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Zach Hall – Flash’s Theme/Queen

Posted on April 25, 2014 by Dana

Zach Hall, lead singer of the Austin band Magnifico, on how he and his father have two completely different associations with “Flash’s Theme” by Queen.

“My father used to play this record every Sunday while he was pumping iron in the garage.”

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Mike Daisey – Rock Me Amadeus/Falco

Posted on April 17, 2014 by Dana

Master of the storytelling universe Mike Daisey, and his story about experiencing the moment when the purpose of acting and theater became painfully clear–which might not have happened without “Rock Me Amadeus”.

“I was really into it. Not method acting where I let people punch me in a parking lot, no. It was actually worse than that.”

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Photo of Mike by D. Robert Wolcheck

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Robin Gelfenbien – Oscar Mayer Wiener Jingle

Posted on April 11, 2014 by Dana

Storyteller and host of Yum’s the Word Robin Gelfenbien, and how the Oscar Mayer Wiener song can’t help but remind her of the time she auditioned to drive the Wienermobile.

“I was getting interviews for other jobs, but I didn’t want them. I just wanted to drive a dick truck.”

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Photo of Robin by D. Robert Wolcheck

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Carrie Clark – Blue Poland/Ed Hall

Posted on April 3, 2014 by Dana

Carrie Clark of the legendary Austin band Sixteen Deluxe tells her story of a night spent in a mosh pit–a sweaty, sticky…crunchy mosh pit.

“Bruises are the mark of a life well lived–the bigger the fun, the bigger the bruise.”

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Selena Coppock – Theme from Saved by the Bell

Posted on March 26, 2014 by Dana

New Rules for Blondes author Selena Coppock, and her story about her love of Saved by the Bell, and how its theme song popped up in the oddest place.

“The middle school I attended was a brick and poured concrete box that made Soviet Russian architecture look warm and fuzzy.”

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Photo of Selena by D. Robert Wolcheck

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Elizabeth McQueen – Precious Things/Tori Amos

Posted on March 20, 2014 by Dana

Austin musician Elizabeth McQueen, and her story about how playing Precious Things in her high school talent show put her on a direct path to becoming a musician.

“We weren’t like ‘Riot Grrrl’ cool. We were like ‘future college professors in women’s studies’ cool.”

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Adam Wade – Theme From The Fall Guy/Lee Majors

Posted on March 13, 2014 by Dana

Storytelling master Adam Wade on his deep connection to the theme song from The Fall Guy.

“So Lee Majors is with all the hot babes, he’s a tough guy, he’s a man’s man…Adam Wade. That’s what I wanted. I wanted to be that.”

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Sway’s Last Interview With Tupac

Posted on February 27, 2014 by Dana

From our hip-hop show, this is Sway and his story about his last interview with Tupac–which also may have been Tupac’s final interview.

“The last question I asked him was, ‘Where do you see yourself five years from now?’”

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(Tupac’s interview segment is included in this episode with Sway’s permission.)

Jay Byrd – I’m Coming Out/Diana Ross

Posted on February 14, 2014 by Dana

Writer and performer Jay Byrd on “I’m Coming Out”, and how Diana Ross took his virginity…more or less.

“Diana Ross took my virginity. Okay, that’s not exactly true. I wasn’t truly a virgin…”

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Photo of Jay by Kelly Hasandras

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Chris Apollo Lynn – Heartbeats/The Knife

Posted on February 7, 2014 by Dana

Founder and editor of Republic of Austin Chris Apollo Lynn, and his story about how The Knife’s Heartbeats will always connect him to his grandmother.

“Grandmothers are kind of like a Mom with a credit card.”

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