The encomiums for Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts were broad and heartfelt after his death last month. Words like limber, subtle, stoic and impeccable were tossed about in obituaries and …..
Posts tagged: Bruce Springsteen
Pete Seeger packed plenty into 94 years, from riding the rails to folk stardom to cleaning up the Hudson River.
Can you name these future music stars?
The New Yorker has a terrific profile of Bruce Springsteen, “We Are Alive” by David Remnick.
Bruce Springsteen’s daughter and Richard Branson’s son horse around during Euro Summer 2012.
They were born on the same day in 1949, then both got things started in 1973. And both are looking pretty good for 62.
William Rhoden remembers the football-playing years of Clarence “Big Man” Clemons.
“As you boys know your pop was a not a day at the beach. ‘C’ lived a life where he did what he wanted to do and he let the chips, human and otherwise, fall where they may. Like a lot of us your pop was capable of great magic and also of making quite an amazing mess.
[Nov. 22 update: YouTube has pulled the clip at the insistence of NBC, alas.]If you haven’t seen the cool-irritating video by Willow “Another One of Will Smith’s Kids” Smith for her song “Whip My Hair,” you can see it here. Like most music videos of pop songs, you don’t have to watch the whole thing.
He’s still The Boss, of course, but Bruce Springsteen looks a wee bit older these days.Springsteen turns 61 next week, so it’s a testament to his rugged longevity that we’re only noticing now. Here he is with his wife, Patti Scialfa, at the Toronto Film Festival yesterday:
And now for a little touch of Scrooge. Here are five celebrity Christmas songs I wish would just go away.Merry Christmas (War is Over) by John LennonIt starts out strong enough (“And so this is Christmas…”) but has there ever been a dopier lyric than “Let’s make it a good one / Without any fear”? God bless John Lennon and all, but this is not his strongest effort. Toss in the piercing kiddie backup voices, and this gets my vote for the most irritating holiday song ever.