Episode 20

Published on:

25th Oct 2021

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) w/ Brandice Wilson and Nicole Barlow

Brandice Wilson and Nicole Barlow are back to discuss the 2001 Wes Anderson film, The Royal Tenenbaums, and it's much celebrated soundtrack. It begins with the Mark Mothersbaugh score, and from there it ranges from Vince Guaraldi's iconic "Christmas Time Is Here" to Elliott Smith's Needle in the Hay with a lot of great classic and punk rock in between. We talk about Margot Tenenbaum getting off Greenline bus to Nico's "These Days", the use of two Rolling Stones' tracks (that aren't on the soundtrack), and the story behind Wes Anderson trying to get the rights to the original version of "Hey Jude". Nicole also shares a story about she doesn't connect Bob Dylan's "Wigwam" with this film but with a bizarre event that all three of us attended.

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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!