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.
Nick Thorburn discusses his band Islands and their new, sunny/dark album, And That’s Why Dolphins Lost Their Legs, making a musical trilogy, creative people striking and speaking out about cultural exploitation, pivoting in the modern age, John Lennon and Robert Smith, how to remain optimistic, always living near large bodies of water, making beats for people like Fat Tony, touring again, other future plans, and much more.
Cory Hanson discusses his excellent new guitar rock record, Western Cum, film’s influence on his narrative songwriting of late, exploring American rock music forms, bands from the Sunset Strip era, walking in Van Halen’s footsteps, social media and the merch guy story that went viral, being a guitar person and being Michael Jordan, hard stops and fade outs, 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.