Set Lusting Bruce

Jesse explores Bruce Springsteen fandom with various guests in this weekly show all about The Boss.
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Feb 7, 2017
This week Jesse is joined by Michael Anthony a passionate Bruce fan who loves music and has an unofficial record that is pretty impressive.  He’s also been the student advisor of several Bruce Springsteen clubs in middle schools.  Hope you enjoy the discussion and look for a follow up episode soon where Michael talks about some of his other Bruce Stories.

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Jesse’s Twitter @JesseJacksonDFW

Feb 2, 2017
In today’s episode, Jesse shares a story that proves the magic and healing power of Rock n’ Roll.  He talks to J’aimee Brooker whose son Adam has a very special relationship with Bruce’s music.  We often talk about the importance music and specificlly Bruce’s music plays in our life but in this case Bruce’s music gave Adam his voice and his joy.  Please listen, please share, please help Adam meet Bruce.
J’aimee’s Twitter @jaimee_brooker
Adam’s Twitter @AdamMeetTheBoss
Jesse’s Twitter @JesseJacksonDFW
Adam’s story
Feb 1, 2017
On this week’s episode, Jesse is joined by British Filmmaker Daniel Johnson who is in the process of producing a wonderful web series that holds up an unflattering at times mirror to we Springsteen fans.  They talk about Daniel’s Springsteen journey, some of his earlier films, their mutual love of The Apartment & the quirks of being a Springsteen fan.   Please download and share with your friends.  If you could take a few minutes to go to iTunes or where ever you download the podcast and subscribe, plus leave the show a review, it would be greatly appreciated.
Daniel’s Twitter @danieljohnsonuk 
Jesse’s Twitter @JesseJacksonDFW
Jan 27, 2017

This week Jesse is joined by Susan Hampton.  Susan attended her first (but hopefully not last) Springsteen show on her 60th birthday in April 2016. She shares her story on how she found Bruce, the kindness of her son and how modern tech helped her to discover a hidden love of music.

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Susan’s Twitter @SHampton

Jesse’s Twitter @JesseJacksonDFW


Jan 19, 2017
In this week’s episode, Jesse goes back up north to visit with another Canadian Bruce Bud, Craig Colby.  Craig talks about his childhood in Canada (after being born in the USA), his storytelling career and his Springsteen journey.  Craig also has a very unique answer to the question “Did Mary get in the car?”
Here is his Mom’s column that helped me to find Craig
Craig’s Twitter @craigcolby1
Jesse’s Twitter @jessejacksonDFW
Jan 10, 2017
In this week’s episode Jesse borrows one of Bruce Springsteen sings the alphabet’s biggest fans Bella Pori to discuss her Springsteen story.  We talk fandom, the significance of Streets of Philadelphia and Bella’s #LSAT logic game based around NYC Serenade.
Bella’s Twitter @BellaPori

Jesse’s Twitter @JesseJacksonDFW

Jan 3, 2017
We start off 2017 with the story of a girl who was born to soon.  Jesse is joined by writer Tom French and he shares a special Springsteen story.  It’s a story of a little girl born too soon and how love, great medical care, Harry Potter and the music of Bruce Springsteen gave this family a very happy ending.  Bring your tissues because this one will bring on tears of joy.
Tom’s wife Kelley’s Twitter @KelleyBFrench
Jesse’s Twitter @JesseJacksonDFW 
JUNIPER: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon
Dear Bruce The Thing we wanted to say
Dec 31, 2016
As 2016 comes to an end, Jesse is joined by Steve Milton from Greasy Lake and they talk about this amazing year of Bruce.  
Steve’s Twitter @GreasyLake 
Jesse’s Twitter @JesseJacksonDFW
Dec 28, 2016
In this episode Jesse is joined by Bruce fan Patti Thompson who participated in the 2016 Florida Ironman.  She shares her Bruce story, her training journey & how sometimes perusing a goal can be a reward in itself.  
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Jesse’s Twitter - @JesseJacksonDFW
Dec 23, 2016
Merry Christmas listeners.  Jesse put the call out for people to share their favorite holiday songs and many of his friends, fellow podcasters and fellow Springsteen fans sent in tweets, emails and a couple of voice mails.   Please enjoy a sampling of a wide range of holiday songs!  
By the way, it’s been a month or so since Set Lusting Bruce has gotten a new review on iTunes.  It would be the best Christmas present (short of Bruce tickets) to have some of you go to iTunes and give the show 5 stars and leave a review.  Thanks in advance!
Dec 22, 2016
Today’s episode features the return of Dale Hosack.  Dale and Jesse discuss the 2nd half of Dale’s year of Springsteen shows and discuss a little bit about he and his lovely’s bride’s plans for 2017.    By the way, it’s been a month or so since Set Lusting Bruce has gotten a new review on iTunes.  It would be the best Christmas present (short of Bruce tickets) to have some of you go to iTunes and give the show 5 stars and leave a review.  Thanks in advance!
Dale’s Twitter @Dhosack821
Jesse’s Twitter @JesseJacksonDFW
Dec 16, 2016
As we continue to make our way through the holiday season, Jesse is joined by Nick “The Philly Elvis” talking about a fund raising event he’s involved in that is helping fight the effects of drug addiction and abuse in the New Jersey area.
Lonely this Christmas
Nick’s Twitter @PhillyElvis
Jesse’s Twitter @JesseJacksonDFW
Dec 15, 2016
When Texas A&M Student Matthew Aucoin is asked about visiting Philadelphia in September 2016, he is able to brag about more than getting a great Cheese Steak.   In this episode, Jesse talks to Matt and hears his story of playing No Surrender with Bruce and the E Street Band!
Matt’s Twitter - @Matthew_Aucoinn
Jesse’s Twitter – @JesseJacksonDFW
Dec 14, 2016
This week features another episode with our favorite English Teacher Jay Armstrong ( to discuss our favorite rare Springsteen songs. Jay goes deep into the vault and Jesse has his share of lesser known songs as well.  We also discuss the results of our poll, “Does Mary get in the Car?”.
Jay’s Twitter – @writeonfighton
Jesse’s Twitter – @JesseJacksonDFW
Dec 8, 2016

Jesse Meets Bruce!

In today’s episode, Jesse meets Bruce.  Jesse recorded his thoughts on the way down to Austin, got some stories from people in line and then recorded his thoughts after meeting Bruce. 

Jesse’s Twitter - @JesseJacksonDFW

Dec 7, 2016
This week Jesse is joined by Aron and he not only shares his Springsteen story but he also has a HBO (Hot Bruce Opinion) about ticket sales.
Aron is full of passion for The Boss and for what he thinks some of us are doing to ourselves when we order tickets.  This is a fun one and remember that his advice is coming from a place of love!

Aron’s Twitter - @aronkozin

Jesse’s Twitter - @JesseJacksonDFW

Dec 1, 2016
Jesse is joined by repeat guest Dylan from Macca’s Reservation Radio  They break down one of the most important and enjoyable albums in Rock History, Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys.  Below our links to a couple of performances they mention in the podcast.
Aimee Mann & Michael Penn – I just wasn’t made for these times
BBC Music – God Only Knows Video

Dylan’s Twitter @maccamcmanus

Jesse’s Twitter @JesseJacksonDFW

Nov 30, 2016
In today’s episode Jesse is joined by Ellen Bren and she shares her Springsteen story.  Her story includes her getting horrible news right before her wedding, her ultimate triumphant journey and her meeting with Bruce at a bookstore appearance.  Please enjoy Ellen’s story and join her in giving thanks!
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Jesse’s Twitter - @JesseJacksonDFW
Nov 30, 2016
JB Clark from Springsteen sings the Alphabet shares his gratitude post.
JB’s Twitter @lettersclark
Nov 23, 2016
Ep 71 Stan 
Happy Thanksgiving week!  In this week’s episode Jesse is joined by repeat guest Stan Goldstein.  Stan shares his Springsteen story and talks about the origins of his tour book and business.  Stan is filled with joy and his Springsteen tour is truly a trip to the holy land for us Bruce fans.
Stan’s Twitter @Stan_Goldstein
Jesse Twitter @JesseJacksonDFW
Nov 17, 2016
SLB Book Signing 8 – Lisa
In another episode where Jesse talks to Springsteen fans who were able to attend a Bruce book store appearance, Lisa shares her story of her 2nd meeting with Bruce and how it went better than her first.  
Lisa’s Twitter - @JerseyGirl0204
Jesse’s Twitter - @JesseJacksonDFW
Nov 16, 2016
Thanks for all the Fish Episode 7 - Mark
Former Set Lusting Bruce guest Mark Donald sends his Gratitude Message.


Nov 15, 2016
Episode 70 Steve 
Today Jesse is joined by music writer Steve Wosaha.  They share Steve’s Springsteen journey.  They talk about first impressions of hearing Greetings and how the early hype for Bruce’s music may have set up unrealistic expectations.  Please download and share the episode.  Please go to iTunes to rate and review the podcast it helps us find new listeners.  
Jesse’s Twitter @jessejacksonDFW 
Steve @swosahla
Nov 14, 2016

WTC Amy Kids who Care – 2

We continue to share stories from our listeners about causes that help to make the world a better place. In today’s episode Amy talks about Kids Who Care, a Fort Worth Texas organization that helps children to develop their artistic and creative side while helping then to learn important leadership skills. You can find out more details at
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Nov 10, 2016

Thanks for all the Fish Episode 6 - Phillip

Fellow podcaster and fellow Nightwing fan Phillip calls in to share his gratitude post.

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