In light of our recent guest stint on earhammer, to gab about our favorite soundtrack moments, we want to share with you the questionnaire that host Rommel sent us to fill out. 

We want to know your answers! Email us!

1. The MGM Lion has roared, the statuesque Columbia lady has been encircled by stars… The movie is beginning! Cue music! What is the best opening credit song?

2. The characters have been introduced… You are invested. But the filmmaker needs to move this alongggg. What is your favorite time lapse or montage song from a film?

3. The characters are expressing everything they need to say and more with their eyes. You need something poetic, moving, instrumental… What is your favorite score from a film?

4. Sports! It’s the big game… What is your favorite song or score from a sports film?

5. You’ve bagged your love interest so you take them home and BLOW THEIR MINDS WITH YOUR PASSIONATE LOVEMAKING. What is your favorite song featured in a love scene?

6. Now pull your partner close and LET’S DANCE! What is your favorite song featured in a dance scene. It can be a competition, it can even be a straight up slow jam.

7. You laughed, you cried… Roll credits! What is the best end credit song? 

In light of our recent guest stint on earhammer, to gab about our favorite soundtrack moments, we want to share with you the questionnaire that host Rommel sent us to fill out. 

We want to know your answers! Email us!

1. The MGM Lion has roared, the statuesque Columbia lady has been encircled by stars… The movie is beginning! Cue music! What is the best opening credit song?

2. The characters have been introduced… You are invested. But the filmmaker needs to move this alongggg. What is your favorite time lapse or montage song from a film?

3. The characters are expressing everything they need to say and more with their eyes. You need something poetic, moving, instrumental… What is your favorite score from a film?

4. Sports! It’s the big game… What is your favorite song or score from a sports film?

5. You’ve bagged your love interest so you take them home and BLOW THEIR MINDS WITH YOUR PASSIONATE LOVEMAKING. What is your favorite song featured in a love scene?

6. Now pull your partner close and LET’S DANCE! What is your favorite song featured in a dance scene. It can be a competition, it can even be a straight up slow jam.

7. You laughed, you cried… Roll credits! What is the best end credit song? 

Episode 7: Soundtracks w/ Special Guests Bonnie & Maude

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PAUSE THE TAPE with The Soundtrack Series is a FREE event happening this Saturday, August 23rd at 7:30 PM at Videology. My friends Bonnie & Maude will be co-hosting the event and I am very excited to be one of the presenters in the lineup. I will be telling a story about how film soundtracks…

Listen to Bonnie & Maude hosts Eleanor & Kseniya talk about films AND music.

Then, come to our live show this Saturday, 8/23!

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Join us for a discussion of Kathryn Bigelow’s most adrenaline-fueled features, Point Break (1991) and The Hurt Locker (2008). We’ll draw a through-line from her cartoonish surfer action flick to the gritty war drama that earned her an Oscar. Along with director, writer, and musician Aviv Rubinstien, we trace the recurring themes of her films, her varied visual styles, and hone in on her aversion of being referred to as a Female Director. She is a Director, point break.

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Japanese Boxwood Combs from Nalata Nalata
Photography by Armando Rafael

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Japanese Boxwood Combs from Nalata Nalata

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Live Event Announcement!

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PAUSE THE TAPE: Saturday, August 23rd at 7:30pm at Videology in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Six women in broadcasting tell stories of where cinema and music intersect for them. Film podcast Bonnie & Maude teams up with music podcast The Soundtrack Series for a joint live taping of personal narratives that will touch on everything from what song one should play when losing her virginity, to the disillusionment of Sixteen Candles, and why we should be skeptical that so many rom coms feature the same damn Van Morrison song.

Join us for an evening of storytelling, clips, and feels.

Bonnie & Maude is a monthly film podcast in which hosts Eleanor Kagan and Kseniya Yarosh take on films and television shows from a femme-centric perspective.

The Soundtrack Series is a live show and podcast created and hosted by Dana Rossi, where people tell stories about the music that matters and the songs that make up the soundtrack to our lives.

Line up:
Dana Rossi (Soundtrack Series)
Eleanor Kagan (Bonnie & Maude)
Maggie Serota (Low Times)
Molly Knefel (Radio Dispatch)
Rommel Wood (Ear Hammer)
Saidah Blount (NPR Music)

The Socioeconomic Effects of Fairy Tales

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Jennifer Lynn Krohn, a poet and B&M listener, responded to our Maleficent episode by sharing an amazing poem she wrote called ”The Socioeconomic Effects of Fairy Tales.” It was originally published in the fairy tale anthology, The Garden of the Crow. We’re reprinting it here with her permission.

Jennifer says: “When you asked about the possible economic repercussions of burning all the spindles in the country, I started to yell at my speakers “I’ve written a poem about that!”


The Socioeconomic Effects of Fairy Tales
by Jennifer Lynn Krohn

I won’t go near
those wild roses anymore.
That occasional clatter
of bones and armor,
thorns splattered
with red flowers,
the white of a femur
or rib, a skull’s round dome—

not all were princes.
Some were neighbors, friends.

Before the fear of needles
consumed the king
we had been weavers.
My mother spun billows
of wool into thread;

my father weaved
her work into soft cloth.
When I sat down to the loom,
green thread looped,
coils crossing into knots:
a tangle no one
could undo.  I tried
to talk them loose—
but knots never listen.

Soldiers chopped our spindles
to splinters, burned them.
I didn’t curse or spit
on the floor; I knew
the king never
would wear fraying ermine.
I bought a horse
and cart, hired other unemployed
weavers.  But one day
the road vanished

under miles of green briars.
We hadn’t heard
the rumors of sleep.
For all my men knew
tendrils burst through shutters,
invaded cradles;
our wives hacking
the stalks circling their ankles.

I warned that such a knot
must be cut straight
from the loom.
Still they tried
to push through the tangle.
The branches wrapped around them,
thorns piercing them through.

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54 min

Listen to the first half of “You Are Hair,” a live variety show we mounted earlier this year to root into the subject of female hair as seen in movies, television, and pop culture. Revel in the power of the pixie cut, as seen in Beyonce and Miley videos. Realize that you’re not the only one who experienced Little Mermaid hair envy. And that side-shave haircut you see everywhere? It once stood for something…does it still?

The live audio used in this episode was originally recorded at Littlefield in Brooklyn, NY on March 11, 2014.

Featuring: 

Tessa Brown (Hiphopocracy@tessalaprofessa)
Aisha Harris (Slate@craftingmystyle)
Cassie Wagler (Romantic Friendship

Part 2 coming next month!

Read:
“Jesus Loves Winners”: How “Drop Dead Gorgeous” Found Cult Success As A Flop by Louis Peitzman
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Listen:
Bonnie & Maude Drop Dead Gorgeous episode with Rommel Wood

Read:

“Jesus Loves Winners”: How “Drop Dead Gorgeous” Found Cult Success As A Flop by Louis Peitzman

Listen:

Bonnie & Maude Drop Dead Gorgeous episode with Rommel Wood