Episode 16

Published on:

16th Nov 2020

Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996) w/ Phil Bertulfo

Our show’s music composer, and member of Chicago bands, Percolator and Rubber Spaniel, Phil Bertulfo, returns to the podcast to talk about the soundtrack to the 1996 film Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy. Phils talks about how he discovered Kids in the Hall in the pre-internet era and how excited he was for the movie and the accompanying Matador Records soundtrack. We talk about Pavement, Cibo Matto, Matthew Sweet, Stereolab and They Might be Giants, and some of the Canadian indie-rock bands (The Odds, Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, The Tragically Hip) featured on the soundtrack. We dive into the history of the Kids, how the movie caused a lot of tension within the troupe and how they’ve had a knack for connecting with rock bands. We pepper in stories about being fans of the troupe in our teen years and the Kids in the Hall connection to Lorne Michaels and his other sketch comedy show.

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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.

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!