Set Lusting Bruce Anniversary wrap up

It looks like today is International Podcast Day. A nice way to finish up the month of shows that I’ve done to celebrate 5 years of Set Lusting Bruce: A Bruce Springsteen Podcast. Over the past 30 days, I’ve released over 20 episodes featuring guests such as Maureen Van Zandt, Matt McGee, Kyle Pucciarello, Rob Carmack, Mark Hornok, Ken Rosen, Arlen Schumer, Sotero Lopez, Bob Bland, Gary Grant and Liz Bronson. We’ve talked new Springsteen music, his Seeger Session archive release, his best 5th tracks on each studio album and the Bands of our Lives plus the Songs of our lives. Thank you to all my listeners and guests. As we move to October, we get new Springsteen music and in November a Presidential election. It’s going to be a wild Autumn. Be good to each other, wash your hands, wear a mask and keep the faith, there is magic in the night. https://lnkd.in/e5QAf5V #podcast #springsteen #internationalpodcastday

Songs of your life – Rob Carmack

Eleven Questions about Springsteen songs but you can only use each song only once – this time it’s Rob’s turn on the hot seat.

1.     Song I hate

2.      Song that I think is overrated 

3.      Song that is underappreciated

4.      Song that I love

5.      Song that you can listen to over and over again

6.      Song that made me fall in love with Bruce

7.      Song that changed my life

8.      Song that surprised me

9.      song that is a Guilty Pleasure

10.   Song I wish I had seen live

11.   Great Song to see live

https://setlustingbruce.libsyn.com/songs-of-your-life-rob-carmack

Songs of your life – Jesse Jackson

Eleven Questions about Springsteen songs but you can only use each song only once – this time it’s Jesse’s turn on the hot seat.

1.     Song I hate

2.      Song that I think is overrated 

3.      Song that is underappreciated

4.      Song that I love

5.      Song that you can listen to over and over again

6.      Song that made me fall in love with Bruce

7.      Song that changed my life

8.      Song that surprised me

9.      song that is a Guilty Pleasure

10.   Song I wish I had seen live

11.   Great Song to see live

https://setlustingbruce.libsyn.com/songs-of-your-life-jesse-jackson

Anniversary Month coming to a close

September is almost over. Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared dozens of episodes. Who knew the way to set a new record on the number of down loads is to put our an episode a day? When the month ends, we will probably end up with over 10,000 downloads for the month, which is amazing. Thank you for listening.

October should another fun month. The plan is to have Maureen join me a 2nd time to talk and this time to talk more about the band. I have conversations recorded with Dave Procter, Ruth Badley, Daniel Brodrick, Alex Parry and Ande Parks to name just a few.

If you have specific things you want me to discuss or people you want to have on the podcast, please let me know. For now, I hope your fall is a great one.

How Many Crossover – BOYL – Junior Lopez edition

One of Jesse’s other podcasts is “How Many” where he and some friends discuss pop culture topics.  Here is another episode of a series of episodes where the guys pick the “bands of their life.”

The boy’s favorite Sports Talk Station The Ticket has a segment each week where they have a guest pick the bands of their life.  Eleven Questions and you can only use an artist/band once.   In this episode, Junior shares his list.

  1. Band I hate (I don’t get)
  2. Band that I think is overrated
  3. Band that is under appreciated
  4. Band that I love
  5. Band that you can listen to over and over again
  6. Band that made me fall in love with music
  7. Band that changed my life
  8. Band the surprised me
  9. Guilty Pleasure
  10. Band I should have seen live by now
  11. Great Band to see live

https://setlustingbruce.libsyn.com/how-many-crossover-boyl-junior-lopez-edition

The “night” songs aren’t the right “songs” mostly

On a recent podcast, Arlen Schumer mentioned the Prove it All Night 1978 version with the very long guitar solo introduction.  He spoke of it with reverence and awe, expressing regret that Bruce doesn’t ever play that version of the song anymore.   I resisted sharing with him that I am not a fan of that intro.  In fact, I’m not a fan of that song.  (I didn’t want to get lectured by him that I had poor taste).

Overall I’m not a fan of most of the songs in Bruce’s catalog that have the word “night” in them.  I know that is considered strange to share (not as strange as me sharing I’m not a fan of Jungleland) but still strange.  

I don’t care for Night.  I’ve heard it live 3 times and none of them made an impression on me.   

I know people love Because the Night especially when Nils does the long guitar solo.  It’s cool that he twirls around but overall guitar solos don’t do much for me.

Something in the Night and Spirt in the Night are songs that leave me cold.  Nothing in those songs moves me or inspires me.

The two “night” songs that are the exception are “Drive All Night” and “Open all Night.”

Both of these songs make me feel and bring me joy.   Drive all Night reminds me pain I feel when I missing my lovely bride when she or I are traveling apart.   

Open all Night especially done by the Seeger Session Band helps you to move, to tap your feet and shake you booty!  

So any song in Springsteen’s collection that you find “meh?”   Comment below or send me an email to Setlustingbruce@gmail.com