It’s So Hard to be a Saint in the City
Tenth Avenue Freezeout – Born to Run
When I am stalled or unmotivated to write, I imagine myself sitting in a dark theater watching the closing credits of my bio-pic, which involves grainy karaoke footage of me shutting “Tenth Avenue Freezeout” down.
Hungry Heart – The River
I was young when I first heard this jam, and would sing it in the shower and felt I understood the pain of taking a ride and never going back. Well, as best as a Huxtable possibly could. Though sometimes I liked singing, “Everybody’s got a hungry horse!”
Glory Days – Born in the USA
Yes, fist pumpers are heavily represented in my list of Bruce faves. But seriously, it’s the video – specifically Lil Stevie – that made me love the song. Man, Miss Patti is putting the hurt on those tams!
Dancing in the Dark – Born in the USA
Look, sometimes a girl – even a black girl – has got to get her Molly Ringwald on! And if there is a better song for this, well I haven’t heard it yet. Even Bruce and Courtney get their Molly Ringwald on!
* It’s Hard to be a Saint in the City – Greetings From Asbury Park
This is a Boss penned song, but Bowie KILLED it. This is how you cover a song.