Im Zuge des Corona Lockdowns entschloss sich Bruce Springsteen, auf dem Sendeplatz von Sirius XM als Radio DJ tätig zu werden.
SiriusXM ist ein seit 2008 bestehender Zusammenschluss der privaten Radioanbieter “Sirius Satellite Radio” und “XM Satellite Radio”. SiriusXM stellt über seinen Dienst fast 1.000 Audio Kanäle für seine mittlerweile 30 Millionen Abonnenten bereit. Das Internetangebot von SIRIUS XM wird nicht über die Grenzen der Vereinigten Staaten hinaus angeboten. Die Betreiber von Sirius XM Radio verfügen lediglich über die nationalen Rechte zur Ausstrahlung und haben eine sogenannte GEO-Blockade für Hörer aus dem Ausland eingebaut. Deswegen ist das E STREET RADIO in Deutschland leider nicht empfangbar.

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 game." 
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 Woogie Flu”
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”

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"

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 weather.”
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 invited.”
“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 1991.
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"

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 measures.”
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 tears.”
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 attractive.”
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”

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 peace.

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"

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 mask.”
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 behind.”
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 ground.”
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 peace.”
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"


1. Juli 2020

Bruce Springsteen war am 1. Juli 2020 abermals “Live On 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 fuckin’ kite.”

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"


15. Juli 2020

Die 8. Show stand unter dem Motto “Summertime, Summertime” und Bruce Springsteen lies es sich nicht nehmen, Geschichten rund um die heisse Jahreszeit zu erzählen. Obwohl die Corona Krise die Vereinigten Staaten immer noch in Atem hält, erinnerte sich Bruce Springsteen an die Sommer seiner Jugend zurück.

I loved and love summer. As a child I became summer. I melted into the hot tarmac, I rolled myself into a sand ball at the beach. I slid beneath the murky water, ducking summer dragonflies at the Freehold pond. I sat in the tops of trees, feeling the summer breeze prickle over my freshly cut Saturday-afternoon flat-top.

I’d stand with my bike ‘neath the August sun by the roadside, watching the locals on the road crew lay down the steaming blacktop, that beneath their rakes and shovels and heavy equipment curled and flattened like hot licorice. And when the big men and the machinery moved away, I waited, and I wanted my wheels to be the first to touch that steaming, virgin roadway.

In the evening twilight, I sat glued to the curb with a Pinky rubber ball in my hand, waiting for my best friend Bobby Duncan to finish his dinner so we could engage in epic gutterball tournaments into the night. And then later with scissors we’d poke holes into the lids of glass mason jars and invade the vacant lot across from my grandmother’s front porch to capture our nightly quota of the evening’s fireflies, just to leave them twinkling til dawn on our night tables. May they rest in peace.

We’d play Home Free, running from pool of light to pool of light from our neighborhood street lamps, until we were called in, as the neighborhood’s porch lights went dark, by my grandmother’s voice. And there, my sister and I would sleep on opposite sides of the bed, wrapped between hot, sticky sheets, on pre-air-conditioning, humid, Jersey summer nights.

There were evenings that, if it got hot enough, my Dad showed mercy on us, and he’d pack us into the Olds and set off in the darkness on Route 33 for the 20-mile ride to Manasquan, where on those nights the heat and the humidity of inland Freehold became too much to bear. We’d sleep in our pajamas, our bed blankets stretched out on the cool sand, enjoying the ocean air of the Manasquan Inlet.

Then at early light, like magic, we’d be carried back into the house, into our bedrooms, sandy-haired from our beach sleep, and I’d watch the sun splash its morning gold over the western wall of my room. And soon I’d smell my mother’s coffee drifting up through the floor grate that opened to my room. I’d lie awake and listen to my parents leave for work.

As a teenager, I would stay up all night — as a crucible to pass for three or four nights of the summer, as the house sank into a midsummer-evening silence. I’d be camping out in my room. I’d have my flashlight, I’d have my Japanese transistor AM radio that I was listening to. I would take 2:00 or 3:00 a.m. walks around the town of Freehold, when the streets were mine!

At night and only at night was I king of the streets of Freehold, New Jersey, unhassled by the day’s rednecks. Any time they’d see some longhair pass the barbershop they’d come running out, shaving cream half on their face: “Hey! Are you a girl?”

That was bullshit I didn’t need in those days.

So in the middle of the evening, I’d return home — 3:30 a.m., I’d arrive into the kitchen, I would build myself an almighty peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich, pouring it on. I would then retire to my room to wait for my favorite song to be broadcast by the WMCA Good Guys. One summer, my favorite song was Lonnie Donegan’s “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (on the Bedpost Overnight?)”!

In my bed, in the summer I’d be reading all my old copies of Surfer magazine. Did I surf? No. But the magazine held two very essential elements, surf or not. I was deeply interested in the perfectly tanned surfer girls in bikinis, and in the advertisements for Fender guitars.

There they were, in the fresh ads, the true objects of my desire: three white Fenders — a bass, a Stratocaster, and a Jaguar, each as white as the Hawaiian sand, lined up next to one another, each more desirable than the next… but taken as a group? My god. The perfect trifecta.

Now, I spent relatively short quality time with the pictures of the surfer girls. But I spent hours in my bunk, in my room, salivating over those guitars. I’d drift off to sleep with the magazine open on my chest, and then riding the summer breeze from the west came slipping through my open bedroom window, a sound I swear that was coming from some perfect beach thousands of miles away …

Neben Geschichten gab es auch viele Songs. Unter anderem spielte Bruce Springsteens mit “Sherry Darling”, “4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy), “County Fair” und “Backstreets” vier eigene Kompositionen. Darüber hinaus legte er auch die Erfolgssingle “Night Swimming” der aus Athens, GA stammenden Rockband R.E.M. auf.

Bruce Springsteen sagte:

There is nothing like the sea at night. When the water is slightly warmer than the air, even though the air is humid after a 95-degree day. God, I love swimming at night. It is all darkness and mystery. It is the void.

And it must be done naked. Clothes at the waterline, please. Do this, and my pilgrim, you will become cleansed. Never will the evening air, or a kiss on the beach, or a dry towel ever feel so good again. The walk to the car will be filled with starlit grace, and you will never forget it.

And once you hit the water, you will be covered in the blossoming beauty of your youth, no matter how old you are. And whoever you’re with, you will always remember them.


Noveller – “Canyons” / “Pre-fabled”
The Jamies – “Summertime Summertime”
War on Drugs – “Up All Night”
Lonnie Donegan – “Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (on the Bedpost Overnight?)”
Bruce Springsteen – “Sherry Darling”
Beach Boys – “California Girls”
Ren Harvieu – “Summer Romance”
Lana Del Rey – “Video Games”
H.E.R. – “I Can’t Breathe”
James Brown – “The Boss”
Sly & The Family Stone – “Hot Fun in the Summertime”
The Rolling Stones – “Under the Boardwalk”
Bruce Springsteen – “4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)”
Bruce Springsteen – “County Fair”
Instrumental interlude: Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks – “Lullaby”
Bruce Springsteen – “Backstreets”
Kendrick Lamar (ft. Zacari) – “LOVE.”
Victoria Williams – “Summer of Drugs”
Instrumental interlude: Noble Oak – “Hypersleep”
REM – “Nightswimming”
Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul – “Summer of Sorcery”
Bobby Darin – “Beyond the Sea"


30. Juli 2020

Patti Scialfa feierte am 29. Juli 2020 ihren 67. Geburtstag.
Tags darauf – am 30. Juli 2020 – war Bruce Springsteen auf Sirius XM E Street Radio “On Air” und präsentierte eine 113minütige Radioshow, die unter dem Titel “Rumble Doll” stand. Der “Boss” begrüsste als Special-Guest seine Frau Patti Scialfa und lies es sich nicht nehmen, aus der Karriere seiner “First Lady Of Love” zu berichten.

Die Sendung begann mit dem Song “Tell Him” der im Jahre 1962 in Queens gegründeten Band “The Exciters”. Bruce Springsteen erzählte, dass diese Komposition für beide sehr bedeutsam ist. Ausserdem begrüsste er die Zuhörer mit folgenden Worten:

Bruce Springsteen:
“Today we will be featuring the music of my red-headed Jersey girl, and her great albums – ‘Rumble Doll’, ’23rd Street Lullaby’, ‘Play It As It Lays’, and whaddya say we get started?”

Nachdem das titelgebende Lied des Patti Scialfa Debütalbums gespielt wurde, erinnerte sich Patti Scialfa an das Jahr 1993 zurück und gab zu Protokoll, dass “Rumble Doll” analog in der Garage des Produzenten Mike Campbell aufgenommen und abgemischt wurde.

Patti Scialfa:
“We recorded on analog in his garage, and I felt we had a really organic approach to the record — which I think was really fitting for the material. Mike Campbell was very sensitive to how I wrote the songs — I would always play him the song on the instrument I wrote it on, and he basically copied that muted triplet on the guitar”

Im weiteren Verlauf dieser Aufnahmesession teilte Patti Scialfa dem Produzenten mit, dass sie mit ihrem ersten Sohn schwanger sei. Bruce Springsteen meldete sich zu Wort und fuhr fort, dass Patti nicht nur ein Album gemacht, sondern auch Essen für einen Arschlochmusiker zubereiten musste.

Bruce Springsteen:
“So Patti made this album while pregnant, while rushing home to cook some asshole musician dinner”

Patti Scialfa:
“I will never do that again!. while he sat his fat ass on the couch and watched television all night"

Bruce Springsteen und Patti Scialfa unterhielten sich auch über Musiker, die das Songwriting der Patti Scialfa Platten geprägt hatten. Bruce erinnert unter anderem an an die im Jahre 1997 verstorbene Sängerin und Komponistin Laura Nyro, die grossen Einfluss auf die Popmusik der späten 1960er und der 1970er Jahre hatte.

Bruce Springsteen:
“I can hear her voice in your beautiful song, ‘Young in the City’. That is just some incredible lyric-writing and a beautiful classic New York City urban arrangement. Those city songs of yours remind me of who you were when we first met. You were a stone cold city girl, nineteen years living in the city!”

Patti Scialfa:
“I loved New York City, I had a massive love affair with the city”

Bruce Springsteen:
“I used to steal up there and sit on a park bench, waiting for my gal to meet me with a six-pack of beer”

Patti Scialfa:
“This is true. We got engaged on that park bench”

Bruce Springsteen spielte im Anschluss den Song “Talk To Me Like The Rain” aus dem “Rumble Doll” Album und beteuerte, dass dieses Lied zu seinen Favoriten zählt. Patti Scialfa fällt ihrem Ehemann prompt ins Wort und erinnert, dass er sämtliche Instrumente zu diesem Song beigesteuert hat.

Bruce Springsteen:
“We’ve been concentrating mostly on Rumble Doll; for your next two records you took a bit of a turn. You embraced more southern soul and R&B influences, even some blues. You had a new producer”.

Patti Scialfa:
“23rd St. Lullaby was Steve Jordan”.

Als nächstes rezensierte Bruce Springsteen die im Jahr 2004 bzw. 2007 erschienenen Alben “23rd. Street Lullaby” sowie “Play It As It Lays” und informiert, dass Patti Scalfa einen Wandel vollzogen und mehr Soul, Blues und RnB in das Songwriting hat einfliessen lassen.

Die Sendung endete überraschend intim und persönlich. Bruce und Patti tauschten sich über den Song “Valerie” aus:

Bruce Springsteen:
“Let’s move to ‘Valerie’. This is a very heavy song in our history, because my recollection was, I was visiting you in your apartment in New York, probably when I shouldn’t have been visiting you in your apartment in New York”

Patti Scialfa:
“We were actually rehearsing…”

Bruce Springsteen:
“Under the guise of rehearsing for Tunnel of Love, and teaching you the guitar parts. But anyway, somehow you got around to playing me this next song, and I remember thinking, this woman can write, and it totally made me twice as scared as I was anyway.”

Patti Scialfa:
“That’s so sweet!”

Bruce Springsteen:
“It was like, Whoa. I think I saw your talent for the first time outside of your voice”

Patti Scialfa:
“I remember that very … explicitly”

Als letzte Songs wurden “Spanish Dancer” und “Rose” gespielt.

Bruce Springsteen:
“And these were all written for you at the time when love feels very dangerous. Yes it did. Yes, it did. So — let’s play it. When I pass away, just take these [‘Spanish Dancer’] lyrics and slap ’em up on my headstone! That’s all they need to know about me”

Mit den Worten “That’s it for this week. Stay smart, stay safe, stay healthy, stay strong — and stay in love!” beendet Bruce Springsteen die mittlerweile neunte Ausgabe seiner Radioshow.


The Exciters – “Tell Him”
Patti Scialfa – “Rumble Doll”
Patti Scialfa – “Lucky Girl
Laura Nyro – “I Met Him on a Sunday”
Laura Nyro – “The Bells
Patti Scialfa – “Young In The City”
Wanda Jackson – “Fujiyama Mama”
Patti Scialfa – “City Boys”
Patti Scialfa – “As Long as I Can Be With You”
The Ronettes – “Walking in the Rain”
Patti Scialfa – “Talk to Me Like the Rain”
Irma Thomas – “Ruler of My Heart”
Patti Scialfa – “You’re a Big Girl Now” (previously unreleased)
Patti Scialfa – “Like Any Woman Would”
Al Green – “So Tired of Being Alone”
Ike & Tina Turner – “River Deep Mountain High”
Patti Scialfa – “Town Called Heartbreak”
Patti Scialfa – “Valerie”
Patti Scialfa – “Looking for Elvis”
Marianne Faithfull – “Trouble in Mind (The Return)”
Patti Scialfa – “Spanish Dancer”
Patti Scialfa – “Rose”

12. August 2020

Die Sendung startete gegen Mitternacht und Bruce Springsteen erzählte, dass er die meiste Zeit in seinem Leben keine grosse Vorliebe für den Tag hatte. “Als Kind war ich ein Nachtkrieger und der Sonnenaufgang brachte nur Hindernisse”.

“For most of my life, I had no great fondness for the day. A born night crawler, up till 3 a.m. as a young child. Waking too early, schoolwork, and somebody else running my life. But at night I found my mind came to life. I felt a stimulation, and a creative excitement, a freedom, that eluded me in the day. At night, I felt most like myself.”

Als ersten Song präsentierte Bruce Springsteen das Instrumental “Man With a Harmonica” des kürzlich verstorbenen italienischen Komponisten Ennio Morricone.

Bruce Springsteen sagte:

“Man With a Harmonica helped dim the lights and strike a cinematic vibe”.

“Man With a Harmonica” wurde für den Sergio Leone Western “Spiel mir das Lied vom Tod” im Jahre 1968 verwendet und machte Ennio Morricone zu einer Legende.

Bruce Springsteen fuhr fort:

“All that night was just something that came naturally to me. There was just something I loved about being awake as the straight world slept. It excited me. It sparked my creativity. And it gave me the uninterrupted peace and quiet I needed to work.

Occasionally, I’d break curfew, just to get out of the house. I’d take a 2 or 3 a.m. night drive in my ’60 ‘Vette, over the local roads of Monmouth County; the darkness and shadows of the highway at night was where I lived. I was a wandering spirit, barely there, looking briefly into the dimly lit homes where I could be living any one of a thousand other lives, filled with family and friends. But I wasn’t. For now, the life I chose was here: the life of words, the life of song, the life of these roads, of these evenings. This life — and all it gave, and all it withheld — was my life”.

Nach der Eigenkompositon “Stolen Car” und dem The War On Drugs Lied “Strangest Thing” erzählte Bruce Springsteen aus seiner Jugend und gab zu Protokoll, dass er eine Persona non grate im Zuhause seiner ersten Freundin war. Ich wurde von der Mutter meiner Freundin als unerwünscht eingestuft.

“I was persona non grata at my first real girlfriend’s house. It was 1965. Maybe it was the hair, my cultivated look of dishevelment, but whatever it was, I was marked as an undesirable by my perfect girlfriend’s mother.

Now, I was 15, and my gal was a year younger than me, 14. But though a year younger, she had a surprising, burgeoning sexuality that showed me up for being as inexperienced as I was at that age. But, I had one thing going for me: I was forbidden. I was not to be had. I was not to be touched. And she had a bit of a closeted rebellious streak of her own. So when mom was away, we ventured to mom’s bedroom, where she introduced me, for the first time, to what I think was full-on sex — though due to the fog of war, 55 years later, I can’t be completely sure. All I remember was she was beautiful, with a softness and a kindness cut by a streak of cruelty I should have took more notice of.

Now, in the shadows always lurked a major problem to our paradise. You see, she was solidly middle class: perfect plaid skirt, blouse with the Peter Pan collar, white socks, long blond tresses. I was a denizen from the far side of nowhere, where blacks intermingled with whites, where a man never left his house in a suit unless he was going to church or in trouble. Where the firemen, and the truck drivers, and the auto workers gathered around each other’s porches on summer nights and passed beers and stories of the week around.

Well, her mother could not help but be disappointed in and disapprove of who she thought I was. So the word came down, and she theatrically threatened to get a restraining order that would forbid me from seeing her perfect daughter.

Now, her perfect daughter had plenty of “Fuck you, Mom” in her, so we began to meet at night, at the Broad Street schoolyard. And there, amongst the empty monkey bars and sliding boards and swings and seesaws, stood an oak tree that became our rendezvous and redemption point. We worked and leaned hard against that oak’s trunk on many a summer and fall night, trying to find whatever pleasure and satisfaction we could there. She stole time from Mama, girlfriends, and homework to meet me there. It was always too short, and a little painful. But at least she’d come, and we were there together.

Then one night she didn’t come. Or the next night, either. So I sat on the swings with the rest of the ghosts, dragging my feet through stones and dirt, until 2 a.m. Then I went home. The revolution was over. Whatever use I had been, I was needed no longer. I had engaged the enemy on the field of the battle of love, and I had been defeated. Or maybe she just got tired of it all — became too much of a hassle.

Well, I finally caught her at her locker in school, one morning, and she tried to be kind, but I wouldn’t let her. I wanted to hear her say it was all over. So she said it. I went home, and I decided to rid myself of her, to relieve my heart of her, to release my mind of the burden of thinking of her. It didn’t work. I’d see her in my dreams”.

Im weiteren Verlauf der knapp zweistündigen Sendung rezitiert Springsteen unter anderem aus dem Robert Louis Stevenson Gedicht “The Land of Nod” und zeichnet Barszenen nach, die an den Song “Tougher Than The Rest” erinnern.

Bruce Springsteen beendete die Sendung mit folgenden Worten:

“How do we live beneath the beauty of God’s hand? How do we become worthy of the love that he’s made possible for us on Earth? And how do we light and carry our own lamp through the darkness? How do we be brave in His name and in our love?”


Ennio Morricone – “Man With a Harmonica”
Lee Hazelwood und Nancy Sinatra – “Some Velvet Morning”
Ludovico Einaudi – “Night”
Lana Del Rey – “American”
Moby – “Fireworks”
Bruce Springsteen – “Stolen Car”
The War on Drugs: “Strangest Thing”
Brian Eno – “Always Returning”
Leonard Cohen – “In My Secret Life”
Bruce Springsteen – “Breakaway”
Bruce Springsteen – “Meeting Across the River”
Ry Cooder – “Cancion Mixteca”
Bruce Springsteen – “Sad Eyes”
Ola Gjeilo – “Before Dawn”
Bruce Springsteen – “Something in the Night”
Sigur Rós – “Ágaetis byrjun”
Roy Orbison – “In Dreams”
Mark Isham und Marianne Faithfull – “The Hawk (El Gavilan)”
Robert Shaw – “Beautiful Dreamer”
Reverend Horton Heat – “In Your Wildest Dreams”

1. September 2020

Am ersten Montag im September wird in den Vereinigten Staaten der “Labor Day” begangen. Der “Tag der Arbeit” erinnert an den Gewerkschaftsvertreter Terence Vincent Powderly, der im Jahre 1869 die “Knights of Labor” (Ritter der Arbeit) gründete und sich als Wortführer der Arbeitnehmer für einen Achtstundentag einsetzte. Darüber hinaus vertrat der Visionär die Meinung, dass alle Menschen, unabhängig von Rasse und Geschlecht, für die gleiche Arbeit auch den gleichen Lohn erhalten sollten.
Das “Labor Day” Wochenende läutet gleichzeitig das Ende der Summer Holidays (Sommerferien) ein. Besonders Familien nutzen diesen staatlichen Feiertag, um noch einmal die Strände zu besuchen und Sonne zu tanken. Tags drauf sind alle schulpflichtigen Jugendlichen aufgerufen, in die High Schools, Colleges und Elementary Schools zurückzukehren.
Bruce Springsteen präsentierte am 1. September 2020 die elfte Ausgabe seiner Radioshow “From My Home to Yours” auf Sirius XM E Street Radio und ging der Frage nach, ob er als Rock Star über die Sorgen der Arbeiterklasse sprechen und urteilen darf. Bruce Springsteen sagte, dass die Arbeiter arbeiten und die Autoren schreiben. Trotzdem spiegeln sich in Bruce Springsteens Lieder immer wieder die Anliegen der Arbeiter wieder.

“Greetings E Street Nation, friends, fans and listeners from coast to coast! Welcome to our Labor Day extravaganza. Today we are celebrating the American working man and woman — all the folks that keep our world spinning ’round and ’round”.

Bruce Springsteen spielte während der zweistündigen Show viele Songs und nutzte die Gelegenheit, um einige Gedichte und Texte zu rezitieren. Unter anderem erinnerte Springsteen an den im Jahre 1879 in Schweden geborenen Emmanuel Häggling, der anno 1902 mit seiner Familie nach New York emigrierte. Dort angekommen gab er sich den Namen Joe Hill und zog nach Westen, um in Kalifornien heimisch zu werden und sich der radikalen Gewerkschaft “Industrial Workers of the World” anzuschliessen. Joe Hill organisierte in der Folgezeit Streiks und arbeitete an einer neuen Lohnskala, die den Arbeitern kürzere Arbeitszeiten und bessere Lebensumstände versprach.
Am 10. Januar 1914 wurde Joe Hill der Prozess gemacht. Er wurde trotz mangelnder Beweise angeklagt, einen Lebensmittelhändler ermordet und ausgeraubt zu haben. Obwohl der schwedische Generalkonsul als auch US Präsident Woodrow Wilson Einspruch einlegten, wurde er vom obersten Gerichtshof des Staates Utah zum Tode verurteilt und am 19. November 1915 hingerichtet.

Am Tag vor seiner Hinrichtung schrieb Joe Hill in seinem Testament folgendes:

My will is easy to decide
For there is nothing to divide
My kin don’t need to fuss and moan
“Moss does not cling to rolling stone”

My body? Oh, if I could choose
I would to ashes it reduce
And let the merry breezes blow
My dust to where some flowers grow
Perhaps some fading flower then
Would come to life and bloom again.

This is my Last and final Will.
Good Luck to All of you
– Joe Hill

Nachdem Bruce Springsteen Joe Hills Testament verlesen und seine Liveversion der Pete Seeger Komposition “Joe Hill”, den Public Enemy Klassiker “Fight the Power” sowie andere Protestlieder gespielt hat, wendete er sich Donna Summer zu und erzählte, dass er Mitte der 1980er Jahre “Cover Me” für sie geschrieben hat:

“She works hard for the money! I had the pleasure of writing a song and doing a session with Donna and Quincy Jones in the mid-’80s. She was absolutely lovely. I originally wrote “Cover Me” for her, and then Mr. Landau heard it and, doing his duty as my manager, advised me to keep it. So I wrote a song “Protection” for her and recorded it with her. Good… but no “Cover Me”.

Bruce Springsteen verbindete in seiner elften Radioshow traditionelle Arbeiterlieder mit kommerziellen Heartland Rock und lies sich sich nicht nehmen, Songs von John Mellencamp und Bob Seger zu spielen.
Die Sendung endete mit folgenden Worten:

“That’s our show for today, folks. Until we meet again, stay strong, stay healthy, stay safe… and have a wonderful Labor Day”.


Aaron Copland – “Fanfare for the Common Man”
Roy Orbison – “Workin’ for the Man”
Joe Ely – “Working on the Highway”
Mick Flavin – “Working Woman”
Jimmy Tingle – “Labor Day”
Langston Hughes’s “Steel Mills” (Gedicht)
Bruce Springsteen – “Youngstown”
Woody Guthrie – “Union Maid”
Hazel Dickens – “Rebel Girl”
Joe Hill’s “My Last Will” (Gedicht)
Bruce Springsteen – “Joe Hill” (Live in Tampa, FL, 2014)
Public Enemy – “Fight the Power”
Bruce Springsteen – “Clampdown” (Live in Sunrise, FL 2014)
Bruce Springsteen – “Badlands” (Live in Tempe, AZ, 1980)
Philip Levine’s “What Work Is” (Gedicht)
Rage Against the Machine – “The Ghost of Tom Joad”
Donna Summer – “She Works Hard for the Money”
Valerie June – “Workin’ Woman Blues”
Patti Smith – “Piss Factory”
John Mellencamp – “Pink Houses”
Peter Gabriel – “Don’t Give Up”
Bob Seger – “Like a Rock”
Instrumental: Ola Gjello – “Crystal Sky”
Walt Whitman “I Hear America Singing” (Gedicht)


16. September 2020

Bruce Springsteen begann die zwölfte Ausgabe seiner beliebten Radioshow auf Sirius XM E Street Radio mit dem Beach Boys Song “Caroline, No”. Die Komposition stammt aus Brian Wilson und Tony Ashers Feder und wurde im März 1966 als Single veröffentlicht.

Break my heart
I want to go and cry
It’s so sad to watch a sweet thing die
Oh, Caroline why

Could I ever find in you again
The things that made me love you so much then
Could we ever bring ’em back once they have gone
Oh, Caroline no

Die aktuelle Ausgabe des Radioformats “From My Home to Yours” stand unter dem Motto “Summer’s End” und Bruce Springsteen gab zu Protokoll, dass er den Sommer über alles liebt und ihn der Abschied von der heissen Jahreszeit schmerzt.

“E Street Nation, fans, friends, back-to-schoolers, and listeners from coast to coast: welcome to our end-of-summer spectacular! It is always a bittersweet time of year, but it is my favorite season: September and October, locals’ summer. Our Shore summer guests have headed home, and the beaches, boardwalks, and sea are ours. A blissful six weeks of summer weather. Dry air, west winds, good waves, and warm fires await”.

Während der sechzigminütigen Sendung rezitierte Bruce Springsteen aus dem Stanley Kunitz Gedicht “End Of Summer” und stellte klar, dass das Sommerende widersprüchliche Gefühle weckt: “Es ist das Ende von etwas Wunderbarem und der Beginn von etwas Neuem”.

“The end of summer stirs so many conflicting feelings. It’s the season whose end is most pronounced. It is truly the end of something wonderful and the beginning of something new. Fall, with its fair days, dry winds, and unknown-ness.”

Bruce Springsteen legte mit “Summer’s Almost Gone” einen seiner Doors Lieblingslieder auf, spielte “Summer’s Love” der Chantels sowie “Green Fields of Summer” von Peter Wolf und erzählte, wie es ist, nach einem langen Tag in der Küstenstadt Manasquan, NJ nach Hause zu kommen.

“Man, all I remember was coming home from the beach to my folks’ with sand everywhere. Sand in my pants, sand all over the car, sand in all your toys, sand in your ears, sand in your hair! This is the Drifters with “I’ve Got Sand in My Shoes,” which was an answer record by the way, to “Under the Boardwalk,” which was an answer record to “Up on the Roof” — a perfect summer triplicate”.

Darüber hinaus erinnerte er sich an eine Motorradtour im Jahre 1990 zurück und berichtete, wie man sich in der Mojave Wüste fühlt.

“In 1990, just after my 40th birthday, at the end of summer, my friends and I would motorcycle across the Mojave. I always found something endlessly reassuring and comforting in all the nothingness of the desert. My mind at ease, we’d ride for days on state roads, with nothing but Four Corner desert towns at 100-mile intervals to break our hejira — our travels”.

“With eternity laid out before you, you ride under a sun so blistering you had to cover every inch of exposed skin. With long-sleeve blue-jean shirts, full jeans, gloves, wet bandanas covering our faces, we’d ride til dark and then bunk in roadside motels. Sitting outside of our rooms, nursing beers, rehashing the day’s ride, listening to some music. Just there, in the company of smoldering heat and a few other travelers, with their own reasons for being on these deserted back roads”.

“The next morning, you’d watch Air Force jets heading for desert test ranges, leaving six-string vapor trails across the September Mojave sky. We’d bungee our backpacks to our bikes, soak our bandanas in the sink, tie one around your neck, the other around your nose and mouth, fire up some thunder, and ready to go ride straight into the featureless sky”.

Immer wieder griff Bruce Springsteen das Thema Sommerende auf und verwies auf die Schüler, die nun wieder in die Bildungsanstalten zurück kehren müssen.

“The end of summer always felt like a small death. Back to school, locked behind a desk, as the streets were still warm and basking in the freedom of the September summer sun. But come Labor Day, it was as if folks just flipped a switch and seemed determined to deny the late-summer paradise of empty beaches and perfect days, thriving at their most beautifully seductive outside the windows of their offices, factories, and schools”.

“That was something I was never able to do. And these were the days when that loss ached at me: unfinished summer business, lost love affairs, unrequited summer crushes, girls still waiting on quiet corners for summer boyfriends. All this hovered over me like the pungent scent of suntan oil on the tanned, unfamiliar skin of all of those out-of-state girls — who’ve now returned to school, and Mom and Pop, and chilly days and nights, and who have put you away with all the other townies, in a box labeled, SUMMER”

Zum Abschluss der Show kam Bruce Springsteen auf den am 7. April 2020 verstorbenen Countrysänger und Liedermacher John Prine zu sprechen und zitierte eine Textzeile aus einem seiner letzten Songs:

Summer’s end’s around the bend just flying
The swimming suits are on the line just drying…
Just like that ol’ house we thought was haunted
Summer’s end came faster than we wanted
(John Prine – The Tree of Forgiveness)

Bruce Springsteen bezeichnete John Prine als “nationalen Schatz” und nannte Van Morrison “Maestro”. “… but it’s Brian Wilson who’s really the patron saint of this episode” fuhr Springsteen fort und beendete die Sendung mit den beiden Beach Boys Songs “Think About the Days” und “Summers Gone”.

“By four on the beach, the weekend after Labor Day, there is a thin, drifting coolness in the air. The sun will soon be marking its late-summer season descent over the peaked beach cottages at Manasquan. My sister Ginny and I are wrapped, fully burka-like, in beach towels, changing from our bathing suits into our pajamas for one last feature at the drive-in before the beginning of school and the end of all that is good. My mother is nearby, standing guard as we reach out and hand her sand-filled swimsuits that, as we are growing now, we may never see again”.

“We grab hot dogs and ice cream for dinner at Carlson’s Corner. We watch burly men pull in striped bass and fluke off the Manasquan jetty. And we chase each other around the pavilion where today the ghost of my beautiful grandmother sits, enjoying the late-summer ocean breeze. And then, we’re all packed in the car heading off to the Shore drive-in”.

“By dusk, Ginny and I are ‘neath the arc of the huge screen and the playground below with a dozen or more other kids, holding on to the roundabout until we come uncorked, spinning off in a dizzy trance”.

“Then dusk, and here come the cartoons — classic Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny — and it’s a run back to the car as we hear my dad leaning on the car horn, egging on the main feature. The screen clock starts ticking down, ten minutes for snacks and bathrooms before the show starts, and it’s on”.

“Tonight, we’ll see just one film — something my parents wanted to see called Blonde in a White Convertible — that has my mother telling us, “Don’t look! Don’t look!” for certain adult scenes. And then it’s an early ride home”.

“About halfway back, on a pitch-black Route 33 — slightly past the recently defunct Cowboy City theme park, where at one time you could see a cheeseball shoot-out on Main Street, any weekend afternoon — a young buck comes bolting out of the wooded Earle Naval Ammunition depot on the right side of the highway and leaps over the hood of the car, its body filling the entire windshield, its left eye shining with blood, animal spirits, and fear. And we are only measurable inches away from eternity. Before he miraculously disappears into the woods, a late-summer spirit on the far side of the highway”.

“The car is in an uproar. We have crossed paths with wild, feral magic. Summer is over. So until we meet again, stay strong, stay smart, stay healthy, stay safe, stay summer… and I’ll see you on the beach”.


The Beach Boys – “Caroline No”
The Doors – “Summer’s Almost Gone”
The Chantels – “Summer’s Love”
Stanley Kunitz’s “End of Summer” (Gedicht)
Peter Wolf und Neko Case – “The Green Fields of Summer”
Afghan Whigs – “Summer’s Kiss”
The Motels – “Suddenly Last Summer”
The Drifters – “I’ve Got Sand in My Shoes”
Beck – “Phase + Turn Away”
Iain Archer – “Summer Jets”
R.E.M. – “Summer Turns to High”
Beck – “Morning”
John Prine – “Summer’s End”
Michael Andrews – “A Long Summer Since Passed”
Van Morrison – “These Are the Days”
The Beach Boys – “Think About the Days”
The Beach Boys – “Summer’s Gone”
Frank Sinatra – “Summer Wind”

8. Oktober 2020

In der 13. Ausgabe der Radiosendung “From My Home to Yours” auf Sirius XM E Street Radio sprach Bruce Springsteen ausschliesslich über Autos. Er begrüsste alle Autofreaks von Küste zu Küste und lies es sich nicht nehmen, während der knapp zweistündigen Show Geschichten zu erzählen und 26 Songs zu spielen.

Your dad and his car: those were two things that could not be separated. All I remember was my old man coming home, bringing home a new used car. Park it out on the grass in the backyard. We’d all come hustling out of the house, stand around it — couldn’t get in it yet, not til he said it was all right. But we’d run our hands over the fins, all over the hood, and finally Pop would say, “All right, everybody in!” And we’d hustle in that car. He’d start that thing up, slip it into gear, and pull us out on the main street, and we just went for a cruise. And for a short while we felt like the Springsteen family are the kings of this highway! It was just one of the deepest memories of my childhood.

Der Zuhörer erfährt, dass der Episodentitel “My Kingdom for a Car” an die gleichnamige Komposition des aus Texas stammenden Singer/Songwriters Phil Ochs angelehnt ist. Ferner nahm sich Springsteen das Recht heraus, immer wieder aus Jack Kerouacs Roman “On the Road” (auf deutsch: Unterwegs) vorzulesen. Der Literatur­klassiker wurde im Jahre 1957 in den Vereinigten Staaten erstveröffentlicht und gilt als Manifest der sogenannten Beat Generation.

Jack Kerouac – On the Road (Unterwegs)

In “Unterwegs” erzählt Jack Kerouac die Geschichte der von der Ostküste stammenden Männer Dean Moriarty und Sal Paradise, die sich auf verschiedene Reisen durch die USA und Mexiko begeben. Angetrieben durch die Gier nach Drogen, Frauen und Jazz trampen die Beiden von Bundesstaat zu Bundesstaat, fahren mit Greyhound Bussen und rasen mit schnellen Autos von Küste zu Küste.

Während Bruce Springsteen in der 12. Ausgabe seiner Radiosendung auf eigene Songs verzichtete, legte er in der aktuellen Folge mit “Open All Night” (Live), “Brothers Under the Bridges” und “Dive All Night” drei eigene Lieder auf.

Zum Ende der Sendung verabschiedete sich Bruce Springsteen standesgemäss mit folgenden Worten:

“Stay safe, stay healthy and strong behind the wheel. Keep your radio on, and God bless you.”


Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra – “Theme From Route 66”
Jason and the Scorchers – “My Kingdom for a Car”
Depeche Mode – “Route 66”
Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats – “Rocket 88”
Sir Mix-a-Lot – “My Hooptie”
1 AMVRKA – “American Muscle”
Chuck Berry – “No Particular Place to Go”
[Lesung] Caren Krutsinger’s “In an Instant”
The Clash – “Brand New Cadillac”
Tom Robinson Band – “2-4-6-8 Motorway”
The Screaming Blue Messiahs – “Jesus Chrysler Drives a Dodge”
Fleshtones – “Ride Your Pony”
Nas (featuring Charlie Wilson) – “Car #85”
Robert Mitchum – “Ballad of Thunder Road”
Bruce Springsteen and the Sessions Band – “Open All Night” (Live in Dublin)
[Lesung] Jack Kerouac – On the Road
Bob Dylan – “From a Buick 6”
[Lesung] Jack Kerouac – On the Road
Jackson Browne – “Running on Empty”
Jo Dee Messina – “Silver Thunderbird”
Guy Clark – “Out in the Parking Lot”
The Vulgar Boatmen – “Drive Somewhere”
Bruce Springsteen – “Brothers Under the Bridges (’83)”
[Lesung] Jack Kerouac – On the Road
Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers – “Roadrunner”
Bruce Springsteen – “Drive All Night

31. Oktober 2020

Die 14. Ausgabe der Radioshow “From My Home To Yours” am 31. Oktober 2020 war die bisher kürzeste Sendung dieser Reihe. Bruce Springsteen nutzte die fünfzig Sendeminuten, um alle Hörer aufzurufen, am 3. November 2020 zur Wahl zu gehen und einen neuen Präsidenten ins Amt zu verhelfen.
Bruce Springsteen eröffnete die Sendung mit “Hello and welcome, ghouls, fools, witches, blood-sucking politicians, zombie denizens of Washington, DC” und stellte klar, dass dieses Halloween das Erschreckendste ist, welches er je erlebt hat.
“Angesichts der derzeitigen Bewohner des Weissen Hauses wird es langsam Zeit, in ein paar Tagen diesen Penner rauszuwerfen” fuhr Springsteen fort und ermutigte alle Wahlberechtigten, am kommenden Dienstag die richtige Entscheidung zu treffen und Donald Trump aus dem Amt zu kegeln.

“A good portion of our fine country, to my eye, has been thoroughly hypnotized — brainwashed by a con man from Queens! You mix in some jingoism, some phony patriotism, “fear of a black planet,” vanity, narcissism, paranoia, conspiracy theories, and a portion of our nation undergoing mass delusions and teetering on violence… and you’re left with the greatest threat to democracy in my lifetime”.

Springsteen beklagte die fehlende Menschlichkeit im Weissen Haus und las ein Gedicht von Elayne Griffin Baker vor:

There is no art in this White House.
There is no literature. No poetry. No music.
There are no pets in this White House.
No loyal man’s best friend. No Socks the family cat.
No kids science fairs.
No times when this president takes off his
blue suit-red tie uniform and becomes human, except when he puts on his white shirt- khaki
pants uniform and hides from the American people to
play golf.
There are no images of the first family
enjoying themselves together in a moment
of relaxation.
No Obamas on the beach in Hawaii
moments, or Bushes fishing in Kennebunkport, no Reagans on horseback, no Kennedys playing touch football on the Cape.…

Where did that country go? Where did all
of the fun and joy and expression of love and happiness go? We used to be the country that did the ice bucket challenge and raised millions for charity.
We used to have a president who calmed and
soothed the nation instead of dividing it.
And a First Lady who planted a garden
instead of ripping one out.
We are rudderless and joyless.
We have lost the cultural aspects of
society that make America great.
We have lost our mojo. Our fun, our happiness.
Our cheering on of others.
The shared experience of humanity that makes it all worth it.
The challenges and the triumphs that we shared and celebrated.
The unique can-do spirit that American
has always been known for.
We are lost.
We have lost so much
In so short a time.

Bruce Springsteen beendete die Sendung mit dem Aufruf: “On November third, vote them out.”


The Ran-Dells – “Martian Hop”
Mike Oldfield – “Tubular Bells” (Instrumental)
Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Run Through the Jungle”
Leonard Cohen – “Everybody Knows”
Nina Simone – “I Put a Spell on You”
Barack Obama – 2020 Democratic National Convent
Bruce Springsteen – “Death to My Hometown”
George Mann, Julius Margolin & Friends – “Farewell to the Thief!” (Instrumental)
Bryson Gray – “Trump Is Your President”
Jay-Z – “My President is Black”
The Legendary Shack Shakers – “Thin the Herd”
Castaways – “Liar, Liar”
James Brown – “Get On Up, Get Into It, Get Involved”
Woody Guthrie – “This Land Is Your Land”
Instrumental Interlude: Stephan Moccio – “Sea Change”
Gedicht von Elayne Griffin Baker
Leonard Cohen – “Democracy”
Pete Seeger – “America the Beautiful” (Instrumental)
Bruce Springsteen – “The Promised Land”

25. November 2020

Bruce Springsteen kehrte am gestrigen Mittwoch – den 25. November 2020 – ins SiriusXM Radiostudio zurück, um die 15. Ausgabe seiner Show “From My Home To Yours” mit der Black-Pride Hymne “We’re a Winner” der Impressions zu präsentieren. Nach dem im Jahre 1967 erschienenen Song teilte er den Zuhörern mit, dass der demokratische Politiker Joe Biden im Januar 2021 als 46. Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten vereidigt werden wird.

Im Anschluss kam Bruce Springsteen auf sein neues Studioalbum “Letter To You” zu sprechen und erklärte, dass er in seinem aktuellen Studiowerk den Rock’n Roll in den Vordergrund gestellt hat. “Es geht um Rock’n Roll, es geht darum, in einer Band zu sein”.

“The subject is the music itself… It’s the first time I chose that as my subject. It’s about rock ‘n’ roll, it’s about being in a band”.

Darüber hinaus spielte Bruce Springsteen wieder einmal viele seiner Lieblingslieder. Darunter den Hit “Overnight Sensation” der anno 1970 in Cleveland, OH gegründeten Popband “The Rasperries”. Besagte Komposition ist auf dem im September 1974 veröffentlichten Album “Starting Over” zu finden. Während die Platte lediglich auf Platz 143 der Billboard Album Charts gelistet wurde, landete die Singleauskopplung “Overnight Sensation” auf dem 18. Rang der landesweiten Hitparade.

In der fünfzehnten “From My Home To Yours” Show stellte Springsteen ausserdem einige Bands aus Grossbritannien vor. Neben Oasis “Champagne Supernova” legte er auch “I Wanna Be Adored” der aus Manchester stammenden Hardrocker “The Stone Roses” auf.

Bruce Springsteen über Oasis:

“Were known for fighting each other, but when they weren’t fighting they were fabulous”

Zum Abschluss der Sendung rezitierte Bruce Springsteen den Jeffrey Foskett Liedtext zu “Cool and Gone” und gab vor, dass diese Zeilen den Bogen einer Rock’n Roll Karriere exakt wiedergeben.

A hundred million years ago
Running to the record store
All out of breath for you
I caught my death for you
That was me inside your song
But now it feels like something’s wrong
Like somehow you let me down
No queen left to wear that crown
Cool and gone
Cool and gone
Nothing stays the same for long
How can anything so strong be so cool and then be gone?

Bevor die Show endete spielte Springsteen mit “Last Man Standing” den zweiten Song aus seinem aktuellen Studioalbum.

“I enjoyed writing this song because I had a chance to relive going back to all the little bars we played when we first started… it just reminded me of those pretty innocent moments, playing for five, ten, 15 dollars with local guys from your high school”.

Bruce komponierte das Lied nach dem Tod seines Freundes George Theiss im Sommer 2018. George Theiss war Gitarrist in Bruce Springsteens erster Band “The Gastiles” und war mit seiner Schwester Virginia liiert.

Nach knapp 75 Minuten beendete Springsteen die Show mit folgenden Worten:

“Shoutin’ out a congratulations to Joe Biden and the American people”


The Impressions – “We’re a Winner”
Bruce Springsteen – “Your Own Worst Enemy”
Bruce Springsteen – “Ghosts”
The Raspberries – “Overnight Sensation”
MGMT – “Time to Pretend”
Oasis – “Champagne Supernova”
The Stone Roses – “I Wanna Be Adored”
Lesung: Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode”
Chuck Berry – “Johnny B. Goode”
The Byrds – “So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star”
Bread – “The Guitar Man”
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – “Coma Girl”
Tuff Darts – “All For the Love of Rock and Roll”
Les Fradkin – “Jangleholic”
Lesung: Jeffrey Foskett’s “Cool and Gone”
Bruce Springsteen – “Last Man Standing”
The Lovin’ Spoonful – “Do You Believe in Magic


16. Dezember 2020

Die sechzehnte Ausgabe der Radiosendung “From My Home To Yours” stand unter dem Motto “Hits of the Week”. Bruce Springsteen verzichtete diesmal auf politische bzw. gesellschaftspolitische Inhalte und zog es vor, Songs von bekannten und weniger bekannten Künstlerkollegen aufzulegen.

Die Show vom 16. Dezember 2020 begann mit “Merry Christmas Baby” – einem im Jahre 1947 von Johnny Moore veröffentlichten Weihnachtslied. Bruce Springsteen performte den Song erstmals am 28. Dezember 1980 während eines Konzerts im “Nassau Coliseum” in Uniondale, NY. Anno 1986 wurde die Komposition als B-Seite der Single “War” released. Im Anschluss lies es sich Springsteen nicht nehmen, mit “Chinatown” einen Song zu präsentieren, den er vor kurzem mit dem befreundeten Sänger Jack Antonoff aufgenommen hatte.

Darüber hinaus erzählte Springsteen, wie sehr Glen Campbell das “Western Stars” Album beeinflusst hat. Er spielte “Strong” aus dem 2011er Glen Campbell Album “Ghost on the Canvas” und überraschte im Anschluss mit dem Beatles Cover “I Wanna Be Your Man” der 42jährigen Songwriterin Adrianne Gonzalez (alias AG) sowie Johnny Cashs Version der Springsteen Eigenkomposition “Further On (Up the Road)”.

Bruce Springsteen kam auch auf einige Neuentdeckungen zu sprechen und stellte mit “Larkin Poe” eine Roots-Rock Band aus Atlanta, GA vor. “Larkin Poe” wurde 2010 von den Schwestern Rebecca und Megan Lovell gegründet. Die Band trat bisher als Begleitband von Elvis Costello, Keith Urban oder Conor Oberst in Erscheinung und brachten mit “Kin” (2014), “Reskinned” (2016), “Peach” (2017), “Venom & Faith” (2018), “Self Made Man” (2020) und “Kindred Spirits” (2020) sechs Studioalben auf den Markt.

Ausserdem überschüttete er den koreanischen Rock Gitarristen und Komponisten Shin Joong Hyun mit viel Lob. Bruce Springsteen verwies auf das Compilation Album “Beautiful Rivers and Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sound of South Korea’s Shin Joong Hyun 1958-1974” und überraschte die Zuhörer mit den Songs “I Don’t Like” und “Please Wait” der koreanischen Künstler Lee Jung Hwa und Jang Hyun.

Die knapp einstündige Show endete mit dem vor mittlerweile 45 Jahren aufgenommenen Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Weihnachtslied “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”.


Bruce Springsteen & E Street Band – “Merry Christmas Baby”
Bleachers (feat. Bruce Springsteen) – “Chinatown”
Glen Campbell (feat. Dandy Warhols) – “Strong”
AG – “I Wanna Be Your Man”
Johnny Cash – “Further On (Up the Road)”
Larkin Poe – “Easy Street”
Lee Jung Hwa – “I Don’t Like”
J.S. Ondara – “Saying Goodbye”
The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”
Pet Shop Boys – “It’s a Sin”
Pet Shop Boys – ” Go West”
Thea Gilmore – “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine”
Bon Iver (feat. Bruce Springsteen) – “AUATC”
Jang Hyun – “Please Wait”
Bleachers – “Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song)”
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band – “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town"

20. JANUAR 2021

Am 20. Januar 2021 – dem Tag der Amtseinführung des 46. Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten – präsentierte Bruce Springsteen die 17. Ausgabe seiner Radioshow “From My Home To Yours” auf Sirius XM E STREET RADIO.

Der “Boss” läutete die Sendung mit dem letzten Song des dritten Warren Zevon Studioalbums “Excitable Boy” ein. Bruce Springsteen bezeichnete die Komposition “Lawyers, Guns and Money” als ein “Meisterwerk der Paranoia” und gab zu Protokoll, dass dieser Song “perfekt zu Donald Trumps Abgang passe”.

Bruce lies die Wahl noch einmal Revue passieren und erinnerte an den 6. Januar 2021, als das Abstimmungsergebnis offiziell verkündet wurde und ein wütender Mob das Kapitol in Washington DC stürmte.

Bruce Springsteen sagte:

“My responses went from ‘What?’ to ‘Huh?’ to ‘Whoa!’ to surprise… to shock… to becoming infuriated… to depression… to deepening anger as the days passed by.”

I ask my good American brothers and sisters to value yourselves and your allegiances more deeply. Donald J. Trump does not deserve your good soul and your honest and heartfelt commitment. Your country, your real country, awaits and needs you….

So I say this with pain and love in my heart: don’t waste your compassion on those who do not deserve it. You are better and worth much more than that. In this world, God’s world, no infallible truth resides in just one man.

There is only one truth — God’s truth — and it is a truth of deep inquiry, humility in the face of facts, and it is grounded in the faith, love, and respect you carry for your neighbors and your country. Let us all pray to God we have the strength to see clearly with our mind, heart, and eyes, and that we may hold our faith high, humbly, and in service of our country and the truth”.

Nach einer knappen Stunde spielte Bruce Springsteen den nachdenklichen Titelsong des Leonard Cohen Albums “The Future” und warf ein, dass alle Amerikaner den neuen Präsidenten Joe Biden feiern sollten. Schlussendlich beendete er die Sendung mit den Eigenkompositionen “Reason to Believe” und “House of a Thousand Guitars”.


Warren Zevon – “Lawyers, Guns and Money”
Leonard Cohen – “First We Take Manhattan”
Bruce Springsteen – “Land of Hope and Dreams”
Jay-Z – “Heart of the City”
Run the Jewels – “Thursday in the Danger Room”
Green on Red – “You Couldn’t Get Arrested”
Link Wray – “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”
Neil Young – “All Along the Watchtower”
Leonard Cohen – “The Future”
Warren Zevon – “I Was in the House When the House Burned Down”
Bruce Springsteen – “Reason to Believe”
Bruce Springsteen – “House of a Thousand Guitars"

24. FEBRUAR 2021

Bruce Springsteen begrüsste die SIRIUS XM Hörer am 24. Februar 2021 zur 18. Ausgabe seiner Radioshow “From My Home To Yours”. Die knapp 50minütige Sendung stand unter dem Motto “New Born Soul” und Springsteen nutze die Gelegenheit, um die “Wiedergeburt aller guten Dinge” (Rebirth of all things good) zu beschwören.
“Hello E Street Nation, people, friends, fans, listeners from coast to coast and around the world. Welcome to Volume 18 of “From My Home to Yours”, titled “New Born Soul”.
Our theme today will be the rebirth of all things good, the essentialness of new transformations and good times in your life, and the nurturing of your spirit. So, as you can see, we have our work cut out so let’s start with The Staple Singers and “New Born Soul.”
Als erstes Lied spielte der “Boss” den Staples Singers Gospelsong “New Born Soul”.
Die Staples Singers wurden 1951 von Pops Staples und seinen Töchtern Cleotha und Marvis, sowie seinem Sohn Pervis gegründet. Die Band war bis in die 1980er Jahre aktiv und brachte unzählige Hits wie “Respect Yourself” (1971), “I’ll Take You There” (1972), “If You’re Ready (Come Go with Me)” (1973) oder “Let’s Do It Again” (1975) hervor.

Im weiteren Verlauf der Show lies Bruce Springsteen unter anderem auch Van Morrison mit “Glad Tidings”, Bob Dylan mit “New Morning” und Sam Cook with the Soul-Stirrers (Jesus I’ll Never Forget) zu Wort kommen. Darüber hinaus legte er ausserdem mit “Real World”, “Living Proof” und “My Beautiful Reward” drei eigene Songs auf, die er 1992 auf den Studioalben “Lucky Town” bzw. “Human Touch” released hatte.

Die Sendung endete mit Jerry Lee Lewis “Great Balls Of Fire” und folgenden Worten:
“And that’s our show for today, pilgrims. So keep searching, keep searching, and until we meet again, go in peace.”
The Staple Singers – “New-Born Soul”
Van Morrison – “Glad Tidings”
Gene Chandler – “Gonna Be Good Times”
Sam Cooke – “Good Times”
Bob Dylan – “New Morning”
Precious Bryant – “Morning Train”
Jay-Z & Kanye West – “New Day”
Instrumental: Orchestra Njervudarov – “Tristessa”
Sam Cook with the Soul-Stirrers – “Jesus I’ll Never Forget”
Voices of Victory – “I Am So Glad Jesus Lifted Me”
Warren Zevon – “Ourselves to Know”
Bruce Springsteen – “Real World”
Bruce Springsteen – “Living Proof” (Live, MTV Plugged)
Bruce Springsteen – “My Beautiful Reward” (Live, MTV Plugged)
Jerry Lee Lewis – “Great Balls of Fire”


10. MÄRZ 2021


Die 19. Ausgabe der Bruce Springsteen Radioshow “From My Home To Yours” beschäftigte sich mit Rocksongs, Bands und Fans. Der “Boss” ging in den 70 Minuten auch der Frage nach, welche Beziehung ein Künstler zu seinem Publikum eingehen kann.

Bruce Springsteen begrüsste die Zuhörer mit folgenden Worten:

“Greetings, Earthlings! Gentlemen! Ladies! Fans! Friends!
Listeners from coast to coast and around the world. This is Bruce Springsteen, and allow me to welcome you to Volume 19 of From My Home to Yours, titled “Fans and Bands.” This is an episode based around musicians and their muses: the folks and fans who inspire us, keep us in cheeseburgers, and keep us coming.”

Im Rahmen der Show am Mittwoch den 10. März 2021 spielte Springsteen mit “Where The Bands Are”, “Last Man Standing” und “Letter To You” drei Eigenkompositionen. Die Songs “Where The Bands Are” und “Last Man Standing” beschreiben die Gefühle eines Menschen, auf der Bühne zu stehen und Sklave des Beats zu werden. In “Letter To You” verrät Bruce Springsteen, dass er stets Ängste und Zweifel in Songs gepackt und jedem Fans sein Herz ausgeschüttet hat.

Bruce Springsteen über “Where The Bands Are”:

“Where the Bands Are,” by yours truly, written in 1979, in my bedroom, late at night, on Telegraph Hill Road in Holmdel, NJ — influenced heavily by the Raspberries on this one. It’s a tribute to the beauty and thrills of fandom, reflecting my many joyful nights that I spent at The Stone Pony, watching and sitting in with local acts, flirting with the waitresses, under the spell of blackberry brandy. Returning home in my white C10 pickup at 3 a.m., with the Raspberries blasting over my radio and that sweet ringing in my ears as I fell off to sleep. Those were the days of good feelings. Of being a part of something. Of a real community of musicians and locals, of folks who when Saturday night rolled around, had some place to go, somebody to see, something to dedicate yourself to. And music: music, music, music, to play, to listen to, to live to.”

Neben den eigenen Songs legte Bruce Springsteen auch Lieder unter anderem von Slip Dunlap, Bram Tchaikovsky, Webb Wilder, The MC5, Teddy Thompson, Joe Strummer oder Blue Cartoon auf.

Bruce Springsteen über Slim Dunlap:

“Slim Dunlap was born in Plainview, Minnesota, and is best known as a member of The Replacements with Paul Westerberg. He released two solo albums, The Old New Me and Times Like This, both required listening for any true-hearted rock ‘n’ roll aficionado.”

Bruce Springsteen über Joe Strummer:

“Joe was a religious attendee of the Glastonbury Festival, and that’s where it feels like this song came from. Quote: “I was crawling through a festival way out west… Through all the stages I wandered… Coma Girl and the excitement gang / Mona Lisa on the motorcycle gang.” A classic fans tribute from my brother from another mother, Joe Strummer. You are deeply missed.”

Bruce Springsteen beendete die Show mit einer Liveversion des Tom Petty Klassikers “American Girl” und gab zum Abschied folgendes zu Protokoll:

“I Will singn off with love and a thank you to all the folks, all of you who’ve inspired me and acted as my muse over the years. Plean keep on coming. There’s many miles and a long road ahead before sunset. So God bless you and go in peace.”


Bobby Sutliff – “Kings of Flannel”
Matthew Sweet – “Byrdgirl”
Slim Dunlap – “Rockin’ Here Tonight”
Bruce Springsteen – “Where the Bands Are”
The Windbreakers – “Girl From Washington”
Bram Tchaikovsky – “Girl of My Dreams”
Bruce Springsteen – “Last Man Standing”
Iron City Houserockers – “Pumping Iron”
Joe Strummer – “Coma Girl”
Robyn Hitchcock – “Sally Was a Legend”
Webb Wilder – “Battle of the Bands”
MC5 – “Kick Out the Jams”
Masters of Reality – “Jody Sings”
Teddy Thompson – “You Made It”
Blue Cartoon – “She’s a God”
Kish Mauve – “I’m in Love With Your Rock and Roll”
Bruce Springsteen -“Letter to You”
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers – “American Girl” (live)


31. MÄRZ 2021


Die 20. Ausgabe der Bruce Springsteen Radioshow “From My Home To Yours” trug den Titel “Here Comes the Weekend” und ging am 31. März 2021 auf Sirius XM E STREET RADIO ‘on Air’.

Bruce Springsteen begrüsste die Zuhörer mit folgenden Worten:

“Greetings, creatures of Earth! Fellows, freaks!
Interstellar rock fans, locals, beach bums, New Jerseyans, ladies, gentlemen, boys and girls, listeners from sea to shining sea, and around the globe — welcome to Volume 20 of From My Home to Yours, titled ‘Here Comes the Weekend.”

“Als am Freitagnachmittag um drei Uhr die Glocke läutete war ich endlich frei. Frei von irgendjemandem, der mein Leben regulieren und mir sagen wollte, was ich tun müsse…”. Bruce Springsteen erinnerte sich an seine Schulzeit zurück und gab bekannt, dass es nichts schöneres geben konnte, als nach einer harten Schulwoche den Schulranzen vom Rücken zu schnallen, aus den Schulkleidern zu schlüpfen und sich auf den Boden seines Zimmers zu legen.

“What is better than the weekend? Friday, Saturday, Sunday… even a non-working bum like me can remember being in school and counting the days, hours, minutes, and seconds before that three-o’clock bell rang on Friday afternoon. I was free! Free of anybody running my life, telling me where I had to be, when I had to be there! I would burst through the school doors, walk that happy mile from school, down through town, throw my books on the kitchen table, run to my room, rip myself out of my school clothes, deposit them on the floor.…
Oh, yes. Oh, yes, the weekend. My god, how I lived for it.”

Zweieinhalb Tage Freiheit!
Ein Wochenende in Freehold, NJ der 1960er Jahre. Bruce Springsteen lies uns an seinen Jugenderinnerungen teilhaben und spielte Songs, die sein Leben geprägt haben. Der “Boss” lies Klassiker von Frank Sinatra (“Saturday Night Is the Loneliest Night of the Week”), The Drifters (“Saturday Night at the Movies”) aufleben und legte während der knapp sechzig Sendeminuten auch neuere Kompositionen (Loney, Dear – “Saturday Waits”) auf.

“Friday night was the CYO dance. I’d be there in front of the band, not dancing, but doing my real homework of the week: studying, studying, studying… that lead guitarist’s hands, inscrutably watching every riff and run he made… then I would run home while the other kids were getting their pizza down at Federici’s and chasing the girls. I would run up to my room, and early into Saturday morning I would be trying to replicate what I’d seen down at the dance until I dropped to sleep with the guitar in my hands.”

“At sixteen, I would hop up around 11 o’clock. I would head to the bus terminal, I would hop on the Lincoln Transit bus headed for Washington Square Park and Greenwich Village.”

“I lived in the Village on weekends as a teenager — anything to get me from that big boot pressing down on my neck in my lovely little redneck town.”

“That piece of MacDougal from… I guess from about Washington Square to Bleecker, I think, is the only piece of the authentic ’60s Village that is still intact. And I lived on that piece of concrete for, I don’t know, ’65, ’66, ’67… and if you go there now, you can see it exactly as it was when Steve Van Zandt and I together tramped the concrete from the Park to the Cafe Wha? Check it out.”

“Now there was only one time when the weekend could be truly toxic, and that was when you had freshly broken up with your girl. Then, the weekend would stick in your guts and break your heart with time and emptiness.”

Bruce Springsteen kam auch auf die unbekannte New Yorker Sängerin und Songwriterin Kristina Train zu sprechen und sagte, dass jeder Musikfan das im Jahre 2012 erschienene Album “Dark Black” besitzen müsse.

…An album you have to own, you have to have it in your library… one of my favorite records of the past decade… terribly overlooked here in the states… Dark Black, Dark Black, Dark Black… you will not regret checking into this wonderful piece of music.

Das Wochenende neigt sich seinem Ende zu.
Bruce Springsteen lies seine 20. Radiosendung mit Kris Kristoffersons “Sunday Mornin’ Coming Down” sowie Dave Edmunds “Here Comes the Weekend” ausklingen.


The Easybeats – “Friday on My Mind”
The Cure – “Friday I’m in Love”
Chicago – “Saturday in the Park”
Loney, Dear – “Saturday Waits”
Kristina Train – “Saturdays Are the Greatest”
Frank Sinatra – “Saturday Night (Is the Loneliest Night of the Week)”
The Drifters – “Saturday Night at the Movies”
Cat Stevens – “Another Saturday Night”
Tony Joe White – “Saturday Night in Oak Grove Louisiana”
Acid House Kings – “Sunday Morning”
Kris Kristofferson – “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down”
Loverboy – “Working For the Weekend”
Gary U.S. Bonds – “Seven Day Weekend”
Dave Edmunds – “Here Comes the Weekend”


28. April 2021

“Waiting On A Friend” war der Titel der 21. Folge der Bruce Springsteen Radioshow “From My Home To Yours” auf SIRIUS XM E STREET RADIO. Die Show umfasste 20 Songs und viele Geschichten rund um das Thema Freundschaft.

Bruce Springsteen läutete die Sendung am vergangenen Mittwoch – 28. April 2021 – mit der Eigenkomposition “Blood Brothers” aus dem Jahre 1995 ein.

Vor mittlerweile 26 Jahre – am 9. Januar 1995 – versammelte Bruce Springsteen die Musiker der E Street Band in der “Hit Factory” in New York City, um neue Songs für das anstehendes “Greatest Hits” Album aufzunehmen. Am gleichen Abend spielte die Band “Secret Garden”, “Murder Incorporated”, “High Hopes”, “Without You”, “Waiting on the End of the World”, “This Hard Land” sowie “Blood Brothers” ein.

Bruce Springsteen:

“Music is the unspoken language of companionship. When you fund that soulmate who understands every note, every syllable of every lyric of every song that ever ripped a hole in your heart, you know you’ve found a friend for life. You are bonded forever through the magic, the mystery and the miracle of rock ‘n’ roll.”

Neben eigenen Liedern stellte Bruce Springsteen auch eine Reihe von Songs befreundeter Künstler vor. Unter anderem präsentierte er “You’re a Friend of Mine” aus Clarence Clemons Studioalbum “Hero” aus dem Jahre 1985. Der Titel kletterte auf Platz 16 der US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Charts und zählt zu den erfolgreichsten Liedern, die E Street Band Saxophonist Clarence Clemons in seiner Karriere hervor gebracht hat. “You’re a Friend of Mine” wurde von Narada Michael Walden und Jeffrey Cohen komponiert und im Jahre 2009 auf Platz 100 der “VH1’s 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders of the 80s” gewählt.

Im weiteren Verlauf der Sendung spielte Springsteen den Live Track “Always a Friend”, den er am 14. April 2008 mit der E Street Band und Gaststars Joe Ely und Alejandro Escovedo im “Toyota Center” in Houston, TX vor 16585 Fans performt hatte. Besagter Song wurde am 15. Juli 2008 auf der EP “Magic Tour Highlights” released.

Nach etlichen Klassikern wie Steely Dans “Through With Buzz”, Bob Dylans “Positively 4th Street”, Tom Paxtons “Ramblin Rose” und The Byrds “He Was A Friend of Mine” kam Bruce Springsteen auf Southside Johnny zu sprechen und lies es sich nicht nehmen “It’s Been A Long Time” aus dem 1991er Erfolgsalbum “Better Days” aufzulegen. “Better Days” wurde von E Street Band Gitarrist Steven Van Zandt produziert und entstand in Zusammenarbeit unter anderem mit Jon Bon Jovi, Flo and Eddie, Garry Tallent, Max Weinberg, Ed Manion und Bruce Springsteen.

Die Sendung endete nach 80 abwechslungsreichen Minuten mit “Backstreets” und folgenden Worten:

“This is our show. May you be rich in friends in this world. Keep them close to your heart. Give them a home in your soul. And don’t worry about the little things. Until we meet again, live in peace.”


Bruce Springsteen – “Blood Brothers”
The Rolling Stones – “Waiting on a Friend”
Clarence Clemons and Jackson Browne – “You’re a Friend of Mine”
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band mit Alejandro Escovedo – “Always a Friend” (Live)
The Kinks – “See My Friends”
Janis Joplin – “Me and Bobby McGee”
Elmore James – “My Best Friend”
Steely Dan – “Through With Buzz”
The Rolling Stones – “Mixed Emotions”
Bob Dylan – “Positively 4th Street”
MGMT – “Me and Michael”
Bruce Springsteen – “None But the Brave”
Tom Paxton – “Ramblin’ Boy”
The Byrds – “He Was a Friend of Mine”
Bruce Springsteen – “I’ll See You in My Dreams”
Joan Baez – “Pal of Mine”
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes (mit Bruce Springsteen und Steven Van Zandt) – “It’s Been a Long Time”
Dave Alvin – “Two Lucky Bums”
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band – “Two Hearts” (live)
Bruce Springsteen – “Backstreets”


21. Mai 2021

Am 21. Mai 2021 lief die 22. Folge der beliebten Radioshow “From My Home To Yours” auf dem Programm von SIRIUS XM E STREET RADIO. Bruce Springsteen erinnerte in seiner 40minütigen Sendung an rauschende Transistorradios und eigenwillige Rock’n Roll DJ’s, die mit ihren aufgelegten Platten die junge Generation der 1950er und 1960er Jahre begeisterten.

Bruce Springsteen erwähnte weder die gängigen Streamingdienste die per heruntergeladenen Apps jederzeit mit den Smartphones aufgerufen werden können. Stattdessen schwelgte er in Erinnerungen und stellte in seinem nostalgischen Rückblick klar, dass das Radio stets eine Schlüsselrolle bei seiner Suche nach einer Welt jenseits seiner Heimatstadt Freehold einnahm.

Bruce Springsteen sagte:

The power and importance of my radio could not be overstated. I lived with it: tucked it in my school bag during the day, and tucked it beneath my pillow all hours of the night. This… this… this music… this was something worth living for. This was speaking to me. There were people who knew and respected who I was and who I wanted to be. There I could find the answer to the only question my dead little town could not afford to ask: Is there anybody alive out there?

Die Show startete mit dem Ramones Klassiker “Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio?” aus dem Jahre 1980. Die Komposition war die zweite Single, die vom Erfolgsalbum “End of Century” ausgekoppelt wurde und auf Platz 54 der UK Single Charts landete. Im Anschluss folgte Bruce Springsteens “Radio Nowehere” aus dem im Jahre 2007 veröffentlichten Studioalbum “Magic” und Elvis Costellos “Radio Radio”.

Der im Jahre 1954 in London geborene Elvis Costello komponierte den Song Anno 1974 nachdem er Bruce Springsteens zweites Studioalbum “The Wild, the Innocent and the E-Street Shuffle” gehört hatte. Schlussendlich überarbeitete er den Text und veröffentlichte “Radio Radio” auf seinem zweiten Longplayer “This Year’s Model” im Jahre 1978.

Neben bekannten Künstlern stellte Bruce Springsteen in seiner Show, die den Titel “Radio Radio” trug auch weniger bekannte Bands vor. Unter anderem spielte er “Raised on the Radio” der Ravyns, “It’s on the Radio” von The Nines und “My Big Sister’s Radio” der Mighty Mike Schermer Band.

Mit den Worten “Until next time … turn on, tune in, and rock out” beendete er die Sendung und verabschiedete die Zuhörer mit der Eigenkomposition “Save My Love”. Bereits am 9. Juni 2021 folgt die nächste “From My Home To Yours” Folge auf SIRIUS XM. Diesmal steht die Sendung unter dem Motto “Old Souls”.


The Ramones – “Do You Remember Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio?”
Bruce Springsteen – “Radio Nowhere”
Elvis Costello – “Radio Radio”
The Ravyns – “Raised on the Radio”
The Nines – “It’s on the Radio”
The Mighty Mike Schermer Band – “My Big Sister’s Radio”
Joni Mitchell – “You Turn Me On, I’m Radio”
Van Morrison – “Hey Mr. DJ”
The Blasters – “Border Radio”
Warren Zevon – “Mohammed’s Radio”
The Beach Boys – “Radio Station Jingles”
The Beach Boys – “That’s Why God Made the Radio”
Bruce Springsteen – “Save My Love”


9. Juni 2021

“Old Bones” lautete der Titel der 23. Bruce Springsteen Radioshow “From My Home To Yours” auf SiriusXM. Der “Boss” kramte am 9. Juni 2021 wieder einmal in seiner reich gefüllten Plattenkiste und stellte Songs vor, die sich mit dem “Älterwerden” beschäftigen. Unter anderem spielte er Lieder von Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones und Guided by Voices.

Bruce Springsteen sagte:

“Welcome fans, friends, listeners, lovers, seniors from coast to coast and around the world. Welcome to vol. 23 of ‘From My Home to Yours’, entitled “Old Bones”. Old bones, hell … yeah! I have them! And they talk to me every day. They break, lose pieces or I feel them breaking in my knees. My knees have their own language and I listen to them.”

Nach der kurzen Begrüssung legte er den Song “Old Bones” der aus Ohio stammenden Indie-Rockband “Guided by Voices” auf. Besagte Komposition ist auf dem siebzehnten Guided by Voices Studioalbum “Let’s Go To The Factory” (2012) zu finden. Im Anschluss lies Bruce Springsteen den Nummer 1 Billboard Hot Country Song “As Good As I Once Was” (1995) des Country Superstars Toby Keith laufen.

Natürlich erinnerte Bruce Springsteen während seiner Sendung auch an den “Vater der Nation”. Er gratulierte Bob Dylan nachträglich zu seinem 80. Geburtstag und lies es sich nicht nehmen, mit “Restless Farewell” und “Young At Heart” gleich zwei Dylan Kompositionen zu spielen.

Im weiteren Verlauf der Sendung kam Bruce Springsteen auf seinen langjährigen Freund Elvis Costello zu sprechen und erzählte, dass Costellos Grossmutter an Alzheimer litt. Davon inspiriert schrieb Elvis Costello mit Paul McCartney im Jahre 1989 den wunderschönen Song “Veronica”. Das Lied wurde auf Costellos 1989er Album “Spike” released und auch als Single ausgekoppelt. Kurz nach der Veröffentlichung kletterte “Veronica” auf Platz 19 der US Billboard Hitparade.

Bruce Springsteen sagte:

“The rock death cult is well loved and chronicled in literature and music, but in practice, there ain’t much in it for the singer and his song, except a good life unlived, lovers and children left behind, and a six-foot-deep hole in the ground. The exit in a blaze of glory is bullshit.”


Guided by Voices – “Old Bones”
Toby Keith – “As Good As I Once Was”
Murray Ross – “Old Bones”
Jerry Lee Lewis & George Jones – “Don’t Be Ashamed of Your Age”
Carl Perkins – “Class of ’55”
Bob Dylan – “Restless Farewell”
Moe Bandy – “Till I’m Too Old to Die Young”
John Mellencamp – “Don’t Need This Body”
Elvis Costello – “Veronica”
Lefty Frizzell – “I’m An Old, Old Man”
Joe Grushecky – “I Still Look Good (For Sixty)”
The Would-Be-Goods – “Too Old”
Kitty Wells – “Forever Young”
Bruce Springsteen – “Kingdom of Days”
Bob Dylan – “Young at Heart”


30. Juni 2021

Obwohl Bruce Springsteen am Broadway beschäftigt ist und bis zum 4. September 2021 insgesamt 30 Shows im “St. James Theatre” spielen wird, lief gestern die 24. Ausgabe seiner beliebten Radiosendung “From My Home To Yours” auf SiriusXM.
Bruce Springsteen begrüsste die Zuhörer mit den Worten “Hello family, friends, E Street Nation, night owls, daytime sleepers, coast to coast and worldwide fans, welcome to Volume 24 of ‘From My Home to Yours’ titled ‘The Night Time Is the Right Time'” und stellte klar, dass er die Nacht in den Venen hat (I’ve Got The Night In My Veins).
Bruce Springsteen stellte während der knapp 70minütigen Sendung ausschliesslich Songs vor, die sich mit der “Nacht” beschäftigen. Natürlich legte er mit “Night” eine Eigenkomposition auf, die 1975 erstmals auf “Born to Run” released wurde.
Angeblich wurde das Lied im Winter 1974 komponiert und zwischen dem 25. April 1975 und dem 19. Mai 1975 in den “Record Plant Studios” in New York City eingespielt und von Jimmy Iovine und Bob Ludwig abgemischt. Seine Live Weltpremiere feierte “Night” am 13. August 1975 im New Yorker Night Club “Bottom Line”.
Nach dem Ray Charles Bluesstandard “(Night Time Is) The Right Time”, “Night In My Veins” der Pretenders und Roy Acuffs Gassenhauer “Night Train To Memphis” kam Bruce Springsteen auf James Brown zu sprechen und gab zu Protokoll, dass der aus South Carolina stammende Musiker zweifellos zu den einflussreichsten Musikern des 20. Jahrhunderts zählt.
Bruce Springsteen sagte:

“It was the hard funk of James Brown, the man who is undoubtedly one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Whatever you hear today about groove, funky, R&B, hip-hop, rap, the roots can be found in the Godfather of Soul”

Zum Abschluss der Show erinnerte sich Bruce Springsteen an den Sommer 1977 zurück und erzählte, wie er von Jimmy Iovine überredet wurde, den Song “Because the Night” an Patti Smith weiterzugeben:

“James “Jimmy” Iovine, engineer, record producer, music mogul and entrepreneur par excellence, took me for a ride in the 70s in his orange Mercedes Benz, the first Benz anyone has ever seen, let alone orange. He drove me out towards Coney Island, somewhere, and he asked if he could send the E Street Band’s recording of the unfinished ‘Because the Night’ to Patti Smith, who he was producing at the time.

Now Jimmy had, has always had, and still has some very sly ears. Now me, I had a nice hook and a melody on a song that I could not finish the lyrics for. So Patti took it and turned it into the hit it became, writing a beautiful love song for her husband, Fred ‘Sonic’ Smith. Now it wouldn’t have been a hit if I had finished it and released it. It needed a woman’s voice, it needed Patti’s voice and her vision. She turned it into something that I alone could never have created. And for that, I forever thank my lovely, lovely friend.”

Nicht nur in den USA (#13), sondern auch in Österreich (#21), Kanada (#13), Irland (#16), Schweden (#9) und England (#5) wurde Patti Smith Version von “Because the Night” im Jahre 1978 ein grosser Hit. 1986 veröffentlichte Bruce Springsteen den Song auf der Live-Compilation “Live 1975 – 1985″. Eine von Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band eingespielte Studioversion findet man auf “The Promise” (2010). “Because the Night” wurde ausserdem von der Heavy Metal Band “Keel”, Kim Wilde, der Gothic Metal Band “Domina Noctis”, KT Tunstall und DJ Jan Wayne gecovert.
Die 24. Sendung endete mit den Worten:

“And this is our show. Thank you for spending this time with me, and until we meet again, go in peace”. 


Bruce Springsteen – “Night”
Ray Charles – “(Night Time Is) The Right Time”
The Pretenders – “Night In My Veins”
Roy Acuff – “Night Train To Memphis”
James Brown – “Night Train”
Bee Gees – “Night Fever”
John Mellencamp – “Ain’t Even Done With The Night”
Patsy Cline – “Walkin’ After Midnight”
The Penetrators – “Night Of The Drunken Cheerleaders”
Them – “Here Comes The Night”
Van Morrison – “Wild Night”
Bob Seger – “Night Moves”
Patti Smith – “Because The Night”
Ramsey Lewis Trio – “A Hard Day’s Night”


21. Juli 2021

Bruce Springsteen lud am 21. Juli 2021 auf Sirius XM zu einer sogenannten “Frat Party” ein. “Frat Party” ist in den Vereinigten Staaten die Bezeichnung für eine College Verbindungsfete. Der “Boss” konzentrierte sich während der sechzig Sendeminuten auf Songs, die er aus seinen jungen Jahren kennt, darunter Kompositionen der Righteous Brothers, Scooter Lee oder The Kingsmen.

Bruce Springsteens Begrüssung:

“Hi, fans, friends, freaks and listeners at home in the United States and around the world. We are broadcasting from E Street Radio’s Stone Hill Studios on XM satellite. And we are so happy to be here with you today with Volume 25 of “From My Home To Yours”, titled “Frat Party”! Let’s go.”

Der Startschuss zu Bruce Springsteens Frat Party fiel mit “Double Shot (Of My Baby’s Love)”. Besagtes Lied wurde von Don Smith und Cyril Vetter komponiert und anno 1966 von “The Swingin’ Medallions” auf Single veröffentlicht.

“Double Shot” erreichte Platz 17 der Billboard Charts und wurde bis heute unzählige Male gecovert – unter anderem von George Thorogood, The Basement Wall, Rick Dees, Harry Deal & The Galaxies oder The Tams.

Während seiner fünfundzwanzigsten Radioshow gab Bruce Springsteen abermals Anekdoten aus seiner Jugend preis und erzählte, dass er von The Trashmen und Question Mark & The Mysterians fasziniert war.

Bruce Springsteen sagte:

“It was the immortal “Surfin ‘Bird” of a group with one of the biggest names in rock’ n ‘roll, The Trashmen. Sung in a state of transcendental grace by their drummer and vocalist, Steve Wahrer, this wild son of a bitch on a record has reached number 4 on the charts …
… “96 Tears” by Question Mark & ​​the Mysterians. Another of the coolest names in rock ‘n’ roll history, from one of the coolest frontmen in rock ‘n’ roll. It is absolutely possibly the greatest organ sequence of all time”

Im weiteren Verlauf der Sendung legte Bruce Springsteen auch den Hit “Land of 1000 Dances” der “Cannibal & The Headhunters” auf und berichtete, dass die aus Los Angeles stammende Band einst die zweite US-Tour der Beatles im Jahre 1965 eröffnet haben.

Bruce Springsteen über “Cannibal & The Headhunters”:

“They opened the second American Beatles tour. They were discovered by Rampart Records owner Eddie Davis. They were among the Mexican-American musicians and singers of the 1960s who pioneered the East Side Sound of Los Angeles. Francisco Mario “Frankie Cannibal” Garcia founded the group in 1964. They came from the Ramona Gardens and Estrada Courts Housing Projects in East LA. They drew inspiration from African-American doo-wop bands in their neighborhood before honing their sound of doo-wop and garage rock in East LA.”

Auch “Little Latin Lupe Lu” dufte in Bruce Springsteens Frat Party nicht fehlen. Die E Street Band performt diesen Song seit 1977 regelmässig und spielte ihn am 18. Mai 2009 anlässlich einer Show im “Verizon Center” in Washington DC zum letzten Mal. Bill Medley komponierte den Gassenhauer im Jahre 1962 und machte ihn mit “The Righteous Brothers” weltbekannt.

Bruce Springsteen:

“This song was simply another one of the E Street Band’s favorite live encores, copied simultaneously from the version of The Kingsmen and, of course, The Righteous Brothers. “Little Latin Lupe Lu” was written by 19-year-old Bill Medley in 1962 and was the song that launched their career. He said the song was inspired by a girl he dated at Santa Ana High School in California named Lupe Laguna, whose nickname was Lupe Lu, who loved to dance. Well, and with that he danced straight into the history of rock ‘n’ roll”.

Zu guter Letzt legte Bruce Springsteen “Louie Louie” der “Kingsmen” auf und verabschiedete die Zuhörer mit folgenden Worten:

” I just want you to drink beer and go apeshit listening to this music”


The Swingin’ Medallions – “Double Shot (Of My Baby’s Love)”
The Trashmen – “Surfin’ Bird”
Question Mark & the Mysterians – “96 Tears”
The Premiers – “Farmer John”
Sam the Sham & The Pharaohs – “Wooly Bully”
Flamin’ Groovies – “Money”
Fleshtones – “Ride Your Pony”
The Dovells – “You Can’t Sit Down”
Cannibal & The Headhunters – “Land of 1000 Dances”
Righteous Brothers – “Little Latin Lupe Lu”
The Romantics – “What I Like About You”
Scooter Lee – “Shama Lama Ding Dong”
The Kingsmen – “Louie Louie"


18. August 2021

Ausgabe 26 der beliebten Bruce Springsteen Radioshow “From My Home To Yours” trug den Titel “My Hometown”. Bruce läutete die Sendung mit Neko Cases Song “Thrice All American” aus dem Jahre 2000 ein und erzählte, dass “viele Menschen gemischte Gefühle gegenüber ihrer Heimatstadt haben. Es gibt Liebe und Hass, Stolz und Scham”.

“Now, as I say in my Broadway show, most folks have ambivalent feelings about their hometowns,” Springsteen says at the top. “There’s love, and hate, and pride, and shame. So during this show we’re going to listen to a variety of outstanding artists and their take on where they come from”

Im Laufe der knapp 60minütigen Show spielte Bruce Springsteen auch “Small Town” seines Freundes John Mellencamp. Die Komposition entstand Mitte der 1980er Jahre und wurde auf John Mellencamps achtem Studioalbum “Scarecrow” released. “Small Town” erreichte Platz 6 der US Billboard Charts und zählt noch heute zu den bekanntesten Songs des mittlerweile 69jährigen Musikers.

Bruce Springsteen legte in der Sirius XM Satellite Sendung vom 18. August 2021 etliche Songs bekannter Countrymusiker wie Eric Church, Morgan Wallen, Kane Brown oder Dierks Bentley auf.

Der aus Phoenix, AZ stammende Dierks Bentley landete im Februar 2012 mit “Home” einen Hit und konnte seine sechste Singleauskopplung bis auf den Spitzenplatz der US Billboard Country Charts führen.

Das Lied wurde durch eine Schiesserei in Tucson, AZ aus dem Jahre 2011 inspiriert und erzählt die Geschichte der amerikanischen Abgeordneten Gabrielle Giffords, die während einer Bürgersprechstunde vom damals 22jährigen Jared Lee Loughner per Kopfschuss niedergestreckt und schwer verletzt wurden. Bei dem furchtbaren Attentat starben sechs Personen und 13 weitere Menschen wurden teilweise schwer verletzt.

Neben Liedern befreundeter Musiker wie Bob Seger, John Cafferty oder Jon Bon Jovi präsentierte Bruce Springsteen auch vier eigene Songs. Darunter eine Live-Version von “Local Hero” aus dem Jahre 2013. Der “Boss” spielte “Local Hero” letztmalig in der “First Direct Arena” im englischen Leeds im Rahmen der “Wrecking Ball World Tour” am 24. Juli 2013:

“I wrote this next song after driving by the J.J. Newberry’s on Main Street in Freehold and seeing my own self-portrait — bandana included — painted in black velvet. With Bruce Lee to my left and a German Shepherd to my right, in their own individual paintings. And I had to go in and buy one! So I did. And I came home, and I hung it up in my hall, waiting for folks to come in and get the joke, and… nobody did. And so it goes.…
God forgive me, because this is the life I have chosen. And that was the E Street Band live in Leeds, with our auxiliary E Streeters front and center: our great horn section, and our great singers”.

Darüber hinaus stimmte er zum Abschluss der unterhaltsamen Show mit “My Hometown” und “Glory Days” zwei weitere Eigenkompositionen an.

“My Hometown was written in Los Angeles, California, in 1983 during some sessions in my garage studio in the aftermath of Nebraska and before Born in the USA. This was shortly atfer my 1982 roadtrip west with my road buddy Matt Delia. I spent a good portion of that winter in a Hollywood cottage up towards Laurel Canyon — the previous home of Sidney Toler, star of the Charlie Chan films — and I wrote quite a bit up there, a lot of still-unreleased music, someday to see the light of day, I’m sure”.

Bruce Springsteen beendete die Sendung mit folgenden Worten:

“I wanna say, God bless you and your hometown. And until we meet again, I want to congratulate the United States Olympic show jumping team — that’s McLain Ward, Laura Kraut, and my lovely daughter, Jessica Springsteen — on their silver medal win at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. A special shout-out to my great friend and one of the kings of show jumping, Nick Skelton, for his guidance and inspiration. May all of your days forever be glorious”.


Neko Case – “Thrice All American”
John Mellencamp – “Small Town”
Bob Dylan – “My Wife’s Home Town”
The Pogues – “Dirty Old Town”
Daniel Johnston – “Devil Town”
Bruce Springsteen – “Death to My Hometown”
Eric Church – “Give Me Back My Hometown”
Bob Seger – “Detroit Made”
John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band – “Small Town Girl”
Morgan Wallen – “More Than My Hometown”
Dierks Bentley – “Home”
Bruce Springsteen – “Local Hero” (live in Leeds, 7/24/13)
Kane Brown – “Hometown”
Simon & Garfunkel – “My Little Town”
Bon Jovi & Jennifer Nettles – “Who Says You Can’t Go Home”
Bruce Springsteen – “My Hometown”
Bruce Springsteen – “Glory Days”


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