Episode 1

Published on:

11th Jan 2021

Empire Records (1995) w/ Hannah and Lily of Society Owes Me a Gen-X Podcast

Hannah and Lily from Society Owes Me a Gen X Podcast are the guests this week to talk about Alan Moyle’s 1995 film, Empire Records, and it’s hit soundtrack, which initially overshadowed the film. We talk about the Gin Blossoms and Edwyn Collins’ massive hits from the soundtrack, Renee Zellweger’s quick transition in film from teen turbo slut to a proper adult, and how strange it is that Liv Tyler’s stepdad is casted as fellow record store peer in this film.

We also break down songs on the soundtrack from bands such as Toad the Wet Sprocket, The Cranberries, Better than Ezra, The Martinis, Cracker and The Ape Hangers, and we also receive a brief cameo from a wounded pigeon named Chadwick that Hannah and Lily rescued before the recording of the episode.

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About the Podcast

Soundtrack Your Life
A podcast about soundtracks and why they're important to us.
Twice a month, Ryan Pak takes a look at a soundtrack. Whether it be a song, a band, or a connection to a specific scene, he discusses personal connections to the soundtrack, either with a guest and/or co-hosts, Brandice Wilson and Nicole Barlow. Each month, one episode is with Ryan, Brandice and Nicole, and one episode is with a guest.

Episodes are released on 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.

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Voice Over: Amber Aviles

Music: Phil Bertulfo of Rubber Spaniel
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Ryan Pak

Ryan has a degree in Film Studies, and he’s a musician. So, Soundtrack Your Life is the perfect intersection of his two main passions. Plus, he’s an avid music fan—hunting down rare songs from his favorite bands has familiarized him with many obscure soundtracks over the years. It's been so gratifying for him to hear fellow film and music enthusiasts share their stories of why they love soundtracks!