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Set Lusting Bruce: The Springsteen Podcast

Jesse explores Bruce Springsteen fandom with various guests in this weekly show all about The Boss.
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May 16, 2017
This week is the Born to Run Album Jackson Cage Match episodes.  In today’s episode Jesse is joined by John Kelly from the Facebook page BruceBook and they debate Backstreets and Jungleland.  They debate two sentimental favorites and come up with their pick of which of the two songs win, they read comments from fans and also talk about the upcoming Brucebook convention happening in September.   Let us know if we got it right or if we messed up totally. 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.  We would love for you to send in any feedback on favorite shows, stories, etc to setlustingbruce@gmail.com or call us at 214-736-3121
 
BruceBook’s Facebook link  https://www.facebook.com/groups/112987355386159/
John’s Twitter – @jjk007
Jesse’s Twitter – @JesseJacksonDFW
May 9, 2017

On this week’s episode of Set Lusting Bruce, Jesse is joined by Josh Reinitz & Kris DeBlasio.  They talk their long time friendship, their Springsteen story and how Kris puts a little Bruce into his classroom!  Please download and share the episode. Out 100th episode is coming up.  Please send thoughts, feedback, cheers or jeers to SetLustingBruce@Gmail.com or leave a voice mail at 214-736-3121

May 4, 2017
Two songs enter, one one song leaves, Bella joins Jesse in a special Seeger themed song cage off.  They discuss This Land is your Land and We shall Overcome.  We come to a consensus, did we get it right?  Let us know by leaving a voice mail at 214-736-3121 or send us an email at SetLustingBruce@gmail.com
Bella’s Twitter – @Bellapori
Jesse’s Twitter – @JesseJacksonDFW
May 3, 2017
In the first of what will hopefully be a series of episodes, Jesse is joined by Donna from Bruce Funds in a all request, dedication show.  Please enjoy these song requests and stories from you fellow listeners.  IF you have a dedication please Leave a voice mail at 214-736-3121 or email at SetLustingBruce@gmail.com
Donna’s Twitter – @BruceFunds
Jesse’s Twitter – @JesseJacksonDFW
May 2, 2017
As a small way to express his thanks for all the love and support given to Jesse when he was in the hospital and to celebrate a new month, we will be putting out a few episodes of Set Lusting Bruce this week.  First off we have Craig from South Africa who joins Jesse for a 2nd visit.  They discuss Craig’s thoughts on The River tour, Bruce’s book and Craig’s hope for the band returning to South Africa.   Our 100th episode is coming up so please send in your thoughts about the show for us to use in our celebration of hitting 100 episodes.  Leave a voice mail at 214-736-3121 or email at SetLustingBruce@gmail.com
Craig’s Twitter @Biggestbossfan
Jesse’s Twitter @JesseJacksonDFW
May 1, 2017
In September there is a party going down in Asbury Park New Jersey and you do need a ticket but we want you to come on board!  John J. Kelly joins Jesse today to talk about the Official 2017 Brucebook Convention happing in Asbury Park – September 22-24th.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/112987355386159/?ref=bookmarks 
 
Apr 25, 2017
This week on Set Lusting Bruce, Jesse is visited by a friend from the past.  Niki aka Sarah Johns went to High School with Jesse and they spend some time talking about AM and Top 40 radio back in the day.  Sarah is a radio host on Rock 101! KKGB-FM 101.3FM .  She talks about her musical journey and her favorite songs and some special memories meeting some of our classic rock heroes.   Also the 100th episode of Set Lusting Bruce is coming up and we would love for you to send in any feedback on favorite shows, stories, etc to setlustingbruce@gmail.com or call us at 214-736-3121
 
http://www.kkgb.com/ 
Jesse’s Twitter @JesseJacksonDFW
Apr 19, 2017
As Jesse is going through his chemo treatments, he’s finding more time to record Set Lusting Bruce episodes.  In this week’s episode he’s joined by Jeff Calaway who also lives in the DFW area.  They talk about growing up in a small town, listening to the local sports station, how Bruce and Merle Haggard’s music have many similarities and in a post credits discussion father and son bonding activities.   By the way, we are slowly reaching the 100 episode.  It’s not too early to send in your comments about the show to SetLustingBruce@gmail.com or leave a voice mail about the 100th show or really any of our episodes at 214-736-3121
 
Jeff’s Twitter @JeffCalaway
Jesse’s Twitter @JesseJacksonDFW
 
To follow Jesse’s journey of healing, here is a link to his CaringBridge site
https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/jessejbloodbrothers
Apr 14, 2017
With all that is going on, I thought we could use a good laugh.  Ross Murray wrote a great column giving Mary’s version of the song Thunder Road.  It made me laugh and I couldn’t resist mashing the song and his column together.  I asked Karen who was my cohost on Storming the Castle to read Mary’s part.  I hope I did the column and the song justice.  I know that Karen is great as Mary.   Hope you enjoy this and it helps to make you smile. 
 
Here is the link to the column -
https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/mary-487-thunder-road-neptune-nj 
 
Karen’s Twitter – @aleveria
Jesse’s Twitter – @JesseJacksonDFW
Apr 13, 2017
One of Bruce’s passions is raising money for food banks across the country.   He’s also a big supporter of WhyHunger the charity 4 founded in 1975 by the late musician Harry Chapin and Radio DJ Bill Ayres on the fundamental belief that access to nutritious food is a human right and hunger is a solvable problem in a world of abundance
https://whyhunger.org/ 

 

A group of fans have decided to collect recipes submitted by Springsteen fans across the world and publish a cookbook that will be sold to raise money for Whyhunger.  For more details go to their Facebook page. 

Jesse is joined by Candy Dawson to talk about the project.   Please send in your favorite recipe and then buy the book once it’s published. 

https://www.facebook.com/hungry.hearts.recipes.to.the.rescue/

recipesannettedam@gmail.com

designscandydawson@gmail.com

Apr 11, 2017

After an unplanned hospital stay, Jesse is back talking Bruce Springsteen & all that implies.  In this week's episode he is joined by Peter Chianca from Blogness on the Edge of Town discussing the blog's recent reader poll about what are the most Springsteen type songs of Bruce's songs.   It is always great to visit with Peter and they discuss their own choices and the reader's choices.   

Mar 21, 2017

As many of you may have read, Jesse has been diagnosed with Colon Cancer.  His diagnosis is positive and he appreciates all the love and support. This episode was recorded the week before he found out that he was ill.   Donna with Bruce Funds sat down with him and they talked about the Springsteen community and the healing power of Bruce’s music and the love that our fandom has for each other.   

Donna’s Twitter @brucefunds

Jesse's Twitter @jessejacksondfw 

Mar 16, 2017

As you may have seen on social media, Jesse is having a little health bump in his life and wanted to send out a quick note to the listeners saying thanks for their love, well wishes and prayers.  No Retreat No Surrender

Mar 15, 2017
In the latest episode of Set Lusting Bruce, Jesse is joined by Michael for a 2nd visit.  This time the stories are less about the Springsteen middle school club but more about Michael’s personal Springsteen journey.   They talk about how to stretch your concert going dollar and how sometimes you find yourself in a new city wondering how the heck will you get back home.   
 
Michael’s email - mtelesca@yahoo.com

Jesse’s Twitter @JesseJacksonDFW

http://jukeboxgraduates.weebly.com/download-jukebox-graduate-radio-shows.html

Mar 9, 2017
In this week’s episode Jesse talks to Astrophysicist grad student Jessica who just might have taken the greatest Bruce Springsteen selfie ever!
Hope you enjoy her story of seeing her first Springsteen show with her Dad and how a simple photo went viral!
Please share the episode on your social media sites and please go to iTunes to rate and review us!  

Jessica’s Twitter @thatastrokitten 

Jesse’s Twitter @JesseJacksonDFW

Feb 21, 2017
In this week’s episode Jesse is joined by Steven “checked shirt guy” Strauss.  He shares his Springsteen story.  His Bruce journey started on an actual journey with his Father being forced to go to a Springsteen show and Steven became “Trapped” and you can imagine the rest of the story.  Enjoy Steven’s story and please share the episode on your various social media platforms.  Also please go to iTunes or your other podcast players and rate/review the podcast.  It is the best way for us to find new listeners.   
 
Steven’s Twitter @aintnohero 
Jesse’s Twitter @JesseJacksonDFW

Steven website

https://writeallnite.wordpress.com/about/

Feb 14, 2017
Love is in the air on a special Valentine’s Day episode of the podcast.  Jesse is joined by frequent guest Jay Armstrong discussing their 5 favorite Bruce love songs.  As usual, Jay outshines Jesse in his selections but we hope you enjoy our choices.  Tell us what would be your choices either on Twitter @SetLustingBruce or on our Facebook Page Set Lusting Bruce https://www.facebook.com/SetLustingBruce/ 
 
Jay’s Twitter @writeonfighton
Jesse’s Twitter @jessejacksonDFW
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.

Michael’s email - mtelesca@yahoo.com

Jesse’s Twitter @JesseJacksonDFW

http://jukeboxgraduates.weebly.com/download-jukebox-graduate-radio-shows.html

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 
 
http://www.couriermail.com.au/entertainment/confidential/bruce-springsteen-awakens-potential-in-severely-disabled-brisbane-boy/news-story/c3b493684d6b132846da3c1e3bfd13dd
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
Website  http://www.danieljohnsonfilms.co.uk
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.

Please go to iTunes to subscribe to the podcast and to give us a review.  

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
 http://www.chroniclejournal.com/opinion/why-aren-t-i-a-springsteen-fan/article_b9b2ed6a-d0f0-11e6-bf04-130584430e88.html
 
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 
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0316324426?tag=reinstaut0562-20
Dear Bruce The Thing we wanted to say 
http://juniperbook.com/junebug/2016/10/10/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
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