Thursday, August 16, 2007

Bruce Juice!

Good news for all Springsteen fans out there...read the press release below...and start saving your cash!

Bruce Springsteen's 'Magic' Set for October 2 Release on Columbia Records


'Magic,' Bruce Springsteen's new studio recording and his first with the E Street Band in five years, is set for release by Columbia Records on October 2, 2007. Produced and mixed by Brendan O'Brien, the album features eleven new Springsteen songs and was recorded at Southern Tracks Recording Studio in Atlanta, GA.

'Magic' Song Titles:

1. Radio Nowhere
2. You'll Be Comin' Down
3. Livin' in the Future
4. Your Own Worst Enemy
5. Gypsy Biker
6. Girls in Their Summer Clothes
7. I'll Work for Your Love
8. Magic
9. Last to Die
10. Long Walk Home
11. Devil's Arcade

'Magic' is the first new studio album by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band since 2002's GRAMMY Award-winning, multi-platinum, number one album 'The Rising' (Columbia Records), which was also produced by O'Brien.

Bruce Springsteen's longtime manager Jon Landau said, "'Magic' is a high energy rock CD. It's light on its feet, incredibly well played by Bruce and the members of the E Street Band, and, as always, has plenty to say. It's also immensely entertaining. 'Magic' is the third collaboration between Bruce and Brendan O'Brien and is a culmination of their very productive creative relationship."

~Steve

Rub Fest '07 Begins!

So what do you do when you've been on the road for more than a month and then find yourself back home?

Do you jump right back into the comforts of home? (Hello Natuzzi and Sogno!)

Do you try to bring the road with you as you reorient yourself to everyday life? (Dingos in church!)

If you're us, you do both! Rub Fest '07 began the other day, combining the best in home cooking (on our old school Weber grill) with the best in Memphis seasoning. First up was the rub from Blues City Cafe. We sprinkled it generously on some chicken breasts and then let the charcoal take over. So how did we do?

Well, for me it was the gift that kept on giving, as I not only got a dinner out of it, but the next two days' lunches as well. But what about the rest of the Ballas?

Z: It was awesome! I give it a 10. (This is from an "allegedly" fussy eater.)

Julie: It was delicious!

Desi: Very tasty. Looking forward to more of the same, especially when we get to the sauces. (This is from a definite sauce lover. Have some pasta with your marinara, Des...)

Z: I like rubs better than sauces. (Gotta disagree with Mom...welcome to Desi's world!)

~Steve