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RAP'S BLOG: BACKSTAGE ACCESS

The New CDJ & What I Learned From Bruce Springsteen

Welcome to the new CDJ! We can’t thank you enough for all of your support but we’re going to try by giving away 20 fabulous music packages and collectors items for you to win over the course of 20 days.  If I were you, I’d enter every day for the best odds and if a particular item isn’t your thing, you can always give it as a gift—we’ve truly got some great stuff here!  You can see all the goodies by clicking on the contest banner.

As I have been writing this blog, I keep getting requests for more personal stories and insights.  So here you go.

In an interview by Dave Marsh, I was once asked what I had learned from Bruce Springsteen.  I told Dave that one day at the very beginning of Bruce’s career, I was walking by him as he sat on a sidewalk.  Bruce looked very down and troubled—I had never seen this side of him before.  He kind of looked like Rodin’s “The Thinker” statue, sitting bent over with his fist on his cheek.  I asked, “What’s wrong boss?”  He looked up and said, “I just figured out if I’m gonna make more than five hundred dollars a week, I’m gonna have more than five hundred dollar a week problems!”  Ha, ha.  As I grew in the music business I found out he was dead on.

Hope you all enjoy the new look, good luck on winning some great stuff, and Happy New Year to you all!

Rap~

© Paul Rappaport 2015

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