Yesterday morning at 3:00am South African time, I tuned in as usual to Julian Garcia’s Groove it all night on Home Grown Radio NJ (available on internet). During the show Julian was kind enough to mention that I listen to his programme from SA and that I am a great Bruce fan, with no hope at all of ever seeing a live show. He also mentioned that he felt bad for not replying on my enquiry about daylight saving in time to make sure that I caught the previous show. Which of course, I really appreciated and had totally forgiven him for, since it was really my own responsibility Continue reading
Early this morning (South African time) I had the pleasure of listening to Julian Garcia mentioning this blog on his programme Groove it al night on Home Grown Radio New Jersey, where he plays two hours of Springsteen every second week. It just made me even more aware of the tremendous power music (and particularly Bruce’s music) has in bringing people together across all kinds of barriers.
Much as I had looked forward to Julian Garicia’s programme of love songs for Valentine’s Day, I came out a little disappointed. Although it was certainly still worth getting up at 4 a.m. it did not live up to my expectations. (Which just shows how easily high expectations can lead to disappointment!) Also, really listening carefully to Jersey Girl for the first time, made it worth it. Actually quite a few of my own special favourites were there, as beautiful as ever. I will only mention three of them here.
Two hearts: A song I have only recently discovered on Live in NYC. I just ove the interaction with Stevie.
… Alone buddy there ain’t no peace of mind
That’s why I’ll keep searching till I find my special one …
Tougher than the rest: Wonderful to see him Continue reading
Just in case somebody has not seen it yet – here is Julian’s top 10 Springsteen songs for the last decade:
10. Devils and dust
9. You’re missing
8. My city of ruins
7. Outlaw Pete – a surprise to me
6. Working on a dream
5. American land
4. Girls in their summer clothes
3. Long walk home – my personal number 1
2. Lonesome day – a huge surprise to me
1. The rising
I really hope every Springsteen fan in the world knows about the programme where two hours of Springsteen music is played on this radio station every second Wednesday from 21:00-23:00. I tuned in on the internet for the third time last night from 3:00-5:00 SA time. It is well worth the effort and the lost sleep. Go to this link for the schedule and more info: http://www.homegrownradionj.com/