A Millionaire Working Joe
Yes, it's true, this blog is going to be All Bruce, All the Time for the next month and a half, I suspect. Today: Quotes about Bruce from Plastic.
"at the end of the day you have the music and you have the man. the man is one of the few artists i can think of who has lived their artistic life with integrity, springsteen has grown older as we all do but unlike others his music reflects that, he has never endorsed any commercial products, he has not tried to branch out into movies and he has not tried to boost his career with duets with spice girls or mariah carey. for him music is his job and he has a very old fashioned idea about rock music in that he thinks it can be useful- that it can do more than just entertain." -- Anonymous Idiot
"[Asbury Park is] coming back, thanks to the efforts of a new city government, area business owners, and Bruce Springsteen. The Boss has poured millions into the revitalization efforts, and he's going to pour in even more. He obviously cares about Asbury, and is in fact seen to make frequent visits to the area. Hell, I saw him today. He stopped into my coffeeshop around 4 in the afternoon. Smiled at me, asked if the owner was in, and quietly took his leave. Nice guy. Cleaner-shaven than I expected. Very simply dressed-- you all know the deal, black shirt, black pants. A millionaire working joe.... he's a flesh and blood human being, not some stiff plastic celebrity. He drinks coffee. He likes to walk around the streets of his adopted hometown and say hello to the locals, even to scruffy college-kid types like myself. There are few 'relevant' celebrities, relevant to my generation or anyone else's generation, with this kind of decency. The Boss still matters."