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Springsteen a Kennedy Center honoree

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by finishthehat, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member


    As is Mel Brooks.
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Way to go, Boss!

    You too, Mel and Bobby and others.
  3. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    how fitting. i've always thought deniro was tailor-made to play bruce in a bio-pic -- if we could go back in time....
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    DeNiro, Bruce, Brooks, Brubeck and an opera singer, should be a hell of a show at least. How odd to think DeNiro starred in a movie with Liza? How sad to realize that Marty Feldman, Dom Deluise and most of the rest of the cast from Silent Movie is dead...
  5. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Wonder if DeNiro will tell the story of how his "You talkin' to me?" line in 'Taxi Driver' was inspired by attending a Springsteen concert.
  6. Magic In The Night

    Magic In The Night Active Member

    ESJ, that's cool. I never heard that story.
  7. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Bumping this up -- quite the speech by Jon Stewart in honor of Bruce.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Anyone else watch the show? I thought it was great, though Eddie Vedder did the only Bruce song worth a damn.

    The Mel Brooks and Dave Brubeck tributes were great.
  9. Magic In The Night

    Magic In The Night Active Member

    I thought it was great, too. I didn't mind Mellencamp's and Sting's was much better than I thought as well.
  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Mellencamp tried something different at least.

    Sting did OK, but he always seems like he is going through the motions rather than putting passion into his singing these days. Maybe it's the beard.
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I"ve watched this thing for years - as a kid it was interesting seeing all these old people get honored by younger people. Now watching it, I have a better appreciation for the enduring impact the arts have on society. With such a fractured political spectrum and media spectrum, it's hard to argue with the talent of a Brubeck, Bumbry, Springsteen, Brooks and DeNiro. Might be one of the strongest classes of honorees Kennedy Center has had.
    Figure Streep will get hers, Tom Hanks someday, Harrison Ford, Herbie Hancock,
    I do find it amusing that they haven't invited Paul McCartney back after he asked to be honored the following year because he had a conflict on the date.
  12. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    Did Bruce realize he was in New York, not Ohio?

    Sorry - As a Michigan resident, I couldn't resist.

    I must say that Bruce deserved the Kennedy Center honor.

    I'm surprised there haven't been a string of "Blazing Saddles" quotes here, though.
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