It will be a Jersey Shore reunion when Bruce Springsteen is joined by “special guests” Steven Van Zandt and Southside Johnny on the seventh installment of his SiriusXM satellite radio DJ show, “From My Home to Yours,” July 1 at 10 a.m. on SiriusXM’s E Street Radio channel (channel 20).
“This is gonna be unbelievable. I can’t wait for this,” said E Street Radio DJ Jim Rotolo when making the announcement on the air, today.
“Gonna be a blast!,” tweeted Van Zandt.
(June 29 Update: Rotolo said that the show will be titled “Fourth of July, Asbury Park,” and added that Springsteen, Van Zandt and Southside will be “talking about the Jersey Shore music scene, playing in Asbury Park in the ’70s, and all the great songwriting. It’s just an amazing, amazing show.”)
Rotolo also mentioned that SiriusXM is streaming for free through July 6. Visit siriusxm.com.
To read transcripts of what Springsteen has said on the previous shows, and see YouTube videos of all the songs he has played, click here for April 8, here for April 24, here for May 6, here for May 20, here for June 3 and here for June 17. Also, click here for some of my thoughts on this ambitious series in general.
Springsteen said in a recent interview with The Atlantic, “I think from here on in, the American musical conversation is going to be a cacophony of rap and pop and Latin music and so on, and there’ll probably even be some room for an old guy and a little bit of rock music. On my radio show on SiriusXM, I try to include all those different voices. It’s the only way to tell the American story that I remain committed to doing.”
Though Springsteen is not officially on a schedule for these shows, and there won’t necessarily be any more after July 1, he has been doing them once every other week for more than two months.
The shows have lasted between 70 minutes and two hours each, and are being broadcast on SiriusXM’s E Street Radio channel (channel 20), with repeats and on-demand availability following the initial broadcast.
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OMG! Can’t wait to hear from SOUTHSIDE! I don’t wanna go home.
When I was younger, and more easily influenced, as well as being more susceptible to the transgression of adulation/idolatry, I more or less committed said trespass. I had already recognized that visual entertainment, watching TV shows and movies were a waste of one’s time unless they were specifically documenting facts and reality, or current events and developments, news which every intelligent citizen should unaccountably follow if they are aspiring to be responsible citizens and even Christians per se. As it were I still admired and appreciated The Boss and his messages representative of the common working class. I don’t think I was mistaken in that accordance of recognition and admiration. However, after he Bruce had failed to maintain His Commitment and Promise to his Spouse and immediately wedded his back-up vocalist,( Who, I will not deny, was and still is an attractive Lady.) I was so disappointed in his failure to maintain the lifelong commitment to his first wife, and I felt a tangible disappointment with the man, himself and refused to listen to his music altogether, due to his betrayal of the beliefs that he’d always sung about. However, having always appreciated The Professor’s ability to tickle the ivories and thunder on them as well and Clarence’s incomparable soulful expression on the Tenor Sax, I accepted the Truth that we all are guilty of youthful indiscretions, and to overlook The Boss’s failure to maintain that dedication to fidelity. So, I swallowed my bile. As it were, and it wasn’t many years later, that I was committing the self same faux pas…How amazing it is to realize that you are not superior to others and in accorded humility, accept an idol’s errors and rejoin the human race and once again enjoy music, which is essentially one’s Spirit expressing itself auditorily and to receive the soulful expression of a fluid group such as The E Street Band is a worthy form of relaxing entertainment, a human necessity in anyone’s recognition. Rock On Boss… and continue to Vocalize the American Experience!!!
Love South…. From Club Bene’ to the Garden State Art Center to Count Basie. Always the real deal. No hype- no b/s, just a great rocker and entertainer.
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