I dig music.

My main beat is classic rock / punk / new wave / 60s-90s. I've written books on Bruce Springsteen, baseball, and travel, as well as two novels. caryn dot rose at gmail.

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All 314 Bruce Springsteen Songs, Ranked -- Vulture

In 1974, a random phrase popped into Bruce Springsteen's head as he was writing, one that seemed to match the music he was hearing in his mind. It took Springsteen six months to turn that phrase, “Born to Run,” into a song, and it was a watershed moment for his work: the first time he wrote a song with the studio in mind rather than how it would sound onstage.

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Bruce Springsteen And The Political Tour That Wasn’t - MTV

After years of advocacy, why has he been mostly silent on this year’s presidential race?

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The Book of Bruce: “Born to Run” is the Springsteen Bible fans have been waiting for -- Salon

Springsteen's memoir is thrilling, heartbreaking and aspirational — and sometimes charmingly rendered in ALL-CAPS

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“Chapter & Verse”: A close read of the companion album to his memoir -- Salon

Bruce's collection is closely tied to the music discussed in the book, and there are some curious omissions

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Brooklyn Magazine

Musical Map of the USA: Tennessee: "Hold On, I'm Coming" --- Sam & Dave

Musical Map of the USA: Tennessee—Sam & Dave

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Brooklyn Magazine

Hey! Ho! Let's Go: Living Through The Ramones Exhibit

I am a relic, standing in front of a reliquary.

The leather jackets are the hardest to face, hanging there like empty husks.

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Brooklyn Magazine

Iggy Pop’s Homecoming

I saw Iggy play a show in '86 and the toughest kid's face lit up the first time they got to see Iggy fucking Pop sing "Lust For Life" in the same room.

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National Public Radio

Bruce Springsteen's Tribute To Prince Is A Lesson In Public Mourning

The two musicians both emerged in the 1970s and hit simultaneous critical and commercial peaks a decade later. At a show in Brooklyn on Saturday, The E Street Band covered "Purple Rain."


Behind the music on “Vinyl”: The live show triumph we’ve been waiting all season to see

The season one finale finally nails what it feels like to be present at a legendary concert in the making


Behind the music on “Vinyl”: Patti Smith, more Magic Tramps and Springsteen, who’s “like an approachable Dylan”

On the ninth episode of HBO's series about the '70s music scene, ACR considers swiping the Boss from Columbia

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Inside New York's Two Star-Studded David Bowie Tribute Concerts

Michael Dorf's benefit show was a weekend-long celebration of all things Bowie.


Behind the music on “Vinyl”: Blink and you’ll miss Bruce Springsteen

On episode 8 of HBO's drama about the '70s music scene, we find John Lennon and learn some facts about The Stooges


Behind the music on “Vinyl”: Elvis enters the building, and “the king of rock and roll is singing about lettuce”

In episode 7 of HBO's '70s music scene drama, Richie and Zak head to Vegas to woo the king


Behind the music on “Vinyl”: This is why David Bowie cover bands ...

Episode 6 brings us "Suffragette City," Iggy Pop and Andy Warhol gets knocked out

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A.V. Club

The Afghan Whigs explore darkness and depression in Black Love - AV Club

In March of 1996, the Afghan Whigs released its fifth album, Black Love, the much-anticipated follow up to the breakthrough record, Gentlemen.