Podcast Episode 54.5: Bringing the World Closer to You

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Welcome to Episode 54.5 of the RetroWDW Podcast: “Bringing the World Closer to You” – We appreciate your support and hope you have been enjoying each and every episode. Be sure to check out some of our previous shows!


Main Topic

Back in Episode 42 (Communicore West) we interviewed Lisa Bastoni, granddaughter of Walter Einsel, the designer of the Age of Information Exhibit at Futurecom in Communicore West. Through her grandfather’s notes and a correct search of the song, we were able to locate the author and lyricist of the song, Tom Tierney! In this episode we speak with Tom about the creation of the song, how he developed the melody and lyrics and his interaction with Walter and Naiad Einsel. We top it off with a special version of Bringing the World Closer to you performed at RetroMagic by Lisa Bastoni!

Tom’s other works currently in production:

NARNIA (based on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) is at the Serenbe Playhouse in Atlanta, GA through January 12, 2020. It’s an “immersive” production – here’s a link…

And coming up in January, ELEANOR – An American Love Story at the Media Theatre in Media, PA (near Philadelphia) playing January 29 to February 23, 2020. It’s about the young Eleanor & Franklin Roosevelt. For info and tickets, here’s the link…

You can find Lisa’s music at www.lisabastoni.com and on itunes!

2020: The Year of Film

We have quite a year coming up and we want you to be a part of it, every step of the way. The ‘How Bowers Archive’ has been digitized, we have tons of restored film movies and so much more, just waiting to get posted. To make sure you are the first to know when items are released, subscribe to us on YouTube. Be sure to click the notification bell too, that way you are alerted when we post.  Finally, be sure to check out Vimeo if that is your thing, as we will post there as well.

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January 26, 2020 9:59 pm

Scott here,

Loved the episode and getting to hear Lisa song the song was pretty awesome. I do hope you find a way to get a her to do a studio version of it.

Did tom tierney ever get you the full version of the song? Looking forward to hearing that. When he started talking about the version that was used was much smaller and then telling all of us that it was edited down from the already performed version was great but even better when he said he has it somewhere.

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