September 8th was the 4th anniversary of the very first Set Lusting Bruce episode. To celebrate the podcast becoming a toddler, I thought I would share the origin story for those of you who may not of heard it.
At the time, Southgate Media Group had a show called 80’s Remix Overdrive. The Dave White, invited me to join him to pick my top 3 albums of the 80’s. As I was making my choices, I realized that I could have picked all Springsteen albums if I wanted to do so. I didn’t because I gave myself the rule that you could only pick one album from one artist. Here is that podcast.
Then a little bit later, I got Tony Ginger and Colleen McNamara to join me to discuss all of Bruce’s albums released in the 80’s. Here is that podcast.
I also made one other Springsteen appearance on Dave’s channel.
The two podcasts where I talked Bruce’s music was a lot of fun. Tony Ginger and Colleen McNamara were full of stories and insights that I thought I might have something. Then I saw Springsteen and I which showed me that Springsteen fans all had stories. The last influence was Lynette Corolla. She had started a podcast called 10th Avenue Podcast where she talked to other celebrity Springsteen fans. She has stopped doing the podcast. In the spirit of light a candle instead of curse the darkness, I asked Rob Southgate, my podcast leader if it was OK for me to so a Springsteen themed podcast and the rest they say is a trip down Thunder Road.
Four years later, the show has had over 400 episodes. We have talked from fans around the world. We have talked to Bloggers, writers, book authors, musicians and fellow podcasters. We have featured people who have seen Bruce 100’s of times and others who have never seen him perform live. My hope is that each podcast offers a little bit of hope, some laughter, some insight and a lot of love.
Remember to have a little faith, there is magic in the night, we are pulling out of here to win.