We welcome you and all fairytale creatures across the land to our 37th Score Guide! Will & Wend set off from Duloc to embark on a great and noble quest to guide their loyal listenership through the masterful score to the 2001 Academy Award-winning, DreamWorks animation, Shrek by Harry Gregson-Williams and John Powell.
Your hosts journey past French Merry Men, slime-covered toadstools and nice boulders, to discuss, analyse and gush over the themes, leitmotifs, hidden roto toms, and all their favourite musical moments in each cue, taking you, the listener, on an informative and entertaining track-by-track ride through the rare but extensive soundtrack release.
Prepare for a gushing!
Shrek Varèse Sarabande (2001)
0:00 – Intro Tag: Todd Horan
4:01 – 1. Fairytale
7:03 – 2. Ogre Hunters/Fairytale Deathcamp
12:57 – 3. Donkey Meets Shrek
15:30 – 4. Eating Alone
18:39 – 5. Uninvited Guests
23:41 – 6. March of Farquaad
26:31 – 7. The Perfect King
28:20 – 8. Welcome to Duloc
30:31 – Halloween Version
32:31 – 9. Tournament Speech
33:27 – 10. What Kind of Quest
39:07 – 11. Dragon!/Fiona Awakens
43:59 – 12. One of a Kind Knight
47:18 – 13. Saving Donkey’s Ass
49:17 – 14. Escape From the Dragon
56:06 – 15. Helmet Hair
57:19 – 16. Delivery Boy Shrek/Making Camp
1:00:09 – 17. Friends Journey to Duloc
1:03:22 – 18. Starry Night
1:06:56 – 19. Singing Princess
1:11:08 – 20. Better Out Than In/Sunflower/I’ll Tell Him
1:15:02 – 21. Merry Men
1:18:08 – 22. Fiona Kicks Ass
1:20:41 – 23. Fiona’s Secret
1:24:19 – 24. Why Wait to Be Wed/You Thought Wrong
Welcome to the 34th episode of The Main Street Monologue, disnerds!
This week on your fave Disney show, we see the return of our much-loved Crystal Perea, to help Todd and Claude share the latest news, and dive into the Disney Music Archives. Your hosts bring you some of their favorite patriotic Disney tunes!
What’s your reaction to the latest news? Please contact us to share your own fave Disney music this time of year. We hope you’re all safe and healthy, and would love to hear from each and every one of you . . . except you, Susan!
We’ve reached the end of the horizon! Cap’n Wend & Quartermaster Will bid ye a warm welcome back onboard their nautical rum wagon, SS Scourge of the Sea, for the fifth and final (at least for now!) instalment in their series of Pirates of the CaribbeanScore Guide Specials. The Trident of Poseidon, that be their path. In celebration of all things piratey, it be their quest to guide you through the score to Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Talesby Geoff Zanelli.
Your hosts navigate you past the Devil’s Triangle to discuss, analyse and gush over their favourite musical moments in each cue, taking you, their conscriptees, on an informative and entertaining track-by-track ride through the soundtrack release with the help of their beloved Cursed Crew*, both of ’em worth their weight in golden bottles of rum!
*We want to give a hearty thank you and a piratey arrr to our Cursed Crew for sailing under Sideshow colours once more and gifting us with a treasure trove of amazing musical insights as always: Lasse Vogt and Jennifer Wolff.
The blood moon waits for no one. Hard to starboard. Ready your guns. Stand your ground. Show no fear. Cut the shard and let’s set SAIL!
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Walt Disney Records (2017)
0:00 – Intro Tag: Megan “Deets” Culley and Jen Wolff
9:06 – 1. Dead Men Tell No Tales
Crewmate: Lasse Vogt
17:36 – 2. Salazar
29:08 – 3. No Woman Has Ever Handled My Herschel
Crewmate: Lasse Vogt
34:38 – 4. You Speak of the Trident
Crewmate: Jen Wolff
39:15 – 5. The Devil’s Triangle
44:00 – 6. Shansa
47:18 – 7. Kill the Filthy Pirate, I’ll Wait
Crewmate: Lasse Vogt
51:17 – 8. The Dying Gull
Crewmates: Jen Wolff, Lasse Vogt
57:57 – 9. El Matador del Mar
1:04:51 – 10. Kill the Sparrow
Crewmate: Lasse Vogt
1:13:10 – 11. She Needs the Sea
1:17:15 – 12. The Brightest Star in the North
1:26:45 – 13. I’ve Come With the Butcher’s Bill
Crewmate: Lasse Vogt
1:30:02 – 14. The Power of the Sea
1:33:36 – 15. Treasure
1:45:30 – 16. My Name is Barbossa
1:53:37 – 17. Beyond My Beloved Horizon
Crewmate: Lasse Vogt
1:58:02 – 18. He’s a Pirate (Hans Zimmer vs. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike) [Bonus Track]
Welcome to episode 32 of The Main Street Monologue, the show that goes all in on all things Disney! This week on the show, Todd and Will celebrate the recent May 4th festivities by bringing you their Blu-ray review for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and also list their favorite examples of Walt Disney Imagineering magic!
Let us know your own Imagineering faves, as well as your thoughts on The Rise of Skywalker. We’d love to hear from each and every one of you!
Citizens of Gotham, we welcome you all to episode 28 of Sideshow Sound Radio! Deets, Jen, and Wend are joined by Will to discuss the music of The Dark Knight Trilogy by composers Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard.
The team discuss their fave themes and tracks from Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.
Let the games begin!
Reach out to us with your thoughts on the trilogy:
Disnerds, welcome to episode 31 of The Main Street Monologue! This week on the show, Crystal and Todd bring you another all Disney music episode. Your hosts open up the Disney Archives once more to explore the best library of tunes that were featured on the beloved Walt Disney Anthology series!
Let us know your own memories of watching the series, as well as your thoughts on any or all of the music mentioned. As always, we’d love to hear from you!
Welcome to episode 27 of Sideshow Sound Radio! Jen Wolff takes on hosting duties for the first time. She’s joined by the mentor of the Mexican Brotherhood, Wendell Jones, and from the American Contigent, Master Assassin, Megan Culley!
Though Assassin’s Creed II and Black Flag have been covered before on the show, it was about time the team synchronized and leapt head-first into the Assassin’s Creed game series. They present to you their favorite tracks from all game scores so far!
Nothing is true, everything is permitted!
Reach out to us with your thoughts on our choices, as well as your own fave tracks and scores in the video game franchise:
For our 35th Score Guide, Will and Wend guide you through the soundtrack to the 1989 superhero classic, Batman, directed by Tim Burton, and composed by one of our faves, Danny Elfman!
Your hosts shall be ripping back the composer’s curtain of this well-loved film score to reveal the themes, instrumentation, and all those shining musical moments that put a smile on our face . . . and yours!
Sit back, relax and let us guide you through the soundtrack release track-by-track!
Remember, never rub another man’s rhubarb!
Score Guide Artwork by Xander Stobbs 1:4:9 Studio
Batman Warner Bros. Records (1989)
0:00 – Intro Tag: Xander Stobbs
12:57 – 1. The Batman Theme
22:24 – 2. Roof Fight
28:07 – 3. First Confrontation
33:18 – 4. Kitchen, Surgery, Face-Off
40:20 – 5. Flowers
44:03 – 6. Clown Attack
47:02 – 7. Batman to the Rescue
54:42 – 8. Roasted Dude
57:30 – 9. Photo/Beautiful Dreamer
1:02:56 – 10. Descent into Mystery
1:08:22 – 11. The Bat Cave
1:10:59 – 12. Joker’s Poem
1:15:17 – 13. Childhood Remembered
1:17:19 – 14. Love Theme
1:20:01 – 15. Charge of the Batmobile
1:23:27 – 16. Attack of the Batwing
1:27:45 – 17. Up to the Cathedral (Edward Scissorhands)
Welcome to episode 30 of The Main Street Monologue, disnerds! This week on the show, as the world continues to change and many of us find ourselves stuck inside for the foreseeable future, Will and Todd present to you their top 10 underrated gems, that you can stream right now, on Disney Plus! They also, bring you their firsthand review of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway and the latest news from the house of mouse!
Let us know your thoughts on any or all things mentioned. We’d love to hear from you!
Welcome to episode 29 of The Main Street Monologue, disnerds! This week on the show, Todd is your host, and is joined by Crystal Perea, for her debut show! Todd and Crystal talk about breaking news from the Disney universe, discuss all the adventures that Will must do on his first trip ever to Disneyland Park and finally, come up with a top 10 list of which Disney theme park they think is better: Disneyland, or Walt Disney World!
Let us know your thoughts on any or all things mentioned. We’d love to hear from you!
Welcome to the world of tomorrow! For our 34th Score Guide, Will and I are going to be talking about the 2015 sci-fi mystery adventure film, Tomorrowland, directed and co-written by Brad Bird, and composed by the one, the only, Michael Giacchino!
We shall be modifying the Monitor to feed the right wolf and ripping back the composer’s curtain to reveal the themes, leitmotifs, instrumentation, and all those shining musical moments that make this film score the optimistic powerhouse it is!
Sit back, relax and let us guide you through the soundtrack release track-by-track!
Pins at the ready!
Score Guide Artwork by Xander Stobbs 1:4:9 Studio
Tomorrowland Walt Disney Records (2015)
0:00 – Intro Tag: Chad Hopkins
12:52 – 1. A Story About the Future
16:43 – 2. A Prologue
19:48 – There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow by The Sherman Brothers
21:02 – 3. You’ve Piqued My Pin-Trist
29:12 – It’s a Small World by The Sherman Brothers
30:46 – 4. Boat Wait, There’s More!
35:16 – 5. Edge of Tomorrowland
42:12 – I Got Mine by The Black Keys
42:39 – 6. Casey V Zeitgeist
46:47 – 7. Home Wheat Home
49:09 – 8. Pin-Ultimate Experience
55:44 – 9. A Touching Tale
57:06 – 10. World’s Worst Shop Keepers
1:05:22 – 11. Just Get in the Car
1:07:06 – 12. Texting While Driving
1:09:35 – 13. Frank Frank
1:10:46 – 14. All House Assault
1:14:30 – 15. People Mover and Shaker
1:20:48 – 16. What an Eiffel!
1:27:09 – 17. Welcome Back, Walker!
1:30:49 – 18. Sphere and Loathing
1:33:40 – 19. As the World Burns
1:39:30 – 20. The Battle of Bridgeway
1:46:16 – 21. The Hall Athena Pass
1:47:59 – 22. Electric Dreams
1:53:39 – 23. Pins of a Feather
1:59:20 – 24. End Credits
2:02:22 – Final Thoughts
2:06:19 – Score Guide Mailbox: Aaron Watson – How We Prepare for the Score Guides
Welcome to episode 28 of The Main Street Monologue, disnerds! Will & Todd give their thoughts on the latest batch of trailers, then discuss 10 overseas attractions they’d like to see the company bring to Disneyland and Walt Disney World!
Let us know your thoughts on any or all things mentioned, especially which overseas attractions you’d like to see in the American parks. We’d love to hear from you!
Welcome to episode 25 of The Main Street Monologue, disnerds! Up first on the show, Will & Todd give you a report on their latest trip to Walt Disney World, then give you all their thoughts on the sheer awesomeness that is Disney Plus, including their views on The Mandalorian and The Imagineering Story!
Let us know your thoughts on any or all things mentioned. We’d love to hear from you! Don’t be shy or silent, reach out to us for a chat anytime:
Something wicked this way comes! Episode 24 of Sideshow Sound Radio is here, in which we learn about Megan’s shark obsession, Wend dressing up as the wicked witch of the west, and that Jen’s experiences are not universal! Host Megatron AKA Deets is joined by everyone’s favorite Sith Lord, Jen Wolff, and enemy of the Federation, Wend Jones, to discuss our fave Villains cues!
Witches and Klingons and Sharks, oh my!
3:03 The Nazi Theme from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade by John Williams
8:23 Jaws by John Williams
20:37 The Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz by Herbert Stothart
26:42 Miraz from The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian by Harry Gregson-Williams
34:04 Dracula’s Theme from Van Helsing by Alan Silvestri
40:06 Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty by George Bruns/Tchaikovsky
49:39 Grand Admiral Thrawn from Star Wars Rebels by Sean Kiner
56:10 The Klingon Theme from Star Trek: The Motion Picture by Jerry Goldsmith
1:05:18 Killmonger from Black Panther by Ludwig Göransson
1:14:07 Baltair’s Theme from Battlestar Galactica (Season 3) by Bear McCreary
1:24:50 Carrigan & Dibs from Casper by James Horner
1:31:11 PARENTAL GUIDANCE ADVISORY (WARNING)
1:31:43 Juggernaut from Deadpool 2 by Tyler Bates
1:38:40 King Washington from Assassin’s Creed: The Tyranny of the King DLC by Lorne Balfe
1:48:18 Magneto’s Theme from X-Men: First Class by Henry Jackman
1:53:45 Black Manta from Aquaman by Rupert Gregson-Williams
Steven Spielberg and John Williams discussing the theme for Jaws
Happy Halloween all! On episode 24 of The Main Street Monologue, Todd & Will geek out over the latest Star Wars trailer for The Rise of Skywalker, discuss why The Haunted Mansion (the greatest theme park attraction in all the land!) means so much to them, and to finish off, dive into a top 10 fave list of underrated Disney villains!
Have a fun Halloween everyone!
What did you think of the latest The Rise of Skywalker trailer? Who are your fave Disney villains? Reach out to us about that, along with your own experiences and memories of The Haunted Mansion and what it means to you:
Greetings and welcome to Episode 23 of Sideshow Sound Radio, host Wend is joined from two hours in his past by Jen Wolff, and one hour in his future by Megan ‘Deets’ Culley, to discuss how time is represented in the scores of four films: Arrival by Jóhann Jóhannsson, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by John Williams, Inception by Hans Zimmer and Interstellar by Hans Zimmer, along with a few honourable mentions.
Remember, don’t drive and score!
3:13 – Arrival
28:12 – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
50:15 – Inception
1:09:08 – Interstellar
1:35:00 – Honourable Mentions – (Looper, Back to the Future) Dr. Strange, In Time, Alice Through the Looking Glass
This week on the show, Halloween season is nigh up on us and Todd & Will act as your Disney DJ’s, taking you on a pumpkin-shaped odyssey through some of their fave creepy Disney music! All this and more in episode 23 of The Main Street Monologue!
Pumpkin Spice Lattes at the ready!
Reach out to us with your own fave Disney Halloween music and reactions to any of the tunes played on the episode:
This week on the show, Will & Todd play catch-up with some D23 news, react to the latest Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Trailer, and compare their recent trips to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland and Walt Disney World. All this and more in episode 22 of The Main Street Monologue!
Reach out to us with your own thoughts and reactions to news from D23, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Trailer and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge:
This week on the show, Todd, Claude & Will bring you the top 10 reasons why they, as childless adults, frequently visit the Disney Parks and then deliver their Blu-ray review of Cinderella: Anniversary Edition! All this and more in episode 21 of the The Main Street Monologue!
Reach out to us with your own thoughts on this latest Blu-ray as well as your own reasons to visit the Disney Parks:
Cap’n Wend & Quartermaster Will bid ye a warm welcome back onboard their nautical rum wagon, SS Scourge of the Sea, for the fourth instalment in their series of Pirates of the CaribbeanScore Guide Specials. Mermaid waters be their path. In celebration of all things piratey, it be their quest to guide you through the score to Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tidesby Hans Zimmer and his armada of musical pirates.
Your hosts navigate you through mysterious waters to discuss, analyse and gush over their favourite musical moments in each cue, taking you their conscriptees on an informative and entertaining track-by-track ride through the soundtrack release with the help of their beloved Cursed Crew*, both of ’em worth their weight in gold!
*We want to give a hearty thank you and a piratey arrr to our Cursed Crew for for sailing under Sideshow colours once more, charming the shimmering tears out of mermaids and gifting us with a treasure trove of amazing musical insights as always: Lasse Vogt and Jennifer Wolff.
Time and tide wait for none. All hands, windward! Harden up two points, cast loose the cannons, gunners take posts and lets set SAIL!
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Walt Disney Records (2011)
0:00 – Intro Tag: Todd Horan
8:08 – 1. Guilty of Being Innocent of Being Jack Sparrow
This week on the show, Will & Todd continue their In the Parks music series by taking you on a mouse-shaped odyssey through the music of The Happiest Place On Earth, Disneyland. Headphones at the ready, for the 20th episode of The Main Street Monologue!
Reach out to us with your own musical faves from Disneyland:
This week for their 4th July spectacular, Will & Todd talk about some of the ways the mouse house makes them feel patriotic. Your hosts also discuss the music that accompanies some of their favorite Disney firework shows. All this and more coming up in this Yankee Doodle Dandy of a 19th installment of The Main Street Monologue!
We hope everyone has a wonderful, safe and enjoyable 4th of July!
Reach out to us with your own faves from the Disney parks:
Welcome to the desert of the real! In celebration of it’s 20th anniversary, for their 32nd Score Guide, Will & Wend shall be tumbling down the rabbit hole to discuss the highly original, postmodern score to The Wachowskis‘ 1999 sci-fi action-adventure, The Matrix, composed, orchestrated and conducted by marvellous composer, Don Davis.
Through the inventive approach of postmodern techniques, the composer employs atonality, dissonance, ostinatos and minimalist techniques to achieve a sound wholly original, for 90s action scores in particular. If the power of The Hollywood Studio Symphony, a 40-piece choir and boy soprano Theo Lebow weren’t enough, the soundtrack also features a collection of songs chosen by the directors that are almost equally well-loved in-context and we shall dive into some of these also, at the end of the show.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the flight as your hosts fling back the composer’s curtain to uncover all the shining musical moments that make this film score one of their faves of the last twenty years, guiding you through the soundtrack release track-by-track!
Cookies baked, spoons at the ready, let’s enter The Matrix!
Score Guide Artwork by Xander Stobbs 1:4:9 Studio
The Matrix: The Deluxe Edition Varèse Sarabande (2008)
This week on the show, Will & Todd discuss Pixar‘s Onward trailer and the long-awaited opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland. Your hosts also discuss which mega immersive lands Disney should build in the future. All this and more on Episode 18 of The Main Street Monologue!
Reach out to us with your thoughts on Onward, Galaxy’s Edge, and what future land you’d like to see built in the Disney parks:
This week on the The Main Street Monologue, Will & Todd return from their spring break with a round-up of everything they missed while on vacation: new trailers, Rise of Skywalker tidbits, Avengers: Endgame and their thoughts on the MCU’s 11-year odyssey.
Reach out to us with your thoughts on Endgame, Aladdin and all the latest trailers:
Will & Wend proudly welcome you one and all, from the south of hopeless, from the north of freezing to death, from villages yonder, to their 31st Score Guide! In this episode they happily explore a favourite in the soundtrack community, from the 2010 Dreamworks animation, How to Train Your Dragon byphenomenal composer, John Powell.
Featuring a barrage of memorable melodies, Celtic instrumentation, evocations of Nordic folk music, cleverly-used vocal ensembles and the power of the Hollywood Studio Symphony, your hosts rip back the composer’s curtain, to reveal the numerous themes, leitmotifs, wide instrumental palette, and all the musical moments they love from this amazing film score, guiding you through the soundtrack release track-by-track, and sharing all the reasons why HTTYD is their favourite score of the last 10 years!
Soundtracks & dragons at the ready, let’s set sail for the viking Isle of Berk!
Score Guide Artwork by Xander Stobbs 1:4:9 Studio
How to Train Your Dragon Varèse Sarabande (2010)
0:00 – Intro Tag: Lasse Vogt
7:37 – 1. This is Berk
16:55 – 2. Dragon Battle
20:24 – 3. The Downed Dragon
25:51 – 4. Dragon Training
29:12 – 5. Wounded
32:01 – 6. The Dragon Book
35:49 – 7. Focus, Hiccup!
37:44 – 8. Forbidden Friendship
44:57 – 9. New Tail
47:57 – 10. See You Tomorrow
51:01 – John Powell on His Secret Cue
52:59 – 11. Test Drive
59:47 – 12. Not So Fireproof
1:03:32 – 13. This Time for Sure
1:04:57 – 14. Astrid Goes for a Spin
1:06:30 – 15. Romantic Flight
1:33:32 – 16. Dragon’s Den
1:18:29 – 17. The Cove
1:21:25 – 18. The Kill Ring
1:24:45 – 19. Ready the Ships
1:28:20 – 20. Battling the Green Death
1:33:06 – 21. Counter Attack
1:35:48 – 22. Where’s Hiccup?
1:38:26 – 23. Coming Back Around
1:41:23 – 24. Sticks & Stones (Written and Performed by Jónsi)
Will & Todd pay homage to some of their fave easter eggs in the Disney parks and also play catch-up with some trailer drops from the last few weeks including one they’ve been waiting nearly two years for. All this and more on this week’s episode of the Main Street Monologue!
Reach out to us with your thoughts on Disney’s recent trailers and your own fave Disney Parks easter eggs:
This week on the Main Street Monologue, Todd, Will and Claude take over Disney’s movie studio and start greenlighting the movies they want to see the company make. They also have a shiny new Blu-ray to review that’s worthy of your purchase immediately…after hearing the show of course.
Reach out to us with your thoughts on Mary Poppins Returns and pitch your own movie ideas at:
Join Rebel host Wend and co-pilot Will Dodson on the SSR-15 in a galaxy far, far away, for the latest Star Wars Score Guide, the tenth instalment in their ever-growing series! In celebration of the most recent cinematic release in the franchise, they guide you through the amazing score to Solo: A Star Wars Story, by composers John Powell and John Williams.
Your hosts explore Powell’s and William’s themes, – old and new, – gush over their profusion of favourite musical moments in each cue and take you their passionate passenger and loyal listener on an informative and entertaining track-by-track ride through the soundtrack release with the help of their proud Rebel Alliance*.
*We want to give a GALACTIC thank you to our Rebel Alliance for bribing Imperial officers, helping us make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs and delivering passionate musical insights: Lasse Vogt, Tom DeMichele and Mike Watson. We’re luckier than a Pure Sabaac to have you!
Rebels everywhere, it’s time to shine…let’s talk Solo!
Solo: A Star Wars Story Walt Disney Records (2018)
Welcome back to the Main Street Monologue! This week on the show your hosts provide you with nuggets of news from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Disney Plus, Spaceship Earth, discuss the new Aladdin trailer and review the new The Little Mermaid Blu-ray, all in Episode 14!
Reach out to us with your thoughts on all the news discussed in this episode as well as your love for The Little Mermaid and the new Blu-ray:
It’s time for another instalment of Ian Crabb’s exclusive interview series! In a welcome return to the show, Ian is joined by award-winning composer, Ilan Eshkeri!
Ilan discusses his work on the new film The White Crow directed by Ralph Fiennes, the craft of ballet, the differences between scoring large and small projects, video games, the space station, Bond, and much, much more! Enjoy the show!
Will and Todd launch the first in a series of episodes on park music, where they will dive through the history of each Disney theme park, enjoying the rich legacy of beautiful music found therein. In Episode 13 of The Main Street Monologue your hosts take you through the musical legacy of EPCOT Center.
Reach out to us with your thoughts on the upcoming refurbishments as well as your fave experiences in EPCOT:
It’s Oscar season and the Walt Disney Company has had no shortage of films recognised by the Academy over it’s long and storied history. It is the great music attached to these films that your hosts Will and Todd talk about in Episode 12 of The Main Street Monologue!
Reach out to us with your thoughts, comments and reactions to the Aladdin trailer, the Frozen 2 trailer, and all the films and music discussed this episode along with the Oscars nominations:
Welcome to episode 11 of The Main Street Monologue! This week on the show, Will and Todd bring you their review of the Blu-ray release of Christopher Robin along with all the latest Disney news nuggets!
Reach out to us with your thoughts, comments and reactions to any and all of the topics discussed this episode:
The new year is upon us! Disney’s upcoming slate of heavy-hitters coming to theaters all but ensures that this will be the year the mouse absolutely dominates box office returns. Hosts Will & Todd talk about each and every one of these films in Episode 10 of the Main Street Monologue, the first of 2019!
Hope your year’s off to a cracking start! As always, reach out to us with your thoughts, comments and reactions:
Welcome to Episode 9 of the Main Street Monologue where your hosts end 2018 with a bang! Will & Todd tickle your eardrums as they bring you their favorite Disneyholiday audio, from songs to scores and the park!
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Reach out to us with your thoughts, comments and reactions:
Welcome one and all to the sixth instalment of The Main Street Monologue! In this episode, Will and Todd lovingly poke fun at the house of the mouse by discussing 20 Disney turkeys; the most infamous missteps over the years in 2 categories, theme parks and multimedia.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on ours and your own Disney turkeys. Reach out to us:
Welcome back to The Main Street Monologue! Halloween is nigh upon us, so in the second of their two-part celebration, Will & Todd continue the festivities by taking you into the boundless realm of supernatural Disney sounds they love the most in 3 creepy categories: Disney songs, film music and park audio.
Will also announces details of SST’s new Halloween album, The Wraith. This 7th chapter in the ongoing, macabre Greenhill Point Saga will be digitally released on Bandcamp October 30th!
We’d love to hear about the spooky Disney sounds & scores that tickle your eardrums every Halloween season, particularly those that weren’t mentioned! Reach out to us at:
In the fourth episode of The Main Street Monologue, it’s Halloween time! To kick-start their month of Halloween celebrations, Will and Todd discuss their required Disney Halloween viewings, 8 films and/or shorts that they must watch each and every October!
How do you feel about our list? Share your thoughts! We’d love to hear about your own required Disney Halloween viewings, especially those not mentioned here! Reach out to us at:
In the second episode of Sideshow’s laughing place – The Main Street Monologue, Disnerds Will and Todd talk about the confirmation of a longstanding rumor regarding IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, before discussing ten guilty pleasures other Disney fans judge them for in five categories, movie, restaurant, attraction, song, and merchandise!
Special thanks to Rob Rawdon, our Chief Namer of Episodes!
How do you feel about IllumiNations? Share your memories with us and we’d love to hear about your own guilty pleasures! Feel free to make fun of our choices at:
In the first, official episode of Sideshow’s brand new, bi-weekly Disney podcast – The Main Street Monologue, Will and Todd talk about an exciting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge rumor concerning John Williams and Michael Giacchino, before discussing their Top Ten favorite area audio loops on Disney property!
Are you excited for Galaxy’s Edge? We’d love to hear about your thoughts on this new music rumor along with your favorite area loops on Disney property! Feel free to contact us anytime at:
Welcome to The Main Street Monologue, our brand new podcast where we go all in on all things Disney. We’ll discuss topics ranging from home video releases, parks and resorts, our top 5 lists, top 10 lists, Disney history, and a whole lot more at Sideshow HQ’s laughing place!
In Episode 0, hosts Will and Todd tell you all about their brand new bi-weekly Disney show, the pros and cons of the Disney Movie Club, and finally, they review the latest Blu-ray release from the Walt Disney Signature Edition, Peter Pan.
Are you a member of the Disney Movie Club? We’d love to hear about your thoughts on the Peter Pan release and other Walt Disney Signature Editions! Feel free to contact us anytime at:
Welcome to Mouse Music, where we celebrate the magic, music and history of the Walt Disney Company! In our 13th episode, we discuss the 49th Disney animated feature film, The Princess and the Frog!
Joining Will & Wend for their trip down the bayou is Rachel, Chris & Todd! The full hostful head to New Orleans to talk about the 2009 animated musical, ’The Princess and the Frog‘, scored by Sideshow favourite composer Randy Newman.
Up next, it’s time to turn back the hands of the Sideshow clock and head back to the past in the Disney Music Archives. Chris brings us three earworms for the price of two from Disney legend George Bruns that all share a similar history. For today’s episode, we provide a healthy dose of toe-tapping dixieland jazz in That Happy Rag, The Humphrey Hop, and 1925 in all their various iterations over the years and their magnum opus in the Autoparts Harmonic Orchestra at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.
Rachel and Todd return us to the present to finish the show In the Parks in New Orleans Square over at Disneyland! After a rundown of the land’s history, the team take a stroll through the narrow, winding streets and intimate courtyards to celebrate and share their thoughts and memories of the mint juleps, French cuisine, authentic architecture, Club 33 and atmosphere of the birthplace of jazz.
Did you enjoy The Princess and the Frog as much as us? We’d love to hear about your experiences in New Orleans Square, as well as your favourite tunes by George Bruns! Feel free to contact us anytime at:
Welcome everyone to the newest instalment of Ian’s exclusive interview series, where your host, Ian Crabb, is very fortunate to talk with the brilliant film and television composer, Jared Faber.
Jared chats about his background in music, how he got into composing, working his way from oodles of animated kids shows to some of the most highly popular and respected sitcoms on TV such as the fantastic new show, Splitting Up Togetherand a whole lot more! Enjoy!
Welcome everyone to Ian’s latest interview, where your host has the incredible fortune of sitting down to chat with Kevin Kiner, composer of Hell on Wheels, Jane the Virgin, CSI: Miami, Stargate SG-1, Star Trek Enterprise, Wing Commander, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.
Kevin talks about lighting the composer spark in you, how Wing Commander was ahead of it’s time, approaching the Star Wars Universe, working with George Lucasand much, much more!
Welcome to our freshly rebooted main show! In Episode 22 of Sideshow Sound Radio, and Part 1 of our look at the music of the DC Extended Universe. Your host, Wend Jones, is joined by two brand new members (though no strangers to the feed!), who will be appearing on every future episode of this show. Up first, from The Buckeye State via The Empire State, we have our very own Harley Quinn, Megan ‘Deets’ Culley, and from the Beaver State of Oregon, the Barbara Gordon of tonight’s show, Jen Wolff!
After hearing the musical origins of our delightful new co-hosts, the trio discuss the first two film scores in the DCEU,Man of Steel by composer Hans Zimmer, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice composed by Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL.
Join us soon for Part 2 when we’ll discuss our favourite cues and musical moments from Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman and Justice League. Until then…
Hang up your cape, enjoy life on the farm and we’ll see YOU in Belle Reve Penitentiary!
Welcome everyone to Ian’s newest interview, where your host has the great privilege of chatting with Ben Lovett, composer of the critically-acclaimed, indie horror, The Ritual!
Ben talks about finding his musical path to composing, growing up as part of a team of filmmakers, composing his first feature for a movie starring two Hollywood legends, forming lasting career relationships with directors, the careful selection of setups project to project, the eternal conundrum of how exactly to score a forest, and heaps more!
In Ian’s latest interview your host has the incredible fortune of sitting down to chat with amazing Michael Abels, composer of the multiple award-winning, psychological thriller, Get Out!
Michael chats about collaborating with the Sphinx Organization and Sphinx Virtuosi, Delights & Dances, Urban Legends, the huge success of Get Out and creating the score, upcoming commissions, and much more!
In Ian’s latest interview your host has the great fortune of talking with award-winning television and film composer, the charming and insightful Kurt Farquhar!
Having scored over 1,300 episodes of television, Kurt has been gifting us with his musical talents for decades now. He chats about his music studies, writing his first symphonic work at the age of 12, the CW live-action show Black Lightning, from DC Comics, his process creating the music, avoiding cliché’s in a show inhabited primarily by African American characters, the importance of family in a superhero score, working on the action thriller 96 Minutes, and a whole lot more!
In the newest instalment of Ian’s amazing interview series, your host has the pleasure of talking with an exceptionally talented up and coming composer from Vienna, Alexander Schiebel!
Alexander chats about European vs. American weather, his dual life as lawyer by day and composer by night, the day he fell in love with synthesizers, his vast array of independent work, his feature film debut Able Danger, his passion for scoring previously scored works, his unique work with the Vienna Symphonic Library, his fave TV show, film, film score and film composer of all time, and much more!
Rebels, it’s time to let old things die! A belated Happy New Year from the Score Guide team, welcome one and all to our 9th Star Wars Score Guide! In celebration of the recent cinematic release, it is time we talk Star Wars Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, and the stellar score by composer John Williams!
Join Captain Wend, his co-pilot Will Dodson and hopeless droid Claude back on board the SSR-15 as they discuss the latest movie in the Star Wars saga, The Last Jedi! Supported by their expert band of Rebels*, your hosts guide you through the soundtrack release, discussing, analysing and chestbeating over the surplus of old themes, new themes, surprising motifs, jaw-dropping orchestration and their favourite musical moments from this latest action showpiece!
*We want to give a GALACTIC thank you to our strongest Rebel Alliance yet for dropping musical bombshells and insights that made this episode one of our greatest to date: Dane Walker, Megan Culley, Joscha Sauerland, Jennifer Wolff, Mike Watson, Mark Carman, Matthew Brown and Jamie Burns.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Walt Disney Records (2017)
0:00:00 – Skit
Featuring Jamie Burns, Xander Stobbs, Will Dodson, Megan Culley, Wendell Jones & Ian Crabb
0:09:53 – 1. Main Title and Escape
0:22:07 – 2. Ahch-To Island
0:27:59 – 3. Revisiting Snoke
Rebel: Dane Walker
0:36:13 – 4. The Supremacy
0:40:44 – 5. Fun With Finn and Rose
0:43:59 – 6. Old Friends
0:46:49 – 7. The Rebellion is Reborn
0:50:35 – 8. Lesson One
0:54:21 – 9. Canto Bight
Rebel: Megan Culley (Professional Story Topper)
0:58:16 – 10. Who Are You?
58:57 – The Death Star Motif
1:03:08 – 11. The Fathiers
Rebels: Joscha Sauerland and Megan Culley (Starkiller Base Sanitation)
1:09:37 – 12. The Cave
1:13:54 – 13. The Sacred Jedi Texts
1:17:53 – 14. A New Alliance
Rebels: Jennifer Wolff and Megan Culley (Professional Rey Defender)
1:25:04 – 15. Chrome Dome
Rebel: Megan Culley (President of the Vice Admiral Holdo Fan Club)
1:30:28 – 16. The Battle of Crait
Rebels: Mike Watson, Dane Walker and Mark Carman
1:43:04 – 17. The Spark
Rebels: Matthew Brown, Joscha Sauerland, Jennifer Wolff and Dane Walker
1:57:42 – 18. The Last Jedi
1:59:37 – 19. Peace and Purpose
2:03:55 – 20. Finale
Rebels: Joscha Sauerland and Megan Culley (Confirmed Nerd)
2:16:10 – How It Should End Credits by Jamie Burns
In the latest instalment of Ian’s exclusive interview series, your host has the good fortune of chatting with award-winning composer, Carlos Rafael Rivera!
Carlos discusses the thriller A Walk Among the Tombstones, the success of the smash-hit Netflix series Godless and scoring the show, growing up in a supportive family, Bruce Broughton’s Tombstone, being inspired by Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams, the genius of James Horner’s Wrath of Khan, working with director Scott Frank, his unique scoring process, the support of David Stal, his fave score of all time, and much, much more!
Welcome to an emergency episode of In Defence Of! We don’t typically talk about movies still in theaters, but today we make a special case for a special movie. In episode 14 of IDO, the team discuss and defend the second instalment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy, The Last Jedi!
Your temper-tantrum-throwing, bare-chest-showing host, Andrew ‘Kylo Ren’ Steele/Darth Steelius is joined by the hotshot flyboy, cantina space cowboy, Billy ‘Poe’ Dodson and his sidekick BB-Kitty-8, and a man not afraid to rough it with the boys, kick it with the droids, or fight his way through a whole Imperial Army, Todd ‘Leia/Organa/Skywalker/Solo’ Horan.
In the latest instalment of Ian’s exclusive interview series, your host has the pleasure of chatting with composer for film, television and games, the luminous Marie-Anne Fischer.
Marie-Anne discusses living and working in different countries, composing for wildlife documentaries, recording live strings from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, growing up in a musical family, joining Oliver Sadie on the feature film The Garden, working on the orchestral and electronic industry album Space, being Director of the SCOREcast London community, writing music for sample libraries, the importance of continuous learning, her participation with BAFTA, and answers a round of quick fire questions to top it all off!
In the latest instalment of Ian’s interview series and first of 2018, your host chats with the incredibly talented and beyond charming, Kristen Romanelli.
Kristen is the Managing Editor of the hugely popular Film Score Monthly Online Magazine, where they bring you all the news from the world of film music, fascinating editorials, news, reviews and amazing insight into the world we love!
Thank you all for listening! Happy New Year everyone!
Join Will & Wend for their first ChristmasScore Guide! In their final episode of 2017 they merrily explore a childhood classic, the 1990 comedy chrimbo movie, Home Alone, composed and conducted by masterful maestro, John Williams.
Your festive hosts shall be pulling back the composer’s christmassy curtain for you our loyal listener, to reveal themes, identify leitmotifs, and gush over instrumentation and all those sparkling musical moments that make this soundtrack so well-loved the world over.
Crowbars up, snow shovels at the ready, let’s feel that gingerbread feeling!
Merry Christmas everyone!
Home Alone 25th Anniversary Limited Edition La-La Land Records (2015)
Intro Tag: Xander Stobbs
6:15 – 1. Home Alone (Main Theme)
9.57 – 2. Go Pack Your Suitcase/Introducing Marley/In Good Hands
Join Captain Wend and quartermaster Will on the fastest ship in the Cari-B, their rum wagon, SS Scourge of the Sea, for the third episode in their series of special Pirates of the CaribbeanScore Guides! In celebration of the latest instalment in the series Dead Men Tell No Tales, they guide you through the well-loved score to Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s Endby Hans Zimmer.
Your hosts steer you through the soundtrack seas to discuss, analyse and gush over their favourite musical moments in each cue, taking you their passenger, their attentive listener on an informative and entertaining track-by-track ride through the soundtrack release with the help of their beloved Cursed Crew*, there’s not been a gathering like this in their lifetimes!
*We want to give a hearty thank you and a piratey arrr to our Cursed Crew for sailing under our colours once again, providing the courses and charts for this episode and by the sweat of their brows, the strength of their backs and the courage in their hearts, gifting us with a treasure trove of amazing musical insights that left us hanging from the crow’s nest for days: Benson Farris, Lasse Vogt, Rob Rawdon, Megan Culley and Jennifer Wolff.
Trim that sail, slack windward brace and sheet. Haul the pennant line! Let’s set SAIL!
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End Walt Disney Records (2007)
0:00 – Intro Tag: Lasse Vogt
07:27 – Introductions
Crewmates: Benson Farris, Lasse Vogt
10:44 – 1. Hoist the Colours
Crewmates: Rob Rawdon, Lasse Vogt, Benson Farris
18:54 – 2. Singapore
Crewmate: Lasse Vogt
22:57 – Gore Verbinski and Hans Zimmer on the creation of Lord Beckett’s Theme
25:50 – East India Trading Company
Crewmate: Benson Farris
27:12 – Hans Zimmer talking to Dan Goldwasser about recording the Chinese instruments
29:02 – 3. At Wit’s End
Crewmate: Lasse Vogt
39:56 – 4. Multiple Jacks
Crewmates: Lasse Vogt, Megan Culley
47:00 – 5. Up is Down
Crewmates: Jennifer Wolff, Benson Farris
54:28 – 6. I See Dead People in Boats
Crewmate: Lasse Vogt
1:04:08 – 7. The Brethren Court
Crewmate: Lasse Vogt
1:08:34 – 8. Parlay
Crewmate: Lasse Vogt
1:10:31 – Hans Zimmer on Recording Gore Verbinski playing the guitar
In the newest instalment of Ian’s exclusive interview series brought to you exclusively by Sideshow Sound Radio, your host has the delight of chatting with the award-winning British film, TV and Video Game composer extraordinaire, the most talented, generous and just darn fun Professor you’ve ever heard, Stephen Baysted.
Stephen is best known for his supreme work ongames such as the Need for Speed series, Atari’s Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends, and the absolutely mind-blowing Project Cars. The composer is also well-known for his music to documentaries, animation, short film and commercials, and has been nominated for prestigious awards numerous times for his spectacular scores.
Stephen talks with Ian about his Batcave in the garden, the lengths he’s gone to recording all the car sounds for your games that you took for granted, their mutual love of 80s TV and music, his incredible wife, an amazing opera singer, assembling a team, and much, much more!
Thank you all for listening, enjoy part one of this exclusive interview!
In the latest In Defence Of, host Ian Crabb is joined by a crew ready to soar into the galaxy, the plucky young lad with a mighty ring, Will Dodson, the scourge of the galaxy, Andrew Steele, and the steadfast Captain, Todd Horan.
In episode 13 of IDO, the team discuss Fox Animation Studio’s 2000 space adventure, Titan A.E. and it’s diverse score by composer Graeme Revell! Did it deserve to crash and burn so heinously? Did it? Grab your rings as we head into Bluth’s cosmos!
In the latest exciting interview brought to you exclusively by Sideshow Sound Radio, Ian proudly sits down to chat with the incredibly kind, charming and talented Bruce Broughton.
Bruce Broughton is a an award-winning composer and conductor of some of the most legendary scores for film and television, Young Sherlock Holmes, Monster Squad, Silverado, The Rescuers, Tiny Toon Adventures, Stay Tuned, Homeward Bound, The Boy Who Could Fly, Baby’s Day Out, Tombstone, just to name a few. Bruce has just finished composing for Seth McFarlane’s new sci-fi dramedy ‘The Orville‘ and talks with Ian about the many projects he’s worked on over the years, answering listeners questions along the way, and giving us a few surprises on the piano!
For his newest instalment in his interview series, Ian sits down to chat with talented English composer Benjamin Wallfisch. Benjamin discusses his road to composing, from conducting to orchestrating to arranging, his time working with composer Hans Zimmer, his first feature as composer on ‘Dear Wendy’, working on such projects as 12 Years a Slave, Hidden Figures, A Cure for Wellness, Annabelle: Creation, the recent record-breaking phenomenon ‘IT‘, and a whole lot more!
Space travellers and treasured listeners of Mouse Music, welcome to a podcast celebrating the magic, music and history of the Walt Disney Company! The future has arrived in our 12th episode, as we discuss the computer-animated, sci-fi comedy film, Meet the Robinsons!
Joining Will & Wend for their high-flying adventure, as always, is Rachel & Todd! The team of podcasters head to the future to talk about the 2007 Walt Disney Animated Studios’, ‘Meet the Robinsons‘, scored by composer Danny Elfman and performed by the Hollywood Studio Symphony.
Up next, the crew pick up Chris, turn back the clock, raise the Swiss flag and build a treehouse in the Disney Music Archives. Chris brings us an earworm from Adventureland for today’s episode, ‘Swisskapolka‘ written by Buddy Baker. Taken from the 1960 American Adventure film, ‘Swiss Family Robinson‘, enjoy Chris & Wend’s premiere performance on vocals and organ of the lyrics written by Bob Jackman!
As Chris treats his mouse bite, Rachel and Todd return us to the future to finish the show In the Parks at spaceport seven-five, with Rachel’s favourite attraction, Space Mountain! After a speedy journey through the ride’s history, the team celebrate the Tomorrowland rollercoaster by sharing their memories and thoughts on all the ride’s iterations including it’s memorable techno score, composed by Michael Giacchino.
Join Captain Wend and quartermaster Will on the fastest ship in the Cari-B, the SS Scourge of the Sea, for the second episode in their series of special Pirates of the CaribbeanScore Guides! In celebration of the latest instalment in the series Dead Men Tell No Tales, they guide you through the memorable score to Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, composed by Hans Zimmer.
Your hosts steer you through the soundtrack seas, happily exploring themes old and new, cheering over leitmotifs, gushing over their favourite musical moments in each cue and taking you their passenger, their attentive listener on an informative and entertaining track-by-track ride through the soundtrack release with the help of their beloved Cursed Crew*, every one of ’em worth their salt!
*We want to give a hearty thank you and a piratey arrr to our Cursed Crew for sailing under our colours once again, providing the rum and BIG FIRE of the episode, and gifting us with a plunder of detailed musical insights more valuable than a jar of dirt: Chad Hopkins, Lasse Vogt, Jennifer Wolff, Megan Culley and Rob Rawdon.
Rum at the ready…it’s time we do a speck of honest pirating!
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Walt Disney Records (2006)
In the latest In Defence Of, host Ian Crabb is joined by his team of webheads, the heartthrob of the corridor, Will Flash Dodson, the high-flyer that doesn’t need wings, Andrew Drew Parker Steele, and the heroic Captain, the Disney to their Dark Knight, Todd Horan.
In episode 12 of IDO, the team defend Sony’s 2012 reboot of the franchise, The Amazing Spider-Man and it’s webtastic score by composer James Horner! Will any of their opinions of change by the end of the episode? Will any of yours? Listen to find out!
For his latest interview, Ian sits down with composer Cris Velasco, one of the most respected composers of video games in recent times. Cris talks about his work/life balance, starting out in a death metal band, developing an interest for classical guitar, taking a Music Appreciation class in junior college, being told music was a lesser art form, his love for Bard’s Tale on the Commodore 64, his first professional project, Battlestar Galactica, creating the instrumental palette for Bloodborne, researching Russian composers to prepare for his work on Company of Heroes, his Star Wars dream, thoughts on The Force Awakens and Rogue One, his fave film score and video game score, and much, much more!
Join Will & Wend for their 25th Score Guide! In this episode they happily explore a fave in the film music community, the 2016 Laika animation, Kubo and the Two Strings by composer Dario Marianelli.
Featuring the often-used Metro Voices and performing talents of Hibiki Ichikawa on the 3-stringed traditional Japanese instrument, the shamisen, your hosts pull back the composer’s curtain, to reveal the themes, leitmotifs, instrumentation, textures, colours, and craft, all of which this film composer excels at, guiding you through the soundtrack release track-by-track, and sharing all the reasons whyKubo is their favourite score of 2016 along the way!
Don’t mess with the monkey!
Kubo and the Two Strings Warner Bros. Records (2016)
0:00 – Intro Tag: Spencer Creaghan
4:23 – 1. The Impossible Waves
08:02 – 2. Kubo Goes to Town
10:48 – 3. Story Time
15:18 – 4. Ancestors
18:31 – 5. Meet the Sisters!
23:32 – 6. Origami Birds
29:04 – 7. The Giant Skeleton
33:48 – 8. The Leafy Galleon
40:34 – 9. Above and Below
45:43 – 10. The Galleon Restored
48:00 – 11. Monkey’s Story
51:17 – 12. Hanzo’s Fortress
55:38 – 13. United-Divided
57:45 – 14. Showdown with Grandfather
1:01:49 – 15. Rebirth
1:03:38 – 16. While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Composed by George Harrison/Performed by Regina Spektor)
In the latest instalment of Ian’s exclusive interview series, Ian has the pleasure of sitting down with the very talented and knowledgeable composer Gareth J. Rubery, superstar of the future! Gareth talks about humble beginnings in a musical household, growing up with a mouthpiece for a rattle and playing piano duets with his mother, wearing many hats with his band Radiate, the gear he uses in his studio, recording a string quartet in his home, putting his music out into the world and growing a following of amazing people on Twitter, his love for cello, Superman, Back to the Future and The X-Files, thoughts on Batman v Superman, his astonishing musical career so far, favourite composers, and heaps more!
Join Captain Wend and quartermaster Will on the fastest ship in the Caribbean, the nigh-uncatchable SS Scourge of the Sea, for the first episode in their new series of special Pirates of the Caribbean Score Guides! In celebration of the latest instalment in the series Dead Men Tell No Tales, they guide you through the memorable score to Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, composed by Klaus Badelt and producer Hans Zimmer.
Your hosts steer you through the soundtrack seas, exploring themes, leitmotifs, gushing over their favourite musical moments in each cue and taking you their passenger, their attentive listener on an informative and entertaining track-by-track ride through the soundtrack release with the help of their beloved Cursed Crew*, every one of them worth their salt!
*We want to give a hearty thank you and a piratey arrr to our Cursed Crew for sailing under our colours, having the courage and fortitude to follow orders and stay true in the face of danger and almost certain death, and giving us a plunder of musical insights more valuable than the entire Spanish Main: Chad Hopkins, Tiffany Jordan, Rob Rawdon, Benson Farris, Megan Culley and Jennifer Wolff.
Sea legs at the ready landlubbers…it’s time we talk Pirates!
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Walt Disney Records (2003)
In our latest interview, Ian has the absolute pleasure of sitting down with the wonderfully charming and incredibly talented composer Ilan Eshkeri, who talks about learning violin from an early age, collaborating with Matthew Vaughn on Stardust, the pressure of writing music for The Snowman and The Snowdog, recording Hannibal Rising with Dino De Laurentiis at Abbey Road, having heaps of fun on Kick-Ass, playing with numbers on 47 Ronin, the role of a film composer, creating the sound palette for Coriolanus, scoring the new Sergei Polunin documentary Dancer, being inspired by John Barry for the Johnny English Reborn score and answering many listener questions along the way. Enjoy!
In the latest episode of In Defence Of, host Ian Crabb is joined by his band of inmates, the fearless leader, out of the airlock, Will ‘Ripley’ Dodson, the enigma of space, Andrew ‘Xenomorph’ Steele, the wild, unpredictable, Mr. Todd Horan, and the welcome return of the podfather himself, Erik Woods.
In episode 11 of IDO, the team defend the 1992 sequel Alien 3 and it’s incredible score by composer Elliot Goldenthal! Is it that bad? Does it deserve the vitriol? Is hindsight a friend to this film? Listen and find out!
Join Rebel host Wend and co-pilot Will Dodson on the SSR-15, for the first and only special Star Wars Score Guide of 2017! In celebration of the recent Blu-ray release, they guide you through the incredible score to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, by composer Michael Giacchino.
Your hosts explore all the themes and adaptations, gush over their favourite musical moments in each cue and take you their passenger, their loyal listener on an informative and entertaining track-by-track ride through the soundtrack release with the help of their proud Rebel Alliance*.
*We want to give a GALACTIC thank you to our strongest Rebel Alliance yet for burning down Imperial flags across the galaxy, protecting the Kyber crystals, and giving us better musical insights than ever: Rob Rawdon, Jamie Burns, Megan Culley, Dane Walker, Jennifer Wolff, Tiago Gomes and Thomas Midena.
Rebels everywhere, gather your things…it’s time we talk Rogue One.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Walt Disney Records (2016)
Avast ye privateers, scallywags, landlubbers and beloved listeners of Mouse Music and welcome to a podcast celebrating the magic, music and history of the Walt Disney Company! In our 11th episode, we head to the high seas, raise the Jolly Roger to discuss the second film directed by Jim Henson‘s son, Brian Henson, Muppet Treasure Island!
Joining Cap’n Will Dodson and the old salt himself, first mate Wendell Jones, all the way from the West Coast, is Rachel Herrick! The team of podcasters set sail on the big blue wet thing to talk about a childhood favourite, the 1996 Walt Disney Pictures’, ‘Muppet Treasure Island‘, scored by composer Hans Zimmer, with songs by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.
Up next, the crew pick up pirate Legend Crewman Chris for another nautical instalment of the Disney Music Archives. Chris brings quite the shanty for today’s episode, ‘Little Toot‘ sung by the Andrews Sisters,with music by Vic Schoen. Taken from the 1948 Walt Disney Studios package feature film, ‘Melody Time‘, there’s more than meets the eye with this one!
The four caballeros finish the show In the Parks, in the pirate-infested waters of Davy Jones with a well-loved Sideshow favourite, Pirates of the Caribbean! After a brief jaunt through the ride’s history, the team drunkenly celebrate the recent 50th anniversary by sharing with you their memories and thoughts about one of their absolute favourite attractions and it’s memorable signature tune “Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me)” composed by X Atencio, with lyrics by George Bruns.
Do you have Cabin Fever? Are you as passionate about Muppet Treasure Island as we are? We’d love to be hearing about yer experiences on Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as your memories ofLittle Toot! Feel free to contact us anytime with your bottled messages at: email@example.com Amongst the birds in the crow’s nest on Twitter: @sideshowsound On the Facebook Scrolls: SideshowSoundTheatre Find our beautiful pictures on Instagram: sideshowsound and our pretty paintings on Pinterest: SideshowSound
Join Will & Wend over the wall in The Slaughtered Prince for their first Score Guide of 2017! In this episode we gush over composer Ilan Eshkeri‘s well-loved film score for the 2007 romantic fantasy, Stardust directed by Matthew Vaughn.
Featuring astonishing performances by The London Metropolitan Orchestra and Metro Voices we guide you through this spectacular score, pulling back the composer’s curtain to reveal the themes, leitmotifs, instrumentation, sonic textures, and shining musical moments that make the Stardust soundtrack shine, with the help of longtime friend of the show, Tiago Gomes!
Welcome to the 80th episode of Sideshow & Tell, your weekly mini soundtrack news hosted by Ian Crabb! In this week’s episode, Ian discusses the latest film music releases, including a 2-disc reissue of Die Hard by Michael Kamen, from La-La Land Records, brings you his Home Video Pick from composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, and a vinyl Pick of the Week by composer Jerry Goldsmith, from La-La Land Records. To finish SAT80, we have an exclusive interview for you all with the phenomenally talented composer, Lesley Barber, who talks about growing up on a farm, learning composition from her father, reinventing the musical language of Franz Schubert for ‘Little Bear’, partnering up with Patricia Rozema for her first feature score, ‘When Night is Falling’, bringing a unique voice to ‘Mansfield Park’, scoring the recent award-winning drama, Manchester by the Sea, turning her house into a recording studio, her favourite films and scores of 2016, the story behind her Blüthner piano, female film composers and much more! Enjoy the show!
In Episode 21 of Sideshow Sound Radio, host and ringleader Will Dodson, is joined by his partners in crime, this episode’s grease man ‘The Crabb’, and the brains of the operation, Todd Horan. The gang take a look at some of their favourite heist films and the scores that accompany them.
Aloha and welcome everyoneto episode 10 of Mouse Music, a podcast celebrating the magic, music and history of the Walt Disney Company! For the first episode of 2017, we have all sorts of intergalactic shenanigans for you, starting with the 42nd Disney animated feature film, Lilo & Stitch!
Joining hosts Will Dodson and Wendell Jones in our podcast ‘ohana on the sunny shores of Hawaii, is our lovely co-host all the way from Los Angeles, voice actor and puppeteer, Rachel Herrick, and making his second appearance on the show, the very lovely and talented Mr. Todd Horan! The team of podcasters discuss their favourite cinematic and musical moments from 2002 Walt Disney Pictures’, ‘Lilo & Stitch‘, scored by composer Alan Silvestri.
Up next, our resident Disney historian Chris Lyndon joins Wend for a cheery, tropical instalment of the Disney Music Archives. Chris brings quite the earworm for today’s episode, ‘Pineapple Princess‘ sung by Annette Funicello,written by The Sherman Brothers. Taken from the 1960 LP album ‘Hawaiiannette‘, and produced by Disneyland Records, it’s time to grab your ukuleles everyone and sing along!
Finally, for the first time on the show, the three caballeros from Jiminy Crickets! join Wend at Ray’s Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland as they go In the Parks to chat about the wise-cracking, alien lounge singer Sonny Eclipse voiced by Kal David with music by Disney Composer George Wilkins! After a brief ride through the show’s history, the team happily explore Sonny’s setlist and share with you all their memories and thoughts about one of the best counter-service shows in Walt Disney World!
In the first episode of 2017, In Defence Of is back with a hot cup of positivi-tea. Your host Ian Crabb is joined by the fedora-wearing, snake-fearing action man, Indiana Will, and the one who doesn’t seem to age, Mr. Drew Ravenwood.
In episode 10 of IDO, the team discuss the fourth film in one of Steven Spielberg‘s most popular franchises, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull scored by who other than composer John Williams!
Merry Christmas and happy holidays internet! A hearty welcome to episode 69 of Sideshow & Tell, our second annual holiday special! We start off the final episode of the year with your host bringing you news of the latest film music releases including Passengers by Thomas Newman, from Sony Masterworks, a deluxe edition of Star Trek Beyond by Michael Giacchino, from Varèse Sarabande, news of who’s eligible for the 2017 Academy Awards, TWO Home Video Picks, a Pick of the Week from Walt Disney Records but also guest appearances from the Sideshow team with their favourite holiday films and scores!
The second half of the show features Ian, Will, Drew & Todd discussing the most recent addition to the Star Wars Saga, Rogue One by Michael Giacchino. We shall be taking our customary short break over the Christmas period but will be back in the new year with more amazing content! Thank you all so much for listening, supporting and contributing to Sideshow in 2016, we wouldn’t be here without you! We wish you all the very happiest of holidays and we’ll see you in the new year!
3:17 Todd Horan – Gremlins by Jerry Goldsmith
11:19 Star Trek Beyond
13:24 2017 Academy Awards
16:26 Wendell Jones – Die Hard by Michael Kamen
19:45 Home Video Pick
21:58 Ian Crabb – Batman Returns by Danny Elfman
24:54 Andrew Steele – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Join Wend and smuggler co-pilot Will Dodson live onboard their trusty rustbucket, the SSR-15, for the finale of their three special Score Guides and last episode of 2016!
In celebration of the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie, they continue their look back at the prequel trilogy finishing today with the grammy-nominated Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, composed and conducted by a man who without which Star Wars would be left wanting, maestro John Williams.
Your hosts traverse the marvellous musical web John Williams spun, navigate his many themes and motifs, old and new, highlight their favourite moments in each cue and take you the listener on an informative and entertaining track-by-track ride through the soundtrack release with the help of their splendiferous, ever-growing Rebel Alliance*.
Enjoy the musical exploration of their favourite score in the prequel trilogy in the latest Star Wars Score Guide!
*Special thanks to our strongest Rebel Alliance yet who helped us make this trilogy of episodes end on a high note by illuminating their most treasured cues with such amazing prowess: Joscha Sauerland, Jennifer Wolff, Rob Rawdon, Benson Farris, Ian Crabb, Jamie Burns, Megan Culley, Todd Horan and Dane Walker.
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Sony Classical Records (2005)
0:00:00 – Skit
Featuring Will Dodson, Wendell Jones, Rob Dodson, Andrew Steele, Xander Stobbs & Ian Crabb
0:010:56 – 1. Star Wars and The Revenge of the Sith
Rebel: Joscha Sauerland
0:17:16 – 2. Anakin’s Dream
0:22:28 – 3. Battle of the Heroes
0:30:24 – 4. Anakin’s Betrayal
Rebel: Jennifer Wolff
0:37:16 – 5. General Grievous
0:40:06 – 6. Palpatine’s Teachings
Rebel: Rob Rawdon
0:43:20 – Comparison with ‘Snoke’ from The Force Awakens
0:48:10 – 7. Grievous and the Droids
0:50:17 – 8. Padmé’s Ruminations
1:00:07 – 9. Anakin vs. Obi-Wan
1:04:50 – 10. Anakin’s Dark Deeds
Rebels: Benson Farris, Ian Crabb, Joscha Sauerland, Jamie Burns
1:14:04 – 11. Enter Lord Vader
1:15:50 – 12. The Immolation Scene
1:20:40 – 13. Grievous Speaks to Lord Sidious
1:24:00 – 14. The Birth of the Twins and Padmé’s Destiny
Join Wend and smuggler co-pilot Will Dodson live from onboard the cockpit of their trusty and reliable SSR-15, Corellian Class Cruiser, for the second of three special Score Guides!
In celebration of the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie, they are continuing with their look back at the prequel trilogy today with Star Wars Episode II – Attack of the Clones, composed and conducted by film composer John Williams, with the welcome return of the London Symphony Orchestra and London Voices.
Guiding you through cue by cue with the help of their amazing Rebel Alliance*, your hosts discuss themes, motifs, instrumentation, textures and YES…that guitar solo.
Enjoy a pleasant, stress-free musical journey onboard the SSR-15 in our latest Star Wars Score Guide!
*Special thanks to our proud Rebel Alliance for making this episode a whole lot better with your amazing commentaries and incredible instincts: Arthur Breur, David Klein, Rob Rawdon, Todd Horan, Jennifer Wolff, Ian Crabb, Dane Walker, Joscha Sauerland, and Benson Farris.
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Sony Classical Records (2002)
0:00:00 – Skit
Featuring Xander Stobbs, Will Dodson, Wendell Jones, Andrew Steele, Rob Dodson & Ian Crabb
0:09:31 – 1. Star Wars Main Title and Ambush on Coruscant
0:12:19 – 2. Across the Stars (Love Theme from Attack of the Clones)
Rebel: Arthur Breur, David Klein
0:20:43 – 3. Zam the Assassin and The Chase Through Coruscant
Rebel: Rob Rawdon, Todd Horan
0:33:02 – On the Conveyor Belt (Target exclusive bonus track)
0:35:01 – 4. Yoda and the Younglings
Rebel: Jennifer Wolff
0:39:20 – 5. Departing Coruscant
0:41:57 – 6. Anakin and Padmé
0:46:42 – 7. Jango’s Escape
0:51:22 – 8. The Meadow Picnic
Rebel: Ian Crabb
0:56:13 – 9. Bounty Hunter’s Pursuit
0:59:54 – 10. Return to Tatooine
Rebels: The 4 Dane Walkers, Jennifer Wolff
1:04:41 – 11. The Tusken Camp and The Homestead
Rebel: Ian Crabb
1:14:49 – 12. Love Pledge and The Arena
Rebels: Joscha Sauerland, Benson Farris
1:22:32 – 13. Confrontation with Count Dooku and Finale
Join Wend and smuggler co-pilot Will Dodson in orbit of that lovable dustbowl Tatooine live from onboard the spick-and-span cockpit of our old faithful, SSR-15 Corellian Class Cruiser, for the first of three special Score Guides!
In celebration of the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie, we are taking a look back at the prequel trilogy starting today with Star Wars Episode I – The Phantom Menace, composed and conducted by film composer John Williams, and performed by the world’s most recorded orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra along with the equally important London Voices.
With the help of their Rebel Alliance*, your hosts gush over memorable melodies, magnificent motifs, and revel in all the awe-inspiring orchestration and choral work, while at the same time, having the most fun two podcasters could ever have!
Go strap yourselves in, get comfortable and enjoy our latest Star Wars Score Guide!
*Special thanks to our Rebel Alliance for making this episode truly awesome with their remarkable commentaries, musical instincts and Jedi reflexes: Arthur Breur, Tiffany Jordan, Joscha Sauerland, Todd Horan, Jennifer Wolff, Megan Culley, Ian Crabb, Rob Rawdon, Dane Walker and Jamie Burns.
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Sony Classical Records (1999)
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace – The Ultimate Edition Sony Classical Records (2000)
0:00:00 – Skit
Featuring Xander Stobbs, Ian Crabb, Andrew Steele, Will Dodson, Rob Dodson & Wendell Jones
0:09:26 – 1. Star Wars Main Title and The Arrival at Naboo
0:14:47 – 2. Duel of the Fates
Rebel: Arthur Breur
0:23:16 – 3. Anakin’s Theme
Rebels: Tiffany Jordan, Arthur Breur, Joscha Sauerland, Todd Horan, Jennifer Wolff
0:30:02 – 4. Jar Jar’s Introduction and The Swim to Otoh Gunga
0:32:36 – ‘The Arrival of Baby Harry’ (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone)
0:35:18 – 5. The Sith Spacecraft and The Droid Battle
Rebels: Megan Culley, Jennifer Wolff, Ian Crabb
0:39:55 – 6. The Trip to the Naboo Temple and The Audience with Boss Nass
0:42:42 – 7. The Arrival at Tatooine and The Flag Parade
Rebels: Rob Rawdon, Arthur Breur
0:46:48 – 8. He is the Chosen One
0:50:46 – 9. Anakin Defeats Sebulba
Rebel: Dane Walker
0:59:49 Anakin is Free (Disc 2 Track 1 – The Ultimate Edition)
Rebel: Jamie Burns
1:02:32 – 10. Passage Through the Planet Core
1:04:57 – 11. Watto’s Deal and Kids at Play
1:07:37 – 12. Panaka and the Queen’s Protectors
1:10:54 – 13. Queen Amidala and the Naboo Palace
1:13:27 – 14. The Droid Invasion and The Appearance of Darth Maul
1:18:10 – 15. Qui-Gon’s Noble End
1:21:00 – 16. The High Council Meeting and Qui-Gon’s Funeral
1:23:12 – 17. Augie’s Great Municipal Band and End Credits
Welcome foolish mortals to episode 9 of Mouse Music, the podcast celebrating the music and history of the Walt Disney Company! Here at Sideshow HQ we don’t take our Halloween decorations down until December 1st at the earliest, so today we are finally going to talk about the greatest theme park attraction in all the land, The Haunted Mansion!
Joining ghost host Will Dodson and his macabre partner in crime Wicked Wendell Jones in the dimly lit and cobweb-strewn Sideshow Sound Studio is our lovely co-host from the west coast, resident voice actor, puppeteer and Muppet expert, Rachel Herrick, and making his Mouse Music debut, a very talented podcaster and good friend, Sideshow’s newest member, Terrifying Todd Horan! The team of podcasting ghosts take an objective look at one of the more divisive films in the Disney catalog, discussing their favourite moments from the 2003 Walt Disney Pictures’, ‘The Haunted Mansion‘.
Next up, in our insidious intermission, Wend and our resident Disney professor Creepy Chris Lyndon creak the crypt door open and head down to the Sideshow Vault for a spooktacular instalment of the Disney Music Archives. Chris chooses a spinechilling selection for today’s eerie episode, reminding us all of one of the top-selling Disneyland Records of all time, the 1964 bestseller, ‘Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House‘ narrated by Laura Olsher featuring sound effects compiled by Jimmy MacDonald.
Finishing on an absolute high, the ghoulish gang embark once more upon their doombuggies to chat about The Haunted Mansion! Starting with a little Disney history, they gush over their favourite section and characters in the ride, explore the differences between each iteration in the Disney parks, dive into the various renditions of ‘Grim Grinning Ghosts‘, and share their thoughts and experiences on the best attraction in history!
What did you make of The Haunted Mansion movie? We’d be so happy to hear your memories of The Haunted Mansion, as well as your thoughts on ‘Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House’! Contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
2:28 – The Haunted Mansion
1:01:23 – Disney Music Archives – “Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House”
In the finale of the mini-series “Meet the Team“, and last piece of his serial killeresque podcasters collection, your host Ian Crabb interviews Rob Dodson, the so-called Dark Side of Sideshow. The younger brother of Will, he’s a multi-instrumentalist, computer genius, doting father and all-round fantastic bloke!
Rob talks to Ian about growing up with Will, his wrestling song, the colours of math, bandlife, discovering one instrument at a time, programming 24/7, becoming a father, being a giant Lord of the Rings fan, his favourite film of all time & heaps more!
21:31 Rictus Grin
26:08 He’s a Pirate – Drum Cover
59:57 What I’ve Done – Vocal Cover
1:02:00 Final Night – Written by Robert Dodson in Partnership with Sideshow Sound Theatre and William Dodson Lyrics Written by Robert Dodson, Wendell Jones and Giovanni Baez Produced by Robert Dodson and Giovanni Baez
In this week’s pharaohtastic episode of In Defence Of, your host Ian Crabb is joined by the daring and dashing Middle East adventurer, Will O’Connell, mysterious Medjai protector of the world’s ancient secrets, Ardeth Steele and finally, Sideshow’s very own firm but fair God, the great Scorpion King Dodson!
In listener-chosen episode 9 of IDO, the infidels discuss Stephen Sommers´ 2001 action adventure sequel The Mummy Returns scored by composer Alan Silvestri!
Will and Wend are joined by host and producer of Cinematic Sound Radio, Erik Woods, to discuss their favourite score of this century in our Halloween Score Guide of 2016!
The trio discuss the 2002 sci-fi thriller Signs by James Newton Howard. Guiding you through this sensational, supernatural film score, track-by-track, in the most entertaining and informative way they can, they cut back the crops to explore themes, motifs, instrumentation, textures, and those marvellous musical moments that leave them giddy with excitement!
Don’t be afraid…it’s time to board up your windows, lock your pantry door, head down to the basement, and talk film music!
Signs Hollywood Records (2002)
06:59 – 1. Main Titles
11:15 – Camille Saint–Saëns ‘Danse Macabre’
13:38 – 2. First Crop Circles
22:05 – 3. Roof Intruder
31:05 – 4. Brazilian Video
36:15 – 5. In the Cornfield
43:38 – 6. Baby Monitor
48:29 – 7. Recruiting Office
53:36 – 8. Throwing a Stone
59:38 – 9. Boarding Up the House
1:07:18 – 10. Into the Basement
1:12:52 – 11. Asthma Attack
1:18:28 – James Newton Howard on Creating the Score
In the 20th episode of our flagship show Sideshow Sound Radio, Will and Ian mark the occasion by talking about 20 of their favourite underrated cues. Each host brings 10 film cues they love that are rarely talked about, and finish the show with sensational selections from our loyal listeners!
In the newest instalment of our mini-series “Meet the Team“, your host Ian Crabb sits down with the first lady of Sideshow, one of the founding members, an incredibly talented composer and podcaster, Jesi Nelson!
In this week’s In Defence Of, your heroic host Ian Crabb is joined by fearless leader of the Sideshow bots, Will Dodson alias Willimus Prime, Andrew Steele aka Bumblesteel, and finally, waiting in the wings ready to go, the dark Harbinger, Mr. Rob Dodson!
In episode 8 of IDO, the brave defenders of the Matrix of Leadership discuss the 2007 sci-fi action film Transformers scored by longtime collaborator of director Michael Bay, composer Steve Jablonsky! Let’s light up the AllSpark, make some sexist jokes and point our cameras upskirt as we defend Transformers!
The main show merrily returns with a barrel of laughs, a keg of guffaws and a whiff of laughing gas! Hilarity ensues as hosts Will and Ian discuss some of their favorite comedy scores in episode 19 of Sideshow Sound Radio and what a diverse collection of musical goodies they have to share with you!
What exactly is a comedy score? The boys answer this question along the way, choosing soundtracks from some of their favorite comedy films that just so happen to have great scores and finish the episode with picks from our responsive listeners.
Joining host Ian Crabb for this week’s In Defence Of, is our very own Peter Parker, Mr. Will Dodson and the Mary Jane of Sideshow, Mr. Andrew Steele! In this show, your friendly neighbourhood podcasters pick a film they love that for some reason over the webslings and arrows of time has garnered something of a bad reputation.
On the seventh edition of IDO the team discuss the 2007 film by director Sam Raimi, Spider-Man 3, scored by the incredibly underrated composer Christopher Young! Throw on your oakly-shaded masks, settle down with your favourite symbiotic friend and join us as we defend Spiderman 3!
Hello the internet! This is episode 52 of Sideshow & Tell, your mini newscast, which marks the show’s one year anniversary! For this special occasion we’re doing something a little different, joining your host Ian Crabb for today’s unscripted SAT is Sideshow godfather Will Dodson!
In this week’s SAT, the duo inform you all of the latest film and television music releases including a special 2-disc extended release of The Rocketeer by James Horner, from Intrada Records, The Huntsman: Winter’s War by James Newton Howard, and X-Men: First Class by Henry Jackman on limited edition vinyl from Music On Vinyl, Suicide Squad by Steven Price, from Sony Classical, Ice Age: Collision Course by John Debney, from Varèse Sarabande, and finally, Supergirl by Blake Neely, from La-La Land Records. Ian also brings us the news that composer Cliff Martinez is scoring James Mangold’s currently untitled Wolverine sequel, and composer Rob Simonsen is to score Marc Webb’s drama, ‘Gifted’. Ian’s pick of the week comes from the wonderful team over at WaterTower Music and to finish up this week’s SAT we let you all in on what exactly has been happening over the last few months at Sideshow HQ and what glorious content is on the way!
In the latest episode of our “Meet the Team” mini-series, Ian has the pleasure of talking with Sideshow co-founder, composer, host, head of social media and fellow Englishman, Wendell Jones.
Doctah Jones has a good old chinwag with his compatriot on where the spark for music came from, getting hooked on both Jerry Goldsmith and Joel Goldsmith, starting The Carnival, falling in love with Mexico, meeting Will in the Twitterverse and the birth of Sideshow, the stories behind his work as a composer, banging his erhu, religiously watching Star Trek, what he’s anticipating on the silver screen in 2016 & heaps more!
00:00 Prometheus (Dark Frontier: The Original Series)
21:27 Red Alert (Dark Frontier: The Original Series)
Please stand clear of the doors and welcome to episode 8 of Mouse Music, the podcast that always trys to imagine 6 impossible things before breakfast! We have a cracking show for you today! We’re jumping into the wayback machine to celebrate the newly-released Jon Favreau film by the same name the Walt Disney animation classic, ‘The Jungle Book‘!
Next, our resident Disney historian Chris, sits down with Wend in our intermission segment, the Disney Music Archives, to present another musical treasure to tickle our eardrums. A piece which is known as the most famous song that was cut from a Disney film, ‘Never Smile at a Crocodile‘ by Frank Churchill, written for the film ‘Peter Pan‘.
Finishing on a high, the hostful return to chat about a day one attraction at Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Tokyo DisneylandandHong Kong Disneyland, the world famous Jungle Cruise! After providing all you lovely listeners with a little history, they gush over their favourite section of the ride, the differences between each iteration in the Disney parks and share their favourite puns and jokes from this must-do riverboat cruise!
This marks the 100th episode on the Sideshow Sound Radio Network so thank you everyone for your incredible support, we really appreciate it! Is The Jungle Book your favourite Disney classic, if not, which? We’d be so happy to hear your memories of riding the Jungle Cruise, as well as your thoughts on the new Jungle Book film and that catchy earworm ‘Never Smile at a Crocodile’! Contact us via email: email@example.com Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
3:04 – The Jungle Book
1:10:28 – Disney Music Archives – “Never Smile at a Crocodile”
Welcome one and all to the next instalment of “Meet the Team“! Through the magic of the internet, Ian talks with Disney encyclopedia, founder of DisneyChris.com, co-host of Mouse Music, the thoroughly delightful and fascinating Chris Lyndon!
Chris talks with Ian about what attracted him to Disney, making mixtapes of his favourite Disney music as a kid, working in the Disney parks as a dishwasher, custodian and operator at Star Tours, designing his incredible website, joining Sideshow, launching his own podcast “Jiminy Crickets“, his love of Mary Poppins, what he’s looking forward to on the silver screen in 2016 and much more!
Rebels, welcome one and all to another special Star Wars Score Guide! There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? In celebration of the recent Blu-ray release, it is time we talk Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens, and the welcome return of composer John Williams!
Join Captain Wend and the coolest cat this side of Coruscant, Will Dodson back onboard the SSR-15 as they discuss the latest movie in the Star Wars saga, The Force Awakens! Supported by their trusty band of Rebels*, your hosts guide you through another amazing score by the maestro, discussing and geeking out over all the new themes, old themes, songs, orchestration and their favourite musical moments from this latest masterpiece!
So much anticipation, heaps of expectation, but did Williams rise to the challenge? Of course!
If you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed making it, then you’re in for one hell of a ride!
*The GREATEST of thanks to our Rebel Alliance who helped make this episode as great as it is, and continue to support us with their musical insights and amazing film music analysis, it is very much appreciated: Dane Walker, Chad Hopkins, Erik Woods, Rob Rawdon, Ian Crabb, Andrew Steele, Tiago Gomes, David Klein and Joel Griswell!
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Walt Disney Records (2015)
0:00:00 – Skit
Featuring Xander Stobbs, Will Dodson, Andrew Steele, Ian Crabb, Rob Dodson & Wendell Jones
0:09:34 – 1. Main Title and The Attack on the Jakku Village
Rebels: Dane Walker, Chad Hopkins
0:19:17 – 2. The Scavenger
0:23:43 – 3. I Can Fly Anything
0:28:27 – 4. Rey Meets BB-8
0:30:39 – 5. Follow Me
Rebel: Erik Woods
0:37:27 – 6. Rey’s Theme
Rebels: Rob Rawdon, Chad Hopkins
0:43:28 – John Williams on Rey’s Theme
0:45:58 – 7. The Falcon
Rebel: Ian Crabb
0:51:16 – 8. That Girl with the Staff
0:54:49 – 9. The Rathtars!
0:57:17 – Star Wars Celebration Audience Trailer Reaction
We’re back folks! Your favourite show has triumphantly returned! We have a brand new line-up for this rebirth of In Defence Of. Your amazing host Ian Crabb leads his robot army, the godfather of Sideshow Will Dodson, Ian’s nemesis Rob Dodson and newest member to the Sideshow network, the lovechild of nerds and geeks across the World, Andrew Steele!
We’re going to kick off the new season of IDO discussing and defending the 2004 sci-fi detective film from director Alex Proyas, I, Robot, scored by favourite of the show, composer Marco Beltrami in just 17 days! So oil up your pleasure machine of choice and join us won’t you?!
Up next in our “Meet the Team” series, Ian sits down with cofounder of Sideshow Sound Theatre, senior producer, chief editor, host, composer, godfather of Sideshow…Will Dodson!
Will talks to Ian about starting his musical journey under his father’s guidance, being a guitar God in Manic, studying under his mentor Peter Amsel, becoming a composer, writing Halloween music, co-founding Sideshow Sound Theatre with Wendell, assembling our incredible team of podcasters, his love of space and Disney (especially The Haunted Mansion!), being inspired by Batman in cinemas, & a whole lot more!
00:00 – Balloon Launch (Lessons from Clod, 2014) Composed by William Dodson
09:25 – Pink Panther Live (Manic, 1999) Vocals – Mike Sanchez, Bass – Josh Knight, Drums – Aaron Knight, Guitar – William Dodson (Billy X)
12:15 – Hatchling Games (Life on the Reef, 2011) – Composed by William Dodson
15:46 – A Ghostly Gathering (Halloween, 2010) – Composed by William Dodson
16:56 – March of the Little Monsters (Three Tales of the Macabre, 2011) – Composed by William Dodson
19:10 – The Laboratory (Sideshow Sound Theatre/Twisted Tales & Scary Stories, 2012) – Composed by William Dodson and Wendell Jones
22:06 – The Launch (Points of Light, 2016) – Composed by William Dodson
26:24 – On Approach: The Jupiter System (Points of Light, 2016) – Composed by William Dodson
28:51 – The Quest of Darkness (Sideshow Sound Theatre/The WTF Paranormal Agency, 2013) – Composed by William Dodson and Wendell Jones
30:27 – A Precarious Prologue (Sideshow Sound Theatre/The WTF Paranormal Agency, 2013) – Composed by William Dodson and Wendell Jones
32:45 – When Shadows Fall Main Theme (When Shadows Fall, 2016) – Composed by William Dodson
34:05 – Sleep Mode (Points of Light, 2016) – Composed by William Dodson
37:23 – Batman Main Theme (Batman, 1989) – Composed by Danny Elfman
52:35 – Excerpt from our Stargate Score Guide (2015) featuring Ian Crabb, Rob Dodson, Wendell Jones, and Will Dodson
55:28 – Unafraid of Toil (2013) – Performed Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Lutkin Hall. Composed by William Dodson English Horn – Jonathan Thompson Violin – Renee Henley Piano – Tiffany Hyun
1:04:51 – Off the Rails (Sideshow Sound Theatre/Greenhill Manor, 2014) – Composed by William Dodson and Wendell Jones
In the third instalment of our “Meet the Team” series, Ian sits down with Sideshow’s artistic director, cellist, tea-drinker, board-gaymer, creative dilletante and host of our flagship show Sideshow Sound Radio…Xander Stobbs!
Xander chats to Ian about moving across the pond to beautiful Canada, finding his creative voice both as a composer and artist, his musical journey, missing rainy days in old Blighty, educates us on the flavoursome joy that is poutine, discusses the films he enjoyed most in 2015, talks Star Trek, Doctor Who, and a whole lot more!
00:00 Lagrange Point by Xander Stobbs
26:18 The Palace of Green Porcelain by Xander Stobbs
57:40 The Palace of Green Porcelain by Xander Stobbs
In Ian’s second interview in our “Meet the Team” series, he sits down with newest crew member, oboist, college lecturer, movie/TV nerd, co-host of Sideshow Sound Radio…Jonathan Thompson aka JRT!
Jonathan talks about being a professional oboe and english horn player, what inspired him to become a musician, John Williams’ score fo Star Wars: The Force Awakens, guilty pleasures on TV, what he’s looking forward to in cinemas this year AND finishes by giving you a live and beautiful performance of ‘Rey’s Theme‘ on oboe!
Welcome listeners to a new mini-series of interviews called “Meet the Team“. Pretty original right? Ian will be interviewing each member of the Sideshow crew in turn, so you can get to know them a little better.
Up first is co-host of Mouse Music, puppeteer, voiceover artist, youtuber, proud nerd…Rachel Herrick! Rachel gives us her definition of a nerd, going to Puppet School, talks about her success on YouTube, her passion for The Muppets, Disney, animation, Avenue Q, AND discusses her love of movies that shock, inspire and make people think!
Welcome to the first episode of Mouse Music in 2016, a podcast celebrating the music and history of the Walt Disney company. Thanks for stopping by! What a show we have for you today! In celebration of our one year anniversary, we have decided to devote our seventh episode to all things Muppety. Rachel takes over hosting duties as we finally talk The Muppets!
The Muppets were purchased by Disney in 2004 and so Rachel, Will and Wend sit down to fondly discuss their recent history, covering the TV specials, the ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ video, the 2 feature films, ‘The Muppets’ and ‘Muppets Most Wanted‘, and the ABC television series.
In the Disney Music Archives, Chris Lyndon, a man we all love, bypasses the Disney vault today and walks a few doors down to the Jim Henson vault to bring us a classic and much-loved song from our childhood taken from the show Sesame Street, ‘Sing’. Chris shares with us some of the more famous renditions of the song, why it means so much to him, as well as his love for The Muppets and the attraction in the parks.
Finally, after their recent trip to Walt Disney World, Will and Wend sit down with Rachel to chat about their love for Muppet*Vision 3D in their In the Parks segment. So grab your 3D glasses as we head to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida! We guide you through one of our favourite Disney shows, providing you with a brief history lesson, all the updates over the years and our experiences watching the show on both coasts!
Do you love The Muppets and Jim Henson as much as we do? Please get in touch with us! We’d be so happy to hear your Muppet story, as well as your thoughts on the new series, ‘Sing’, Sesame Street and Muppet*Vision 3D! Contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights, it’s time to get things started on Mouse Music tonight!
4:07 – The Muppets
1:07:19 – Disney Music Archives – “Sing”
1:22:50 – In the Parks – Muppet*Vision 3D
Links from this episode:
Rachel’s vlog – watch her daily/dorky/nerdy/adorable life!
Disney Chris´s Website – the most comprehensive collection of audio from the original Disneyland park found on the web
Join host Xander Stobbs and his band of musical wizards, Jesi, Jonathan and Will in the magical World of Harry Potter as they return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to discuss the third and final film score maestro John Williams wrote for the franchise, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and the fourth score in the series, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by composer Patrick Doyle.
Check your tealeaves, sharpen your quills and enjoy the show!
Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone! This week on Sideshow and Tell there will be no reviews, news or release information instead, for our final episode of 2015, we’re having a dinner party to thank each and every one of you that has listened and supported us throughout the year and made this the best year Sideshow has ever had!
We start off this week’s SAT with Will, Andrew Steele and Wend’s thoughts right after seeing Star Wars The Force Awakens for the first time! Next, with the entire Sideshow team hosting this holiday special, each member of the Sideshow family picks their favourite track from a holiday movie and talks about why they love it.
To finish, we all present to you the ULTIMATE pick of the week – The Force Awakens by John Williams! The team give their reactions to the latest film in the Star Wars Saga, discussing the amazing movie and the incredible score by the maestro!
We hope you enjoyed our dinner party and having the whole team on the show! What an incredible year we’ve had! We will be taking a short break over the Christmas period but we will be back in the new year with more goodies than ever as we intend to make 2016 bigger and better than this year! Thank you all for listening, supporting and contributing to Sideshow in 2015, we would be nothing without you! We wish you all the happiest of holidays and we’ll see you in the new year!
2:59 The Force Awakens – Reactions from the Cinema
7:38 Favourite Holiday Tracks
34:05 Ultimate Pick of the Week – The Force Awakens
Rebels, we welcome you to our third and final special Score Guide! In celebration of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, we are taking a look back at the original trilogy finishing today with Star Wars Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, composed by the maestro, film composer John Williams.
Join Wend and his smuggler co-pilot Will Dodson for one final time this year onboard their trusty SSR-15 Corellian Class Cruiser as they discuss the last film in the greatest trilogy that has ever graced the silver screen, Return of the Jedi! Supported by their band of Rebels*, your hosts guide you through this incredible score, discussing all the themes, orchestration, songs, alternate cues and concert suites for you to listen through while lining up to see The Force Awakens!
Enjoy our final episode and have a BLAST watching the new film! May the Force be with you!
*HUGE thanks to our Rebel Alliance for making this episode the musical delight it is, with their astute observations, words of wisdom and sticking it to the Empire: Rob Rawdon, Dane Walker, Charlie McCarron, Chris Lyndon, Benson Farris, Xander Stobbs, Tiago Gomes, David Klein, Ian Crabb, George Shaw, and Travis Elder.
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Sony Classical Records (2004)
0:00:00 – Skit
Featuring Will Dodson, Ian Crabb, Xander Stobbs & Wendell Jones
0:08:50 – Rebel: Rob Rawdon
0:10:18 – 1. 20th Century Fox Fanfare (Alfred Newman, 1954)
0:10:29 – 2. Main Title/Approaching the Death Star/Tatooine Rendezvous
0:14:21 – 3. The Droids Are Captured
0:16:33 – 4. Bounty for a Wookiee
0:18:54 – 5. Han Solo Returns
0:20:35 – 6. Luke Confronts Jabba/Den of the Rancor/Sarlacc Sentence
0:23:43 – 7. The Pit of Carkoon/Sail Barge Assault
Rebel: Dane Walker
0:28:13 – 8. The Emperor Arrives/The Death of Yoda/Obi-Wan’s Revelation
0:32:43 – 9. Alliance Assembly
0:34:38 – 10. Shuttle Tydirium Approaches Endor
0:38:22 – 11. Speeder Bike Chase/Land of the Ewoks
0:41:53 – 12. The Levitation/Threepio’s Bedtime Story
Welcome Rebels! Join Wend and his smuggler co-pilot Will Dodson once more onboard their trusty SSR-15 Corellian Class Cruiser for the second of three special Score Guides! In celebration of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, we are taking a look back at the original trilogy continuing today with Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, composed by the legendary film composer John Williams.
The Empire Strikes Back is one of the greatest film scores ever! Williams and the LSO are unstoppable, is there anything they can’t do?! With the support of their musical Rebel Alliance*, your Rebel hosts guide you through all the major and minor themes, leitmotifs, and stellar orchestration of this remarkable score one week before The Force Awakens hits movie theatres!
Click PLAY to enjoy our GREATEST episode to date!
*Many thanks to our Rebel Alliance for making this episode extra special with their astute observations, words of wisdom and sticking it to the Empire: Charlie McCarron, Erik Woods, Jason Hess, Tiago Gomes, Travis Elder, Xander Stobbs, Ian Crabb, Benson Farris, Dane Walker, Chris Lyndon and George Shaw.
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Sony Classical Records (2004)
0:00:00 – Skit
Featuring Will Dodson & Wendell Jones
0:05:14 – 1. 20th Century Fox Fanfare (Alfred Newman, 1954)
0:05:25 – 2. Main Title/The Ice Planet Hoth
0:10:59 – 3. The Wampa’s Lair/Vision of Obi-Wan/Snowspeeders Take Flight
0:15:59 – 4. The Imperial Probe/Aboard the Executor
0:18:50 – 5. The Battle of Hoth
0:24:44 – 6. The Asteroid Field
Rebels: Charlie McCarron, Erik Woods, Jason Hess, Tiago Gomes, Travis Elder
0:33:01 – 7. Arrival on Dagobah
0:36:31 – 8. Luke’s Nocturnal Visitor
0:38:10 – 9. Han Solo and the Princess
Rebels: Xander Stobbs, Ian Crabb
0:42:12 – 10. Jedi Master Revealed/Mynock Cave
0:45:05 – John Williams on working with orchestrator Herbert Spencer
0:48:45 – 11. The Training of a Jedi Knight/The Magic Tree
0:51:04 – 1. The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme)
Rebel: Benson Farris
0:53:54 – 2. Yoda’s Theme
Rebels: Dane Walker, Chris Lyndon
1:00:12 – 3. Attacking a Star Destroyer
1:01:06 – 4. Yoda and the Force
Rebel: George Shaw
1:04:17 – The Force Awakens Trailer
1:06:01 – 5. Imperial Starfleet Deployed/City in the Clouds
1:07:01 – 6. Lando’s Palace
1:08:19 – 7. Betrayal at Bespin
1:10:16 – 8. Deal with the Dark Lord
1:12:03 – 9. Carbon Freeze/Darth Vader’s Trap/Departure of Boba Fett
1:13:15 – John Williams and George Lucas at the Spotting Session
1:16:02 – 10. The Clash of Lightsabers/The Stormtroopers are Coming
Join Wend and his smuggler co-pilot Will Dodson onboard their trusty SSR-15 Corellian Class Cruiser for the first of three special Score Guides! In celebration of the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, we are taking a look back at the original trilogy starting today with Star Wars aka Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope, composed by the legendary film composer John Williams.
Considered one of the greatest films and film scores of all time, Star Wars has pervaded the public consciousness more than any other movie franchise and is very much the peak of film music! With the help of their Rebel Alliance*, your hosts discuss all the strong themes, motifs, and memorable musical melodies that make up our beloved genre’s historically most important score and have an absolute blast in the process!
So jump onboard, strap yourselves in and enjoy our best episode to date!
*Special thanks to our Rebel Alliance for making this episode truly special with their astute observations, words of wisdom and sticking it to the Empire: Charlie McCarron, Ian Crabb, Chris Lyndon, Benson Farris, Xander Stobbs, Rob Dodson, Tiago Gomes, George Shaw and Dane Walker.
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Sony Classical Records (2004)
0:00:00 – Skit
Featuring Xander Stobbs, Will Dodson & Wendell Jones
0:04:52 – 1. 20th Century Fox Fanfare (Alfred Newman, 1954)
0:06:07 – 2. Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner
0:09:08 – 3. Imperial Attack
0:14:18 – 4. The Dune Sea of Tatooine/Jawa Sandcrawler
Rebel: Charlie McCarron
0:20:07 – 5. The Moisture Farm
Rebel: Ian Crabb
0:23:26 – 6. The Hologram/Binary Sunset
0:26:09 – 7. Landspeeder Search/Attack of the Sand People
0:29:13 – 8. Tales of a Jedi Knight/Learn About the Force
0:32:51 – 9. Burning Homestead
0:36:21 – 10. Mos Eisley Spaceport
0:38:21 – 11. Cantina Band/12. Cantina Band #2
Rebels: Chris Lyndon, Benson Farris, Xander Stobbs, Rob Dodson
0:45:22 – 13. Binary Sunset (Alternate)
0:47:35 – 1. Princess Leia’s Theme
Rebel: Tiago Gomes
0:51:31 – 2. The Millenium Falcon/Imperial Cruiser Pursuit
Join Halloween hosts Will and Wend this Hallows Eve for another Halloween Score Guide on the 1993 sequel, Addams Family Values by Marc Shaiman.After discussing this film score‘s predecessor The Addams Family, last Halloween, we thought it the perfect time to return to our delightfully fearsome and frightening family of Addams and guide you all through the spooktacular soundtrack that ‘Shaiman the Showman’ provided for it….a film composer we’ve been dyyying to talk about once again! Enjoy the show and happy Halloween!
Addams Family Values: The Original Orchestral Score Varèse Sarabande (1993)
Join Xander, Jesi, Will & Wend as they return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to discuss all 6 film scores in Phase 2! Starting with Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World by Brian Tyler, they later discuss Henry Jackman’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Tyler Bates’ Guardians of the Galaxy score, finishing off with Avengers: Age of Ultron by Brian Tyler and Danny Elfman and the recently-released score to Ant-Man by Christophe Beck.
4:23 – Iron Man 3
13:51 – Thor: The Dark World
25:52 – Captain America: The Winter Soldier
38:26 – Guardians of the Galaxy
52:50 – Avengers: Age of Ultron
1:02:23 – Ant-Man
Massive thanks to Ian, Rob & Krystal for the vocal contributions in the intro!
Welcome to another episode of Mouse Music, a show celebrating the music and the history of the Walt Disney company. Thanks for tuning in! We have an icetastic episode for you today as we take a break from the Disney renaissance. In our sixth episode, we’re off to the icy, cold snowscape that is the kingdom of Arendelle to discuss the 53rd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, the highest-grossing animated film of all time, Frozen, with it’s multiple award-winning songs by the husband-and-wife songwriting team of Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and it’s awe-inspiring soundtrack by the very gifted Christophe Beck.
Joining us here again at Sideshow HQ is our co-host from the West Coast, Rachel Herrick, to chat about this generation’s The Lion King, the 2013 musical fantasy Frozen. As usual we discuss our favourite songs, our first experiences watching Disney’s most successful film in recent years and why it deserves all the hype and accolades it’s received!
Alongside Wendell, our Disney Legend Chris Lyndon brings us another tasty gem from the Disney Music Archives. This week Chris brings us a lushly orchestrated and oft-forgotten song from the 1948 film Melody Time, ‘Once Upon a Wintertime’. Chris classes up the joint with his knowledge once again, he schools us all on package films, the tune’s incredible vocalist Frances Langford and legendary artist Mary Blair and her unforgettable work at Disney.
Finally, to celebrate Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary, Will, Wend and Chris will be setting sail on the Sideshow pirate galleon to see what magic awaits them at Fantasyland in their In the Parks segment. So grab your pixie dust, and meet us for a flight to Neverland! We guide you through one of Disneyland’s greatest classic rides, the endearing “Peter Pan’s Flight”. We’ll be covering all versions and their revisions over the years, the enchanting music and of course, our experiences aboard the suspended, dark ride, particularly at Walt Disney World.
Do you love Disney as much as us? Please get in touch! We´d really LOVE to hear your thoughts on Frozen, as well as your comments on Once Upon a Wintertime and Peter Pan’s Flight! Contact us via email: email@example.com Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
Remember, second star on the right, and straight on till morning! Come on everybody! Here we goooo!
2:04 – Frozen
49:18 – Disney Music Archives – “Once Upon a Wintertime”
1:19:49 – In the Parks – Peter Pan’s Flight
Links from this episode:
Rachel’s vlog – watch her daily/dorky/nerdy/adorable life!
Disney Chris´s Website – the most comprehensive collection of audio from the original Disneyland park found on the web
Brace your sails and ready your cutlasses for Episode 5 of In Defence of! Ian commands his team of swashbucklers Master Will Dodson, Seaman Wendell Jones and Captain Rob Dodson on the high seas to discuss and defend Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Directed by Rob Marshall, the 4th instalment in the franchise is scored by no stranger to the series at all, Hans Zimmer, and features the talents of the ever-awesome Rodrigo y Gabriela. We will attempt to weather the rough seas of criticism and lead you to the port of redemption as to why it may not be as bad as you scurvy dogs remember and is in fact quite possibly as much fun as a barrel of rum. We load our cannons of positivity to fire across your bow in the hope that we can help you dear listeners find the bounty of defence. So hoist your sails and enjoy the show or you’ll find yourself in Davy Jones’ Locker! Arrr!
It is time once again to talk about a composer we’ve barely mentioned on the show. Join Will & Wend in San Ricardo for their score guide to the 2011 Dreamworks animation Puss in Boots and it’s amazing film score by the talented English film composer Henry Jackman.
Produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Chris Miller, this spin-off prequel to the Shrek franchise features music which plays to the comedy, excitement, adventure, spirit and magic of this imaginative fairytale. Inspired by one of the most important Spanish composers of the 20th Century, Manuel de Falla, Henry Jackman used folk instruments from Latin America and blended the incredible guitar talents of Mexican duo Rodrigo y Gabriela with an orchestral palette influenced by Debussy and Ravel to create the score.
It is our pleasure to guide you through this under-appreciated and rarely talked about underscore, so sit back, relax, tap your feet and enjoy our 12th Score Guide as we explore the highly rhythmic and melodic instrumentation on show here, discussing all our favourite themes and musical moments whilst providing you, our attentive and gracious listener, with an entertaining and informative accompaniment to one of our favourite Henry Jackman scores.
Link to the relaxed, entertaining and enjoyable podcast Talk and Trivia with J&J!
Puss in Boots Sony Classical (2011)
00:00 – Intro Tag: Rob & Jordan Dodson
07:17 – 1. A Bad Kitty
09:11 – 2. One Leche
11:14 – 3. Jack and Jill
12:54 – Accordion Source Music
13:32 – 4. Holy Frijoles
15:31 – 5. Chasing Tail
17:17 – 6. Diablo Rojo (Written and Performed by Rodrigo y Gabriela)
19:59 – 7. Humpty Dumpty & Kitty Softpaws
21:09 – 8. The Orphanage
24:25 – 9. Honor and Justice
26:07 – 10. That Fateful Night
28:28 – 11. The Wagon Chase
29:33 – 12. Team Effort
30:18 – 13. Planting the Beans
32:23 – 14. The Magic Beanstalk
34:20 – 15. Castle in the Clouds
36:05 – 16. Golden Goose of Legend
39:26 – 17. Hanuman (Written and Performed by Rodrigo y Gabriela)
Join Will, Wend, Xander, Ian and Jonathan at Jurassic Park as they discuss all four film scores. First, we start with John Williams’ Jurassic Park scores and the masterful music he introduced to the film franchise, we later discuss the admirable Jurassic Park III score by Don Davis and finally, we finish off the episode by discussing the recently-released Jurassic World score by Michael Giacchino.
Sideshow Sound Radio welcomes you to Jurassic Park!
What an amazing episode we have for you today! In our fifth episode, we talk about the 1994 blockbuster with it’s multiple award-winning soundtrack, ‘The Lion King’ by Hans Zimmer, with songs by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice.
We begin in Africa! The one and only Rachel Herrick joins us to chat about the peak of the Disney Renaissance, our generation’s ‘Frozen’, the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, The Lion King, directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff. We have a blast recounting our childhood memories of this Disney classic, discussing it’s stellar voice cast, incredible score, our favourite songs and the equally brilliant Broadway version!
Also, our very own Disney Legend Chris Lyndon returns to bring us yet another tasty tidbit from the Disney Music Archives.Wendell sits down with Chris who presents us with a song from the 1943 animated propaganda short starring Donald Duck, ‘Der Fuehrer’s Face’, composed by Oliver Wallace. Chris also informs us of the happenings at the Disney studio during World War II. We hope you enjoy this week’s history lesson, we’ll test you on it later!
In our final segment, In the Parks, Will and Wend put their bug eyes on and head to Disney’s Animal Kingdom for the first time on the show. We trek to Discovery Island to discuss the iconic centrepiece, the Tree of Life, the 3D show inside, It’s Tough to Be a Bug! based on Pixar’s ‘A Bug’s Life’, and the hilariously-titled, musical earworms that accompany the attraction including a show-stopping theme song by George Wilkins and a brilliant score, composed by film composer Bruce Broughton who it is our pleasure to talk about once again.
If you love Disney as much as us then please get in touch! We´d LOVE to hear your memories of The Lion King, as well as your thoughts on Der Fuehrer’s Face and It’s Tough to Be a Bug! Contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
Sit back, relax and enjoy the show! Remember, as you exit, please deposit your bugs eyes outside of the theatre, unless you’re a real bug of course.
2:01 – The Lion King
42:10 – Disney Music Archives – “Der Fuehrer’s Face”
Welcome squires of the Internet to In Defence of, a show where we pick a film we love and try to defend it from the harsh criticism it may have garnered over the years.
In our 4th episode, join brave knights Will, Wend and Rob and their fearless, leader, King Ian of the Britons, for a barrel of laughs discussing the 2004 film King Arthur, directed by Antoine Fuqua with an all-star cast and rousing score by film composer Hans Zimmer. Our job is simple, we will each talk through why we love this film and hopefully convince you, our loyal lieges, to give this reinterpretation of an Arthurian legend another try. We’ll battle through the grievances and quarrels of the naysayers in four simple sections: film, music, gripe and defence. Arrrturius!
Join musical wizards Will, Wend, Xander and special guest, Jonathan Thompson in the magical World of Harry Potter as they discuss the first two wonderful film scores maestro John Williams wrote for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and with the help of William Ross, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Join Will and Wend for their score guide on the very deservedly, multiple award-winning film score to The Artist, by the extremely gifted film composer Ludovic Bource.
We’ve mentioned in the last couple of episodes how thoughtful composers have to be when scoring to dialogue, but what if the dialogue wasn’t there? This classy, sophisticated and much-loved film soundtrack will give us the answer.
Despite some tough competition in 2011, The Artist remains to this day our favourite score of that year and we cannot wait to dive in to it with you our ever-attentive listener! So, sit back, relax and enjoy the show as we explore the score’s themes, stylish instrumentation from the Golden Age of Hollywood, and gush over all the remarkable film music on display here, whilst providing you, our wonderful audience, with our most in-depth film score analysis so far!
The Artist Sony Classical Records (2011)
00:00 – Intro Tag: Benson Farris
11:26 – 1. The Artist Ouverture
13:30 – 2. 1927: A Russian Affair
17:07 – 3. George Valentin
19:59 – 4. Pretty Peppy
22:12 – 5. At the Kinograph Studios
24:07 – 6. Fantaisie d’amour
25:43 – 7. Waltz for Peppy
27:01 – 8. Estancia Op. 8 Movement 2 (Written by Alberto Ginastera)
29:32 – 9. Imagination (Performed by Red Nichols & His Five Pennies)
30:56 – 10. Silent Rumble
32:58 – 11. 1929
35:01 – 12. In the Stairs
36:37 – 13. Jubilee Stomp (Performed by Duke Ellington)
37:59 – 14. Comme une rosée de larmes
40:23 – 15. The Sound of Tears
41:36 – 16. Pennies from Heaven (Performed by Rose Murphy)
43:05 – 17. 1931
44:30 – 18. Jungle Bar
46:31 – 19. L’Ombre des flammes
48:52 – 20. Happy Ending…
51:42 – 21. Charming Blackmail
52:58 – 22. Ghosts from the Past
55:27 – Bernard Herrmann’s ‘Scène d’amour’ from Vertigo
57:49 – 23. My Suicide (Dedicated to 29 March 1967)
Welcome everyone to Sideshow’s happy place, Mouse Music, a podcast celebrating the music and history of the Walt Disney Company. Continuing our discussion on the Disney Renaissance, in our fourth episode, we talk about the 1992 classic and multiple award-winning soundtrack Aladdin, by Alan Menken and lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice!
To kick off the show, the lovely and talented Rachel Herrick joins us on our magic carpet for another delightful chat about the 31st film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, Aladdin. We have a blast discussing our earliest memories of this Arab folk tale, it’s incredible cast, and our favourite songs!
Also, our fountain of knowledge Chris Lyndon returns with undoubtedly the best segment of the Disney Music Archives yet!Chris sits down with Wendell to present us with a song from the 1978 Disney-animated Christmas short, ‘The Small One’ titled “Clink, clink, clank, clank”, composed by Robert F. Brunner with lyrics by Don Bluth.
Chris also joins Will and Wend to finish the show with their popular In the Parks segment. The topic this time is one of our favourites, the legendary Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, and we have a blast discussing the history of the attraction in all Disney parks, their favourite version, and the musical earworms that accompany the attraction by the Sherman Brothers!
If you love Disney as much as us then please get in touch! We´d LOVE to hear your thoughts on Aladdin, The Small One AND Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, as well as your favourite film of the Disney Renaissance! Contact us via email: email@example.com Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!
1:51 – Aladdin
40:53 – Disney Music Archives – “Clink, clink, clank, clank”
1:02:36 – In the Parks – Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room
Join Ian, Will, Wend and Rob for the latest and funniest instalment of “In Defence of” so far! They thoroughly enjoy discussing and bravely defending the final part of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith,written and directed by George Lucas. Featuring another phenomenal score by maestro John Williams, Revenge of the Sith ended the saga on a high, but has been unfairly tarnished over the years from it’s place in the prequel trilogy. We look past this and judge the film on it’s own merits, of which it has many. May the force be with all of us on this one!
For the 10th Score Guide episode, Will and Wend discuss composer Howard Shore‘s delightful score from the 1993 comedy film Mrs. Doubtfire.Join us as we explore instrumentation, gush over all the truly beautiful music written for this film whilst providing you, our wise and keen-eared listener, with an entertaining and informative accompaniment to this under-appreciated and oft-forgotten gem of a film score.
Mrs. Doubtfire Fox Music (1993)
00:00 – Intro Tag: Rob Rawdon
06:50 – 1. Mrs. Doubtfire
09:07 – 2. Divorce
11:56 – 3. My Name is Else Immelman
12:05 – Lydian Mode
15:41 – 4. Meeting Mrs. Doubtfire
17:53 – 5. Tea Time with Mrs. Sellner
20:15 – 6. Dinner is Served
23:11 – 7. Daniel and the Kids
24:41 – 8. Cable Cars
28:35 – 9. Bridges Restaurant
30:44 – 10. Show’s Over
33:40 – 11. The Kids Need You
35:29 – 12. Figaro (Performed by Robin Williams)/Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag (Performed by James Brown)
Link to Victoria Sampson talking about her work as an ADR Supervisor for such films as Return of the Jedi and Indiana Jones on Episode 72 of Skywalking Through Neverland.
Welcome one and all to Mouse Music, a podcast celebrating the music and history of the Walt Disney Company. After last month’s discussion of The Little Mermaid, we dive in to the next two films in the Disney Renaissance in our third episode. Starting with The Rescuers Down Under with an amazing score by Bruce Broughton we then talk about what most consider the perfectDisney film Beauty and the Beast, and it’s award-winning soundtrack by Alan Menken and masterful lyricist Howard Ashman!
Back by popular demand, puppeteer, voice actor, creator of HowAdorkableTV on YouTube, and friend of the show, Rachel Herrick joins us once again to continue the Disney Renaissance conversation. We have a thoroughly enjoyable chat with her about the 30th film in the Walt Disney animated classics, Beauty and the Beast, and briefly look at the first animated theatrical film sequel produced by Disney, The Rescuers Down Under.
Also, our very own Disney Legend Chris Lyndon returns with the best segment of the Disney Music Archives yet!Chris sits down with Wendell to present us with a forgotten Disney classic from the live-action musical Babes in Toyland (1961) called “Mother Goose Village and Lemonade”, adapted by George Bruns from a 1903 operetta by Victor Herbert.
Will and Wend end the show with their In the Parks segment. They guide you through Spaceship Earth, Epcot discussing the history of the attraction, it’s importance in Walt Disney World, their favourite version and the amazing music that accompanies the ride by Bruce Broughton.
If you love all that is Disney as much as us then please get in touch! We´d LOVE to hear your thoughts on The Rescuers Down Under, Beauty and the Beast AND Babes in Toyland, your preferred version of Spaceship Earth, as well as your favourite music by Bruce Broughton in the parks! Contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
We hope you enjoy the show!
3:16 – The Rescuers Down Under
9:48 – Beauty and the Beast
36:32 – Disney Music Archives – “Mother Goose Village & Lemonade”
In celebration of their one year anniversary as a podcast, Will, Wend, Xander and Ian discuss all four of John Williams‘ highly memorable and well-loved scores for the Indiana Jones films created by George Lucas and directed by Steven Spielberg.
2:38 – Raiders of the Lost Ark
28:48 – Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
49:29 – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
1:05:15 – Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Join Ian, Will and Wend for the second episode of “In Defence of” where they defend and discuss the 2008 Warner Brothers film directed by The Wachowskis, Speed Racer, and it’s wonderfully adventurous and imaginative score by Michael Giacchino. Based on the Japanese animation Mach GoGoGo, this poorly-received film faced tough competition upon release and hopefully we can persuade all you lovely listeners out there to rewatch and reconsider your opinion of this beautifully-made and visually-stunning movie!
Join Will & Wend as they lead you through the beautiful yet creepy musical landscape James Newton Howard crafted for The Village. Guiding you through each track of the 2004 Varèse Sarabande album release, they discuss the themes, instrumentation and intelligent approach of the composer, gush over the wonderful performance by solo violinist Hilary Hahn and present you the listener with an informative and entertaining accompaniment through the emotionally-charged score to the psychological thriller by M. Night Shyamalan!
Link to M. Night Shyamalan and James Newton Howard discussing the score to The Village
Welcome land-lovers to Mouse Music, a podcast celebrating the music and history of the Walt Disney Company. In our second episode,we discuss one of our favourite childhood films, The Little Mermaid, and the legendary collection of songs written for it by the amazing songwriting team of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman!
We have a boatload of fun discussing the 1989 animated film that launched what has now become known as the Disney Renaissance, with voice actor, puppeteer, creator of HowAdorkableTV on YouTube, Disney fan and friend of the show, Rachel Herrick.
Also, Wendell sits down with Chris Lyndon for the second installment of the Disney Music Archives. In keeping with the nautical theme, Chris presents us with a catchy and well-known song from another favourite of ours, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, titled “The Beautiful Briny“, written by the Disney Legends the Sherman Brothers.
Will and Wend finish off the show with their segment In the Parks. They guide you around New Fantasyland, Walt Disney World and discuss some of their favourite additions to this incredible expansion to the Magic Kingdom.
If you´re as big a Disney freak as us then please get in touch! We´d LOVE to hear your thoughts on The Little Mermaid, your magical experiences in New Fantasyland, as well as your favourite music by the Sherman Bros.! Contact us via email: email@example.com Tweet us: @sideshowsound or chat with us on Facebook: SideshowSoundTheatre
Enjoy the show!
2:23 – The Little Mermaid
38:37 – Disney Music Archives – “The Beautiful Briny”
Welcome to the first episode of our new show “In Defence of” where we´ll be unashamedly defending pop culture´s underdogs from the cold, hard realities of a harsh and critical web.
Join Ian, Will and Wend, as they try to convince you, the discerning listener, why Bryan Singer´s Superman Returns and the score John Ottman wrote for it, is nowhere near as bad as you may have either heard or remember, and is in fact, awesome!
We’ve rebooted the Sideshow Supplementals, and renamed them Score Guide, an updated version of the standalone shows we released last year, keeping with the established format, while adding new content – including listener submitted comments, guest appearances, and more! In the first Score Guide episode of 2015, your familiar hosts Wendell and Will are joined by Ian Crabb and Rob Dodson, to discuss David Arnold‘s stellar score to 1994’s Stargate. We’ll be exploring themes, discussing our favourite musical moments, and providing you with an entertaining accompaniment to one of the most renowned science fiction film scores in cinematic history.
Link to Ian Crabb’s insightful interview with David Arnold’s Sherlock writing partner Michael Price
Stargate: The Deluxe Edition Varèse Sarabande (2006)
Happy New Year and welcome to the inaugural episode of Mouse Music, a podcast celebrating the music and history of the Walt Disney Company. In our first episode we combine two of our great loves, Star Wars and Disney!
We have a blast talking with our friends Richard and Sarah Woloski from Skywalking Through Neverland about the recent Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer and irresponsibly speculating about the new movie.
Also, Wendell chats with Chris Lyndon about his time working at the Disney parks and to debut their new ongoing segment, the Disney Music Archives. Keeping with the space-travel theme, Chris presents us with a comical song from a 1955 episode of the Disneyland anthology series titled “Man and the Moon”, composed by the musical legend George Bruns.
Finally, in celebration of the 28th Anniversary of Star Tours, we start another new segment In the Parks by diving in to the history of the attraction and exploring the incredible music created for it by Richard Bellis and Michael Giacchino.
We invite you to share with us your reactions to the new Star Wars teaser trailer, your experiences riding the Starspeeder 1000, as well as your favourite music by George Bruns! Contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us: @sideshowsound.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!
3:30 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer reaction
47:07 – Disney Music Archives – “Man and the Moon”
1:00:38 – In the Parks – Star Tours
Links from this episode:
Interview with RIchard Bellis on composing for Star Tours at Endor Express
Interview with Michael Giacchino on composing for Star Tours: The Adventures Continue at Endor Express
To finish off 2014, we each bring two of our favourite main themes to the table and discuss what they mean to us.
Our first selections include the militaristic Thunderbirds theme by Barry Gray, two themes from Bear McCreary including the musical palindrome that is Da Vinci’s Demons and the unsettling main theme to the television series Caprica, the unforgettable Tara’s Theme from Gone with the Wind by the prolific film composer Max Steiner. For the second round of choices we discuss the beautifully majestic Star Trek Voyager theme Jerry Goldsmith composed, the amazingly bombastic Wing Commander theme by David Arnold, the beautiful, childlike theme for To Kill a Mockingbird by Elmer Bernstein, and the infamous and arguably greatestsuperhero theme of all time, John Williams’ Superman theme.
1:49 – Thunderbirds
8:58 – Caprica
15:41 – Da Vinci’s Demons
25:18 – Tara’s Theme – Gone with the Wind
31:29 – Star Trek: Voyager
38:05 – Wing Commander
47:35 – To Kill a Mockingbird
53:23 – Superman
Links from this episode:
Bear McCreary’s blog post on writing Leonardo’s Theme for Da Vinci’s Demons
In Part 1 of our look at the music of the X-Men franchise, Will and Wend sit down with their good friend, soundtrack aficionado, writer, petrolhead, and all around great guy – Ian Crabb, to discuss the first four film scores!
Join Will and Wend as they explore the fantastic score to 1991’s The Addams Family, written by composer Marc Shaiman. They’ll be identifying themes, exploring their favourite musical moments, and providing you with an entertaining accompaniment to this macabre classic!