Many thanks to Jack Lugo for inviting me to join him and his “special guest” on his uniquely formatted Bond and Banter podcast. It was a fun and wide-ranging discussion covering the upcoming Bond Lexicon book, Bond in comics, and more.
In the latest episode of the Bond Music: Six of the Best series Jarrod and Alan infiltrate a secret meeting at the opera to discuss the soundtrack from QUANTUM OF SOLACE (or is that “Something of Boris”?) – Does David Arnold depart on a high note? Will there be a new record for shortest track? Will Alan get out of the boot? — Tune in & find out!
In the latest Bond Music; Six of the Best episode we move on to the Daniel Craig era as Jarrod and Alan discuss David Arnold’s score for CASINO ROYALE. David Arnold slows things down for a this reboot of the franchise. Is it too slow? Does it need more Barry? Is it just Barry enough? — Tune in & find out!
On the latest episode of the On Her Majesty;s Secret Podcast Van and Alan take a look at half a dozen of Roger Moore’s non-Bond movie outings, plus a discussion of his early pre-Bond TV career.
The movies we covered included:
- The Fiction Makers
- The Man Who Haunted Himself
- The Wild Geese
- Escape From Athena
- ffolkes (aka North Sea Hijack)
- Cannonball Run
And Alan tells the story of why he doesn’t remember meeting Sir Roger. – Check it out here.
The latest Bond Music: Six of the Best episode’s session is all about DIE ANOTHER DAY. It’s not a fan-favorite film in the Bond community, but is the soundtrack shaky as well? How about that Madonna tune – club jam awesomeness?…good Bond song?…. And just where did Jarrod get his CD from? — Tune in & find out!
On the latest episode of Bond Music: Six of the Best we discuss the sounds of Tomorrow Never Dies. Will Alan & Jarrod fawn all over David Arnold’s initial entry into Bond film scores? (probably) And the debate will be decided: Sheryl Crow vs KD Lang: the lads will decide which one they prefer! — Tune in & find out!
Over on the Her Majesty’s Secret Podcast network we took a look at Sir Sean Connery’s extensive movie career outside the world of 007, coming up with a list of 14 different movies to discuss from his earliest roles in the late 1950s up to his last movie in 2003.
The movies covered were:
- Hell Drivers (1957)
- Marnie (1964)
- The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
- A Bridge Too Far (1977)
- The First Great Train Robbery (1978)
- Outland (1981)
- Highlander (1986)
- The Name of the Rose (1986)
- Untouchables (1987)
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
- The Hunt For Red October (1990)
- Rising Sun (1993)
- The Rock (1996)
- League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
Tune in to see if you agree with our assessments and recommendations on which from the list are worth a watch.
The GoldenEye soundtrack is an easy target for us to point fingers at as the worst 007 movie score. But why did it turn out that way, and is there a few actual golden nuggets in there? – Join Jarrod and I as we discuss these and many other aspects of Eric Serra’s contribution to Bond’s musical history.
The latest episode’s of Bond Music: Six of the Best is all about LICENCE TO KILL. The lads will provide factoids and discussion on the main title song, 6 of their favorite tracks (hence the title of the podcast), and a bonus remix…maybe more! What will the boys make of Michael Kamen’s only 007 soundtrack? Is the soundtrack truly as bland as many say it is? Where does one get a license to kilt? — Tune in & find out!
Alan was drafted in to join the Rogue Agents crew from the On Her Majesty’s Secret Podcast to discuss the oddity that is Operation Kid Brother aka O.K. Connery, aka many other titles.
How did M, Moneypenny, several Bond villains, and others end up in this 1967 Italian spoof featuring Sean’s brother, Neil Connery? What did we think of it, and just how much do they Rogue Agents crew owe Alan for putting up with this nonsense?