Posts Tagged ‘Bruce Springsteen’

This one has taken its own time coming. I had intended this for a couple of months back but something else kept catching my fancy. But then a podcast I heard on BDWPS catalysed my finally writing this piece. There was a bit on Black Sabbath (no, there is only one other, albeit trivial, relationship to this post) on that podcast, on how they had a few more layers to their sound that they’re generally given credit for. Musically and lyrically, it would be a terrible thing to compare Bruce Springsteen to Sabbath. You see, for a lot of people around me, Springsteen’s associated with big, hard rock ’n roll. Having heard the man for so many years and over a large number of songs, that image couldn’t be further from the truth. So that portion on Sabbath was the kick I needed to complete this post showcasing the Boss on slow-burn. And even in that, the man displays so many facets to his music and writing. (more…)

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This was not intended to be the Yin to the Yang of my earlier Out Loud post. Rather, this was ‘inspired’ by my listening to samples of Norah Jones’s upcoming album, ‘Little Broken Hearts’ due for release on May 1st. Her cool, calm voice never fails to send me to a pensive state a la Gandalf and Bilbo on an evening sit-down, blowing smoke rings. I’m sure we’ll hear a lot of her this year – a very interesting sounding album, produced as it is by Danger Mouse (a.k.a., although not so much, Brian Burton). The entire album is being streamed for a limited time on NPR.

Anyway, listening to Ms. Jones made me dig up some of the low and slow from my collection. (more…)