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To: Darnright

I’m really confused by this “revelation”.

I started being a fan in the early 70’s and have read *tons* of interviews and just about every bio there was back then.

*Never* was his father described as “abusive”.

He was a bus driver, not the sullen, angry “factory worker” of songs.

His mom was a wonderful, loving mother who coddled him.

The only ‘strife’ between father and son that was ever mentioned was his father’s pleas for Bruce to get a job.

The boy partied all night and slept on his porch roof, at friends’ houses or under the boardwalk.

He’s never had a “normal job”, not even pumping gas and that annoyed his hard working middle class dad as it would any dad but I never, ever heard of “abuse”.

If Bruce didn’t mind admitting he ‘pretended to be a queer’ for his draft board meeting, I’m sure he would have mentioned a brutal father with equal openness.

Bruce is buying into his own cult of victomology and rewriting the ‘song of his life’, IMO.


24 posted on 01/16/2013 8:46:02 AM PST by Salamander (Put some workboots in the drier. Recite Dr Seuss. Now you're a rapper!)
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To: Salamander
I remember back in the 80s, a whole lot of women were informed by their therapists that their fathers had sexually abused them. The women did not know this -- they had, you see, suppressed the memories. But their therapists assured them that this was true, and so a lot of women confronted their abusive dads. Much damage was done to family relationships.

Was Bruce's father abusive in some way? Well, I bet Bruce's therapist says so. This may be something that Bruce "learned about" quite recently.

27 posted on 01/16/2013 8:57:40 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Salamander

Hmm. Partying all night usually involves booze and/or drugs.

Sounds like Bruce is starting to feel depressed about a shrinking bank account, maybe?


31 posted on 01/16/2013 9:21:19 AM PST by Olog-hai
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