He has been on my mind a lot lately with the release of his new album Magic. I can’t wait. My friend Bob sends me articles and links, we have both been Springsteen fans (she is more obsessive than I am) since we were 14.

So I’m reading this interview in TIME with Sean Penn and Eddie Vedder about their new movie (Penn directed and Vedder made the songs) and Vedder says about his difficult relationship with his step-father, “I’ve just been able to not let that person and that part of me be in charge – that guy is in the car, but we just don’t let him drive. That’s something Springsteen told me once, and it really works.”

Hey? Hey? My new, favourite quote. By The Boss.

I am hoping to get to see him in Jan in Aus.