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In Memoriam – Dan Federici


 

Dan Federici longtime keyboardist/accordian player for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band passed away yesterday after a long battle with melanoma.

Danny (Phantom Dan) was a key part of the Jersey Shore sound that broke out of Asbury Park with Springsteen in the mid-70’s.  Federici had played in a number of bands with Bruce going back to the late 60’s.  Dan’s was a laid back style, keeping to his corner of the stage, yet weaving his organ sound around and through so many Springsteen classics.  His accordian work on songs like “4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)” epitomized the early Springsteen sound.  Other good examples of his work can be found on songs like “Kitty’s Back” and “Independence Day” and especially the coda for “Racing in the Street”

Springsteen and the band, currently on tour, have canceled this weekend’s shows.  The tour may resume later next week.

Given the volatile nature of rock bands and the rock and roll lifestyle, it’s notable that Federici is the first member of the 35 year old E Street Band to pass from the scene.

Us oldtime Springsteen fans will miss him.

contributed by Tom Ward

Is This America?

It is said but true that some police officers would need to behave the way we seen the NY police officers. Why, that is what I ask myself. What in the world must those monks be thinking of America? They where forced out of Tibet due to China, and thought that Americe could protect them…and, well,…you have seen for yourself how the officers beat them for no good reason. I hope that the officers in the video are taken off the force, but I am afraid that they are the type that the departments are looking for. Please look up Free Tibet and help them out.

Dodd to Introduce “Restoring the Constitution Act of 2007”

by Djehuty

Senator Christopher Dodds from Connecticut will introduce a bill known as the “Restoring the Constitution Act of 2007.” According to his website, “the bill will restore Habeas Corpus protections to detainees, bar information acquired through torture from being introduced as evidence in trials, and limit presidential authority to interpret the meaning and application of the Geneva Conventions.”
“I want to see us get back as a nation that supports the rule of law,” said Dodd in his YouTube video introducing the bill. “That was our tradition, by and large, over the last fifty years … and we’ve watched this administration retreat from those standards, and as a result I think the world is a more dangerous place today because we’re unwilling to stand up for the rule of law.” Dodd announced his candidacy for the Democratic Party’s nomination on January 11th, 2007.
Below is the YouTube video of Senator Dodds speech:
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