Bruce Springsteen Live – Von seinem Zuhause in dein Zuhause / Volume 6

Bruce Springsteen war vorgestern – 17. Juni 2020 – wie schon am 8. April 2020, am 24. April 2020, am 6. Mai 2020, am 20. Mai 2020 sowie am 3. Juni 2020 “Live On Air” und führte durch eine 90minütige Sendung auf SIRIUS XM E STREET RADIO. Die Sendung stand diesmal unter dem Motto “Down to the River to Pray”.

In der sechsten Ausgabe seiner Radiosendung wendete sich Bruce Springsteen direkt an Präsident Donald Trump und forderte den Politiker angesichts der Corona Pandemie auf, Rücksicht zu nehmen und einen Mundschutz zu tragen.

“I’m going to start out by sending one to the man behind the Resolute desk. With all respect, sir: show some consideration and care for your countrymen and your country. Put on a fucking mask.”

Ausserdem sagte Bruce Springsteen folgendes:

“It is the responsibility of those who lead us to inhabit the nexus where our national, political, and spiritual lives meet.

The United States of America is ultimately a nation of souls. In times of historic calamity, and tragedy, it is necessary for our leaders to administer not only to our social needs, but to the union of souls that is our common citizenry. To tend to our wounds, both physical and psychic, and speak to the strength and fears of our national family.

May you lay your personal burdens down for a moment and join us in the next hour for some music that I hope will lighten those burdens as well as administer, ever so slightly, to your good soul.

Now, I had another show prepared for broadcast this week, on this strange and eventful summer. But with 100,000-plus Americans dying over the last few months, and the empty, shamed response from our leaders, I’ve been simply pissed off. Those lives deserve better than just being inconvenient statistics for our president’s reelection efforts. It’s a national disgrace.

So instead of celebrating the joys of summer, we will be contemplating our current circumstances with the coronavirus, and the cost that it has drawn from our nation. We will be calculating what we’ve lost, sending prayers for the deceased and the families they’ve left behind.”

Darüber hinaus trauerte er um Berühmtheiten, die aufgrund des Cornavirus gestorben sind. Bruce Springsteen rezitierte Namen und erinnerte unter anderem an den Folkmusiker John Prine (73) sowie den amerikanischen Songwriter Adam Schlesinger, der mit 52 Jahren an den Folgen einer SARS-CoV-2-Infektion gestorben ist.

“One of the most heart-rending aspects of these deaths is that the virus has stolen from us our rituals. Our funerals, our wakes, our house meetings with family after the burial. Our ability to stand by our loved ones, to touch them, to kiss them as they pass, to look into their eyes and let them physically know how we loved them — this is the cruelty of this disease. To say our last goodbyes to our loved ones by phone, and then to return home, alone, to an empty house.

It is a heartbreaking and lonely death, for those afflicted and for those left behind to pick up the pieces.

Now, when my father died, my close friends and my brother-in-law, we stood in the graveyard, in the midst of our large family, and we took shovels and we buried my father ourselves. It meant a great, great, great deal to me. And it’s a memory I’ll cherish as long as I live. The importance of that ritual. And to stand with my loved ones on the burying ground.”

Zum Abschluss der Sendung spielte Springsteen eine Rede von Ex-Präsident Barack Obama aus dem Jahre 2014 und gab zu Protokoll, dass Obama die Bevölkerung schon vor 6 Jahren vor einer Pandemie warnte und eine Ausweitung des öffentlichen Gesundheitswesens anregte.

“He is warning us that Judgement Day is coming. The election is only months away. VOTE! God help us all — vote, before it’s too late … American citizens, unite. Your country needs you, your countrymen need your care and compassion. And this is our moment. Until we meet again, stay safe, stay strong, mask up! And go in peace.”

Tracklist:

John Paul Jones – “Down to the River to Pray”
Bob Dylan – “Disease of Conceit”
Neil Young – “When God Made Me”
The Sensational Nightingales – “Burying Ground”
The Brazz Brothers – “Woyaya” (live)
Bruce Springsteen – “Dream Baby Dream”
Fugazi – “Give Me the Cure”
Barack Obama addresses the NIH, 12/2/14
Marvin Gaye – “What’s Going On”
2Pac – “Changes”
Paul Robeson – “Deep River”
Creedence Clearwater Revival – “Who’ll Stop the Rain”
Blind Willie McTell – “Lay Some Flowers on My Grave”
Johnny Cash – “The Man Comes Around”
The Consolers – “Too Late”
York College Concert Choir – “Down to the River to Pray”

Mehr Infos:

Share