I'm Jessica. This is basically a Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band appreciation blog. Also making frequent appearances: The Hold Steady, The Front Bottoms, Frank Turner, The Gaslight Anthem, The Mountain Goats, Titus Andronicus, Foo Fighters and Modern Baseball.

Certain songs they get so scratched into our souls...


Ending this Easter Sunday in the best possible way: listening to The Hold Steady’s Separation Sunday on full blast

The night my son was born, I got close to a feeling of a real, pure, unconditional love with all the walls down. All of a sudden, what was happening was so immense that it just stomped all the fear away for a little while and I remember feeling overwhelmed. But I also understood why you’re so frightened. When that world of love comes rushing in, a world of fear comes with it. To open yourself up to one thing, you’ve got to embrace the other thing as well…My music over the last five years has dealt with those almost primitive issues; it’s about somebody walking through that world of fear so that he can live in the world of love.

Bruce Springsteen, Q Magazine (August 1992)

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"She crashed into the Easter Mass with her hair done up in broken glass

She was limping left on broken heels

When she said “Father can I tell your congregation how a resurrection really feels?”

Separation Sunday is a day away kids, fitting that it’s on 4/20 I think. After all, you’ve got to get high as he’ll to be born again, but when you’re baptized in the Mississippi you might mistake Charlemagne for our savior. And he’s not, even if he does have Jesus Christ in all his glory (in the glovebox, next to the gun).