Appearance on the Pilot Study podcast

We kick off our “Unaired” theme month with the previously lost pilot for Clerks, the sitcom (+ laugh track) adaptation of the Kevin Smith film. Jim Breuer makes a pre-SNL appearance, the writers can’t use Jay or Silent Bob and Keri Russell even makes an appearance as typical ’90s bimbo.
Listen to the entire episode at Modern Vinyl.

Podcast with J Blake Fichera at From & Inspired By

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On this episode, we speak with J Blake Fichera, musician and author of the new book, Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror's Greatest Composers, out now from Silman James. In Scored to Death, the author spoke with 14 different composers of music for horror films. Be it the greats like Harry Manfredini, John Carpenter, and members of Goblin, or newcomers like Jeff Grace and Joseph Bishara, Fichera asks great questions and gets inside the creative processes of these amazing musicians. Scored to Death is the sort of book which appeals to newcomers to film score fandom, as well as deep-digging heads.
Listen to the podcast at From & Inspired By. Published on 8/8/16

Jad Abumrad Q&A at the Pitch

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"At this point in his career, Radiolab host Jad Abumrad could rest on his laurels. In 2011, Abumrad received a MacArthur Fellowship and Radiolab — the public-radio program he co-hosts with Robert Krulwich — won Peabody Awards in 2010 and 2014. However, Abumrad’s inquisitive mind, which is one of the defining features of his work, has led to a new project — Radiolab’s first spinoff podcast, More Perfect. The new show applies the Radiolab model to exploring the importance of the Supreme Court."
Read my entire Q&A with Abumrad at the Pitch, published 6/14/16

Podcast #136, “Social Event of the Season”

tdk-blank-audio-cassette_sa90 We delve ever-further into the realm of film music. This time, we're looking at soundtracks, rather than scores, and talking about popular music from popular films. Most of what we're looking at is definitely of a certain stripe -- quite a bit from Kevin Smith and Quentin Tarantino films -- but the music is all good, even if your opinion of the director might be less than high. Podcast #136, "Social Event of the Season" Soup Dragons, "I'm Free" (The World's End soundtrack) Abba, "Mama Mia" (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert soundtrack) John Legend, "Who Did That to You" (Django Unchained soundtrack) Kenny Loggins, "I'm Alright" (Caddyshack soundtrack) Soul Asylum, "Can't Even Tell" (Clerks soundtrack) --- Night Birds, "Escape From New York" (Born to Die in Suburbia) Lustra, "Scotty Doesn't Know" (Eurotrip soundtrack) Squirtgun, "Social" (Mallrats soundtrack) Francis Haines, "The Trioxin Theme" (The Return of the Living Dead soundtrack) Crash & the Boys, "I'm So Sad, So Very, Very Sad" (Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World soundtrack) --- Kool & the Gang, "Jungle Boogie" (Pulp Fiction soundtrack) Redbone, "Come and Get Your Love" (Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1) Kermit the Frog, "Rainbow Connection" (The Muppet Movie) Stealers Wheel, "Stuck in the Middle With You" (Reservoir Dogs soundtrack)

Podcast #135, “Cinematic”

Cinema Paradiso We once again delve into the world of film scores, Italo disco, synth, and progressive rock with this installment of the podcast. Given that it's been so hot, movies have been our primary source of entertainment. When it's hot, air conditioning and minimizing physical activity go hand in hand. Thus, you get this mix of music, perfect for a day in the AC or a hot night out. Podcast #135, "Cinematic" Bernard Herrmann, "Prelude" (The Day the Earth Stood Still) Will Bates, "Going Clear" (Going Clear soundtrack) The Dust Brothers, "Chemical Burn" (Fight Club soundtrack) Afrika Bambaataa & Family, "Bambaataa's Theme (Assault of Precinct 13)" (Beware (The Funk Is Everywhere)) Irving Force, "Backalley Creepers 2" (Carpenter) --- Federale, "Sarcophagus" (A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night soundtrack) The Daily Flash, "Theme" (Pit Stop soundtrack) Joe Strummer, "Storm In A D-Cup" (When Pigs Fly soundtrack) Gianni Giublena Rosacroce, "Incubo sulla città contaminata" (Nostra Signora Delle Tenebre) Brian May, "Hot & Ready" (Turkey Shoot soundtrack) --- Disasterpeace, "Title" (It Follows soundtrack) Goblin Rebirth, "Mysterium" (Goblin Rebirth) David Arnold & Michael Price, "How It Was Done" (Sherlock) Repeated Viewing, "Three Sisters (Umberto Remix)" (Three Sisters soundtrack) Tangerine Dream, "Stratosfear" (Stratosfear)

Podcast #134, “Melting”

Incredible Melting Man 39 It's entirely possible this is the first podcast I've ever opened with the phrase "hot as balls," but it's not likely to be the last. My AC was out as I recorded this, and even in the usually pleasant confines of the Nuthouse basement, things were muggy as fuck. So, please enjoy this slowed-down summery jams, as I attempt to never move ever again. Podcast #134, "Melting" Greenhouse Culture & CS Luxem, "Song to the Cicadas" (digital) RAC featuring Nate Hendricks, "Back of the Car" (digital) Jamie XX, "Gosh" (In Colour) --- Mitch Murder, "Enter the Fury" (Kung Fury soundtrack) Bernard Fevre, "Earth Message" (Cosmos 2043) The Wonderland Philharmonic, "Dune" (Shogun Assassin soundtrack) --- Ahmad, "Back in The Day" (Ahmad) Fishbone, "Slow Bus Movin' (Howard Beach Party)" (Truth & Soul) Primal Scream, "Loaded" (The World's End soundtrack) --- T.Rex, "Mambo Sun" (Electric Warrior) Beastie Boys, "Dub the Mic" (The Sounds of Science) Ocote Soul Sounds, "Tu Fin, Mi Comienzo" (Coconut Rock) --- Dr. John, "Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya" (Gris Gris) DIIV, "Air Conditioning" (Oshin) Beach House, "Zebra" (Teen Dream)