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.
Meg Baird discusses her wonderful new album Furling, New Jersey and Philadelphia, radio and music discovery, piano and cello, field hockey and basketball, guitar and drums, Neil Young and Charlie Saufley, the pandemic and touring, 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.