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Episode Info: On this Patreon-funded bonus episode, Kirk is joined by Dallas Taylor, sound designer and host of the fabulous sound-focused podcast Twenty Thousand Hertz. The two of them talk about what makes a great recording, the ineffable energy of live music, the history of the Roland TR-808 drum machine, album mastering and the "Loudness Wars" of the 1980s and 90s, how music can take you back to certain times in your life, and the merits of listening to albums on vinyl. They also nerd out pretty hard about Hamilton. FEATURED & DISCUSSED: Episodes of Twenty Thousand Hertz on the Roland TR-808, Mastering and "The Loudness Wars," and the audio design of Hamilton “Sinnerman” by Nina Simone from Pastel Blues, 1965 Whitney Houston's legendary performance of  “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the 1991 Super Bowl “Brand New Funk” by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince from He’s The DJ, I’m The Rapper, 1988 “Bad Guy” by Billie Eilish from When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, 2019 The 2008 Universal studio fire that destroyed countless master recordings from countless major artists “Black Sabbath” by Black Sabbath from Black Sabbath, 1970 Various songs by Lin Manuel-Miranda from Hamilton, 2015 “Such Great Heights” by The Postal Service from Give Up, 2003 “Everything in its Right Place” by Radiohead from Kid A, 2000 “Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of)” by The Mars Volta from Deloused in the Comatorium, 2003 “So What” by Miles Davis from Kind of Blue, 1959 LISTEN TO TWENTY THOUSAND HERTZ: It really is a great podcast, and if you like Strong Songs you will almost certainly like it, too. You can find the show on all podcast platforms and on its website, THANK YOU, STRONG SONGS PATRONS! This episode was made possible by all of Strong Songs's backers on Patreon. Not only do you all make it possible to dedicate extra time to bonus episodes like this one, you make the show itself happen. So, thank you! If you want to support Strong Songs, go to: MAY 2020 WHOLE NOTE PATRONS AccessViolation Aidan Coughlan Andre Bremer andrew walters Anne Britt Bill Rosinger CALEB ROTACH Chad Barnard Christer Lindqvist Craig J Covell Dan Apczynski Dave Florey David Zahm Doug Paton Erin Glenn Jared Norris Jeanneret Manning Family Four Kyle Starr Mark Schechter Matt Butler Merlin Mann Mickey Clark Nathaniel Bauernfeind R Watson Robert Paul Ryan Torvik Simon Cramp Steve Philpot Viki Dun MAY 2020 HALF NOTE PATRONS AJ Schuster Albukitty Alexander Polson Amanda Furlotti Andrew Baker Andrew Lee Arjun Sharma Bill Fuller brant brantphillip Brendon Oliver-Ewen Brett Douville Brian Amoebas Briony Leo Brooke Wilford Caro Field Chas Lednicky Chris Brown Clare HOLBERTON Clint Johnston Cyrus N. White Darryl Stewart Dave King David Stroud David Zucker Dhu Wik Diane Turner Duncan Earl Lozada Eero Wahlstedt Elliot Jay O'Neill Emily Williams FlSHBONES Forrest Chang Gavin Doig Georgia Livesay Gerry Nelson Jaehoon Jeong Ja...
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