In the past twenty-four hours, Bruce Springsteen spoke for the first time about the inauguration of Donald Trump. He said: “... our hearts and spirits are with the hundreds of thousands of women and men that marched yesterday in every city in America ... who rallied against hate and division and in support of tolerance, … Continue reading We Are the New Resistance
Today's new music is Bruce Springsteen's unabashedly nostalgic paean to listening to bands and playing in bands. This is my version of "Where the Bands Are". Play this one loud! 🙂 Where the Bands Are I hear the guitars ringin' out Ringin' out down Union Street I hear the lead singer shoutin' out, girl I … Continue reading *New Music* My Version of Bruce Springsteen’s “Where the Bands Are”
This week - in advance of the release of The Boss's new album - this is my version of "Tunnel of Love": Tunnel of Love Fat man sitting on a little stool Takes the money from my hand while his eyes take a walk all over you Hands me the ticket smiles and whispers good … Continue reading *New Music* My Version of Bruce Springsteen’s “Tunnel of Love”
Hell yeah...it's New Music Monday! This week, it's a #MashUp of Lykke Li's "I Follow Rivers" and Bruce Springsteen's "The River". This is "I Follow (The) River": If you can’t play the song or are on an iPhone or Android phone, click here. I Follow (The) River Oh, I beg you, can I follow? Oh, … Continue reading New Music Monday – My #MondayMashUp of Lykke Li and Bruce Springsteen
Hell yeah...it's New Music Monday! This week, in anticipation of The Boss' Irish shows this week, this is my version of Bruce Springsteen’s “Thunder Road”: If you can’t play the song or are on an iPhone or Android phone, click here. Thunder Road The screen door slams Marys dress sways Like a vision she dances … Continue reading New Music Monday – My version of Bruce Springsteen’s “Thunder Road”
This post was inspired by an article in The Guardian newspaper by Ed Vulliamy entitled, “Bruce Springsteen: last of the protest singers”. Vulliamy makes the point that Springsteen is the last of the iconic stadium rock acts who is still writing meaningful – and timely – protest songs. And he’s right. Think about the list … Continue reading Where Have All the Protest Singers Gone?
A lot of writers are lovers of music; many listen to music while they write. But how many are actually influenced by songs. And when I say influenced, I mean – not only take their inspiration from – but actually look at songwriting as a way to improve their own writing. As writers, we are … Continue reading What Can Writers Learn from Songwriters?