Boss Bloggin’: Are you Loose??

Bruce performs Monday night in Detroit to kick off his tour (Yahoo/AP)

I’m just a little bit geeked about the upcoming week. Tomorrow I’ll go buy the new Bruce Springsteen CD/DVD, Devils & Dust. Then Saturday, my wife and I will see him at the Glendale Arena – live, solo, and acoustic – from the 10th row, front and center (my wife’s first Bruce experience). Yep, just a tad excited.

So, to complement my upcoming Adventures with the Boss, here’s a classic moment from a famous Bruce bootleg, “Milwaukee Bomb Scare”. The story goes: a bomb threat was called in to the venue where Bruce and the E St. Band were to perform. The theater was cleared. Bruce and band went to the Pfister Hotel bar and proceeded to get quite liquored up. A few hours later, they returned to the arena, and kicked off the show with this:

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band
: Little Queenie (mp3) – live, October 2nd, 1975 – The Uptown Theater, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Let there be chicks

Ok, so the ladies have not been represented as yet on this here mp3 music blog called IckMusic. Truth be told, my music collection leans far heavier towards male artists. Don’t know why, I fancy the ladies and all. Hmm, I’ll ponder that for a while. One of the ladies who I thoroughly enjoy listening to though is Patty Griffin. And one of my favorite albums of all time is Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The River‘ (3rd and 4th LP sides particularly). So if you marry up Patty Griffin’s flawless voice with Bruce’s “Stolen Car”, this is what you get…

Patty Griffin – Stolen Car (mp3) – from ‘1,000 Kisses’, 2002, Ato Records – {Amazon}