Of course, again, always, consistently, forever, still--awesome. Yes. Why is he so good? I don't know. I just love him. See, he's the kind of rock star I hope I would be--earnest. But I'm afraid I would hide behind irony and inaccessibility.
It's cool to have your favorite little obscure groups that no one knows about and sometimes we look down on rock bands that have mass appeal but I think groups that appeal to masses are usually better. That's why they appeal to so many people. At least it's true about Bruce Springsteen. My biggest concert regret is that I've never seen him live. If Christian wanted to be reckless and fly me to LA for a Bruce Springsteen concert I wouldn't dread it. I would be happy. That's how much I love Bruce Springsteen. Maybe you didn't know that about me.
I really like Bruce Springsteen's new album. Rolling Stone critics worship it, but they get accused of worshiping The Boss a lot. (I do too.) Less generous critics say it rocks hard but borders on self-parody. I hope people say that about me when I'm 62.