Talking about new ways to learn brought another thing to mind. I’ve been a subscriber to XM Radio for a few years now. I really like it, other than the fact that I wish you had the option to just subscribe to one channel! If that was the case, I’d just subscribe to E Street Radio.
Other than music from one of our lifetime’s great artists, it’s just the fact that I’ve learned a great deal just listening to the station. In particular, there’s a show called “Cover Me” devoted to Bruce Springsteen covers – either other artists who have covered his music or music that he’s covered.
From that, I’ve learned the following…
“Blinded By The Light” – I would have sworn that this was an original by Manfred Mann. Not so! It was written by Springsteen!
“Jersey Girl” – Again, I was wrong. I would have thought this to be an original Bruce song. It was originally written by Tom Waits.
And finally, this week, I have a new infatuation. The tables are turned in the opposite direction. I heard a version of Springsteen’s “Mansion on the Hill” by The National. I really liked it and am now on a mission to listen to all of The National I can get.
This is a great find for me and I’ve just got to listen my way through this playlist.
Learning comes from the darnedest places! What did people do before YouTube?
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- The 22 Most New Jersey Songs Of All Time (buzzfeed.com)
- Old music: Bruce Springsteen – Racing in the Street (guardian.co.uk)
- Bruce Springsteen – Cool and Generous! (blogs.abc.net.au)
- Tom Morello To Fill In For Steven Van Zandt On Bruce Springsteen’s Australian Tour (wncx.cbslocal.com)