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
[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
Little Steven and The Disciples of Souls' show in the venue "Cirkus" in Stockholm was vibrant and powerful, both musically and visually. With its oversized production; a full fourteen piece band consisting of a five piece horn section, drummer, bass player, bongo and percussionist, two keyboard players, three backing singers and a guitarist plus Steven Van … Continue reading Where the Bands Are (Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, 1 June, 2019)
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)
For quite a few years now I haven't had a record player. I switched to CD's when that became popular and the last years I've depended on streaming services such as Spotify and YouTube to provide me with music. Don't get me wrong, Spotify is a very convenient and user-friendly media especially when you are … Continue reading Turn it up, turn it up, turn it up!
In this entry I'm going to reflect on 2018 and the media I've consumed, starting with a glance at my own blog. It has been almost a year since I published the very first (title) post "Stray Bullet" (January 23rd). Since then I've written 64 blogposts and although it's still a quite small and insignificant … Continue reading 2018 Media Overload
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)