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"Critical Karaoke" is a monthly show about music and the ideas it inspires. We also produce daily music history segments called "A Day in the Life." Both currently air on KRCC
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"A Day in the Life" is a 2-minute podcast about music, history, culture, and ideas.  We release at least one new episode every weekday on an incredible range of genres and artists.  We hope you enjoy these quick listens!

Sep 12, 2015

On this episode of Critical Karaoke we are talking about movie music--the songs and compositions that shape the dramatic action on screen in obvious and subtle ways.  How does film forever imprint a specific reading or interpretation on the music itself?  Can we ever escape those associations?  

In addition to a special "fictional band name pop quiz" focused on bands that exist only on the screen, we consider the following music in the following films:

"Power of Love" from Back to the Future (1985)

"Stuck in the Middle with You" from Reservoir Dogs (1992)

"I Got You (I Feel Good)" from The Nutty Professor (1996) and Grumpy Old Men (1993)

"A Change is Gonna Come" from and Malcolm X (1992) and Ali (2001)

Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto from Brief Encounter (1945) and Seven Year Itch (1955)

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