Bruce Springsteen’s SXSW Keynote Address

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“Why are we here so f**king early,” said Springsteen, when he appeared on stage. “How important can this speech be if it’s at noon, when most musicians are still asleep?”

- Shut up, kids, the Boss wants to say something! And even if you don’t care about Bruce Springsteen, the man knows a thing or two about the music industry and he’s one hell of a funny storyteller. Do yourself a favour and listen to his keynote speech from Austin’s SXSW 2012. A lot of universally inspiring words about what inspires people to become artists. Here’s a little history lesson with musicologist Professor Springsteen.

“The near-hour keynote proved to, not only those in attendance, but those listening/watching around the world, that “The Boss” needs to release an autobiography. Seriously! Who couldn’t listen to Bruce speak for hours upon hours? The guy is a wordsmith. He is a poetic genius. This keynote proves that.” (uploader mediabyjj)

Bonus: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – “This Land Is Your Land” (Woody Guthrie cover)

Live at ACL’s The Moody Theater during SXSW 2012, featuring Joe Ely, Arcade Fire, Alejandro Escovedo, Tom Morello, The Low Anthem, and Garland Jeffreys