comedy

Back row: Michael, Blair, Linda, Neel, and Phil. Front row: Ritah and Micah

This Is Spinal Tap: 35 Years Later

This week SongTalk Radio has a special episode celebrating the 35th anniversary of the classic film, “This Is Spinal Tap”. And joining us in our trip down memory lane is one of our favourite guests on the show Blair Packham. We talk about where and when we first encountered this classic cult comedy and how true it was to our own experiences in the music business (hint: very!)

On this episode, Neel, Phil, Michael and Blair talk about:

  • how the film was made
  • what has made the movie so popular many decades later
  • our favourite Spinal Tap moments
  • why this early mock-umentary was so influential
Mike, Bruce, Vanessa, Linda, and Neel

Comedy Songs Special (a.k.a. How to be a funny songwriter)

We got our funny on by looking at what makes comedy songs tick. Friend of the show Mike MacInnes “Phil’d” in for Phil. Thanks Mike! And our own tech person, Linda Lavender, treated us to a live comedy song she just wrote – great stuff Linda!

We talked about:

Listen to the show

The songs

Bruce’s pick – his own song Scuba Diver (download the lyrics)

Neel’s pick – How Do You Solve a Problem Like Korea by Randy Rainbow (download the lyrics)

Guest host Mike’s pick – Song for Whoever by The Beautiful South (download the lyrics)

Our Audio Engineer Linda’s pick – her own song My Joy (download the lyrics)