Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What does Bruce Springsteen have to do with sci fi? Well, he's releasing an album dedicated to the woes of Martian miners ... It's on the internet, so it must be true, right?

There's a crater on the edge of town
I mean, the writers of The Onion, America's Finest News Source, would not lie to us, would they? They're
professionals! They have their own website! And a story with quotes, even!

The Onion is reporting that rock'n'roller Bruce Springsteen has released "Red Dust," dedicated to the plight of hard-working miners on Mars.

"I try to write about universal feelings and desires," Springsteen said in an apparently exclusive interview because I couldn't find a single word about this news on any other website. "There's tragedy, grief, redemption. But there's also nostalgia for one's carefree younger days of racing souped-up hyper-thrust cruisers through the Valles Marineris canyon, and for nights spent chasing Martian girls along the rusting boardwalks of a crater-side spaceport."

Members of the E-Street Band, The Onion reported, were slow to warm up to the subject of the new material. The website quoted one band member:

"Frankly, we weren't really sure what he was talking about," said guitarist Steven Van Zandt. "But he seemed really passionate about it, and we'd already been through 16 straight hours of rehearsal, so eventually we just went along with it."
Born to Run in the Valles Marineris?

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