Category Archives: Wrestling With The Angel

An on-going series of posts featuring songs from my list of what I refer to as “devastatingly great songs.”

Wrestling With The Angel, Chapter 4

It was the fourth stop of the tour. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band were performing in support of their fourth album, Darkness On The Edge Of Town. They’d hit the road on May 23, 1978 in Buffalo, NY. On this night, the … Continue reading

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Wrestling With The Angel, Chapter 3

Montgomery Ward stood at one end of the Newington Mall. Bradlees stood at the other. In the 1970’s and ’80’s, the Newington Mall (“It’s one big store, it’s one big store…”) was the destination shopping center in this southeast corner of New Hampshire. In … Continue reading

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The Source

In case you were wondering… “Art” In placid hours well-pleased we dream Of many a brave unbodied scheme. But form to lend, pulsed life create, What unlike things must meet and mate: A flame to melt — a wind to … Continue reading

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Wrestling With The Angel, Chapter 2

I first heard Linda Thompson sing on the album Shoot Out The Lights, recorded and released with her then-husband, Richard Thompson in 1982. The duo had been making music together since 1974’s I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight … Continue reading

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Wrestling With The Angel

The Harrow & The Harvest by Gillian Welch came out last summer, June 28 to be precise. I’d known the release date and had been looking forward to this new CD for about a month. I’ve been a fan of Gillian Welch (see my … Continue reading

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