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Monique Daviau – How Soon Is Now/The Smiths

Posted on November 6, 2013 by Dana

From one of our Austin shows–writer Monique Daviau tells us what it’s like when the girl who’s into Morrissey takes a stab at dating the guy who’s into Frank Sinatra.

“Recently it occurred to me that the only men who seem interested in dating me are really into Weird Al Yankovic.”

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Photo of Monique by Sam Francis


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R. Eric Thomas – Get Me Bodied – Beyonce

Posted on October 30, 2013 by Dana

From our show at The Museum of the Moving Image–Philadelphia based storyteller, playwright and “dramedian” R. Eric Thomas tells us about what the video for Get Me Bodied means to him, and that fateful night when a diva saved his life.

“Someone was always laughing, someone was always crying, and someone was always bleeding.”

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Julia Wiedeman – Hero/Mariah Carey

Posted on October 18, 2013 by Dana

Comic and storyteller Julia Wiedeman tells us about the time she moved to Jamaica with her family, and the precise moment she knew they had been accepted there.

“I was always the new girl, and I’d never found anybody who understood…”

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Music Video Soundtrack Series – MoMI on October 18th

Posted on October 11, 2013 by Dana

Everyone has at least one music video that left a lasting impression on them. From staying up all night waiting for MTV to play “November Rain” to being comforted by the fact that Whitney Houston couldn’t dance to save her life in “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”–we all have a video that we fell completely in love with, that influenced us in some way, that we were SURE was made only for us.

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On Friday, October 18th, The Soundtrack Series is thrilled to return to The Museum of the Moving Image to present more of these personal stories–about the music videos that mattered the most to us! Here’s all the info you need in a nice neat little pile:

Soundtrack Series – Music Video Edition
The Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria, NY
Friday, October 18, 2013

Hosted by Dana Rossi, and featuring stories about music videos from: 

Mark Douglas (The Key of Awesome), Maggie Serota (Low Times podcast), Jeff Woodton (MTV), Micaela Blei (The Moth), R. Eric Thomas (First Person Arts, Philadelphia), and Bob Khosravi (MoonTower, Austin).

Tickets are $12 ($9 for senior citizens and students / free for Museum members) and includes admission to the Museum’s galleries (which are open until 8:00 p.m.)

Got all that? Sure you do! See you on the 18th!

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Holly Lorka – Norwegian Wood/The Beatles

Posted on October 10, 2013 by Dana

Austin storyteller (and retired comic) Holly Lorka tells us how Norwegian Wood always makes her think of her Dad…and feeling safe.

“He was safe. He was home plate. He was a shark-proof cage.”

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Mike Brown – Trapped in the Closet/R. Kelly

Posted on October 3, 2013 by Dana

This week’s episode features comic Mike Brown, and his hilarious story of the time he was caught up in his very own “Trapped in the Closet.”

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Photo of Mike by D. Robert Wolcheck

(Oh and hey, guess what? We’re going back to our old podcast format of just one story per episode! Making your day easier. It’s what we do.)

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Live on October 18th…

Posted on September 24, 2013 by Dana

We’re going back to the Museum of the Moving Image for more stories about MUSIC VIDEOS on Friday, October 18th–with R. Eric Thomas, Mark Douglas, Jeff Woodton, Maggie Serota, Bob Khosravi, and Micaela Blei, telling stories about videos by Beyonce, Guns N Roses, Morrissey, Muse, Paula Abdul and more.

Gather ’round, everybody.

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James Bewley’s 12 Secrets

Posted on September 18, 2013 by Dana

James Bewley, the mastermind behind the live show and podcast Dale Radio, confesses an embarrassing secret–the first 12 CDs he bought for a penny from Columbia House.

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Photo by D. Robert Wolcheck

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Off the Record – August 2013

Posted on September 13, 2013 by Dana

Off the Record is back! Bridget O’Neill and Jeremy Mather interview audience and performers before our NYC show. In this episode, Bridget talks with Stephen Chupaska, Jordan Carlos and Kennedy about…well, a lot of things. Not the least of which is “the Secretariat of hair bands.”

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Kennedy – Hurt/Nine Inch Nails

Posted on September 4, 2013 by Dana

It’s a Soundtrack Series Short! Trent Reznor had a cat named Fuckchop, but don’t take our word for it. Here’s Kennedy from our 90s show, telling us about her friendship with Trent, and the first time she heard The Downward Spiral and “Hurt.”

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Photo of Kennedy by D. Robert Wolcheck

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