“Summertime, Summertime” will be the theme of Bruce Springsteen’s next SiriusXM satellite radio DJ show, July 15 at 10 a.m.
When making the announcement on SiriusXM today, E Street Radio disc jockey Jim Rotolo said Springsteen will be “telling some of his favorite stories, growing up in New Jersey. Some of his favorite summertime songs as well.”
(July 13 Update: According to the SiriusXM “Hear & Now” blog, the show will feature Listeners will hear “songs from The Beach Boys, Lana Del Rey, Sly and The Family Stone, The Rolling Stones, Kendrick Lamar, R.E.M., and more.”)
To read transcripts of what Springsteen has said on the previous seven DJ shows, and see YouTube videos of all the songs he has played, click here for April 8, here for April 24, here for May 6, here for May 20, here for June 3, here for June 17, and here for the July 1 show (which featured discussion with and songs by Southside Johnny and Steven Van Zandt). Also, click here for some of my thoughts on this ambitious series in general.
Springsteen said on the June 17 show that he had had a show prepared that would have been about “celebrating the joys of summer,” but that he postponed it due to the urgency he felt to talk about the coronavirus crisis and politicians’ response to it (or lack thereof). So this is presumably the postponed show, or will at least feature some of the songs Springsteen was planning to play on that day.
Though Springsteen is not officially on a schedule for these shows, and there won’t necessarily be any more after today, he has been doing them once every other week for more than two months.
The shows have lasted between 70 minutes and two hours each, and are being broadcast on SiriusXM’s E Street Radio channel (channel 20), with repeats and on-demand availability following the initial broadcast.
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