002 02:19 PM

My reaction when I read the article: maybe Steve needs to get back on the Horse. You're right Matt, both that he shouldn't be crucified like he's going to be, and that the song may well be crap (likely, I'd bet).

Posted by: Sean Anderson at July 22, 2002 02:54 PM

Yo Matt, Glad to read your words once again! I am certainly inclined to favor your interpretation as a very big Earle fan, though I haven't read the story nor heard the song yet. It's sure true that most of the best rockers have been reprobates and miscreants - seems to go with the territory.

Posted by: Eric Olsen at July 22, 2002 03:28 PM

Hey, Matt. I'm glad someone brought up Springsteen's "Nebraska". Can't say I've ever heard of someone accusing the Boss of glorifying senseless killing sprees. Thanks for pointing it out.

(BTW, the link you have for "Nebraska" is broken.)

Cheers!

Posted by: Charles Kuffner at July 23, 2002 12:29 PM

Remember when Ronald Reagan praised Bruce Springsteen for the optimistic outlook expressed in his patriotic lyrics?

Man, that was funny.

You don't remember? You don't? Dumb kids! Don't know the real meaning of irony!

Posted by: Matt McIrvin at July 23, 2002 08:22 PM

Kudos to you, Matt. It's nice to see someone who is not blinded by the spontaneous "patriotism" that September 11th has brought on. Yeah, Steve Earle's songwriting makes people angry, but that's because he has the dedication to a cause and a belief that humanity will think before it acts. Too bad such is not the case. Keep up the work of educating America--I wish more people would listen to people like you instead of the biased media.

Posted by: Tim Carpenter at July 26, 2002 03:26 PM
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