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Music Review: “Working on a Dream,” Though Apparently Not Too Hard

It’s no coincidence that the release of Bruce Springsteen’s new album, Working on a Dream, comes a week after the joyous inauguration of President Obama. Bruce came out in support of Obama during the primary, and he stumped for his man just as he had for John Kerry.

The venture into politics is paying off huge: besides the obvious benefits of having a competent President, the Obama campaign appearances were clearly the launching pad for a whirlwind of publicity: a Golden Globe win here, an inauguration gig there, a Wal-Mart exclusive compilation for casual fans who should know all those songs already, a performance at the Oscars (that one didn’t pan out), and the pinnacle of American consumer culture, the Super Bowl half-time show.
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Elitist Obama Supporter Bruce Springsteen

Danny . . .

Keesup here. Last November, Danny Federici, organist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, took a leave of absence from Bruce’s tour to receive treatment of melanoma.

Danny died today. He was 58.

Bruce called Danny “one of the pillars of our sound [who] has played beside me as a great friend for more than 40 years.”

I just want to think well of Danny and say that my thoughts are with Danny’s friends and family, which surely include Bruce and the whole band.