More than a week has passed since Sandy came ashore and I find myself still thinking of Asbury Park, The Stone Pony, and the Jersey Shore. So, today's Friday Bruce Fix will feature a few videos that draw on the sights and sounds of the scene that we know from the songs of Bruce Springsteen.
Here's a video of Bruce helping out his long-time Asbury Park buddy, Stevie Van Zandt, who at the time was fronting his Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul. Bruce joins Steve on stage at the Stone Pony.
This video features film shot in 1988 of key Asbury Park locations the figure prominently in Bruce's songs and story.
Here's a piece that Matt Lauer of NBC did while driving around Asbury Park with Bruce.
Finally, this video of the three Asbury Amigos, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Van Zandt and Southside Johnny, shot at the Stone Pony, nicely captures the essence of their friendship, their story and the Jersey Shore sound that they helped to create.
Shameless Self-Promotion Alert:
For those of you in Toronto this weekend, Nov 10th & 11th, I'm showing my photography in this Art Show & Sale. A sample of one of my images is below. If you're kicking around this weekend and enjoy art, drop by any time between 1pm and 7pm.