WTNS Tweener #B – Chris Kuroda

Seth and Rob revel in Seth’s return to Atlanta before discussing Bob Dylan, recent online music articles, and their interview with Chris Kuroda at Lockn’ a few months ago. This episodes shares clips of from said interview, first about how Kuroda learned many things on the fly in his early days with Phish, and how his responsibilities became more focused during these years. Hear him rave about his programmer Andrew Giffin, who provides Kuroda great flexibility as Giffin can adjust the console (by doing things like re-writing code at the root level) to fit CK’s ever-evolving and exacting needs. Kuroda also discusses how his familiarity with Madison Square Garden may increasingly benefit Phish shows there moving forward, as he now has access to house lights located all over the room, “we plan on really digging into that now that I have a lot of programming for it.” This is surely great news for anyone holding tickets to any……or ALL of the band’s forthcoming “Baker’s Dozen” run of shows at this iconic venue.” The bulk of the original interview focuses on the details around Kuroda and the band’s decision last year to incorporate video elements into their already-superb presentation, and how Kuroda executed this transition – please visit Episode 18 to hear the entire original interview. Before signing off Seth and Rob discuss Brandi Carlile’s performances at The Avett Brothers At The Beach, their destination festival in Mexico, and where they want to interview Jason Isbell and Oteil Burbridge in the future.