Soundtrack Of Your Life #13: Spawn

How come God hogs up all the good podcasters, and we’re left with… .

Each episode, Corey Pierce welcomes a guest (or guests) 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 13, Corey once again dips into his wedding party, welcoming comedian/voice actor/Classic Simpsons Trivia Toronto host Chris Brazeau . After an extended intro featuring talk of Harry Shearer and a game of Stump The Guest, we dive into 1997’s critically reviled Spawn, known for it’s collaborative efforts between then-hot alterna-metal acts and emerging heavyweights of the genre we then called electronica. We find the film to be surprisingly campy fun whilst reflecting back on stories of teenage rebellion and finding ways to set yourself apart via clothing. Stay tuned to the end where we also discuss a recent local controversy around women in comedy facing sexual harassment.

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Soundtrack Of Your Life #12: Transformers The Movie

Beyond good podcasting. Beyond evil podcasting. Beyond your mildest expectations..

Each episode, Corey Pierce welcomes a guest (or guests) 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 12, once again Corey welcomes 2 guests. Greg Aikenhead has been a close friend for over 15 years dating back to Sheridan College’s Illustration program and is the foremost robot and yogurt expert in Corey’s wedding party. Also welcome Shaun Hatton, a well known media personality in Toronto who currently runs Nerd Noise Night, and relevant to this episode is Rumble in Tranfromers-based band The Cybertronic Spree. We bring them together to geek out to 1986’s Transformers The Movie, the animated film bridging season 2 and 3 of the still wildly popular franchise. This hard rock and synth-score heavy soundtrack opens up various discussions surrounding nostalgia and toy marketing via childhood trauma.

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Soundtrack Of Your Life #11: New Jack City

Am I my podcast’s keeper? Yes I am..

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 11, for the first time, Corey welcomes 2 guests at once. First there is Petula Neale, a local film fan who in her own words rightfully proclaims: “Gives good voice” . Additionally welcome David Voigt, a critic within Toronto for many years who recently has started up his own site, In The Seats. We bring them together as both have chosen 1991’s New Jack City, a goofy Scarface-influenced crime film with a soundtrack loaded with big rap & R&B hits, but more importantly the influential fusion genre of new jack swing. Tune in for discussions of explicit lyric stickers, hiding tastes from friends, hanging around the wrong crowd, and trying to find any crowd at all.

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Soundtrack Of Your Life #10: Angus

This episode will give you a boner in your stomach.

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 10 Corey welcomes Dan Gorman, one of the brainchilds behind the Toronto podcast network Modern Superior, where you can find him as one of the co-hosts of See You Next Wednesday and Time Bandits. Dan has chosen this series’ most obscure selection to date, 1995’s Angus, a pop-punk laden teen film about a fat 14 year old boy who turns what would be a nasty Carrie-ish prank into opportunity. Tune in as we wax about true punk vs. mall posers, fading into the background at school, VHS collecting, and find out who the Grunge Bon Jovi is.

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Soundtrack Of Your Life #9: The Big Chill

In a cold month you need your podcast guests to keep you warm..

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 9 Corey welcomes RowThree’s own Matthew Price, who along with Matthew Brown make up the might duo of Mamo, which is celebrating their 10th year in 2015. Matthew has selected 1983’s The Big Chill, an exceptional film about how values shift over time, with an exceptional soundtrack that by any standard was a game-changer for the way music and nostalgia were utilized in film. Tune in for discussions about suicide, wake etiquette, Berry Gordy’s ignorance of his own successes, imposing your taste on a new generation. And keep an ear open for Corey’s Mamo gimmick infringement.

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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 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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