Bruce Springsteen-Youngstown-12-9-95

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“From the Monongahela valley to the Mesabi iron range
To the coal mines of Appalachia, the story’s always the same
Seven hundred tons of metal a day, now sir you tell me the world’s changed
Once I made you rich enough, rich enough to forget my name…”

from “Youngstown”-B.Springsteen 1995

 

The irony of an official jobs report being released the day before 2011′s Labor Day holiday weekend with a net jobs growth of zero prompted me back then to share this ultra-rare  acoustic performance by Bruce Springsteen of  “Youngstown”  on 12/9/95 in Philadelphia’s Tower Theater. Thankfully this year things in general are improving for the job market, if incrementally. -Redbeard

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