angelmannion asked:

depression & the blues has griped my life for no obvious reasons. It has always been a part of my life. I have been blessed with a sweet husband and two wonderful grown sons, and good health but like a certain man said, I am living in my own skin and can’t stand the company. I need an uplifting emergency Bruce just get me through this morning…. at least….

You say “for no obvious reasons”, Bruce calls it “non-causal”. This same shit has always been a part of his life too. And for a long time he tried to find “reasons” for it, just to try and understand why you’re going along through life nicely when suddenly for no obvious reasons you’re down in the dumps. Because sometimes there is a triggger, it’s caused by a person or brought on by a situation or whatever. And that makes sense so we just accept it. But when it hits you out of nowhere, we try to rationalize it. We start searching for reasons that are not there, looking for something to blame. Bruce finally learned that you don’t always need a reason. When you suffer from depression, your fucked up brain chemistry can just flick a switch inside your head at random.

And it doesn’t matter how much money you have. Wealth, success, physical health, family, friends.. You can have all these & still get depressed. Bruce ‘has it all’ but still suffers. He’s made great progress with treatment, but he still sometimes sinks into a deep depression. Because it’s a medical illness. No one is immune. So take any guilt you may be feeling (“But I have so much to be grateful for! I have no right to feel this way!”) and throw it all out the window. Because it’s not your fault. You can’t help it. It’s not by choice.

You go through periods of being good, then something stimulates it. The clock, some memory. You never know. The mind wants to link all your feelings to a cause. I’m feeling that because I’m doing this or because that happened. You’re going along fine, and then boom, it hits you. Things that just come from way down in the well. Completely noncausal. But it’s part of your DNA, part of the way your body cycles. You manage it, you learn and evolve, but another recognition you gotta have is that these are the cards you were dealt. These things are never going to be out of your life. You gotta be constantly vigilant and realistic about these things.

— Bruce Springsteen

It’s happened before & it’ll probably happen again. You got through it before & you can beat the motherfucker again. 

ain’t that right #EmergencyBruce?

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50 YEARS OF THE BOSS (1/?)
In the summer of 1964 then 14 year old Bruce Springsteen spent a few weeks painting his aunt’s house and used $18 of the money he made to buy his very first guitar. Armed with the acoustic instrument and a copy of the 100 Greatest American Folk Songs he was set to make music history.
To celebrate 50 years of our Boss here is the first in a series of free downloadable bootlegs (none of them official releases) posted in chronological order spanning the decades. Join me on this fascinating journey into the inimitable work of this singer-songwriter rock legend.
Here we go! One boot for every year of Bruce’s career!
1966-05-18 The Castiles: Bruce’s first ever studio recording1967-09-30 The Castiles: live at The Left Foot, Freehold, NJ
The Castiles (1966) Bruce is bottom left. Boss in the making!

50 YEARS OF THE BOSS (1/?)

In the summer of 1964 then 14 year old Bruce Springsteen spent a few weeks painting his aunt’s house and used $18 of the money he made to buy his very first guitar. Armed with the acoustic instrument and a copy of the 100 Greatest American Folk Songs he was set to make music history.

To celebrate 50 years of our Boss here is the first in a series of free downloadable bootlegs (none of them official releases) posted in chronological order spanning the decades. Join me on this fascinating journey into the inimitable work of this singer-songwriter rock legend.

Here we go! One boot for every year of Bruce’s career!

1966-05-18 The Castiles: Bruce’s first ever studio recording
1967-09-30 The Castiles: live at The Left Foot, Freehold, NJ

The Castiles (1966) Bruce is bottom left. Boss in the making!

justarumbledoll

justarumbledoll:

runlikebruce:

bishyboschy:

naughty-bruce:

Very special compilation bootleg. You don’t have to be a huge fan to enjoy this. The man is a genius. You think you know a song inside and out, then he strips it down to its bare core and it’s like hearing it for the first time. These sparse acoustic solos bring the lyrics to life, delivered in that heavenly (and sexy) voice, until they take center stage and kick you in the gut.

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If you thought Human Touch was an incredibly lesser album, you absolutely need to hear him do “Real World” in this context. Seeing him on the Devils & Dust tour was my first real concert, and hearing that song fucking tore me apart. (I wish they had “My Beautiful Reward” here, but I guess he played that on pump organ.)

Bruce on piano is heavenly good. Just check it out and you’ll see what I mean ;)

naughty-bruce, did you happen to know that I have a severe Bruce playing piano fetish?!?! I almost got to witness it live kinda back in April. They brought out the organ for the last song, which would have gotten me by. But he waved it off and stuck with the guitar. I cried.

So bless you for this. My day sucked and coming home to this was amazing.

unintentional #EmergencyBruce ;)

did you say

piano fetish

sweetc24

sweetc24:

naughty-bruce:

no phones no internet could be hours could be days sending this from cousin’s pc they know why im visiting lol why do i not have a smartphone sob see ya whenever xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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don’t feel bad, i don’t have a smartphone either. Mine is so basic, just call and text. See you back here soon hopefully!

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Bruce will be waiting…

fucking hell is he trying to kill me?

thank you it’s good to be back man if i had a smartphone i could just hook up to their wifi & do my shit in private but i gotta borrow their computer & open a tumblr tab quick when no one’s looking & pray no one noticed cause if my blog is discovered in real life i am FUCKED

look at him bastard knows what he’s doing

angelmannion

angelmannion:

naughty-bruce:

no phones no internet could be hours could be days sending this from cousin’s pc they know why im visiting lol why do i not have a smartphone sob see ya whenever xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Oh no, I always miss you when you are away from tumblr! 

thanks honey it’s fixed “for now” they say omg could go at any time so gonna make the best of it & maybe set up a queue just in case because IT’S FUCKING SEPTEMBER & IT’S GONNA BE RAINING BRUCE JUICE