On the 3rd episode of Missing Pieces, Luella Chavez joins me to talk about 2014’s Love & Mercy. The story of Brian Wilson, the legendary lead songwriter of the Beach Boys who is perhaps as famous for his beautiful music as he is for the stories of his mental illness and his multiple years spent in reclusion. Puzzle pieces include The Aviator, Ray and I’m Not There.
On the 84th episode of Piecing It Together, Jason Harris returns to the show to talk about a movie that’s set to the music of one of his favorite people in the world – Blinded By The Light and the music of Bruce Springsteen. It’s a sweet, crowd-pleaser that is as much about Springsteen as it is about finding your voice as a writer and connecting with something universal. Puzzle pieces include A Star Is Born, Billy Elliot, 8 Mile and Little Miss Sunshine.
On the 64th episode of Piecing It Together, new co-host and mega-Elton John fan Jason Baroni joins me to discuss the new biopic Rocketman. The rock music biopic is a genre that’s been done over and over (and from the looks of it, it’s going to be done over and over a lot more times), but director Dexter Fletcher and his Rocketman Taron Egerton find ways to breathe a little life into the genre. Puzzle pieces include La La Land, Across The Universe, What Happened, Miss Simone and Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker.
On this special episode of Piecing It Together, host David Rosen and his parents Rich and Sunny talk about their thoughts on the Elton John biopic Rocketman during their car-ride home from the theater. Elton John has been a regular customer of our family’s record shop Wax Trax Records for the last few years so he is a major part of our lives, and we were very excited for this movie.