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Fresh update on "bruce springsteen" discussed on Jim Bohannon
"Pick up a bag of pizza rolls. There's literally human. Excuse my language, and I was upset. I was disgusted. I felt like I was violated. I grabbed the bag. I feel something so mushy on the back, so I turned it over. And there it was. This might be the worst thing we've ever done. We are. I've taken no role in this. Joe is distancing himself from the story. I disavow I disavow happened in Oklahoma headline Man defecates in grocery freezer. What? You're not supposed to Shopper ends up with it on her hands. Oh, my Lord must have been fairly recent as it was a freezer. It's a good point. So solid point You heard what she said there. I'm not going to repeat it. No, no. After reviewing the surveillance videos, police said the man was allegedly also taking photos of women inside the story, so This guy has got a number of problems. You got to give her a 50 cent off coupon on that that item, don't you? Yeah. I can't believe that I'm saying this, but the Nicki Minaj story continues. The Fox News is reporting. Nicki Minaj is gaining support on Social media amid conflict with Biden officials over White House visit She tweeted tweeted yesterday that the White House has invited Nicki Minaj to go to the White House and discuss with Biden officials. The T T i the Trinidadian testicle incident. Oh, that reminds me we now have for sale at the Armstrong and Getty Swag store. I'm starting a giddy dot com A T shirt that says the Trinidad testicles. Like it's a band name, probably a one day sale, so the reason the White House would actually get involved in. This is because they're trying to reach a certain segment of society, including a lot of black people who are vaccine hesitant, and Nicki Minaj with her 22 million Twitter followers said she's not getting it. She's not getting the vaccine. Not yet anyway, because her cousin's friend's testicles all When he got the vaccine in Trinidad, she thinks perhaps because of that, yes in a foreign country. The White House foreign to him. He's a Trinidadian the White House shot back and said they had not invited Nicki Minaj to the White House for an in person visit, but rather for a, uh, video. In which they would talk to each other on the phone. She would talk with Anthony Fauci and, uh, Surgeon General. Mercy. Whatever his name is. Yeah, a little zoom conference. Yes. So she says she tweeted out. Do you all think I would go on the Internet and lie about being invited to the White House? Like what? You guys see what is happening right now? Um, Dr Anthony Fauci. No, I don't. I don't at all. Dr. Anthony Fauci weighed in and said that there is no scientific evidence thus far of testicle swelling in Trinidad or anywhere else. Regarding the vaccine, so this continues to be a story Was she invited or not? Young money entertainment, led by Little Wayne came forward and said, We're standing with Nicki Minaj. Through this all. Randy Quaid has commented on the matter all good, saying many of your favorite artists feel this way, but they are afraid to speak up. So now she's got the crazy celebrities on her crazy side. Bruce Springsteen has announced he will appear at a benefit for swollen bald Trinidadians. Uh, I have a feeling this story is not over yet. Armstrong and Getty. Hey, it's Armstrong. You getting chances are you're probably in your car on the road right now. Which means at some point you're going to have to fill up that gas tank. Why not.
US Marks 20 Years Since 9/11, in Shadow of Afghan War's End
"Twenty years after the September eleventh attacks the US commemorates with a ceremony at ground zero that included family members of those killed three presidents and Bruce Springsteen among the performers why didn't Obama and Clinton stood side by side somberly at the national September eleventh memorial the president left the speaking to family members like Michael Lowe who lost his daughter Sarah a flight attendant on one of the hijacked planes that hit the towers are fine sustenance and a continuing appreciation all of those Bruce rose to be more than ordinary people at a father's pride in his daughter's selfless acts in the last moments of her life another speaker Springsteen who performed I'll see you in my dreams regardless of phone brother and sister most of the almost three thousand people that died on nine eleven were in New York at ground zero I'm Julie Walker
Cuomo Declares State of Emergency: Hurricane Henri Bearing Down on Tri-State
"Hurricane on re is bearing down on the tri state with current models showing the category one storm, likely making landfall by early tomorrow afternoon. Somewhere along Central or Eastern, Long Island. Laundry is expected to come ashore with the sustained winds of at least 80 MPH with wind gusts topping 100 MPH. Widespread flooding is expected and Governor Cuomo declaring a state of emergency for Long Island, New York City, Westchester and the Hudson Valley Coastal Connecticut, also under a hurricane warning, including New Haven, Middlesex and New London counties. Earlier today, Cuomo telling New Yorkers in flood prone areas to evacuate If you know you are in an area that tends to flood if you know you are in a tidal area that tends to flood, if you know You are in an area that is subject to title surgeons. Get out of that area now, please. Widespread power outages are also expected in the city and parts of New Jersey. We're under a tropical storm warning and could see upwards of four inches of rain and winds hitting 50 MPH. Mayor de Blasio, announcing that outdoor dining in the city will be suspended tomorrow. The New York City concert in Central Park is going on as scheduled at this hour with Bruce Springsteen and Paul Simon. Among the headliners. A crowd of 60,000 was expected on the Great Lawn, with the mayor urging all concertgoers to head home immediately as soon as the concert
Bruce Springsteen's Daughter Makes Olympic Equestrian Team
"And Bruce Springsteen's daughters going to represent the U. S and the upcoming Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Jessica Springsteen is one of four equestrians who made the team. Springsteen, who's 29 has been riding horses since she was Four was her dad's Bruce
"bruce springsteen" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Bruce springsteen spoke with terry gross in two thousand sixteen the publication of his memoir which he adapted into his one man show. That's now back on broadway. You can see a film version of the performance on net flicks and there's also a soundtrack of the show coming up. Justin chang reviews the new steven soderbergh film. No sudden move. Starring don cheadle and benicio del toro on. Hbo max this is fresh air support for this npr. Podcast and the following message. Come from hot wire. Imagine a nice vacation. Is there a view of the parking lot. No so don't book a cheap hotel book inexpensive hotel for cheap on hot wire. You can stay in a nicer hotel than you ever thought possible. Just select your city neighborhood and amenities then get your heart rate. Better views king sized beds and freshly pressed waffle woven robes await you and also actual waffles download the hot wire app now and book. Beyond your wildest means all bookings final herschel critic justin chang recommends the ensemble crime thriller. No sudden move which stars don cheadle. And benicio del toro as to nineteen fifties. Detroit gangsters drawn into a citywide conspiracy. It's the latest movie directed by steven soderbergh and it begins streaming this week on hbo. Max here's justin. Eight years ago steven soderbergh announced his retirement from feature filmmaking happily for us. It turned out to be short-lived since twenty. Seventeen he's been on a tear cranking out one or two new movies a year. Among them the brilliant nascar heist thriller logan lucky. The sharp sports agency drama high flying bird and the laundromat in irreverent. Look at financial fraud in the twenty first century what connects these movies is how a tuned. They are to matters of class and money in a way that still pretty rare in hollywood his engrossing new movie. No sudden move continues. This trend it's an ensemble. Crime thriller set in nineteen fifty. Four detroit a gorgeous designed world of fidora's and trenchcoats smokey wood-paneled offices and vintage automobiles like the classic fifties. Noirs that inspired it. Ed solomon's densely plotted script is full of double crosses and dirty dealings at the center of the story are two crooks don cheadle plays kirk goin- 's and benicio del toro plays ronald rousseau. They're low level gangsters who've been hired by mr jones a nicely menacing. Turn by brendon frazier in this scene. In which the three of them meet for the first time. Ronald is paranoid about sitting in the front seat of a car. Clearly worried that. Kurt might try to attack him from behind. Mr was sitting in front. I'd like to sit in the back. This is ridiculous. We're wasting time. Guess kirk meet ronald ronald kurt. They're hired as part of a plan to coerce. A guy named mark into stealing top secret document from the company where he works curtain. Ronald's job is to babysit mark's wife and kids at their home while the theft is taking place but as you might expect from a tenth situation with masked men loaded guns and a terrified family. The scheme quickly goes awry amid the fallout curtain. Ronald realize they've been drawn into a major corporate conspiracy when the document eventually falls into their possession. They realized they could profit handsomely if they play their cards right and if they stay alive which is a big if as they sue learn. There's a price on their heads. Over the next few days they run afoul of any number of nasty characters including a local kingpin played by bill duke and a surly gangster played by an amusingly typecast. Ray liotta jon. Hamm turns up as a nosy police detective and looks right at home in the decade before madman through it. All cheadle del toro who have both worked with soderbergh before maintain a nicely. Combative repore playing two very different men who have grown weary of their lives of crime while ronald plans to retire. Kurt has nobler intentions. He wants to pour some of the spoils back into the black communities in detroit that have suffered heavily under racist housing policies and zoning laws those are just a few of the many social issues the movie touches on including the tensions between the city's black and italian populations and the disastrous environmental consequences of an unchecked automobile industry. These matters aren't always woven as smoothly into the story as they could have been but they give no sudden move a potent edge nonetheless. You're pulled in by the suave camera. Camerawork and hannah beakers rich mid-century production design but you're also made aware of the inequities churning beneath the surface. That social conscience is nothing new for soderbergh. Who's made some of his best movies about working class drivers from erin brockovich to magic mike here. He's less focused on individuals than an entire corrupt system. Showing us how the men in the executive suites are as crooked as the ones shooting each other in the streets but while no sudden move does feature a lot of awful male misbehavior. Soderbergh has always been just as interested in his female characters and he doesn't neglect the crucial roles. Played by the women in this fifties. Gang-land setting amy assignments a key force on the soderbergh produced series. The girlfriend experience gives one of the movies best performances as mark's wife. Mary unlike her feckless fool of a husband. She handles a scary situation with unflappable. Smarts and courage there are other terrific actors to like lauren. The strada julia fox. And frankie shaw they may be playing housewives or mistresses or secretaries but they all have an inner strength or defined streak a refusal to let the kaddish and controlling men in their lives. Call the shots. I'd gladly follow. Any of them into movies of their own. Especially of soderbergh is around to direct them. Justin chang is film critic for the l. a. times he reviewed no sudden move now streaming on. Hbo max on monday. Show john batiste the music director and bandleader on the late. Show with stephen colbert. Teast won an oscar golden globe and a critics choice award for composing the jazz music for the animated film soul. His latest album of songs called we are reflects his deep knowledge and love of jazz soul hip hop pop and gospel. I hope you can join us for terry. Gross i'm dave davies..
"bruce springsteen" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Was i was going to have to make my mark. That way You you've lived your life a lot of your life on the road and for a lot of your early years. I mean you you were single. You in monogamous or semi monogamous relationships. As you describe it you weren't married. We didn't have children. You had a first marriage and then patty scale for joined the band and you got married and you have three children now. What did it take for you to see family as something. That was a wonderful thing. As opposed to something that was going to harm your sense of freedom and flexibility and creativity. I think for a lot of musicians. That's difficult call because we're by nature were transient We move on people. That like i say in the book. There's folks stay. There's folks that go and we're folks ago i didn't have a A blueprint from my childhood. That i could call on which is an enormous deficit when you're trying to put together a family life I didn't see family life where men were thriving inside of it. You know my my dad tended to blame family for his inability to Achieve what he wanted to achieve so unfortunately it was coming from that particular frame of mind and it's a quite a bit of work in time and mistakes to begin to feel to understand the strengthen that comes along with building a home life you know. That was very mysterious to me. I was very skeptical of it for a long time. And didn't understand it fully until patty and i got together Was it helpful to be married to somebody who is in the band because she would certainly understand what life on the road was. And what being a musician is because she is one. Yeah i think so. Patty was an artist and a musician and she was a songwriter and she was a lot like me in that she was She was transient. Also she worked busking on the streets in new york She waitress she had. She just lived a life. She lived a musician's life. She lived in artists live so we were both people who were very uncomfortable in a domestic setting getting together and trying to build one and saying if our particular strange jigsaw puzzle pieces we're going to fit together in a way that was going to create something different for the two of us and it did if you're just joining us. My guest is bruce springsteen actually his guests because while we're recording this in his home studio we're gonna take a short break here and then we'll be right back. This is fresh air. Capitalism touches every part of our lives capitalize on is a giant fourth. That i don't understand. I feel that it's a very safe system on constantly in fear lose my job. It is our biggest success that our biggest failure on this special series from through line capitalism to the through line podcast from npr. Support for npr. Comes from this station. And from duck duck go. Privacy company committed to raising the standard of online used by tens of millions. They worked to help people. Search privately and void trackers duck duck go privacy simplified and from workday an enterprise management cloud focused on providing organizations with a system to continuously plan for all what if scenarios workday the finance. Hr and planning system for a changing world. This is fresh air. And if you're just joining us. My guest is bruce springsteen but as i've said we're really guest in his home studio welcome thank you. You're right about redefining. What it meant to you to be a man that you'd learn about the rigidity in the blue-collar narcissism of manhood fifty style from your father and you learn to always withhold something. You do not lower your mask. Did you consciously rethink what it meant to be a man. These are hard questions. Fresh air is difficult. Let me think well you know you're young and you're always in pursuit of Of your young manhood. You know you're you're you're trying to figure what does that mean. what is you know. There's a lot of pressure on young men to sort that out and you know we tend to gravitate towards one dimensional iconography as far as what it means to be a fully grown man and you can get lost in so much of it out there but you know part of my onstage creation. Was someone trying to trying to sort that out. i think. Initially our audiences were filled with young men are initial audience was was a lot of a lot of young guys who i think we're trying to. You played a bit of a big brother role for and we're trying to sort out a lot of the same things right soon as born to run hit you know so. It was something that i worked pretty hard on. You started going to therapy in. Nineteen eighty-three and at some point. You say in your sixties. You had a really bad depression. And i'm wondering if you about during that period when you were very depressed. How many people in the world really wanted to be you and doesn't sound for that much time. Yeah but people see you on stage in. I wanna be that guy. I want to be that guy myself. Very no i get plenty twenty days where i go man. I wish i could be that guy and you know it's It's not quite. There's a big difference between what you see on stage. And then my general daily my daily existence. You're right about how being on stage is almost like medicine for you. Does it get you out of yourself. Does it no. Of course you're immediately pulled out of the your your the inside of your head and it immediately changes your frame of mind. I've i've never been on stage where i've that's not true. I i have been on stage on a few occasions where i felt. I couldn't escape the interior of my my interior thoughts. Put a peter wolf once said. What's the strangest thing you can do on stage. Think about what is just nothing weird or you can do. If you're up there thinking about what you're doing you're just not there and it's not gonna happen so trying to learn how to overcome those. Which is the normal thing to do. You're in front of a lot of people. People are gonna get very self conscious so you have to learn to sort of overcome that tendency toward self consciousness end just blow it wide open and you jump in and join join all those people that are out there.
Imagine How Pure We Could Be Without Instant Feedback
"I was watching an elvis presley documentary on netflix yesterday. And i think it was bruce springsteen who made the observation that elvis's early stuff like he's really really early stuff was truly special because it was pure and it was free at that point. He hadn't really heard himself on the radio very much and so he wasn't totally aware of what he was doing and how he was sounding he wasn't self conscious about it but of course as he hurt himself more he starts to analyze that more and review his performances more. And so you lose that spontaneity. You lose that purity. And what i found interesting about that was that we leave today. In a world of instant feedback and we sort of think that instant is good that that constant analytics of the data that we've got is great but maybe if you take the overtures example. Maybe it's actually holding us back. Maybe it's actually preventing us being pure us. And i think there's probably something in that
Bruce Springsteen Reopens Broadway With First Full-Capacity Show Since Pandemic
Springsteen's Back on Broadway, but Not Everyone's Happy
"The boss is helping bring back the lights of Broadway after being shut down for more than a year because of the pandemic, New York's theater district reopened with Bruce Springsteen on stage and NPR's Gile Snyder reports, Springsteen fans were ready. Fans lined up outside the ST James Theatre to see Bruce Springsteen kick off a 30 performance update of his solo show from 2017. Eastern Jordan was among them. It means a lot because it's history and people are going to get back to Broadway, people will come back to New York City and This is my city, and I'm thrilled that Bruce has decided to lead the charge back to Broadway. The Springsteen concert was the first show on a Broadway stage and 471 days, the longest shutdown in Broadway history. Other major productions are set to start up again in September, including Hamilton Wicked and The Lion King. The Springsteen Show did attract protesters angry that only people who have had an FDA or W H O approved vaccine were allowed to attend. Trial. Snyder NPR
Whats So Gratifying About Gossip?
"So let's talk about the upsides and downsides of gossip. I have read that. There is psychological research arguing. That gossip is really an elemental of humanity. Can you tell us about that. Strong arguments i think. Come from people who are evolutionary psychologists and the functional purpose of gossip ease. Scientists would argue. Is that. it's the communication of very important information for example. If you are gossiping about people that are at your office. You know who's really enemies with whom and what they said. That's inside information. That could be helpful. You know who to avoid you know who to ally yourself with because we are social species. Gossip is a way that we can get and give valuable information at relatively low cost. What sort of information is us. Weekly delivering to you. Because it's not information about people you know or that you'll interact with. I think this question is good in that. If i'm not getting information about anybody might direct social network. I'm getting information about you. Know bruce springsteen how's is that helpful to me. He might run into some time because he's another jersey guy lesser run into respraying stein. I don't think i will. So the question is what function could gossip have. It could be that we have this instinct gossip that is being played out in the form of reading us weekly but actually that's not good for us. It's just that we have this evolutionary conserved tennessee. You know much like craving for fat salt and sugar had its origins kind of getting us into a lot of trouble right now. So you don't have to actually have a function which is contemporary for reading. These gossip rags. But you're making an argument against your consumption of gossip. Well okay but here's an argument for it and this plausible. This was made by roy. Meister in kathleen vossen their collaborators and they argued. That gossip is a form of cultural. Learning where these anecdotes say. You read a story about jaylo. Reuniting with ben affleck. And you get this little snippet of what people are saying about it and what they've said that in this story of these two people that you will probably not meet. You are getting social rules in narrative
Jeep Called Out for Cultural Insensitivity
"From one. I'm david brown. And this is business. Wars daily on this monday march. Eight jeep is having a tough time of late. I it's super bowl ad. Featuring bruce springsteen came under fire for a mistake that left out a third of michigan on a map and also for not being more religiously inclusive then jeep stopped running the ad after it became public that springsteen had been arrested for driving under the influence. The charges against the boss were dismissed in february and then came a phone call from the chief of the cherokee nation and he had a big ask stop using the tribes name on jeep. Suv's the company has used some version of the name cherokee on its vehicles. For more than four decades after a hiatus jeep introduced its mid sized cherokee suv to the market roughly eight years ago and the jeep grand cherokee has been a perennial favorite among those seeking more spacious. Ride over the years. The company has faced criticism for using the tribes name. But this is the first time. The native american nation has directly called on the automaker to remove the tribal name from its vehicles. It all started when car and driver magazine reached out to the tribe for a comment about the use of the name in light of a new grand cherokee model being introduced the principal chief of the cherokee nation chuck in junior replied via a written statement to the magazine. That said quote. I'm sure this comes from a place that is well intended but it does not honor us by having our name plastered on the side of a car the chief has called on jeep to stop using the tribes name on its. Suv's the company has used the name for more than forty five years including onto suv's but it has said that it will enter dialogue with the tribe about the matter. It was bound to happen sooner or later. Cultural sensitivity to the misuse of names and imagery is running high right now. In recent years atlanta lakes has removed the image of a native american woman from its packaging after years of criticism. The washington football team was renamed. Last year dropping an offensive term from its moniker and in the wake of last summer's black lives matter protests. Tolerance for cultural
Jeep Super Bowl Ad Back After Springsteen's DUI Charges Dropped
"Cheap is bringing back its Bruce Springsteen Super Bowl ad after drunk driving charges against the boss were dropped earlier this week. Sheep had pulled. The ad, which premiered during the Super Bowl after news surfaced of Springsteen's arrest on D W Y charges last November, But this week, two of those charges were dropped was Springsteen pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of drinking alcohol in a
Drunken driving charge against Bruce Springsteen dropped
"Off the hook. Drunken driving charges dropped, but the boss cops to another charge that will prosecutors said they were unable to sustain DW ay and reckless driving charges. So they were dismissed, and Springsteen pleaded guilty to a single charge of consuming alcohol and Gateway National Recreation Area where it wasn't allowed. The judge imposed a $500 fine, which Springsteen said he can pay immediately. The judge noted drinking in the park was legal until about three years ago, and he seemed impressed with Springsteen's impeccable driving record. BBC's Aaron Carter Ski The Springsteen team says the boss was pleased with the others.
DWI and reckless driving charges dropped against Bruce Springsteen
"Learning New Jersey judge today dismissing drunk driving charges against Bruce Springsteen, the music icon was facing DW. I am reckless driving charges. Or an incident, a Gateway National park in Sandy Hook back in November, and he appeared Wednesday by a video conference. A Ranger said he saw Springsteen take two shots of tequila and then get on his motorcycle. But at the hearing, they said, his blood alcohol level was below the legal limit. Springsteen did plead guilty to drinking in a park and we'll have to pay a $540 fine. He also told the judge, I think I can pay that
Drunken, reckless driving charges dropped against Bruce Springsteen
"Driving charges have been dropped against Bruce Springsteen, but he still will pay a fine federal prosecutor declined to pursue charges of drunken driving and reckless driving against Bruce Springsteen because his blood alcohol level was 520.0 to a quarter of the legal limit in New Jersey. Springsteen pleaded guilty to a third charge consuming alcohol in a closed area, Springsteen told a judge during a video conference. He had two small shots of tequila. He will pay a $500 fine U S Park. Police say an officer saw Springsteen drink a shot of tequila and drive on his motorcycle in the Gateway National Recreation Area in New Jersey in November. Margie Szaroleta
Drunken driving charge against Bruce Springsteen dropped
"Guilty to charges that he drank alcohol at New Jersey Sandy Hook National Recreation area, despite knowing that it was prohibited. Bruce admitted to having two small shots of tequila and a virtual appearance before the New Jersey Federal Court. The plea came after federal prosecutors agreed to drop charges that Springsteen was operating his motorcycle under the influence. And driving recklessly. Charges at the assistant US attorney said the government would not be able to prove especially considering that Bruce admitted to a breath test at the Ranger station and his blood alcohol level was only 0.2. It's well under the legal limit such a weird
Drunken driving charge against Bruce Springsteen dropped
"Drunken driving charges have been dropped against musician Bruce Springsteen but he still will pay a fine margins are a letter with the latest federal prosecutors declined to pursue charges of drunken driving and reckless driving against Bruce Springsteen because his blood alcohol level was point to a quarter of the legal limit in New Jersey Springsteen pleaded guilty to a third charge consuming alcohol in a closed area Springsteen told a judge during a video conference he had two small shots of tequila he will pay a five hundred dollar fine U. S. park police say an officer saw Springsteen drink a shot of tequila and drive on his motorcycle in the gateway national recreation area in New Jersey in November
Bruce Springsteen Appears in a New Jersey Court on Drunken-Driving Charges
"Rock superstar Bruce Springsteen appears in federal court. The rocker was arrested back in November 4 D w Y reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area. It happened at the Gateway National Recreation Area. Springsteen reportedly refused to take a preliminary breath test when the park Ranger approached. The singer, despite with a Ranger RL, Hayes said, were signs of intoxication, namely, After testing his gaze and walk in turn test. Hes also said he watched Springsteen consumers shot of patrolling tequila before getting on his motorcycle to start the engine. He smelled strongly of alcohol and had
Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen launch podcast
"Bloomer president barack obama and bruce springsteen launched their new renegades born in the usa podcast it is being dubbed as the highest profile collab- in the history of podcast. They launched with two episodes yesterday. I think we're going to get eight at out of them. And they were all taken from some conversations that went down at springsteen's new jersey home last year. The two friends discuss everything from fatherhood and marriage to race and politics and in the very first episode. They talk about how they ended up becoming friends after they met on the campaign
Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen launch podcast
"Let's talk a little about a new podcast from spotify and higher ground. That's about to fully take over your feed. On renegades born in the usa president barack obama and bruce springsteen get together to talk about the country. That's made them who they are today. The two icons we've their own pursuit of meaning truth in community into the larger story of america investigating how this country has shaped their lives and lasting and surprising ways and while president obama and springsteen might seem like an unexpected pair. They've managed to build an authentic and lasting friendship based on their shared sensibilities moral vision and an unshakable belief in the american ideal. And now this is our chance to eavesdrop on that. Friendship and renegades born in the usa president obama and springsteen trades stories about their hometowns and the role models that shaped who they became the also explore manhood. What it means to be father and what. It was like to grow up in america. It's a truly monumental conversation between two american friends and it's available to listen to right now over on spotify.
Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen launch podcast together on Spotify
"President obama. In bruce springsteen debuted a new podcast on spotify so The episode series is called renegades renegades born in the usa all explore topics such as race fatherhood marriage and the future of america. The podcasts second one produced by higher ground production company owned by the obama
"bruce springsteen" Discussed on Our Favorite Albums
"Words in that they don't fit. You can make the difficult. And what's funny is it does drag on so so in that time when men edward playing these irish pubs when when he introduced me this album on man. We gotta do that song. It doesn't go well and alive pub. Setting all you hear is glasses clinking and people just talk loud or so. We did at one time. And then i was a. That's funny. Some of this stuff doesn't go well. And unless you're there to see this bruce springsteen and obviously the fans they just going to shut up and listen to him you know but if it's planning on the ballgame magar music and your background entertainment.
"bruce springsteen" Discussed on Our Favorite Albums
"For questions comments suggestions or even send us a love letter. Visit us at our favorite albums dot com. You can find us on twitter at our fave albums on facebook at our favourite albums if you want to send us an email senate to info at our favorite albums dot com before we start. I want to give a quick shot out to a dallas radio institution. A guy by the name of dj. Easy any from k. In eighty nine point three. Fm he is one of the pioneers and hip hop music in radio. He has one of the two longest running hip hop radio shows in the nation and i ran into dj. Easy when i was down. The bishop bishoprics really super nice guy. We sit there and talked about music for thirty minutes or so. Dj easy. I appreciate your conversation buddy. And i wanna give you a quick shout out. That's awesome today. We're breaking down what i consider to be bruce springsteen's finest album the nineteen eighty two release nebraska and is our special guest. We've invited our buddy hanks into talk to us about it. Yeah so we've talked a little bit about the background here. we've talked about. This album led up to it and now as we get into the songs here. What are the themes that we're looking at. What are we looking for. Well it's it's dark for one thing you know. What like we talked about in the The first half of this. I mean this is. This is songs If the if the talking heads had their album more songs about food what was it. It's kinda still. This'll be more songs about you. Know sad blue-collar pimple this is this is this is not good. This is bleak. This is early eighty s. This is not for everybody like you talked about before. Rust belt and poor people This is not a happy. Go lucky music right. I i noted that. Allow these Jason's actually administer in a jason plays music church. I'd noted jason that a lot of these southern him so they do in there is a There's some religious themes in some of these songs. Sure sure it is. Yeah there is. That's a that's a good point. It's almost like multifaceted where he's throwing the religious out there almost like taunting yet. I kind of like the antithesis of religion like instead of hope. He's using that him theme thematically in a way that is kind of like the anti him right now this anti him. It's still kind of with that. Whole southern him. Sound where you could be again. Ged southern hills really hard by this could sound like a song. That's right out of a church on sunday right. Sure sure. I think so. Yeah a lot of it's It has style of telling you know telling the story and there's a moral. There's a moral behind it if you will absolutely so as we go through. I'll make a couple of notes Specifically i'll tell you what instruments he's playing. It's going to be very very stark though. It's it's all bruce It's all this is kind of funny because we're kind of on this album. Were out of my normal like one like my normal. The things that i like to talk about which is okay so here. We're listening to this. Is the bass guitar drums. And this is the stuff that i'm guitar player super excited about. There's not any of that in. I mean we're really. We're literally stripped down to the bare essence of the song. Plus the occasional blockage bill occasional bills education at jason. I would i would counter that. That i think this may be more your style than you you even realize. How many times do you walk through this office and with a guitar working out a song. Oh sure sure. That's what this says. He was working. This songs that these were not meant to be finished products. He was working on. He's worked on songs and they turned out to be Altogether one piece of art. Yeah was just kinda working stuff. That's a fair point one. And you're you're the one that introduced me to mercury and i mean this like we said earlier. I mean this has so much jamie mercury feel to do. But i didn't know james look at me. We play at. What was the murphy song. We played Stained cliffs lament staying close. Sleman just listened to that the other day man. I haven't heard that in a long time. But but that's so this album is one of those that if you're not a if you're not a fan of the lyrics you're probably not gonna lock out. You've gotta deepen the lyrics. Yeah i always say. I love melody but with this. You've gotta listen really really hard with what's happened here. There's a lot of stuff happened past all his instrumentation which is stark passed. all of his You know the fact that the it sounds like something southern he sings with this. The southern accent which is again weird for gaffer new jersey rat. This guy who's telling the story and you better listen to these stories. So this is a stripped down singer-songwriter just about as you could possibly get an even as much as like mercury His albums very. I've seen him play acoustic before and he's he does a great job but his albums tend to have more production value in backing band and everything else so this. He doesn't release a lot of albums songs of him and a guitar. But this i mean this is absolutely up my alley. Because i love those district right now. This is one of my favorite shows or guitar. And when we were talking about this we were. We were saying if we're going to bring in hank's for you know our our idea. We started putting. This together was at some point. We're gonna have buddies music but he's come in and talk to us when we do this in the reason we wanna have you. I was as a singer songwriter. This is right. This is jason. Thanks man this is really ladies and gentlemen this is bruce springsteen's nebraska starts off with the title track and so once again. This is the The song about emerged about you. Carl stark weather.
"bruce springsteen" Discussed on Our Favorite Albums
"Talk about that kind of stuff that. Stop music that you like. Yeah absolutely towns. Zandt you hell. I think we all love leary mercury. If oh absolutely tom and so when we start talking about a songwriter you have to include bruce springsteen with the how abstract no let stuff inside and despite the fact that well he throws in that glock spiel those bells in those songs that curls my toes up. You're not a big fan of the girls. My milk completely. I i absolutely hate that glock and on songwriter thing And maybe you guys feel about this. But i didn't really think about what a good songwriting was. Anti listened to nebraska. Because the rest everything. I've ever heard from him before is so lost in the the pageantry of the eighties working men denim saxophone. Everything i just mentioned before so it kinda comes on the radio. We all grew up with the being on the radio all the time but you just kind of ignore it. Listen to when you're when you're subjected to a guy just sitting in a room with an acoustic guitar. There's you're either a good songwriter. Or you're not you're not painting over that with anything right. That's right and you think about the songs that he head up to sport. You know the prudhoe prove it out bar rock where you've got fifteen guys in abandoned. There's a saxophone and by the way the saxophone another one. It just wears me completely out. The the saxophone solo in rock and roll is very rarely done in a way that i appreciate this never done in a way i see. I think the war on drugs can pull that off occasionally the horn section. And it's okay. Sure shorter that i'm not a fan. Well remember as a kid at gerry. Rafferty song What was that where What is going to raise a kid. That's excellent cool but once you listen that song a couple times you like man you need to back off from that pay by the note or something going on here when i think about sacks solos in rock think about the the bob seger and the first time you hear it i mean that's pretty cool but then you like how will it ever. So let's talk about that saxophone quick the saxophone in the east street band which was bruce's. That's the big man. That's clarence clements. And he was a great big fella right at. He owned one portion of the stage and it seems like he was on every single song. Maybe that's one of the things. I just can't stand back off on that right His his piano player was guy by the name of daddy fit ritchie and he played the piano and he played that glock spiel in the glock and spiel again. Those bells that you hear the little cheese chiming males back to kind of plan. I hate that. There's not a lot of Album credits that have glock and spill listed in them. Yeah it's i don't see it very often underutilized instrument. I guess gary talent played the base. I think is actually pretty solid bass player everything into There's on a of roy ba- -tainer bitten who also played some sort of keyboard and so he was overly keyboard in this band And then we're going to talk about the biggest ask whip in music ever and that's max weinberg. That guy just wears me out. But what's actually kind of cool as i've seen interviews with max weinberg. He seems like a pretty cool guy church He was the bandleader on Torn o'brien's show just know that right. That's smiling guy back. That's right that's right. That's right really cool guy. He just kind of wears me out. I don't know what it is But i can't tell you that there is one guy from the eastern band and i'm a huge fan of let's as guitar player. That wouldn't happen to have anything to do with him. Also being involved in your favorite. Tv show everyone has one hundred percent to do with the fact that little steven van zandt little stevie was played Played silvia dante in the sopranos. Now you know which is one of my favorite characters of all time. I love the sopranos anyway but the fact that he plays apprentice fan. I'm not actually just found out that he that he was in that while research and i was actually looking to see if he were was related to townes. Van zandt anyway. It's not but but i didn't find same last name but a remarkably different geographical situations. Yeah th there's a director of the guy that did what is it. There's there's a van zandt who's a director right. I think he's a cousin nick kimber. It's not less than zero as well if you're leaving for the folks playing at home. If you're a fan of steven van zandt much. Like michael in our get on netflix and watch the show lillehammer which is literally steven van. Zandt character from the sopranos. Take take this new jersey mobster and put him in witness protection program in lillehammer. Just drop him into the middle of these poor people have no idea what's coming at them and he proceeds to go full new jersey on the very nice norwegian people i. It's a really funny series in so if you're sopranos fan and you want to know what happened to silvia dante apprentice. He got a chance to cash one more. Check louis hammer. Because he liked the the witness protection enjoyed that place. We should go over there so here we are. We're talking about a guy that we don't really care for that much. We all acknowledge the fact that he's a hell of an artist. Sure we just don't care for his music. So why are we doing this well. Let's talk about leading up to nineteen eighty-one. Bruce springsteen was a huge huge act. Let me run through his Discography up to that point nineteen said nineteen seventy-two earlier it was actually nineteen seventy-three with greetings from asbury park. That album with the nineteenth went to number sixty album that year it ended up selling its platinum twice. Okay so this is now sold a bunch. His follow up was the wild. The innocent and the e street shuffle did about the same two x platinum went to number fifty nine about the same but boorda run in nineteen seventy five. That went to number three was allegedly. Bruce springsteen is a superstar right. he's everywhere That that style of rock you know you had david bowie. And you had like this glam rock. But you also had this boardwalk blue-collar its roots americana at the time right. Like i don't know if he is even that roots at that point it was. It was just big rock and roll okay. Well it's rucci. Now you're right at then it was it was new then shirk girls and it was cars and it was guitars and it was having fun. And and whatever will he followed that up with darkness on the edge of town in nineteen seventy eight and that went to number five three x platinum so border on six hundred platinum so which means sold six million records. Yeah right are so dark on the edge of town and he follows that up with his album. The river now that was that was that the double album Yeah okay that's the double album came out in nineteen eighty and that went to number one overall in the charts and they toured on that for up until right before i mean they. They played like one hundred and forty shows in two years insane year and a half. I mean it was just an insane amount of plane yet. They were a bargain. They did a lot of singing they. A lot of moving around suddenly were superstars right now. They're playing one hundred forty shows all over. The world either massive. Yeah he played at the super bowl. Yeah he was. It was legitimately a big deal at this point. So if If the river came about nineteen eighty and that was the number one album. I'm going to skip the album that we're doing. Which is nebraska that was released in nineteen eighty two. I and i'm gonna go to his follow up for that which was born the usa and that is his biggest album of all time that that would not only went to number one. It is diamond. that's fifteen times platinum. That's insane crazy right while..
"bruce springsteen" Discussed on Broken Record
"I. You know what? Is An aside, but I love Nebraska. So completely and it was my moment when I came for the Italian and state for the for the Irishman. Over Nebraska, the Frankie and Johnny Song. REDEEMS THE WHOLE ALBUM It's I always always doing a second hit because it's the one with the guy does the he does the moral he's he does the morally right thing. Like men gives up and his family, he ain't no good whatever the whatever that might be. Yeah. The rest is about these people who have somehow kind of fallen away or and in the middle of it, you have the sheriff who understands that is his connection to his bottom is more important than his badge and. I thought that was suddenly this like this ray of sunshine. Comes through in that and it it just put that out on a different level for me. The whole record is about a fallen world you know that we all have to live in. That song you're right. There's a little bit of redemption. And it's one of my favorite songs on the record, highway? Patrolman hire. More than a little bit we. More than a little bit of a lot of it is. There's a whole lot of redemption that's Jesus on the cross in that. Yeah. Yeah. I hear you on the subject of Catholicism since we're so dancing around it you said in a conversation with Martin Scorsese last year we're talking about how much of your work is informed by having gone to Catholic school. And then we have that John Hammond comment about I knew you were a Catholic you put your. Can we can you put your finger on? What is the? What is the cat? The Catholic part of of your music. I guess if I look back, it was. Great fear of a spiritual darkness. Is impressed upon you when you are very, very young, that's one thing. Perhaps the ability to work towards a spiritual light is also impressed upon you. So those are very high stakes. and. If you live your life with with with those steaks on the table, it'll be an interesting experience you know. And that may be at the center of what my Catholic upbringing does for my music. And perhaps for me also you know that might explain some of it. I was Gonna I was GONNA. Ask if you wanted to play another's song off this latest album and give us a little bit of the of the backstory. Okay. Let me let me see what I can find here. This was the song that. Kicked off the writing for the entire record because it was most directly about my friend George who passed away in about. That particular time in my in my playing life Very, big Jews in an all scrapbook. Faded pictures some very to. When you were. Young and proud bagged against the wall Ronin role in loud. snakeskin various in a shark skin suit. Juban he who on your boobs? Chicken the band inside burst. You take the crowd on mystery era. Knights Columbus and the firemen's ball. Friday night at the Union Hall home. Black. Leather clubs all along route nine. You count the names of the missing as you count off time. Rock of ages. Lift. Me Somehow. Somewhere. In holiday. Somewhere deep into the heart of the. The. Less,.
"bruce springsteen" Discussed on Broken Record
"It was Nebraska itself. You ought to play a little bit of it. Our stand in. Just a tour early. Erba. Tongue. Leeann her wing. Firmer And Ten? People. From town. Lag? In Bryansk. Saw Fourteen. Online. Voodoo, the bed lane. Actually Very. Thing in my pay. I can't see A. Folders things. We Dong..
"bruce springsteen" Discussed on Broken Record
"When did you first start playing piano I was really young. My my aunt had a piano in her foyer and we would visit my Italian grandmother who lived to be a hundred years old every Sunday and so when my mother was upstairs with her mother because they only spoke Italian I was downstairs in the way tinkering around on my aunt's piano and she I started to make some noise out of it and so. She said here I'm going to give you a key to the house and when you leave school if you want, you can come into the house and play the piano, and so I started to come home from school and I go to my aunt's house nobody was there and I would just start practicing the piano I was in my teens and I became a relatively proficient accompanist nothing special but I can accompany myself relatively well. You said You wrote the songs for Boyne to run on the piano is that is that typical for you or is that unusual to write a whole album on piano? I haven't done it in a long time. This record letter to you was primarily on guitar back in that wrote racing in the street or song racing industry was on Piano I. Probably that was that was a bit of a unique record in that I wrote a lot of if you go back in here, all the musical introductions and things you'll see how it was piano based. How many songs have you written that you haven't released Oh At least one hundred wow era and we already put out a big six seventy bucks set of of stuff from the vault ten years ago. But I still have tons of stuff left. Are you writing all the time No I write very rarely and I didn't write a rock song in seven years before I wrote this batch in ten days. So I right when the writing is there and when I'm sort of inspired and I don't worry about not writing. You'd never had that kind of crisis moment panic moment when you think the well is dry of course, you have that all the time. But you said you never worry about not writing. You manage your anxiety well, is that it? Yeah I had that all the time and I'm used to that feeling you. Know. So so in a sense when I feel like that and you always feel like that after you've written a good Song Oh i. hope that's not the last one you know but I've Kinda gotten used to that being part of the natural state of writers consciousness. In that it's such a magic trick and you. And you are. It's so out of your control even after all the craft that you've learned that you just don't know how you do it and so. I can sit here and say, Gee, I'd like to ride a nother album. But. I know it'll come along at some point I don't know how when so I'm both I guess the best way to explain it was I'm comfortable with the anxiety. Does it you should come with one song is that is that how it starts if you haven't written for awhile will Asong. It'll come with a song and if it's a good song and if it's Working around a theme, you haven't worked before like what I did on this record I took as my subject music itself and rock and roll itself as an idea and The ideas of bans themselves as an idea, and I've never written about that subject before. So when I locked onto that first thing, I realized there was a small but deep well of other songs that I that I had in things I had to say about that idea and about the passing of time and losing ban members and losing old friends and what it's like at this age to be doing in my line of work. So. Yeah. If you're lucky, you know you'll you'll lot lock onto something and and and more than, and you'll tap a little vein and more than one song will come out. Did the subject matter come before the first song or did the song come and give you the subject matter the circumstances came before the song I had a very close friend who passed away who was. The last besides me was the last member of my first band. So let me as the only surviving member. And I thought about that a lot. I didn't think about it in the sense. Okay. Now I'm gonNA write some music about this but I thought about it a lot and then it song came out you know you'll strange things happened I had kid give me a guitar outside of the Broadway Theatre and an Italian kid was standing air one night and he had a guitarist and I thought he wanted me to sign it so. This is no no no. No boost. This is this is for you. We had a made for you. And I took it and on the way home I looked at it and it was made from beautiful. Would it played gorgeous and sounded wonderful I left it in my living room. And that was the guitar that most of the songs came out of so. It was another bit of lucky happened stance. You know would you say most of the album's had a triggering moment like either Some. Life experience that starts the first song that leads to the journey of the album. The I would say that perhaps you know but also it's sort of like you. You you start your car and it runs. Great an album comes out you start your car it runs for a half an hour breaks down. Doesn't run for two weeks started again we're. We're. We're. We're we're nothing again rewrote nothing records of made like that. You know I've I've written a Song I've written six songs that I think are really. Record Worthy, and then spent a year trying to write six more. So. So it's simply not predictable and you have to get used to withstanding that anxiety and you have to get comfortable with it because born in the USA I think I wrote eight or nine of those songs and then. And then spent a year waiting for dancing in the dark bobby. Jean and surrender and. That was just the way it went didn't have an album until I had that music. Even if I had nine good song sitting there, we'll be back with more from Bruce springsteen after a quick break. We're back with the rest of Rick Rubin and Malcolm Glad Conversation with Bruce Springsteen, how many people were in the original band? The original e street band was a five piece band. There was one keyboard no yeah. One keyboard and then I play keyboards sometimes, there was a keyboard guitar player a base player a drummer in a saxophonist it was a little club. Rock and soul band, and when did it start expanding the last time? I saw you play I. Think there were if felt like there were more people on stage and I could count the last time I thought. We might have carried horns, horns and singers on that tour generally the band the stable. Membership of the band is Myself Stevens on the Guitar Nils Lofgren on the Guitar Gary Talent on the Base my ex Weinberg on drums Charlie. Giordano. On the Organ Roy Bitten on the piano and Jay Clemens on the saxophone. That's nine people and that's the hard core, the e street band now. Do. You recall what was going on the first time you decided.
"bruce springsteen" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"Transmission. Well the important thing is Kate I. Think has brought up a very good point which is. I like to be all things to all people. Yes. So I really do and if. If and If Kate believes that I am. An important part of the lesbian community I'm down with that Yup? Yeah. You're the wonder bread of sexuality. You mean, I have no nutrients I definitely have no nutritional value. You taste good. No, it tastes good for a second and then you feel horrible little later on. When your body realizes it just eight nine pounds of chemicals. into a white bread by the way, apropos of nothing. One of my clearest memories as a child as we went on a field trip when I was at the Baldwin School at one of the it's an elementary public elementary school in Brookline. Massachusetts and they said, we're going on a field trip today and they put us on a bus and we were so excited and they took us to the wonder bread factory. We watch giant machines shit out bread aw fake bread. You'd think you'd go to a museum. Yeah or I mean we're near right near Boston but we have gone into Boston and seen the site of the Boston massacre we could have seen. We have seen the US Constitution. We could've seen faneuil hall we could have seen the old North Church. No, they took us out to some industrial part. Of. Massachusetts and they showed us the wonder bread factory and they said, we have a surprise for you at the end. We each got a paper hat that said wonder bread on. And I swear to God mine they dissolved instantly when we went outside. out a wonder, it was made out of wonder bread I think was the it was made out of an this day I'm like. Well, how was that educational? I think it was teaching about disappointment. It's an American institution wonder bread it is I like you know if I didn't care about my health, I would eat it all the time I. don't we just lost them as a sponsor. All. Right. So I got a little digression. They're about to wonder bread but I do want to say Kate. Yes Gay Pride yes. Thank you for listening and you're wrong. I think I am not toxic for my co workers here. Yeah. What. Kate said that you're sacrificing your emotional wellbeing by being with me Yeah. That's right. Not True. That's true. So yes, kate to wrap up. I'm very proud to have you as a fan. You see my very cool funny person and. You know talk me up on campus. Tell your friends. Hey, Coenen he's the bee's knees..
"bruce springsteen" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"By playing fucking wrong. Oh. No I have to do it. Well, what happens now is Three hours and fifty minutes. Want their money back. fucked. Just, walked off after three hours and fifty minutes. We got a babysitter for nine hours. Money back. He's actually Very hard. It's hard to put the toothpaste back in the tube. Now, you can't. I saw I saw you perform with the e street band I. Don't remember exactly what she wasn't. It might have been around two, thousand five. I saw you guys performs a great show and this is something that I've said to many many people who've asked me what they think it takes and I've cited you many times I said, I saw Bruce springsteen and he's got nothing left to prove but he's gets amazing show at one point during the show you did a song where you used I'd never seen you before used a false seto it was quite powerful and very good. So afterwards. Because of my Max Connection Max brought me back and his hands he went to his hands back on. Says they've fallen off and Shot it with me in your dressing room for second and I said I really love that falsetto and I just seen. You completely blow the roof off the plays for several hours and you said. Yeah. I'm really. I'm working on that I've been working on that for bunch of years and I thought I'd start trying on this tour. I, keep trying to work I don't think quite got it right and I walked out of that room and I thought he's still trying to get some place if you're not trying to get someplace. then. He, you're just a careerist you know. And that's fine but it just doesn't interest me that much you know. I. WanNa. Be a frontier Zeman. Out on the edges of my own psychological emotional spiritual frontier, I won't be working there and I want to work there till the day. I die. To me, that's a fulfilled life pushing forward always searching always looking for that next thing that's going to add that small piece to the puzzle. Let's go to allow you to go further than that. Because as we move forward our life blossoms and the benefits of that search. Food Fall into the laps of our loved ones and our people we work with and and then and into our own lives into our own lives it's it's warding process ano and one that I would wish. On everyone and I know people who don't do this at all and I could name are most prominent exponent at the moment. But why be Labor the topic? Joe Biden attacks. We know, Bruce, we know that you're not. A fan of democracy..
"bruce springsteen" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"Why? Why why would we ski? We're seventy? Sold out of my ass, break my leg. Why would I go up the mountain just to come down again it? Just didn't make sense to me. Suddenly you know I wanna ask you about the casteel because they're an important part of this album you looking back especially song last man standing when you're growing up in New Jersey. You belonged in freehold to this group that gets deals. Yes and this was your band and when you look at it to be that young this ban lasted through the prime years of the sixties. Yeah. There was a long time for a bunch of teenagers to stay together. It's very rare. It was a quite a long time and I learned an enormous amount of my crafts while in that band and deep feelings for it, and for that time in my life you know but. Was Rare to stay together that long were you guys was a cover band primarily used? Over, band, and we had a few original. Do you remember what was the Go-to Song? Like this is the song we do. That's maybe our best go to cover song. Do you have a memory of what that might have been through blow the roof off the house? We did hellacious version of them. So van Morrison Mystic is Oh my God that's fantastic. Not a very, well known song, but I used to front and play the harmonica and move out like a madman on mystic is you credit your time in the steals put you out in front of live audiences in union halls in vfw name it potluck dinner halls it puts you out there. Every you everything you guys played everything and you learned to play live, which is something maybe that doesn't happen as much today for young artists. Well, you know there are still people who play great live shows as great live performers out there that at at every level in the clubs and theaters in. Rain. Is You know but it is it a vanishing skill I. Don't think it will ever vanish, but it's it's certainly been. It has a lot of competition from the Internet and since and social media and a variety of other things but at the end of the day. That act of getting people in a room and a band on stage, which is an act that will never be simulated. Is a powerful powerful experience and to feel we don't have them yet. We gotTA got him or they're starting to come around. Let's really lay it on. Now. That's fine of muscle that you learned when you were in high school with steals that I think you've just kept honing in honing in honing. We were doing four. You're set the record I think four hours and six minutes for a concert. When you think about the Beatles in their live performing days when they were, you know huge man I think they do twenty twenty five minute shows. That wasn't so bad. Through the whole up by playing fucking wrong. Oh. No I have to do it. Well, what happens now is Three hours and fifty minutes. Want their money back. fucked. Just, walked off after three hours and fifty minutes. We got a babysitter for nine hours..
"bruce springsteen" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"Well. Okay. So got one and you've got four. I've got. Nobody you is there something to and I I think great celebrity autobiographies are extremely rare and yours I thought was a beautiful piece of writing and also I learned so much about your relationship with your father contrasting that with your mother and your grandmother and thinking and and people probably don't WanNa hear this. But maybe that has to be part of the equation. Well, I believe that the most successful obsessive. I think the guys that we think of who have something very special eating at them, and that's what makes them interesting to us. There is an undescribable problem at their center that they're constantly sorting trying to sort out. It's not completely sort out. But. You can't find elements of clues that bring you closer to the source as life, and this is how people are using their craft. This is why you can't take your eyes off some or or your ears and those people have had someone in their life who has told them. They are the second coming of Christ and at the same time someone in their life who's told them they are absolutely worthless and they believed them both and so consequently, you're in the process of. Trying to retrieve the unconditional love that you experienced by the parent. He told you were holier than thou and try to prove to your other powered. How deeply wrong they were so This I believe is a is a psychological makeup of most mode of the most interesting artists I would say like not tra hero Brando Dylan Hank Williams, all of those people I believe have some piece of this in their creative equation. So yeah, I think it's essential myself. I think that kind of historical conflict in your family is very, very critical. Then add into it eight years of Catholic education the furnace is starting to burn. There are many people that would think to watch bruce and the e street band. Record or to watch bruce work would be just to watch these guys having a ball. That is not true. said it is both the most important thing in your life and it's only rock and roll and you've got to inhabit both what is essential as you become an adult is you have to refine the ability to hold two contradictory ideas in your mind at the same time and without it driving you crazy. That is the mark of adulthood. So there's a lot of things in life you know it's like one. When we go out on stage at night more out for murder you know we are out there to burn it down until you go home smiling and arden you know. But the day that's right a roll music curing cancer. So. That's the best we can do you know and and so we and so we do it. You know but keeping those two ideas in your head simultaneously. Allows you to reach far into the heavens as your spirit. Soul hopes and fears will allow while at the same time staying say. Some relatively bet on steer honor it's a next to impossible combination I've heard Lincoln Abraham. Lincoln was described that way as they said, mark of his intelligence was that he could hold to completely contrasting ideas in his head of time I think that added to his his greatness and I think that is yeah, that's adulthood. I love my kids and occasionally. They make me want to jump out a window. To contain both those ideas if you can acknowledge them. Will bring you some peace. Quiet your mind, which is something that most artists. Don't possess you know. This is not the nature of artists to possess a quiet mind but but getting something small things like that straight. I found I found it did it did bring some peace into my daily life? Do you think you've mellowed at all or do you think because you were guests? You might say Yeah I've mellowed with age and not just age but the accomplishments that boggle the mind. But maybe the same time I don't believe that you've mellowed nearly as much as other people would have mellowed that would have experienced. You're kind of success. Sort of all depends how you're using the term I think if you asked my wife, she would say that I have mellowed in some ways that were. I think the destructive parts of my character hold less sway over me than they did twenty five years ago. So that's a good thing, my raw intensity at approaching my work in my job. I. Haven't mellowed at all and that's that's the way I like to keep that you know, and that's and that's an area where a not mellowing is a good thing. There's other areas you know it doesn't work the same way across the board. There's other areas where want life better mental.
"bruce springsteen" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"And giving US updates. Versus doing and they're texting you members Bruce members loves the versus here's, loves Turkey A. Both. Both the country and the. Deli meat and he is very offended now. So he's launched a suit, a Matt I know that you prefer like Polka and stuff like that. But Bruce Springsteen, this is a big deal for you. You'll never liked POLKA. He is a big deal admit this is the boss of from day to day I. Know You is the boss but now the bosses I think myself I know yeah to be fair to our listeners. The boss know your girl boss. Boss he no no no. No. He is a boss of some east. Street bandres divas, you are A. Yes of some people he is the boss of. Actually don't think I'm the boss of USA. And I'm not the boss of Gowrali in fact, I'm hard pressed to find anybody who works technically for me who thinks of me as a boss? Right. I don't have that boss thing. Here comes the boss. Yeah. People aren't going like you're the boss because that's superseded by uh-huh here comes Conan the man. We don't know what you're going to do, and we know we're in for something harrowing. Fella. And he regular listener of this podcast knows me to be gentle as. You know in the Devil Wears Prada when she's walking in everyone changes, their shoes and and they're change their policy when Meryl Streep. Meryl Streep Walks in and everyone's getting really nervous if I'm watching TV and I'm leaning back in my chair and you're walking in I do not do anything different. Started that when I'm at work and I'm watching TV and leaning back any. Meaning you really not working you happen to be at work but you're. Binge watching something from netflix's yes. Well yes. Is I terrified enough to be like, oh Make. Sure. He doesn't see me watching nine. Forty not terrified enough or not to refine all, and in fact, quite dismissive of my presence that might be that's accurate. This very go. Anyway to keep things on track. I just. Delighted at Bruce Springsteen's on the on the podcast today and. I don't want us to waste time I always say that but then of course, I, do waste time but we can't today because this is an opportunity that comes but once in a lifetime yes, that's true. That's always had a connection because of Max Weinberg as well, Max Weinberg, my drummer and bandleader for sixteen years in late night seventeen years I think actually and. Bruce always so kind and always checking in with me and saying I. Hope it's okay the. Max, back on tour and just just like a call, he didn't have to make. A lovely artist. Great Guy. So let's do it. I say do it let's go do it I a story that goes nowhere. My guest today, of course, a rock icon who has won twenty Grammy Awards and sold over a hundred and thirty five million albums worldwide making him. One of music's best selling artists of all time his twentieth studio album letter to you which I've listened to many times now and it is beautiful. It is now out and the documentary film of the same name capturing the making of the albums available to stream on Apple TV plus. To say, I'm thrilled he's with us today as a pathetically inadequate. Liz German. Bruce springsteen. Bruce. Welcome. I am speaking sincerely.
"bruce springsteen" Discussed on Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
"Interview I don't I don't blame him. I didn't appreciate that combet. Listen you used to do an impression on my dad where you take dinner Napkin and put it under your nose and pretend it was his mustache. Prove I've done that I have a photo of damage. Yes. Why do I always let you take photos of me. When I'm doing inappropriate. Toast for. So anyway, my point is, and let's get back to the against not that I would have put as you say, a dinner Napkin ended my nose rolled up in a specific way to make it look like an oversized moustache to look like your father's crazy mustache us great mustache he has a. Moustache a romance not grow that mustache you could not no I know I grow nice beard but my mustache is lacking would your father agree to go to a hospital and do a stash transplant where they take some of his mustache hairs and plant them and to me it's just so much work I've done so much for you. That think your dad owes me a stash implant anyway I think we've drifted you would look like such perv with the mustache for a well to do pornographer. What I would like to say that to keep us back on track. Star of caliber they even your parents know who he is. Yes and knew he was when they were in Armenia no, they weren't. In Armenia they were in Turkey, they are meaning but they were in Turkey people listening don't care talking about just go with the flow they'll be like well now you see they are what they were living in Turkey, but then Greece for a while and of course, if done bull yeah, I've just been informed by springsteen that he's filing a loss. Okay I love it his people. People are so professional that they're listening.
"bruce springsteen" Discussed on Fresh Air
"The you know it's It's not quite there's a big difference between what you see on stage and then my general daily my daily existence you write about your. I'm sorry I'm talking to myself. Don't let that bother. I use part of my illness. I do all the time. You're you're right about how being on stage is almost like medicine for you. Sure does it get you out of yourself does it all. Of course you're immediately pulled out of the year you the inside of your head and it immediately immediately changes your frame of mind. I've I've never been on stage where I've not true. I have been on stage on a few occasions where I felt. I couldn't escape the interior of my my interior thoughts but uh Peter Wolf once said. What's the strangest thing you can do on stage? Think about what Nothing where you can do. If you're up there thinking about what you're doing you're just not there and it's not going to happen so trying to learn how to overcome those which is a normal thing to do. You're in front of a lot of people. People are going to get very self conscious so you have to learn to sort of overcome that tendency toward self consciousness end just blow it wide open and you jump in and join join all those people that are out there enjoying what you're doing together together During the depression there's a period of a year and a half when you weren't on the road with one of your sons guess with your youngest and did that contribute to the depression because you couldn't be on stage and you couldn't have that kind of experience tend to be not my own best company. I can get a little lost when I don't have my work to occasionally focused me but at the same time you've got to be able to figure that Out The year and a half. I was home. My son was in his last year of high school. And and it was kind of my last opportunity to to be here with him in the House and and wanted to get that right as you mentioned in your book you. You wanted to write songs that you wouldn't outgrow that you could sing as as an adult kids in you know done accomplished born. You're seeing some of your early songs now as you still do like born to run. Does those assange a different meaning to you than it did. When you first started forming we just had a series of concerts where the show was very interesting? Because we'd start with my earliest material curiel and we played about half a record off of our of our first record and then half or three quarters of the second record so going back to my earliest music and singing my earliest songs that I wrote when I was twenty two and it was funny that they just fit perfectly. Well you know there is a sort of gathered the years up as time passes and you can revisit the wonderful thing about my job as you can revisit at your twenty two year old self your twenty four year old self any particular night you want songs pick up some extra resonance. I hope nope but they're still there there. And I can revisit that period of my life when I choose so it's quite a nice experience in and The songs themselves broaden out as time passes and take on subtly different meanings take on a little more meaning I find What's an example of a song? Let's take on a different meaning or more meaning for you. A lot of the ones that are people's favorites in born to run I that expands every time we go out. It just seems to be more of your life fills it in fills in the story and when we hit it every night. It's always a huge catharsis. It's fascinating to see the audience singing it back to me It's quite wonderful In people that intensely singing your song as someone who grew up in Brooklyn and now lives in Philadelphia. I love that you've continued to live in New Jersey not only only New Jersey but not far from where you grew up. Why have you stayed close to the home that your father left your father went to teenager? It is it's rather ironic but I just felt very comfortable here and I was uncomfortable with city life. I was was more or less a kid that came out of a small town and I was beach bomb and and love EA- ocean and loved the Sun and like the people that were here alike to I was when I was here. I wanted to continue writing about the things that I felt. Were important in those. Those things were pretty much here. Felt like a lot of my heroes from the past lost themselves in in different ways once they had a certain amount of success and I was nervous about that and I wanted to remain grounded and Living in this part of New Jersey was something that was it was essential to who I was and continues to this day to be to be that way. Bruce springsteen and I can't thank you enough for the studio and allowing us to do the module enjoyable. I appreciate and I really liked the book. Thanks Bruce Bruce springsteen speaking to Terry Gross at his Home Studio in New Jersey in two thousand sixteen he had just published his memoir called born to run and their conversation was one of our staff staff picks for favourite interviews of the past decade on Monday show. Our guests will be Todd Phillips who wrote and directed. The new film joker a realistic origin story. On the Batman Comic Book Villain. The joker played by Joaquin. Phoenix is troubled. Man With a history of serious mental health problems Phillips also directed the hangover films. Hope you join us. Fresh Air's executive producer is Danny Miller. Our Technical Director and engineer is Audrey Bentham with additional engineering. Yeah nearing support from Joyce Lieberman angeline hurts them. Our associate producer for digital media. Is Molly Seavy Nesper. Roberta shorrock directs the show Terry Gross Screen doors grisly divisions you down sales across the Porch.
"bruce springsteen" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Built it to suit him to some degree I was looking for when I was looking for voice to mix with my voice. I put on my father's work close as I say in the book. Oh Can I. And I went to work whether it was the result of wanting to emulate him so I felt closer whether it was I want aren't as I say in the book. I wanted to be reasonable. Voice of revenge for what his his life come to. It was all of these this things and It was an unusual creation but it but most of these most people stage personas are creative out of the flotsam and Jetsam there Internal geography. And they're trying to. They're trying to create something that solves a series is a very complex problems inside of them or in their history. And I think when I- annoyingly when I want to do that that's what I was. I was trying integrate all of these very difficult things that I've been unable to integrate in my life. And in my life with my parents Bruce springsteen speaking with Terry Gross in two thousand sixteen more after a break this is fresh air support for this podcast and the following message come from the American Jewish World Service working together for more than thirty years to build a more just and equitable world learn more at age. Aws Dot Org. This is Terry Gross. The host of fresh I share from whyy and NPR. We do long form interviews with journalists breaking the big news stories and with the authors filmmakers and musicians behind find the best in pop culture. So listen and subscribe. Let's get back to Terry's twenty sixteen interview with Bruce Springsteen during your earlier's musician you were Asbury very park. Boardwalk carnival atmosphere What did you love about that kind of urban beach? uh-huh yeah and you know Madame Marie and all of the like all the boardwalk regulars. You made great stories out of those characters lead songs that are less characters but what what appealed to you about about knowing them in writing about them. It was just my location at the time I didn't move to Asbury with the thought of you. Know it wasn't an anthropological But I went in and I just fit in there as Berry. Okay was down on its luck but not as bad as it would get and so there was a lot of room to move clubs were opened on five. AM There were gay clubs in even the late sixties. It was a bit of an open city. So as young. Ne'er or do wells. We fit very you know we fit very comfortably in that picture and then when I went to write I just wrote about what was around me. It fired my imagination. It was of course was a colorful locale. The city was filled with characters and plenty of people that loose ends and so it would just just became a very natural thing to write about. I didn't give it too much thought at the time but I did think that it gave me a very individual identity. Not and that. If I was going to go out into the musical world on a national level I was very interested in being connected to my home own. My Home State. Wasn't anyone else writing in this way about these things at that time so it was something I did adver intentionally in the sense as creating a certain very very specific and original identity. And that's one of the things that really interests me in comparing Dan you too dylan because when you first started people comparing to Dylan. One of the new Dylan's thing in some ways like persona wiser. The opposite he changed his name. He surrounded himself in mystery. His lyrics are very Obscure your lyrics. Tell stories you all about a plate eight you reveal so much about yourself in the world around you in your songs that you know what I mean like. I know I know that that you're more art than what you literally tell us about in songs but still you have an identity and tell us something of who you are in your sauce. Just go we're your psychology leads you. I think you know a voice. Love the fact that Bob's been able to sustain his mystery over fifty or sixty years is that's in this day and age that's quite a feat in itself and you know the things that I loved about Bob's music and I describe in the book is the father of my country three which he really is Were things that just didn't fit when I went to do my job. You know I'd come out of Tim. What different circumstance and Shoe the close just didn't fit. I want to quote you again. See she right this towards the beginning of your career. I wanted to be a voice that reflected experience and the world I live in so I knew in Nineteen seventy-two to do this. I would need to ride very well and and more individually than I had ever written before And this was it some point you realized to that although you had like the most popular bar are banned in Asbury Park and there was a bigger world there was a lot of talented people and in order to be someone in the world to have a career to make a difference prince that you had to figure out what was unique about you and you had to write great songs and in fact you achieve that you wrote great songs but you know How did you go about trying to write the best songs that you could? I mean when you when you knew there are a lot of this was going to depend on the songwriting when I thought thought about signing record deal or or writing something that Might put me in the position because I'd already had plenty of things that had fallen through with my rock band's I looked at myself and I said well you know I can sing. I'm not the greatest singer in the world. I can play guitar very well. But I'm not the greatest guitar player in the world What what excites me about a lot of the artists? I love when I realized well. They created their own personal world that I could enter into through their music and through their songwriting There's people that can do it instrumentally. You're mentally like Jimi Hendrix edge of Youtube or P townsend. I didn't have as unique a purely musical signature. I was a creature of a lot of different influences and so I said well if I'm going to project an individuality is going to have to be in my writing at the time for one of the few times in my life. I didn't have a band. I just had myself in the guitar so I was going to have have to do something with just my voice just the guitar and just my songs that was going to move someone enough to give me a shot so I wrote songs that were very lyrically alive in lyrically dense and They were unique but it it really came out of the motivation. To R- understood it was I was going to have to make my mark that way. Bruce springsteen speaking with Terry Gross in two thousand sixteen more after a break. This is fresh air support for NPR comes from whyy presenting the pulse. PODCAST that takes you on adventures into who unexpected corners of health and science plastic and the guts of deep sea creatures crying after anesthesia building. Your own Internet. Each episode is full full of fascinating stories and big ideas the pulse available. Where you get your podcasts or at whyy dot org? Hi It's Terry Gross inviting getting you to check out our new online archive collecting forty years of fresh air interviews and reviews. You can hear my interviews with people like David Bowie aretha the Franklin Johnny Cash John Updike Tony Morrison Search for names. You're interested in make a playlist for yourself or friends at fresh air. Archived Dot Org. That's fresh air archive dot org. Let's get back to Terry's twenty sixteen interview with songwriter and performer. Bruce springsteen conducted at his home studio in New Jersey. You started going to therapy in nineteen eighty three and at some point you say in your sixty s you had a really bad depression and and I'm wondering if you thought about during that period when you were very depressed how many people in the world really wanted to be you and doesn't account for that much time. Yeah people see you on stage in. I'd WanNa be that Guy Guy. I WanNa be that guy myself very plenty plenty of days where I go man. I wish I could be that guy..
"bruce springsteen" Discussed on Fresh Air
"Robert Mapplethorpe did the very iconic photograph for the cover of horses. Would you briefly describe the the photo. Well it's very a classic photograph by Robert Very Simple. I'm standing against a white wall all with a triangular shadow and dressed in the clothes. Typical of myself thin and Just an old white shirt a clean old white shirt Sort of a black ribbon that symbolizes a tie or CRAVAT Black Pants Jacket slung over my shoulder looking directly at Robert it's Has a little bit of little bit of Baudelaire little bit of Catholic boy a little bit of Frank Sinatra and a lot of Robert. What impact do you think that photo hat on how people perceive you well I you know I. I don't know I know people really liked it. I know the record company. Didn't they didn't let such a great photo. Why didn't the record company like it because my hair was messy because You know it just. It was a little incomprehensible sensible to to them at the time but I fought for it and They did try to air. Brush my hair but I made sure that was yes fixed people were very upset constantly about my appearance when I was young I don't know what what it was. You know they just just. It was very hard for them to factor. But I've always had. That problem is even as a child. You Know I. I used to go to the beach when I was a little kid. And just is one where my dungarees and a flannel shirt and the whole time people would be. Why are you wearing that? Why don't you get a bathing suit? You know why it's like. Leave me alone this this is just like I'm not bothering you. Why are you worried about you know what I looked like? You know. It's just I'm not trying to bother anybody but But people love the photograph. The people on the streets loved the photograph and It gave Robert Some instant attention. I think it was his. You know the where he it really helped launch his work into the public consciousness and And so we were both very happy about that and the funniest thing and sort of the sweetest thing was when I started performing after the record came out I would go to clubs anywhere could be. Denmark could be in Youngstown. Ohio and I would come on stage and at least half of the kids had white shirts and black ties on was it was it was Kinda cool. We were all. We all had suddenly turned Catholic. You write that you know when when Mapplethorpe died of AIDS in March of eighty nine the morning that he died. You describe your feelings and you say that you were shuttering overwhelmed by a sense of excitement acceleration as if because of the closeness that you experience with Robert you're to be privy to his new adventure the miracle of his death. You say this wild sensation stay with you for some days. Could you they describe that. Did you know he was dying when you did. Have you gotten the phone call when you felt this. Or you're just feeling this. You know without even know. I felt that after he died after he died I had already received the call that he had died. I mean we knew that he was dying. We knew that he was dying the last couple of weeks of his life. I talked to him Tom. I talked to Robert in the last hour that he could still speak and I listened to his breathing before I went to sleep. His brother called me and let me listen to his breathing and he died that morning. So that sensation that I felt was his You know acceleration into his next place after death. I could really feel that. I've experienced a lot of death since Robert. I sat with Allen Ginsberg when he died I was with my husband when he died. My parents but Robert the acceleration in energy. I felt after Robert's death was unique. And it did stay with me for quite a while and I think that each of us you know our energy leaves in a different way. According to the person you know according to the energy the person the the the way the spirit manifests. Each of us die died differently and we have You know I believe that I believe we all have a unique journey whether it's a journey of pure energy if there's any intelligence within the journey but I think each of us have our own way of of dissipating or entering a new field. You say that one of the people who you were with when he died was Allen Ginsberg and in your memoir you mentioned some advice that Ginsberg had given you after your husband died he said let go of the spirit of the departed and continue your life's celebration Having experienced as much Beth with death as you have. Is that good advice. Do you think yes. I mean I think that The idea that time heals all wounds is not really true. Our wounds aren't really ever healed. We just learned to Walk with them. We learned that some days. We're GONNA feel intense pain all over again and we and we just have to say okay. Okay I know you if you can come along with me today in the same way that sometimes we start laughing out in the middle of nowhere remembering something that happened with someone we've lost and life is the best thing that we have. We have a life. We each have to negotiate it navigate. It and I think it's very important that we Enjoy our life that we get everything we can out of it and it doesn't take away from a our love departed. I mean I I take Fred along with me in the things that I do or Robert or my father or my mother. You know whoever wants to come along they can be with me and you know if I want them I can sense them. You know we we We have our own life but we we we can still walk with the people that we miss or the that we lose and I think it's very important to Not Not be afraid to experience joy in the middle of sorrow. Because you know that's what our life is you know our it's the fearful symmetry symmetry of Blake. You know joy and sorrow. You don't WanNa just feel wanted them. They're both they're both valuable to the Spirit Patti Smith thank you so much for talking with us. Oh you're welcome nice to talk to you too. Poet Songwriter and performer. Patti Smith speaking to Terry Gross in two thousand ten. They're talk was one of our staff picks for favorite interviews of the past decade after a break another favourite staff pick. Terry's interview with Bruce Springsteen. I'm David Being Cooley. And this is fresh air support for. NPR comes from Newman's own foundation working to nourish the the common good by donating all profits from Newman's own food products to charitable organizations that seek to make the world a better place. More information is available at the Newman's own foundation dot org. Today we're continuing. Our series of staff picks a favourite interviews from the past decade. This one is with Bruce springsteen and his special not only because of the conversation itself and the music we hear but also because Terry visited springsteen at his home studio in New Jersey to record it the rare on-location interview took place in two thousand sixteen when he was publishing his memoir which shares its title with one of his biggest hits born to run. We'll start by hearing a demo recording of his song growing up from the album chapter and verse Dicta.