Friday, September 12, 2008
Jeff's Jukebox: C-6
C-6: My City of Ruins, Bruce Springsteen
A couple of weeks after 9-11, a telethon was held to raise funds for the families of the victims. Normally I find such events to be ripe for ridicule, but this turned out to be quite extraordinary. This time, I was able to believe that the artists had truly set aside their egos for a greater cause. The performances (even from the artists I don't normally like) were uniformly great, and even the in-between snippets of famous actors talking were sincere and heartfelt.
This was the song that led off the evening. It is a great song, but Bruce has never been able to surpass this performance of it.