Frequent podcast guest Ian Braisby is doing some virtual tours. Including a musical one at https://www.wegottickets.com/iabtours (Rock and Heavy Metal Music in the West Midlands). This will have a voucher code for Set Lusting Bruce listeners who use the code BRUCE1. Book the tour and get a Set Lusting Bruce sticker plus an exclusive Springsteen-related video clip by the guide”.
Heather McRobie is a writer, Professor of constitutional and human rights law as well as space law (really!) She is a passionate Leonard Cohen fan & one of the topics we touched on is that how Leonard & Bruce most well know songs are massively misunderstood by the general public. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heather_McRobie This is a fun one!
Paul Harvey used to have a segment on his Radio Show called The Rest of the Story, he would always share a great tale with a twist and the segment would end with “and now you know the rest of the story.”
The New York Post is reporting additional details about Bruce’s DWI arrest.
Their report states that Bruce was riding his motorcycle, pulled over to take photos with fans. He was offered a shot of tequila, he drank it. Then was pulled over by Park Police. The Asbury Park Press is reporting that Bruce blew a blood alcohol content of .02 with the legal limit in New Jersey being .08.
I’m sure more details will come out. For now, I’m glad to hear the rest of the story…
Chris Coleman @chriscolemanMN former Mayor of St Paul, President & CEO of the twin cities chapter of Habitat for Humanity @tchabitat and a dedicated Springsteen fan. He joins Jesse to talk about meeting the band after naming a street for them, his work with Habitat for Humanity & his Springsteen journey.
The lack of scandal in Springsteen’s life has been a topic we have touched on at times on the podcast. Having a DWI certainly counts as a scandal in his life. Thank goodness he didn’t hurt himself or someone else. I know to many driving while impaired is unforgivable, and for those who lost someone to a drunk driving incident, I understand that anger. I have had people in my life that made that mistake and they have moved on.
I’m sad about the news. It is hard to read negative things about someone whose work has meant so much to you. My hope is if Bruce has an issue that he addressed it and gets the help he needs.