“Be not sick too late, nor well too soon”

Today is Bruce Springsteen’s birthday. He is 65. How did we all get so much older?

I have decided to take a break today as I have a headache to beat all headaches and my back is hurting in sympathy with my head. I have a couple of must do errands then I’ll come home and swoon on the couch.

I’ll be back on Thursday!

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24 Comments on ““Be not sick too late, nor well too soon””

  1. MT C Says:

    See you then. Be well soon.


  2. im6 Says:

    I hope you know if I lived closer, I’d bring you chicken soup or some such. Now don’t reply to this. We’ve messaged enough this morning. Here’s wishing you a speedy recovery. Believe it or not, this stuff really works for me…

  3. Hedley Says:

    In October and November 1975, The Hammersmith Odeon posted on their marquee over the main entrance “Finally London is ready for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band”

    I went to both shows, first one with Seamus and the second on my own. The November show was arguably the better of the two, as he did Pretty Flamingo. I remember the house lights being up and Bruce continuing to play. Both shows started with an acoustic Thunder Road followed by a raucous version of Tenth Avenue Freeze out with Bruce chasing Clarence all over the stage.

    Springsteen was adverse to marketing back then but I did leave with a poster which hangs in my study to this day. Hammersmith was to be released as a DVD and CD much later. I play it every now and again.

    For years I chased the shows and I chased the bootlegs – Piece de Resistance being my absolute favorite. Its hard to describe just how great Bruce was way back when

    I lost the track in the later years, I don’t go to the shows anymore or buy the albums. News of a deluxe version of The River has my attention but not if they rerecorded sections like Darkness on the Edge of Town. I saw Bruce take the stage and smash roses on the Tunnel of Love Tour, I sat at the back of the arena during The Rising, Bruce showed up – I went

    I cannot say enough great things about Springsteen and the musical journey. I turned 60 he turned 65. But I am still the kid of 21 parking my beat up Triumph Herald under the Hammersmith overpass and walking in to the Odeon for be stunned and thrilled by the shows

    Happy Birthday Bruce and thank you.

    • Hedley Says:

      If you squint, I would swear that you can see me

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      Thank you for sharing your memories. I love that you still have the poster hanging. Early Springsteen must have been a wonder. You have been a lucky man when it comes to music and to concerts and to singers, the best of singers.

      • Hedley Says:

        Kat, at the time I was a clerk at the Bank of England and all my income went on beer bands and albums. Good way to live for the 4 years that I was there.

      • katry Says:

        I think that’s the way we all spent our money. It was a great way to live!

  4. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Swooning on the couch did me a world of good. Hope it does the same for you.
    Be well.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I m now home from my must do errand and am going upstairs to change into my swooning wardrobe. I hope for the same result as yours.

  5. sprite Says:

    Feel better soon!

  6. olof1 Says:

    I saw a photo of him in a news paper, he’s ver fit! I’ll never look like that again for me it’s just downhill 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Take care of Your head!

    • katry Says:

      This is a great article. I didn’t know I Can Never Go Home Anymore, but I learned a valuable lesson anyway.

      The first video was hysterical. I think it was the knot on her head.

      • Caryn Says:

        I didn’t know you had to listen to Leader of the Pack every 5 years or your boyfriend would fall out of a hot air balloon. That could explain much.

      • kat Says:

        Given I have no boyfriend, there will be no bodies falling to earth on my account!

        The saga worsens. Now my computer has died so I suspect I will have to head to Apple on Friday. Woe is me!

  7. Bill S. Says:

    When I was at Winchester Hospital for wrist surgery in 1997, Dr. Erickson told me the best cure for a headache is 2aspirin with a cup of coffee. Works for me.

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