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This week Burnside is out with the 'vid and so Kyle chats solo with musician and longtime radster Zack Stern (aka Codefreq). Zack had done the music for the majority of the TIR Halloween Specials but the duo have never really chatted about how the process. They chat about Zack's fascination with arcades despite growing up long after the heyday of arcades. Then they shift into an extended conversations about Zack's approach to composition and the evolving ways to define what it means to be a musician.


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