Short – Busker HoF 63 – Meeting “The Boss”


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Episode Notes:

  • Interview by: Al Millar
  • Interviewee: Peter Panic
  • Original Recording Date: July 13, 2015
  • Date: Aired: October 15, 2015
  • Location: Recorded in Al’s Hotel Room while in Grand Prairie for the Grand Prairie Street Performer’s Festival
  • Notes about the Image: This image is a composite created by Magic Brian from images found on the internet.
  • Music:
    1. Intro: “Vino” Royalty Free Jingle available in Apple Computers’ GarageBand.
    2. Other Music: “Cascade” by Tim Sars as played by The Carnival Band
  • Mixed and edited by: David Aiken for The Busker Hall of Fame

Comments: The memories we have from when we’re growing up are often some of the most powerful memories we carry for our entire lives. These memories become our personal mythology and anything associated with this time can resonates with us on such a visceral level that it can set of a chain reaction of nostalgia.

One of the biggest triggers of this type of tumbling-domino-effect of remembrance can be Music. A certain song or a certain artist will often define a whole period of our lives and that connection can be so strong that it completely alters our behavior

Al Millar sat down with Peter Panic to talk shop and we’ll be releasing the bulk of that conversation in another episode, but during the chat, Peter told the story of meeting his personal hero Bruce Springsteen and we couldn’t resist releasing it as it’s own short story episode.

Bonus Image provided by Al with commentary by Al:


Heineken was doing a promo backstage for all the guests where they take your photo and put it on a postcard and giving away free beer! This was the postcard we got! Unfortunately I don’t have one with Bruce from this concert because Peter had to go and get all Fan-Crazy!

02-back-stageHere’s another shot of me and Bruce back-stage. This one was taken backstage in Boston at TD Garden when Springsteen came through in 2005.


This one was taken in Cork, Ireland in 2013. I took Magic Brian, Shay Horay, Shell Holden and Meg Fortune from the SPWC that time around and we all got to hang backstage with “The Boss!”

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