Today at 4 pm I'll be the Guest DJ on SiriusXM's E Street Radio, talking about Bruce Springsteen and playing ten of my favorite songs of his. I am inspired by Bruce's music. From the beginning I was captivated by his passion for storytelling, the way he focuses in on the places and people he loves most, the issues he cares about, the underdog and the downtrodden, people's stories that otherwise might not be heard. He's been a voice for migrants, the deeply human story of immigration, and that touches me so much. I love his song Matamoros Banks, which he introduces with these words:
"Each year many die crossing the deserts, mountains, and rivers of our southern border in search of a better life. Here I follow the journey backwards, from the body at the river bottom, to the man walking across the desert towards the banks of the Rio Grande."
There is so much to say, and I make a start during my hour on E Street. I hope you'll join me.
~matamoros banks live from devils and dust tour, along with bruce's psa about immigration.
~land of hopes and dreams (from live in nyc)
~ghost of tom joad (acoustic)
~my city of ruins from the concert for new york city after 9/11
~born to run
~badlands from the october 1, 2004 vfc concert in philadelphia
~if i should fall behind (live in nyc)
~the river, if enough time the live version with bruce's intro from live/75-85