Dana Rossi on 2014

December 23, 2014

(I asked the Infinite Guest hosts a few questions about 2014.  They answered.  Here is Dana Rossi from The Soundtrack Series.)

Do you have one positive thing to say about 2014?  If so, what is it? 

2014 was a big year for me with a lot of big changes, not the least of which is that I am now — after ten years of living in NYC — finally comfortable driving here. 2014 was, among a lot of things, the year I learned to cut off cab drivers.

Is there an episode of your podcast from 2014 that you would point to and say, “Here’s what the show is about” to a new listener?

I would say Episode 211 — which was the very first one on board with Infinite Guest! Not only because I pretty much explain the show’s concept and history in the beginning for the new listeners (and because I talk about Barbra Streisand’s horrendous rendition of Bowie’s “Life on Mars”), but because the storyteller on that one, R. Eric Thomas, is one of my all time favorite storytellers and his story (about a special friend of his and “Ray of Light” by Madonna) is among the most beautiful anyone has ever told at a Soundtrack Series. Eric has a talent for telling a totally heartbreaking story while at the same time being uplifting.  The one he tells on that episode is a perfect example of that.

Recommend one thing from this year.  Can be a song, a movie, a restaurant, a book, another podcast, etc.

Only one!?! OK. Song: “Water Fountain” by Tune-Yards.