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Any Springsteen fans in the house?

I used to be one; not so much anymore, not so much for a long time. But I still found this to be a good read:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/07/30/120730fa_fact_remnick

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nodressrehersal
Jul. 30th, 2012 11:11 am (UTC)
I was curious enough to click over, but then I saw 17 pages and thought...yeah, I can live without reading that. I wish you'd done one of your awesome summations, like Cliff notes, only better.
patrick_vecchio
Jul. 30th, 2012 09:32 pm (UTC)
I hung in there because I knew there was going to be stuff in the article about his relationship with his father.
nodressrehersal
Jul. 31st, 2012 02:14 pm (UTC)
Ah. Went back and read it, and it was a good read.
patrick_vecchio
Aug. 1st, 2012 12:56 am (UTC)
I could work that Springsteen/his dad/"Independence Day"/my dad theme all night, but there are no answers to be found—only more questions.
nodressrehersal
Aug. 1st, 2012 12:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah, questions you can ask from now 'til the cows come home, and they'll still be unanswerable because some things can never be understood. Some things simply defy explanation. Sometimes, "cut and run" is actually a healthy tactical choice.
patrick_vecchio
Aug. 1st, 2012 03:51 pm (UTC)
I spend entirely too much brain capacity ruminating about the past and things I can't change. I wish I didn't, but that's another thing I can't change. One of my favorite Laurie Anderson songs describes it perfectly (not that I'm the angel here, but):

She said: What is history?
And he said: History is an angel being blown backwards into the future.
He said: History is a pile of debris
And the angel wants to go back and fix things
To repair the things that have been broken
But there is a storm blowing from Paradise
And the storm keeps blowing the angel backwards into the future
And this storm, this storm is called Progress.
nodressrehersal
Aug. 1st, 2012 09:11 pm (UTC)
Shivery good description.
penshark
Jul. 30th, 2012 02:55 pm (UTC)
I did read through and it was well done -- good model for how to do a long-form profile. Thanks for highlighting it.
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