In this episode, hosts Alan Sanders and Walt Murray sit with Barnaby Martin, the star of the YouTube channel, Listening In. Barnaby has been drawn to music his entire life, starting as a singer and a member of many different choirs. As he grew in knowledge and experience, he began to write music and learn about its structure and forms. As someone who would love to compose his own pieces, he started to become interested in breaking down other pieces. After a time, he began his own YouTube channel. His ultimate goal was to create a place where he, himself, could learn by analyzing pieces of music, including film scores. Teaching himself how to be a video editor allows him to make wonderful and engaging pieces that teach as much as they explain. They are mesmerizing to watch while listening to his learned analysis. It’s almost as if we are “listening in” on his musings!
This sets up the episode to be a little different than others. As a musical journey, music has to also be a part of the show. (Hopefully there won’t be issue with other platforms where this show posts!) The conversation begins with James Bond and themes to that long-running franchise. This allows all three to embark on a fantastic discussion over favorite themes as well as mentioning a couple not-so-favorite. Afterwards, the show dives into various film composers and some of their scores. As the show winds down, Barnaby Martin encourages folks to follow his work, subscribe to his channel and even engage in the conversation.
Unfortunately for Alan and Walt, Barnaby had to drop after the interview. However, the duo plowed ahead, beginning with a review of another horrible D-list movie. Then they went through a few odd news items and wrapped up the show wih the entertainment segment.
With the Olympics airing, Walt has been watching as much of the Games as he can. He also began to binge Hill Street Blues on Hulu. While also on Hulu, Walt caught the documentary, The History of the Sitcom, and really liked it. Alan only watched a couple episodes of Longmire on television. However he did keep up with his favority YouTube channels, which include: Popcorn in Bed, Ashleigh Burton, Listening In and The Daily Doug.
The guys prove, once again, they are not the most avid of readers. The will is there, but the execution is lacking.
Walt has been listening to a lot of shows and music, but wanted to do a shout-out for Radio Labyrinth and Camp Hell: Annewakee. Alan began to listen to The Great Escape Minute, did a plug for a new offering at 60MW Podcast called, The T&A Show with Tina and Amy. He also mentioned a new show started by a radio news personality called, The Jason Durden Show. And, Alan reminded everyone about the show he and he wife do called, The Marriage Fit Podcast.
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