Wandering to the side tracks

“Side Tracks with Rusty Pate” is a pop-culture podcast focusing on music, film, television, stand up comedy, video games, craft beer, sports and anything else that randomly pops into my guests minds.


Podcast Episodes

Episode 12: A solo take on “Tommy (OST)” by The Who

On this edition of “Side Tracks with Rusty Pate,” I talk about “Tommy” by The Who. Rather than focusing on the 1969 album version, I look at the 1975 soundtrack for the Ken Russell film. I talk about the strange and disjointed story (15:00) the questionable inclusion of torture and molestation imagry (21:25) and Pete …


Rusty Pate has written about music for the past 10 years. After going back to college in his mid 30s, he earned a degree in journalism from the University of Cincinnati. He has worked as a freelancer covering high school athletics, as well as writing feature-length music articles. Some highlights include interviewing John Oates (Hall & Oates), Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), Derek Trucks (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Jason Isbell and Larry LaLonde (Primus).

When not spending time with his amazingly beautiful wife, Amber Lea, Rusty also loves craft beer, video games and watching films and high-quality television.