Soundtrack Of Your Life #3: Garden State

Episode #3 will probably not change your life, but put on your headphones and placate Natalie Portman, Zach Braff and I for a while.

Each episode, Corey will welcome a guest onto the show. The guest will have chosen a compilation or soundtrack that speaks to a memorable era of their life. The soundtrack with play underneath the show and will be the springboard to discussion about the music itself, and what was going on with their life at the time of its release.

For episode 3 Corey welcomes James Brühl of Film Rotation and CineReeLists. James has selected the soundtrack to the increasingly divisive Garden State. Join us for a discussion about getting through the fog of ones twenties, manic pixie dream girls, past jobs, beards, and the emergence of indie rock in the past decade.

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Sean Kelly
Guest

I was a big fan of both the film and soundtrack when it came out. I haven’t seen the film in a while, though songs from the soundtrack occasionally pop up when I have my music on shuffle.

Sean Kelly
Guest

“New Slang” is definitely the song from the soundtrack that still stands out for me. I’ve sung it at karaoke a few times.

Austin
Guest

Can’t say I’ve don’t the karaoke version, but “New Slang” pretty much is the soundtrack (IMHO). I didn’t realize there were other songs. New Slang was on repeat since the album came out.

Jonathan
Admin

I dated a girl who was in love with this movie and soundtrack. So, I’ll forever associate The Shins, Iron & Wine, and Colin Hay with her, for better or worse.

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[…] More podcasting goodness! It’s time to press play on another soundtrack. For “Track Three”, Corey is joined by James Brühl to discuss the GARDEN STATE soundtrack. […]

Rick Vance
Guest

This is a great episode you guys are fantastic together.

Goon
Guest

Thanks dude.

Andrew James
Admin

I quite enjoyed this episode as well. I like James’ podcasting work and I really like Garden State. A lot.

One thing that is interesting to me about listening habits is the way people change their mind about certain bands/songs/albums. In general, once I like a song or an album, I’ll always like it. I may grow sick of it, but I’ll still like it. I notice some people wake up one day and say, “I don’t like that song anymore.” I get this, but it never happens to me (with maybe one or two exceptions – I used to love Jackopierce; what was I thinking?).

So in regards to Garden State, I still like Coldplay. It’s trendy to beat up on them, but I don’t care – I’ve liked them since the first time I hear “Trouble” and I’ve liked almost all of their output up to date. Same thing with The Shins and Postal Service. I go back and listen to those albums all the time and enjoy them just as much as I did at the outset.

I had more to say but can’t remember now. I’ll be back.

Oh yeah – John Campea. I actually just Googled him the other day and he’s still doing those AMC review shows on YouTube. I see his face and hear his opinions and start to get mad. It’s pretty funny. This actually makes me not like Vin Diesel as much: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1By8UZwP4w

Goon
Guest

There are some CDs I owned and loved from the late 90s, like Kid Rock and 311, that I don’t know, but in each of those cases I can still retain one song or another, even if it now takes on a slightly ironic level. But mostly if you can’t do that, maybe you were never really a fan to begin with, were trying to force down a bad blind buy. For me that would be for example, Lit. Or the Sugar Ray albums past the one that had “Mean Machine” on it. (Sellout is an overused term, but Mark McGrath is maybe the best example of one I can think of in my lifetime).

That Vin Diesel link: I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit

Jonathan
Admin

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