Episode 11

Published on:

24th Jun 2021

Velvet Goldmine (1998) w/ Brandice Wilson and Nicole Barlow

We're back for the 2nd half of season 2! We're discussing the 1998 Todd Haynes film, Velvet Goldmine, which pays tribute to glam rock through both original songs and covers. We discuss how the movie is more or less based on David Bowie and Iggy Pop, though Haynes couldn't get Bowie to sign off on the film, therefore nixing any use of his music. We talk about the two super groups on the soundtrack, The Venus in Furs and The Wylde Ratttz, how Shudder to Think's original contributions created a new career path for them, and about the the many references to Oscar Wilde in the film. 

Obviously, since Nicole picked the soundtrack, we also talk about Ewan MacGregor, one of the many stars in this very stacked cast. 

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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.

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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!