Saturday, August 16, 2014

Tramps like us, baby, we were born to jump

Jessica Springsteen, daughter of Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa, has been in London this week, competing in the Longines Global Champions show jumping tour.

Other competitors included Sofia Abramovic, daughter of Roman, and Athina Onassis de Miranda, only surviving descendant of Aristotle Onassis.

I'm sure Jessica's very good. Her ambition is to represent the USA at the next Olympics. Best of luck to her.

There's a line in Springsteen's song "The Wish" about "the things that guitar bought us". It always makes you think about cars or jewels. What it should really make you think of is unprecedented social mobility.


  1. If there was an honours system in the US, I'm guessing Clinton or Obama would have offered Springsteen a knighthood long ago. Sir Bruce... Sir Bob Dylan... Sir Jerry Wexler... Reminds me how absurd Jagger's knighthood still seems.

  2. Have you checked the freshly pressed batch of booties from Go Home Productions - includes Born To Pump It Up