The Boss is turning retirement age today .. born in 1949 in Long Branch, New Jersey ... Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen.  There are a million things that could be said about Bruce, but I'm just gonna say one.  He is responsible for the greatest song ever recorded.

I have had many arguments/debates with many people, most who vote that trophy to "Stairway to Heaven" (and many of these debates have taken place with my good friend Dan "The Wildman" Burich)  and while I acknowledge the greatness of "Stairway", it falls short of Springsteen's epic.  The song "Born to Run" can not only lift your energy and your spirits within the first 20 seconds of the song, but it has so much emotion throughout it.  No matter who you are, or what your memories of growing up may be, this song can take you back to a point in time of your life that was like ... victorious... and make you feel "high" again!   Stairway doesn't do that.

So happy birthday to 'ya Bruce ... wherever you may be today, or with whom ... thanks for the "memories" all these years, every time I heard "Born to Run" on the radio or the jukebox.