Jeff Fraum and Sarah Marcus

Jeff Fraum and Sarah Marcus are both long time Springsteen fans.  They join me today to share their story including how Jeff missed many early concerts and how their Springsteen fandom helped them to become a couple.

Sarah’s Twitter @sarahmarcus_cgo

Jeff’s Twitter @jeffrey_Fraum

https://setlustingbruce.libsyn.com/jeff-fraum-and-sarah-marcus

Jerry David DeCicca

Jerry David DeCicca is a singer-songwriter, a founder member of the indie band The Black Swans, and a passionate Springsteen fan.   His new solo album, The Unlikely Optimist and His Domestic Adventures, comes out 10/16/20.  He joins Jesse to share his musical journey and to talk about Bruce’s influence on his music.  https://jerrydaviddecicca.bandcamp.com/album/the-unlikely-optimist-and-his-domestic-adventures

Twitter – @blackswansband

https://setlustingbruce.libsyn.com/jerry-david-decicca

Jason “the clapper” Garrett Returns

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – DECEMBER 16: Head coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys reacts after a play in the game against the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 16, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Today Carrot top returns to the Deathstar. I always wanted Jason Garrett to have success here in Dallas not only because he seems like a very good dude but he is also a massive Springsteen fan. Here is hoping that his Giants do not find their offensive mojo today and somehow the worst Defense in the league (looking at you Dallas Cowboys) find a way to stop them and the Cowboys can start to turn this season around. But knowing this team’s track record……

Anyway, anytime the Cowboys play New York or Philly, I get several of my Springsteen brothers, sisters, and siblings from the area cheering for their teams. We do it with love in our hearts and Springsteen music binding us. Love all my Giant and Eagle fans but hope that when they play my Cowboys, your day is a disappointment (but this season, I’m not so sure)

Losing Music Icons

It’s been rough few weeks for losing musicians, in fact it’s been a rough year. Over the past few weeks, we’ve lost Mac Davis, Helen Reddy and Eddie Van Halen. What a diverse group of musicians.

Helen Reddy was on the radio all the time when I was in High School. Here top 40 hits included Delta Dawn, Angie Baby, You and Me against the world and of course the iconic I am Woman. In a little bit of symmetry, her first release was I Believe in Music, written by Mac Davis. I had not thought of her in a long time but when her passing was announced, I went back and listened to many of her songs and felt a sense of happiness for the music and a sense of loss on her passing.

Mac Davis was a prolific song writer writing some of Elvis latter day hits including In the Ghetto, Don’t Cry Daddy, A little less Conversation and my favorite Memories. I loved his Variety show and he was great in one of the best Football movies of all time, North Dallas Forty. I’ve always admired his music and appreciated his songwriting.

Eddie Van Halen is a rock icon. When you think of guitar wizards of the modern rock era, he is on the list if not at the top of the list. It didn’t matter if you were a casual fan or a major follower of the group, Van Halen was a significant part of Rock and Roll history. He also got to marry one of my teenage crushes Valerie Bertinelli. As long as young musicians work on guitar solos, he will be remembered.

2020 is a year we have lost so many musical heroes. We can only try to treasure the heroes we still have and continue to remember those we’ve lost.