This guy has actually written a whole blog post telling us how much he hates our hero and he's not the only one. I see his post is dated a few years ago. Perhaps, by now, he has turned his vitriol to someone else - U2, maybe, as I see they seem to inspire a lot of hatred too.
This post written only last month is a good read, though, by someone who previously didn't like Bruce and has recently changed their mind. I quote ...
I have just finished listening to Darkness on the Edge of Town in its entirety for the first time (via the awesome recent box set The Promise), and it was glorious.
I don't understand why someone would suddenly announce to the world that they hate a person, I don't understand how someone can carry around such negative feelings and I certainly don't understand how someone could hate Bruce! There are even Facebook pages for people who hate him. They don't have many friends admittedly but what possesses people to set up 'I hate' pages anyway.
This exchange on one message board made me smile though.
I Hate Bruce Springsteen
Does that make me un-American? Not only has the blasting of “Born to Run” here at the cafe made it impossible for me to concentrate. Now one of the boys at the table next to me is singing along! Save me!
I LOVE BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN. It doesn't make you un-American to hate Bruce Springsteen, it just makes you a little sad to not have that joy in your life.
For an artist of any kind - musician, painter, author or actor the worst thing must be indifference: for the public not to care about you. I found an article about indifference. Quite highbrow but it sums it up like this :- 'there is no hope for the one who does not care but all the hope in the world for one who is connected albeit in denial and rebellion'. So is there hope for our haters?
I think that as long as Bruce can excite such high emotion, positive or negative, he must be doing something right. At least people are aware enough of him to offer an opinion.
And talking about negative feelings Mark Wright started a thread on Greasy Lake about the 1995 Sony Studio Show. Now I'm not familiar with this, but to put it kindly, Mark says it's not Bruce's best work. Most other peeps agree with him... in some fashion.
Here's a clip see what you think.
I can't, of course, let this week go by without mentioning Stan Goldstein's tweet of 23rd August:-
Hear we're getting a new Bruce Springsteen (non E Street) album this Fall and a tour with E Street Band in 2012. Stay tuned...
I don't know how close Stan is to those in the know but can't think he would say anything publicly if he wasn't fairly certain.