Monday, December 7, 2009
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AT KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
(images taken from Backstreets.com)
Last night, Bruce Springsteen was one of the artists who was honored at the annual Kennedy Center Honors ceremony in Washington, DC. I'm glad that he got it this year - it was nice for him to receive the medal from Barack Obama. I mean, what would George W. have had to say about Bruce? The President's speech was predictably great, and you can read it on the White House blog. Jon Stewart also paid tribute, but the real tributes were in the performances: John Mellencamp performed "Born In The U.S.A.," Ben Harper did "My Father's House" (which he first covered for a tribute to Bruce's Nebraska that came out a few years back on Sub Pop), Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland did "Glory Days," Ben and Jennifer did "I'm On Fire," Melissa Etheridge did "Born To Run," Eddie Vedder and a gospel choir did "My City Of Ruins" and Sting with a bigger gospel choir did "The Rising." I can't wait to see this on CBS when it airs on December 29.