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Kate Pierson, the B-52's Redheaded Siren, Talks Top Chef, Cyndi Lauper, and Vinyl

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Vinyl's back. Do you listen to vinyl? 

No, I don't really listen to vinyl. I have a lot of vinyl stored away. My father had a lot of 78s but I don't know what to do with them. I grew up listening to a lot of jazz and big band music and contemporary, like he had Yma Sumaz and Perez Prado records too. He was a jazz guitar player, so I heard a lot of music growing up. 

I hate CDs, the cover's always broken. I prefer tapes to CDs. But I've gone digital now. The sound is not as good, but at least I can access things when I want to hear it. 

It's streamlined. You don't have to think about it. 

You have to wonder though, what's going to happen to it when... I have all these records, but what's going to happen to all of that digital music.  

You're right, it's like just out there, nothing solid. I never thought about that. Because it's not actually on anything. 

I know there's a hard version of everything somewhere. 

If ever iPods all died, what would be do? The musical apocalypse. 


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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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