Oh Yeah!/Oh No! – Bruce Springsteen

March 29, 2012  |   By   |   Oh Yeah!/Oh No!

Oh Yeah! Oh No!

The Secret Film Career of Bruce Springsteen – Part III

November 21, 2011  |   By   |   Columns, Featured

Previously… an examination of Bruce Springsteen’s abandoned film career began with details of a failed screen test in 1975 for a major blockbuster and his secret work with filmmaker Michael Cimino. Die Hard The Deer Hunter debacle was Springsteen’s last brush with acting until splitting with E-Street. Brimming with renewed self-confidence after the success of Tunnel of Love in 1987, Bruce became intrigued by a script for an action film about a man estranged from his wife called Die Hard…. Continue»

The Secret Film Career of Bruce Springsteen – Part II

November 18, 2011  |   By   |   Columns, Featured

Previously… an examination of Bruce Springsteen’s abandoned film career began with details of a failed screen test in 1975 for a major blockbuster. Today: Bruce’s response over the next two years. The Deer Hunter Still bitten with the acting bug, Clarence Clemons blamed Springsteen for costing The Big Man his chance to play Chewbacca, but The Boss soon found a way to make things up to his sax player. Legal battles with former manager Mike Appel kept the E-Street Band… Continue»

The Secret Film Career of Bruce Springsteen

November 17, 2011  |   By   |   Columns

The history of popular music contains many attempts by musicians to cross over into the acting world. The famous E-Street band alone boasts notable TV gigs for guitarist Little Steven Van Zandt and drummer Max Weinberg, as well as cameo roles in film and television by the late Clarence Clemons. Now, thanks to a recently-announced upcoming exhibit on the life and music of Bruce Springsteen at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, some light has finally been shed on the… Continue»

Bruce Springsteen’s “Factory” If His Dad Had Been a Brooklynite Working in Transmedia Platforming

November 16, 2011  |   By   |   Cassingles, Columns

Early in the morning, iPod dock plays Brahms Man rises from bed and puts on his TOMS Man cues up a podcast, walks out in the morning light It’s the working, the working, just the working life Through the Skype chats of fear, through the webinars of pain I see my daddy meeting clients, eating tapas from Spain Factory Records t-shirt, extra ticket to The Knife The working, the working, just the working life End of the day, tripel and… Continue»