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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tracy Chapman Transcends Time

A song that, unfortunately, could still be made today is Tracy Chapman's "Across the Lines."

I played it this morning for the first time in awhile and it struck me how, even though this song is 20 years old, it has relevance and resonance, now.

It also brought up the memory of attending the Amnesty International's "Conspiracy of Hope" tour at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.

Man, I miss that place! I saw my best U2 show there, and seeing Tracy, Sting, Peter Gabriel and Bruce Springsteen that day and coming away very inspired to do something, is something I'll never forget. I still have a t-shirt from that show (doesn't fit)!

She's got a new one coming out November 10th called, Our Bright Future. Let's hope so.

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