On Friday (April 24th) Bruce Springsteen appeared on SiriusXM's E Street Radio for a second episode of Bruce Springsteen: From His Home To Yours. Springsteen talked candidly about the current state of affairs while friends, family, and fans all self-quarantine as the country attempts to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Springsteen played tracks by Sam Cooke, Jimmy Cliff, Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, George Jones, the Bee Gees, and more.
Backstreets.com transcribed some of Springsteen's on air chat and dedications, with “The Boss” saying at one point before spinning 2Pac's “Dear Mama”: “One of the hardest things about recent times is the distance you have to place between you and your loved ones. . . My mom has had Alzheimer's for 10 years, and she lives in the present: this moment, and this moment only, is hers. So touching her and hugging her and kissing her are very, very important for her life experience right now. One of the things we've had to suffer with is that we can't do that right now. For her safety and for her health. So I wanna send this one out to my mom, and to your mom too.”
Springsteen gave the “Big Apple” a one-two-punch salute by playing Billy Joel's “New York State Of Mind” and his own “New York City Serenade,” introducing the tracks by explaining, “New York City has struggled so tremendously with this disease. . . My son lives there, of course we've been worried about him, and everybody else, too.”