Friday, June 21, 2013

A Tribute to Gandolfini

by Gregg Chadwick

Yesterday in Coventry, Bruce Springsteen dedicated a live full-album performance of Born to Run to the recently-departed actor James Gandolfini. Born to Run is a cinematic album that conjures up the noirish romance of New York and New Jersey seen through the eyes of a youthful protagonist. Unspoken desires and Jersey lowlifes haunt this character as he roams a landscape of broken dreams from the break of day until the dark morning hours. Gandolfini's characters seemed to embody this endless search for something more, something bigger, something more real.  Gandolfini will be deeply missed.

Video: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Play Meeting Across The River for James Gandolfini in Coventry on June 20, 2013

Little Steven and James Gandolfini on April 7, 2002, during a Hard Rock Cafe Presents "Little Steven's Underground Garage" radio show at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York.
photo by Kevin Mazur / Wire Image


Video: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Play Backstreets  for James Gandolfini in Coventry on June 20, 2013

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