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Mostly Minutia Podcast

People share stories about a seemingly trivial detail in their life.

Hosted by Colleen Lindl

Cover art by Evah Fan

May 18, 2017

In this episode, Joe Pacella talks about his love for Metallica as well as working on the cult movie "The Room". Yes. "The Room".

Joe loves Metallica. He loves Metallica enough to have seen them 91x. (and counting). Joe owns 700+ wearable Metallica items--450 of them being concert tshirts. In 2013, Joe won a contest called The Ultimate Metallica Giveaway by submitting a photo of himself in the middle of an auditorium surrounded by all his tshirts. He was flown to Detroit, given a guitar from the band, and attended a meet and greet where the band members signed a blown up print of the photo. Joe first started listening to Metallica in 1985 in Germany where he grew up. His first concert was in 1987. Joe often travels to international shows with two Norwegian friends whom he calls The Vikings. Joe also works in TV and has worked on shows like The Closer, Nip/Tuck, 24, Glee, which is where Joe and I met, and Code Black. Joe also is the only person I've ever met to have worked on the cult film "The Room" directed by oddly famed Tommy Wiseau. Joe loves "The Room". Or should I say he loves to hate "The Room" since three times he tried to quit only to find out it was the film that wouldn't quit him.  Photo Credit Ken Little

See all Joe's shirts @

Joe's Meet&Greet 2013 with James Hetfield

Follow Joe IG @joeydabox

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Master of Puppets The Tour Book

Room Full Of Spoons Trailer - "The Room" Documentary

Metallica "Freeze Em All" Live in Antarctica

Cliff Burton plays bass live SF 2nd show 1983

This episode recorded on location at Fix Coffee and Epiphany Space

Mostly Minutia Cover Art by Evah Fan