We’ve Been Traveling on Rocky Ground

Over the past 4 years this country has been traveling over Rocky Ground. The Trump administration has taken America into a dark place. A place where we ignore science, we ignore compassion, kindness and love. As a country we ignore the weak, the down trodden, those of us who are different. This administration has locked children in cages, closed our borders, threatened our citizens and has abandoned decency and fairness.

We’ve been traveling over rocky ground, rocky ground
We’ve been traveling over rocky ground, rocky ground

Tend to your flock or they will stray
We’ll be called for our service come judgment day
Before we cross that river wide
The blood on our hands will come back on us twice

Rise up shepherd, rise up
Your flock has roamed far from the hill
The stars have faded, the sky is still
Sun’s in the heavens and a new day is rising

An election has happened. 70 million people voted for things to continue on the same path. However 74 million people voted for change. In January 2021 there will be a “new day rising.”

Crystal Vasquez

Mike Rhyner and Crystal Vasquez (Photo by Neetish Basnet)

Crystal Vasquez @CrystalDFW just finished her first documentary & her subject is a long-time DFW radio icon Mike “the ole grey wolf” Rhyner.  The film goes into his Dallas roots, his time at the legendary Rock Station The Zoo & his efforts to bring full time Sports Talk Radio to the DFW area.  The film can be found at www.theoldgreywolf.com


Springsteen Archives Vol 3; Letter to You Discussion

Terry Smith and Jesse catch up on the latest archive releases from Bruce’s vault August 1984 and September 1978.  They also give initial thoughts on Bruce’s 20th Album #lettertoyou


Happy November

Last November, I did a series of Gratitude Posts as part of the National Podcast Month, the challenge was to post a new episode for every day of November. Since I just posted 25 episodes in September, I decided to pass on that challenge this year. Not that I’m not grateful, I am, just not ready to do another round of multiple episodes per week.

That said, I start off November with 5 episodes this week. On Monday, we have Alice Ashcroft returning to the show to promote her new single. Alice is an amazing musician and I hope you check out her music. Tuesday, Terry Smith and I do a triple episode, we discuss Letter to you as well as the latest two archival shows from Bruce. Wednesday, Maureen Van Zandt returns to the show and talks about her thoughts on Letter to You, as well as some stories from early in the career of Bruce and Steven. We also talk a little politics so be warned. Thursday is an interview with filmmaker Crystal Vasquez. She has released a documentary about Mike Rhyner a member of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. If you are a fan of Sports Radio or in just seeing the behind the scenes in radio, please check out her film and/or listen to the podcast. Finally on Friday, Gabriel Bergmoser joins me from Australia to talk about his thoughts on Letter to You, the film and the album.

I have other episodes in the can, so look for more fan interviews in the next few weeks and a few more return guests doing Songs of Your Life Episodes. Hope you enjoy them!

Alice Ashcroft Returns

Alice Ashcroft is a talented singer/songwriter.  She returns to the podcast to talk about her new single Dungarees available today on Spotify, Apple Music, and anywhere you can stream or purchase music.  Alice is on Twitter at @themusicofalice  Please check out her single & send her a note saying you heard her on the podcast.