Happy brithday, Bruce! A compilations of ten great songs

Yesterday Bruce Springsteen turned 64 years old. For those who knows me, know that Springsteen is my favourite musician ever. He is really up there alone, being awesome and amazing! (You can read about my fascination here. I wrote a blog piece about it years ago.)

To honor him on his birthday, I wanted to make a compilations of his ten best best songs.  Making a compilation meant searching on Youtube for songs / videos which make me listen to a lot of great Springsteen song / see lots of great videos. That was also a reason for making a compilation.

So, what is his ten best songs? That’s almost impossible to say. He has so many great songs and which I like depends on my mood or what situation I’m in. You can’t really say that for instance Born to Run is better than Badlands or vica verca. They are equally good.

Well, I’m not ending up with a list of his ten best songs, but then awesome song that might be his best at some point.

Drive All Night (from the River)

Tougher Than The Rest (from Tunnel of Love)

Thunder Road (from Born to Run)

Badlands (from Darkness on the Edge of Town)

Downbound Train (from Born In the USA)

Born to Run (from Born to Run)

Jungleland (from Born to Run)

the River (from the River)

Atlantic City (Nebraska)

Racing in the Street (Darkness on the Edge of Town)

Two weeks in one posting

I’ve been neglecting this blog lately. It’s been two weeks since last time I blogged. So what has happened the two last weeks? Well, this…

I went to a festival with these girls. It’s in Stavern; south in Norway. There were several Norwegian acts and one international – Simple Minds. The festival was fun. Taning, sunburn, eating icecream, a little drinking, bbq-ing, sleeping in a tiny cabin, belly laughing moments, toes in water, breakfast out in the sun, rain early in the morning, 4 minute prepaid shower & a handfull of great concerts.

When I came home that sunday, I watched the World Cup finales (football). I rooted for the Dutch team, since I got friends there. It was a very exciting match, but unfortunately Spain won 1-0. My orange tanktop and the photo above didn’t help. To my BIG surprise I found out that my friend Chantie who is Dutch and hates football, even watched the match!

My balcony has started its makeover; tiles on the floor. The first time we (dad & me) decided to do it, it started to rain. So we had to change the date. Second time we had planned to do it, it started to rain again! Third time is a charm. Yesterday we started. I had to cary 20 kg bags and boxes with tiles (which were heavier than the bags) five floors up with no elevator. OMG! It almost killed me. haha. Hopefully the balcony will be ready this weekend.

I’ve finished my second Henning Mankell book and started on my third. Oh how I love Mankell. The book I read now, the Fifth Woman, is a book about a serial killer like the last one. I’ve just started it, but feels it will be a good story this too.

Talking about reading; this magazine greeted me when I looked into the kiosk window as I was on my way home the other day. Hello Bruce! Happy to see you! I always look inside the window to see if there is any new cool magasines I can buy. I went inside and bought Mojo + Q. A bit expensive, but what the heck?! It’s enjoyable reading. Talking about Springsteen. I bought this amazing map(poster) here the other day. It’s a map with with +200 lyrical references to Springsteen songs. Awesome! I can’t wait to frame it and hang it on a wall!

Other gems bought online is this necklace from this Charming Girl. It’s very pretty and suit me perfect!

The weather has been both good and bad! One day the weather was so great I invited dear Ellen over for a bbq.We had a fun evening eating hot dogs with cheese inside & hamburgers, eating strawberries,  drink water, play a quizgame and talk.

I start my two weeks vacation tomorrow at 16.00. Ahh. That will be great. Two weeks off hopefully means blogging more often. So see you later!

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