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I grew up on folk songs like “This Land is Your Land”. Springsteen, Rage Against the Machine, and Arcade Fire are three of my all-time favourite artists. Seeing this all come together is amazing.

Bruce Springsteen’s keynote at SXSW.

The E Street Shuffle on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - Springsteen, the band, The Roots, and Tom Morello.

I posted “Wrecking Ball" last night, now here’s Springsteen on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last performing “We Take Care of Our Own”.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band perform “Wrecking Ball”, the title track from their upcoming album, on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. So good. I cannot wait for the new album

Powerful photos, and words from the Boss. He wrote the foreward to the new book Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression:

“People who all their lives had played by the rules, done the right thing, and had come up empty, men and women whose work and sacrifice had built this country, who’d given their sons to its wars and then whose lives were marginalized or discarded.”

Yet Eastwood seems to have arrived at a similar place as Springsteen. Eastwood’s Super Bowl ad for Chrysler sounded like a script from The West Wing—or even (God forbid) an ad for Barack Obama. Ramrod straight, Eastwood strides through the half-light and defiantly snarls that the dimness is a new dawn, not dusk. “People are out of work and they’re hurting. And they’re all wondering what they’re gonna do to make a comeback … The people of Detroit know a little something about this. They almost lost everything. But we all pulled together. Now the Motor City is fighting again.”

New Bruce Springsteen song! ‘We Take Care of our Own’, from his upcoming album.