Mark Rodriguez

On this episode of Comes A Time, Mike and Oteil welcome artist and author Mark Rodriguez onto the show. Mark tells the guys all about his new book, After All is Said and Done: Taping the Grateful Dead, 1965-1995, and the decades of work that went into creating it. They discuss Mark’s creative process, the culture and history of tapers, sonic differences between rural and urban areas, and how the Grateful Dead figured out the monetary side of music despite their core philosophies directly opposing ideal business practices.

Mark A. Rodriguez is an artist who divides his time between Los Angeles and New Mexico. He has drawn from and expanded on his experiences as a collector to develop a sculptural practice that explores themes of cultural ownership, folk art, and technological obsolescence. Since getting his start collecting Grateful Dead cassettes in the mid-90s, more than 27,000 tapes have passed through his hands. Mark’s new book, After All is Said and Done: Taping the Grateful Dead, 1965-1995, will be released on September 20th, and you can pre-order it today!


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