Can you recognize this song?

One soft infested summer me and Terry became friends
Trying in vain to breathe the fire we was born in
Catching rides to the outskirts tying faith between our teeth
Sleeping in that old abandoned beach house getting wasted in the heat
And hiding on the backstreets,
hiding on the backstreets
With a love so hard and filled with defeat
Running for our lives at night on them backstreets

Hawk Radio – Tribute to Clarence

Yes, I know I am far behind, but I still want to share this with anybody who might have missed it. In the Blogness post about the new Bruce show coming op on radio, was this link to a wonderful programme the day right after Clarence’s passing.
http://www.mediafire.com/?17m8s2da0o9c4vg
Thus I have also discovered the Bruce Brunch – which for me falls right in my Sunday afternoon nap … Will have to see if I (and my family!) can handle this in addition Continue reading

Fight depression – and win (3): Teenage depression

Things from this article that caught my attention, are (among others) the following:
1. Teenage depression is escalating.
2. The same goes for teenage suicide.
3. Depressed teens feel they are not beautiful, rich or famous enough.
4. This happens because their self-esteem is strongly influenced by the image of the ideal life portrayed by the media.
5. Teens don’t have the insight to that know what you are and what you do are more Continue reading

OK, let’s see …

… how long I will be able to stand this theme, without my beloved images from the BTR album at the top! But the rays of the sun (well, that’s what it looks like to me) above kind of fits with the idea of Better Days, is’n it? Although it is not seen as one of the great songs, and comes from the time when Bruce worked without the ESB, Better Days became a strong symbol in my life. Together with Badlands and The Promised Land, of course.

Bruce on creativity

Here is a wonderful post with excerpts from The Promise and an interview I have not seen before. As a writer, Bruce’s insights are invaluable to me. As an example of how to express yourself, he is an inspiration.
http://www.scottberkun.com/blog/2011/bruce-springsteen-on-creativity/
I can totally associate with some of the things he mentions: Firstly, the idea that he does not consider himself Continue reading

I am going to …

… treat myself on a few days’ writing time in a quiet spot. In the meanwhile: If you are a depression fighter – keep up the fight! If you are a Bruce fan – keep up the listening! If you are both – make sure that you listen to Badlands and The Promised Land every day!

Fight depression – and win (2): Causes of depression

This short article deals with a few possible causes of depression. The most notable (and shocking!) statement these experts make is that they do NOT consider depression to be an illness. Yes, I was also shocked and indignant at first, because it took my doctor years to get me to believe that it is an illness and that I cannot help having it. But this is really where my trouble started, because believing it is an illness turns you into a helpless victim. When I moved away from this status of victim, I could start to take control (during the good times) and concentrate on the things I can DO to reduce Continue reading

Fight depression – and win (1): Signs of depression

Here is the first of a series of links that changed my whole life. This first one gives a short list of possible (but not all) signs of depression. It is a short and easy article to read, even if you are a bit low on energy.
http://www.clinical-depression.co.uk/dlp/depression-information/signs-of-depression/
Maybe it could do the same for you!
And while you are working on it, immersing yourself in  Springsteen’s lyrics Continue reading

Sparks fly on E Street!

If you have not seen it yet, make sure to have a look at this site.
http://sparksflyonestreet.wordpress.com/ is a wonderful project by what must be a real Bruce disciple, telling Bruce’s story through the eyes of a fictional character. I especially like the detail references which are given. A great read for every fan!

The first three chapters e.g. covered the famous entrance of the Big Man and also Bruce’s first audition Continue reading

Why I admire Bruce Springsteen (10) – A man who looks after himself

Yes, we all know he is a very good-looking man. He surely has come a long way since that scrawny kid with too much facial hair and that terrible woollen cap started to do his thing. And of course he knows that appearances are important in show business. And to be honest, in the few seaside photos that I have seen, the muscles and the tan and the chain are a little bit too much for me. I tell myself these things just to make sure I am being objective here. Or as near to objective as possible.
Fact is that it still seems uncool to most men to look Continue reading