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Reality Jukebox

Reality Jukebox

By Ross Landau

Reality Jukebox is an exciting new podcast that delves deep into the world of music in a fun and lighthearted way. Although light in tone, the podcast is filled with facts and anecdotes (including many first hand experiences) of the music industry and all that comes with it. We aim to provide content that is interesting and easy to engage with, approaching topics (within music) from a different perspective and provide unique insights into the engrossing topics we discuss in each podcast.
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Music Photographer Derek D'Souza on Music Photography!

Reality JukeboxNov 15, 2023

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Music Photographer Derek D'Souza on Music Photography!

Music Photographer Derek D'Souza on Music Photography!

Hello and welcome back to another episode of the Reality Jukebox podcast! On this episode Ross and George are joined by the immensely talented Music Photographer Derek D'Souza! Discussing everything from how he got into photography, his first major shoot with The Jam as well as the subsequent exhibitions, the guys are given a fantastic insight into what it takes to make it as a music photographer, with many a fun story along the way.

Nov 15, 202351:38
The incredible career of Barry Cain (Part 2), Flexipop Magazine!

The incredible career of Barry Cain (Part 2), Flexipop Magazine!

Hello everyone and welcome back to part 2 of our podcast with the incredible Barry Cain! In this episode Barry lifts the lid on the iconic Flexipop Magazine, including it's creation and some of the behind the scenes movements. This is another fascinating insight into the world of music journalism as Barry talks about everything from having the magazine banned by WH Smith to Adam and the Ants recording a special song just for Flexipop Magazine. Listen in and enjoy!

Nov 01, 202350:22
The incredible career of Barry Cain (Part 1)

The incredible career of Barry Cain (Part 1)

Today Ross and George are joined by a very special guest- the incredible Barry Cain, who discusses his astonishing career in music journalism! From his humble roots working as a trainee court reporter in London to flying with The Damned on their first trip to New York, nothing is off limit's as Barry tells all. He'll have you laughing whilst simultaneously leaving you amazed with his first hand accounts of being on the ground during some real music history as well as stories from his personal life. You won't regret listening in!

Oct 27, 202301:12:10
James Bond Music (Part 2), The Themes!

James Bond Music (Part 2), The Themes!

Hello everybody and welcome back to part two of our musical dive into the world of James Bond! In today's episode the guys discuss the theme songs including lots of behind the scenes stories, going way back to 1962 right up until the present day, no stone is left unturned. Listen in and enjoy! For your ears only...

Sep 27, 202335:50
James Bond Music (Part 1)

James Bond Music (Part 1)

Hello and welcome back! Today the guys are diving into the secret and dangerous world of espionage... in the form of James Bond music! In this episode Ross and George invite you to listen in as they discuss the iconic James Bond theme. Covering legal disputes, history and context, listen in as we take you on a ride through a piece of cinematic history.

Sep 13, 202335:10
TV Music Performances

TV Music Performances

Hello and welcome back! In today's podcast Ross and George are following up on the last podcast about fictitious bands for Film and TV and are this time discussing some of the all time great TV music performances. From Elvis to Nirvana and all things in between, listen in as the guys chat about some of their favourites.

Aug 23, 202301:05:50
Fictitious Bands

Fictitious Bands

Hello and welcome back! In this episode the guys are diving into the world of bands that have been created for Film and TV. Who's the best? Who's the most obscure? And what are some of the back stories to these musical acts that have become part of Film and TV history? Join Ross and George on this fun chat full of stories, facts and fantasy festival booking...

Aug 09, 202353:26
Mad Guitars!

Mad Guitars!

In this bonus episode, the guys are still with their special guest (and guitarist) Paul Smith and they discuss all things mad guitars! Join them as they chat about the extremes of guitar design, from iconic axes to lesser known models and everything in between.

Jul 26, 202328:01
New Wave of British Heavy Metal (Part 2)

New Wave of British Heavy Metal (Part 2)

We're back for part 2! Picking up from where we left off and getting straight back into the New Wave of British Heavy Metal and this time we're joined by our special guest Paul Smith! Paul and Ross go way back and were actively involved in the NWOBHM scene, listen in for stories from the road as well as more insight and chat about the scene itself.

Jul 26, 202358:48
New Wave of British Heavy Metal (Part 1)

New Wave of British Heavy Metal (Part 1)

Welcome back to the Reality Jukebox Podcast! It's the the first episode of season 2 and we're starting with a bang, discussing the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, a genre that was hugely influential but often overlooked. With insight from being active within the scene, Ross sheds some light on the genre as well as the subculture around it.

Jul 12, 202301:00:30
Things to consider when going to University

Things to consider when going to University

In this episode Ross and George discuss something that is particularly close to Ross's heart- University! Things like what to do consider when choosing a potential university, with a focus on music production are discussed as well as the different university experiences they've both had, amongst many other things. We hope this is insightful and easy to listen to!

Apr 11, 202340:33
What's Your Favourite Film Score?

What's Your Favourite Film Score?

Happy New Year everybody and welcome back to the podcast! We're back from the Christmas break and picking up were we left off with the sound track podcast except this time we're discussing film scores! We cover all the classics as well as leaving out some big omissions... We'd love to know what your favourite film score is?

Jan 04, 202339:56
Christmas Music Special!

Christmas Music Special!

The festive season has begun so it's time to have a mince pie and get into the Christmas spirit by listening to Ross and George's chat about all things Christmas music! In this festively fun pod the guys talk about some interesting Christmas presents they've received before diving into their favourite Christmas music! As ever filled it's filled with fun facts and insight, pour yourself some mulled wine and enjoy! 

From both of us at Reality Jukebox we wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Nov 30, 202244:14
World Cup Football Music!

World Cup Football Music!

Welcome to the Reality Jukebox World Cup special! With the World Cup on the doorstep, Ross and George delve into the world of World Cup music. Covering the good, the bad and the ugly of football music and all things in between, join us for this fun and light chat looking at the history of the World Cup from a musical perspective. 

Nov 14, 202241:41
What's your favourite film soundtrack?

What's your favourite film soundtrack?

Hello and welcome back! In this episode Ross and George talk about some of their favourite soundtracks, why they think they're so great and even some interesting back stories. There's some big omissions as well! Please get involved in the conversation with us on Twitter and Instagram @realityjukebox.

Nov 13, 202245:52
Live Music and Tour Riders Pt2

Live Music and Tour Riders Pt2

Welcome back for part 2 of the live music and tour riders podcast! In this half we delve into some rather infamous tour riders and discuss the actual demands of the artists in question. Featuring a range of riders from Pharrell Williams to Iggy Pop.

Oct 24, 202226:24
Live Music and Tour Riders Part 1

Live Music and Tour Riders Part 1

In this episode Ross and George are talking all things live music. First they discuss memorable live shows which they've attended (with some real gems from Ross) before turning their attention to some rather famous tour riders.

Oct 02, 202247:44
What songs would Elvis have recorded if he was still alive?

What songs would Elvis have recorded if he was still alive?

Hello and welcome to Reality Jukebox! This is a new podcast that discusses all things music with a fresh approach. In today’s episode Ross and George will be talking about the King himself Elvis Presley and how his legacy may have evolved if he’d continued to live past 1977.

Oct 02, 202245:15