Adam was as prolific and creative as they come – he worked in all aspects of music as a singer, a songwriter, a producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He worked in film, in television, and on stage – perhaps best known from his various bands Ivy, Fountains of Wayne, and the supergroup Tinted Windows. He contributed unforgettable music for films like That Thing You Do, Ice Age, Josie & The Pussycats, Something About Mary, and dozens others. He wrote for The Monkees. He even wrote the sweetest imaginable songs for Sesame Street. Tragically, he fell suddenly on April 1st as a result of Coronavirus complications. He was only 52. If ever there were a time to tell someone you love them, this is that time. Adam will be sorely missed. His music and spirit will resonate in our hearts and minds for years to come.
So please join us as shed some tears, share some fears, and celebrate the brilliance of Adam Schlesinger.
Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle Podcast, Joe Royland of Sit & Spin with Joe, and Eric Miller of Pods & Sods are back with the latest volume in the Soundtrack Six-Pack series. In this episode, we’re picking up the remote and turning on the ol boob tube to resurface some great songs from TV shows. A few themes, some really indelible placements in critical episodes, and some from just good ol soundtrack releases. Can you snorkel 50 yards through sand to disarm a bomber? What in the world is a Werepanther?? We answer these questions and much more.
Plus we continue our great listener picks with one from our buddy Steven Baesanu!
In Volume Seventeen, we’re unpacking classic TV show related songs from Jimi Jamison, Stone Temple Pilots, David Bowie, Michael Kiwanuka, Blind Boys of Alabama, and Rubyhorse.
Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle Podcast, Joe Royland of Sit & Spin with Joe, and Eric Miller of Pods & Sods are back with the latest volume in the Soundtrack Six-Pack series. In this episode, we have some Goldie Hawn, we have a Stax icon, we have some teenage sex romp-comedy in the snow, we have some teenage sex romp-comedy in the sand, we have some prog-rock heroes teaming up for a forgotten soundtrack gem, and much more.
Plus we continue our great listener picks with one from our buddy Ross J Feickert!
In Volume Sixteen, we’re unpacking some classics from Aimee Mann & Michael Penn, Jeffrey Osborne, Hot Date, Sammy Hagar, Mavis Staples, Clif Magness, Tony Banks, and Fish.
Pat and Jon are both bringing three picks covering the Peter’s post-J Geils Band career. He scored several hits, and released eight solo albums from 1984 thru 2016. We get into what makes him unique as a performer, what the arc of his career looks like, where he is now, and so much more.
So sit back and discover or rediscover the brilliance of Peter Wolf.
On this Six-Pack episode, friends of the show Jason Pawlak and Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle podcast join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to celebrate the songwriter Diane Warren. Diane has written nine number one songs and thirty-two top ten songs. She’s written some of the biggest hits for artists like Aerosmith, Whitney Houston, Michael Bolton, Cher, Patti LaBelle, Chicago, DeBarge, The Cult, Starship, Lady Gaga, and dozens more. We’re each picking two songs from this prolific hit-maker, some you may know and some you may not. As always, there is some fun needling in this one.
So sit back and discover or rediscover the songs of Diane Warren!
On this Six-Pack episode Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle Podcast, and Jeff Harris of Behind The Grooves rejoin Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to celebrate the life of Denise Matthews, known to the world as Vanity. From her early days working with Prince on his Vanity 6 side project, through their breakup and her subsequent solo albums with Motown, to her acting career in such films as The Last Dragon (“who’s the master!?!?”) and Action Jackson, to her being born again and preaching the gospel, Vanity lived quite a storied and tumultuous life. We vacillate between her sex symbol image and the tragic figure that never really got a fair shake – with the mixture you’d expect of teenage boyish giggles for the gorgeous girl on our walls and the deep thoughts as emotionally intelligent guys wanting her to find balance and redemptive peace she sought… did she? We discuss that and much more between some VERY explicitly sexy songs courtesy of Vanity, the Purple One, and others. You’ve been warned!
So sit back and revisit the life of Denise Matthews aka Vanity.
On this Six-Pack episode, Lee McCormack of the Tramps Like Us Podcast and Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle podcast rejoin Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to revisit the work of Huey Lewis & The News. With roots firmly planted in 50s and 60s rock and roll and an undeniable string of hits throughout the 80s, Huey and the boys have paved their own path in the business. There is a fair amount of back and forth in this one, how cool is Huey? What is their place in the business? Who’s to say what’s cool or not cool anyway?!? Ultimately who gives a sh*t, their work speaks for itself.
So sit back and discover or rediscover the heart of rock and roll as seen the work of Huey Lewis & The News.