The Boss on fire

Posted: March 16, 2012 in music
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If you love music, you should invest 50 minutes or so and watch Bruce Springsteen’s keynote at SXSW in Austin, Texas yesterday.

Even if you’re not a big Bruce fan, this is a poignant and funny crash course in the evolution of pop music, the creative process, and the many influences that have informed Springsteen and many other artists through the decades, from Elvis, the Animals, James Brown, Dylan, Woody Guthrie and the Sex Pistols.

Springsteen urges young musicians to “stay alive and stay hungry”, stating: “The purity of human expression and experience is not confined to guitars, to tubes, to turntables, to microchips.  There is no right way, no pure way, of doing. There is just doing.”

If you just want the audio, listen here. Great stuff.

[Warning: Some explicit language.]

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