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Hello! As a way of showing solidarity with the Boss and -incidentally- to his fans, Human Rights Campaign has launched a CrowdRise fundraiser to give donors a shot at winning tickets to his sold-out April 25th show in Brooklyn, which is the last stop of his North American tour. Bruce’s show cancellation generated substantial praise form HRC and other human rights organizations.
Incidentally, his show on the 25th takes place on the same day that NC legislature will be back in session.
Every $10 donated is a chance to win roundtrip airfare, accomodations and two tickets for the NYC show on the 25th of April.
Here’s the link: https://www.crowdrise.com/nohate
Please share and donate, and good luck!
I don’t know many persons who’d go to the show specifically to see -or listen to- Danny, the favorites in the Band have always been Max, Stevie, Nils and of course Clarence. In all my life I have met only one person who actually was fond of Danny, claiming that when he saw him there playing hard on his organ accordion, his blow dried hair all combed back, he was a sight to behold.
A friend of mine says that in a way he began to really appreciate Danny when he was gone, since he understood, listening to Charlie who is by all means a really good musician, that those intricate yet clean work of hammond was something Danny let out as a real natural, you don’t learn to play that way in a conservatory. It was a vibe in the Band that you know nobody will ever capture or recreate.
So long Danny, you are not forgotten.
I bid you a good night with a cover Bruce chose to perform when he played in Santiago del Cile in 2013, his first ever performance in the country; it was 40 years and one day after Pinochet’s golpe (that, on a note not be forgotten, was fully supported and consolidated by the USA).Bruce decided to open the encore section with Manifiesto, a son from great artist Victor Jara, a Chilean teacher, poet, songwriter, and political activist. Shortly after the Chilean coup of 11 September 1973, Jara was arrested, tortured under interrogation and ultimately shot dead, his body thrown out into the streets. The contrast between the themes of his songs, on love, peace and social justice and the brutal way in which he was murdered transformed Jara into a symbol of struggle for human rights and justice for all the victims of the Pinochet regime.
I don’t think there are that many american artists who go and play in Chile and take time to pay homage to the atrocities suffered from the people during those horrible years, let alone inform themselves on this subject.
But I was not actually surprised that Bruce did it, that’s who he is, that’s why we spend our lives with him, that’s why I am proud to be his fan.