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Mar 18, 2021

This week Mason, Sean, and Chris discuss the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. They happened last Sunday and none of us actually watched the broadcast, but Sean really wanted to talk about them and they're "music's biggest night" so here we are.

What follows is a conversation about who won what of course, but more importantly...


Feb 18, 2021

On today’s episode we discuss the rise and fall of disco, its relationship to race and sexuality in America, and what its reemergence in pop music means for culture at large.

Further reading/listening:

Disco Demolition Night

Dua Lipa - Physical

Jessie Ware - Remember Where You Are

 

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Feb 4, 2021

On today’s episode, Mason and Sean talk to violinist, educator, and arranger Zak Grafilo about his group The Alexander String Quartet, the unique challenges of arranging for such a group, and how teaching classical music has changed in our tech-focused era.

Learn more about The Alexander String Quartet here.

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Jan 14, 2021

This week Sean and Mason are joined by the band Post Sixty Five to talk about their latest single "Middle Child", as well as how personal vulnerability shapes their songwriting and how the pandemic has finally slowed the creative world to their pace—for better or worse.

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Oct 22, 2020

On this week’s episode, we speak to vocalist and educator Lee Hoffman about her very personal journey in discovering her medium and what her medium has helped her discover about herself. Along the way we also discuss the social effects of a deeply religious upbringing, how learning about communism can expand...