Tag Archives: Bruce Springsteen

Out This Week 11/16

Yesterday, to everyone’s surprise, Gregg Gillis, aka Girl Talk, released his fifth album of cut-up songs, All Day, on the label Illegal Art. The album, featuring 373 samples in just over 70 minutes, is like his last album… free! But this time, further flaunting a recording system has become more about rights ownership than anythingRead more…

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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July, everybody! While the songs in this video roundup aren’t always about patriotism in a traditional sense or necessarily about today’s holiday itself — they’re sad, joyous, uplifting, and even angry and disillusioned — they share a yearning for personal freedom that goes well beyond the meaning of the term as thrownRead more…

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Thursday News Threads 2/5

Sadly, the Cramps frontman Lux Interior died yesterday of a pre-existing heart condition. Born Eric Lee Purkhiser, Lux formed the Cramps in 1973 with his wife, Kristy Wallace, aka Poison Ivy, whom he supposedly picked up hitching hiking. Fusing 50’s rock, punk, horror films, and sexual fetishism, the Cramps performed consistently over their 30 oddRead more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

Super Bowl half-time performer (wasn’t it awesome?) and blue collar hero, Bruce Springsteen has apologized for the Wal-Mart Greatest Hits exclusive, telling the New York Times: “It was a mistake.” It would be old hat to rehash the evil Wal-Mart has wrought with its child labor violations, anti-union stance, and lack of employee benefits —Read more…

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Songs of Celebration & Remembrance: Commemorating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Inauguration of Barack Obama

On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial last night, performers including Bruce Springsteen, U2, Bettye LaVette, Beyonce, and many others, joyously celebrated the impending Inauguration of Barack Obama with songs like “America the Beautiful,” “This Land Is Your Land,” and “One Love (Let’s Get Together).” With the “hope” so palpably in the air, even theRead more…

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