Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Soundtracking the Pet Sounds Podcast Series - Bonus Episode "Good Vibrations"

Bonus Episode: “Good Vibrations”
This is one of the strongest episodes we produced in the entire series. In fact, when Mike and I went to meet our colleagues at Capitol we prepared a mock up of a video podcast version of “Good Vibrations” to use as an example of what a Pet Sounds podcast series could be like. We even set it up to play via mobile streaming as well as an ipod, etc. It was really cool. So, it was fitting at the end of the series to develop a “bonus” episode especially for “Good Vibrations.”

This episode is set up like the song. It is organized into parts – each part follows the person talking and music used sort of blends in and out. The nearly 8 minute-episode offers some of the best Brian Wilson material we recorded during our two-hour session with him. Mike Love tells a long and great story too. Al offers a small chunk of trivia while Bruce caps everything off as he did during most of the podcast series. I guess if I had to pick one episode to play for someone as a great example of this work I would select this one. Enjoy!

Jv / 10.10.06

Monday, October 09, 2006

Soundtracking the Pet Sounds Podcast Series - Episodes 11, 12 & 13

Episode 11: “I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times”
We used the first vocal verse of the tune at the head and then transitioned into backing instrumental track for most of the episode. Mike Love has choice material to say about Brian Wilson here. Al offers deep insight followed by Bruce’s thoughts.

Episode 12: “Pet Sounds”
This episode is all Brian. We used the original track. The story speaks for itself.

Episode 13: “Caroline No”
This was a fun episode to assemble. We open with an old promo joke featuring a young Mike and Bruce and then launch into instrumental backing track and then the stories from Brian, Mike and Bruce. We conclude with the original track with first verse of vocal.

Jv / 10.9.06