The Regular Family is back from vacation and moving on into summer in Wisconsin (naturally, it's raining cats and dogs here today). The Regular Son had four baseball games over the weekend; the Regular Girls tried out for a summer musical at the local high school; the Regular Wife dug out from a mound of vacation laundry; and the Regular Guy himself celebrated Father's Day at the backyard neighbor's fish boil. All in all, it would have been great, but for the sad news that Clarence Clemons, the saxaphonist of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, passed away at 69 from a stroke.
Now, this might not be earth-shattering news in every household. But in our house, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band border on an obsession. We have all the records, we listen to E Street radio in the car, and the Regular Son can play virtually all of the Boss' songs on the guitar. So losing Clarence was not quite like losing a member of the family, but close -- it's like losing a much-beloved teacher or coach.
So, in tribute, here's the Big Man in his greatest moment, playing the sax solo from "Jungleland."