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The Friday Morning Listen: Bruce Springsteen with the Sessions Band – Live In Dublin

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It was like a dream. It's always like a dream. So strange that two weeks have vanished. So strange that a year has passed since the last time. So many events gone by. I can remember them all so clearly… yet the last twelve months seem encased in a memory fog.

Did we really see Bruce Springsteen and the Seeger Sessions Band?

Did I really meet Lisa McKay?

I interviewed Guster?

Did my father actually get that sick?

Did my mother have that operation?

We built a new bedroom? A bathroom?

We rebuilt the back porch?

We saw Godspell?

Did that website invite me to write for them?

Did that man, obviously an American Indian, mention the weather ("Hot, eh?") as we both waited for our lunches at the pickup counter?

Did I pay that much for a lobster roll?

Was that a bagpiper on the beach?

Didn't that ocean smell nice?

Oh, did I mention work? No, would you?

Look, my year is no different than anybody else's. Things just happen. What's amazing though, is the disorienting sense of time compression. Days seem like months, years seem like weeks, and weeks seem like days. When I cracked open this new Springsteen recording, the events of the past year flew by in reverse order back to last year's show. Both the music and the event had that kind of power.

First person at the office who says "Welcome back to civilization" is really gonna get it.

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  • http://theglenblog.blogspot.com Glen Boyd

    Great recollection as always Mark.

    So do I dare say it?

    “Welcome back to — ah, never mind”

    -Glen

  • http://www.lookoutforhope.com Tom Johnson

    Hey, is this the album with the “Cop Killer” song?

    Ends of vacations suck.

  • http://mondoproject.com Mark Saleski

    no tom, that song is on some other washed up, no talent, irrelevant, america-hatin’ rock star who can’t sing.

    ;-)

  • http://dracutweblog.blogspot.com Mary K. Williams

    Welcome back to…Mondo

  • j. arroyo

    Bruce Springsteen-Police Hating Socialist. Also, no-talent hack. Will Blogcritics erase this, probably!

  • http://daslob.blogspot.com/ Pico

    *sigh* Here we go again.

    Anyway, enjoyed your write-up, Mark. Time certainly has blurred by.

  • http://mondoproject.com Mark Saleski

    no, bc will not erase this. because the first amendment gives people the freedom to hang their ignorance out in public for the whole world to see.

    yay, us.

  • J.J. Hunsecker

    nice to see the doughnut shop has wifi.

  • http://mondoproject.com Mark Saleski

    yea, it did. wifi, pastries, coffee, and opera music.

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