Tix now available: Paul Simon tribute/Homeward Bound book party at Mississippi Studios

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We did it for the Paul McCartney book in 2009…we really did it for Bruce in 2012…and then again in Athens, Ga. and Seattle for Bruce‘s paperback edition in 2013. Beautiful music, great artists; drinks & festivities & more, more, more.

And now we’re doing it again at Mississippi Studios in Portland, Or on December 20, 2016 for Paul Simon and, perhaps you’ve heard of it, HOMEWARD BOUND: THE LIFE OF PAUL SIMON.

The line-up (so far!) includes: The Tiburones; Ashleigh Flynn; Rebecca Gates; Silver Ships; Casey Neill; Kasey Anderson; Jim Brunberg and more to come.

Tickets available now! Last time was a sell-out so grab ’em while you can!

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Greetings from Athens – video of the Hendershot’s BRUCE tribute

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So here’s a cool bonus from the big Bruce show in Athens, Ga. a couple of weeks back: A sweet documentary video by a some really talented journalists from the video wing of Clarke Central High School’s Odyssey magazine. Written by Jenny Alpaugh, narrated and edited by Nicholas Byrne and shot (beautifully) by Porter McLeod and Mr. Byrne, the gang created a very cool 7-minute portrait of the evening. The stage shots give a small hint of how the music went that night (did anyone else post anything out there?) and the backstage glimpses are cool, too. Plenty of Casey Neill to be heard, and some enticing peeks at Patterson Hood’s spellbinding set, too.

Check it out, and I’ll be back with some more posts in the next lil’ while.

BRUCE media update – plus bonus video of Elvis Costello rocking “She’s the One”

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And just when you thought you’d never hear more about BRUCE here comes a new hour-long interview and more. So.

Wednesday March 6: 8 am: Bob Edwards Show, XM/SIRIUS (XM 121; Sirius 205). An hour-long interview. Encore airings at various times during the day, check yer schedule.

Greasylake.org published this review a few days ago, which was especially gratifying coming from one of the ‘net’s best Springsteen sites. Thanks guys.

In case you missed it a few months back here’s a clip of a behind-the-BRUCE-scenes essay I performed on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s terrific Live Wire radio show with musical conspirators Jim Brunberg and Casey Neill. Those guys knock it out of the omniverse.

And as promised, here’s Elvis Costello’s awesome cover of “She’s the One,” which segues into his possibly even more awesome introduction of Springsteen to kick off the double-episode invu/performance they did on Elvis’s “Spectacle” series.

BRUCE to Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame – but first, a benefit for Sandy-battered Brooklyn

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played in Portland the other night, and I got to take my family to the soundcheck, which was a show unto itself. Starting with an attempt to master Paul Revere & the Raiders’ “Hungry,” (“What other bands are from Portland?” Bruce called out over the p.a.) the front line players stood in a circle near Weinberg’s drums. At one point they debated taking on “Louie, Louie,” (another Revere song, though the Kingsmen, who recorded the tune a few days after the Raiders had the hit), but then rejected both of them. More songs, and when the crowd waiting outside started to roar Bruce called out through the microphone — “I can hear you, but I can’t see you! Where are you?” Which only incited more roars, of course. “You sound like a great crowd!” Even more roars. Even from halfway down the floor you could see his eyes sparkling.

Meanwhile. The BRUCE publicity junket moves to Cleveland on Tuesday, December 4, where the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame will host an onstage interview, conducted by Dr. Lauren Onkey, vice president for the hall’s education and public programs. Tickets are free but limited, and all facts and info can be found right here on the Hall of Fame’s website. I’m super-psyched about this one, so if you’re in the area come on out and say hi.

But first, in Portland, Ore. I’m doing a non-BRUCE reading set in my former home borough of Brooklyn, NY for. . .

Sunday, December 2:  Defiance: A Benefit to Restore Red Hook, Brooklyn at Disjecta (8371 N Interstate) at 5 pm. It’ll be a huge honor to read along with Karen Karbo, Nancy Rommelmann, Jon Raymond and Courtenay Hameister, and take in musical sets by my good pal Casey Neill and Tim DuRoche & the Kin Trio, who will surely become good pals, too. But wait, there’s more: a raffle for airplane tix to and from NYC, gift certificates to fine local restaurants & pubs; cool prizes (including a signed ‘BRUCE,’ which comes with my hand-picked, very unofficial soundtrack CD) a silent auction and more, more, more.

So that’s that, and there’s more to come so stay tuned.

Extreme couponing turns violent! Also: BRUCE at Mississippi Studios and more!

Actually, there’s no extreme couponing going on here, let alone violence. I’m supposed to go to the supermarket this afternoon and will in fact do so, but I’m planning to keep my fists (both registered as deadly weapons, by the way) clutching my little wagon as I whistle my way from one processed food product to the next. Yeah, that’s how I roll…with a squeaky wheel that keeps fluttering sideways.

But let’s talk about you. And Bruce. And BRUCE. And the latest fun ways to weave them all together!

On the evening of Monday, Nov 26,  (tonight!) I’m reading and q-ing and a-ing at a City Club of Portlande event held at Jimmy Mak’s, which is at 221 NW 10th Ave downtown. Books will be available. And better yet, a lucky attendee will win a pair of tickets to the real Bruce’s concert at the Rose Garden on Wednesday night. Tickets are kind of pricey — $35 for members; $45 for non-members — but remember the part about the free ticket giveaway. All other details can be found here.

Then comes Tuesday, Nov 27 when my friends at KINK-FM (101.9) will come to the awesome Mississippi Studios to present BRUCE – a musical tribute to Bruce Springsteen and a certain new biography, also titled BRUCE. Thanks to a lot of hard work by Casey Neill, the show will be awesome, featuring — no kidding — Corin Tucker, Storm Large, Jim Brunberg, Casey Neill and the Norway Rats, Jonah Tolchin, Kasey Anderson, Hondo II, My Oh Mys, Steve Berlin (from Los Lobos!) and more, more, more, all covering their favorite Bruce Springsteen songs! Tickets are going fast — the show will definitely sell out — so go to the Miss Studios link (above) and get hooked up. I’ll be there too, occasionally holding forth, and books will be sold by the great folks from Broadway Books.

Then on Wednesday Nov 28 let’s all go to the Rose Garden in Portland to watch Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform. I’ll definitely be there.

The end of Extreme Couponing Turns Violent! But Carlindustries will be back in Cool Video Clips and Radio Programs You Can Hear Right Now.