Thursday, November 1, 2012

Bruce Springsteen: Obama for America Rally



Bruce Springsteen's 2012 anthem, "We Take Care of our Own" works as both an exhortation for the present and a condemnation of past failings. Now with Hurricane Sandy showing how it takes a massive and awe-inspiring co-ordination of local, state and federal governments to help people in crisis, Springsteen's song sounds positively prophetic. The storm has effectively silenced those who, like Governor Romney, say that things like disaster relief would be better handled by the private sector alone. The storm has also made allies of the straight-talking if occasionally mean-spirited New Jersey governor Chris Christie and President Obama. That means it's only a matter of time before Christie can finally meet Springsteen (heard here stumping for the President) on common ground; the restoration of their beloved home state.





Bruce Springsteen
nTelos Wireless Pavilion
Charlottesville, VA
October 23, 2012
Solo Acoustic

Recorded 15' from the stage under the stack.
Zoom H4>Soundforge>CDWave>Flac
a G Squared recording

intro by Tim Kaine
No Surrender
[Speech]
The Promised Land
Forward
The River
We Take Care of Our Own
Thunder Road


Bruce played an afternoon acoustic show
at the Obama for America rally prior to
that evenings show at John Paul Jones Arena.




Bruce Springsteen Homepage 

34 comments:

  1. You thoughts are welcome!
    https://rapidshare.com/files/2859663297/BS%20solo%20%2012%2010%2023.rar

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for this very kind effort. Now let's all go vote. All the best,

    Iggy

    ReplyDelete
  3. A vote for Obama is a vote for governmental regulation of your body (15 unelected bureaucrats making your healthcare decisions), a plethora of new anti-capitalist taxes that will reduce America's standing in the world, a severe reduction in our ability to defend itself & elimination of our sovereignty (Agenda 21). Obama will destroy Medicare (as well as the USA) by ensuring its bankruptcy. Judging by the last 4 years, Obama will dangerously increase the national debt with NO overall benefit to the vast majority of taxpayers (who will be unduly burdened by oppressive taxation).

    Liberals are an anti-Capitalist, America-hating cult of hatred, intolerance & bigotry.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. People like you are the real America-hating cult of hatred, intolerance & bigotry. You folks have morphed into nothing more than the American Taliban Party.

      You think things are fucked up now? We owe too much now? Wait to see how much we owe after the Vulture Capitalist is done. If America is fucking stooooopid enough to elect the lying liars of the GOTP this country will be in the crapper.

      CONSERVATISM has always began with a CON.

      Delete
    2. Once again, Rev, you provide no facts to support your outrageous claims. I'll be able to respond to you at length tomorrow, but briefly: America's standing in the world has greatly improved since GWB left office. You remember WMD's, right? Medicare and Medicaid are under no danger whatsoever of failing.

      The last four years? We've avoided a depression, the first stimulus program created several million jobs, the second stimulus was blocked by the Republicans from being voted on, we're out of Iraq, Osama bi Laden and several al Queda leaders are dead, more jobs were created per month then during the Bush/Cheney administration, and thousands of jobs were rescued at GM and its suppliers, a plan Mitt Romney opposed.

      Rev, please tell me why Romney/Ryan can't explain which loopholes their financial plan will close. Romney still claims his health care plan covers pre-existing conditions, when even Conservative news outlets report that just isn't true. Either he's a blatant liar, or he has no idea what the details are in his own health care plan. You tell me which is worse.

      Please look up the definition of "liberal", you're so wrong it's laughable.

      Delete
    3. Evil Rev
      "A vote for Obama is a vote for governmental regulation of your body"
      Is this comedy night? Which party is passing laws about what people, especially women, can do with their body, that's right REPUBLICANS!

      other than that Jerry Lee seems to have taken apart your claims, claims which you rarely bother to even defend!

      Delete
  4. Why is Evil Rev - a devout capitalist - writing on this page, is he here to down load free music, therefore destroying the capitalist society? Or is he just another rabble rouser with no concept of reality?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'll take "No Concept of Reality" for 100, Alex!

      Delete
  5. you liberals are the ones who are intolerant and bigoted, just like the media whom i work for, cannot tell all sides of the story, just slanting things their/your own way. we need someone who knows how to run the country. don't you want to see growth and not stagnation? we need to get on the right track again. haven't you seen the thomas petterffy video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnX7TNFIELg&feature=plcp ok he might be a bit extreme but he is correct about class warfare and where the money comes and goes, he did not start out asking for everthing to be equal or handed out to him, he did it himself and so can you if you stop sitting around and griping about what is not yours or is not right. Do something!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. "you liberals are the ones who are intolerant and bigoted,"
      I call bullshit.
      Prove it.
      As for Thomas Petterffy, by comparing the democratically-elected actions of Barrack Obama to the Soviet Politburo he is spitting in the face of the over 2,500 of his countrymen who died fighting Soviet tanks.

      Delete
    2. "he did not start out asking for everthing to be equal or handed out to him, he did it himself"

      Thomas Peterffy is a brilliant, hard working, very successful man. I realize this is a rhetorical question, but how far would he have gotten in this country in 1965 if he were black or female and didn't speak a word of English? Most people aren't asking for everything to be "handed out to them", as far as wealth, power, and social status, they want an equal opportunity to succeed, to vote, equal pay for equal work, etc.

      The person we need to run our country is NOT Mitt Romney, a man who sold his soul to the intolerant, regressive, hateful people of the new Republican party.

      Delete
  6. ugh, yet another reason to hate the pontificating Springsteen......but I DO love the blog!!! jim

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Bruce may like to talk...a lot...but I've never heard anyone refer to his gabbing as 'pontificating'. I mean I could see saying that about Bono or Sting but Bruce is too down to earth in my view.
      On the other hand, I'm glad you enjoy the blog, even if we choose our words differently.

      Delete
  7. Great post. Does it matter who's in the White House? The international bankers rule... I suggest you watch the Zeitgeist movies http://www.youtube.com/user/zeitgeistmovie?feature=results_main

    But I love Springsteen... great post

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It does.
      I published this today, just for you:
      http://musicruinedmylife.blogspot.ca/2012/11/one-vote.html?showComment=1351881019578#c7719665142750789090

      Delete
    2. It certainly does matter, peter, please read this:
      http://tinyurl.com/bnxh58d

      "Obama owes the disgruntled. Romney owes the crazy. And that makes all the difference."

      "It is important to stand against the people and the forces to which Willard Romney owes his political career."

      Delete
    3. Of course it matters, but don't expect too much as more unelected people pull the strings.

      Delete
    4. Well there a lot of things that, like say an international monetary crisis that do limit the differences between governments , the difference between Dem's and Repub.'s in terms of policy, whether fiscal, social or foreign are significantly different.

      Delete
  8. fuck them both..............it was springsteen for bush.......it makes sense he now backs the black bush.......they are both wankers

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Stop.
      Think.
      Please.
      Springsteen NEVER supported Bush.
      It was his dislike for Bush that made him campaign for John Kerry in 2004, the first time he'd really entered the political fray.
      Remember this, 'they're all the same' lie, helps keep the richest of the rich in power.
      It's never too late to start voting your own interests.

      Delete
    2. Ruben why post if you have no idea what you are talking about? Another history rewriter you are. Springsteen supported Bush? Very far from it. Wanker indeed.

      Delete
  9. Serioulsy, if Springsteen had half a brain he'd run from Obama. I'm a small business and I have been suffering under this dictator. I can't wait to fire these turds

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sure you have. Another lie. If you are suffering under "these turds" you just aren't a good small business man and probably shouldn't be in business anyway. "The Dictator" has done more for small businesses than Bush did or anything Romney will do. Just believe the hate and the lies skippy. Wait til Romney is done with you. Your small business and you will both be in China. You are a Tool. Not to mention a fucking fool.

      Delete
  10. Dear Obama cock sucker, I know you like to believe Bush is evil, while you do that get me my soy latte!! In terms of small business, I realize your parents and teachers told you how special you were, but apply for the refund from college because you were taken for a ride. People like the former liberal governor of NJ John Corizine (a real DEMOCRAP) specialized in sending jobs overseas. Oh did I say NJ democrat sent people to the poor house and I hired 200+ of them and got to lay them off this year while you,a fat shit with not an ounce of skin in the game mouths off. Obama is a dictator and you are a fool!!! Get your head out of your ass and join the real world.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anon
      Seriously do you need to pass an illiteracy test to join the Republican party these days?
      William F. Buckley would be aghast at the point to which his movement has descended to.
      Can you not construct an argument against the current president without using words like 'cock sucker' 'DEMOCRAP and 'fat shit'?
      Americans, if you are even conditioning voting for Romney, remember that a vote for him enables the ignorant, foul-mouthed know-nothings of your country.

      Delete
  11. f u c k y o u bruce springstees GET OVER YOUR DEAD BROTHER YOU COCK SUCKER

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So much hate, so little brain.

      Delete
    2. A little late to be commenting on this, but as I see it, the only freedom these haters have lost is their freedom to call the occupant of the White House the N word without outing themselves for their bigotry and stupidity. And really, what do you think Romney and Ryan would have done for you and the country? To them if you weren't born on third base, you're just the help, who can be used and lied to with impunity.

      Delete
    3. "To them if you weren't born on third base, you're just the help, who can be used and lied to with impunity."

      Well put, damnit!

      Delete

Thanks for clicking the COMMENTS link.
Now that you're here,I should mentions that
without reader feedback blogs slowly wither and die