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Bruce Springsteen - My Home To Yours July 24th

 
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Helen May



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:28 pm    Post subject: Bruce Springsteen - My Home To Yours July 24th Reply with quote

Read about this in Gillian Reynolds' Radio page in Sunday Times and for some reason is missing from the Radio Times' radio listings for this week. It's in next week's listings as 2/12.......

Midnight Friday July 24th a new series (12 episodes) of music selected by Brice direct from his home. Something that could be interesting perhaps......

I'll probably give it a try on iPlayer.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll give it a go, H. If it's half as good as the Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour series, it'll be good.

Talking of which, there are loads of sites where you can hear or download all 101 episodes. This is just one of them. Brilliant radio from His Bobness.

https://www.podbean.com/podcast-detail/3mrye-5fd7c/Theme-Time-Radio-Hour-Archive-%C2%BB-Theme-Time-Radio-Hour-Podcast
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is an absolute cracker of a radio programme. Thanks H.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bruce played Seasons by Future Islands on his latest programme.

I remember seeing them perform this on Later with Jools. I remember because I was mesmerised with the singer's dancing. Reminded me a bit of Norman Wisdom. Perhaps I'm being a bit unkind there - perhaps not Laughing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8Uhf3gM1m0
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watched a very enjoyable film (Blinded By The Light) the other night that centred on Bruce Springsteen without him actually being in it.

Bruce Springsteen changed my life… and so did my best friend Amolak

Sarfraz Manzoor was a teenager in Luton when he met a friend for life and discovered his musical hero. Now that fateful encounter is the subject of a major film.

We were just kids. The first time I met Amolak was in autumn 1987. I was 16 and starting my first week at Luton sixth form college. My father worked on the production line at the Vauxhall car factory, my mother was a seamstress working from home and I was expected to get a stable, sensible job, have an arranged marriage and lead a quietly respectful life in obscurity. That isn’t how life turned out.

When I first ran into Amolak he had his headphones on, and when I asked what he was listening to he told me it was Bruce Springsteen. When I queried his music taste he told me Bruce was a direct line to all that was true in this world. He then handed me some cassettes and instructed me to educate myself. The music I heard changed my life. It first turned me into a confirmed Springsteen fan and it then inspired me to follow my dreams and become a writer – a journey I described in my 2007 memoir Greetings from Bury Park – and now I am a screenwriter of a film adaptation of the book.

Blinded by the Light is a rites of passage comedy drama directed by Gurinder Chadha, who also directed Bend It Like Beckham. Set in 1987, it revisits my teenage years and much of it is directly based on real events. One unlikely consequence of this is that my teenage friendship with Amolak has now been immortalised – not something either of us could have imagined in our wildest dreams.


https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/jul/27/sarfraz-manzoor-bruce-springsteen-and-amolak-changed-my-life




Sarfraz Manzoor and Bruce Springsteen backstage after Springsteen’s Broadway show
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