How Many Podcast Crossover – BOYL Jesse Jackson

One of Jesse’s other podcasts is “How Many” where he and some friends discuss pop culture topics.  Here is another episode of a series of episodes where the guys pick the “bands of their life.”

The boy’s favorite Sports Talk Station The Ticket has a segment each week where they have a guest pick the bands of their life.  Eleven Questions and you can only use an artist/band once.   In this episode,  I share my list.

  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 by now
  11. Great Band to see live

https://setlustingbruce.libsyn.com/how-many-podcast-crossover-boyl-jesse-jackson

Songs of your Life – Terry Smith edition

Eleven Questions about Springsteen songs but you can only use each song only once – this time it’s Terry’s turn on the hot seat.

1.     Song I hate

2.      Song that I think is overrated 

3.      Song that is underappreciated

4.      Song that I love

5.      Song that you can listen to over and over again

6.      Song that made me fall in love with Bruce

7.      Song that changed my life

8.      Song that surprised me

9.      song that is a Guilty Pleasure

10.   Song I wish I had seen live

11.   Great Song to see live

https://setlustingbruce.libsyn.com/music-talks-crossover-covers-edition

Dallas Cowboys

I did not grow up a sports fan. It just wasn’t something that my Mom or Dad cared about. Moving around a great deal as a child (my day was in the Army) I never connected to any sports franchise. When my Dad retired and my parents divorced, we settled down in Louisiana which was Saints and LSU country.

I had a roommate in College that loved the Saints and I would watch a few games with him. I didn’t care one way or another. My wife was a casual fan of the Houston Oilers but neither one of us were passionate.

In 1986, we moved to Dallas and everything changed. I found myself in a city that lives and dies by the performance of the Cowboys on Sundays. I slowly got hooked, listening to sports talk radio and becoming a fan of Tom Landry and the boys.

In 1989, Chris was born and he grew up watching the games with me every Sunday. He was too young to enjoy the Aikman, Smith & Irvin (the triplets) Super-Bowl run. Every Sunday we were together watching the games, we want though a lot of bad football. We watched the brilliance and the wildness of Tony Romo. We rooted for Jason Garrett to succeed as the coach, not only because he was a former Cowboy player but he is also a major Springsteen fan.

Romo and Garrett are gone. We now have Dak, Zeke and other great players. We have a new coach (from the Green Bay Packers?) Mike McCarthy. Jerry Jones is still our owner and he frustrates the heck out of me but I do know he wants to win.

Tonight the season starts off with a game in Los Angeles. No one will be in the stands. Chris is in his own apartment and since it’s a school night, we will be watching together via text and call phone calls. I don’t know what the season has in store for us but I’m ready for the journey.

I tend to be an optimist so I’m going to predict that under this new coach, the boys will find a little magic in the night and go 11-5 and make it to the NFC Championship game. From there, who knows. Of course knowing the team they way I do, I wouldn’t be shocked if they go 5 – 11 and get the 1st pick in next year’s draft.

We are all siblings in Springsteen so if you love the Eagles, the Giants, the Bears, the Steelers, Chargers, Seahawks, etc. I wish you and your team the best of luck (unless you are playing the Cowboys). Love to all and let’s have a safe and successful season.

How Many Crossover – BOYL Bob Bland Edition

One of Jesse’s other podcasts is “How Many” where he and some friends discuss pop culture topics.  Here is another episode of a series of episodes where the guys pick the “bands of their life.” 

The boy’s favorite Sports Talk Station The Ticket has a segment each week where they have a guest pick the bands of their life.  Eleven Questions and you can only use an artist/band once.   In this episode,  Bob shares his list. 

  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 by now
  11. Great Band to see live

Five Year SLB Survey

I sent out a poll to my listeners asking a few questions.  Here are the results.

Who is your favorite guest?   

The top 3 choices were Other, Dan French and Donna with Bruce Funds.  Everyone else listed got multiple votes.  It is clear that all my guests are loved.

My favorite type of episode is

Fan interviews                                     40%

Ranking songs/album discussions   30%

Writer Interviews                               12.5%

Musicians interviews                         10.0%

Other Podcast Crossovers                 7.5%

Not surprising that the fan interviews which is the main focus on the show leads this poll.  Nice to see that me talking to writers & musicians get some love.   It also looks like people like when we rank things.

I like getting a new episode:

Once a week                                      82.5%

Twice a week                                     17.5%

Looks like I’ve been busting it to get two episodes out a week when I should slow down and just do one.  Starting in October, I’m going to see how that works.

I like the podcast because….  (This was an open field where anyone could write anything & here are the comments. 

it is like hanging with old friends.

Chance to share/compare thoughts with other fans from allover the world

Finding out more about Bruce fans their stories and also other music that they like that connects to Bruce

Hearing other people excited about Bruce and how Bruce has inspired the work of so many different kinds of creators.

I learn something about an artist I don’t know a lot about.

I like everything Bruce-related

I like to hear from Bruce’s fans and fellow musicians who understand his work.

I love Bruce and I love hearing from people that love him.

I love my brother

I need HSOs on ‘Dancing in the Dark’ and ‘Santa Clause is Coming To Town’ (Obviously)…

I’m a Springsteen fan

It brings different perspectives on fandom and the topics and guests are varied.

It feels like I’m in a conversation about interesting things with people I enjoy.

It’s interesting to hear different perspectives about the same musician.

It’s about Bruce Springsteen

It’s Bruce! And I like listening to others who are part of our tribe.

It’s Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuce!

It’s fun to listen and disagree and think about bruce with different perspective

It’s great to hear each fans unique story. Ken Rosen has been a favorite guest of mine (that’s why I checked “Other” on question #1.

It’s great to hear real people stories

Jesse is skilled at drawing out interesting conversation with Bruce fans, conducts it in a friendly manner and has a winning interview formula.

Jesse is so personable and friendly…easy to talk to and a true fan!

Jesse is such a nice guy, he makes all feel welcome.

Jesse rocks!

Jessie is so easy to talk to and really gets you excited about all things Bruce! I LOVED doing the show.

Listening to people discuss things they are passionate about is a great way to expand one’s own horizons.

of interesting info.

Sharing Bruce memories, feeling part of the larger Bruce community

The Boss Rules!

the passion, humanity and heart of Bruuuce!

There’s always something interesting. I like the chattiness of it.

There’s an authenticity to the discussion, a realness that shines through on the podcast. Bruce has many rabid fans, and the podcast highlights how much The Boss has an effect on people. very relatable.

You are very sweet and inclusive of all Bruce Fandom, even people who haven’t been lucky enough to see a show. I like hearing how different fans were turned on to Springsteen and what he means to them. One piece of constructive feedback…sometimes in your (delightful) enthusiasm, you inadvertently speak over your guests and then the conversation changes course and the original thread of what the guest was saying is lost.

You can get more info. & insight as to why different people love Bruce & the ESB!

You, Jesse. You’re amazing.

Thanks to everyone that provided feedback.  I appreciate each of you and all my listeners.  If you have thoughts about the podcast, please send me an email at Setlustingbruce@gmail.com