Sunday, July 1, 2012

Manchester bootleg #1

The post-Bruce Springsteen concert depression hasn't fully gone away yet. Surprisingly I'm not 'suffering' as much as I did back in '09, after my first show. But the thing that hurts right now is knowing I'm not seeing the band (and John Fogerty and Tom Morello!) at Hyde Park again next weekend. Thankfully, the first bootleg version of the now legendary Manchester show (June 22nd) is already circulating online. Get it while its hot [link], together with other shows from the European tour. I've listened to it here and there, and the sound is pretty decent, taking into account the wind and rain. And there's minimal audience chatter. In other related news, Bruce has been named the 2013 MusiCares Person Of The Year [link]. He joins other legends like Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Bono and James Taylor who have been honored during the previous years. The ceremony takes place a few days before the Grammy Awards, and you can guarantee that Wrecking Ball will be in the running for quite a few categories, and quite possibly for Album Of The Year.