Song du jour: “Communication Breakdown”

I’m going to keep my promise and not post another Springsteen song today, but man, I don’t want to keep that promise. “She’s the One” from Born to Run is playing on my iPod this very minute (okay…it’s over…now). I’m posting a Led Zeppelin song today because I had a conversation recently with a pretty, young salesgirl who told me all about how much she loved Led Zeppelin. She’s 17 and she loves Led Zeppelin. Okay, that’s cool. It’s been 45 years to the year since the release of Zeppelin’s first album and this girl wants to get Zep symbols tattooed all over … Continue reading Song du jour: “Communication Breakdown”

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Bruce Springsteen, Columbus, OH

I was lucky enough to see Springsteen perform at the Nationwide Arena. The ticket said the show starts at 7:30: Springsteen’s band took the stage right at 8:00, no opening act, and then played 26 songs back to back, non-stop, ending right about 11:00. I kept track of the set list and can confirm that Springsteen’s website has an accurate one. Three straight hours of music starting out with “High Hopes” — here’s a clip: I’ve seen Springsteen once before, in Detroit — where he forgot that he was in Detroit and welcomed everyone from Ohio to the show, a gaffe that he … Continue reading Bruce Springsteen, Columbus, OH

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