This music video says about itself:
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Born In The USA.
Pro-shot vid filmed at Nou Camp, Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain. 3-8-1988.
This music video from the USA is called Born in the USA – Jew Springsteen and the B Street Band Live at Taste of Beber 2016.
From the New York Daily News in the USA:
Monday, January 16, 2017, 3:20 PM
BY Adam Edelman
January 20 won’t be a glory day for the B Street Band after all.
“With deepest apologies to our fans and the New Jersey Inaugural Ball committee, the B Street Band is withdrawing from performing at this year’s inauguration Gala,” the band said in a statement to Backstreets, a Bruce Springsteen fan website.
The B Street Band, which has been playing since 1980 and who also played both of President Obama’s New Jersey inauguration balls, had been slated to play the Thursday night Garden State Inaugural Gala, one of at least 14 unofficial balls schedule[d] on top of the three official Trump inaugural balls.
But news of the gig sparked outrage among some members of the E Street Band, whose leader had himself been an outspoken Trump critic.
Last week Garry Tallent, the bass player in the E Street Band, expressed displeasure over the news.
“Please tell me this is more fake news. Or at least a joke,” Tallent tweeted Thursday along with a link to a news story about the B Street Band’s engagement.
Springsteen himself didn’t weigh in on the gig, but has continued to criticize Trump.
“I’ve felt disgust before, but never the kind of fear that you feel now,” Springsteen said earlier this month on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast about Trump.
“It’s as simple as the fear of, is someone simply competent enough to do this particular job? Forget about where they are ideologically. Do they simply have the pure competence to be put in the position of such responsibility?”
The New Jersey rocker has also described Trump as a “flagrant, toxic narcissist.”
Maybe Trump wil now try to find a tribute band to the B Street Band?
Scalper taking loss on tickets to Trump inauguration as secondary market interest on the mogul’s swear-in wanes: here.
FRAUDULENT PAYDAY LENDER GAVE MONEY TO INAUGURATION An online payday lender that defrauded customers but only got a slap on the wrist from the Trump administration also made a $25,000 donation to the president’s 2017 inaugural committee. [HuffPost]
This video from the USA says about itself:
GOP [Republican] Politician Calls Bruce Springsteen A ‘Bully’ For Caring About Gays
11 April 2016
Read more here.
TENNESSEE PASSES ANTI-LGBT LEGISLATION “Tennessee legislators on Monday passed a bill that could jeopardize access to mental health treatment for LGBT individuals, part of a string of recent anti-LGBT legislation in the South.” [Marina Fang, HuffPost]
Ranking all of Bruce Springsteen’s songs (yes, you can pick favorites).
From Crooks and Liars blog in the USA:
Clear Channel is attempting to silence Bruce Springsteen
By: John Amato on Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 at 3:30 PM – PDT
“Alas, there’s a hitch: Radio will not play “Magic.” In fact, sources tell me that Clear Channel has sent an edict to its classic rock stations not to play tracks from “Magic.” But it’s OK to play old Springsteen tracks such as “Dancing in the Dark,” “Born to Run” and “Born in the USA.””
Republican owned corporate media once again is attempting to silence progressive positions. I’m trying to contact Springsteen’s camp for a comment.
Clear Channel is a big-time and very consciously right-wing power player with a goal of changing American pop culture. They have done all they could to stifle progressive voices and to dumb down and trivialize the culture.
Steve Earle: here.
More Clear Channel censorship: here.