Apropos of nothing political…
…my wife and I, with friends, saw “Blinded By The Light” last night.
“Blinded By The Light” is about a boy of Pakistani ancestry, living in the working-class Luton, UK, who is overtaken by the lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s songs, which change his life. It is “inspired by a true story” (i.e. it is a fictionalized version of a real person’s experiences).
The movie, which has an excellent cast, led by Viveik Kalra (whom I never heard of until yesterday), is terrific. It is both highly entertaining, and worthwhile for the way it addresses a number of current social issues.
Please note that, despite the fact that we live maybe 15-20 minutes from Bruce Springsteen’s home and my wife had a long association with someone very close to him, I have never been a fan of Springsteen’s music and could not name more than a few songs he wrote/sang.
I mention this to establish that my feelings about the movie are not colored by fandom for Springsteen. I’m just providing an honest review of a very entertaining movie you might be interested in seeing.
OK, back to politics — where too many of its practitioners think they were “Born To Run”, when, in reality, we would do better to be running from them.