Not that I want to oversell the concept but here in Hollywood Oscar Season is bigger than 10 Super Bowls! The brightest stars come out to shine on Oscar night, and the world celebrates excellence in filmmaking. The movies featured in this week's list might not all be Oscar-worthy but they all boast some of the most beloved and awesome montage scenes in movie history. What legendary ATTT guest Sir Matt Dinan is joining the pod to talk about this week are the songs that form the backbone of these cinematic treats. It takes a montage, and Top Ten Movie Montage Songs will pump you up to accomplish a whole lot of stuff in a condensed period of time and you'll do it to a great soundtrack.
Matt Dinan's Youtube channel LA Frankenstein is up and running. Stay tuned for more content including brand new web series' with a Halloween edge:
The youtube playlist for this episode is an emotional rollercoaster. We highly encourage you to watch the whole thing!
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Our man in Long Island Billy Joel has given us so much over the years - amazing memories of live concert experiences, moments while enjoying his songs to laugh or cry or simply be moved by a great song and so much more. Billy has also given us plenty to consider with his thoughtful lyrics, in fact, you could say Billy has given us lots of advice through song. Good or bad, our man Billy always has the best of intentions with his advice songs and we thought we would honor them by taking 10 of his most iconic advice songs and rank them using our patented Worst To First formula. Of course it was a no brainer to call on Shannon Hurley and Joe Lavelle for this venture, but we were also joined by the lovely and talented comedian extraordinaire Monique Marvez, who turned in a fine performance in her first go-around with us here at ATTT. We hope you have as much fun listening to this episode as we did making it. God bless you, Billy Joel. We will always take in your Peter Pan advice with a smile, we won't go changing to try to please you and we promise to always leave a tender moment alone.
Shannon Hurley is on fire these days with new musical releases. Check out her new trance tracks and more at her website:
Joe's comedy album More Popular Than Reagan can be heard on Spotify:
Monique's website has links to everything she's working on:
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Artists are curious creatures. Many of them are restless souls who constantly obsess over their art and think a lot about the finished product, often for years after it has been released to the public. I would guess that Pablo Picasso would probably look at a work of his from decades earlier and immediately begin thinking of ways to change it to reflect his current self, as artists are want to change themselves over time just like the rest of us. Well, in music, sometimes artists are afforded the opportunity to bring up a piece from the past and reimagine it as something completely different, often for personal reasons. Thankfully many of these reimaginings are quite excellent and Pal O The Pod Jeff Axelrod joins to help us count down our favorites.
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Jeff's China teaching blog is a fun read:
With its humble beginnings in the coffee shops and jazz clubs of London and Paris and comprised of a new crop of young beatniks and bohemians, the mod subculture was codified in the mid 1960s. The scene was marked by forward fashion, scooters, hatred of rockers and a bunch of new bands made up of fans of black music - soul, r&b, reggae, blues and modern jazz, but with a youthful, amphetamine-fueled rock n roll edge. Over the decades "mod" as a movement has come in and out of fashion, but there are certain bands that all mods young and old can agree on. There's The Who, and everyone else featured in this episode. Fellow mods and sods Mike Bisch and Darren Lolk help us on our journey through the incredible history of mod, and the bands that were its soundtrack.
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The wonders of coffee have been known to mankind for hundreds of years. It keeps us sharp and gets us through our day. It bonds us with our fellow coffee drinkers. It's a ritual and a habit that people revolve their entire lives around. In short, coffee is a reason to get out of bed in the morning. Pal O' The Pod, host of the dynamite podcast Conversations From Here and fellow coffee maniac Dana Ziegler joins ATTT to help count down the greatest musical tributes to the only beans that we know of that are truly magical. Brew yourself a big 'ol pot and get wired with us.
Dana's podcast Conversations From Here features interviews with people in the entertainment business and beyond piecing together that all-important question - how did I get here? Listen at all the places where you get podcasts:
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We're not sure if it's the fact that we've been cooped up for a year, but me, Gabe Scalone and the rest of the ATTT crew are going stir crazy and we've decided to take a trip through space and time, as you do when you're as bored and restless as we are. Thankfully we've got a teleportation device that can take us to any point in time and location in history and we've decided to embark on a musical adventure, looking for iconic, important and mind blowing moments in music that we've always wished we were there for. Fortunately for you, we have lots of room in our machine and we're inviting each and every one of you along with us to bear witness to the greatest places and times in music history.
We couldn't be more pleased with the dynamite work Gabe did on ATTT's brand new website. Check it out and get links to the Patreon thing, the archives and much more:
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ATTT is taking a trip to left field this week as we welcome first time guest and noted indie/underground comedy musician Steve Goodie to help count down our favorite Indie/Underground Comedy Musicians. Funny how things lined up just right for this guest and topic. In addition to being a mensch, Steve is also a very funny fella and and accomplished musician, producer and songwriter currently based in the comedy capitol of the world, Nashville, Tennessee. We hope you enjoy our trip through the path less travelled and like us, appreciate the artistry of playing music to make folks laugh.
Everything Steve Goodie can be found at:
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In ATTT's first ever all-Stones episode, resident thief and rascal Fuzzbee Morse makes his long-awaited return and we get down and nasty with rock n roll's favorite outlaws. The Rolling Stones never gave one shit about what people thought of them or their music. They swashbuckled their way through danger, flouted the law, bedded all of the groupies, took all of the drugs but took no prisoners and they never ever apologized for any number of ridiculous and/or hilarious controversies. None of it mattered because in their heyday The Rolling Stones produced an astonishing string of brilliant albums overflowing with the greatest rock n roll ever made. Nobody did it better and we've got the proof with this week's playlist.
Check out Fuzzbee's music over at his Bandcamp page:
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Ok so me, Dan, Jennifer and David talked for a long time about our favorite underrated bass players. Ok so we listened to a ton of great music. It went over 2 1/2 hours, so sue us. I defy anyone to listen to this episode and find 30 seconds of conversation that you think should have been cut. No chance. In the tradition of those legendary 2am-at-the-Kibitz conversations, we had a glorious time dissecting Rolling Stone magazine's list of the greatest bass players ever, and we countered with our champions of the low end that didn't get their due, and usually don't get the love they deserve by the public. Get inside the minds of four low-end obsessed bass players and listen to some examples of the greats who don't get the love and respect they deserve for their contributions to music. Bass is the place!
Find out what Jennifer Jo Oberle is up to on stage and in studio by visiting her website:
Jennifer mentioned the project Days Between Stations. Here's their website:
Dan Rothchild is always in studio or on tour with amazing bands. Check out his stuff:
David Jenkins works for the mighty True Tone Music in Santa Monica. Get some gear:
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Hard to believe we've done 10 volumes of these. Happy Valentine's Day week from your lovesick pals at ATTT. The Old Boy Himself Ryan Blake is back for one more go around in our (seemingly) endless quest to find the greatest romantic love songs ever written. Share this playlist with that certain someone in your life, or a certain someone you'd like to be your certain someone.
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