Soundtrack Of Your Life #6: Donnie Darko

0 days… 1 hour… 12 minutes… 49 seconds. That… is when the episode… will end.

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 6 Corey welcomes Toronto Film Scene writer Sean Kelly to pick apart the lyrical themes and time travel theory details that makes up 2001’s Donnie Darko, the cult sensation that after countless viewings inspired Sean to seek a B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies. We use the rare 2004 Director’s Cut version of the soundtrack as a base and discuss the difference in song usages, as well as diversions on bullying, 9/11, life with aspergers, and more.

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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 fiancée. 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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Soundtrack Of Your Life #4: Pump Up The Volume

Talk hard… Hard! ‘Bout life’s… rocky road.

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.

We dedicate this unusual episode to an unusual person who makes us feel kind of… unusual. Jim Laczkowski of The Director’s Club Podcast has selected 1990’s Pump Up The Volume, a film whose message got him through those very tough pre-teen years. Join us as we kick out the late 80s jams, and rediscover that feeling screwed up in a screwed up place in a screwed up time does not mean you are screwed up.

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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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Soundtrack Of Your Life #2: Dirty Dancing

Soundtrack Of Your Life Episode #2 is already here. It may not be the time of your life, but it will kill about an hour of it.

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 dissuasion about the music itself, and what was going on with their life at the time of its release.

For this episode Corey welcomes Ryan McNeil of The Matineecast. While the first episode came about spontaneously, this go-around we spent some more time with the material first, and it shows with Ryan’s enthusiasm for DIRTY DANCING and his ability to recant how it works within the film as well as how it shaped one hot summer in 1987 riding the bus to camp.

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Soundtrack Of Your Life #1: THE LOST EPISODE

Hi! This is where you would have found Episode 1 of Soundtrack Of Your Life, a podcast where I invite a guest to discuss their favorite soundtrack, and the personal stories that are tied into the music and that time period.

Unfortunately due to personal reasons I am no longer comfortable with this episode being out there, especially as a representative of the shows debut. Please by all means listen to episode 2 and let me know your thoughts.