by Larry Simons
September 29, 2007
This was pretty damned great. I’ve always been kind of a lukewarm fan of Springsteen’s music, but now I’m a BIG fan of him as a true patriot. I’m sure Springsteen didn’t make O'Reilly's “Pinheads and Patriots” segment as a patriot, and aren’t we all glad of that! To be on O’ Reilly’s list of anything he admires would be frightening.
Springsteen’s new album “Magic” will be out on CD on October 2, 2007
This is what Springsteen said before his performance on the TODAY Show:
“This is a song called Livin’ In the Future. But it’s really about what’s happening now. Right now. It’s kind of about how the things we love about America, cheeseburgers, French fries, the Yankees battlin’ Boston… the Bill of Rights [holds up microphone, urging crowd to cheer] … v-twin motorcycles… Tim Russert’s haircut, trans-fats and the Jersey Shore… we love those things the way womenfolk love Matt Lauer.”
“But over the past six years we’ve had to add to the American picture: rendition, illegal wiretapping, voter suppression, no habeus corpus, the neglect of our great city New Orleans and its people, an attack on the Constitution. And the loss of our young best men and women in a tragic war…
This is a song about things that shouldn’t happen here—happening here.”
Bruce---you’re my new hero!