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.
Lou Barlow discusses his new album Reason to Live, J Mascis and the new Dinosaur Jr. album Sweep It Into Space, haircuts and the beard tax, strumming and Johnny Ramone, writing with compassion for American politicians, the KIDS soundtrack and Folk Implosion news, future plans, and more! Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish online.
This episode of Long Night with Vish Khanna was recorded before a live studio audience at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, Ontario during Long Winter on Friday December 13, 2019. Our guests were Toronto musician Laura Barrett, podcaster/host of The Gravy Train, Jordan Heath-Rawlings, Saskatchewan-based Cree visual artist Joi T. Arcand, and from the band Sloan, Jay Ferguson. With announcer/sidekick James Keast and our house band, the Bicycles. Recorded by Dave MacKinnon. Produced by Vish Khanna and Long Winter. Photos by Kate Killet. Sponsored by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts.