Episode 2

Published on:

23rd Jan 2023

How Did Lou Barlow (Sebadoh, Folk Implosion, Dinosaur Jr) Get Involved With Making Music For Kids (1995) and Acting in Laurel Canyon (2002)?

Indie Rock Legend, Lou Barlow, is our guest this week and it was truly an honor to interview him. He created the music for the 1995 cult classic Kids with John Davis aka the band Folk Implosion. We covered this soundtrack for our very first episode. The movie also features a previously released song from Lou's band Sebadoh, and a song from his Deluxx Folk Implosion. The soundtrack spawned the Top 40 Single, "Natural One".

We chat about Kids and working with our favorite soundtrack supervisor, Randall Poster. We also discuss the various shows and movies that have licensed Lou's music. We also talk about Lou's acting debut in Lisa Cholodenko's 2002 film, Laurel Canyon (which was scored by Craig Wedren who I interviewed last year for the podcast). And last but not least, we talk about Lou's new podcast, Raw Impressions which he co-hosts with his wife, Adelle. It launched late last year. The podcast can be found wherever you're listening to this one.

For More Information about Lou Barlow:

Raw Impressions on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/raw-impressions-with-lou-barlow-and-adelle-barlow/id1655003886

Website: https://barlowfamilygeneralstore.com/

IG: https://www.instagram.com/loubarlow

Twitter: https://www.Twitter.com/theloubarlow

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Soundtrack Your Life
A podcast about soundtracks and why they're important to us.
Twice a month, Nicole Barlow and Ryan Pak take a look at a soundtrack. Whether it be a song, a band, or a connection to a specific scene, They discuss personal connections to the soundtrack, with a guest.

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

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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!