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Episode 47

The JV Club

Erica Rhodes

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The JV Club #47: Erica Rhodes

Episode 47′s guest Erica Rhodes gives Janet a peek into the cruel world of adolescent ballet, the passionate poetry borne of a broken heart, and the balance between ambition and contentment. Plus, Janet geeks out over Erica’s involvement with the delightful live radio show A Prairie Home Companion.

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  • I can confirm that you do find pickled eggs in pubs in the UK…but usually only in old man pubs, not generally in the nicer ones! Pickled onions are more common, as well as pork scratchings (gross).

  • Actually, that might not be 100% true. At one point I found my parents’ old three-sided Matching Tie and Handkerchief album and played it so much they bought me the CD, but I might have been in high school by then.

  • “I’m going to make the most international coffee in the house: Montreal Morn!”

    My parents are big classical music fans, but the album of theirs that I played the most as a kid was from the Boston Pops. It had music from 2001, ET, Alien, a couple different eras of Star Trek, The Twilight Zone, a bunch of Star Wars tracks and (uncoolest of all at the time) one from Battlestar Galactica. It was great.

  • A Giuseppe Verdi. Speaking of ballet, the Zeffirelli La Traviata movie has a neat corrida ballet in it. But the best opera movie that there is remains Francesco Rosi’s Carmen.

  • As you’ve figured out, the Boston Pops does “light” classical music and orchestral cover versions of pop music…it was an offshoot of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (WIKIPEDIA notes that it was founded in 1895, earlier than I expected, but not too surprising) that was meant to reach a larger or at least different audience…most big orchestras have either a Pops-style unit or give pop-style concerts.