Los Angeles Times
Date: 2012-03-16
Author: Randall Roberts

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Author, Randall Roberts
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Mentioned, Tom Morello
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Mentioned, Patti Scialfa
Mentioned, Roy Orbison
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Austin, Texas -- Amid all the lyrics about desperation, frustration, falling in and out of love and heaven waiting down the tracks, three words during Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Bands set at the South by Southwest annual festival and convention captured what the singer-guitarist was getting at the whole night. We are alive! he bellowed during his song of the same name. If music is about celebrating the wonder of life, capturing its ups and downs, then on Thursday a wide-eyed and sometimes-winded Springsteen embodied that spirit. The 62-year-old did it through physical momentum, keen timing and a near-unparalleled talent for translating the human condition through music. And though our bodies lie alone here in the dark," he continued...(read more)
... Austin, Texas -- Amid all the lyrics about desperation, frustration, falling in and out of love and heaven waiting down the tracks, three words during Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Bands set at the South by Southwest annual festival and conventi ...
... and was augmented by violin, extra percussion, backing singers and, most prominently, a big, beefy brass section -- an addition that added even more power to an already combustible machine. Guests also added to the excitement. Wearing all red amid ...


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