That One Song

That One Song

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Each week, singer/songwriter Missy Modell speaks with someone about the one song that has left a lasting impression on their life.


Track 20: Live from SXSW pt1 w/ Magic Giant and Phil Sarna  - Powered by Shure  

This week's episode is LIVE from SXSW in Austin! Missy speaks with indie folk band Magic Giant and acclaimed music business manager, Phil Sarna, about the music that changed their lives. Their one songs include: "Piano Man" by Billy Joel, "40 Day Dream" by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, "Get Me Away From Here, I'm Dying" by Belle & Sebastian, and "All Dead, All Dead" by Queen.

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Track 19: "Hot For Teacher" by Van Halen w/ Elmo Lovano  

On today's episode, we have Elmo Lovano; a man who epitomizes the phrase "triple threat." He's a drummer, musical director, and founder of the private network for musical professionals: Jammcard. Elmo and Missy chat growing up on rock and roll, frosted tips, and the hot teacher in Van Halen's music video.
Track 18: "In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel w/ Ben Abraham  

We are joined this week by the incredibly talented Ben Abraham: an artist and songwriter based in Melbourne, Australia. Missy and Ben dig deep into "meditations on love", different types of longing, and what made him (Ben) cry.
Track 17: "High and Dry" by Radiohead w/ Nate Campany  

This week, we are so excited to have the incredible songwriter (and impressive history buff), Nate Campany. He leads us through a coming of age story where we encounter an intriguing "older woman", a broken down rest stop, and an unexpected mixtape, all on one summer evening driving through the desert.
Track 16 : "Seven Bridges Road" by The Eagles w/ Jamie Bendell  

Our guest today is Jamie Bendell: singer/songwriter and Broadway producer. Missy and Jamie (friends since 10 years old) reflect on childhood crushes, uniformed summer camp days, and who they'd swipe on dating apps.    
Track 15 : “The Pretender” by Jackson Browne w/ Ben Sheehan  

Today’s guest is a dear friend and talent, Ben Sheehan: a digital video producer and creator, former executive producer and head of talent for and most recently the executive director of Save the Day, a SuperPAC founded by Joss Whedon. (He also was the Executive Producer for Missy’s recent video, “How Lovely To Be A Woman in 2016.) His one song? “The Pretender” by Jackson Browne. Missy and Ben discuss making your dreams a viable career, using songs to make decisions, and the best advice he ever received.


Track 14 : "93 Til' Infinity" by Souls of Mischief w/ Charles Bergmann  

Talent manager and musician, Charles Bergmann chose 90s hip hop anthem, "93 til Infinity" by Souls of Mischief as his one song. Missy and Charles discuss nostalgic bus rides, the intricacies of sampling, and the idea of stealing as art.

Track 13 : "On Broadway" by George Benson w/ Clare Galterio  
Today's guest is Clare Galterio: TV personality and co-host of the podcast "Just Sayin". Missy and Clare met while filming a reality show that never aired. RIP. Today, they chat never giving up, "signs", and blocking out the negativity.
Track 12 : Diary of a Madman by the Gravediggaz w/ Jensen Karp  

Author, comedy writer, and podcast host Jensen Karp stops by the At Will studio. He serves Missy a healthy dose of Hip Hop 101 along with notes on vulnerability in rap, the genre "horror core", and the idea of Dracula as a rapper.
Track 11: (Sittin’ On) The Dock of The Bay by Otis Redding w/ Lia Richardson  

Singer-songwriter and comedian Lia Richardson stops by the At Will studios. Missy and Lia talk moving across the country, inevitable loneliness, and growing pains.


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Track 10: "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by the Dan Band w /Alex Kapleman  

Alex Kapleman, host of the podcast "Pitch" stops by to chat with Missy. They talk shower singing, fears of standing out, and allowing stepping into the spotlight for the first time.

Track 9 : “Do What You Feel” by Redman w/ Zeps  

This week, MC and rapper ZEPS stops by the At Will studios. Missy and ZEPS both spit a mean freestyle, while discussing unity in hip hop, how rap saved his life, and the power of Method Man’s lisp.
Track 8 : "Cosmic Love" by Florence + The Machine w/ Jenna Ushkowitz  
This week's episode features Jenna Ushkowitz: actor, singer, and host of the podcast "Infinite Positivities". Her one song is "Cosmic Love" by Florence + The Machine. Missy and Jenna get real about bad moods, lyric tattoos, and falling in love as an adult.
Track 7 : "Crank That" by Soulja Boy w/ Alex Weber  
Missy sits down with Alex Weber, professional lacrosse player-turned comedian and digital host of American Ninja Warrior. He chooses '07 rap anthem, "Crank That" by Soulja Boy as his one song. They discuss "the douchiest thing one can do," long distance relationships and spring break disappointments.  
Track 6 : "Habits (Stay High)" by Tove Lo w/ Julia Nunes  

  Missy hears from YouTube star, musician and host of the podcast "This Was Us", Julia Nunes. Her song: pop hit "Habits" by Tove Lo. Together, they reminisce about (sex) playlists, moving across the country and kissing friends. Fun fact: Julia and Missy were members of the same college gospel choir.  

Track 5 : "Blank Space" by Taylor Swift w/ Charlie Harding of "Switched on Pop"  

Missy talks pop music with Charlie Harding, songwriter and co-host of the critically acclaimed podcast, “Switched on Pop.”  An unlikely choice, Charlie’s one song is “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift.  Although not an avid follower of Swift's love life, he provides great insight into the song's many layers, complexities, and intentions. Charlie educates Missy with a mind blowing deconstruction of this massive pop hit.            
Track 4 : "Crazy" by Patsy Cline w/ Sandra Hong  

This episode features Sandra Hong, a young woman who left her stable job in tech strategy to busk on the streets and pursue music full time. Although she's no longer a street performer, Sandra devotes her creativity to the acclaimed "Girl Party", a movement to foster women's community and conversation. Her one song: "Crazy" by Patsy Cline. Missy and Sandra chat Korean Telenovela's, Queeraoke and feeling... crazy.
Track 3 : "Proud Mary" by Creedence Clearwater Revival w/ Haley Sacks  

YouTuber and comedian Haley Sacks had difficulty choosing one song, so instead, she discusses the impact that several songs have had on her life. Reasons ranged from nostalgia (Proud Mary/Creedence Clearwater Revival), it was a "cool choice" (What Would You Do/City High), to plain ol' stuck in her head (Me Too/Megan Trainor). Using the songs as their backdrop, Missy and Haley bond over false promises, music pretension, and corrupt singing recitals.    

Track 2 : "Littlest Things" by Lily Allen w/ Giulio Gallarotti  

Missy sits down with comedian and rapper, Giulio Gallarotti, otherwise known as Lil Young Big. His song: "Littlest Things" by Lily Allen. Though he is slightly embarrassed about his song selection, he later reveals his affinity for female-driven emotional ballads, and only needing a cardboard box when he's in love.  

Track 1 : "No Diggity" by Blackstreet w/ Alex Bilowitz  

In the pilot episode, Missy chats with music producer and car aficionado, Alex Bilowitz. His song is "No Diggity" by Blackstreet. He reminisces about school dances, chutzpah and the joys of music sampling.      
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