Hosted out of Pittsburgh, PA, Tapestry began in July of 2018, as, quite simply, a passion project of mine. I would consider myself a music geek in all senses of the word and wanted to have a platform for me to discuss music with other so-called music geeks.
Bringing my knowledge of progressive rock and metal, alongside other genres, and my love of conversation to the table, Tapestry is a podcast where I dig to get the answers about why music drives us to create. In each conversation I explore music, the thread that weaves between us all - an intricate fabric of the human experience.
This is way more than just a podcast about music. I hope you enjoy the show!
Episode 49 | Brosandi
Welcome to Episode 49! Today I was joined by guitarist and composer Aman, who records under the name Brosandi. He chatted with me about what it was like growing up in India and how he learned guitar, defying typical notions of masculinity in the music scene and also creating safe spaces for others who do the samel plus his thoughts on how and why social media and chasing virality have changed how we interact with music.
Intro and outro music: ‘Your Warmth Is Infectious,’ performed by Brosandi
Episode 48 | f**k yeah, dinosaurs!
Welcome to Episode 48! Today I saw down with fellow Pittsburghers, the gentlemen of f**k yeah, dinosaurs! These Steel City punk rockers answered all my questions about what it takes to capture the energy of punk music in a studio session, inspiration ranging from 80s cartoons to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, how the pandemic has affected crowd interaction and live music, and collaborating with a local brewery on their very own beer.
📷: Pittsburgh City Paper
Intro and outro music: ‘Intergalactic Reptilian Shredders,’ performed by f**k yeah, dinosaurs!
Episode 47 | Glass Kites
Welcome to Episode 47! Today's episode is a chat with Leon Feldman and Nate Drobner of the Vancouver-based progressive rock five-piece Glass Kites. We discussed applying the principle of maximalism to music creation, the dangers of ideology and how their music expresses this, and how to appeal to one’s inner ear.
Intro and outro music: 'Leviathan,' performed by Glass Kites
Episode 46 | Some Faith
Here's a surprise drop.... Episode 46! Today's episode is a chat with Indigo Baloch and Brian Howe of the Pittsburgh-based darkwave and synth pop duo Some Faith. They enlightened me on how they successfully complement each other’s creative skills and handle promotion, filmmaking, songwriting, and mixing all internally, plus mused about stepping back and acknowledging what you’re naturally drawn to as artists and musicians, how poetry, astrology, and horror film culture combine to inspire their lyrics, and what Indigo does during mic checks.
📷: Nick Prezioso
Intro and outro music: 'The Pain Has a Purpose,' performed by Some Faith
Episode 45 | Lisa Mann (White Crone)
Welcome to Episode 45 of Tapestry. Today I was joined by Lisa Mann, the one-woman force behind her project White Crone, and talked with her about the transition toward writing an old school heavy metal album, from her background as a blues bassist, misconceptions about metal and the Grammys, and the surprising way in which she got the former drummer of Black Sabbath to contribute to her album.
📷: Miri Stebivka (Mirifoto)⠀
Intro and outro music: '18 Rabbit,' performed by White Crone
Episode 44 | Empire Bathtub
Welcome to Episode 44 of Tapestry. Today my guests are two online pals of mine, Stephen Forristall and Jonah Robertson, who from two different time zones complete the so-called ‘comedic prog rock’ duo Empire Bathtub. In addition to focusing on their ridiculous and hilarious debut album ‘Looney Moons,’ we also chat about their upcoming collaborations with other online musicians, how technology has eased the barrier to entry for said collaborations, why music inspires them, and some good old’ fashioned life regrets.