Thursday, June 08, 2006

Pay me my money down...

So the Springsteen show Tuesday night was, as expected...simply amazing. First off, I love the new album. It's a bluegrass/dixieland/folk mixture of old Pete Seeger songs that really hold up today. Hearing music like that is just plain fun and seeing it live is really something special.

My sister got Erica tickets for her birthday and as I mentioned in the previous audio post, they were in the eighth row! Here's a bad photo of how close we were:

Damn, that's close!

The Boss and his 16 piece band hit the stage at around 8:25 and just nailed the opening song, "John Henry" and he never looked back. Not for three hours! Well, the band stumbled on the encore which was "Rag Momma Rag" by the Band...but still. They simply killed all night long. He played pretty much everything off The Seeger Sessions album and did worked up versions of his songs "Atlantic City," "Johnny 99" (I think) and "Devils and Dust." It was a great, great show.

As with every time I've see Springsteen it's a totally uplifting experience. The guy is honest and amazing and his heart and soul are in the music. I could literally feel the music in my heart. I know it sounds cheesy, but it's true. He doesn't get up there and preach, he lets his songs do the talking. As such...I was moved and inspired by the show and am now set to take on a new project at work. More on that later...

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

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Saturday, June 03, 2006

Yeah, I like to talk...

I write for a really great site called Sound Waves Cinema. Don't get me wrong, Film Threat will always be my boys, but it's really great to go local and "write long." With Film Threat, I'm in and out...we have 5000 things going on and I write real short for them, which is good for me. Brevity...yes! Sound Waves Cinema indulges my inner yakalot and dammit, I love it! You really should go read the site.

Also, the guy who runs the site, my friend Dennis Wills, is also well, da bomb!! Every time I turn in a long-winded review, I wait for him to go J. Jonah Jameson on me and tell me to tone it down. Instead he resembles a cracked out jazz guy and goes "yeah, yeah, YEAH yeah MAN! LOVE IT!" He's great! And now he's doing podcasts and dammit if I don't sound remotely smart on the last one, what with 4 hours of sleep, lotsa beer and an impending Oscar night at the time? Yeaaah baby. Yeah.

Anywho, go look for me on Sound Waves Cinema and click on the podcast that talks about Indie film....3/06/06 (damn...missed Satan's date by 3 months). Now you can hear me ramble on in person without all the annoying writing! Congrats!

Friday, June 02, 2006

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