Shine silently

Published 2010-10-12
By Karsten S. Andersen
A listener of E Street Radio called in the other day with the following story about going to a Bruce show in 2008 with her silent daughter. The story deserves to be heard by even more people so we're happy to share it with you, in Joanne Obara's own writing, here on Greasy Lake, just as another example of how Bruce's music can literally make a difference in people's lives.In August 2008 I took my family of four which consists of my husband Frank, daughter Francesca (she doesn't speak) who was 8.... Read more

New Greasy Lake is online

Published 2010-10-10
By Karsten S. Andersen
As you have probably noticed, change has come to Greasy Lake. Today we present a brand new version of the site, with brand new features and a brand new look. The highlights include: New reference section with all the trivia you need about Bruce: discography, setlists, chords and lyrics A new Google map showing all the historic places that any Bruce fan should know A new Leisure section where you can test your Bruce knowledge and vote in the poll The.... Read more

Authors, DJ's and movie makers fueled by Bruce

Published 2010-10-06
By Karsten S. Andersen
Bruce is seemingly relaxing after his recent trip to Toronto, but others are busy keeping him in the spotlight and using their creativity to honor their hero. Several fan projects have seen or will be seeing the light of day during this fall. A new all-Bruce internet radio show, "Groove It All Night", has emerged on something called HomeGrownRadioNJ. Every other week the host Julian Garcia will play Bruce music for two hours from 9-11 PM EST. Next time will be Wednesday, October.... Read more

Happy 61st!

Published 2010-09-23
By Karsten S. Andersen
As everybody who reads this page is probably well aware, Bruce Springsteen turns 61 today. So here's the official Greasy Lake wish for a Happy Birthday and many more! We and your millions of fans continue to be incredibly grateful for your music and for making our lives better. A new Springsteen release is still one of the greatest thrills we know, and your shows are still our drug and inspiration. We can't wait for your present to us in the shape of that amazing Darkness box, and we can't.... Read more

Bruce does "Better Things"

Published 2010-09-22
By Karsten S. Andersen
It's been known for a long time that Bruce would appear on an upcoming duets album by former Kinks front man Ray Davies, and it has also been rumored that the song would be "Better Things". But now it has been confirmed that it will indeed be the Kinks' 1981 UK hit that will feature our man. Other artists involved in the project are Metallica, Jon Bon Jovi, Lucinda Williams, Jackson Browne and more. Should be an interesting release, but you have to wait until November 1 to hear.... Read more

Bruce at the movies

Published 2010-09-15
By Karsten S. Andersen
As announced a few weeks ago, Bruce himself showed up at the Toronto International Film Festival last night to introduce the gala screening of the new Darkness documentary, The Promise. Before that, the press got a few comments out of him, including how Bruce had forgotten all about the footage that had been shot during the Darkness sessions, and he praised Thom Zimny for putting it together. Reactions to the movie from those lucky enough to have watched it are very favorable. Whether you're a.... Read more

Bruce rocked the Pony for another school benefit

Published 2010-09-12
By Karsten S. Andersen
As has been tradition for several years now, Bruce got on stage last night at the Stone Pony to do what he could to raise funds for one of his kid's school - this time, as a first, the Boston College where Bruce's oldest, Evan, is a sophomore. Anyway, as we all know, the only way Bruce knows how to raise funds, is to play some rock 'n' roll and hope people - primarly other parents - will pay the $1000+ ticket price. Apparently, they will, because the place is usually packed. That was no doubt.... Read more

Poll of the week: Janey is tougher than the rest

Published 2010-08-31
By Karsten S. Andersen
Always the icon of masculinity, Bruce is not exactly known for his portraits of women. But over the years his song canon has grown to include several interesting and convincing descriptions of female characters. Our question in last week's poll was which of those women is strongest. We left it up to you to define the word "strong", but that didn't keep you from voting. And while none of the candidates took off and left the rest in the dust, Janey from "Spare Parts" still.... Read more


Published 2010-08-26
By Karsten S. Andersen
There are no headlilnes big enough for this one. Finally, finally, finally.... after years of rumors and speculations, the reissue of the Darkness on the Edge of Town album is official. No, this is not a dream, it's not a joke, it's the real deal. November 16 is the date (probably November 15 in most of Europe) and Bruce's largest release in terms of number of discs is the result. No less than three audio CD's and three DVD's/Blu-ray discs did it take to pay tribute to that, to most fans and.... Read more

The Bruce Librarian, part 2: Big Man � Real Life & Tall Tales

Published 2010-08-19
By Karsten S. Andersen
The fan world was really excited when the first autobiography by an E Street Band member was announced. Finally we would get to hear all the inside stories and gossip by someone who was there. Finally we would get answers to all our questions.But no, Big Man – Real Life & Tall Tales is not that kind of book. You don’t get to hear juicy details from life on the road. You don’t hear about the reunion sessions in 1995, you don’t hear about Clarence’s opinion of.... Read more

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