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Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Leah” (2005)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Leah” (2005)

When I began to revisit Devils & Dust, I was brought back to the evening of the first listening session.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Jesus Was An Only Son” (2005)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Jesus Was An Only Son” (2005)

No parent wants to outlive their children.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Peter Brotzmann and Nasheet Waits Duo at UMass Amherst (2005)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Peter Brotzmann and Nasheet Waits Duo at UMass Amherst (2005)

We were sitting about 70 feet away and the amount of sound coming from that man’s horn … unamplified … was kind of scary. I don’t know how he does it.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Silver Palomino” (2005)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Silver Palomino” (2005)

The idea of the human spirit is one of those charged concepts, with it meaning different things to different people.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Maria’s Bed” (2005)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Maria’s Bed” (2005)

I kind of love everything about this track. The fact that the guy’s got this one bit of redemption to hang his hat on

WTF?! Wednesdays: Cameron Carpenter, “Revolutionary Etude” (2008)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Cameron Carpenter, “Revolutionary Etude” (2008)

The usual deal here is that I find and write about some music that can push people over the edge or even better, make them advance the argument that it’s not really music at all.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Long Time Comin” (2005)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Long Time Comin” (2005)

At first listen, this sounded like the Devils & Dust odd man out. The chorus is definitely something of an outlier with its sing-song, uplifting notes. I suppose you could say that the underlying story is uplifting as well, certainly when compared with the rest of the album.

The Friday Morning Listen: Neil Young – Are You Passionate? (2002)

Let’s talk about the Pono. You’ve never heard of it? Well, you’re not alone, though if audio (and its quality) really aren’t your thing, then you really can’t be blamed.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Reno” (2005)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Reno” (2005)

You know, forget the “controversy.” Sure, Starbucks didn’t want to carry Devils and Dust because of this song’s “explicit” lyrics. Well, good for them. I don’t buy their stuff anyway. I tell you though, sometimes it feels like this country will never grow up.

Steely Dan Sunday, “Three Picture Deal” (2008)

Steely Dan Sunday, “Three Picture Deal” (2008)

<<< BACKWARD (“God’s Eye View”) ||| ONWARD (“Slinky Thing”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Is it fantasy, twisted reality or just plan good story telling? Whatever it is, Walter Becker’s second solo album goes out on a strong note.