Soundtrack Of Your Life #5: Pitch Perfect

The Cancer Episode and The Schmoopie Episode, rolled into one.

Each episode, Corey Pierce welcomes a guest onto the show who has chosen a compilation or soundtrack that speaks to a memorable era of their life. The soundtrack will play underneath and serves as a springboard to discussion about the music itself, how it works within the film, and what was going on with their life at the time of its release.

For episode 5 Corey is back in the slightly tinny (sorry) living room with his CriticalMassCast co-host, and more importantly, new fiancĂ©e. Nicole Bontoft has chosen the most recent film to be a part of this series to date, 2012’s popular Pitch Perfect, a fun, acapella competition film whose peppy tones contrast greatly with stories of chemo, heartbreak, stomach problems, and, ultimately, getting back together. The brevity of the original soundtrack also allows a dig into some of the pop tracks which make up the volume 2 edition which hit stores in the wake of the first’s success. Nicki Minaj anyone?

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Andrew James

Nice! Can’t wait to listen. I actually really like this movie and its OST. In fact weirdly enough, just today I listened to the finale song with “Price Tag” and “Don’t You Forget About Me.” I should watch this movie again.

Tony D'Amico

Hey Corey, I’ve been meaning to comment on every episode and finally have gotten around to it. It’s been a very entertaining listen for each episode. I love the podcast and hearing this one in particular was probably the reason why I decided to post.

I love the hell out of Pitch Perfect because of the music and the fact that the film is just entertaining. I’ve probably watched it about 10 times. Nicole and your story is almost movie like in how it seemed you were destined to be together, but I gotta admit, I was having trouble concentrating on your voices because I was trying to hear the music behind you. So I listened again. Congrats to Nicole for getting through the Cancer and congrats on your betrothal.

Hope to hear the next episode soon.


When I mix the show (I”m no expert and its easier when its from a Skype recording) I push the background music more to one side of the ear than the other. That way depending on your preference, if you wanted to just have one bud in you could hear more or less of the music.

Thanks a lot for your comments. As mentioned on the show it’s been a difficult month with planning stress and anxiety. Additionally world events and a lot of bad news that other friends are dealing with had got me down. I pulled back hard on TIFF because of it. But I’m doing what I can to fight my way out of it.

Tony D'Amico

No worries dude, that’s life. Gotta take each day as it comes in my experience.