30. juli 2020. From My Home to Yours #9 (29/7-20)
For niende gang ble radioshowet "From My Home To Yours" sendt E Street Radio. Programmet har fått tittelen "Rumble Doll", etter navnet på det mest kjente albumet til Patti Scialfa som ble lansert i 1993.
Gårsdagens sending, som var den niende i rekken, var en hyllest til kona Patti Scialfa som fylte 67 år denne dagen.
Patti Scialfa er selv med i denne utgaven og sammen prater de blant annet om låtene som har inspirert henne gjennom hennes karriere.
Før hver av de andre åtte radioprogrammene i serien "From My Home To Yours", har Bruce Springsteen annonsert dette på forhånd. Denne gangen var det ingen forannonsering og programmet kom som en overraskelse på de fleste.
Programmet inneholdt flere sanger av Patti, samt en premiere av låten "You're A Big Girl Now", som kommer på Patti Scialfas neste album. Utenom Patti’s egne låter, er det valgt ut låter som har hatt betydning og som har inspirert Patti gjennom hennes musikalske karriere.
Låtene som ble presentert i showet: TELL HIM (The Exciters) (Partial)
RUMBLE DOLL (Patti Scialfa)
LUCKY GIRL (Patti Scialfa)
I MET HIM ON A SUNDAY (Laura Nyro & LaBelle)
THE BELLS (Laura Nyro & LaBelle)
WHEN YOU'RE YOUNG IN THE CITY (Patti Scialfa)
FUJIYAMA MAMA (Wanda Jackson)
CITY BOYS (Patti Scialfa)
AS LONG AS I (CAN BE WITH YOU) (Patti Scialfa)
(WALKING) IN THE RAIN (The Ronettes)
TALK TO ME LIKE THE RAIN (Patti Scialfa)
RULER OF MY HEART (Irma Thomas)
YOU'RE A BIG GIRL NOW (Patti Scialfa)
LIKE ANY WOMAN WOULD (Patti Scialfa)
TIRED OF BEING ALONE (Al Green)
RIVER DEEP-MOUNTAIN HIGH (Ike & Tina Turner)
TOWN CALLED HEARTBREAK (Patti Scialfa)
VALERIE (Patti Scialfa)
LOOKING FOR ELVIS (Patti Scialfa)
TROUBLE IN MIND (THE RETURN) (Marianne Faithfull)
SPANISH DANCER (Patti Scialfa)
ROSE (Patti Scialfa)
Patti var selvskreven gjest under den niende utgaven av FMHTY
Noe utdrag fra sendingen (hentet fra app.com)
The two went back to the beginning. No, Springsteen and Scialfa did not meet onstage at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park during a Cats on a Smooth Surface 1980s show, as was depicted in "Springsteen on Broadway." Rather, Scialfa answered an ad in the Village Voice in the mid-1970s looking for a female back-up singer who was versed in '60s girl groups.
Former Springsteen manager Mike Appel auditioned her.
"I was in New York and I walk in and Mike Appel was sitting behind a desk with his feet up on the desk and just said 'OK, sing!'" Scialfa said.
"That's my man!" Springsteen said.
"I said where's the accompaniment?" Scialfa said. "He said no no no, just sing! I think I was a little nervous before I went there but then I think I got mad because he was being so rude and disregarding that I belted out that song."
"Da Doo Run Run." Scialfa earned a tryout with the E Street Band in an industrial building on "Route 35 in Neptune," Springsteen said.
"We ended up not taking a woman singer out on that tour but I recollect us meeting," Springsteen said.
"You were great and the band was great," Scialfa said. "It was completely respectful."
Things started to heat up between the two when Springsteen would go to Scialfa’s New York City apartment to help her rehearse for the "Tunnel of Love" tour after she became a member of the E Street Band, Springsteen said .
"I used to steal up there and sit on a park bench waiting for my gal to meet me with a six-pack of beer," Springsteen said.
"We got engaged on that park bench," Scialfa said
Marianne Faithfull's "Trouble In Mind," played here, was the theme of the romance.
"I used to drive you back from New York City after visiting me and we would play that all the way back," Springsteen said.
"That makes me think of your blue Camaro, right, and also you had an old Corvette, which was also blue. We would just play that, never talk. We were just in a daze of love."
"Marianne Faithfull was our guardian angel in those days," Springsteen said.
Scialfa was indeed influenced by the girl groups of the '60s, and the era's singer-songwriters, including Laura Nyro.
Springsteen played "I Met Him On A Sunday" and "The Bells" by Nyro and Labelle.
"I really responded to how Laura Nyro took that urban soul and moved it out into singer-songwriter clothes," Scialfa said. "She wrote intricate lyrics, at times very evocative lyrics, but she had the soul with it. I thought wow, that's a hell of a combination."
Scialfa's solo career started with1993's "Rumble Doll," produced by Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
What's a "Rumble Doll"?
"There was that movie 'Rumble Fish, do you remember that it was from the '90s," Scialfa said.
"Yeah, Francis Ford Coppola," Springsteen said.
"I like the word, 'Rumble,'," Scialfa said. " ‘Rumble Doll.’ I think a lot of women are familiar with the broken doll syndrome, so you're sort of a cocktail of seduction and taking stock of your own limits, your own personal limits.
"I just love the image of the broken toy. That's why I love the first line, 'Baby, take a walk in Toyland.' That's a great opening line," Springsteen said.
"That's why it's seductive," Scialfa said.
The topic came up later in the program.
" ‘Rumble Doll’ is just a complete love letter to you," Scialfa said. "You know that."
"To me?" Springsteen asked.
"You know that," Scialfa said. "That's not new information."
"Thank you baby," the Boss cooed.
A new Scialfa track promises more musical memories. "You're A Big Girl Now" is a stirring ballad in the Irma Thomas mold. Ron Aniello, a frequent collaborator of Springsteen and Scialfa, and Jack Antonoff, a Jersey hitmaker known for his work with Taylor Swift, Lorde, Lana Del Rey, and more, are the producers.
Antonoff "roughed it up a bit and made it earthier," Scialfa said.
After nearly two hours, Springsteen and Scialfa bid adieu.
"Till we meet again, stay smart, stay safe, stay healthy, stay strong and stay in love," Springsteen said.
"I like that," Scialfa said.
27. juli 2020. "Down to the memory lane" - 32 år siden i dag... Sommeren 1988 var Bruce tilbake i Norge for første gang siden "The River" turneen i 1981 - og for aller første gang skulle Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band spille på en utendørsarena i Norge. Stedet var Valle Hovin og datoen var 27. juli - nøyaktig 32 år siden i dag.
Billetten min fra Valle Hovin 27/7-88
Det har vel aldri tidligere, og heller ikke senere, vært så store forventninger til en rockekonsert på norsk jord. Hver dag i flere uker før konserten skulle finne sted, kunne man følge Bruce Springsteens triumf-ferd gjennom Europa. Avisene overgikk seg selv i å finne de sterkeste superlativene for best mulig å beskrive hva det norske publikummet kunne forvente seg. Det var liten tvil om at Bruce levde opp til tilnavnet "The Boss", og hvor han enn spilte overgikk han den ene konserten etter den andre. Det var en magisk stemning i Norge denne sommeren og alle som var så heldig å få oppleve denne konserten er nok enig i meg med det...
Meg, som en ung 15 åring, utenfor Valle Hovin (27/7-88)
I dag er det 32 år siden jeg hadde denne magiske opplevelsen i Oslo. Selv om det er stort å oppleve Springsteen i dag, må man minnes at på den tiden var det noe spesielt eksklusivt å få oppleve Springsteen live. Den gang var det ikke så enkelt å hoppe på et fly for og reise Europa rundt for å se han live. Den gang kostet flyreisene en formue og det var lite aktuelt å reise til Spania, England, Irland og Tyskland for å nevne noen land. Da var det kun Stockholm, Gøteborg og København som var i rimelig avstand for å reise på konsert.
Bruce Springsteen på Valle Hovin 27. juli 1988
Når det gjaldt køingen så var dette kø i ordets forstand. Den gang stod man i kø hele tiden og skulle du forlate køen måtte du sørge for at noen stod igjen og holdt igjen plassen din. Her var det ingen Roll Call hvor man kan ta seg en pause og sove på hotell om natten.
Valle Hovin 27. juli 1988 - The Boss is back!
Jeg husker jeg og Guro Buttingsrud kom tidlig natten før konserten og stelte oss i kø. Der stod vi til innslippet og stormet dermed frem mot scenen. Den gang var det heller ingen pit, noe som gjorde at trengselen foran ved scenen var helt ubeskrivelig ille. Man rev og slet for å få armene frie i timene før konserten og det ble heller ikke bedre når Bruce entret scenen. Hele tiden var det personer som ble sendt over hodene våres til førstehjelpsfolkene som behandlet de bevisstløse personene på siden av scenen ved røde kors teltene. Så alt var ikke bedre før i tiden...
Springsteen feber i Europa - sommeren 1988
En annen ting man også skal ha i mente er at Bruce var som en gud å regne på den tiden. Overalt var det Springsteen feber, noe som hadde vart siden "Born In The USA" feberen her i Europa, og folk gikk mann av huse for å få oppleve "The Boss" live.
Det at han skulle komme til Norge var bare noe så helt utrolig og man måtte nesten klype seg i armen der man stod foran scenen og beskuet sin store helt på norsk jord. Den følelsen jeg hadde da vil for alltid være noe spesielt og noe jeg nok dessverre aldri vil få oppleve igjen. Men minnene, de har man!
Kveldens spilleliste: TUNNEL OF LOVE / BOOM BOOM / ADAM RAISED A CAIN / DOWNBOUND TRAIN / ALL THAT HEAVEN WILL ALLOW / THE RIVER / BADLANDS / COVER ME / BRILLIANT DISGUISE / SPARE PARTS / WAR / BORN IN THE U.S.A. / CHIMES OF FREEDOM / THUNDER ROAD / WHO DO YOU LOVE? - SHE'S THE ONE / YOU CAN LOOK (BUT YOU BETTER NOT TOUCH) / I'M A COWARD / I'M ON FIRE / TOUGHER THAN THE REST / BECAUSE THE NIGHT / DANCING IN THE DARK / LIGHT OF DAY - LAND OF 1000 DANCES / BORN TO RUN / HUNGRY HEART / GLORY DAYS / BOBBY JEAN / CADILLAC RANCH / SWEET SOUL MUSIC / RAISE YOUR HAND / TWIST AND SHOUT - HAVING A PARTY
15. juli 2020. From His Home to Yours #8 (15/7-20)
For åttende gang ble radioshowet "From His Home To Yours" sendt E Street Radio. Denne episoden hadde fått navnet "Summertime, Summertime".
Dagens tematikk var sommer og sangene som ble plukket ut hadde dette som tema. Låtene spente fra Lonnie Donegan til The Beach Boys, R.E.M. og Kendrick Lamar.
Showet, som varte omtrent en time og 45 minutter, inkluderte også fire av Springsteens egne sanger - "Sherry Darling", "Backstreets", "County Fair" og "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)". Også Little Steven & Disciples of Souls' "Summer of Sorcery" ble spilt under radioshowet. Under radioprogrammet, fortalte Bruce om mange av sine sommer minner fra sin ungdomstid på Jersey kysten.
From His Home to Yours #8
Låtene som ble presentert i showet: 01. Instrumental Intro: Noveller - "Canyons" / "Pre-fabled"
02. The Jamies - "Summertime Summertime"
03. War on Drugs - "Up All Night"
04. Lonnie Donegan - "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight"
05. Bruce Springsteen - "Sherry Darling"
06. Beach Boys - "California Girls"
07. Ren Harvieu - "Summer Romance"
08. Lana Del Rey - "Video Games"
09. H.E.R. - "I Can't Breathe"
10. James Brown - "The Boss"
11. Sly & The Family Stone - "Hot Fun in the Summertime"
12. The Rolling Stones - "Under the Boardwalk"
13. Bruce Springsteen - "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)"
14. Bruce Springsteen - "County Fair"
15. Instrumental interlude: Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks - "Lullaby"
16. Bruce Springsteen - "Backstreets"
17. Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari) - "LOVE."
18. Victoria Williams - "Summer of Drugs"
19. Instrumental interlude: Noble Oak - "Hypersleep"
20. R.E.M. - "Nightswimming"
21. Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul - "Summer of Sorcery"
22. Bobby Darin - "Beyond the Sea"
Springsteens anedokter og presentasjon av låtene: Intro Music: "Canyons," Noveller (Sarah Lipstate)
"Hello, hello, hello, E Street Nation: Fans, friends, summer revelers and listeners from coast to coast. This is ‘From My Home to Yours: Music for Troubled Times, Vol. 8,’ titled ‘Summertime, Summertime.’ And how is your summer going? This summer, unlike any other. Well, the beaches are open here at the Shore. May God save us all. So let’s carry on, into the breach.
"I loved, and love summer. As a child, I became summer. I melted into the hot tarmac, I rolled myself into a sand ball at the beach. I slid beneath the murky water, ducking summer dragonflies at the Freehold Pond. I sat in the tops of trees, feeling the summer breeze trickle over my freshly cut Saturday afternoon flattop. I’d stand with my bike ‘neath the August sun by the roadside, watching the locals on the road crew lay down the steaming blacktop, that beneath their rakes and shovels and heavy equipment curled and flattened like hot licorice. And when the big man in the machinery moved away, I waited, and I wanted my wheels to be the first to touch that steaming virgin roadway.
Sommer minner fra Jersey #1
"In the evening twilight, I sat glued to the curb with a Pinky rubber ball in my hand, waiting for my best friend Bobby Duncan to finish his dinner, so we could engage in epic gutter ball tournaments, into midnight. And then later, with scissors, we’d poke holes into the lids of glass Mason jars, and invade the vacant lot across from my grandmother’s front porch, to capture our nightly quota of the evening’s fireflies, just to leave them twinkling till dawn on our night tables, may they rest in peace. We’d play home free, running from pool of light to pool of light from our neighborhood streetlamps, until we were called in as the neighborhood’s porch lights went dark, by my grandmother’s voice. And there my sister and I would sleep on opposite sides of the bed, wrapped between hot, sticky sheets, on pre-air conditioning, humid, Jersey summer nights.
"There were evenings, that if it got hot enough, my dad showed mercy on us, and he’d pack us into the Olds and set off in the darkness, on Route 33, for the 20-mile ride to Manasquan, where — on those nights the heat and the humidity of inland Freehold became too much to bear — we’d sleep in our pajamas, our bed blankets stretched out on the cool sand, enjoying the ocean air of the Manasquan inlet. And then at early light, like magic, we’d be carried back into the house, into our bedroom, sandy-haired from our beach sleep, and I’d watch the sun splash its morning gold over the western wall of my room, and soon I’d smell my mother’s coffee drifting up through the floor grate that opened to my room. I’d lie awake and listen to my parents leave for work, and then I’d dress, skip breakfast, walk out onto our side porch, where the bare bones of the sun’s rays cut through the green latticework and warmed the wooden steps of our porch. There I’d sit, barely human, a creature of the earth, and the rain, and the sun, and summer."
"Summertime, Summertime," The Jamies
"That song was a hit twice. In 1958, when I was 8 years old, and again in 1962, when I was 12. It was a basic novelty song, but it always signaled the beginning of summer for me, in its baroque joy, and I always loved hearing it for the first time, each summer. It meant summer was on!"
"Up All Night," The War on Drugs
"As a teenager, I would stay up all night, as a crucible to pass, for three or four nights of the summer, as the house sank into a midsummer’s evening silence, I’d be camping out in my room, I’d have my flashlight, I’d have my Japanese transistor AM radio that I was listening to. I would take 2 or 3 a.m. walks around the town of Freehold, when the streets were mine! At night and only at night was I king of the streets of Freehold, N.J., unhassled by the day’s rednecks. (laughs) Anytime they’d see some long-hair pass the barber shop, they’d come running out with shaving cream half on their face. ‘Hey, are you a girl?’ (laughs). Ah! Whoah! That was bullshit I didn’t need in those days. So in the middle of the evening, I’d return home, 3:30 a.m., I’d arrive into the kitchen, I would build myself an almighty peanut butter and jelly sandwich, pouring it on. I would then retire to my room, to wait for my favorite song to be broadcast by the WMCA good guys. One summer, my favorite song was Lonnie Donegan’s "Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (on the Bedpost Overnight)?"
"Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor (On the Bedpost Overnight)?," Lonnie Donegan
"Sherry Darling," Bruce Springsteen
Sommer minner fra Jersey #2
"Now in my bed, in the summer, I’d be reading all my old copies of Surfing magazine. Did I surf? No. But the magazine held two very essential elements, surf or not. I was deeply interested in the perfectly tanned surfer girl in bikinis, and in the advertisements for Fender guitars. There they were in the fresh ads, the true objects of my desire. Three white Fenders. A bass, a Stratocaster, and a Jaguar, each as white as the Hawaiian sand, lined up next to each other, each more desirable than the next, but taken as a group, my God, the perfect Trifecta. Now I spent relatively short quality time with the pictures of the surfer girls, but I spent hours in my bunk, in my room, salivating over those guitars. I’d drift off to sleep with the magazine open on my chest, and then, riding the summer breeze, from the west, came skipping through my open bedroom window, a sound I swear that was coming from some perfect beach, thousands of miles away."
"California Girls," The Beach Boys
"Our next song is ‘Summer Romance,’ by Ren Harvieu. It lets you know just how long a summer can feel if you’ve ever spent one in Heartbreak City. Those heartbreak summer songs … ‘Sealed with a Kiss,’ ‘See You in September,’ ouch! It was the longing, the longing from spring, late school year breakup … I cheated on a fabulous girlfriend I had, with one of my exes. One of the dumbest things I’ve ever done! And I immediately had buyer’s remorse. That summer, the summer of ’67, the summer of Sgt. Pepper, I chased my girl from beach town to beach town to beach town. Thank God, I was aided by a big ol’ ’60s ragtop black Cadillac and a car of good friends. My running pack: Jay, Sunrise, Bird. You guys saved my life that summer. I don’t know where you are now, but I’ve never forgotten you, and the solid that you did me in the summer of ’67."
"Summer Romance," Ren Harvieu
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"Ouch. That song is so beautiful it kills me. Coming up: Lana Del Rey. And I am a Lana Del Rey fan. And ‘Video Games.’ This is a singer, and a song, that reminds me of the hot, humid, sultry summer nights, and the girls that went with them. Nights so hot and still, fields of fireflies, leaves so still on neighborhood trees that they did not whisper. No rumor of a breeze in sight. You’d sit on the porch. You were dressed, waiting either for her, or the end of the world."
"Video Games," Lana Del Rey
"Because this is the summer of 2020, the summer of Black Lives Matter, the summer of bringing down that bastard in the White House, this is ‘I Can’t Breathe,’ by H.E.R."
"I Can’t Breathe," H.E.R.
"The Boss," James Brown
Sommer minner fra Jersey #4
"‘The Boss.’ That was the Godfather of Soul, and regardless of my sobriquet, nobody knows better than he does, about paying the cost to be the boss. And coming up: ‘Hot Fun in the Summertime,’ in the aftermath of their Woodstock appearance. This was recorded by Sly & the Family Stone in 1969. I remember this song on a dead midsummer day, coming out the car radio as we were on our way to the beach, and all I remember thinking is, ‘I’m gonna find out where those guys are, and I’m going there.’ "
"Hot Fun in the Summertime," Sly & the Family Stone
"Our next song is written by Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick, and is just about perfect. The opening line (sings), ‘When the sun beats down and melts the tar up on the roof,’ not only referred to The Drifters’ great ‘Up on the Roof,’ which made this kind of an answer record, and it presented itself as a perfect alternative paradise to ‘Up on the Roof’: Once the weather turns to steam, you go under the boardwalk. Now I can testify to this firsthand, because I spent a summer tarring, in 95 degree heat, Mrs. Ladd’s, my neighbor’s roof, for 50 cents an hour, as a young teenager, and it was hell on earth. It sent me running to the beach and under the boardwalk, to wash the sticky tar off me, and take a break underneath Convention Hall and the Casino. But this song is a real perfectly drawn beauty. Every line is beautifully crafted, and the change to minor, in the chorus, gives it something musically unique. Now this was made a hit in the definitive version by The Drifters, but today I chose the Stones’ somewhat punkier version."
"Under the Boardwalk," The Rolling Stones
"4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)," Bruce Springsteen
"Well up next is a studio outtake from 1983, of which there are many more, and one of the days, all this work that I did between Nebraska and The River will show up magically. I lived up on Telegraph Hill, on an old 165-acre farm that I rented for $700 a month. I had my ’60 ‘Vette, from the cover of "Born to Run" (the book), and I would take my girl to the Monmouth County Fair, which was a lot of fun, but a funkier proposition in those day. A lot of 4-H farm animals, and there was a car you could bust up with a sledgehammer, for two bucks. Oh, the simple joys. A dunk tank. After the fair, we’d ride back to the farm and put the roof down and sit out in front of the big old white farmhouse, lean back, listen to the music down low. We’d talk and look up at the stars."
"County Fair," Bruce Springsteen
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"As a teenager, my bedroom window faced south. And we lived on 68 South St. So I got light, but not much sun in the morning. I’d wake, I’d put on my uniform for a ’60s midsummer’s day. It was a white T-shirt, a pair of washed-out, cut-off blue jeans, slightly stiff with the salt of daily ocean swimming, their legs shredded at the thighs with grains and grains of sand in each pockets. And a pair of faded Converse sneakers. Now, I’d just finished and barely survived summer school. And Mr. DiTomasso — along with my Italian cousin Alphonse, Mr. DiTomasso’s assistant, and he was a Spanish wiz — now together we had all striven to understand the nuances of español. A musical language as it is, and as musical as I am, unfortunately we remained a hopeless match. Now with Alphonse’s sly assistance, I passed.
"Well, now all I know is the rest of this summer is mine. My mornings, my afternoons, my evenings belonged to me. So I make my way down to the silent morning kitchen, last night’s dinner plates shining in their drying holders, compliments of no one, of course, but my mom. There was a $5 bill on the table next to a box of Corn Chex and a bowl. It’s her daily summer greeting to me. But the five is gonna have to last me all week, and the house is mine for a moment. My pop at work or, having bailed, still in bed, sleeping. My sister still in bed. The house is mind, and I love the quiet. I love the quiet of the house in the morning.
"So I have a quick bowl of cereal, I scoop up the five, and I’m out the door, striding down South Street towards Route 33. I carry nothing but a folded beach towel under my arm. I made sure not to stick my thumb out until I reach 33, as that would bad-vodoo and jinx my chance of a quick ride east. At the stoplight, I settled into formation at the intersection: Highway 33 and Shore points. Where they meet, I take my hithchiker’s stance, one hip slung low, a knee slightly beat, thumb out, an air of nonchalance, like, I could give a shit if you gave me a ride or not. I take the occasional few steps backward towards for my destination, the beaches and bikinis of Manasquan, N.J., and I wait for the magic to begin. Now I’m confident that shortly a bored trucker … hot-rodder, traveling businessman or concerned mom will pick me up. I’ll hear car wheels squeal on gravel, and the passenger side of the door will open and then soon make that beautiful slamming sound of victory in the morning. Small talk will ensue, which you must be good at. And then an hour, three or four rides later, I will be deposited at Manasquan main beach. I will dodge the badge counters. Though it is un-American, in New Jersey we must pay to go to the beach. I do not, however, plan to have my arcade or lunch money eaten up by stinking beach badges. So I head for a plot of sand, I scan thoroughly for the beach cops and the nearest crowd of pretty girls, and I settle in. After a few moments in the sun, I head for my morning baptism in the wonderful, God-given Atlantic Ocean. Summer’s on."
"Backstreets," Bruce Springsteen
"Love," Kendrick Lamar, featuring Zacari
Sommer minner fra Jersey #6
"In 1965 Freehold, there were no visible drugs to be seen. The high school principal was still concerned with you hiding out behind the gym, swigging beer. But that started to change around 1967, and one evening, there was the first drug bust that had ever occurred in history, as far as we knew, in Freehold, NJ. And the bass player for The Castiles? Goodbye. The organ player for The Castiles? Goodbye. The drummer for The Castiles? Goodbye. All ripped out of mommy’s and daddy’s arms, at 3 a.m.
"I was standing on the corner of Throckmorton and Main, standing guard at my phone booth, waiting for a late night call from my girlfriend. This was one of my permanent positions throughout the years of my high school, as we had no phone at home, and I was there at all hours of the evening and morning, standing with a friend of mine, Bruce Nelson. Bruce Nelson says, ‘I just saw Mrs. Bots go by in the cop car with Baby Bots.’ Mrs. Botts was Vinnie ‘Skeebots’ Manniello’s better half. I said, ‘Get outta here!’ He says, ‘She was in the the cop car with the Baby Bots, on her way to the police station.’ I said, ‘Nobody gets arrested with their baby!’ But sure enough, the Bots family went down to the police station, victims of the new Freehold Borough war on drugs. So that spelled the final chapter in my first band, the fabulous Castiles, " "Summer of Drugs," Victoria Williams
"I had a … painted white Chevy, seat-10, originally aqua blue truck, that my girlfriend had christened Supertruck. I had a three-on-the-tree manual trans, and I had it custom-rigged for drive-in Saturday nights. I had a half-couch that I had picked up off the curb garbage, and I fit it perfectly into the rear bed of the truck, pressed up against the rear window, and I set it in backwards, facing the tailgate. I picked up a cooler and a small hibachi grill, and we would head for the Shore, and in those days, the ’70s, you had your choice of three drive-ins in the Shore area. You had the Hazlet Drive-In, you had the Eatontown Drive-In and you had the Shore Drive-in. Now my favorite, because it was where my mom and pop would take us after the beach, the doubleheaders, was the Shore Drive-in, so that’s where we’d head, and I would back that truck, backwards into the parking place, with the bed facing the screen, andI would throw the speaker over the side, I would open the cooler, I would warm up that hibachi and pop on a little burger, and I would sit on that couch, with my arm around my girl, in paradise. That summer, we saw a doubleheader, Warren Oates in ‘Cockfighter’ and Clint Eastwood in ‘Fistful of Dollars.’
"There is nothing like the sea at night, when the water is slightly warmer than the air, even though the air is humid after a 95 degree day. God, I love swimming at night. It is all darkness and mystery. It is the void. And it must be done naked. Clothes at the waterline, please. Do this, and my pilgrim, you will become cleansed. Never will the evening air, or a kiss on the beach, or a dry towel, ever feel so good again. The walk to the car will be filled with star-lit grace, and you will never forget it. And once you’ve hit the water, you will be covered in the blossoming beauty of your youth, no matter how old you are, and whoever you are with, you will always remember them."
"Summer of Sorcery," Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul
"That was the incredible Little Steven, with ‘Summer of Sorcery,’ and that is our show for the day. So until we meet again, stay strong, stay smart, stay safe, stay healthy, mask up, and go in peace."
"Beyond the Sea," Bobby Darin
3. juli 2020. Live Vaults, The Live Archives (nr. 56)
Månedens "Live Vaults" utgivelse, er den 56. i rekken og inneholder konserten fra First Union Center i Philadelphia den 25. september 1999.
Dette er den fjerde utgivelsen fra «Reunion Tour», som varte fra 9. april 1999 til 1. juli 2000.
Tidligere har vi fått utgivelser fra Chicago den 30. september 1999, Los Angeles den 23. oktober 1999 og fra Madison Square Garden i NY den 1. juli 2000. Sistnevnte var avslutningskonserten på Reunion turneen.
Den 56. ugaven er hentet fra Philadelphia i 1999
I løpet av to knappe uker, fra 13. september til 25. september, holdt Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band hele seks konserter i Philadelphia. Samtlige, med unntak av en, ble arrangert i First Union Center. Konserten den 24. september, som ble flyttet fra den 16. september pga orkanen "Floyd", ble spilt i First Union Spectrum. Dagens utgivelse er hentet fra den siste av i alt seks konserter i Philly.
Philadelphia 25. september 1999
Konsertopptaket inneholder 22 låter og varer i to timer og 50 minutter.
Konserten åpnet overraskende, men gledelig, med "Incident On 57th Street". Denne hadde ikke vært fremført live siden konserten i Nassau, NY den 29. desember 1980. Konserten inneholder også rariteter som "New York City Serenade" og "Streets Of Philadelphia", som ble spilt for siste gang under denne turneen.
"Tenth Avenue Freeze-out" innholder biter av "It's All Right", "The Monkey Time", "Take Me To The River", "Red Headed Woman", og "My Girl". "Light Of Day" inneholder også utdrag av "You Can't Sit Down" og "I've Been Everywhere".
Under fremførelsen av "Raise Your Hand" spiller Ali Weinberg, som er datteren til Max, keyboard.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band besøkte også Norge under denne turneen og avsluttet Europaturneen på Valle Hovin i Oslo den 27. juni i 1999.
"Streets Of Philadelphia" (25/9-1999)
Låtene på månedens utgivelse: Incident On 57th Street
The Ties That Bind
Prove It All Night
Out In The Street
Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
Streets Of Philadelphia
New York City Serenade
Light Of Day
Born To Run
If I Should Fall Behind
Land Of Hope And Dreams
Raise Your Hand
Oversikt over offisielle live utgivelser fra arkivet
2. juli 2020. From His Home to Yours #7 (1/7-20)
For sjuende gang ble radioshowet "From His Home To Yours" sendt over eteren. Denne episoden hadde navnet "4th Of July, Asbury Park" og var uten tvil den beste sendingen så langt.
"4th Of July, Asbury Park" (1/7-2020)
Med dette kjære og kjente navnet, var forventningene skrudd skyhøyt før sending. Spesielt med tanke på at det samtidig ble annonsert at radioshowet for første gang skulle ha gjester under sending. Med Little Steven og Southside Johnny som gjester, var listen lagt for et fantastisk bra show.
Tematikken var lagt rundt musikkindustrien ved Asbury Park på 70 tallet og hvordan det var å opptre langs Jersey kysten på denne tiden. De pratet også mye om låtskriving og ikke overraskende var musikken som ble spilt i overtall fra deres egne musikkatalog. I tillegg til deres låter ble det også spilt musikk fra Gary U.S. Bonds og Clarence Clemons & The Red Bank Rockers, som også har en stor relasjon til Bruce Springsteen.
Little Steven og Southside Johnny gjestet Bruce i går
Som nevnt, mener jeg bestemt at dette er den absolutt beste sendingen fra Springsteens "From His Home to Yours" serie. Utenom de flotte historiene til Bruce, Little Steven og Southside Johnny, spilles det her utelukkende herlig musikk som passer sommeren perfekt!
Låtene som ble spilt: 01. SOME THINGS JUST DON'T CHANGE (Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes)
02. GOTTA GET THAT FEELING (Live fra The Carousel House)
03. LOVE AGAIN (Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul)
04. LOVE ON THE WRONG SIDE OF TOWN (Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes)
05. SO YOUNG AND IN LOVE
06. SOUL DEEP (Gary U.S. Bonds)
07. COMING BACK (Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes)
08. UNTIL THE GOOD IS GONE (Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul)
09. CLUB SOUL CITY (Gary U.S. Bonds)
10. LION'S DEN
11. SOUL POWER TWIST (Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul)
12. THE FEVER (Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes)
13. SAVIN' UP (Clarence Clemons & The Red Bank Rockers)
14. THIS LITTLE GIRL (Gary U.S. Bonds)
15. TUCSON TRAIN (Live) (Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul)
16. FIRST NIGHT (Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes)
17. I DON'T WANT TO GO HOME (Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes)
18. TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT (Live 1975/85)
19. IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME (Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes med Little Steven og Bruce Springsteen)
20. JERSEY GIRL (Live 1975/85)
Hele sendingen kan høres/lastes ned her. -----------------------------------------------------------
Sjekk arkivet for tidligere Springsteen saker.