Almost Famous Minute

Discussing the 2000 Cameron Crowe movie Almost Famous one minute at a time. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

Film Reviews
Music Commentary
Music History
1
Minute 90 - Running Like a Maniac
The ninetieth minute starts with Penny explaining that she's no good at goodbyes and ends with William half lying on the phone.
39 min
2
Minute 89 - Sheepishly Smiling
The eighty-ninth minute starts with Leslie smiling at everyone except Russell and ends with William finding Penny in the hotel room.
32 min
3
Minute 88 - A Hard Truth
The eighty-eighth minute starts with Leslie learning the truth and ends with Penny, then William leaving.
37 min
4
Minute 87 - I Should Be on Star Wars Minute
The eighty-seventh minute starts with the band clapping for their success and ends with Leslie asking who is that girl.
68 min
5
Minute 86 - Priceless
The eighty-sixth minute starts with Jann telling William it will be a cover story and ends with the band being nearly silenced by William's news.
49 min
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Minute 85 - Squeakquelverse as Punishment
The eighty-fifth minute starts with Leslie walking toward the band and ends with an urgent call from Jann Wenner.
52 min
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Minute 84 - So Many Brown Jackets
The eighty-fourth minute starts with the plane flying to New York and ends with the band getting out of the limo.
37 min
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Minute 83 - Persona Crumble
The eighty-third minute starts with William yelling that he is the enemy and ends with Penny asking "What kind of beer?"
29 min
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Minute 82 - Normal Boring Mean Boy
The eighty-second minute starts with William playing coy with Penny and ends with yelling at Penny about being sweet.
33 min
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Minute 81 - Let's Say She's Turning 19
The eighty-first minute starts with William looking at Russell like that and ends with Penny telling her plans to William.
52 min
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Minute 80 - Complete Lack of Agency
The eightieth minute starts with Dick gambling away Penny and ends with Russell explaining that to William.
60 min
12
Minute 79 - Decrepit Bus
The seventy-ninth minute starts with William looking back at the bus and ends with the road managers playing poker.
65 min
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Minute 78 - Audience Loves the Rooster
The seventy-eighth minute starts with Dennis talking about Mick Jagger and ends with the band and entourage walking from the bus to the plane.
52 min
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Minute 77 - Big Logistical Specialist Flex
The seventy-seventh minute starts with Dennis giving an example and ends with Dennis asking rhetorical questions.
53 min
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Minute 76 - Straddle
The seventy-sixth minute starts with finishing a song on stage and the band backstage and ends with Dennis talking about roots.
51 min
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Minute 75 - Phil Coulson Moment
The seventy-fifth minute starts with the band on stage mostly in the dark and ends with the band playing an uptempo song.
55 min
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Minute 74 - What did Dick know and when did he ...
The seventy-fourth minute starts with a pre-concert Stillwater huddle and ends with Jeff singing and playing keyboard.
56 min
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Minute 73 - Mom Energy
The seventy-third minute starts with Elaine threatening Russell and ends with a Stillwater huddle.
31 min
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Minute 72 - Now Russell Knows
The seventy-second minute starts with William and Russell fighting over the phone and ends with Elaine telling Russell about her son.
32 min
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Minute 71 - Bassist from Cream and Drummer from...
The seventy-first minute starts with William sitting in a chair in the hotel hallway and ends with William telling his mom about his plans.
40 min
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Minute 70 - Shushing Him
The seventieth minute starts with William waving to Beth from Denver and ends with William crying in the hallway.
26 min
22
Minute 69 - Stress Boners
The sixty-ninth minute starts with Ben offering a thousand more words and ends with William taking the laundry.
61 min
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Minute 68 - I'm Singing about What I'm Saying
The sixty-eighth minute starts with sleepy and sexy “hello"s and ends with Ben liking what we're saying.
45 min
24
Minute 67 - Posed at His Desk
The sixty-seventh minute starts with the second half of the deflowering and ends with Ben Fong-Tores calling from Rolling Stone.
52 min
25
Minute 66 - Troglodytic Way of Thinking
The sixty-sixth minute starts with William talking with Penny in the bathroom and ends with the start of his deflowering.
35 min
26
Minute 65 - Mom on Tour with the Rock Band
The sixty-fifth minute starts with William writing in the bathtub and ends with Penny making plans with William.
29 min
27
Minute 64 - Dick Dale Concert in Utero
The sixty-fourth minute starts with Elaine telling her class that her son has been kidnapped and ends with William in the bathtub.
38 min
28
Minute 63 - Writing It All Down
The sixty-third minute starts with Doris heading down the road and ends with Elaine not being able to concentrate.
28 min
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Minute 62 - That's What Buses Are For
The sixty-second minute starts with Ed drumming his leg and ends with everyone except Russell singing.
31 min
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Minute 61 - Build Down and Pay Off
The sixty-first minute starts with Russell rejoining the band on the bus and ends with the bus leaving Topeka.
28 min
31
Minute 60 - Big Knobs
The sixtieth minute starts with Dick trying to convince Russell to rejoin the band and ends with Dick guiding Russell back to the bus.
31 min
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Minute 59 - Worried about the Keg Industry
The fifty-ninth minute starts with William and Russell working on his last words and ends with Russell wanting to stay with his new family.
39 min
33
Minute 58 - Choke on a Leaf
The fifty-eighth minute starts with Russell finishing drinking a beer with acid in it and ends with the partiers cheering for Russell.
48 min
34
Minute 57 - Poofier Hair
The fifty-seventh minute starts with Russell talking about real things again and ends with Russell drinking from a red cup that has beer and acid in it.
59 min
35
Minute 56 - Channeling His Inner Mom
The fifty-sixth minute starts with an invitation to a party and ends with Russell and the teens waving to William.
54 min
36
Minute 55 - Amazing Party Wagon
The fifty-fifth minute starts with Russell telling William that he is real and ends with a van of teenagers pulling up and one of them saying that/asking if he is Russell, from Stillwater.
40 min
37
Minute 54 - Fake Friendly Pat on the Back
The fifty-fourth minute starts with Jeff explaining the roles in the band and ends with Russell telling William he's only interested in "real".
39 min
38
Minute 53 - Cop Out Answer
The fifty-third minute starts with Jeff explaining the roles in the band and ends with Jeff continuing the argument.
41 min
39
Minute 52 - Ouch
The fifty-second minute starts with everyone's initial non-verbal reactions to the t-shirt and ends with the "t-shirt argument" continuing.
38 min
40
Minute 51 - It's Not All Happening
The fifty-first minute starts with a possibly misconstrued "I love you" and ends with the unveiling of the first t-shirt.
34 min
41
Minute 50 - She'll Always Be Beth from Denver
The fiftieth minute starts with William telling his mom names of cities and ends with Beth from Denver yelling "Your aura is purple!"
33 min
42
Minute 49 - So Snack Focused
The forty-ninth minute starts with William telling Penny about needing to do his interview with Russell before Greenville and ends with Elaine telling William what he told her.
39 min
43
Minute 48 - Crossed Her Limit of Allowed Absences
The forty-eighth minute starts with Larry telling Russell to wake up and ends with Penny asking William if he's going to Cleveland.
36 min
44
Minute 47 - Reverb in a Concrete Tunnel
The forty-seventh minute starts with Marc Maron still yelling and ends with the bus driving toward the sun.
43 min
45
Minute 46 - Ding Dongs in the Way
The forty-sixth minute starts with Russell getting electrocuted and ends with Marc Maron yelling at the band.
44 min
46
Minute 45 - Slightly More Loud
The forty-fifth minute starts with Russell telling secrets to the one guy you don't tell secrets to and ends with Russell holding the microphone, but not singing.
32 min
47
Minute 44 - Most Humiliating Wave
The forty-fourth minute starts with Russell telling William about what he's worried about and ends with Russell telling William about responsibilities.
23 min
48
Minute 43 - Mic Blocked by Penny
The forty-third minute starts with Sapphire telling Elaine about William and ends with William assuring Russell about the article.
60 min
49
Minute 42 - Spunk and Moxie
The forty-second minute starts with Penny closing the door and ends with Sapphire telling Elaine about William's respect for women.
69 min
50
Minute 41 - What's the Frequency?
The forty-first minute starts with band members, Band-Aids, and William hanging out in the hotel lobby, but separately, and ends with Penny suggesting to William to attend the radio interview.
37 min
51
Minute 40 - Such a Made Up Place
The fortieth minute starts with Dick handing out room keys to the band members and ends with Jeff warning Russell about William and Rolling Stone magazine.
33 min
52
Minute 39 - All Wearing Sunglasses
The thirty-ninth minute starts with the front of the "Almost Famous-Tour 73" bus and ends with Russell reassuring William.
36 min
53
Minute 38 - Lester is Jiminy Cricket?
The thirty-eighth minute starts with Lester encouraging William afterall and ends with William hugging his mom and her saying "this is a mistake".
34 min
54
Minute 37 - John Hughes References
The thirty-seventh minute starts with Ben making a deal with William and ends with Lester trying to discourage William.
31 min
55
Minute 36 - Probably Will Story
The thirty-sixth minute starts with William watching Penny and Russell leaving the room and ends with William and Ben Fong-Torres discussing Stillwater.
34 min
56
Minute 35 - Heavy Handed
The thirty-fifth minute starts with everyone clapping for Penny's performance and ends with Penny declaring she needs ice.
33 min
57
Minute 34 - Subtle Hints
The thirty-fourth minute starts with a big group walk through the hotel corridor and peeking in rooms and ends with Penny pretending to be a flight attendant.
22 min
58
Minute 33 - The Farewell Tour, Again
The thirty-third minute starts with William running to Penny's car and ends with Vic freaking out about his shirt.
32 min
59
Minute 32 - Militant Mom
The thirty-second minute starts with Penny walking back down the ramp and William running to the car and ends with William running down the street.
17 min
60
Minute 31 - Any door she wants
The thirty-first minute starts with William and Penny talking about the world and ends with William running away.
16 min
61
Minute 30 - Dime from Costa Mesa
The thirtieth minute starts with William looking sheepish and ends with William and Penny back on the ramp.
37 min
62
Minute 29 - Uncool Judas Kiss
The twenty-ninth minute starts with Russell asking William if he wants to come to the Riot House and ends with Sapphire kissing Opie.
28 min
63
Minute 28 - All Sorts of Fever Dogs
The twenty-eighth minute starts with the intro to "Fever Dog" and ends with Russell playing a solo.
33 min
64
Minute 27 - Pearl Jam Huddle
The twenty-seventh minute starts with the crowd screaming their heads off and ends with the band starting to play.
35 min
65
Minute 26 - Russell, this is Sgt. Pepper
The twenty-sixth minute starts with William asking Penny what her real name is and ends with Dick preparing to bring the band onto the stage.
40 min
66
Minute 25 - "Now you're mysterious"
The twenty-fifth minute starts with Penny offering William a pass and ends with William revealing his real age.
33 min
67
Minute 24 - Fairly certain the tape did not wor...
The twenty-fourth minute starts with Jeff pontificating about Rock and Roll and ends with William getting distracted.
16 min
68
Minute 23 - Out of Allman Brothers references
The twenty-third minute starts with William continuing his praise and ends with William backstage recording Jeff pontificate about Rock and Roll.
32 min
69
Minute 22 - The guitar is supposed to be muddy
The twenty-second minute starts with the bus door opening and a band streaming out and ends with William praising the band.
65 min
70
Minute 21 - The Black Sabbath Away Mission
The twenty-first minute starts with the Band-Aids hugging and ends with a bus pulling in at the top of the ramp.
40 min
71
Minute 20 - Marc Bolan broke her heart
The twentieth minute starts with Estrella asking William what band he is with and ends with "It's all happening!"
32 min
72
Minute 19 - Cameron Crowe IV
The nineteenth minute starts with William walking down the ramp and ends with him talking with one of the girls at the top of the ramp.
48 min
73
Minute 18 - The Embarrassing Callout
The eighteenth minute starts with Lester's last bit of advice and ends with Elaine's dissatisfaction.
30 min
74
Minute 17 - Teen Meat
The seventeenth minute starts with Lester dissing rock stars and ends with Lester still talking.
24 min
75
Minute 16 - Lester is Yoda?
The sixteenth minute starts with Lester trying to get rid of William and ends with Lester warning William about the rock journalism business.
32 min
76
Minute 15 - No Wasted Space
The fifteenth minute starts with Lester talking and ends with Lester talking.
28 min
77
Minute 14 - "He's a drunken buffoon"
The fourteenth minute starts with DJ Alice Wisdom introducing Lester and ends with Lester talking to William on the street.
20 min
78
Minute 13 - Almond Brothers
The thirteenth minute starts with William writing band names on his folder and ends with Lester Bangs pontificating.
39 min
79
Minute 12 - A Soundtrack To a Movie I Haven't Seen
The twelfth minute starts with William touching various album covers with his fingers and ends with William seeing his entire future.
35 min
80
Minute 11 - Whatever happened to tube socks?
The eleventh minute starts with weird interactions between them on their front lawn and ends with William flipping through his new hand-me-down collection of albums.
33 min
81
Minute 10 - Almost Crying
The tenth minute starts with Elaine, Anita, and William silently listening to the song and ends with Anita hugging William goodbye.
26 min
82
Minute 9 - The good striking out
The ninth minute starts with Elaine and Anita talking about adolescence and ends with Anita explaining through a song why she's leaving home.
33 min
83
Minute 8 - Eye acting
The eighth minute starts with Elaine and Anita discussing William's age and ends with William learning his true age.
27 min
84
Minute 7 - Connoisseur of swears that aren't sw...
The seventh minute starts with William explaining the difference between "feck" and another word and ends with Anita telling Elaine to pull over in order to tell William how old he is.
30 min
85
Minute 6 - Grant me the serenity, blah blah blah
The sixth minute starts with Elaine and Anita continuing their argument and ends with the end of the argument by Anita leaving and William repeating her by saying "feck".
20 min
86
Minute 5 - A Wannabe Chicken
The fifth minute starts with Anita entering the house and ends with Elaine and Anita arguing about Simon & Garfunkel and butter & sugar.
18 min
87
Minute 4 - What do Alvin & the Chipmunks sound ...
The fourth minute starts with more 60s California street scenes and ends with a conversation between William and Elaine while she's cooking a meal and a young woman looks in the window.
31 min
88
Minute 3 - Facts of Life or Growing Pains
The third minute starts with more concert memorabilia and writing and ends with Chipmunks singing about Christmas in 60s southern California.
23 min
89
Minute 2 - Nowadays, everything's a comic book ...
This second minute starts with "Almost Famous" written in pencil on yellow pad of paper and ends with "Noah Taylor" being written on the same pad.
25 min
90
Minute 1 - Our first glimpse of Stillwater
It's the first minute! It starts with a crescent moon in the water and ends with a lot of concert memorabilia.
20 min
91
Introduction and Trailer
An introductory episode where we meet our host Eric Nash and guest Aaron Stark and they discuss the trailer for the Cameron Crowe movie Almost Famous.
27 min