Louis P. Masur chairs the American Studies program at Trinity College (CT) and is the author of Runaway Dream: Born to Run and Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen Tries to Discover How We Can Survive These Hard Times | 7 Mar 2012 // 9:26 PM
Wake up. An alarm is sounding. A siren. A pulsing guitar fixes our attention and Bruce Springsteen propels us on a journey -- musical, lyrical, spiritual, confrontational -- to discover how we can survive these hard times, these dying times.
Bruce Springsteen: Still Going Strong at Age 60 | 20 Sep 2009 // 4:59 PM
The key to his success is that Springsteen believes in what he does, but doesn’t try to live inside the rock ‘n’ roll fantasy that glorifies wealth, fame, and superstardom.
How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll by Elijah Wald | 4 Aug 2009 // 5:00 PM
If the world is divided into those who see forests and those who see trees, Wald is in love with every branch of the ramifying bush that is popular music.
Protest Singer & To Everything There is a Season | 12 Jul 2009 // 4:59 PM
Two recent books survey Seeger’s journey and grapple with the musician’s political and musical ideology.