It’s only eleven months since after the best part of forty years I saw Bruce Springsteen again and this time in my hometown of Adelaide.
This is the best concert I’ve seen since I saw Springsteen last year and that was the best concert I’d ever been too!
To say I am a fan would be a gross understatement. Just thinking of the concert whilst I write this post sends shivers down my spine. I’m sitting in a plane going back to Perth for the second time in the week listening to The Boss and the memories flood back.
One morning last week I was doing the usual, having breakfast watching music videos before walking to work and on came one of my all time favourite songs Walking in Memphis by Marc Cohen.
Its easy to say that I love everything about this song because I do. It’s a song that I listen to every word of, no matter how often I play it, which is a lot! It’s the words, the piano that intros, wafts throughout and ends it as well as the gospel feel. I could go on. The whole song is sensational.
I saw my rock and roll past flash before my eyes. I saw something else: I saw rock and roll’s future and its name is Bruce Springsteen.
– Jon Landau, May 1974.
Warning: Spoiler Alert
Springsteen & I pays homage to a true Rock Icon!
This is a fan’s movie, made by fans about their (and my) rock hero.
Icon and iconic are terms bandied around too much these days – one hit and you’re there, but with Springsteen it was after his third album that he truly moved to iconic status and it’s Born to Run that are my three words to describe Springsteen.
Just a few hours in and I am feeling so energized about how the year will go. Not sure why? Maybe it’s the long walk home from a New Year’s Eve Party when our cab didn’t show up or that I’m having a lazy New Year’s Day sitting on the couch watching music videos and reading blogs that I follow on my Reader.
Quite likely my last full year of working in Professional Services. I’m definitely up for the challenge!
Starting Honours in Finance, hopefully the first step to a future career in Academia.
More articles for The Adelaide Review.
Perhaps some success for my sporting teams – The Crows, Arsenal and Sturt.
Springsteen’s first visit to Adelaide – I never thought would happen!