This is WASTOIDS With and we’re hanging with a voice that should be familiar to listeners, Marc Masters, co-host of The Spindle podcast. Every two weeks, he and his partner John Howard discuss a single 7” record here on WASTOIDS. So far, they’ve covered 45s by Flipper, Pavement, Superchunk, and Hüsker Dü. Marc’s also a musician—he and John played in a group called The Plums—as well as one of our favorite music writers, whose work can be read Pitchfork, Bandcamp, NPR, The Washington Post, and The Wire. His 2007 book No Waveis sadly out of print, but commands high dollar prices on the secondary market, and he’s hard at work on a book about the history of cassettes, which we discuss here today on WASTOIDS With…Marc Masters.
Hey welcome to another episode WASTOIDS With…Blue Broderick of Diners. For the last decade, she’s cruised along highways and byways of the DIY all-ages indie rock scene. Her latest is called Four Wheels and the Truth, and it’s filled with tuneful, hooky pop rock. She joined us to discuss the new album, her newfound expression of trans identity, and the music of her ‘70s inspirations, think Beach Boys, Beatles, and the like.