Soundtrack Of Your Life #8: The Muppet Christmas Carol

It’s the Muppet episode! with our very special.guest star, Ariel Fisher. (YAYYYY)

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 8 Corey welcomes Ariel Fisher, who you’ll find contributing for many sites including right here at Row Three. Due to a time crunch, Corey picked the soundtrack for this month himself and sought a volunteer, and the result is this discussion of 1992’s The Muppet Christmas Carol. Tune in as we talk of the new era of “wrong sounding Muppets”, Christmas memories both joyful and cathartic, and finding out about Santa.

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Soundtrack Of Your Life #7: Singles

If you’re done “making popcorn” with half the city, then maybe you have time for Episode 7.

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.

“Where are the anthems for our youth? What happened to music that meant something? The Who at the Kingdome, or Kiss at the Coliseum… Where is the “Misty Mountain Hop,” where is the, is the “Smoke on the Water”… Where is the “Iron Man” of today?” For episode 7 Corey welcomes Row Three’s own Andrew James to propose that perhaps the answer to Cliff Poncier’s question is within his own film, the soundtrack to 1992’s Singles, a film whose music had more influence and legacy than the Cameron Crowe vehicle that made it possible. We reflect on the rise and fall of grunge and the highs and lows of being single in itself.

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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: Batman Forever

Introducing the newest addition to the Row Three podcast family: Soundtrack Of Your Life.

Corey Pierce (me, but let’s play third person just this once) has been a staple on Row Three since it’s inception, either as the commentator you know as “Goon” or as a guest on the Cinecast. He now joins the team with a new podcast project we hope you’ll enjoy, combining film, music and personal interest.

Each episode, Corey will welcome a guest onto the show. This guest will have chosen a compilation or soundtrack that speaks to a memorable era of their life. The soundtrack will play underneath the show and will be the springboard to discussion about the music itself, and what was going on in their life at the time of its release. Be ready for personal stories and other pop cultural digressions.

For this re-released/re-mixed episode Corey welcomes Dorkshelf’s Andrew Parker, who has selected the motion picture soundtrack to Batman Forever. Journey with us to 1995 for all sorts of teen awkwardness. Ex-girlfriends, beatdowns from bereaved grunge kids, and memories of beloved out of business movie theaters await.

Episode 2 is already in the can, and will follow later today.

Follow Corey Pierce on Twitter at – @coreypierceart
Follow Andrew Parker on Twitter at @AndrewJParker
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New Release Tuesday: “Django Unchained” [OST]

No, the movie isn’t out quite yet – just another week! But you can get an aural taste today with the release of the official soundtrack. I’ve only listened to the first few tracks, but it’s clearly got a “man with no name” vibe to it. Of course that might have something to do with the fact that there a few Morricone tracks included. And as always with a Tarantino release, there are some clips of dialogue from the film as well.

TRACK LISTING:
1. WINGED
2. DJANGO (MAIN THEME) – LUIS BACALOV, ROCKY ROBERTS
3. THE BRAYING MULE – ENNIO MORRICONE
4. IN THAT CASE, DJANGO, AFTER YOU…
5. LO CHIAMAVANO KING (HIS NAME IS KING) – LUIS BACALOV, EDDA DELL’ORSO
6. FREEDOM – ANTHONY HAMILTON & ELAYNA BOYNTON
7. FIVE-THOUSAND-DOLLAR NIGGA’S AND GUMMY MOUTH BITCHES
8. LA CORSA (2ND VERSION) – LUIS BACALOV
9. SNEAKY SCHULTZ AND THE DEMISE OF SHARP
10. I GOT A NAME – JIM CROCE
11. I GIORNI DELL’IRA – RIZ ORTOLANI
12. 100 BLACK COFFINS – RICK ROSS
13. NICARAGUA – JERRY GOLDSMITH FEATURING PAT METHENY
14. HILDI’S HOT BOX
15. SISTER SARA’S THEME – ENNIO MORRICONE
16. ANCORA QUI – ENNIO MORRICONE AND ELISA
17. UNCHAINED (THE PAYBACK/UNTOUCHABLE) – JAMES BROWN AND 2PAC
18. WHO DID THAT TO YOU? – JOHN LEGEND
19. TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG – BROTHER DEGE
20. STEPHEN THE POKER PLAYER
21. UN MONUMENTO – ENNIO MORRICONE
22. SIX SHOTS TWO GUNS
23. TRINITY:TITOLI – ANNIBALE E I CANTORI MODERNI

The album is available for purchase over at Amazon and iTunes (and other retailers I’m sure). But hey, why pay when you can listen right now for free at the film’s site (for a limited time)? Or you can just stream the tracks embedded below courtesy of Spotify.