There was a post on BTX the other day about From My Home to Yours that made me realise the last episode I listened to was the one with Stevie and Southside (in the summer of 2020.. holy moly!). I loved that episode and thinking back about it the way Bruce complemented their presence with music of the Shore was stunning. I even found myself playing similar songs from the Archive Series on a walk yesterday - "Jole Blon" and "This Little Girl" with Bondsy in NJ 1981; "Tenth" from NJ 1984; "It's Been a Long Time" from NJ 1993 etc.
That led me to playing a few Southside albums last night as I worked on a 2016 show review. I'd never listened to This Time It's For Real, Hearts of Stone or I Don't Want to Go Home in full, and unsurprisingly they're just what I needed to hear. Yeah a lot of what I'm loving is the music I know that Bruce and Stevie have written, but for the first time Southside and his impressive voice has hit me in the right way. "Hearts of Stone" in particular has gone right up in my estimation (I never thought of it negatively, I just didn't love it).
Not much else to say about this, but wanted to share.