Posts tagged ‘Bruce Springsteen’

September 23, 2020

This Day In Music History

It was on this day in 1949 that Bruce Springsteen was born (to run, presumably in the badlands). You don’t need us to tell you about The Boss. We love him, you love him, he’s great. Instead let us use this as an opportunity to share one of our favorite covers, Crooked Fingers doing a hell of a haunting job on the Springsteen classic “The River.”

June 2, 2011

Talk Thursday to Me – Eric Harvey

Today we talk with music journalist and ethnomusicologist Eric Harvey about his early love of rap, how he found his way from the world of video documentary making to music writing, and the place of academics in the world of popular music.

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February 23, 2011

This Day in Music History

Our pals over at informed us that it was this day in 1940 that Woody Guthrie wrote the classic “This Land is Your Land.”  As Bruce Springsteen puts it in this totally sweet, glistening, clip from 1985 – it’s pretty much the greatest song ever written about America.

Dedicating this one to everyone fighting for the rights of the working class in Wisconsin, here in Indiana and everywhere else.  Maybe one day this song will be a celebration song instead of a protest song.

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