Feb 4 2023
Ep. 3: I Need To Be Bold
Hiya! My name's Terry J. Aman and in this, my third episode of VideoFuzzy the Soundtrack titled "I Need to Be Bold," I lead with comments on, well, episode 2 -- this project is still a little bit "seat of my pants" and I'm still figuring things out, formatwise. This episode focused on artists in my collection beginning with the letter B. But I do get into my title track commentary soon enough, talking about having taken in a couple of Brenda Weiler concerts in the 1990s and the circumstances around having four album releases worth of material in my music library and three tracks from a fifth. I dig into her lyrics and explore the song "Bold" from her 2000 "Fly Me Back" release, link to that one here: https://youtu.be/zGdxQ475ah0 In Lost Tracks, I talk about welcoming her "Cold Weather" LP back into my collection and wonder aloud about the other eight tracks of her 2007 "End the Rain" release that I seem to be missing. Other additions for this category include Buster Poindexter's "Hot Hot Hot," Bruce Springsteen's "Radio Nowhere," Blues Travelers' "Hook," Billy Joel's "Pressure," Blue October's "Hate Me," Brooke's cover of "Time After Time," the Bangles cover of "Hazy Shade of Winter," Big Red Button's "Let The Old Ways Die," Better Than Ezra's "Desperately Wanting," and Beth Orton's "Anywhere." In Influences, I talk about Alanis Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill" and "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie" in my collection and almost seeing her in concert a long time ago when Tori Amos opened for her in Minneapolis. Then I talked to my friend Marc Bailey about Black Lab, a group who based on his recommendation I purchased their "Greatest Hits" compilation. We also talked about their LP "A Raven Has My Heart," and Black Lab lead singer Paul Durham's 2023 solo LP release "This Sweet Life." Link: https://www.blacklabworld.com Then I interview Minot, N.D., artist Brent Braniff about now three album releases in my music collection, including "So Who Am I Supposed to Impress?" and "Saving the World," his past work with producer Chad Wheeling, and his 2022 solo release "Proof," as well as his plans for upcoming projects. I also include a comment from Brent after my closing, shaping some of his longtime musical philosophy. Brent's work is available to review and purchase on Apple Music. Other influences in my collection include "Time Capsule: Songs for a New Generation" by The B-52s, "Star" by Belly and "A Slow Dance" a DJ friend of mine in Denver named Drew Brady released as Brother Saturn. Also, "Kept the Key to Get His Stuff" by Ben Wilinski, "No Parking" and "Wasteland" by Brakelazy, "On Flame with Rock ‘n Roll" by Blue Oyster Cult, Blind Melon's self-titled release, "Church of Scars" by Bishop Briggs and "Sixteen Stone," "Razorblade Suitcase" and "The Science of Things" by Bush. As well as "Heaven on Earth" by Belinda Carlisle, "All I Want" by Bernadette Moley and "From the Mouth" by The Blenders. My Breakouts section includes "If U Seek Amy" and "I Wanna Go" by Britney Spears, "Bottoms Up" and "Kick It in the Sticks" by Brantley Gilbert, "Livin' on a Prayer," "Keep the Faith," "It's My Life," "We Weren't Born to Follow" and "Have a Nice Day" by Jon Bon Jovi, "French Kiss" and "The Middle" by Bosco Rogers, and an EP titled "Fathers as Robots" by Billy Schuh & The Foundry, now Foundry Field Recordings. And under Sparks I talk about "Radio Nowhere" by Bruce Springsteen, "It's All About Me" by the Bit Players in "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog," Baz Luhrman's "Sparkling Diamonds" suite from "Moulin Rouge," Billy Crystal as his Fernando character with "You Look Mahvelous" and Bree Sharp's "David Duchovny." I had Broadcast's "The Book Lovers" and Burt Bacharach's "What the World Needs Now is Love Sweet Love" from the "Austin Powers" soundtrack, The Black Keys' "I'll Be Your Man" from the "Rescue Me" soundtrack, Bone Thugs n' Harmony's "Look Into My Eyes" from the "Music from and Inspired by Batman and Robin" soundtrack, and I added Bloody Civilian's "Wake Up" feat. Rema, Burna Boy's "Alone" and Blue Rojo's "Inframundo" from the "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" soundtrack. Also, Billy Thorpe's "Children of the Sun," I heard that as part of the second season of "Fargo" on FX. I also touch on Bryan Adams' "Run to You," Bob Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues," Breathe Carolina's punk cover of Miley Cyrus' "See You Again," Blu Cantrell's "Hit 'em Up Style" and Blondie's "Rapture." Finally, I want to thank my friend Paul Johnson [his bitingly clever "Luminol (Circumstantial)" is available on Apple Music and Spotify] for introducing me to Bo Burnham's comic original "White Woman's Instagram," which I thought was a fun cultural comment. Any "music" anyone thought they heard in this tiny indie podcast was simple sketch reference included for illustrative purposes to prompt listeners to track down and explore commercially available music through officially licensed commercial sources and is by no means meant to infringe on anyone's copyright or licensure. And for more, please add, subscribe and follow me wherever you get your podcasts, or contact me through the link above or by emailing email@example.com. Happy listening!