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Review: “The Promise: The Making of Darkness On the Edge of Town”

Posted in Bruce Springsteen with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2010 by 30daysout

In The Promise: The Making of Darkness On the Edge of Town, Bruce Springsteen says “my career was not about money or fame. I wanted to be great.” However, there was a time after the release of Born To Run when he thought that “great” career he was striving for might be over. He was embroiled in a lawsuit with his former manager Mike Appel that prohibited him from recording the follow up to the album that made him a sensation, landing him on the covers of Time and Newsweek simultaneously. During the dark period, he wrote more than 70 songs and rehearsed incessantly with the E Street Band at his rented farm house in Holmdel, NJ (you get to see Bruce with what he calls his “Italian” fro and no shirt).  When the lawsuit was resolved in the summer of 1977, they finally went to work on what would become, Darkness On the Edge of Town.

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Can u spare a dime?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on October 8, 2008 by 30daysout

Money has always been tight, but these days it’s ridiculous.  My kid is looking at colleges, and I’m looking at loan packages.  I made a real investment the other day; I bought a lottery ticket.  And they’re talking on TV about how things are getting worse.  I’m not going to leap off a tall Wall Street skyscraper just yet,  but now I can see how you come to climb those stairs.  Does anyone really think that voting for one of those two clowns is going to change anything?  Maybe it’s one of those things that will just pass, maybe things will fix themselves.  Maybe those guys up in Washington are just going to make everything worse.  Maybe things will change if, on one work day, everybody just stays in bed.

Well, anyway, here are some songs to get your mind off your money woes.  Ho, ho.

MP3: “Money (That’s What I Want)” by the Flying Lizards

MP3: “If You’ve Got The Money (I’ve Got The Time)” by Lefty Frizzell

MP3: “Greed Is Good” from the movie Wall Street

MP3: “Piggies” by the Beatles

MP3: “For The Love Of Money” by the O’Jays

MP3: “Greenback Dollar” by the Kingston Trio

MP3: “Free Money” by Patti Smith

MP3: “Clean Money” by Elvis Costello

MP3: “The Money Song” by Monty Python’s Flying Circus

MP3: “Money Motivated Movements” by Guilty Simpson

MP3: “Work For Your Money” by Howlin’ Wolf

MP3: “That’s The Way It Goes” by George Harrison

And from YouTube: the infamous “free money” scene from The Magic Christian