Trump inauguration, not even fake Bruce Springsteen music


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:

B Street Band cancels plans to play Trump inauguration gala over loyalty to Springsteen

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.

The well-known Bruce Springsteen cover band that had been booked to play one of the several inauguration galas this week, has canceled its performance, citing its loyalty to “The Boss” himself …

“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.

“Our decision is based SOLELY on the respect and gratitude we have for Bruce and the E Street Band,” the band said.

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]

Bruce Springsteen against homophobia in North Carolina, USA


This video from the USA says about itself:

GOP [Republican] Politician Calls Bruce Springsteen A ‘Bully’ For Caring About Gays

11 April 2016

While many people are cheering Bruce Springsteen’s decision to cancel a North Carolina concert in light of the state’s new anti-LGBT legislation, Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) is not one of them.

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]

Bruce Springsteen concert on the Malieveld in The Hague, the Netherlands: here.

Ranking all of Bruce Springsteen’s songs (yes, you can pick favorites).

USA, Clear Channel is censoring Bruce Springsteen


This is a video of Bruce Springsteen‘s Radio Nowhere; the new single. Its lyrics are here.

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

Here we go again. The Dixie Chicks redux! Bruce has the #1 record in all the land called ”Magic,” but Clear Channel has sent out a memo saying:

“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.

Howie Klein has much more:

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.

The passing of Clarence Clemons, the longtime saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, on June 18 deserves a comment: here.

More Clear Channel censorship: here.