LA City Council President Eric Garcetti knows Bruce Springsteen's "Badlands" is ZD's Public Comment Theme Song. (He won't let me sing it from the podium, which says it all in itself.) Plus other songs on the "Darkness on the Edge of Town" album (from 1978) that ZD never really understood until his experience as a public speaker at City Hall.
Here's an insightful interview Bruce did recently for his new album "Magic" that entered Billboard's chart at #1. (The interviewer ends up not looking too good, and was maybe out of his league...but the message comes through. Check it out: