Bruce Springsteen Live – Von seinem Zuhause in dein Zuhause / Volume 2

Gestern – 24. April 2020 – führte Bruce Springsteen durch seine zweite Radioshow auf dem kostenpflichtigen amerikanischen Satellitenprogramm SIRIUS XM E STREET RADIO.

Der “Boss” moderiert wie schon am 8. April 2020 eine knapp einstündige Sendung von seinem Zuhause in Colts Neck, NJ aus und spielt Songs, die er während des Corona Lockdowns gehört hat.

Springsteen begrüsste die Zuhörer mit folgenden Worten:

“Good Morning E Street Nation.
This is Bruce Springsteen, coming from my house to yours with music for troubled times. For the next hour or so, I will be your DJ for your dancing and listening pleasure.”

Tracklist:

Frank Bey and the Anthony Paule Band – “Town Without Pity”
The Temptations – “Ball of Confusion”
Future Islands – “Seasons (Waiting on You)”
Jimmy Cliff – “Sufferin’ in the Land”
Bee Gees – “Stayin’ Alive”
Social Distortion – “Bad Luck”
Blacklist Royals – “The Promised Land”
2Pac – “Dear Mama”
Marvin Gaye – “Sexual Healing”
Sam Cooke – “Good Times”
Johnny Nash – “Guava Jelly”
Billy Joel – “New York State of Mind”
Bruce Springsteen – “New York City Serenade”
Bruce Springsteen – “Long Walk Home”
George Jones – “A Picture of Me Without You”
Bob Dylan – “Not Dark Yet”
Marvin Gaye – “Inner City Blues (Makes Me Want to Holler)”
Slim Dunlap – “Times Like This”
The Consolers – “Over Yonder”
Jimmy Cliff – “Many Rivers to Cross

Bruce Springsteen sagte ausserdem:

“I’ve lived in the United States for 70 years now, and I have to admit I’ve often been disappointed in our failure to live up to our ideals. But I also have to say, I’ve never really been able to deny that there’s a promise that constantly resides in the American people, that could make us the great democratic nation that we carry in our hearts and in our dreams. And if we put our hearts and our lives together and fought for the very ideals, those of equality, of liberty, of social justice, of compassion for our neighbors, we would find that this is where our strength resides. And we have it within in our power to create the kind of humane society we’ve always dreamt of. Now, all of this sounds corny when you say it. But it ain’t corny when you do it.”

“I guess one of the hardest things about recent times is the distance you have to place between you and your loved ones. The inability to hug them and to kiss them and to comfort them … it is painful to live without. You know, my mom has had Alzheimer’s for 10 years, and she lives in the present. This moment and this moment only is hers. And so touching her, and hugging, and kissing her are very, very, very important for her life experience right now. And one of the things we’ve had to suffer with is, we can’t do that right now, for her safety and for her health. So I want to send this one out to my mom, and to your mom, too.”

“I got a couple of songs here I’m gonna play next, for New York. New York has struggled so tremendously with this disease. My son lives up there, Downtown, and of course we’ve been worried him, and about everybody else, too. I’m gonna send these next two songs out to all the health care workers, all the doctors and the nurses who’ve put their lives on the line, for the critically ill, and the citizens of New York. This is my good friend, Billy Joel, and New York State of Mind.”

“I think one of the most frustrating things about this virus is not knowing how long we’re going to have to live like this. I have a blackboard that I mark the days on, as if I was in prison. I think I reached a month and a half a few days ago. So looking at the months ahead, it’s going to be quite a while before we’re able to open up our society, before people are going to be able to trust one another to congregate in large or small groups, before there is music, before there is sports, before there is family gatherings. It’s a very disheartening view. I think it may take a vaccine until we’re all really comfortable with one another. So we’ve got to stay strong, and stay at home, and stay together, and settle on the fact that it’s probably going to be a pretty long walk home.”

“There was an oped a while back in the New York Times that I would advise every American who cares about his country to read. It is called ‘The America We Need.’ Now let me paraphrase from just a small, small piece of it. Frank Delano Roosevelt said liberty requires opportunity to make a living, a living decent according to the standard of the time. A living which gives a man or a woman not only enough to live by, but something to live for. Now the … pandemic has laid bare the inequalities in wealth and in health that plague our nation. In Michigan, hard-hit by the coronavirus, African-Americans make up 14 percent of the population but 40 percent of the deaths from this disease. So many disenfranchised Americans lack the essential liberty to protect their own lives, and the lives of their families. This pandemic has shown the great divide between our American Dream and American reality, between current America versus the ideals enshrined in our founding documents. Now that’s just a small piece of the editorial, and I hope I didn’t do it a disservice. But all I know is, here in the beginning of the 21st century, in Paterson and other New Jersey cities, in Michigan, in rural America, and all across the United States, this reality is so frustrating that, as the great Marvin Gaye said, then we should want to holler.”

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