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November 20, 2009

Midnight Sun's favorite Bruce Springsteen song

bruce and patty in 1988After much deliberation, Midnight Sun as an announcement to make.

We have officially endorsed  Bruce Springsteen's "She's the One."

It is -- at least temporarily -- Midnight Sun's official anthem.

Why?

Here are five reasons ...

5) It uses Bo Diddley's killer beat. 

4) The killer piano riff.

3) Clarence Clemons' wailing sax solo, which could turn milk into butter.

2) This song (heck, most of the album) is one big ball of hopeless hormones turned loose on a sweaty summer night.

1) It name-checks Midnight Sun. That's right. Witness:

With her long hair falling
And her eyes that shine like a midnight sun
Oh-o she's the one, she's the one

Darn right she is.

(Baltimore Sun photo by Gene Sweeney, Jr.)


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 8:24 AM | | Comments (9)
        

Comments

There is an anthem for this blog now? And we didn't put it to a vote?!?

Any song on "The River"

JTk,

On behalf of the Midnight Sun Board of Directors, let me be the first to say we certainly appreciate your prescient suggestion. However, after much deliberation, we have decided to go in another direction. Thank you, sir, for your unwavering enthusiasm.

Signed,

Samuel F. Sessa III
Midnight Sun CEO

OLD MAN GNAR puts on American Land and GOD LORD ALL MIGHTY MIGHTY, his butt starts a-shaking and America just starts oozing out of his pours.


Watch out Baltimore Arena, OLD MAN GNAR has got something extra special for you in store tonight!

Born to Run is my favorite album of all time, but 'She's the One' is probably my least fave song on it. 'Jungleland'. Epic in every way. And Clarence's solo has been playing in my head all week.

Was cranking "She the One" this am on the way to work. Ever since he did "Born to Run" track by track in DC a few weeks back (love the speech he gives before he announces it BTW), its been stuck in my CD player. Epic album.
Going to be at Pratt St Alehouse by 5:30. Midnight Sunners assemble! I'll be the one wearing the Little Stevie bandana!

Badlands

why yes, i AM

:)

I love this bruce springsteen.

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About Erik Maza
Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

Midnight Sun covers Baltimore music, live entertainment, and nightlife news. On the blog, you'll find, among other things, concert announcements, breaking news, bars closings and openings, up-to-date coverage of crime in nightlife, new music, round-the-clock coverage of Virgin Mobile FreeFest, handy guides on bars staying open past 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve and those that carry Natty Boh on draft. Recurring features include seven-day nightlife guides, Concert News, guest reviews of bars and concerts, Wednesday Corkboard, and photo galleries, as well as reader-submitted photos. Thanks for reading.
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