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Spruce Bringsteen

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-11-26 12:08 [#02622632]
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i don't really know much about bruce springsteen. i do not
have a strong opinion about him one way or another. that,
really, he's kind of like sting, except i can think of zero
songs instead of one.... okay, born to be wild? he's tied
with sting now. he'll be watching u

suddenly, however, there are all these fucking articles all
over my RSS feed about bruce springsteen and obviously he's
about to put out an album or a book or a tour or a
white-label buttplug or something.



offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2022-11-26 12:18 [#02622633]
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haha it's born in the usa

i liked him when i was like 8 or so, that streets of
philadelphia song was big around that time, kind of mumbly
vibes, i still find myself humming it once in a while. he's
supposed to be mr blue collar working class pride right?
fair enuf, you do you bruce


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-11-26 12:23 [#02622634]
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it's coming back to me

this may not make sense to brits, because we're probably all
old enough to remember actually reading the funnies,
but doubt we had the same ones.

there was a largely decent syndicated comic strip in
newspapers as i grew up called "fox trot." it was rarely
terrible and occasionally brill. the cartoon family's oldest
son, though, he was such a fucking idiot and i loved it when
the cartoonist was clearly in the same mood and tortured him
with things like taking care of a psychotic neighbor lapdog
named, i think, "goldthiwait"

and this idiot character was always going on about bruce
swingpeen. "i touched his sweat!"

in college someone said "i touched james brown" and that's
mustard. but, never really thot about it... i actually
suspect the cartoonist hated ol' bruce in retrospect

me? still no strong opin; just dislike being pumped full of
CDs to put on my christmas wish list. obvious timing. it has
to be a CD. no way he's touring now. the buttplug is
exclusive to NFT owners


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-11-26 12:34 [#02622635]
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i'm inclined to take an informal poll of how many Bruce
Springsteen New CD we all see under the christmas tree this
year; just from anyone to anyone. and who

then sell the data to the marketing firm that planned this.

he has a wicked name to slap around, swingpeen, bringsTeen;
it takes a spruce to peen a village. normally i'd make some
cool band names and step away. that, i dunno, i had heard
the name "fiona apple" before but then she's doing the news
cycle... and she's a weird one, yes, similar to me,
actually. and she's popped out of nowhere after ten years or
such. i doubt it's bruce's doing, but i am getting right
tired of shit like "let's hold back the bruce album until
thanksgiving so we catch the christmas rush" and he's just
off in his bubble with sting in a $9.7m townhouse with a
$500k automated robot parking spot. that i know sting has
this. bruce, are you going to take that? rinse that holiday


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-11-26 12:35 [#02622636]
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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-11-26 13:09 [#02622637]
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i actually don't know "born in the usa"

or maybe it's like that crap where whisky can be "pete-y"
and, like, i might know what that tastes like? but i don't
know which taste to map to the word?

so i might have heard that and i'll be like, "ohhh, yeah,

but i think it's more fun to just do nothing and snooze like
erwin's cat in a superposition


offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2022-11-26 15:09 [#02622638]
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i think there's one called born to run as well. guy makes
songs about being born or something dunno


offline Tony Danza from Sesame Street on 2022-11-26 18:28 [#02622639]
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Seeing his name makes me think of Republicans smiling and
tapping their feet to Born in the USA while diligently not
hearing the lyrics.


offline marlowe from Antarctica on 2022-11-26 20:35 [#02622640]
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The excellent acoustic demo version matches the
starkness of the lyrics; also Springsteen is very vocal in
his opposition to the right-wing bigotry in America, which
is great.


offline mermaidman on 2022-11-26 20:48 [#02622641]
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unnecessary first letter swapping


offline mermaidman on 2022-11-26 20:49 [#02622642]
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phobia will reach you via mail


offline mermaidman on 2022-11-26 20:53 [#02622643]
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we know your zip code


offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2022-11-27 13:31 [#02622673]
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i havent actively heard his music,
yet youtube tried to tell me, that the song born in the usa
is not about what i think it is.

i guess hes alright, maybe a little too bossy


offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2022-11-27 13:33 [#02622674]
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now i was wondernig why does youtube keep assuming to know
what i think? apparently it has developed mind reading
capabilites by now.


offline RussellDust on 2022-11-28 11:03 [#02622683]
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I liked the song belb mentions. Nice synth background.

I remember that video with Monica Geller climbing up on


offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2022-11-28 19:05 [#02622692]
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i think thats the second thread about him this past year.
somethings wrong with the bots programming or input feed.


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-11-29 01:13 [#02622718]
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or maybe it's like that crap where whisky can be "pete-y"
and, like, i might know what that tastes like? but i don't
know which taste to map to the word?

so i might have heard that and i'll be like, "ohhh, yeah,

but i think it's more fun to just do nothing and snooze like
erwin's cat in a superposition

i'd like to double down on this thought. that i may have
heard "born in the usa" and i'll be like, "ohh, yeah, that"
when i listen. or maybe i haven't, consciously, and it will
sound vaguely familiar but... still new-ish.

meanwhile, i am, as i said, snoozing like erwin's cat in a
superposition. to my vague, possibly incorrect theories of
what "born in the usa" sounds like, i can add everyone's
discussion of it. while still not yet sure if i'd actually
remember it. i'm sure i'll wind up hearing bruce springsteen
eventually. this is not some hardcore commitment. it's more
like... no, i think it's more fun to just leave it up in the
air for as long as it lasts.

do appreciate the link anyways, marlowe.


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-11-29 01:25 [#02622719]
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again, totally not my plan, how this thread wound up.
remaining in a superposition. maybe i know this, maybe i
don't; let's see what bleeds through

no, i made this thread because i go from "0 bruce
springsteen references today" to "2^4 bruce springsteen
references and climbing." i suppose, it's noise in my news
and that bothers me a bit, but actually, what really pisses
me off is that it works in general, like, this is all
it takes to drive an album up the charts for christmas; a
solid name from Back When Music Wasn't Autotuned Algoithmic
Shit and a massive old-skool PR campaign with interviews and
probably talk shows too; perhaps billboards

so in a really distant way, i guess i'm just pissed at steve
iodine or whatever his name is, getting something to work,
that really should not work, but it does, and it's also
noise in my news

but i think i've been very clear that i'm not lobbing any of
this at bruce springsteen; he's just the man of the moment

so hell, that sounds better.

is he like an american van halen?


offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2022-11-29 08:00 [#02622727]
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amazing though how business still works that way
in the age of junkfluencers etc..


offline big from lsg on 2022-11-30 16:26 [#02622818]
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river, the


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-12-01 00:13 [#02622828]
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i have encountered numerous articles, flavors, quotes from
-- actually it was jimmy iovine, not stevie iodine, right --
from People In Charge and it's kind of like, "...yeah, none
of the new stuff reliably sells so we're just rinsing out
bob dylan's now-pwnd catalog and using steve jackson's
editing to sell beatles re-issues"

...and i just think: of course, you manufacture bands like
Hansen for a few decades, make them popular with a media
blitz, perfect their voices with autotune, and you're
surprised they drop off the radar as soon as you stop
pumping money into promotion? that they have no staying
power? because they had no individuality, no message; they
only succeeded through your marketing machine.

not that i was thinking of this either 20 years ago, but: it
would have gone a lot better if they'd spread out their bets
with some slow growers, some weirder music, cardi b's back
catalog won't be worth wiping your arse on 20 years from now


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-12-01 00:49 [#02622829]
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yeah i think i did just put cardi b in the same boat as

not what i was trying to do, but cool.


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-12-01 00:51 [#02622830]
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maybe they'll get steve jackson to edit a
streaming-exclusive series on all the incredibly historic
moments fomented by Sugar Ray. or Len


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-12-01 01:03 [#02622831]
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if you're putting together a nostalgic reel for the 90, the
00's and you didn't, or don't know things like drukqs
exquist[s|ed], it's basically like, "the moment they used
that smash mouth song in that movie" and "when justin
timberlake exposed janet jackson's boob on the superbowl."
being kinder, i can see people going back for britney
spears, but clips of her shaving her head, and parodies
thereof ("ohhh wow remember that weird spartan movie?"
[300]) will be mixed in with an actual bit of music that i
think will stand the test of time, "toxic"

toxic. actually, good example. max martin, please come back.
was that him? anyways... produced to shit, autotune sure,
but deep pop science harmonies; not a warbling rap [one
voice, with no harmonizing] over a trap beat. but then, this
is really max martin or whoever wrote it, not britney. the
song, the video, arguably connected with her plowing
adderall and shaving her hed, but did she sit down and pen
the whole thing one day, trying to explain herself? no. max,
or someone like him, looked at the buzz, listened to her
very carefully as if she were a precious child, and then
wrote a song to fit. i'm guessing, really, but...

meanwhile, michael jackson would beatbox his trax into a
four-track. like, billy jean, he did everything. the drums,
the bass, the stabs. just with his voice, into a four-track.
then he took that into a studio and handed them the tape and
started explaining what actual sounds to use for the various


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-12-01 01:13 [#02622832]
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there is some edge-case land in quantum physics where, like,
you could theoretically, spontaneously teleport through a
wall. there's nothing stopping it. instead, it's just so
incredibly, vastly unlikely, that you could run all of time
over again for every star in space and it still would
probably not happen

yet, maroon 5 is still relevant somehow


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-12-01 01:26 [#02622833]
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i suppose there were plenty of actual moments that some will
remember. like, it was summer vacation, and for some reason
i woke up insanely early, and the first time i heard
"tribute" by tenacious d was when MTV aired the video at
5:30 in the morning. that was mustard.


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2022-12-01 02:06 [#02622837]
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i think rihanna is alright. what i've heard is she has a
right proper ear for... they do it thunderdrome style; that
sixteen producers have 12 hours and they all gurn on their
laptops and pray they get bopped on the hed yes. or
something. "like a diamond in the sky," she was reportedly
on acid and thinking of her man when she came up with that
line. then picked a producer for it, who wrote the rest. so
when someone actually does have a direction, it can come

but the thunderdrome approach. wall of producers. sixteen
pitches, made in a few hours, three or four win the contract
and they blast the rest out in a week or three.

so, like, even if someone has enough of an identity to make
the song about something -- still happens, thankfully --
there are few with strong ideas about... the sound, the
beat, harmonies

i don't follow too closely, but the few i've heard from
billie eilish sound good. her producer is her brother, just
down the hall. it's not like she has two weeks in the studio
to bang it out. instead, just toss ideas around, try stuff
out for a bit. and you get xanny, where... it is a
thoughtful song someone wrote themselves, and then the
producer is on the same page and very good too, the way the
vocals are processed to sound like the way your voice gets
cut-up as you try to yell to someone over the bass at a
houseparty; still need to sort out exactly how he did that

that, i dunno, sorry, i'll stop rambling. whole situation
just rather annoys me and i'm fumbling for solutions


offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2022-12-01 07:56 [#02622840]
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the discrepancy of artistic freedom and musical skills
within these examples is obnoxious. im not affected by the
media anymore. is someone who uses spotify? thx to the
sharing on the internet i delved into the backcatalogue of
renowned legends from the 20´s to 1980´s. from jazz to
rock and its developments. and plenty of weird computer
music from all decades obviously. there is just so many gems
and great works, that stood the test of time, i hardly care
to listen into recent stuff, when there is so much gold to
discover from musicians that dedicated their lives to
creating music. sometimes however i play some Arte Tv
Concerts or watch Tracks to see what is recent skillful
popular to trendy music like. there is good stuff too in
between the arty rubble. when i tune into the world music
radio station im always curious but its usually about the
news for me.


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