Episode 7: Casey Fay

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Phonographic Memory is a storytelling project dedicated to examining and celebrating the human experience as framed by vinyl records. Each month, people share a personal story about a specific record, and then play a song from it to a live audience in San Francisco. This bi-monthly podcast highlights some of our favorite stories and songs along with in-depth interviews with DJs and record collectors.

This story is a combination of a lot of elements: late night drinking, bike rides in the rain, a reliable taxi, a scorned ex-lover, and impeccable timing. Casey Fay is an Oakland-based painter, animator, illustrator, and children’s book author. His tale recalls to us an old crate digger’s proverb: “Sometimes you find the records, and sometimes the records find you.”

Casey shared his story with Phonographic Memory at their live show on April 29, 2015 at the Bernal Heights Public Library.

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Host: Corey Bloom
Producer/Sound: Ashleyanne Krigbaum
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