My City Of Ruins

Although it’s now the second weekend of Jazzfest, I am still thinking about the first weekend. My friend Steve told The Gotham Gal the other night that Bruce’s set on Sunday night was one of the best concerts he’s ever seen.  And Steve is in the music business, so that’s saying something.

I spent some time on YouTube this morning looking at videos from that set and this one really choked me up.  Bruce wrote My City Of Ruins for my city, New York, Asbury Park, NJ but honestly it’s even more powerful when sung in the context of New Orleans and Katrina.  This video is almost four minutes long but the part about 3 minutes in where you see everyone with their hands waving up in the air is the best part.