Episode 13

Published on:

19th Oct 2020

Purple Rain (1984) w/ Kevin Doi

Reverend Kevin Doi is our guest this week to talk about Albert Magnoli’s 1984 film, Purple Rain. Kevin, who was a big Prince fan back in 1984, talks about his skepticism over Prince crossing over into film, how he originally discovered Prince’s music and how the film / soundtrack brought Prince to an audience he had previously not been able to reach. We discuss how the movie wouldn’t be able to be made today with so many non-actors in the film (Wendy, Lisa, Morris Day, Apolonia, etc), and how the film and it’s songs still hold up today.

We also talk about seeing Prince live together in 2013 and our experience watching perhaps the most famous Prince cover band, Princess, fronted by comedian, Maya Rudolph.

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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. 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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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!