What’s on my DVR?

Like many of us, I’m spending a lot of time watching TV during the pandemic. The latest show that Linda and I binge watched is Apple TV’s For all Mankind.

The premise is simple, what would have happened if the Soviet Union had landed on the moon first. How would that affect NASA, the Presidency, society? The show runner in Ronald D Moore the creative force for the Battlestar Galactica reboot as well as the Starz series Outlander.

The series is a great period piece since it is set in the late 60’s and early 70’s. Lots of drama both at NASA and in outer space. The cast features Joel Kinnaman (The Killing, Hanna), Sarah Jones (Alcatraz, Vegas), Michael Dorman (Patriot, Wonderland) and Shantel VanSanten (Shooter, The Boys).

Since I was a kid during the original Apollo program, I was obsessed with the Moon Landing and NASA. The show brings back happy memories and a sense of wonder. It’s worth your time. I give it 9 out of 10 glasses of Tang.

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Are you like a soldier’s in the winter’s night with a vow to defend? Are they waiting for you at Bellevue with their oxygen masks. Did you take her radio and hocked it?  Do you plan to meet beneath the giant Exxon sign?  Are you caught in a crossfire that you don’t understand?  Do you hold tight to your anger but don’t fall to your fears? Then you need to join me on @setlustingbruce – email me at setlustingbruce@gmail.com

August Update

Happy August Everyone!

As always let me start by saying how much your continued support means the world to me.  Thank you for your support and for you love.

September is the 5th anniversary of the podcast.  As of today, there have been 565 episodes of Set Lusting Bruce released.   I’m planning to celebrate the Anniversary with several themed episodes as well as reissuing some classic episodes.  

I have the following episodes planned: 

·        Chris Bloom, Bella Pori, Ian Braisby and I are going to pick our top 5 springsteen tracks from all the Track 5 tracks on official releases. 

·        Terry Smith and I are going to do a Springsteen cover version of his great podcast Music Talks.

·        My buddies from the How Many Podcast are going to answer a questionare popularized by the local Sports Station (1310 The Ticket).  Answer the following questions but you can use a band/musician only once.  You can’t pick the same band for Band you Love and Band who you can listen to over and over again.

Bands of Your life

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

11.   Great Band to see live

·        Scott Koenig is going to join me to pick 8 songs you share with someone who doesn’t know Bruce to win them over.

·        Charles Skaggs my cohost on my Doctor Who podcast (Next Stop Everywhere) and I are going to pick the 5 shows we would go to in the past if we had access to the TARDIS.

·        I’ve taken all the promos that people have done for me and I’m going to release that one day.

·        I’ll update and release last year’s Springsteen Birthday Special.

If you have any suggestions or ideas, please let me know.   

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Have you fought hard over nothing, fought till nothing remains/ Are you waiting for the Tucson Train? Do you trust none of what you hear and less of what you see?  Did you make a promise, did you swore to remember? Did you let your blue walls stand in the way of the facts?  Are you another runner in the night? Then you need to join me on @setlustingbruce – email me at setlustingbruce@gmail.com

Random Thoughts # 2

Do you love a lonely town? Were you raised out of steel in the swamps of Jersey? Are you a poor boy who is singing his song, did you wake up this morning shackled and drawn.  Do you have no place to be and miles to go? Do you stand stuffed like some soldier undaunted? Did you trip the merry-go-round?  Is there two grand practically sitting here in your pocket? Then you need to join me on @setlustingbruce – email me at setlustingbruce@gmail.com

Random Thoughts

Did your shirt get stuck on the tilt-a-whirl?  Did you hear that the cops busted Madame Marie   Do you have a little soft spot for the rain? Did you bust out of class to get away from those fools? Did the waitress you were seeing lost her desire for you?  Are you open to pain and crossed by the rain?  Will you work for your love. Do you love girls in their summer clothes Then you need to join me on @setlustingbruce – email me at setlustingbruce@gmail.com

Upcoming Episodes

I’ve got new episodes coming out featuring Comicbook.com Senior Staff Writer Russ Burlingame, Wizard Band leader Steph Anderson,  podcaster Andrew Hickey ( https://www.500songs.com/ ), writer Asif M Sardar, blogger & writer Michelle Watson, singer Alice Ashcroft and Springsteen historian Arlan Schumer.    I’m also excited to release the first of a series of discussions with Terry Smith where we talk about the new release from the Springsteen archives (we are working on a title for the series). 

Please share the episodes with your friends, families, heck your enemies.  Thank you for everything!

Favorite Independence Day Song?

There are a lot to choose from but for sure it won’t be Born in the USA. I am always amused by the people who misunderstand the song. We are big fans of the musical 1776 and we always watch it during the holiday. There are some great songs and the story is always inspiring.

I’ve not had the chance to see Hamilton. I’m excited to see it this weekend. I’m sure that it will live up the hype. Once I have seen it, I’m sure I will have new songs I will adore.

However my all time favorite song that we play every 4th of July is Daddy Ray, American the Beautiful by the late great Ray Charles

Of course American Land and This Land is your Land are always in the discussion.

I hope this Independance Day that you are safe, you have good friends and family around you. That you enjoy BBQ, Fireworks and cold beverages. Let’s also remember that no one wins unless we all win and let’s be kind to our siblings out there.

Five Years of Bruce Talk

September 8th, 2020 will be the fifth anniversary of the first episode of Set Lusting Bruce. Five years is a long time in podcast years. I want to do some fun things during September which is also Bruce’s birthday month. If you have any suggestions on what I should do to celebrate or any ideas of episode ideas, please let me know. Post them here or send me an email to setlustingbruce@gmail.com

The Church of Bruce

I have had an on and off relationship with a formal church. I grew up in a Southern Baptist Household with my Grandfather very active in the church. During my High School years, I attended my local church and was very active in youth groups, choir and other functions. The majority of my social life revolved around that community. I had drifted away from attending services. I started dating Linda and she asked me to start going to Mass with her. I enjoyed it and started the conversion process. In 1983, I officially became catholic. Over the years, we both have have drifted away from attending Mass. We both have concerns about some of the Catholic Church’s beliefs and practacies. My faith journey is one that is ever changing and adapting. All that said, if there was a church here in Dallas that had music like this, I would be attending every Sunday. A service filled with Bruce Music and a homily/sermon based on his music, I’m there.