I had no idea that Clarence Clemons, Bruce Springsteen’s right-hand man, was in such poor health. This Bookslut review of his memoir, Big Man, lays out some of the guy’s troubles, as well as his obvious triumphs. I’m not a truly dedicated Springsteen fan so there are probably better examples of Clemons’ playing out there, but I always thought his finest hour was the epic saxophone solo on “Jungleland” off the . . . oh come on, you know which album. And here it is.
Blue Monday (Tuesday edition)