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’s American Vision (Bloomsbury Press, 2009).
Thursday, March 8 2012
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.
Monday, September 21 2009
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.
Wednesday, August 5 2009
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.
Monday, July 13 2009
Two recent books survey Seeger’s journey and grapple with the musician’s political and musical ideology.