We waited for a half-hour for him to come on. Not bad for the Boss. In nearly an hour-long rant from the stage of the Austin Convention Center at SXSW, Bruce Springsteen spoke about his life as a musician and the artists who influenced his career.
As Ann Powers wrote, “Springsteen identified himself as a Motown-loving, Sex Pistols–fearing fan of country’s Silver Fox — Charlie Rich. He vehemently argues for the belief in popular music as dynamic and flexible, kept alive through constant redefinition by new players and fans.”