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.

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Music History
1
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
3
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
4
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
5
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
6
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
7
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
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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
11
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
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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
13
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
14
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
15
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
16
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
17
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
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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
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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
20
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
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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
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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
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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
24
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
25
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
26
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
31
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
32
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
33
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
34
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
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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
36
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
37
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
38
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
39
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
40
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
41
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
42
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
43
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
44
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
45
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
46
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
47
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
48
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
49
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
50
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
51
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
52
Minute 18 - The Embarrassing Callout
The eighteenth minute starts with Lester's last bit of advice and ends with Elaine's dissatisfaction.
30 min
53
Minute 17 - Teen Meat
The seventeenth minute starts with Lester dissing rock stars and ends with Lester still talking.
24 min
54
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
55
Minute 15 - No Wasted Space
The fifteenth minute starts with Lester talking and ends with Lester talking.
28 min
56
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
57
Minute 13 - Almond Brothers
The thirteenth minute starts with William writing band names on his folder and ends with Lester Bangs pontificating.
39 min
58
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
59
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
60
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
61
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
62
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
63
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
64
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
65
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
66
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
67
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
68
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
69
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
70
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