As the constitutional challenge to Obamacare heads to the Supreme Court, let’s not forget that before his DOJ lawyers began claiming the individual mandate is a tax, our president (aka the Great Constitutional Scholar) told George Stephanopoulos and the nation it’s not a tax. How do you suppose Obama’s OMB director characterized the mandate when [...]
Is it somehow important that Tom Brokaw is “extremely uncomfortable”? I’m uncomfortable with almost everything in life, but I don’t go around issuing press releases as if anyone should care.
After he heard about Vet Mentor, a new program run by The Veterans Project that connects military veterans seeking a career in the entertainment/media industry with experienced professionals, Marine vet Rick Reyes contacted me about his creative aspirations. We quickly found common ground. Rick told me of his interest in comedy, and I told him [...]
Hitler’s excitement builds as he prepares to travel to New Jersey to see his first Springsteen show. Until everything goes wrong that is….
“Johnny 99” is from “Nebraska,” Springsteen’s underrated solo album released in 1982. The Boss’s take on desperation resonates anew in today’s bleak economic climate. Bruce held the hometown crowd hostage tonight: “The turnpike is closed – nobody goes home!”
The old and new were on display tonight. For the second time on this tour, Bruce performed “Mony Mony,” originally recorded by Tommy James and the Shondells in 1968, and later by Billy Idol in 1987. Jay Weinberg filled in for his father on drums for the entire show.
With the building slated for demolition later this year, Springsteen returned to The Spectrum in Philadelphia for two final shows. On the first night, an unusually well-crafted sign (actually seven separate signs held together) requesting “Fire” caught his eye, and the Boss complied.
This is the first ever performance of “Wild Thing” by Springsteen and the E Street Band. The song was written by Chip Taylor, and covered most famously by The Troggs and Jimi Hendrix.
In Boston, where he’s always enjoyed an especially strong following, Springsteen surprised the audience with a cover of The Ramones classic, “I Wanna Be Sedated,” the first time he and the band have played the song. The camera angle is poor, but the energy is great.
John Fogerty’s “Proud Mary” is one of those songs everybody feels compelled to sing along with. In Los Angeles, the band and the crowd didn’t disappoint each other. Check out the Big Man’s Ike Turner imitation.