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Re: Ed Smith's Observations

PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:58 am
by AndyM
Pete, I was 57 last birthday, so we're a bit closer in age than you think, although your point about significant age differences still pertain.

The point about masculinity and gender, however, is rooted in another identity difference. Bowie's impact on me relates directly & crucially to my homosexuality. Springsteen (from my no doubt skewed viewpoint) has a particularly intense meaning for heterosexuals like yourself.

Immediately, I should complicate that picture -- there are hetero Bowie obsessives (a fascinating & richly bizarre category! if only Howard was still on the Forum to explain!) & I know gay Bruce fanatics. But it's still a key part of the picture / debate.

As for the age thing, I plead guilty (up to a pint) inasmuch as the music from my late teens & early twenties still resonates the most, although not to the exclusion of everything before or since. I like to think I reasonably 'kept up' with new music until about ten years ago. It all got too overwhelming after that!!

Re: Ed Smith's Observations

PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:36 pm
by Rob Hall
This statement would seem to have a place in this thread: http://brucespringsteen.net/news/2016/a ... h-carolina

Re: Ed Smith's Observations

PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:53 pm
by Pete Fowler
Andy, I think that's a lovely reply.....sorry that I haven't logged on here for a few days....I cannot possibly relate to your sensitivities, but I can understand them....and I apologise if I've upset any drifting applecarts...but, there you are...