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.
On this Six-Pack episode, friends of the show Brian Joyce and Mr Brian Jacobs join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to share some wonderful songs from George Harrison. We talk about George’s lifelong journey of faith, how he approached his death in song, which is his most “rocking” song, his creative friendship with Bob Dylan, his view on the Beatles post-breakup, how his lyrics can lift us up in these particularly challenging times we’re all experiencing, how we might learn lessons from George in how we view our own faults and mortality, and so much more. This one gets deep, and it’s very well worth it.
So sit back and discover or rediscover the brilliance of Nelson Wilbury.
On this Six-Pack episode, friend of the show Jack Broad and Randy W Hall of That Dandy Classic Music Hour join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to celebrate the work of Chris Cornell. From the iconic band Soundgarden, to the supergroup Audioslave, and dipping into his early and later solo work, we touch on each in this mini-playlist and dive into his work and career. A voice unlike any other, a poet, a master craftsman and songwriter, Chris was seriously a unique, creative force and just a helluva rockstar.
So sit back and discover or rediscover the unique brilliance of Chris Cornell.
On this Six-Pack episode, Pat Francis of the Rock Solid Podcast and Jon Lamoreaux of The Hustle Podcast join Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to celebrate the solo work of Phil Collins. Pat and Jon are both bringing three picks covering the Phil’s highly successful solo career. We get into his place in rock and roll, his longevity, his recent performances, some b-sides, his videos, and much more. Lots of laughs and detours in this super fun one, check it out!
So sit back and discover or rediscover the brilliance of Phil Collins.
On this Six-Pack episode, Lee McCormack of the Tramps Like Us Podcast and Corey Nowlin of The Seven Notes of Separation podcast rejoin Eric Miller of Pods & Sods to share six songs highlighting Ringo Starr. We have some solo songs, some Beatles songs, a live clip, and much more. This one is heavy on the drum talk, as Lee and Corey are both drummers, but it’s accessible and a fun listen for everyone. Lee (who has performed as a Ringo in a Beatles tribute for 10+ years) sits behind his kit to demonstrate some Ringo-isms, including his famous side-to-side hi-hat shuffle. We even have a bit of name that tune. which is a total blast. Plus Corey shares his deep familial connection to Ringo’s drumming and the best song ever, truly. All fun, all lovely, all Ringo.
So sit back and celebrate the legendary charm of Ringo Starr!
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 ask all the important questions like which guests has Jon had troubled getting on his show and why, which guests from these picks has he had on, how do the IMDB credits of Revenge of The Nerds’ Ogre tie into all of this, will we survive the Ted McGinley Rule, which movie did teenage Jon get kicked out of and why was the theater employee such a dick?!? That and much more.
Plus we continue our great listener picks with one from our buddy Andy Solum!
In Volume Fifteen, we’re unpacking some classics from Max Carl, Bone Symphony, John Deacon and The Immortals, The Rayvns, Survivor, and Stephen Bishop.