In feverishly reading Peter Ames Carlin’s aptly named Springsteen biography, “Bruce”, upon receiving it as a Christmas gift, one of the numerous bits of information that most caught my fancy involved the revelation that a Bruce ex-girlfriend named Diane Lozito provided the inspiration for “Rosalita”, my favorite Bruce song, among others. (As I have noted before, I have two dozen favorite Bruce songs but "Rosalita" is my FAVORITE Bruce song.) What most struck me about Ms. Lozito was the descriptions applied to her. Clarence Clemons: "Diane was such a ball of fire! She didn't take any shit from him, but she loved him and stayed with him." Bruce: "Oh, yeah. She was a real scrapper." A friend of both and former (brief) roommate of Lozito's: "I could only live with her for two weeks! She (was) crazy!" (No offense to Patti - honestly - but Diane is my new favorite Bruce girl.)
|Bruce & Diane|
Seemingly every time Pat goes for a run, The Manic Depressive Dream Girl, the sister of his wife's friend, Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), roars out of the alley beside her house in her own running attire and chases him down. This makes for several endearing, telling shots of Pat and Tiffany running single file, her trying to keep up with him, symbolizing the way in which Pat's bi-polar and fast-forward mind is always trying to outrun what is best for him. And Tiffany, despite her own wrenching instability, is what's best for him.
|Pat & Tiffany|
Of course, when I read about Bruce Springsteen & Diane Lozito, I instantly thought of Pat & Tiffany. Tiffany is crazy, a real scrapper, a ball of fire. She doesn't take any shit from Pat, but she loves him and she wants to be with him - which she indicates simultaneously with that loogie. It's their own spin on give and take (bullheaded and more bullheaded, crazy and crazier).
It's when we know they belong in the foxhole together.