Soundtracks

Radio Show broadcast on CKVS, 93.7, The Voice of the Shuswap - Salmon Arm

Soundtracks can be music from many things, it can be the soundtrack from a great movie, a musician may have a soundtrack to their career, it could be a season or the soundtrack to your life.

Join me, your host Sondy, as I play some great music and learn how to be a Radio Host. You will notice the improvement over the episodes so bear with me and I hope you enjoy the music.

Choose an episode below!

Episode 20 - Almost Famous Pt 2


Today we are going to further explore the soundtrack to the movie Almost Famous. This soundtrack has so many wonderful songs that it this is part two of this soundtrack. 

This film produced in 2000 is about a teen age journalist who becomes an accidental writer for Rolling Stone magazine.  It is set in the early 70’s and our young man gets to go on tour with the fictitious rock band Stillwater to get his very first story.

Episode 19 - Almost Famous Pt 1


Join me for the Soundtrack from Almost Famous. There are so many good songs in this film it is going to take 2 episodes to cover them. Almost Famous stars Patrick Fugit as the main character William Miller, Kate Hudson as Penny Lane Groupie, Frances McDormand as Williams Mom, and Billy Crudup as Russel Hammond the rock star.  It was written and directed by Cameron Crow and consulted on by Peter Frampton.

Episode 18 - Shrek


Join me and the wacky cast of characters to listen to the Soundtrack from Shrek.

Episode 17 -Pirate Radio


Back in the 60’s in Europe Rock and Roll was frowned upon by mainstream radio such as the BBC. So in order to play the music the younger generation wanted to listen to unauthorized radio stations popped up on boats or ocean platforms in international waters.  In 2009 they made a fictional comedy about one of the boats and its cast of wacky characters.

Episode 16 - People We Know


Join me and a special guest today on Soundtracks. My partner DAVE “Too Tall” Kampman has commuted from the living room to the studio to join me. Both of us have been in the music, entertainment and production industry for much of our careers and along the way we have been really lucky to meet many wonderful musicians that we call friends.  Today we are going to talk about them and listen to some of their music. 

Episode 15 - New Years



New Years is a few hours away. Listen to Soundtracks at 5:00 pm pst for New Years Traditions around the World and music from to match by Putumayo.

Episode 14 - Christmas


Christmas Special, we will listen to my favourite album in my favourite genre. Genuine Houserockin' Christmas Blues.  More dancing and dedications to my fans. I hope you will join me. 

Wordsmiths of the Shuswap Story - A Christmas Sleighride.



This short story was submitted to Wordsmiths of the Shuswap for the Christmas Story Writing Competition. Dedicated to my Sister, Theresa.

Episode 13 - Carlito's Way



The other day I was watching an movie called Carlitos Way and thought to myself, hey this has a great soundtrack. It has over 36 songs in it. The film is set in New York in 1975 right in the middle of the Disco era. Disco you say, that sucks! Not really, all Disco is not Saturday Night Fever and White Suits. If you were there, it is going to bring back some great memories of dressing up to go out and if you were a dancer the moves of the era were awesome so you may just get up and do a dance.

Episode 12 - Forest Gump


This film soundtrack has over 32 songs on it, we wont play them all tho as we only have an hour. This is one of those amazing movies that goes through the years of someone’s life and uses the soundtrack to establish the time period that you are watching. It does so very subtly drawing you in to that era. The movie covers songs from 1950 to 1980.

Episode 11 - The Funk Brothers - Part 2



Last week we listened to the Soundtrack from Standing in the Shadows of Motown. Today on part two we are going to explore some of the Funk Brothers number one hits.

Episode 10 - The Funk Brothers


Today we are going to explore the soundtrack of the band that produced more hits than The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys and Elvis Presley combined.
You know their music well, you have heard them over and over again and you probably have many of their songs in your collection but you may not know they exist. Can you guess who they are?

Episode 9 - Good Morning Vietnam



This 1987 film is about Adrian Cronauer a radio DJ in the Armed Forces Radio Service who is transferred from Crete to Vietnam in 1965 during the Vietnam War. He is hugely popular with the troops because of his humour and great music but his immediate stiff superiors have a different take and do their best to get him transferred.

Episode 8 - James Bond


The theme song from each film is a big deal. The producers agonize over who will be the next one to sing the opening theme. With Sir Sean Connery passing away recently it seemed like a good time to listen to these great songs all of which were written specifically for each film.

Episode 7 - Pulp Fiction



Pulp Fiction is a 1994 film that has gained cult status. It is a dark comedy movie with lots of violence equaled by the absurd mundania of regular conversation. Some scenes are shot with a film noir quality yet it is paired with a wonderful rock and roll, soul and California surfer tinted soundtrack.

Episode 6 - Halloween Special


We are going to listen to the soundtrack of songs that you would not expect to appear in Halloween films and you get to guess which film the song is from. In the last bit of the show you get to guess which tv show the song is from.

Episode 5 - The Commitments



This is a film about an aspiring young music fanatic Jimmy Rabbit who wants to form a band. The film is set in the Northside of Dublin, Ireland and Jimmy wants his band to be full of Soul. The movie is full of well known Rhythm and Blues songs. Join me for this episode.

Episode 4 - John Prine



John Prine was an exceptionally talented singer/songwriter who enjoyed a 40 plus year career that encompassed such diverse music genres as folk, rock, country, and rockabilly.

He always had a story that was fraught with humor, his songwriting was on point and his endearingly offbeat perspective made us laugh and cry.  John distinguished himself as a true original over his career and though he did not ever have a number one hit his songs were covered by others that took his writing to the top of the chart.

Episode 3 - Oh Brother Where Art Thou


Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year we are going to explore the soundtrack heavy movie Oh Brother Where Art Thou. Written by Joel and Ethan known as the Coen Brothers and starring George Clooney, John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson. This is a silly and very humerous movie that will for sure give you a good chuckle. This era-specific and dazzlingly eclectic and wonderful soundtrack sold over seven million copies in the US alone.

Episode 2 - Guardians of the Galaxy


After being abducted from Earth as a young boy, Peter Quill grows up to become the Starlord. A rakish rogue that roams the galaxy. After stealing a mysterious orb in the far reaches of outer space, Quill becomes the target of a manhunt led by the villain known as Ronan the Accuser. To help fight Ronan, Quill gathers an unlikely intergalactic fellowship and creates a team of space heroes known as the "Guardians of the Galaxy".

Full of action packed fight scenes, humour, music and intergalactic travel this movie takes you through the formation of fast friendships, honour and the lesson to never give up.

Episode 1 - The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers is a 1980 musical comedy film directed by John Landis. It stars John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues. These characters were developed from "The Blues Brothers" recurring musical sketch on Saturday Night Live.

The story is a tale of redemption for paroled convict Jake and his blood brother Elwood, who set out on "a mission from God" to save from foreclosure the Catholic orphanage in which they were raised. To do so, they must reunite their R&B band and organize a performance to earn $5,000 needed to pay the orphanage's property tax bill. Along the way, they are targeted by a homicidal "mystery woman", Neo-Nazis, and a country and western band—all while being relentlessly pursued by the police.