Bruce Springsteen (original source: Ed Murray | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com).
It has been one heck of a year for this man who has already racked up decades of good ones. Since his last birthday, he has been starring in his Tony Award winning Broadway show. It was originally supposed to run for only about two months, but due to the incredible demand for more performances, he extended it to the end of this year. While several singers have chosen to headline residencies in Las Vegas, Springsteen has chosen a more intimate setting that has reinvented his epochal music in a new and even more illuminating way. That is an unbelievable feat that could only be accomplished by a talent like his. Happy birthday, Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen. You are a beautiful man with a beautiful soul.
We are also officially in the fall season. Yay. That deserves a song, too. So today I am sharing two with you.
For The Bossman’s birthday, I chose the title track of his 2009 record. In typical Springsteen fashion, he describes holding on to a vision of a better life despite all the road blocks that appear in its way. And how love will help the dream along.
“I’m working on a dream
Though trouble can feel like it’s here to stay
I’m working on a dream
Well our love will chase trouble away.”
Bruce Springsteen: “Working On A Dream”
The second song honors the new season. This iconic singer/songwriter performed here in Connecticut yesterday with a little help from some of his fellow musician friends at this year’s Farm Aid concert. It sets the tone of this new autumn season perfectly. And how love makes everything better.
“When we were strangers
I watched you from afar
When we were lovers
I loved you with all my heart.”
Neil Young: “Harvest Moon“.
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Until next time, happy digging.