Tuesday, March 06, 2012

"Springsteen in the age of Occupy"

Marc Dolan (Salon):
Newly skeptical of Obama, music's greatest progressive hero remains as relevant as ever.
At a press conference in Paris last month to promote the release of his new album “Wrecking Ball,” which will be in stores March 6, Springsteen gave a mixed to favorable review of President Obama’s first term, commending the president’s hard work on healthcare and his reduction of the war in Afghanistan but expressing frustration that neither effort went further. At the same press conference, Springsteen was more unalloyed in his praise of Occupy Wall Street, for their introduction of the very idea of income disparity to the national dialogue. MORE...

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