May 05, 2016

The Rolling Stones

"The Rolling Stones have ordered presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to stop playing their songs during his rallies.
The British rock icons became angered after learning the billionaire was using their music as part of a soundtrack to his appearances."
Mirror Online

If you start Donald Trump up, he will never stop. He intends to play chicken. It is disastrous to the world as well as the US. He should notice that you cannot always get what you want.


April 01, 2016

Bruce Springsteen

A New Box Set Holds A Springsteen Holy Grail

I cannot explain why, but Bruce Springsteen's song made my eyes moist with tears. The title of the song is "The River".
Old people are easily moved to tears.

"They bring you up to do like your daddy done
"And for my nineteenth birthday I got a union card and a wedding coat
"I got a job working construction for the Johnstown Company
But lately there ain't been much work on account of the economy
Now all them things that seemed so important
Well mister they vanished right into the air
Now I just act like I don't remember
Mary acts like she don't care
"Is a dream a lie if it don't come true
Or is it something worse "


'Is a dream a lie if it don't come true/or is it something worse?'

"You find a job, but unlike your daddy's job it isn't unionised, you work for less and you have very little security. When the economy slows, you know your job is at risk. America grows richer for some but not for you. That hurts."
"At the end of the River, Bruce writes, 'Is a dream a lie if it don't come true/or is it something worse?'
Forty years of hurt have driven some people to answer Springsteen's question, that the American dream is something worse than a lie, and from that bleak answer they are looking for a political leader who echoes their anger. So my answer to presenters' questions whether Trump can win, is now and was before the primaries started: 'Yes.'"
Michael Goldfarb
US election 2016: The 40-year hurt(BBC News Magazine)

Bruce Springsteen - The River


January 24, 2013

NPR Music

I installed NPR Music as well as NPR News on my iPhone. They are applications for iOS. I listened to a speech by Bruce Springsteen and an interview with Doris Day. I enjoyed them very much. Doris Day was born in 1922, and Bruce Springsteen, who is noted for songs about working-class life in the US, was born in 1949.