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The Wrestler (2008) – Darren Aronofsky (Friday’s Finest)

I was surprised I hadn’t already featured The Wrestler here at Friday’s Finest. This documentary style – minimalist film gave it a subject with an immense intimacy and as an audience member you felt entirely immersed in The Wrestler’s small

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Happy (1998) – Bruce Springsteen

This song wooshes me back to living in Northcote, Melbourne cerca 2005. I had a girlfriend called Claire who was a clairvoyant. She was a busty, curly-short haired blonde who had these little freckles peppered around her face. I don’t

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Girls in their Summer Clothes (2007) – Bruce Springsteen

Listening to this 2008 Bruce track was like being transported back to vintage Bruce music. It’s a wonderful track and possesses all the hallmarks about what made Bruce Springsteen the household name he came to be. Even the lyrics of

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Every Breath You Take (1983) – Sting (The Police)

We are backtracking in the music project as I realised when I was researching Sting’s Fields of Gold that I hadn’t included one of my favourite live performances which appears below. Like almost everyone in the Western-world I have heard

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Dead Man Walkin’ (1996) – Bruce Springsteen

Today’s featured song is Bruce Springsteen’s title track for the movie Dead Man Walkin’. Executive producers, brothers Tim and David Robbins, personally solicited a number of their favorite musicians for contributions to the project whom included other than Bruce; Johnny

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County Fair (2003) – Bruce Springsteen

I love this little known gem from Bruce. The words, the delivery and instrumentals are from someone who knows their craft. It was released as a bonus track on The Essential Bruce Springsteen record which I snapped up with much

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Countin’ on a Miracle (2002) – Bruce Springsteen

Countin’ on a Miracle is from Bruce’s The Rising record released after the attack on the twin towers in New York. This record was a dedication to the victims and survivors of that terrible day. The Rising was symbolically named

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Brilliant Disguise (1987) – Bruce Springsteen

Thanks to my school friend Daniel Olsen at secondary school I had been following the Boss a year or so shy of the release of Brilliant Disguise. I distinctly remember seeing this remarkable music video appear on the Saturday morning

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Better Days (1992) – Bruce Springsteen

I’m backtracking a couple of songs in the alphabetical order here to resume my music library project in 2020. I am at complete loss how this song was not in my original music library catalogue, but thanks to Badfinger’s post

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Backstreets (1975) – Bruce Springsteen

No other Springsteen song springs to mind which encapsulates more fervently the idealism and escapism of youth than Backstreets. It is one of my favourite songs from my most cherished Bruce Springsteen album – Born to Run. It is the

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