Posted in TV | To Do | music | video on February 1, 2009

Born to Run

AT 9 o'clock on a recent morning Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band were already half an hour into a rehearsal at the rock club Terminal 5 in Manhattan. As N.F.L. executives and a television production team watched, they were tightening their miniset of four songs -- dropping verses, streamlining segues -- to fit their 12-minute slot as the halftime entertainment Sunday at Super Bowl XLIII, expected to reach tens of millions of viewers.

"My take on the Super Bowl?" Mr. Springsteen said after rehearsal. "Fundamentally it's a 12-minute party."

Few musicians anywhere consummate symbolic occasions and mass events better than Mr. Springsteen. He's used to working on a stadium scale, and for decades his concerts have been nonstop singalongs that perfectly embody the yearning for community in his lyrics. In an era when pop hits can be as ephemeral as a deleted MP3 file, Mr. Springsteen has spent much of his career laboring to write durable songs about American dreams, from "Born to Run" to "Promised Land." [NY Times]

today in NYC
* DANCE
* Curumin @ Nublu
* Metallica, Machine Head & The Sword @ Prudential Center
* Thurston Moore & Mats Gustafsson, John Olson w/ Okkyung Lee & C.Spencer Yeh, more @ Glasslands

The show that was supposed to be at Vanishing Point tonight was cancelled moved to Silent Barn.

Tickets are on sale for the shows Paul Simon is playing at the Beacon Theatre.

Someone told me that Metallica will be showing the Superbowl on a screen at the show tonight. Someone else told me that Metallica was at The Sword show at Bowery Ballroom last night.

Bruce Springsteen is playing the Super Bowl Halftime show.

Springsteen says Wal-Mart album deal was mistake.

Springsten going on tour.

Bruce performing "This Land is Your Land" in 1985, in the video below...

Aretha Franklin's Inauguration Hat May Be Kept In Museum

Aa played Death By Audio last night. Video from that below...

Mahogany played Santos Party House on January 27th. Video from that below...

What else?

Bruce Springsteen: THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND (September 30, 1985)

Aa (BIG A little a) | NYC @ Death By Audio | Jan 31 2009

Mahogany - Night Time In Silk City

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Comments (47)

the vanishing point show isn't cancelled - has been moved to silent barn - still happening!

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 3:19 PM

what time is everyone getting to Yaps house?
i hope telepathe isnt playing there cause they suck.
but i heard oksana baiul is going to shotgun pigs in a blanket at halftime! what could be better than that?

Posted by the midget breakdancer | February 1, 2009 3:35 PM

Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuce!

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 3:43 PM

live jumbotron of yaps shotgun room at halftime

Posted by hetfield | February 1, 2009 3:46 PM

black barbies late night moonbounce set on bleeker and laguardia

Posted by popeyesbucket | February 1, 2009 3:50 PM

let's hope mr. springsteen shaves that dumb thing below his mouth before halftime.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 3:52 PM

go steelers!

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 4:20 PM

ummm... Puppy Bowl?

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 4:27 PM

@ 3:52 - It's called a Soul Patch. And yes, it is awful.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 4:38 PM

I'd take a soul patch on the face of a talented man with over 30 years of quality music over the scruffy, unwashed, hipster doofuses so many of you love today but will forget tomorrow.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 5:34 PM

Yes, soul patches are dumb, but they are better than the latest hipster beard trend. Beards are far worse, but I guess ugly guys need them.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 5:55 PM

now that mcdonald's has cappucino, he can shave that thing

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 6:01 PM

Puppy Bowl is awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 6:24 PM

goats like us, baby we were born to booooooooone

Posted by dj trust me | February 1, 2009 6:33 PM

20-somethings have had beards forever. Get over yourselves. It's facial hair.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 6:48 PM

Soul Patch? More like Flavor Saver

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 6:54 PM

5:34... you are great.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 7:50 PM

I'm not even a huge Springsteen fan and still I gotta admit that halftime performance was EPIC!

Posted by blackhat | February 1, 2009 8:20 PM

ya, not a big fan either, but he rocked it

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 8:22 PM

epic is overdoing it.. it was good though.

prince's show was epic.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 8:36 PM

Can people stop saying EPIC!!!!

Posted by Sickoftwats | February 1, 2009 8:47 PM

epic

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 8:50 PM


yo John!

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 9:23 PM

epic

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 9:36 PM

He KILLED IT... EPICALLY!

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 9:46 PM

he should have played the rising. it was still great though. bruce is the man.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 10:05 PM

he should've played Keep the Car Running, which would've been epic.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 10:19 PM

PUPPY BOWL!

the best thing on TV. I wait for it every year!

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 10:32 PM

CUT OFF YOUR PANTS SAY EPIC!

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 10:35 PM

epic super bowl

Posted by mp | February 1, 2009 10:49 PM

YOU WANT IT ALL BUT YOU CAN'T HAVE IT!!!
IT'S IN YOUR FACE BUT YOU CAN'T GRAB IT!!!

Posted by See what I did there? | February 1, 2009 10:50 PM

arcade fire should play the superbowl next year.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 10:53 PM

fuck you pittsburgh

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 10:54 PM

The Boss killed it alright

http://i39.tinypic.com/bg19w.gif

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 11:03 PM

Is it me or did tv commercials get really tripped out? LSD will be legal for next years 3 d halftime show...

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 11:03 PM

anyone ever see bruce and kramer together? no? didn't think so.

Posted by donn | February 1, 2009 11:04 PM

tom yaps is playin in my house, my house.

Posted by daft punk | February 1, 2009 11:15 PM

Springsteen MURDERED!!!

Posted by Petty | February 1, 2009 11:17 PM

springsteen crotch slide!!!

Posted by beach | February 1, 2009 11:20 PM

"i'm on Yaps list"

Posted by obamaslogan2012 | February 1, 2009 11:23 PM

YES WE CAN...shotgun a tecate at yaps' secret going away bash

Posted by joe biden | February 1, 2009 11:25 PM

lsd superbowl crabdip on laguardia!

Posted by blind billy | February 1, 2009 11:37 PM

bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuce. so awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 11:40 PM

epic

Posted by Anonymous | February 1, 2009 11:48 PM

the kitten half-time at the puppy bowl was the shit!!!!!

Posted by wembley | February 1, 2009 11:51 PM

"the kitten half-time at the puppy bowl was the shit!!!!!"

Yup. I even watched the reply later at night. Much better than a bunch of millionaires in tights chasing a ball around.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2009 8:23 AM

thurston killed it....anyone else go?

Posted by tiredteachernextday | February 2, 2009 8:30 PM

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