The Live Series: Songs of Location

On April 29, 2022 (more than a year since the last release) a new playlist from Bruce Springsteen Archives was finally released via streaming services worldwide. It is the tenth in a series of themed live compilation playlists from Springsteen (“the Live Series”). The collections are the joint product of the Legacy imprint of Springsteen's... Continue Reading →

Unrequited Infatuations: A Memoir

In Steven Van Zandt‘s memoir “Unrequited Infatuations” you learn the behind-the-scenes details about his various projects, the disappointments and the successes (which seem to keep slipping through his fingers), his grudges and regrets, and the decisions he made (and why he made them). Van Zandt’s career covers a very rich artistic landscape as well as... Continue Reading →

Media Overload 2021

Welcome to my annual end-of-the-year chronicle. Here I reflect on the passed year, the media I’ve consumed, the trips I’ve made and other personal stuff. My first focus is this blog: Stray Bullet. Last year, after seeing less activity from my part on the blog, I set a goal that I would write at least... Continue Reading →

The Live Series: Songs Under Cover vol 2

[This blogpost is also available in German: The Live Series: Songs Under Cover vol 2 (auf Deutsch)] On March 5, 2021, a new live compilation of the Bruce Springsteen Archives was released via streaming services. It is the ninth in a series of themed live playlists from Springsteen ("the Live Series") and the second in... Continue Reading →

The Live Series: Songs Under Cover Vol 2 (auf Deutsch)

Am 5. März 2021 wurde eine neue Live-Kompilation des Bruce Springsteen-Archivs über Streaming-Dienste veröffentlicht. Es ist der neunte Teil einer Reihe thematischer Live-Playlists von Springsteen („the Live Series“) und die zweite Folge einer Sammlung von Covern, die Bruce Springsteen und die E Street Band im Laufe der Jahre gespielt haben. Die erste Folge (the Live-Series... Continue Reading →

57 Channels (and nothin’ on): #StandWithTeachers

Tonight I finally had the chance to see #standwithteachers, a virtual fundraiser for the benefit of the educational TeachRock program, that Steven Van Zandt hosted on December 21. The TeachRock program is a standards-aligned, arts integration curriculum that uses the history of popular music and culture to help teachers engage students. The rich multimedia materials... Continue Reading →

Media Overload 2020

In this end-of-the-year review I’m going to reflect on the passed year, a year that has been characterised by a nasty virus that has made us reevaluate and rearrange our lives. I'm going to talk about the media I’ve consumed, the trips I've made and other personal stuff. I'm starting with my own blog Stray... Continue Reading →

Letter to You

This entry is the first in quite a while. I haven’t felt motivated to write and when I started writing this piece I was quite overwhelmed and daunted by all other, perfectly written reviews out there. However, I figured I can’t run a Bruce Springsteen blog without a comment on the new album, so here... Continue Reading →

Greetings from Bury Park

Almost one year after being blown away by the film Blinded by the Light, I’ve read Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock ‘n’ Roll (2007), which is the memoir that inspired the film. The title is, of course, a play on words based on the part of Luton, north of London where Manzoor... Continue Reading →

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