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The writers of this blog are not music critics, and they don't consider a second (or third, fourth or fifth) mortgage to be a perfectly reasonable course of action to pay for front-row tickets, but despite being a whole lot more middle aged than ...
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The writers of this blog are not music critics, and they don't consider a second (or third, fourth or fifth) mortgage to be a perfectly reasonable course of action to pay for front-row tickets, but despite being a whole lot more middle aged than they were when they first put \x34Born in the U.S.A.\x34 or \x34The River\x34 down on the turntable, still feels like Bruce has something -- OK, a lot of things -- to say about our country and the way we live our lives, things that not a lot of other artists are saying. And whether he's talking about the knife that can cut this pain from your heart, the house that's waiting for you to walk in or what that flag flying over the courthouse means, he's nailing down feelings that are so universal that they can raise your spirits and break your heart at the same time. Plus, letıs face it, the man rocks.
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By Pete Chianca
Jan. 16, 2014 12:07 p.m.

Bruce and Jimmy were everywhere Wednesday.



First things first: Stop what you’re doing and listen to the hour-plus NPR interview with Springsteen by Ann Powers. (I don’t care if you’re an air traffic controller — the planes can wait!) It really gives some great insight into Springsteen’s approach to “High Hopes,” and (IMHO) dispels any assertions that it was a slapdash effort. Or else Bruce is just really good at faking that he cares.

It would be impossible to link to every report about Springsteen’s duet with Jimmy Fallon spoofing Chris Christie’s Bridgegate troubles, since it was — wait, let me check — everywhere. But one of the more thoughtful approaches (i.e., not just posting the video in a desperate click grab) came from John Cassidy at the New Yorker, whose piece also boasted the best headline: “Blunder Road: Springsteen runs over Christie.”

Conversely, Mark Santora in the New York Times does a decent job of setting up the Springsteen/Christie dynamic, but never gets around to actually saying anything. And the Washington Post takes the duet as an excuse to name “Bruce Springsteen’s top three political moments,” whatever that means.

But given this is release week, there’s plenty more Springsteen news to take in — below are some of the highlights.



Finally, one more time, for the desperate click grab:



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