Monday, February 29, 2016

The River Runs Through Louisville

All day you've been working that hard line, now tonight you're gonna have a good time... Bruce Springsteen - Out in the Street

I had a great weekend in Louisville, Ky, a beautiful city at The River's edge along the Ohio River.

The downtown area was fun to visit and walk around with nice restaurants and scenery.
I was in town was to watch the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, house-rcoking, earth-quaking, booty-shaking, viagra-taking, love-making, the legendary E Street Band!       
Bruce an the gang played the great venue The YUM! Center in down town Louisville.

The show was special, not only did they play the entire The River album, but an additional 15 songs to boot.  The band seemed to be in great spirits, really enjoying themselves.

Meet Me in the City
The Ties That Bind
Sherry Darling
Jackson Cage
Two Hearts
Independence Day
Hungry Heart
Out in the Street
Crush On You
You Can Look (But You Better Not Touch)
I Wanna Marry You
The River
Point Blank
Cadillac Ranch
I'm a Rocker
Fade Away
Stolen Car
The Price You Pay
Drive All Night
Wreck on the Highway

No Surrender
Lonesome Day 
Because the Night
She's the One
Human Touch 
The Rising
Thunder Road
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Born in the U.S.A.
Born to Run 
Dancing in the Dark
Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
Bobby Jean

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Making of a Song About The Making of a Murderer

Where the mice of men are chained and bruised, Where to stand accused is to admit you lose... The Arcs - Lake Superior

I am really digging the new Arcs song Lake Superior.  The song was influenced by the Netflix blockbuster 10 episode documentary Making A Murderer.  The show is an up-close,  fascinating look at crime, police work and our court system.

"...The Arcs return with new music once again in the form of the hazy, psychedelic “Lake Superior”. The track was reportedly inspired by the new Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer, which tells the real-life story of Steven Avery, “a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime.”

In a statement, the band explained how the show gave rise to the song:

“It’s like Billy Childish says, ‘We live in troubled times.’ Last week, we got a sneak peek at what goes on behind the curtains of our criminal justice system. A few sleepless nights later we gathered in the studio and wrote this song. Written, recorded, mixed and mastered in 2 days.”

... All profits from the track benefit the Innocence Project, a nonprofit that helps to exonerate wrongly convicted people through DNA testing."