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. 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.

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.


"Let 'Em In" and a bit of "Hey Jude"

Back to the awesome McCartney tribute at Mississippi Studios the other night. If you couldn’t be there, and even if you were, you gotta check these out:

Here’s Teisha Helgerson covering “Let ‘Em In,” complete with drum chorus, glockenspiel, kazoo and a tight backing combo.

And here’s just a couple of minutes of the “Hey Jude” finale, but just check out Corin Tucker. Damn, man.

Nov 18, Portland, Ore at Mississippi Studios: PAUL McCARTNEY: A LIFE IN MUSIC AND WORDS

Here’s the link for tickets to the coolest PMAL event of them all: A tribute concert-with-a-few-words from guess which book at Portland’s Mississippi Studios. It’s a super-cheap night of Paul McCartney music, performed by: Corin Tucker (late of Sleater-Kinney); Matt Sheehy, Nick Jaina, Jim Brunberg, Viva Las Vegas, Teisha Helgerson (Amelia); Buoy LaRue; Courtenay Hameister (OPB’s Live Wire); plus also special guests TBA.