Today’s Teddy Thought
Smiles don’t cost anything and they make great gifts.
Thank you, Art!
Next week, we’ll talk about American singer-songwriter Josh Ritter.
See you tomorrow!
Going to a wedding Friday and I bought a shirt today and they didn’t have my size because I waited til the last minute and I’m going to attempt to shrink it a little bit in the wash tonight so wish me luck
Regarding my previous post —
I wasn’t really into music when August and Everything After came out, but I wonder how much Springsteen comparisons the album garnered. A lot of more recent bands (Killers, Gaslight, Hold Steady, Arcade Fire, etc.) have been critically viewed through a Springsteen-esque lens, and it probably helps that Springsteen himself has reemerged during this time. AaEA came out between Lucky Town/Human Touch and The Ghost of Tom Joad - not exactly the pinnacle of Springsteen’s career, but I’ve always felt Born to Run when I hear it. Round Here = Thunder Road, Mr. Jones = Born to Run, A Murder of One = Jungleland.
I’m not going to go into a deep reading, but one quick thing:
Opening line on BTR: The screen door slams, Mary’s dress waves
Opening line on AaEA: Step out the front door like a ghost
To me, CC was sort of the first “next Springsteen” of my generation, if that makes sense.
I’m glad to see them back with a fresh album.