The audio recording from this interview is available for listening here. On August 21, 2015 I was afforded the opportunity to interview musician Jonathan Richman at his northern California home. I arrived at his house a bit nervous. I’d been wanting to meet with him for a long time, and given the fact that he (quite […]
Lou Reed passed away October 27, 2013 at the age of 71. When I got to the office Monday morning, I remembered that Synthesis had done a quick chat with Lou Reed a few years ago. I found the audio file eerily (or not eerily) dated October 27, 2006. Deliciously uncomfortable at times, Maurice Spencer […]
What could a three-year-old girl and a 98-year-old man have in common? Don’t know the answer? Well, let me enlighten you. They both have a love for reggae and are among the avid listeners of KZFR’s Devastation Sounds, a program broadcasting three solid hours of the best in roots reggae every Friday from 3–6pm. Hosted […]
When Emilio Castillo was 11 years old, his family moved from Detroit to Fremont, south of Oakland. It was a hard transition, but he credits music with making it easier. As the singer, sax player, and head man of Tower of Power, Emilio Castillo has been passing on the strength he found in music since […]
I wasn’t high, except via the same contact that had all the area wildlife stoned, so I was able to see that the sexy Mr. Plant has gone to seed a bit—though he’s still an inspiring figure for us guys who think we still may have a move or two left in us, so long […]
I don’t know what they’d given me in the van—space drugs, projected intelligence maybe—but my consciousness was alternating between dimensions.
After you’ve been on the road for over 20 years, you pretty much have family and friends everywhere you go.