Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry "Blue" Christmas

May ALL your Dreams comes true!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Return of The Jersey Devil

Tales from The E STREET CRYPT:

Happy Haunted House Halloween!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Lucky Town

Regrets? I don't have many...
but the ones I have are real humdingers!!

1. I wouldn't have missed the 90's with Bruce!! This was by far my favorite "Bruce LOOK" and I really liked the "other" band! Although I didn't get a chance to hear Lucky Town, Human Touch, The Ghost of Tom Joad or any of Tracks till after The Rising came out, Lucky Town will always hold a very special place in my heart!! Why?

1. It doesn't snow in Lucky Town!!
(Winters in Ohio are a bitch!)

2. I built GREAT memories while living there!!
It was so close to Los Angeles! And Bruce was playing LA!! (1981-1985)
I was getting a little of that Human Touch & I got Living Proof x2! (1991-1994)

3. I just LOVE that look!! :D
(go ahead and watch it again!!)

Bruce once said that people don't listen to the music to learn about the artist but they listen to learn about themselves! That is so true. It's not about Bruce... it's about me! My site is not about Bruce at all! It is my place to escape into the music and I'm glad to know that you go there, too!! My blog is not a Bruce info center, though I do try to know what's up... it's about MY heart and about how a song or show made me feel. I can not read Bruce's mind nor can I say what he was thinking when he penned a tune... but I can tell you what my heart hears when I listen to it... and what it means to me! Hope you can groove on that!

Oh and yes, I was a blackjack dealer!! :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Bruce!

Thank YOU for taking me with you...
Till The End on the Backstreets!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Michael Israel "Paints" Born To Run

It was a few years ago... On Oct 13, 2007 when Max hosted
A Benefit for the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals...

Michael Israel dazzled fans with his "paintings"

I'm so glad that Bruce was there... to enjoy this work of art!!

A special Thank YOU to Michael Brazinski for shooting and sharing the video!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Into The Fire

When LOVE and DUTY calls you someplace higher...

May your strength give us strength
May your faith give us faith
May your hope give us hope
May your love bring us love...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Save My Love ~ FOR YOU

The Promise begins!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Top News to Top Hit?


And is now available for download on itunes...

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Promise - Save My Love (FOR YOU)

Wow... I have to admit I was about to lose interest in The Darkness Box Set being released...
that is until I read this on Bruce's official site !!
What an incredibly sweet surprise...





Columbia Records will release Bruce Springsteen's 'The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story' on Nov 16. The Deluxe Package comprises over six hours of film and more than two hours of audio across 3 CDs and 3 DVDs. The media contents are packaged within an 80-page notebook containing facsimiles from Springsteen's original notebooks from the recording sessions, which include alternate lyrics, song ideas, recording details, and personal notes in addition to a new essay by Springsteen and never-before-seen photographs. Containing a wealth of previously unreleased material, 'The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story' offers an unprecedented look into Springsteen's creative process during a defining moment in his career. 'The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story' will additionally be released as a 3CD/3 Blu Ray disc set.

The set will be available as 'The Promise,' an edition which consists of only the unheard complete songs on two CDs or four LPs, along with lyrics and the new essay by Springsteen.

The previously unheard song "Save My Love" and an excerpt from the documentary is streaming below.

The Deluxe Package includes 'Darkness on the Edge of Town,' digitally remastered for the first time.

Pre-order 'The Promise': 2-CD set | Package with 3CDs/3DVDs or Blu-Ray, with t-shirt and poster

1. Badlands
2. Adam Raised A Cain
3. Something In The Night
4. Candy's Room
5. Racing In The Street
6. The Promised Land
7. Factory
8. Streets Of Fire
9. Prove It All Night
10. Darkness On The Edge Of Town

"'Darkness' was my 'samurai' record," Springsteen writes, "stripped to the frame and ready to rumble...But the music that got left behind was substantial." For the first time, fans will have access to two discs containing a total of 21 previously-unreleased songs from the 'Darkness' recording sessions, songs that, as Springsteen writes, "perhaps could have/should have been released after 'Born To Run' and before the collection of songs that 'Darkness on the Edge of Town' became."

Highlights include the extraordinary rock version of "Racing in the Street," the never-before-released original recordings of "Because the Night," "Fire," and "Rendezvous," the supreme pop opus "Someday (We'll Be Together)," the hilarious "Ain't Good Enough for You," the superb soul-based vocal performance on "The Brokenhearted," the utterly haunting "Breakaway," and the fully orchestrated masterpiece and title song "The Promise." All 21 songs have been mixed by Springsteen's long-time collaborator Bob Clearmountain. According to long-time manager/producer Jon Landau, "There isn't a weak card in this deck. 'The Promise' is simply a great listening experience."

1. Racing In The Street ('78)
2. Gotta Get That Feeling
3. Outside Looking In
4. Someday (We'll Be Together)
5. One Way Street
6. Because The Night
7. Wrong Side Of The Street
8. The Brokenhearted
9. Rendezvous
10. Candy's Boy

1. Save My Love
2. Ain't Good Enough For You
3. Fire
4. Spanish Eyes
5. It's A Shame
6. Come On (Let's Go Tonight)
7. Talk To Me
8. The Little Things (My Baby Does)
9. Breakaway
10. The Promise
11. City Of Night

The Deluxe Package also features "The Promise: The Making of 'Darkness on the Edge of Town,'" a documentary directed by Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Thom Zimny. The ninety-minute film combines never-before-seen footage of Springsteen and the E Street Band shot between 1976 and 1978--including home rehearsals and studio sessions--with new interviews with Springsteen, E Street Band members, manager Jon Landau, former-manager Mike Appel, and others closely involved in the making of the record. Advanced word on the documentary is so strong that it was invited to debut at the prestigious Toronto Film Festival on September 14 and will make its television debut on HBO on October 7.


In addition, the set features more than four hours of live concert film from the Thrill Hill Vault, including the bootleg house cut (the footage that appeared on-screen at the concert) from a 1978 Houston show, and a 2009 performance of 'Darkness on the Edge of Town' in its entirety from Asbury Park. The special performance in Asbury Park was shot in HD without an audience and successfully recreates the stark atmosphere of the original album.

1. Badlands
2. Adam Raised A Cain
3. Something In The Night
4. Candy's Room
5. Racing In The Street
6. The Promised Land
7. Factory
8. Streets Of Fire
9. Prove It All Night
10. Darkness On The Edge Of Town

1. Save My Love (Holmdel, NJ 76)
2. Candy's Boy (Holmdel, NJ 76)
3. Something In The Night (Red Bank, NJ 76)
4. Don't Look Back (NYC 78)
5. Ain't Good Enough For You (NYC 78)
6. The Promise (NYC 78)
7. Candy's Room Demo (NYC 78)
8. Badlands (Phoenix 78)
9. The Promised Land (Phoenix 78)
10. Prove It All Night (Phoenix 78)
11. Born To Run (Phoenix 78)
12. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight) (Phoenix 78)

1. Badlands
2. Streets Of Fire
3. It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City
4. Darkness On The Edge Of Town
5. Spirit In The Night
6. Independence Day
7. The Promised Land
8. Prove It All Night
9. Racing In The Street
10. Thunder Road
11. Jungleland
12. The Ties That Bind
13. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
14. The Fever
15. Fire
16. Candy's Room
17. Because The Night
18. Point Blank
19. She's The One
20. Backstreets
21. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
22. Born To Run
23. Detroit Medley
24. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
25. You Can't Sit Down
26. Quarter To Three

See below for an exclusive sneak peak at the "Darkness At The Edge Of Town Story" video content as well as a first-listen of a song from "The Promise".

I've always loved that Bruce/Stevie vocal blend! 8)

I can't get over the list of old (new) songs... songs that I've not heard before!! I just can't wait! I'm gonna pre-order!! Right under the clip of The Making of Darkness Preview (on Bruce's site) you'll find the sweetest surprise... a live stream to
SAVE MY LOVE. It's beautiful!

Now There's Something Coming Through The Air
That Softly Reminds Me
Tonight I'll Park Out On The Hill
And Wait Until They Find Me

You Slip In Through the Ether
A Voice Is Coming Through
So Keep Me In Your Heart
Tonight, and I'll Save My Love FOR YOU

So Turn Up Your Radio, and Darling
Dial Me In Close
Were Riding On The Airwaves
And We're Traveling Coast to Coast

Over River and Highway
Your Voice Comes Clear and True
And Though We're Far Apart
Tonight I'll Save My Love FOR YOU

Hold Me In Your Arms
And Our Doubts Won't Break Us
If We Open Up Our Hearts
Love Won't Forsake Us
Just Let The Music Take Us
And Carry On Strong

There's a Prayer Coming Through The Air
And It's Shot Straight Through My Heart
It's Tearing Open The Evening Sky
And It's Tearing Me Apart

Now I'll Ride That Signal Down the Line
Till I'm Home Again With You
So Turn Up Your Radio
And I'll Save My Love FOR YOU
Turn Up Your Radio
And I'll Save My Love FOR YOU ♥

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sunshine In Your Smile

My smile got a little brighter when I found this sweet clip of
Clarence Clemons @ B.B. King's in NYC...
August 4th... and he's looking really good!!

Clarence posted this on Facebook yesterday:

"I'm looking forward to another great nite performing with Steve Smith and the Nakeds,
this Thursday Aug 19th at Twin Rivers Casino, Rhode Island!"

Wish I had a helicopter!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Beast of Burden

What a nice surprise for Alejandro and his fans last night at The Stone Pony... "Beast of Burden" showed up... and though he promises to not be... missing Bruce do this Stones' gem is great vexation of soul aka Beast of Burden!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Max's Big Band!!

I've been hearing really good thing about Max's Big Band show...
and since I've always LOVED "Big Band" I'm gonna catch a show!!

I can't give ya a review yet but I'll share some videos that I "borrowed!"

Doesn't Max look GREAT?! It's good to see him so happy!!

Here's their schedule: hope you pick a show and go!!


Max's new 15-piece combo!

June 11 Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJ
June 13 Mohegan Sun (Wolf Den) Uncasville, CT
June 14 World Cafe Live Philadelphia, PA
June 15 Regatta Bar Cambridge, MA
June 16 Mauch Chunk Opera House Jim Thorpe, PA
June 17 Avalon Easton, MD
June 21 Space Evanston, IL
June 22 Majestic Madison, WI
June 23 Confederation Park - Ottawa Jazz Festival Ottawa, ON
June 25 Hyatt Newport Beach, CA
June 27 Yoshi's San Francisco, CA
June 28 Mystic Petaluma, CA
July 13 Common Ground Festival Lansing, MI
July 14 Dakota Minneapolis, MN
Oct 8 Center for the Arts Buffalo, NY
Nov 6 Performing Arts Center South Orange, NJ

Looks like it's back to Buffalo for me...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Bruce Cuts Like a Knife

You have to love the way Bruce takes time off! To some that would mean vacationing in the Bahamas... but to Bruce it just means a looser schedule... which means surprises and more surprises. My Top 3? I'm so glad you asked!!

Cuts Like a KNIFE... but it feels so right!
Bruce stole this song... and it will never ever belong to Bryan again.

2. Was the adorable performance with Danny DeVito at the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

1. At The Gateway Benefit... this beautiful dedication to his "lovely wife" !!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Saving Lives in May ~ For Danny

To help save lives
Click on "VOTE for this idea" EVERY DAY OF MAY

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Helping Hearts FOR YOU

Hearts are smiling this morning
thanks to Lawerce Kirsch's desire to help!!

"Win A Brand New Signed Copy of: For You: Original Stories and Photographs by Bruce Springsteen's Legendary Fans"

"Bruce Springsteen represents a great deal to his fans, not only as a world-renowned artist, but as a giving and caring person, someone who stands out by helping and donating to many charitable organizations over the years.

Today I am asking for your help to raise money for a great cause:
The Montreal Heart Institute, a cutting-edge cardiology center dedicated to education and prevention of heart disease.

As you may know, the limited edition For You has been sold out since December 2008. This spring, I'm offering a chance to win a new signed copy of the book while contributing to the Montreal Heart Foundation's 2010 fundraising drive." ~ Lawrence Kirsch

Give today and enter the For You giveaway!

Hurry... entries will only be accepted through May 31st!
Take a chance... help a heart... win FOR YOU!

(winner will be announced June 4, 2010.)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Max & Jay: The Dynamic Duo!

These two need no intro!! Wow... and I LOVE JAZZ!!
Jay & Jazz... I can't stop smiling!! :D

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Light In Darkness

My copy should be here any day now!!
I'm so looking forward to it's arrival!!
Hopefully it will be followed by the loooong awaited:

Darkness 30-something Anniversary Box Set!! :D


If you haven't ordered yours yet, you may want to do that soon!!

Check it out!
Discover the New Bruce Springsteen Book

Saturday, March 20, 2010

All I'm Thinkin Bout is Spring-steen!

"Blind man wavin' by the side of the road
I'm in a flat bed Ford carrying a heavy load
With a sweet thing sippin' on a blueberry wine
On a flat black highway down in Carolina
Black bird slippin' in a sky of blue
All I'm thinkin' about is you, baby

Little boy carryin' a fishin' pole
Little girl pickin' berries straight off of the vine
Brown bag filled with a little green toad
We hook 'em through the lip
and throw 'em off of the line
Your sweet brown legs got me feeling so blue
All I'm thinkin' about is you, baby"

"Ain't nothin' in this world I can do about it
All I'm thinkin' about is you"

What a vivid picture Bruce paints! I can't wait to see what's next!!!
Do you remember when that was new? It's been 5 years already!

I don't know about you... but I am so excited that Spring is finally here... and with it I am hoping (like so many) that the rumors we were hearing will be true!! Which rumors are those? The ones that said that we will be hearing SOMETHING in the Spring, of course!! Spring is definitely my favorite time of year... but one thing could make it better:


Thursday, March 18, 2010

No Retreat No Surrender

I once read that if we were to all throw our troubles into a pile in the middle of us... as to trade troubles... so all could see everyone else's issues... we would chose to take our own back. I found that interesting... and probably true. There's no time in life to feel sorry for yourself... shit happens... get over it! Though not as callus as that... that is basically the message I get from this song... but there is also the need to get back in touch with those who you are bound to... to "hear your sister's voice callin' us home..." the sister song being The Ties That Bind... calling us home. "You can't break the ties that bind..." and as always I seem to follow the simplistic human perspective into the spiritual and feel that the promise of "no retreat no surrender" was made at the beginning of time... and lives from This Life into the next... and though sometimes we lose our connection... and unconsciously lose touch with that special person/people/soul(s)... "we made a promise we swore we'd always remember." The promise is to "remember"... so even if you break that promise and forget... you can't break the ties that bind!! Whether it's spiritual or physical... 10 years or 10,000... pull it together... "No retreat, Baby, no surrender!!"

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Jesus Was An Only Son?

Do I believe in Jesus? Well, I do have a pretty good reason to believe. Do you remember the things that I recently told you about the time I was held captive... with a noose tied around my neck... in Las Vegas? Thou it seemed like I always believed in God, it was that night in Las Vegas that God proved his love to me... as Patrick began to cut my friend's neck I prayed, "Oh God, I'm not asking to live... I know that I'm dead... but please forgive me so I can come to heaven... I just want to see Jesus... I just want to see Jesus." And as I finished the last prayer that I thought I would ever pray I looked up to see Jesus. My "vision" comforted me and told me not to be afraid. I'm really not sure what Patrick saw but as he took the knife from my friend's neck he said to her, "I can't kill you, cause I can't kill Gina." He then made us vow to not tell before leaving... but he let us live. The "professionals" have said that people who have major trauma need to believe in God and/or miraculous intervention to cope... and believing has helped me "cope"... but how can you doubt what you know that you know? Well I do it all the time! Doubt that it... but in my heart I hold on to my faith in my "saver." As time passed I read the Bible from start to finish as if it were a completed novel... when I finished I started again till I had read it totally through well over 25 times... from beginning to end. The old testament was so interesting... 4,000 years of family stories... from Adam to Abraham alone was filled with real life pains... many worse than my own... it was very interesting... and sad. Rape... incest... murder... adultery... I'll try to give you a "shortened" version. lol and get to my point. :) So Abe leaves home to follow his God... he has two sons, Isaac and Ishmael... (whose decedents later become enemies.) We'll follow Isaac... who has 2 sons: Esau and Jacob. From the womb Jacob was a thief and con man who steals the birthright and blessing from his elder brother... wrestles with God and demands God's blessing. Jacob works 7 years for the woman he loves only to be tricked into marrying her older sister, Leah (Karma?) but he loves Rachel and agrees to work another 7 years for her. Between the sisters and their maids, Jacob becomes the father of 12 sons... one of the sons, Joseph, is beaten by his brothers and sold as a slave to Egyptian traders. Because he interprets dreams, he becomes an advisor in Egypt eventually forgiving and saving his family from famine... and eventually relocates Jacob's family to Egypt... God has "renamed" Jacob to Israel... his sons will become the twelve tribes of Israel... many years pass and the children of Israel become great in number... to control them the Egyptian government enslaves them... and they begin to cry out for a deliverer. The story of Moses and The Ten Commandment! Believe it or not the movie is quite close to being biblically accurate. So Moses and his brother Aaron lead the children of Jacob/Israel out of bondage and into the desert... up to Mt. Sinai where Moses received the "tablets of stone" with the ten commandment written by the hand of God. God instructed Moses to build an ark to house and protect the stone tablets.

"Detailed instructions are given by God for the plan of the Ark: it is to be 2½ cubits in length, 1½ in breadth, and 1½ in height. Then it is to be plated entirely with gold, and a crown or molding of gold is to be put around it. Four rings of gold are to be put into its corners—two on each side—and through these rings staves of shittim-wood overlaid with gold for carrying the Ark are to be inserted; and these are not to be removed. A golden cover, adorned with golden cherubim, is to be placed above the Ark. The Ark is finally to be placed behind a veil, a full description of which is also given."

God gave detailed instructions as to how the ark was to be treated and where it would sit in the tent of worship... it was totally honored and one of the tribes was assigned to handle all the praise and worship duties... the Levites. I always loved the stories of King David... and his desire to build a temple... but it was almost 500 years after the Ark was built before King Solomon (King David & Bathsheba's son) built what was known as Solomon's Temple where the Ark of The Covennant was placed and reverenced for many years.

"In 586 BC, the Babylonians sieged Jerusalem and once captured, plundered and destroyed Solomon's Temple. Some historians suggest that the Ark was probably taken away by Nebuchadnezzar or perhaps destroyed in battle. Consequently, the rebuilt Second Temple did not house the Ark in its Holy of Holies room. According to the Book of Revelation, the Ark returns to the Temple in vision: "Then God's temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the Ark of his Covenant" (Rev. 11:19 NIV)."

So 600 years later... a baby is born... in Bethlehem. A bastard... but they can cover that up if Joseph is willing... and he is. He raises Jesus as his own... but only Mary knows the truth. You know the rest of the story. Did it really happen? Is it true? Was Jesus the one that scripture told us would come to "save the world?" Was it His BLOOD that paid the price?? And if so, who can prove it now... 2000 years later? Maybe if they found some of Jesus's blood and tested it... what would that prove? That he was half man half God? Okay... so forget about THAT. Let's get back to the Ark of The Covennant... something that is tangible... and provable! BUT WHERE is the Ark? You will never believe where they found it!! THIS IS AMAZING!! :o

Saturday, March 6, 2010

You're Missing

Shirts in the closet, shoes in the hall
Mama's in the kitchen, baby and all
Everything is everything
Everything is everything
But you're missing

Coffee cups on the counter, jackets on the chair
Papers on the doorstep, you're not there
Everything is everything
Everything is everything
But you're missing

Pictures on the nightstand, TV's on in the den
Your house is waiting, your house is waiting
For you to walk in, for you to walk in
But you're missing, you're missing
You're missing when I shut out the lights
You're missing when I close my eyes
You're missing when I see the sun rise
You're missing

Children are asking if it's alright
Will you be in our arms tonight?

Morning is morning, the evening falls I have
Too much room in my bed, too many phone calls
How's everything, everything?
Everything, everything
You're missing, you're missing

God's drifting in heaven, devil's in the mailbox
I got dust on my shoes, nothing but teardrops

~Bruce Springsteen

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

For You ~ Just For Me

I believe that what is most important about a song is what it means to you... how it speaks to your soul... so much more so than what it is that the songwriter was thinking at the time that he penned it. I've been hesitant to share with you what For You means to me because it is so personal... but that is part of what makes it so special. It was 1978... I was just 18... a time in life when a girl should be thinking of her future... and the wonders that life could bring... but I was thinking of how I could get away from life... imagining where I could run to... to get away from the foulness of the this world. I had been so abused and beaten down... that my Chelsea had suicide (with no apparent motive). No apparent motive that is to those who weren't looking hard enough to see me. I was lost and alone... and after running from an abusive father I found that my life was about to end at the hands of a killer who luckily had a sudden change of heart and decided that he would let my friend and me live if we vowed our silence... we assured him that we wouldn't "tell" anyone. I broke that promise and became the sole witness testifying of his torture... in front of the jury... I looked into his face as I described how he had tied nooses around our necks so that if we tried to escape the ropes would tighten and choke us... of how he bragged throughout the night about the women he'd killed and scattered throughout the Nevada dessert... and of course of what he promised to do to us. He was indeed found guilty and sentence to 99 years... 3 counts x2... life in prison. I got many pats on the back that day... I had stopped a killer! At least momentarily... because that night after losing a game of chess to his cell mate (a young man who was in on a burglary charge) he got angry and killed him with his bare hands. Just a 20 year old kid in the wrong cell... at the wrong time... the murder was followed by a death sentence... and it didn't end there as he was able to get a hold of guns and took the prison hostage resulting in the death of 2 more inmates. He is still on death row... 30-some years later. But it wasn't HIS prison that I was living in... it was my own. I had been locked in a cell with fear... and imagined that ALL men were cruel... (which many have since proven to be...) but my soul longed for "true" love none the less... I can remember feeling so alone... it felt like no one understood. Broken and scared (and scarred) I was on my own... "Your strength is devastating in the face of all these odds... remember how I kept you waiting..." I don't think it was the waiting that was so hard on her... as it was the world and facing it alone. You truly do "have to learn to live with what you can't rise above." Yet, the man in this song somehow finds her... broken on the beach... he pours salt on her tongue... salt represents flavor... but it also represents the savior... the salt of the earth... her own personal Jesus... who came to the earth for her. By using salt her savior gives her back a thirst for life with the hope of salvation... she feels redemption in his love... but he doesn't get too close because he knows that she is injured and he doesn't want to make her run away again... (In her dream) he is a kind and gentle man... determined to protect her... which helps her to trust him... so she allows him close enough to put salt on her tongue... he gives her the flavor and then hangs just out of reach... making her "act" on her desires again. "Pull yourself up." his actions echo. "You were born with the power of a locomotive..." But that damn medal... that pride always gets in the way... but it was that very same medal... the pride in her strength (that was devastating) that gave her strength... then she finally realizes that there really never was any better reason than the one they were living for... and he's still there... much to her surprise... when everyone else had walked away and left her broken on the beach... her savior found her... I think the ironic part is when she finds that it was the man she ran from... the one she left behind due to her fear... not only the fear that he would hurt her but that she would hurt him... and bring him down... ruin his future... but he was the kind man she sought... that would have shown her the love that she so needed. What she didn't realize is that she was and is what he came for... he needed her as much as she needed him... and he was hurt too but he's not going to burden her with his pain nor ask her to lick his boo boo... cause it's about her... he's here for her. I'm not sure if he ever left... or if his heart waited for her... if he kept searching for her after she went to find a "better reason" than them... but even if he did leave for a time... he came back... with salt... and not for her beauty... or the sexy way (that she's stretched out on the floor). His motivation transcends the physical... he didn't come for her body... but for her soul... for the very essence of their being. FOR YOU became my "True Love Song"... the one that I could and would escape to... when I needed to believe that LOVE is real and that true love will not leave you nor forsake you... but it will find you when you are at your weakest it will not only give you back a thirst for life... it will remind you that you were born with the power of a locomotive... now get up and be devastatingly strong... for us.

One of my "all time" favorite movies also has the "I came for you" theme...

I love how KYLE came to protect Sarah from THE TERMINATOR!

Friday, February 12, 2010

"Happy" Valentine's Day?

What or whom decides what it is that qualifies as having a "happy" Valentine's Day? Obviously not all of "us" have been as fortunate and blessed as Mr Springsteen & Ms Scialfa have been when it comes to love and finding that "one true" (soul) mate... Do you know the love that I'm talking about? It's the kind that has the strength to last through the storms of life... a love that remains even when passion seems to have not... and in it's place is a strong bond of friendship. The same one that completes with conviction it's vow in sickness and in health. Wow... that really sounds cool, but as idealistically sweet as it should be... the reality is that not all relationships stand the test of time... some do not weather life's storms... as some "mates" have lost their desire and have moved on... to find new "love"... some have hardened their hearts... to become loners... while yet others have learned to live with a broken heart. The lucky ones have gotten over love and just enjoy every breath that they are graced with!! So what does Valentine's Day mean to the broken hearted? Is it a day to forget... or a day to remind yourself to dream... and like Bruce sings, "keep searching till ya find, that special one." where two hearts are better than one? I think of the lyric, "my daddy said right before he died that true true love was just a lie." As much as I want to believe for a "starry eyed" love... I think "Daddy" was right... but I also think that it's wonderful when two people can believe the "lie" together... and be happy thinking that they are in love. See... not all lies are bad! Where ever you are in your "love walk"... I wish you blindness... and the ability to believe that love is true... and I wish you the kind of love that you need... the kind of love that you were searching for. As for me... I'm not really sure what LOVE is... or what it is supposed to feel like... so I shouldn't even be writing this... lol

What I do know is that Bruce's "LOVE" songs break my heart.

Couldn't be love... could it?

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Princess of Little Italy

Here's a blast from the past... :o

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Wages of Sin

An interesting and timely find... this song is... as punishment and karma have been on my mind a lot lately... though I don't usually really care to think of such things... I've come to the conclusion that I must have done something terrible in my last life... I must have been a mean person... or hurt someone very bad... and this life I'm doomed to feel the pain that I've caused... why else am I paying these wages of sin?

Thankfully we have Rock-n-Roll to set us free.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

We Shall Overcome

"A Small Prayer for Haiti"

Just fed my kids dinner... I cooked the food in the oven... they didn't like what I cooked... and wasted too much of it... I thought of the people in Haiti... I washed the dishes... the hot soapy water... made me think of the people in Haiti... It's so peaceful and comfy here in my "home"... the quiet makes me think of the people in Haiti... tonight... they need bandages and medicine... and water... blankets... and pillows... and water...

Click on the heart to give...

Friday, January 22, 2010

What Love Can Do for Haiti

Tonight Hollywood will joins hearts and pockets together in hopes of helping our brothers and sisters in Haiti... While you watch the Hope for Haiti telethon tonight... please remember to do and to give what you can to help!

Haiti needs our help... so let's show them What Love Can Do!

I got a couple recommendations from friends of mine:

"Our law school classmate Kim was a Beyond Borders staff member living in a village in rural Haiti with a host family in 2007-2008. She saw PIH's work first hand there and highly recommended PIH to us for continuing Haiti donations. PIH has been working on the ground in Haiti for more than 20 years. Because of your donations, they have one more field hospital with 13 operating rooms up and running a/o this morning. They had electricity to this field hosp and operated all nite last nite for the first time since the quake." ~ Ruth

"If you are thinking of making a donation to an organization that is helping in Haiti, Partners in Health was suggested to me by another Bruce fan. Partners in Health is a rural health care organization in Haiti. It has about 10 hospitals outside Port au Prince. Their facilities are intact and operating. No, I have nothing to do with this organization. One of the founders of PIH was on the 60 Minutes segment on Haiti last night. If you watched that segment, it is probably indelibly burned into memory; it was horrific." ~ Karen

Here is the link if you would like to support their efforts: Partners in Health

Monday, January 18, 2010

Broken Radio @ Light of Day

"The Angels love you more than you know..."

What a beautiful way to say, "We care."

Read about the 10th Anniversary Light of Day Benefit here!

A special "Thank you" to MagikRat for your wonderful videos!!