Fan Talk
Number of Messages: 26
hr fan
I thought 'Long Walk Home' meant it will be a long walk home from the foreign wars we get into.
Con man? Absolutely. Trump's declared bankruptcies in Atlantic City hurt (to put it in polite terms) many small businesses and working people in New Jersey. So even with a Republican Governor, Trump could not win New Jersey because he hurt working people.
I an reminded of Steve Earle's 'The Revolution Starts Now' (2004 presidential election), among countless other artist's politically themed rock songs and albums over the years.
Trump has big cuts in line for the EPA ... so how was the air quality in Pittsburgh before the EPA?
Sun April 23rd, 2017 3:48 PM
Papa John
The print edition of today's Asbury Park Press, @issue section on the 'your 2 cents page' has a feature "New track featuring Springsteen, Grushecky takes aim at Trump'.
Thank goodness for these 2 musicians calling a spade a spade in "That's What Makes Us Great".
Carol, available at:
iTunes - https://itun.es/us/0e8qjb
Amazon - http://a.co/0xmUN0S
Sun April 23rd, 2017 10:15 AM Paris right after the war
i'm not a genius- how do i download the song with Spingsteen? and is it a good quality download? when available on iTunes? thanks
Sun April 23rd, 2017 7:07 AM philadelphia
Sheila994
Dana, My download file extension is a .m4a ,plays fine. Hope that helps.
Fri April 21st, 2017 9:21 AM
Julie
Hey CJ and Franco - It's so funny you have nothing better to do than troll a website and make bitter comments. I'll pray for you and hope that you find more to do with your life. I'm here to support the music ...GREAT STUFF!!! Thanks Joe
Fri April 21st, 2017 7:05 AM Columbus, OH
Any tips on how to open the file for the song w/Bruce? I paid for it and downloaded, but it shows as a DOCUMENT not a music file. NOT impressed with my first experience with Joe's site.
Fri April 21st, 2017 6:33 AM RI Rhode Island
Why is the new song "That's what makes us great" such a low resolution at 128 kbps? Why not 256 or 320?

I have never purchased such a low resolution song among the 4,350 I have in my playlist.
Fri April 21st, 2017 12:45 AM USA
Lynn S
Nice article in Philly.com today.
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inthemix/Bruce-Springsteen-teams-with-Joe-Grushecky-for-anti-Trump-protest-song-Thats-What-Makes-Us-Great.html
Thu April 20th, 2017 8:01 PM Philly
Katherine S
Thanks for the new rockin' song with the courage to say something about the current state of affairs, and I hope to hear it on the radio. Looking forward to hearing the rest of the album.
Thu April 20th, 2017 9:11 AM NJ
Queen of an Open Mind
Shocked at how people feel the need to bash a man for simply exercising his freedom of speech rights. If you don't like the song or the music ...see your way outta here! You're not needed. There are SOOO many of us who that song speaks to...we feel the same...and that's great. I would never seek out a website to bash a musician just because my political views differ from his. That's what's really sad here...you take personal shots at a good man -- two really good men -- because you're embarrassed that there are actually people who don't like the president. This isn't Trump vs. Obama... this is the feeling of the current state of the country. Sad to tell you that many people aren't happy..NOT AT ALL. So voice your discontent and then get the hell out...so the rest of us can hear the wonderful music!!!
Thu April 20th, 2017 8:06 AM Everywhere USA
Thank you for the courage to put into lyrics that can sing across the land and into the world how deeply disappointed we are in a man who has for a moral compass, a trans actual score of winning or not winning no matter what "winning" would do to even his most ardent supporters. His policies literally have him turning his back on the folks who voted him in office. He and his progeny enrich themselves with every foreign head of state they meet. Ivanka gets license deals to go through in China after just one dinner. Eric reports to his father quarterly on Trump businesses. They even enrich themselves off of our taxes everyday. They have become the largest swamp-dweller in the swamp. His campaign is guilty of treason, colluding with Russia. How long will the American people accept this. I pray your song Will open some eyes and minds. Thank you for its creation. "Sine caritate nihil sum" Susan H
Thu April 20th, 2017 3:38 AM Phoenix, Arizona
Thank you for the courage to put into lyrics that can sing across the land and into the world how deeply disappointed we are in a man who has for a moral compass, a trans actual score of winning or not winning no matter what "winning" would do to even his most ardent supporters. His policies literally have him turning his back on the folks who voted him in office. He and his progeny enrich themselves with every foreign head of state they meet. Ivanka gets license deals to go through in China after just one dinner. Eric reports to his father quarterly on Trump businesses. They even enrich themselves off of our taxes everyday. They have become the largest swamp-dweller in the swamp. His campaign is guilty of treason, colluding with Russia. How long will the American people accept this. I pray your song Will open some eyes and minds. Thank you for its creation. "Sine caritate nihil sum" Susan H
Thu April 20th, 2017 3:37 AM Phoenix, Arizona
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. (Theodore Roosevelt)
Wed April 19th, 2017 10:23 PM Pittsburgh, PA
Mike
Thank you for sharing your super talents and being a voice for those that cannot or will not. That's what makes you great!!
Wed April 19th, 2017 6:00 PM
Thanks Joe for expressing the feelings so many of us are having right now in this country. LOVE CONQUERS HATE is a great mantra for life! Can't wait to hear it live, you rock!
Wed April 19th, 2017 3:45 PM Sea Isle City, NJ
Just downloaded a copy of "That's What Makes Us Great" which is a reminder of "what makes Joe great". . . .his ceaseless efforts on behalf of those without a voice! Awesome song by one of the prophets of our times! THANKS Joe!
Wed April 19th, 2017 1:42 PM Pittsburgh, PA
Thanks for "That's What Makes Us Great" Joe! It needed to be said. To quote the late, great Joe Strummer, "Let fury have the hour, anger can be power...know that you can use it".
Wed April 19th, 2017 1:08 PM hard coal country
DANIMA Dave
We'll have the single up right after Dave Marsh plays the song today on his 10 AM show on E Street Radio! only 99 cents. It's killer!!
Wed April 19th, 2017 7:50 AM
Joe -
Thank you for speaking truth to power once again! God Bless You! "Love conquers hate!"
Wed April 19th, 2017 3:32 AM Pittsburgh, PA
Joe G
"That's What Makes Us Great"
New Single
Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers with Bruce Springsteen
World Premier on E Street Radio tomorrow morning with Dave Marsh.
Avialable soon on this site!!!!


Tue April 18th, 2017 7:36 PM Somewhere East Of Eden
Well stated brother Hank. RIP Mr. Rooney = class & dignity personified. "Treat everyone the way you'd like to be treated. Give them the benefit of the doubt. But never let anyone mistake kindness for weakness." - Art Rooney taught his elder son the Golden Rule with a North Side twist. Life lesson - Don't be a big shot!

Bring on the new tunes Joey G! It must be spring in Houserocker Nation!! Another uniquely talented, while humble, Pittsburgher.
Fri April 14th, 2017 12:28 PM Back in Da Burgh!
I hope that no one will mind but I did not know where to post this where people would truly understand. Growing up close to Pittsburgh has always created a special feeling for me---call it a civic pride. It's the high fives that I get when I wear a Steelers hat in the airport or when I'm inside a Costco in California and someone shouts, "Go Pens." It is special to be from an area where the steel industry helped America prosper...and then after tough times, rebuild itself and become America's Most Livable City. It's walking through Robinson Mall and seeing a 70 year old woman wearing a Pirates shirt and just smiling because you "get it." I've always felt that way about Joe and the band and it's the same reason---he so personifies what it is to be from this region. That music is truly ours---Pumping Iron is more than an ode to Pittsburgh--it's an anthem. And today the heart is heavy because as someone who bleeds black and gold, the death of one Dan Rooney makes me realize that we lost more than an icon. His life was a great one and his life made us being from the area even better. The Steelers gave this community a hand after being knocked down hard. Dan Rooney is more responsible for this than anyone that lived here. He gave us a reason to cheer and to show that our people were just as tough as our football heroes. Working all over the USA makes me appreciate the area we come from even more. A Primanti Brothers sandwich. A slice of Mancini's bread. A stroll down the sidewalks of the Strip District on a Saturday. A ride on the incline of Mt. Washington. A trip to Kennywood. A five year old kid holding his dad's hand as he walks with a Clemente shirt on. A Joe Grushecky show in a small bar. These are all examples being "burgh." All of these are a little bit better--a little bit sweeter and a little more satisfying because of the life of Daniel M. Rooney. The charity work, the quiet examples of service and the great football organization that you helped to build. You made a difference sir. Thank You for what you did and the example that you had shown. Godspeed.
Fri April 14th, 2017 9:41 AM Houston, Tx.
Joe G
New Music Coming Soon !!!!!!
Mon April 10th, 2017 5:14 PM Somewhere East Of Eden
Chris
So are the Houserockers playing Sellersville again? It has a date listed on Danny's site for this weekend.

http://dannygochnour.com
Mon April 03rd, 2017 2:49 PM Philadelphia
HR fan
tickets for Sat July 8 at the Wonder Bar, Asbury Park NJ now on sale, Ticketmaster.

I want to know how Art is doing, too!
Wed March 29th, 2017 8:22 PM
How is Art doing?
Tue March 28th, 2017 11:39 PM youngstown

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