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 Unrequited Infatuations: A Memoir

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

The Summer of Sorcery (auf Deutsch)

Gestern habe ich mir im Kino Asbury Park: Riot Redemption Rock 'n Roll angesehen. Es ist ein Dokumentarfilm, der die Geschichte von Asbury Park und dessen Musikszene erzählt. Genau dort haben u.a Bruce Springsteen, Little Steven und Southside Johnny ihre musikalischen Fähigkeiten verfeinert. Der Film ist absolut interessant und sehenswert aber, für mich, war die … Continue reading The Summer of Sorcery (auf Deutsch)

Because the Night (co-written songs part 1)

This entry, and the next (Trouble in Paradise), focus on the relatively rare occasions where Bruce Springsteen has co-credit on songs. As you will learn the reason for the co-credits are either that the collaborators have co-written or finished something he started OR had their song amended by Springsteen. I don't claim that the songs … Continue reading Because the Night (co-written songs part 1)

Talk To Me (Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, 22 Mars, 2018)

The rock club Pustervik in Gothenburg, Sweden has been sold out for a long time and as Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes enter the stage and open with All I Needed Was You, the spirit in the venue rises. I'm up front stage right. With only the rail between me and the stage I'm happy … Continue reading Talk To Me (Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, 22 Mars, 2018)