, when... Continue Reading →

Cadillac Ranch

For this blogpost my intention was to write about Springsteen songs in which real locations are mentioned. When I put together the list there were so many songs I realised I maybe had taken on more than I could chew. I definitely needed to break it up in different categories. This entry, which is the... Continue Reading →

Glory Days

Written by Bruce Springsteen, who incidentally celebrates his 69th birthday today (Happy Birthday, Bruce!), this song was a huge hit off the 1984 album Born in the USA. The lyrics tell the tale of someone meeting up with old high school acquaintances in later years only to discover that conversation has changed little as the... Continue Reading →

Born in the USA

One of the most famous misinterpreted song of all time must be Born in the USA. To a superficial listener this could be a fist-pumping patriotic song about American pride. When examining the lyrics more closely you realise it's actually an ironic and biting commentary on the hypocrisy of patriotism. One of my favourite things... Continue Reading →

Working on the Highway

A couple of days before Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's show in Frognerparken, Oslo (July 28th, 2016), I managed to get hold of a ticket. A friend of a friend had a spare one and he sold it to me - face value. I had also managed to find somewhere to spend the... Continue Reading →

You Never Can Tell

A while back (in August 2017) I was assigned to deliver a lecture on our school's IT-strategy and the implementation plan for a new learning portal and an administrative system to my colleagues. It was the beginning of a new school year and the idea was that this presentation should launch a long process, that... Continue Reading →

No surrender

It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who knows me that I'm a huge Bruce Springsteen fan. In fact, I listen to his music every day. I have a Spotify playlist with my favourite songs (currently consisting of 123 songs). To me the lyrics of a song are very important. Bruce Springsteen is a... Continue Reading →

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