Update: I added a link at the bottom of the page to download the entire show as mp3 audio. And the faithful gathered that night, on the mount of the about to be christened mega-church—The Prudential Center. This was a night of firsts. Bruce Springsteen never played the Prudential Center before. But it was a mighty arena. And christened it was. It was my first time in the city of Newark, and I lived my first thirty-eight years in the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area. I…Continue Reading “Bruce Springsteen @ Prudential Center Newark NJ 5.2.2012”

Good-bye Big Man

Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. Rest in peace Clarence. Rest in peace Big Man. Last week we all found out that Clarence Clemons had a stroke in his home in Florida. It took us all by surprise. We all thought he was invincible. Indestructible. Super-human. He’s the BIG MAN! Then comes that moment of terrified realization. Our heroes are only flesh and blood. They are susceptible. They are fallible. In a word. Human….Continue Reading “Good-night, sweet prince … RIP Clarence Clemons”

Springsteen @ Kean

Crazy Janey and her mission man were back in the alley tradin’ hands ‘long came Wild Billy with his friend G-man all duded up for Saturday night Well Billy slammed on his coaster brakes and said anybody wanna go on up to Greasy Lake It’s about a mile down on the dark side of route eighty-eight I got a bottle of rose so let’s try it We’ll pick up Hazy Davy and Killer Joe and I’ll take you all out to where the gypsy angels…Continue Reading “Bruce Springsteen @ Kean University 1974”

Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band NYC

I’ve been a busy man these past few days. I’ve been scanning a lot of slides. As you can see in my previous few posts. It’s funny, I almost forgot I had these photos. When I dug out my slide pages from my closet, there they were. It seems there’s been a lot going on in my head since I saw Springsteen at Key Arena last week. Like I mentioned in my previous posts about my friend Gary Crosslin aka Junior Smoots. In trying to…Continue Reading “Bruce Springsteen @ The Palladium 1978”