I think about Bruce Springsteen a lot. He’s like my Kevin Bacon of free-association. Everything I could think to imagine is six degrees or less related to the Boss.
Last week was brimming with Bruce; from seeing Pulp, to attending the The Greatest 3-Minute Punk Stories Ever event where the crowd was asked if Springsteen was considered “punk” yet. The answer was a definitive yes and no.
I also posted the first song I ever recorded for this project, which was written during an intense Bruce kick. I have the kind of memory that can’t recite to you what I ate for breakfast on February 27th, 2007, but I can remember what we talked about in the bathroom of Happy Endings in April or May of the same year. Blurrily specific. So anyhow, this particular summer I spent most of my days sewing holes in skirts, and listening to a heavy rotation of Mazzy Star, ABBA, Wierd compilations, and Springsteen. If someone could strike a balance of those three bands, they’d be my new heroes.
But I digress…. as I was digging through all my works trying to find the demo for “Lovely Day”, I had a Nebraska moment. I really could have just released this demo and have been happy with my output. But alas, I’ll just throw it up on soundcloud.