Im Zuge des Corona Lockdowns entschloss sich Bruce Springsteen, auf dem Sendeplatz von Sirius XM als Radio DJ tätig zu werden.
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FROM MY HOME TO YOURS / VOLUME 1
8. April 2020
Der “Boss” moderierte am 8. April 2020 erstmals eine einstündige Sendung von seinem Zuhause in Colts Neck, NJ und präsentierte Songs, die er während des Corona Lockdowns gehört hat. Während der Show spielte er unter anderem Kompositionen von Roy Orbison, Sam Cooke, Don Henley, Lucinda Williams, Bob Dylan, Patti Scialfa und Wyclef Jean.
- "Hello E Street Nation! This is Bruce Springsteen coming from my house to yours, with music for these troubled times."
I think the hardest thing about what we're going through right now is not being able to see, hug, kiss your loved ones." Saying that he and Patti are "together and we're doing great," he also added, "it's lonely down here on the farm!" Not everyone's there. "Mom — I miss you."
"And if you're not with any of your loved ones? If you're by yourself? That ain't so bad! I spent 35 years by myself in a room! And I liked it!"
Nach dem Ende des Corona Lockdowns möchte Bruce Springsteen mit Ehefrau Patti Scialfa ein Baseball Spiel besuchen.
- "All I know is, when this is all over, I'm gonna take Patti to a baseball
- Lynn Taitt and Baba
Brooks Band – “Forty Miles of Bad Road”
Cracker – “Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out With Me”
Wyclef Jean – “Gone Till November”
Don Henley – “End of the Innocence”
Roy Orbison – “Only the Lonely”
R.L. Burnside – “It’s Bad You Know”
Bob Dylan – “Beyond Here Lies Nothin'”
Bruce Springsteen – “Cover Me”
Bon Jovi – “Livin’ on a Prayer”
Morrissey – “Every Day is Like Sunday”
Marion Williams – “Trouble So Hard”
Common – “Letter to the Free”
Sarah Jarosz – “Ring Them Bells”
Patti Scialfa – “Talk to Me Like the Rain”
Huey “Piano” Smith – “Rockin’ Pneumonia & the Boogie
Kate and Anna McGarrigle – “Better Times Are Coming”
Bruce Springsteen – “We Shall Overcome”
Lucinda Williams – “Are You Alright?”
Ry Cooder – “3rd Base, Dodger Stadium”
John Prine – “Angel From Montgomery”
Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers – “The Last Mile of the Way”
FROM MY HOME TO YOURS / VOLUME 2
24. April 2020
- “Good Morning E Street Nation.
This is Bruce Springsteen, coming from my house to yours with music for troubled times. For the next hour or so, I will be your DJ for your dancing and listening pleasure.”
“I’ve lived in the United States for 70 years now, and I have to admit I’ve often been disappointed in our failure to live up to our ideals. But I also have to say, I’ve never really been able to deny that there’s a promise that constantly resides in the American people, that could make us the great democratic nation that we carry in our hearts and in our dreams. And if we put our hearts and our lives together and fought for the very ideals, those of equality, of liberty, of social justice, of compassion for our neighbors, we would find that this is where our strength resides. And we have it within in our power to create the kind of humane society we’ve always dreamt of. Now, all of this sounds corny when you say it. But it ain’t corny when you do it.”
“I guess one of the hardest things about recent times is the distance you have to place between you and your loved ones. The inability to hug them and to kiss them and to comfort them … it is painful to live without. You know, my mom has had Alzheimer’s for 10 years, and she lives in the present. This moment and this moment only is hers. And so touching her, and hugging, and kissing her are very, very, very important for her life experience right now. And one of the things we’ve had to suffer with is, we can’t do that right now, for her safety and for her health. So I want to send this one out to my mom, and to your mom, too.”
“I got a couple of songs here I’m gonna play next, for New York. New York has struggled so tremendously with this disease. My son lives up there, Downtown, and of course we’ve been worried him, and about everybody else, too. I’m gonna send these next two songs out to all the health care workers, all the doctors and the nurses who’ve put their lives on the line, for the critically ill, and the citizens of New York. This is my good friend, Billy Joel, and New York State of Mind.”
“I think one of the most frustrating things about this virus is not knowing how long we’re going to have to live like this. I have a blackboard that I mark the days on, as if I was in prison. I think I reached a month and a half a few days ago. So looking at the months ahead, it’s going to be quite a while before we’re able to open up our society, before people are going to be able to trust one another to congregate in large or small groups, before there is music, before there is sports, before there is family gatherings. It’s a very disheartening view. I think it may take a vaccine until we’re all really comfortable with one another. So we’ve got to stay strong, and stay at home, and stay together, and settle on the fact that it’s probably going to be a pretty long walk home.”
“There was an oped a while back in the New York Times that I would advise every American who cares about his country to read. It is called ‘The America We Need.’ Now let me paraphrase from just a small, small piece of it. Frank Delano Roosevelt said liberty requires opportunity to make a living, a living decent according to the standard of the time. A living which gives a man or a woman not only enough to live by, but something to live for. Now the … pandemic has laid bare the inequalities in wealth and in health that plague our nation. In Michigan, hard-hit by the coronavirus, African-Americans make up 14 percent of the population but 40 percent of the deaths from this disease. So many disenfranchised Americans lack the essential liberty to protect their own lives, and the lives of their families. This pandemic has shown the great divide between our American Dream and American reality, between current America versus the ideals enshrined in our founding documents. Now that’s just a small piece of the editorial, and I hope I didn’t do it a disservice. But all I know is, here in the beginning of the 21st century, in Paterson and other New Jersey cities, in Michigan, in rural America, and all across the United States, this reality is so frustrating that, as the great Marvin Gaye said, then we should want to holler.”
- Frank Bey and the Anthony Paule Band – “Town Without Pity”
The Temptations – “Ball of Confusion”
Future Islands – “Seasons (Waiting on You)”
Jimmy Cliff – “Sufferin’ in the Land”
Bee Gees – “Stayin’ Alive”
Social Distortion – “Bad Luck”
Blacklist Royals – “The Promised Land”
2Pac – “Dear Mama”
Marvin Gaye – “Sexual Healing”
Sam Cooke – “Good Times”
Johnny Nash – “Guava Jelly”
Billy Joel – “New York State of Mind”
Bruce Springsteen – “New York City Serenade”
Bruce Springsteen – “Long Walk Home”
George Jones – “A Picture of Me Without You”
Bob Dylan – “Not Dark Yet”
Marvin Gaye – “Inner City Blues (Makes Me Want to Holler)”
Slim Dunlap – “Times Like This”
The Consolers – “Over Yonder”
Jimmy Cliff – “Many Rivers to Cross"
FROM MY HOME TO YOURS / VOLUME 3
6. Mai 2020
- “As hard is it is to believe right now, your children will go back to school. Churches will be open and full. You will once again hug and kiss family members at your gatherings. You will shout over the noise of a crowded bar to order a drink and to speak to your friends. You will buy a hot dog at Yankee Stadium. You will walk through the streets of your hometown, free and easy. You may hold a complete stranger on a crowded dance floor. And 50,000 people will once again scream their heads off — somewhere in New Jersey.”
Bruce Springsteen spielte nicht nur eine Liveversion seines Songs “Wrecking Ball”, den aktuellen Track der Rolling Stones “Living In A Ghost Town” sowie etliche Lieder von befreundeten Künstlern, sondern erzählte auch aus seinem eigenen Leben:
- “The weather — it’s funny how the weather this past two and a half months, since the lockdown, the weather has taken on a whole new level of importance in my life. I check the forecast three or four times a day. I pray for sun. I suffer through gray clouds and rain. I got a dog that wakes me up like clockwork every morning at sunrise, so around 6:30 every day I am standing in our front field, waiting for the sun to come up. And on those days when it rises and washes a golden light across the field into the trees I take a deep sigh of gratitude, and I am momentarily deceived into believing that things are almost normal again. Or at least that they will be. I never thought that the emotional beginning of my day could so depend on a change in the
Ausserdem kündigte Bruce Springsteen während der Radiosendung an, nach dem Ende der Corona Krise eine grosse Party schmeissen zu wollen:
- “I was out last night about 9:30, running an errand, and let me tell you who else was out there: nobody. Nobody at all. The streets were barren. The highway was not alive. It was like, while we were waiting for the apocalypse, it had already happened. All I can tell you is: when this experience is over, I am gonna throw the wildest party you have ever seen — and you, my friends, are all
“Wir wurden von einer Pest heimgesucht” erklärte Springsteen und fügte an, dass “unsere Stärke im Glauben und der Hoffnung
liegt”. Zu guter Letzt zitierte er aus der Bibel und beendete die Sendung mit den Worten “Und er gebe euch erleuchtete Augen des Herzens, damit ihr erkennt, zu welcher Hoffnung ihr von ihm berufen seid” (Epheser 1:18) und dem Chris Whitley Klassiker “Big Sky Country” aus dem Jahre
- Roy Acuff – “Turn Your Radio On”
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – “Wrecking Ball” (Live)
Little Milton – “We’re Gonna Make It”
The Impressions – “Keep on Pushing”
John Fogerty – “Change in the Weather”
Pokey LaFarge – “Fuck Me Up”
Bob Dylan – “Everything is Broken”
The Rolling Stones – “Living in a Ghost Town”
Koko Taylor – “Wang Dang Doodle”
Lightnin’ Hopkins – “I Hate I Got Married”
Tammy Wynette – “D-I-V-O-R-C-E”
Rank and File – “Rank and File”
The Miamis – “We Deliver”
Public Enemy – “Harder Than You Think”
Pet Shop Boys – “The Last to Die”
Graham Parker – “Don’t Ask Me Questions”
Jackson Browne – “Before the Deluge”
Chris Whitley – “Big Sky Country”
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – “Ramshackle Day Parade”
Ralph Stanley – “O Death”
Bob Dylan – “Every Grain of Sand”
The X Seamen’s Institute – “Shenandoah"
FROM MY HOME TO YOURS / VOLUME 4
20. Mai 2020
- “Let’s start the day by allowing me to introduce to you Little Richard Penniman.
The purest rock ‘n’ roll voice of all time. And it belongs to the Georgia Peach, the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Little Richard, who we lost in early May. He was one of the founding fathers of rock ‘n’ roll and its preeminent vocal genius. And there he profoundly explained, in my opinion, why and how he does what he does. Now Richard came out of Macon, GA, to take the nation, the world, and your body and soul by storm. His art was filled with absurdity, dead seriousness, great humor, and sex, sex, sex. He is one of a handful of men who changed the face of world culture: he crossed racial boundaries, he challenged gender norms, and he had the time of his life … the High Priest of rock ‘n’ roll. A wop bop a loo bop, a wop bam boom. Rest in peace, Richard.”
Während der Sendung präsentierte Bruce Springsteen die drei Little Richard Songs “Born On The Bayou” (1971), “Tutti Frutti” (1957) sowie “Do the Jerk (Get Down With It)” aus dem Jahre 1966. Nach der Little Steven Komposition “Out Of The Darkness”, Glen Campbells “Times Like These” und dem Future Bible Heroes Lied “Kiss Me Only With Your Eyes” kam Springsteen auf die Corona-Krise zu sprechen und mutmasste, dass es derzeit viele virtuelle Dates geben müsse.
- “How’s that going for all you singles out there? How is Love in the Time of Corona? I am old, and I simply can’t imagine it. I mean, it’s got to be happening… but… but how? I mean, is testing going on? I guess there’s virtual dating, why wouldn’t there be? I don’t know how satisfying that can be — no physical contact, yikes! No sex, I would imagine. I guess there’s always sexting, naked selfies… they say naked selfies are ‘the new seduction.’ I read an article that said this is the golden age of naked selfies! Hell, I may take a few myself when this show is over. Why not? Desperate times call for desperate
Natürlich erzählte Bruce Springsteen auch aus seinem eigenen Leben und bezeichnete die Covid-19-Pandemie als “harte Zeit”. “Ich fahre täglich durch meine alten Städte. Ich sehe Läden geschlossen, sehe Menschen mit Masken auf den Strassen. Ich besuche den Manasquan Inlet, doch die Strandpromenade ist geschlossen…”
- “I take a daily drive, because driving has always relaxed me, and it gets me out of Patti’s hair for a while. I drive all my old routes, through all my old towns, day after day. I see all the shops shuttered, what folks there are on the street in masks, my favorite hangouts closed — takeout only, god bless ’em. I drive out to Manasquan Inlet, my old man’s stomping grounds, to sit and watch the boats for a while. But they closed all the parking places, and the boardwalk’s closed. So I find a side street, and I sit, roll down the window, feel the ocean breeze and read the newspaper for a while.
Thirty million workers joining the jobless ranks over the last two months. That is… frightening, and heartbreaking. A day doesn’t go by when I don’t count my lucky stars, when I don’t know how profoundly fortunate I am.
So after an hour, I fold my newspaper, I start the car, and I head home. And on my way, on 79, I pass the ShopRite that I opened with the Castiles! During its midnight madness opening in 1965! We played out in front of the supermarket! And it was the only time during this day that I saw a parking lot filled with cars, and it almost brought me to
Bruce Springsteen blickt trotz aller Probleme optimistisch in die Zukunft und kann es kaum erwarten, ein Eis im “Jersey Freeze” zu geniessen oder eine Pizza bei “Federici” zu essen. “Ich möchte die Promenade von Point Pleasant besuchen und am Strand abhängen, bis die Abendkühle um halb Sechs oder Sechs einsetzt …”
- “When this is over — and I do have faith that it’s gonna be over — I want to do the simple things again. That’s what I’ve been missing. I want to get an ice cream cone at the Jersey Freeze! To be able to walk inside, step up to the counter, and say, “Soft vanilla dipped in chocolate, please.” I want to get a pizza with my pal, the ex-mayor of Freehold, and all my old friends down at Federici’s. I want to take in the boardwalk on a quiet weekday night in Point Pleasant. Lose some of my money at all those wheels of chance. Hang at the beach until about five-thirty or six, when the evening cool just begins to drift in and that sun is low and warm on your skin. That is my favorite time of day. Then I may head in to Red Bank and stop at Jack’s record store — stay strong, Jack! We’re lucky to have a record store in Red Bank! That’s for sure. Then maybe find a place to sit outside and have a drink, just surrounded by folks without a worry, just going about their business. Never has the mundane seemed so longingly
Zum Abschluss der Show warnte Bruce Springsteen vor übereilten Lockerungen in der Corona Krise: “Ich weiss, dass die Leute wieder arbeiten müssen, um ihre Rechnungen zu bezahlen. Aber das Land sollte vorsichtig und verantwortungsbewusst handeln … ”
- “I know folks need to get back to work, need to get their bills paid, they need to feed their families… but the country should be reopened in a cautious, safe, and responsible manner. Not carelessly, in a gesture that will cost tens of thousands of lives — prodded on by a president going against his own government mandate in advising citizens to “liberate Michigan” and “liberate Virginia.” Frankly, that is the wrong language right now. And it pissed me off. It’s just weak and irresponsbile. It’s the gesture of a man willing to roll the dice and put the lives of those who put him into office — and their children, and their elderly friends and families — at risk. For perhaps nothing more than an election year ploy. It’s cowardly.
The toughest thing about the lockdown is the feeling of not knowing what the future holds. The feeling of your whole life being placed on hold. Time seeming to move quickly but slowly. Empty and unused time, I don’t care for — especially at 70. I’m counting my days.
And my friends, I’ve got things to do that involve me and you.
My son is 25, and he’s worried about the time that’s ticking out of his life. I feel like Muhammed Ali, who was at is prime — well, I’m in my late prime — but who was at his prime, and the years he could have spent boxing were taken away from him.
So I try to heed my deceased Aunt Ida’s advice: she always said, “Just live every day as if you’re gonna live forever.” I like that. “Live every day as if you’re gonna live forever.” I think she meant, greet each day on its own terms. As an opportunity for life’s possibilities. Breathe it in. Let the world open up before you, and prepare yourself to accept it in its entirety, on its own terms, with a vengeance. Well, I’m ready and I hope you are too. But right now, the waiting… is the hardest part.”
- Roy Acuff – “Turn Your Radio On”
Little Richard – “Born on the Bayou”
Little Richard – “Tutti Frutti”
Little Richard – “Do the Jerk (Get Down With It)”
Little Steven – “Out of the Darkness”
Glen Campbell – “Times Like These”
Future Bible Heroes – “Kiss Me Only With Your Eyes”
Magnetic Fields – “Andrew in Drag”
Courtney Barnett – “Nobody Really Cares if You Go to the Party”
Tom Waits – “Lie to Me”
The Aqua Velvets – “Return to Paia”
Marlene Dietrich – “Das Lied Ist Aus (Don’t Ask Me Why)”
Bob Dylan – “Some Enchanted Evening”
Craig Finn – “Tangletown”
Joe Ely – “Tonight I Think I’m Gonna Go Downtown”
The Pogues – “A Rainy Night in Soho”
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – “The Waiting”
The Hold Steady – “Stuck Between Stations”
Dion (feat. Patti Scialfa und Bruce Springsteen) – “Hymn to Him”
Big Bill Broonzy – “This Train”
Rank and File – “The Conductor Wore Black”
Bruce Springsteen – “Land of Hope and Dreams”
Warren Zevon – “Don’t Let Us Get Sick”
Pforzheim Motet Choir – Mozart’s “Ave Verum Corpus, K. 618”
Antony and the Johnsons – “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”
FROM MY HOME TO YOURS / VOLUME 5
3. Juni 2020
Der 46jährige Afroamerikaner George Floyd kam am 25. Mai 2020 in Minneapolis, MN bei einem Polizeieinsatz ums Leben. Videoaufnahmen lösten seitdem in über 140 Städten der USA
gewalttätige Proteste aus. Die Unruhen forderten sogar Todesopfer und zahlreiche Gemeinden sahen sich gezwungen, nächtliche Ausgangssperren zu verhängen.
Bruce Springsteen war am 3. Juni 2020 “Live On Air” und begann seine Sendung mit der Eigenkomposition "American Skin (41 Shots)".
Bruce Springsteens Komposition “American Skin (41 Shots)” aus dem Jahre 2000 wurde durch die Ermordung des aus Liberia stammenden Amadou Diallo inspiriert.
Am Morgen des 4. Februar 1999 stand Diallo vor seinem Haus in der Wheeler Avenue, Bronx, NYC und machte sich auf, in die Innenstadt zu fahren, um Videokassetten an Passanten zu verkaufen. Die vier Zivilfahnder Sean Carroll, Richard Murphy, Edward McMellon and Kenneth Boss verwechselten ihn mit einem Serienvergewaltiger und wollten ihn verhaften. Als Diallo in seine Jacke fasste, eröffneten die Polizisten ohne Vorwarnung das Feuer und streckten den 24jährigen mit 41 Schüssen nieder.
Der Vorfall löste in den Vereinigten Staaten eine heftige Diskussion über das grobe Vorgehen der Polizei aus und gipfelte in gewalttätigen Demonstrationen. Letztendlich wurden die Polizeibeamten in einer Neuverhandlung vor einem Gericht in Albany, NY freigesprochen.
- “Eight minutes. That song is almost eight minutes long. And that’s how long it took George Floyd to die, with a Minneapolis officer’s knee buried into his neck. That’s a long time. That’s how long he begged for help and said he couldn’t breathe; the arresting officer’s response was nothing but silence and weight. Then, he had no pulse. And still it went on.
That goes out to Seattle, to New York, to Miami, to Atlanta, to Chicago, to Dallas, to Philadelphia, to Washington, to Los Angeles, to Asbury Park, to Minneapolis, and to the memory of George Floyd. May he rest in peace.
As we speak, 40 million people are unemployed. 100,000-plus citzens have died from COVID-19, with only the most tepid and unfeeling response from our White House. As of today, our black citizens continue to be killed unnecessarily by our police on the streets of America. And as of this broadcast, the country was on fire and in chaos.”
One of the darkest songs in the American canon.
The video of the death of George Floyd is a 21st cnetury visual lynching. And “Strange Fruit” was written on the lynchings of black Americans that took place after the Reconstruction and into the 20th century. It was recorded in 1939 by Ms. Holiday, and written by Abel Meeropol in 1937. It’s just an incredible work. We remain haunted, generation after generation, by our original sin of slavery. It remains the great unresolved issue of American society. The weight of its baggage gets heavier with each passing generation, and as of this violent, chaotic week on the streets of America, there is no end in sight.
We need systemic changes in our law enforcement departments, and in the political will of our national citizenry, to once again move forward the kind of changes that will bring the ideals of the Civil Rights movement once again to life and into this moment.
We have a choice, between chaos or community. A spiritual, moral, and democratic awakening, or becoming a nation fallen to history, with critical issues we refuse to or couldn’t address. Is our American system flexible enough to make — without violence — the humane, fundamental changes necessary for a just society? The American story, our story, is in our hands. And may God bless us all.
Stay safe. Stay well, stay strong, until we meet again, stay involved. And… go in
- Bruce Springsteen – “American Skin (41 Shots)”
Bruce Springsteen – “Murder Incorporated”
Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
Joe Grushecky & Bruce Springsteen – “That’s What Makes Us Great”
Joe Grushecky & Bruce Springsteen – “Idiot’s Delight”
Bob Dylan – “Political World”
Bob Marley & the Wailers – “Burnin’ and Lootin'”
Martin Luther King Jr. – “Keep Moving,”
Kanye West – “Who Will Survive in America”
Kanye West & Jay-Z (with Frank Ocean) – “Made in America”
Paul Robeson – “Go Down Moses”
Bruce Springsteen – “Heaven’s Wall”
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – “Get Down Moses”
Thea Gilmore – “Brother Can You Spare a Dime?”
Bob Dylan – “Blind Willie McTell”
Billie Holiday – “Strange Fruit”
Nappy Roots – “Work in Progress”
Paul Robeson – “The House I Live In”
Patti Smith – “People Have the Power”
Bob Dylan – “Murder Most Foul”
United States Army Field Band Soldier’s Chorus – “America, My Country Tis of Thee”
Gram Parsons – “In My Hour of Darkness"
FROM MY HOME TO YOURS / VOLUME 6
17. Juni 2020
In der sechsten Ausgabe seiner Radiosendung wendete sich Bruce Springsteen direkt an Präsident Donald Trump und forderte den Politiker angesichts der Corona Pandemie auf, Rücksicht zu nehmen und einen Mundschutz zu tragen.
- “I’m going to start out by sending one to the man behind the Resolute desk. With all respect, sir: show some consideration and care for your countrymen and your country. Put on a fucking
Ausserdem sagte Bruce Springsteen folgendes:
- “It is the responsibility of those who lead us to inhabit the nexus where our national, political, and spiritual lives meet.
The United States of America is ultimately a nation of souls. In times of historic calamity, and tragedy, it is necessary for our leaders to administer not only to our social needs, but to the union of souls that is our common citizenry. To tend to our wounds, both physical and psychic, and speak to the strength and fears of our national family.
May you lay your personal burdens down for a moment and join us in the next hour for some music that I hope will lighten those burdens as well as administer, ever so slightly, to your good soul.
Now, I had another show prepared for broadcast this week, on this strange and eventful summer. But with 100,000-plus Americans dying over the last few months, and the empty, shamed response from our leaders, I’ve been simply pissed off. Those lives deserve better than just being inconvenient statistics for our president’s reelection efforts. It’s a national disgrace.
So instead of celebrating the joys of summer, we will be contemplating our current circumstances with the coronavirus, and the cost that it has drawn from our nation. We will be calculating what we’ve lost, sending prayers for the deceased and the families they’ve left
Darüber hinaus trauerte er um Berühmtheiten, die aufgrund des Cornavirus gestorben sind. Bruce Springsteen rezitierte Namen und erinnerte unter anderem an den Folkmusiker John Prine (73) sowie den amerikanischen Songwriter Adam Schlesinger, der mit 52 Jahren an den Folgen einer SARS-CoV-2-Infektion gestorben ist.
- “One of the most heart-rending aspects of these deaths is that the virus has stolen from us our rituals. Our funerals, our wakes, our house meetings with family after the burial. Our ability to stand by our loved ones, to touch them, to kiss them as they pass, to look into their eyes and let them physically know how we loved them — this is the cruelty of this disease. To say our last goodbyes to our loved ones by phone, and then to return home, alone, to an empty house.
It is a heartbreaking and lonely death, for those afflicted and for those left behind to pick up the pieces.
Now, when my father died, my close friends and my brother-in-law, we stood in the graveyard, in the midst of our large family, and we took shovels and we buried my father ourselves. It meant a great, great, great deal to me. And it’s a memory I’ll cherish as long as I live. The importance of that ritual. And to stand with my loved ones on the burying
Zum Abschluss der Sendung spielte Springsteen eine Rede von Ex-Präsident Barack Obama aus dem Jahre 2014 und gab zu Protokoll, dass Obama die Bevölkerung schon vor 6 Jahren vor einer Pandemie warnte und eine Ausweitung des öffentlichen Gesundheitswesens anregte.
- “He is warning us that Judgement Day is coming. The election is only months away. VOTE! God help us all — vote, before it’s too late … American citizens, unite. Your country needs you, your countrymen need your care and compassion. And this is our moment. Until we meet again, stay safe, stay strong, mask up! And go in
- John Paul Jones – “Down to the River to Pray”
Bob Dylan – “Disease of Conceit”
Neil Young – “When God Made Me”
The Sensational Nightingales – “Burying Ground”
The Brazz Brothers – “Woyaya” (live)
Bruce Springsteen – “Dream Baby Dream”
Fugazi – “Give Me the Cure”
Barack Obama addresses the NIH, 12/2/14
Marvin Gaye – “What’s Going On”
2Pac – “Changes”
Paul Robeson – “Deep River”
Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Who’ll Stop the Rain”
Blind Willie McTell – “Lay Some Flowers on My Grave”
Johnny Cash – “The Man Comes Around”
The Consolers – “Too Late”
York College Concert Choir – “Down to the River to Pray"
FROM MY HOME TO YOURS / VOLUME 7
1. Juli 2020
Bruce Springsteen war am 1. Juli 2020
abermals “Live In Air” und führte wie schon am 8. April 2020, am 24. April 2020, am 6. Mai 2020, am 20. Mai 2020, am 3. Juni 2020 sowie am 17. Juni 2020 durch eine 90minütige Sendung auf SIRIUS XM E STREET RADIO. Die Sendung stand unter dem Motto “The Jersey Summit!” und der “Boss” begrüsste seine langjährigen Weggefährten Little Steven Van Zandt und Southside Johnny Lyon.
Bruce Springsteen begrüsste die Zuschauer mit folgenden Worten:
“Hello, hello, fellow Americans and summer revellers! I’m glad to be here with you on this Fourth of July weekend to help you celebrate our Independence Day. We have a three-DJ spectacular for you today — I will be spinning the discs with Southside Johnny and Little Steven Van Zandt! And we will be concentrating on the soul stylings of Asbury Park, circa 1977 to ’88, when Southside and Steve and I had all gotten together down at the Stone Pony. Steve and South had their fantastic house band there, and I spent many nights there high as a
Johnny Lyon erblickte am 4. Dezember 1948 in Neptune, NJ das Licht der Welt. In jungen Jahren interessierte er sich für die Rock’n Roll Musik und beschloss, in Elvis Presleys Fussstapfen zu treten und weltberühmt zu werden. Wie Bruce Springsteen verdiente er sich seine ersten Lorbeeren in der Küstenstadt Asbury Park, NJ, wo er unter anderem in den 1970er Jahren als Mundharmonikaspieler in Bruce Springsteens Band “Dr. Zoom & the Sonic Boom” im Erscheinung trat.
Nach unzähligen Auftritten in den angesagtesten Kneipen der Stadt, gelang ihm Mitte der 1970er Jahren der nationale Durchbruch. Sein Debütalbum “I Don’t Want To Go Home” aus dem Jahre 1976 war stark geprägt von Rhythm & Blues und wurde ein Achtungserfolg. Das von Steven Van Zandt produzierte Werk landete auf Platz 125 der “Billboard Abum Charts”.
Da die Asbury Jukes ständig in Springsteens Schatten standen, blieb der erhoffte kommerzielle Erfolg weitgehend aus. Die Jukes arbeiteten trotzdem unverdrossen weiter und machten sich als “Jerseys Greatest Showband” einen Namen. Im Jahre 1982 wählte das “Rolling Stone Magazin” den Longplayer “Hearts of Stone” aus dem Jahre 1978 unter die Top-100-Alben der 1970er und 1980er Jahre.
Während der knapp zweistündigen Sendung wurden 20 Songs von Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny, Little Steven, Clarence Clemons und Gary U.S. Bonds gespielt. Unter anderem auch die Little Steven Live-Version der Bruce Springsteen Komposition “Tucson Train”.
Der Song ist auf Bruce Springsteens aktuellem Longplayer “Western Stars” zu finden. Am 15. September 2019 lies es sich Little Steven nicht nehmen, besagtes Lied im “Rialto Theatre” in Tucson, AZ erstmals Live vor Publikum zu performen.
Little Steven kündigte damals “Tucson Train” mit folgenden Worten an:
“We got something special for you tonight. We’re gonna try something out, first time. A buddy of mine has a new album out called ‘Western Stars’. And the movie’s gonna come out, I believe it’s Oct. 25. Ya gotta see this movie. It’s one of the most incredible things I’ve ever seen in my life. We’re gonna give you a little recycled version of the trailer to the movie. Audio trailer, anyway. This is something called ‘Tucson Train'”
Bruce Springsteen – What Love Can Do
Bruce Springsteen – I’m Going Down
Southside Johnny – Some Things Just Don’t Change
Bruce Springsteen – Gotta Get That Feeling
Little Steven – Love Again
Southside Johnny – Love On The Wrong Side Of Town
Bruce Springsteen – So Young And In Love
Gary U.S. Bonds – Soul Deep
Southside Johnny – Coming Back
Little Steven – Until The Good Is Gone
Bruce Springsteen – Lion’s Den
Little Steven – Soul Power Twist
Southside Johnny – The Fever
Clarence Clemons – Savin’ Up
Gary U.S. Bonds – This Little Girl
Little Steven – Tucson Train (Live)
Southside Johnny – First Night
Southside Johnny – I Don’t Want To Go Home
Bruce Springsteen – 10th Avenue Freeze Out
Southside Johnny – It’s Been A Long Time
Bruce Springsteen – Jersey Girl