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You are listening to the Tape Deck! We're a Seattle-based podcast about music history and music appreciation, featuring a whole ton of local talent from all walks of life. There’s so much good music available to everyone everywhere, and we strive to educate listeners about music that may fly under your radar.

    TDP SEASON 1 FINALE: Trapped In The ‘Zoid! (feat. Miiko Valkonen)

    TDP SEASON 1 FINALE: Trapped In The ‘Zoid! (feat. Miiko Valkonen)

    Welcome to the Tape Deck Podcast’s Season 1 Finale!! Since early February this year we’ve managed to push out (nearly) an episode a week, and we figure now it’s time for us take a step back and work on making the podcast even better! We’ll be gone for just a couple of months, and then we’ll be back with new guests, new topics, better stuff all around!! If you’ve been listening until now, thank you so much for sticking with us since the beginning as we’ve been getting used to our sea legs, it means the word to us!







    Anyway, today’s podcast features Miiko Valkonen of Seattle’s Don Forgetti, as we talk about The ‘Zoid, a U-District DIY festival that occurred the weekend prior. Join us as we talk about the impetus behind its creation, as well as the behind-the-scenes work that allowed the festival to take place.







    Also, I realized this as I was editing the episode down, but I completely forgot to talk about a lot of the stuff that made the ‘Zoid special, including that alien abduction! I’m stupid! Here’s a small summary of what happened there:







    -Picture this: you’re about six full sets in and you’ve wandered into the front yard of this house with a porch that’s been set up into a stage. There’s this strange dome assembled out of cloth and pipes that’s been set up above everyone’s heads like a giant water tower, and when you realize what its for there’s a wave of excitement mixed with a sudden urge to get out fro underneath it, just in case. Velvet Q’s set starts, and they stun, playing like they just arrived from this makeshift UFO, riffing and screaming like they just synthesized the entirety of Frank Zappa’s discography in two minutes. Then guitarist Rebecca Henry sits at the keyboard and embraces the alien role entirely, singing stark words into two vocoders as an organ rings out. It’s silly and moving and monolithic, and when she suddenly leaves the keys to walk toward the black drapes of the UFO’s abduction beam, the band picks up the slack. The excitement builds during the set-up, and then the pieces come together one by one: the bright light illuminating the drapes, the smoke pouring out of the bottom, and Henry, clothes nearly shed and suspended by a cloth rope, twirling and bending and increasingly rapid speeds. She was being abducted. As she climbed upward into the body of the improvised spacecraft and the song slid to a halt, a band with a reputation for theatrics somehow managed to top themselves. At a HOUSE SHOW.







    Also check out all these bands!–Actionesse–Antonioni–Artem/s–Baywitch–Bear Axe–Black Ends–Dogbreth–Drew Martin–Fabulous Downey Brothers–Flesh Produce–Fruit Juice–Gestalt–iji–Laser Beam–a href="https://chastity-belt.bandcamp.

    • 38 min
    #17: Elliott Smith Would Have Turned 50 (feat. Jason Lambeth)

    #17: Elliott Smith Would Have Turned 50 (feat. Jason Lambeth)

    Hallo! Another podcast, another opportunity to discuss artists that aren’t with us anymore. Sorry about all the death. This week we’re discussing Elliott Smith’s discography with Jason Lambeth, member of lo-fi band Red Pants and head of the Madison, WI-based tape label Painted Blonde. Join us as we ramble through a retrospective of most of his solo discography, with some closing words about David Berman (who passed away shortly before recording). Apologies for the telephone-quality recording!!

    • 1h 12 min
    #16: TDP’s BEST OF 2019!! (So Far)

    #16: TDP’s BEST OF 2019!! (So Far)

    We’re recapping the most notable releases of 2019 so far (in our opinion)!







    A few things:







    1. Only releases covered on the site were up for consideration (so from early February this year onward)2. There’s two lists: Best of Seattle and Best of Beyond Seattle3. This was really REALLY hard to drum together. Like, seriously. There was so much good music that came out this year I felt bad even narrowing it to a top 5.







    Please enjoy! If there are albums or works you feel should be included or reordered, let me know on your preferred social media! Alternatively, if you make music or represent an artist and want someone to hear your music, shoot me an email at tapedeckpodcast@gmail.com or use the Contact Form on this website! I listen to everything! Really!

    • 34 min
    #15: The Evolution of the Portable Music Player (feat. Kurt Roy)

    #15: The Evolution of the Portable Music Player (feat. Kurt Roy)

    Check out Kurt’s music here!!







    Hallo! It’s time for another episode of maybe three people’s favorite podcast!! Today we’ve got Kurt Roy, frontman of the excellent Seattle indie-pop band Sea Salt, as we jump into the history of the portable music player! We all listen to music on all different types of devices, and a lot of use take it for granted, but there was time not too long ago when portable, private music listening was a nonstarter. Join us as we dive into the invention of the game-changing Sony Walkman (and the inventions that came before it) plus the jump from tapes to CDs to mp3s and everything in betweens. Hope you got your Stereobelt fastened tight and your Rainbow Books all lined up before you tune in and find ouuuuuuouuuuuout







    Intro music: “saffron” by sunking (buy their album here)







    “Push Push” by Herbie Mann w/ Duane Allman

    • 1h 7 min
    #14: The Scars Remain: The Legacy of Cambodian Rock N’ Roll (feat. Alex Benson)

    #14: The Scars Remain: The Legacy of Cambodian Rock N’ Roll (feat. Alex Benson)

    And we’re back with your regularly scheduled programming!! Today on the podcast we’ve got Alex Benson (from the excellent local zine Loop and Replay) talking about one of the most devastating blows to artistic expression in the 20th century: the rise (and fall) of the Cambodian rock n’ roll movement. As Phnom Penh was transformed into a musical utopia in the 60’s and early 70’s, the communist Khmer Rouge ordered a mass exodus that resulted in nearly of quarter of the country’s population (including most of its artists) being sent to their deaths. How did a once fertile country change so rapidly? And how much has Cambodian culture recovered since? Tune in and find







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    Oh check out Alex’s stuff here!! https://medium.com/loopandreplay

    • 46 min
    EXTENDED PLAY: The 27 Club FINALE – Amy Winehouse

    EXTENDED PLAY: The 27 Club FINALE – Amy Winehouse

    Well, here we are, at the end of the Tape Deck’s exploration of the 27 Club. And it’s a fitting finale for a series of tales about death: the heartbreaking story of world-domineering 2000s singer Amy Winehouse. She’s known by many to have struggled publicly with drug abuse and alcoholism, but what caused her to fall into this spiral? Was it her own doing? Was it the poisonous men in her life? Or was it the intense scrutiny of the media, in the midst of a superstardom she never wanted? Tune in and find out ouuuuuuuuuuut out

    • 41 min

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