' Cinema Romantico: All Hail "Phantom" Federici

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

All Hail "Phantom" Federici

So I've just learned the long, long, long, longtime organist for the indomitable, one & only E Street Band, Mr. Danny Federici, is taking a leave of absence from said band for treatment for melanoma. Without a doubt this saddens not only Cinema Romantico but all those proud members of the E Street Nation. We wish you well, Danny, and sincerely hope and pray you get better very, very soon.

It is reported that for the time being his duties in the band will be handled by Charles Giordano, who performed with Springsteen's Seeger Sessions Band. Mr. Giordano is a fine musician and no doubt an exemplary human being.

But let's be honest here, there's only one man who truly plays the glockenspiel on "Thunderoad".

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