>> Sunday, September 30, 2012
Ah, what the hell? Past five days, it seems, I've managed to post something about fandom and growing old and being in bands and things like that, accompanied by appropriate videos, etc.; so I might as well round it all up with Bruce Springsteen remembering a promise a lot of us made when we were kids with guitars: that we wouldn't compromise, wouldn't surrender, wouldn't grow up.
Of course we all did, or most of us. But The Boss is reminding us not only that we didn't have to, but that it's never too late to embrace some form of that youthful romance. Maybe not quite as viscerally, but we don't have to totally give up on those dreams.
Maybe that would be the best note to go out on. That it's only nostalgia if you have the romantic dreams in your rearview. If they're in the windshield, it's hope.
Heck, give me enough time, I can probably talk myself into buying that one.