Skip to comments.'The Boss' Turns 60 [leftist schmuck alert]
Posted on 09/26/2009 7:12:33 AM PDT by ETL
Rock legend Bruce Springsteen has graced countless magazine covers, from Time to Rolling Stone. But today, on his 60th birthday, he has turned up in a place many of his fans would never have imagined: the cover of AARP The Magazine.
The AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) is not exactly the place wed associate with a rock icon. But editor Nancy Perry Graham said Mr. Springsteens landmark birthday was an ideal time to feature him.
We put Bruce on the cover first and foremost because he was turning 60, she said. Like the rest of America, we found that to be inspiring. Looking at Bruce, he really personifies our message at AARP that attitude matters more than age.
(Excerpt) Read more at well.blogs.nytimes.com ...
World Cafe, April 25, 2006 - On the new collection We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions, Bruce Springsteen honors the folk music tradition that has inspired many of his own compositions over the years. All the tracks on the new album are standards closely associated with folk icon Pete Seeger.
Springsteen assembled large ensemble of acoustic musicians to flavor the proceedings with everything from accordion to tuba. Rock critic Tom Moon talks with host David Dye about why he reacted so strongly and positively towards this latest offering by The Boss.
From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetwork.org:
Profile: PETE SEEGER
*Musician, folksinger, songwriter, and political activist
*Joined the Communist Party in 1942
*"I'm still a Communist" -- Pete Seeger, 2004
"Seeger was antiwar during the period of the Nazi-Soviet Pact; pro-war after the Soviet Union was the ally of the United States; and anti-war during the years of the Cold War and Vietnam. To Nichols -a rather dense left-winger -it is good form to acknowledge that perhaps 'Stalin was a bad guy,' and then simply get over it, and move on to campaign for very American socialist causes." --Ronald Radosh (former communist)
NYT Writer Corrects Record: Pete Seeger 'Only' 40 Years Late in Denouncing Stalin
By P.J. Gladnick
The New York Times has now corrected  a "smear" about Pete Seeger being 50 years too late in denouncing Stalin. Thanks to the intrepid research of Times reporter Daniel J. Wakin, the record has now been set straight. Pete Seeger was only about 40 years too late in criticizing Stalin.
"We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration At The Lincoln Memorial"
YouTube video clip: Pete Seeger & Bruce Springsteen HQ "This Land is Your Land" "We Are One" Obama Inaugural
note: there's a brief shot of Obama singing along at approximately 3 mins and 15 secs into the video:
"... on April 22, 1970, [the very first] Earth Day was held, one of the most remarkable happenings in the history of democracy... "
--American Heritage Magazine, October 1993
Earth Day, April 22, 1970:
"The nationwide event included opposition to the Vietnam War on the agenda, but this was thought to detract for the environmental message.
Pete Seeger was a keynote speaker and performer at the event held in Washington DC."
Владимир Ильич Ленин
Chairman of the Council of Peoples Commissars
In office: November 8, 1917 January 21, 1924
Born April 22, 1870
Died January 21, 1924
Political party Bolshevik Party
Profession Politician, revolutionary
Earth Day founded on Lenin's 100th birthday? --yeah, it's a "coincidence". LOL!
Bruce is a douche. Pass it on.
Why do gazillionaire musicians turn into commies after making their fortunes within a capitalist system?
Ready for a death panel assessment?
“The Boss,” huh?
Truer than ever, Boss spelled backwards is Double s o-b.
My former favorite until he went political; now F-— him!
Who is the Boss? isn’t that a car?
Bruce Springsteen and AARP (Anti-American Retarded Propagandists) deserve each other.
The “Boss” doesn’t speak for me.
“Who is the Boss? isnt that a car?”
Yes, in 1970 ;-)
Word of the day: “Banal”.
He is the perfect poster-boy for AARP. Make a fortune selling average or substandard products to the masses you are trying to convince to give up their freedom and treasure to the government. They’re a lovely couple.
Well, it’s conlusive, then. The Boss is a tool of AARP. I don’t like him, and I don’t like AARP. They’re a matched set.
The Lost John Lennon Interview
"Power to the People"
TA (interviewer): In a way you were even thinking about politics when you seemed to be knocking revolution?
JL (Lennon): Ah, sure, 'Revolution' . There were two versions of that song but the underground left only picked up on the one that said 'count me out'. The original version which ends up on the LP said 'count me in' too; I put in both because I wasn't sure. There was a third version that was just abstract, musique concrete, kind of loops and that, people screaming. I thought I was painting in sound a picture of revolution--but I made a mistake, you know. The mistake was that it was anti-revolution.
On the version released as a single I said 'when you talk about destruction you can count me out'. I didn't want to get killed. I didn't really know that much about the Maoists, but I just knew that they seemed to be so few and yet they painted themselves green and stood in front of the police waiting to get picked off. I just thought it was unsubtle, you know. I thought the original Communist revolutionaries coordinated themselves a bit better and didn't go around shouting about it. That was how I felt--I was really asking a question. As someone from the working class I was always interested in Russia and China and everything that related to the working class, even though I was playing the capitalist game.
I met him in a bar no more, Ralphs on St. Hwy 34, back in the eighties and he was a schmuck then. Now he is a rich schmuck that has forgotten how and what made him rich.
He would have been remembered as being a decent writer and singer but,like so many pot heads,he thought he was sooo speeechial and his political views would be accepted by all those who just enjoyed his music. Sorry boss, but you’ve been replaced with a newer version who isn’t called a ‘’boss’’, but rather a uniter, a community organizer, uhhhhummmmm barachh hussein obamma
I believe he gave himself that name - a real arrogant, left-wing POC he is.
Bruce is an OLD douche.
not just musicians, look at all those crazy politicians in State and Federal govt doing the same thing.
lol, I have a disowned sister has spent her youth running after him and Billy Joel. She has thrown her life in the toilet. She is 43 and never been married chasing after rock stars hoping one of them will marry her.
Bruce is an ass. Far beyond his political beliefs, he cheated on his wife by knocking up his back up singer while married and dumping said wife for poontang slut. Then wants to come off like he is some good ole boy family man. Douchebag.
“My former favorite until he went political; now F- him!”
I used to be a fan also...even went to two of his shows with the E Street Band. Awesome shows.
Since it seems that 99% of the musians and entertainers out there are liberals, it’s kinda hard to boycott all of them. Me? I generally only stay away from those who can’t keep their political beliefs to themselves.
The consider themselves “artists”....and artists are always leftists, so it’s just gotta be.
From what I’ve read online, he has a $10 million spread in Rumson NJ:
“The racial makeup of the borough was 97.77% White, 0.24% African American, 0.06% Native American, 1.06% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.39% of the population.”
and he paid $13 million back in the early 90s for a mansion in Beverly Hills (Black population 1%)
Yeah, he’s a real working-class hero....
...looks tickets to see the “the Boss” at Giant’s stadium aren’t exactly going for egalitarian prices...
Who know he would become such a d**khead
I never liked Brucie in the first place. No offense to anyone here, but ‘Born to Run’ seemed like such an overwrought thing. I can’t believe a man would sing something like that and in that way.
I was able to ignore his excesses during the Born in the U.S.A. period, and even his trashing of Ronald Reagan, but he jumped the shark when he fired the E Street Band (he later rehired them), then campaigned for John Kerry...the latest offenses, his support for the fascist Obama and Soros groups, put him on my personal boycott list. Not another penny from me, Bruce!
Who know he would become such a d**khead
He was fantastic when I first saw him, in his prime from 1975 to 1978, when he was just a cult figure. The fame and the stadium audiences went to his head, it seems. Shut up and sing!
“At night I wake up with the sheets soaking wet
And a freight train running through the middle of my head...”
Now maybe he can sing it to his night nurse.
BFD to his "60".
Alice will be 62 in February and puts on a show that "Broooooose" can only dream of doing.
Bruce -imitated- Dylan.
Almost every hard rock band confesses that they were influenced by Alice, who, instead of being a left wingnut is a conservative Republican that's NEVER cheated on the *only* wife he's ever had.
Screw "the Boss".
I stopped buying his liberal, "political expert" piss and moan albums in the early 80s.
I'll buy everything Vince puts out until he can't put out any more.
And then he dumped the backup singer for a younger, racier model when she got “too old”.
He got his ‘pair and a spare’ kids out of her.
[That’s all he wanted, to begin with...progeny]
Well, happy birthday Bruce. Still ain’t a fan of your music, or your moonbat politics.
In the early 80’s, before I had any understanding of politics and bias in the media I was wondering why they promoted Born in the U.S.A. so much. Then, I found out that Springsteen was one of the biggest libs around.
“Why do gazillionaire musicians turn into commies after making their fortunes within a capitalist system?”Good question.Kind of hipocritical isn’t it?They reap the benefits of capitalism but despise our system.Except for a handfull of exceptions,performers w/out the “correct” political views never get a shot at the big time in the first place or are blackballed.Especially true for Hollyweird.
I think it was Laura Ingraham who said it best. “Shut up and sing!”
This is a man who made some fantastic albums that never made any money. Then he started making atrocious albums that had commercial potential so that he could make some money. I will not be lectured to by a man who so thoroughly betrayed his talent to make a quick couple of million bucks and now demands that the real middle class turn over the product of their labors to those who have committed no labors at all. I will not be persuaded by an artist who diminished the aggregate quality of art in the world just to increase the aggregate amount of bucks in his bank account and now dares to call the system of economy allowing the greatest amount of economic liberty to the greatest number of people as oppressive. I will not be ingratiated to a working class hero who has never done a days worth of work in his life.
That night, Lennon, deep thinker and humanitarian, would hit the Sunset Strip with a toilet seat around his neck and a Kotex on his head.
"Born In The USA" is anything but a patriotic song, yet it's played at many major patriotic events.
Americas Most Successful Communist (Pete Seeger)
By Howard Husock, Summer 2005
What Howe and Coser wrote in 1957 remains true: Between the progressive sentiments of Popular Front politics, and a certain kind of urban middle-brow cultural yearning, there was a deep rapportmost of all, a common anxiety and pathoswhich the Communists brilliantly exploited. . . . Even after the Popular Front lay shattered . . . the style of American mass culture retained many of its crucial elements.
Its echoes in music are ubiquitous. We hear them in John Lennons Imagine, a vapid celebration of moral relativism that, like Where Have All the Flowers Gone?, tells us that no cause is really worth fighting for:
Imagine theres no countries, It isnt hard to do Nothing to kill or die for No religion too Imagine all the people Living life in peace.
We hear the echoes, too, in the music of the man who organized the Artists for John Kerry tour: Bruce Springsteen, who specializes in depicting the desolation of American life in albums such as Nebraska and The Ghost of Tom Joad (a self-conscious reference to Guthrie). The emblematic Springsteen song, Born in the USA, laments the meaningless sacrifice of the Vietnam vet, the ultimate used and abused working-class hero:
Born down in a dead mans town The first kick I took was when I hit the ground You end up like a dog thats been beat too much Till you spend half your life just covering up.
Born in the USA, I was born in the USA I was born in the USA, born in the USA.
Got in a little hometown jam So they put a rifle in my hand Sent me off to a foreign land To go and kill the yellow man.
Born in the USA. . . .
Come back home to the refinery Hiring man says Son, if it was up to me Went down to see my V.A. man He said Son, dont you understand? . . . .
Down in the shadow of the penitentiary Out by the gas fires of the refinery Im ten years burning down the road Nowhere to run aint got nowhere to go.
Born in USA, I was born in the USA. . . .
Juxtaposed with the bleak lyrical narrative of tragedy and indifference, the songs seemingly celebratory chorus becomes a parody of patriotism, implying the foolishness of the benighted blue-collar victim of the system, naive enough to think that its really a good thing to be an Americanor, God forbid, that America might be worth fighting for.
Its tempting to dismiss the politicization of popular music as of limited consequence. But as the Popular Front keenly grasped, culture mattersand music matters perhaps most of all. Allan Bloom, glossing Plato, wrote that to take the spiritual temperature of an individual or society, one must mark the music. In America, popular music provides a soundtrack for growing up. And the lyrics of that music too often deliver the message that our leaders are idiots, that our politics are corrupt, that bourgeois life is purposeless, that this country is no freer than any otherand probably less so. How can we find ourselves surprised, then, by the cool indifference that typifies many kids raised in times of affluence, freedom, and peace?
That is so true. I don't understand why entertainers have to come out with their political views and risk alienating half of the populace. In the old days, you didn't know the affiliation of Jolson, Presley, Crosby, Cole, etc. and you didn't care. Everyone just loved their music.
No he didn’t. He didn’t dump her, just allegedly cheated on her.
If you marry a man who cheats on his wife, you get a man who cheats on his wife.
When Elvis Presley was asked about his politics, he was always modest enough to say he was “just a singer.”