At the age of 5, writer and comedic storyteller Jamie Brickhouse became obsessed with Peggy Lee and her song about escapism by means of “breaking out the booze and having a ball.” The song served as Jamie’s guide to several nights of debauchery while living in New York City. But things changed dramatically the night he drunk dialed the dazzling pop icon.
Native Kentuckian storyteller, choreographer, and live performer Mark Lamb counts the ways that he’s flown on the tails of Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors.” In his warm ‘n’ buttery voice, Mark waxes reminiscent about his brave journey from being a faux fur-sporting third grader, to a fully actualized performance artist and creative soul out and about in NYC today.
When London-based actor Laura Killeen worked at a florist as a teenager, she was introduced to a spacey, operatic pop tune that would serve as comfort and motivation when she needed it most.
NBC Documentary producer and The Soundtrack Series podcast creator Dana Rossi reflects upon how a terrible tragedy brought her back to a song that she first heard in 1994, which served as a salve to any trouble in high school — and beyond.
For the very first episode of Play it Back, we talk with writer Katie Shepherd about the power of Tina Turner’s monster hit from 1984 – and how it strengthened the relationship with her mother as she fought a life-threatening illness.
We’re so happy you’ve found our site. While we’re primarily a podcast focusing on the memories we make as we discover new music, we want this space to expand upon the conversations we have with our guests. This is a chance to dig deep into why we love, hate, and appreciate certain songs.
Sure, there’s a *lot* of music out there today, and it’s more accessible than ever…which can feel overwhelming. That’s why our mission is to help slow things down a little, and explore how the power of music connects us with others, influences huge life decisions, and fans the flames of our unabashed obsessions.
Peace and love,
Creator + Host of Play It Back