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Louisa
Oct 10, 2022
In The Circuit - Bruce
Something you once said, out loud or to yourself, that remains accurate to this very day.
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Louisa
Sep 02, 2022
In The Circuit - Bruce
I am looking forward to listening to this show later tonight...
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Louisa
May 30, 2022
In E Street Tour 2023!
I'm an optimistic person, glass half full most of the time.... I'm delighted and excited about the upcoming tour, probably more than I ever was before... But... I have this uncomfortable gut feeling I just can't shake off, it feels like this is going to be his last tour. I'm not asking for rational explanations, I know we could find legitimate arguments for both aspects. I'm simply asking what is your long-time fan intuition telling you? Last dance, or not?
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Louisa
May 26, 2022
In Technical problems
I'm no longer getting any. Haven't changed a thing. I thought you were all too depressed to post today until I logged in on my laptop. Anyone using the Wix app on the phone?
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Louisa
Dec 03, 2021
In The Circuit - Bruce
'...completes the Nassau 1980 trifecta' Where is everyone? 😁
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Louisa
Dec 03, 2021
In The Circuit - Bruce
I waited long enough. It's December, the Holidays are coming, and we need the seasonal thread for talking about how ashamed we should be feeling for loving Last Christmas... Also, we need a place to post our drunken/stoned thoughts over this season. Anyway... My favorite Bruce Xmas song. I love the more pompous 2010 Carousel version too, but this one kind of melts my heart. If anyone has this show, I would really appreciate it. A few tunes from this show have recently been uploaded, all sounding fabulous. I'm hooked. Santa maybe? Please... 🎄
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Louisa
Oct 21, 2021
In The Circuit - Bruce
My intuitive answer is yes. Not all musical lyrics are poetry, but some musicians are most definitely poets. Dylan even won the Nobel Prize for literature, no one could possibly argue the unique sensibility and authenticity in the lyrics of Cohen, Lennon, Morrison, Reed, and many others. Poems exist in a silent space. The problem I have with reading just the lyrics is how not to hear the musical elements in my head, how to separate both integral parts of the song, deconstruct it to be able to analyze the lyrics without the accompanying music. To answer my question, I was having a dilemma choosing between Joad and Tunnel but will say Tunnel because of the lyrical depth. The intensely personal songs, dealing with self-doubt, failure, and disappointment have the right to be classified as poetry. The roller coaster ride is arguably the best metaphor in his repertoire.
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Louisa
Sep 22, 2021
In The Circuit - Bruce
But it is Bruce's birthday today, and I want him to stay healthy and happy... Love you, Bruce 🙂
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Louisa
Sep 18, 2021
In I don't wanna go home
I've watched this clip yesterday morning, during the most common family morning hectic routine... I was driving to work thinking why do we continue to accept the principles of the cash driven western civilization, why have we allowed ourselves to completely loose track of what is truly important....
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Louisa
Sep 10, 2021
In The Circuit - Bruce
Inspired by @Scott Peterson comment on Reno on the Tower Theatre thread. Let me see if we can create a playlist that will make me wanna slit my wrists. We've got Reno, and I'm adding Moonlight Motel.
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Louisa
Aug 21, 2021
In I don't wanna go home
A birthday shout out to @SteveInJoburg Many thrilling rides, and good music in between... ❤
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Louisa
Jul 12, 2021
In The Circuit - Bruce
You know that song Bruce wrote, “Girls in Their Summer Clothes?” I heard that song and said, “This song should be on the radio, why is that not all over the radio?” I spoke to somebody recently, a Bruce fan, and I said, “Do you know this song? It is the most insightful song about aging. It is a song of experience, actually.” And they said, “No, I don’t know that.” So these songs, they can slip through the cracks of culture. — Bono, Rolling Stone Magazine, January 2018 I have to agree with Bono. 😁 It's such a beautiful and poetic pop song with a sentimental theme, I enjoy the dreaminess of Blessing Avenue and Magic Street, the universal suburban setting, love the irony of these two names, and greet the latent self-mockery. I don't feel Bill believes he is going to burn the town down... Not anymore. It's just a lonely cry. Music, I love the fuller sound, the grandiose production, all the instruments. Beautiful vocals, main and backing. The Winter Mix is fuller, richer, and therefore better, in my opinion. Hello beautiful thing, maybe you could save my life? I realize this is just a pick-up line, but it's fucking flawless. A very private confession. I used to identify with the girls, obviously, but this summer is the first when I feel more like the poor old Bill.
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Louisa
Jun 13, 2021
In The Circuit - Bruce
Geez, who would have thought? The 19th studio album is going to be 2 years old tomorrow. Time flew, ah? I love the album so much (no shit Louisa!?😀). I would cherish more than anything to hear Moonlight Motel live in 2022. Anywhere. I will be there... All I wanted to say was that I recall the excitement coming with the new album as if it happened last month. WS was the only music I had been listening to for a couple of months after the release... I have a particularly fond memory of listening to the album while sailing in Greece in the summer of 2019. You have no idea how well WS, the song, blended with the images of ancient sailors fighting battles with nothing on the horizon, but the big blue, and the strings accompanying the soft summer wind. A nod to Mario. The album is mint. 💓
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Louisa
May 16, 2021
In The Circuit - Bruce
I sort of accidentally hit play on the Leeds Secret Garden today, and as is somehow usual with me, I started listening on a loop, then I got totally absorbed in the song. So... I think it was a mistake to shelve the 1994 relationship album. I read somewhere that it was Landau's idea to go with the career overview instead. I checked some aincent sites (really weird, if I may say so), and there were people discussing whether it was a song about a prostitute, or about the inaccessibility of the most deepest levels of a woman's soul. 🤯 Bruce said it was darkly erotic and centered around the mysteries that remains between partners, even the closest of relationships. I like what Bruce said, although I have days when the darkly erotic seems more predominant, and others when I hear the song in a more romantic, sentimental way. Which I guess makes the song more ambiguous and intriguing, and even better. The sax solo is blissful, but I can't decide whether I like the greatest hits version more, or the strings version. Any visitors to the Secret Garden around here? Anyone ever got in?
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Louisa
May 02, 2021
In The Circuit - Bruce
No matter how stunning any new release might be, after a week or so, I keep returning desperately to my beloved Joad shows, like an addict would for the fix. Both aspects, the dysfunctional relationships and the socio political themes, are making it irresistible for me to find peace elsewhere. I'm having difficulties identifying exactly how this tour is making me feel. Disillusioned would be the closest, but it's more than that. There's resignation, but it isn't hopeless. Bruce remains warm and caring, and the tour feels like a good friend giving me a strong hug and a kiss on my forehead. On demand. All other tours are like places I'd go to have fun, maybe even get hurt... Joad is my musical home. I feel so homesick without it, it has outgrown the usual admiration for a particular tour. I thought I would get tired of it eventually, but I know now this is unlikely going to happen. I'm doomed with Joad, taking a masochistic delight in confronting uncomfortable truths. Do I need therapy?! Anyone feels similar?
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Louisa
Apr 13, 2021
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Louisa
Feb 08, 2021
In The Circuit - Bruce
I only have one, coincidentally or not, coming from this week's archive. "We were just about on the highway When Bobby's jeep come up in the dust on my right"
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Louisa
Jan 08, 2021
In The Circuit - Bruce
Is there anybody alive out there? I'm not used to starting these kind of threads ...
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Louisa
Nov 10, 2020
In The Circuit - Bruce
like he does in Gypsy Biker, for example. I know there are some, but I can't name another one right now.
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Louisa
Nov 02, 2020
In Technical problems
I haven't touched a thing, and am no longer getting any notifications since this morning. Last notification is 13 hours old. Any idea what I should be checking? I did log out and back in but it didn't help. Thanks.
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