ACROSS THE BORDER
Where the banned are
I didn't know he was going to be on.
Me neither .....Seems like there wasnt much advance notice
This interview aside. What was that picture of the masked bandmembers about? Was that about an other show?
Wasn’t that from SNL rehearsal?
@Tom Joad OK. I checked and it's supposed to be "tonight" US time. So, tomorrow then...☺️
The audience is your reason why. ❤️
Good interview, some good stuff there. But it was so awkward how clearly Jimmy is madly in love with Bruce and how Bruce clearly thinks Jimmy's, you know...okay. ish.
@The Imposter Wow, that's not at all how it came across to me. It seemed every bit as stiff, on Bruce's part, as the forced bonhomie from the Blood Brothers documentary. And Jimmy actually asked some decent questions, but I thought Bruce's lack of fondness was unmistakable. Compare it to the interview he did with Gayle King a year or two ago, and notice how much warmer he is. And King didn't exactly skimp on the praise, but she also didn't come across as an obsequious asskisser.
@Scott Peterson After reading through your reply several times I can't see in what way your writing contradicts what I wrote. Jimmy getting away with it doesn't mean Bruce likes it.
@The Imposter My apologies--you're right about the last line, I just hadn't picked up that that's what you were saying.
Although I don't think it was tongue-in-cheek in the least on Jimmy's part, or if it was, that it was in a playful manner. I think he was really trying to be all buddy-buddy in an entirely sincere way, like an overly enthusiastic puppy, and Bruce wasn't pretending to be humble, he was embarrassed by Jimmy's overly familiar approach.
Bruce hasn't always come off that well on talk shows, in my opinion--he's out of his element and I don't think he likes them, whereas Q&As with an intelligent rock critic I think he can find interesting and enjoyable.
But there's a difference with different talk show hosts. I think he genuinely likes and respects Conan and Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. I have heard he wasn't crazy about Letterman's style of humor, but Jimmy Fallon in particular just seems like an overly eager little kid, and I don't think it's a good fit for Springsteen's preferences. Bruce has made little secret of his ego this century, but it's also clear he doesn't like to be fawned over--it makes him really uncomfortable. And I think that's what was happening here.
Was that clearer? (Honestly asking--I know I can be unclear and, often, the more I try the less successful I am.)