The Big Man & The Boss

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“The River”, Bruce Springsteen

This was created from the Bruce Springsteen video “I’m on Fire”, after the mechanic (also named Bruce) drops the car off in the Hollywood Hills. You can what now looks like a ghostly shadow of him walking off into the night in the lower left. 

I finished the audio book version of “Mafia Prince” by Philip Leonetti, which is a behind the scenes story of “La Cosa Nostra” mafia life in the New Jersey, New York, Atlantic City and Philadelphia areas from the 70′s on.

Bruce Springsteen starts his song “Atlantic City”, with the following line. “Well, they blew up the chicken man in Philly last night, and they blew up his house too.”  Those events and more are discussed in great detail.

Time to crank up the

DeLorean and head on back to 1990 to catch a show at the Forum in LA. The two greatest rock and roll bands of my lifetime, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, oh and some guy named Dylan was on the stage too. 

“Fat man sitting on a little stool“…. It’s hard to imagine that Springsteen’s “Tunnel of Love” is 30 years old today. 

The first song this morning is the Levon Helm’s acoustic/folkish cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City”.

Favorite Line:

Everything dies, baby that’s a fact
But maybe everything that dies some day comes back.