Although I am only a few years younger than Bruce, this is my first experience of the release of a Springsteen album. And yes, that is really sad … 🙂 I honestly think my life would have been better if I had been on board since the early years. Not that I had a bad life, not at all. But with all this positive energy, all this passion … could have moved mountains! 🙂
So tonight (after a long day without internet access) it’s time to search for the first released song as promised on Backstreets. And of course, as I have secretly hoped, the songs are already all over the internet. I am having the time of my life. And I know I am not alone.
On Greasy Lake they have an interesting (and very valid) discussion about the difference between experiences then and now. And I honestly understand. But no, I do not have the slightest qualms about listening to anything as soon as I can lay my hands on it. To me this is an incredible experience and to be able to share it with such a vast community makes it all the more special.
I am not even going to try to say anything about the songs I have already heard. Except that I can recognize the earnest craftsmanship in them that I have learned to love in Bruce. And that – as arrangements are coming through and air tickets have been bought – my first Springsteen concerts are becoming much more than a vague experience far in the future. It is growing to be very much part of my reality. And honestly, I have never felt so much alive …
Have you heard some of the songs? What is your feeling about them? And do you feel free to listen already? Or would you prefer to wait for 6 March? Please let me know!