Marc Masters discusses his fascinating new book, High Bias –The Distorted History of the Cassette Tape, why we fixate on music formats, the democratization of sound, why cassettes are still revered and collected around the world, tapers, the Grateful Dead, and Sonic Youth, how tapes foretold modern notions of on-demand music portability, what might be next for sound carriers and makers, book tour dates, other future plans, and much more.
Douglas McCombs and Charles Rumback discuss their band Black Duck and new self-titled debut album, jazz, punk, and freedom, the Slint/Tortoise connection, why producers like J Dilla are really influential for drummers, improvisation and composition, Bill MacKay’s guitar playing, working with John Hughes III, Cheap Trick and Superchunk, Seven Bridges, Black Duck shows, a Tortoise album update, other future plans, and much more. Supported by you on Patreon, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish online.
Jason P. Woodbury discusses his project JPW and its debut album, Something Happening / Always Happening, growing up and finding music in Arizona, his entry into music journalism and contributing to Aquarium Drunkard, the time I was on his Transmissions podcast, interviewing people with the spirit of awe and enthusiasm, the desert mindset, future plans, and much more. Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish online.