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30 March 2008 @ 08:23 pm
She's got it right  
"Even the most intelligent, even the most affluent, among us had vision of a utopia free of parents, P.E. teachers and pop quizzes. Springsteen offered us his version of that place, his promises surrounding us like audio wallpaper - hogging the airwaves of our car radios, piped into our homerooms, pumped into every store in our local indoor shopping mall, encircling us with songs of hot desire and escape... The songs that gave you hope there was a simpler, gentler world out there somewhere, and that the happiness missing from your own backyard could be found in the next town... back when you thought Bruce Springsteen knew a lot about you, as you lay alone in your twin bed with the door slammed shut and the hi-fi turned up to 9."

-Hope Edleman