it is going to be interesting listening to the release. The studio album was released just a few months ago and I have to wonder how different will be the live versions. I know that if he had performed a few other songs with this band, I would have a lot more interest. For now, I’m not sure that just one cover on top of the songs from the album being performed live will be enough for me to go buy this album. I’m looking forward to the film and after hearing the music while watching the film, I might be more inclined to pick up the CD.
How about you? What are your thoughts on us getting a Western Stars Soundtrack? Please comment below, send me an email at Setlustingbruce@gmail.com or leave me a message at 469-249-2442.
If you found the website and the podcast because of our special Springsteen 70th Birthday Episode, welcome. I hope you enjoyed hearing so many fans share their messages to Bruce. Please check out a couple of other episodes and let me know what you think. I want to also give an invitation to any Bruce Springsteen fan to join me on the podcast to share your Springsteen story. I believe every Springsteen fan has a story and it is my job to capture as many as possible for the podcast. Reach out to me here or send an email to Setlustingbruce@gmail.com
In honor of Bruce’s 70th birthday, I’ve seen several people posting their list of their favorite 70 Springsteen songs. Anytime you pick songs, it is going to be controversial. People will say “I can’t believe you included BLANK and left out BLANK.” The reality is that everyone has a different ear when listening to any artist and Bruce is no different. Here is my list, what would make you top 70? Email me at SetlustingBruce@gmail.com and let me know.
We are less than a week away from Bruce’s 70th birthday. I’m in the process of putting together all the different voice mails from fans. Fans who sent in emails will get to join the fun thanks to Phil, Martha and Molly, for reading the emails and sending me the recordings. I have been asking on social media for people to send in their last minute voice mails. I think by the time I publish this on Monday, we will have at least 70 different fans wishing Bruce the happiest of birthdays. It is not to late to be part of the celebration, call 469-249-2442 and leave your name, where you are from and a message for Bruce.
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
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.
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
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.
Even though the podcast may not sound like it always, there is a lot of work put into scheduling, recording, editing and publishing an episode. The first step is working with my guest on a convenient time for both of us to record. I try to only record one night a week to make sure that Linda (Mrs. Set Lusting Bruce) doesn’t worry about me getting overwhelmed. Currently I try to record on Monday nights but that can change depending on a guest’s schedule. If the guest is overseas, we almost always record on a weekend either my morning/their afternoon or vice versa.
When we have a recording time scheduled. We have a conversation normally over Skype. I have a Skype number that allows anyone in the USA to call me from any phone and I can make outbound calls to any phone. Overseas, we use our Skype accounts.
A normal conversation is about an hour. Sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less. I try to use all the recording even if we go off topic, I think the conversation is normally interesting and so far no one has complained.
Once the recording is finished. It stays on my computer hard drive till the week or so before it is going to be published. I used to only have one or at the most two episode in the can waiting to be published. I’ve been lucky enough lately to have 4 or 5 episodes recorded waiting to be released. That is why it can be up to a month delay from when we record till it is published. I always worry that I will run out of people who want to talk to me and I’ll have a week where I have no new episode to release.
I do very little editing (as you can probably tell with all the “uhs” and “so” as well as “you knows.” To go through an hour podcast and clean up all the vocal tics could take 2 or more hours. I made the decision early in the life of the podcast that I would be “live to tape” as much as possible and rely on the kindness of my listeners. My guest and I usually talk before I count down to the start and often after we say good-bye, we continue talking. One of the levels of the Patreon page gets you an unedited episode at least once a month where you can hear the pre and post show conversation.
I then add the intro and outro music. I think pick one of my promo blurbs that different people have recorded for me to finish up the editing.
I save it as an mp3 and then upload it to the web service we use to distribute the podcast.
The current turnaround from recording to release is about 4 to 6 weeks.
Hope you enjoyed reading a little bit of the behind the scenes process of building the podcast.
I’ve joined the 90’s and the podcast will now have a website. Don’t know for sure what it will become but the longest journey starts with one step. I’ve had a very kind Bruce Bud offer to help me design the page and I’m playing with the options. Please go over to the “Contact me” page and tell me what you would like to see on the website.