That special thing that you were created to do is more important than what happened to you that keeps you from doing what you are meant to do. We need you to be you... So be you... like no other can!!
~ Matthew 5:14-16
~ Matthew 5:14-16
"Well, things are starting to heat up down on E Street.A lot of you have been hearing that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be on tour in 2012. That is absolutely correct. The European dates run from the middle of May until end of July and are being announced this week. Info on the US dates and the World tour dates will coming up shortly.
In addition, we want you to know that the music is almost done (but still untitled), we have almost settled on the release date (but not quite yet), and that we are all incredibly excited about everything that we're planning for 2012. That's all the info we have for right now, but we'll get back to you--real soon."
“The Spirituality of Bruce Springsteen – An Evening of Rock & Roll Reflection”
- Father Keelen focused upon the Paschal Mystery and theology behind two of Springsteen’s albums, “The Ghost of Tom Joad” (1995) and “The Rising” (2002).Many times Bruce's fans have question Bruce's spirituality... and I've wondered if they could be right. Is it all lip service? Is it just religious imagery used as a stage prop... or is Bruce the man that I see in his music... and in his eyes? Rather than try to summarize... you can listen to Father Kevin's reflections and decide for yourself.
“Bruce is a Catholic and deeply spiritual; his music reflects a lot of Catholic social teaching,”
"It's not as much about Bruce (no offense) as about his art... not so much the person but about what he's created."
"If I had to sum up this book in one word it would be 'beautiful.' This book is without a doubt for 'real fans.' ... The stories are short, long, happy, sad, joyous, excited, funny and, above all, heartfelt." ~ Rumble Doll - UK"For You is a much-needed fresh breath in the Bruce bibliography and essential to any serious fan." ~ Karsten S. Andersen: Greasylake.org - Denmark
"If you are any kind of a Springsteen fan, you need this book! The first story brought me to tears it was so moving and so well written." ~ Steven Delmar - Edison New Jersey
"For You is one of the most important books ever to trace the career of Bruce Springsteen. Compiled by Lawrence Kirsch, the book features the words and photos of Springsteen fans from all over the world. The majority of the photos have never been published before, and are nothing short of amazing." ~ Tom Cunningham: The Bruce Brunch 105.7 The Hawk
"In reading For You, at first it's hard to believe that one performer could possibly have touched this many people this deeply - lifted them from depression, kept them from suicide, helped them through divorce or the death of a parent, or worse, a child. But story after story reveals just how much Springsteen's music and his almost superhuman presence on the concert stage have penetrated people's lives and, in as much as it is possible for music to do so, made them whole. In fact, there's a running theme of these reminiscences, one that is sure to warm any Bruce fan's heart: that you are not crazy. Not crazy for seeing dozens or even hundreds of concerts; not crazy for feeling that Springsteen's songs and lyrics have actually helped carry you through some of life's toughest moments; not crazy to think that this man whom you've never met has and continues to fill some kind of void in your life." ~ Peter Chianca: Blogness...
Each $10 ticket you purchase gives you one chance to win and a $15 ticket gives you three chances to win the book. The contest is open to everyone and tickets can be bought from September 15 to October 2, 2010. Tickets can be purchased at thelightindarkness.com and foryoubruce.com, where the winner will be announced October 6, 2010.
Bruce Springsteen said of Clarence: Clarence lived a wonderful life. He carried within him a love of people that made them love him. He created a wondrous and extended family. He loved the saxophone, loved our fans and gave everything he had every night he stepped on stage. His loss is immeasurable and we are honored and thankful to have known him and had the opportunity to stand beside him for nearly forty years. He was my great friend, my partner, and with Clarence at my side, my band and I were able to tell a story far deeper than those simply contained in our music. His life, his memory, and his love will live on in that story and in our band."