Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Bruce Springsteen's Delusion of Grandeur

The Observer - A Letter of Apology From Bruce Springsteen for Letting Trump Win

I have liked many Springsteen songs over the past 30 years. To be honest I got sick of "Born to Run" after all it's airplay a couple of decades ago; but, the guy wrote some good songs and gave good concerts from what I read. He also managed to cheat on his wife with a backup singer. It is estimated he is worth about $200 million. He made that money singing about working class guys; but, now he is more concerned about Muslim refugees than the people who bought his albums. Just try buying his albums in Iraq not off the black market, good luck with that.

Springsteen wrote a letter to the Observer, linked to above, that really demonstrates his overly self-important psychosis. He claims he could have stopped Trump from winning the election by singing outside of Trump speeches and he believes that. He actually believes that people would have voted for Hillary if he had sung to them regardless of the fact that Hillary spent practically no time in the Midwest states that Trump won and regardless of the fact that she did not care one bit about their jobs being outsourced.

Kid Rock is not one of my favorite musicians; but, I like a couple of his songs. What I will say about Kid Rock is that he still lives in Michigan and takes care of his neighbors. Kid Rock keeps his ticket prices down so that working class people can still see his concerts. Kid Rock watched his friends lose their jobs in Detroit and cares about them.

I don't expect much in the way of in depth thinking from people who have dedicated their lives to making money as artists, they tend to be self-absorbed and it helps them to be better artists. I am just disgusted when they start believing their own press and thinking that the world really does revolve around them.

I would be impressed if Springsteen said he was going to work to get Democratic candidates elected WHO WERE GOING TO BRING BACK JOBS AND STOP ALLOWING AMERICAN COMPANIES TO OUTSOURCE. He didn't do that, he didn't address any of the issues that led to Trump being elected in the Midwest because he doesn't care. Shame on him.

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