You'll see Geezer Rock: Overweight Bruce Springsteen, very overweight Steven Van Zandt and Nils Lofgren looking like a victim of plastic surgery. About half my readers just said, "Bruce and who?"
Bob Dylan does many things wrong. One thing he always does right is appearances. He knows -- or his management does -- how to best utilize him and how to maintain the mystique.
You get the feeling Jon Landou would book Bruce at the opening of a Win-Dixie if even two cameras were supposed to be present.
Bruce has squandered his talent ("Outlaw Pete" will never be lived down) and now he squanders his image. This was the K-Mart of benefit concerts. Truly. And to reteam with Van Zandt and Lofgren for those few minutes? Talk about wasting a moment.
Bruce should have gotten new management a long time ago.
He's like Johnny Cash right before Cash teamed with Rick Rubin.
He needs some serious career management.
The other laughable moments. I'll do one more.
Jon Bon Jovi talking about anything.
Jon Bon Jovi was a lightweight in the 80s when he could actually sell records.
He was all mascara and curly iron.
He was Lita Ford with less strength.
And he seriously seems to think now that he's some great artist. He's nothing. Both Warrant and Whitesnake provided more moments. Jon Bon Jovi sunk from his own pretensions. You'd think he'd have realized by now that the best he could hope for was good time Fabian.
Instead he seems to think he was Sally Field at Live Aid (she did a commercial about how each donation was like a drop in the bucket). Sally Field? We expect sincerity from her (and she delivers). Jon Bon Jovi just looked like an old refugee from hair metal who thought he'd written "Both Sides Now" or at least "Born In the USA."
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"