Anson was born and raised right here in Houston, TX. In junior high school, he was in choir just long enough to meet Kurt and make a new lifelong friend. Anson then joined orchestra and picked up the double bass. Music carried him to Baylor University in Waco, TX, where he earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Theory and met his future wife, a violinist named Elvia. From there, Anson returned home to Houston and changed course a bit, earning a second Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Houston. Anson is now a full-time iOS software developer, though he still takes time on occasion to pick up a bass and perform.
Anson edits the show and manages most of the other technical aspects of Blank Tape. His other hobbies and interests include CrossFit, film scores, lattes, reading, and gaming.
January 2nd, 2020 | Season 2 | 1 hr 22 mins
That's a wrap! In our final major episode of Blank Tape, we discuss why we started (and ended) the show, and what's next for one of our hosts. Also: now that it's the 20s, is all that's old is new again?
December 19th, 2019 | Season 2 | 16 mins 28 secs
A tour of our favorite Christmas movies.
December 12th, 2019 | Season 2 | 1 hr 10 mins
The Advent and Christmas season is here once again. Our conversation is a series of mini-topics spanning the latest iPhone models and fine dining in the Tuscan sun. Also: we learn about the history of old bridges and the pachyderms who traversed the Alps.
November 29th, 2019 | Season 2 | 17 mins 27 secs
Our November Patreon homework has us going down memory lane to concert halls and shopping malls as we talk the history of this great masterpiece and where in our lives we've had the chance to get our Bach Rock on.
November 21st, 2019 | Season 2 | 1 hr 5 mins
Nostalgia kicks into high gear as the Holiday Season approaches, and The Mouse unveils a brand new streaming service. We discuss what films and shows we are most excited to binge while we digest Thanksgiving turkey. Also: We learn about yoiking, and no, that doesn't mean we are pining for the fjords.
October 31st, 2019 | Season 2 | 10 mins 10 secs
For this spook-tacular Halloween Patreon special, featuring guests Michael and Elizabeth Horsley, we discuss some of our favorite frightful films, and also share our experiences (or lack thereof) with The Rocky Horror Picture show.
October 31st, 2019 | Season 2 | 1 hr 33 mins
Special guests Michael and Elizabeth Horsley join us as we boldly go where no episode has gone before: Star Trek! There's TV, movies, an extended universe, and plenty of pips to go around for everyone. Also: the endless debate between tea (Early Grey, hot) and coffee (black).
October 10th, 2019 | Season 2 | 10 mins 36 secs
For this Patreon special, we discuss the first episode of the 1980s TV show and Hawaiian crime drama, Magnum P.I.
October 10th, 2019 | Season 2 | 1 hr 23 mins
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... Kurt and Anson discovered Star Wars! (So long ago, in fact, that we have a hard time remembering exactly how it happened.) We retrace our journey with the Force and discuss the cultural cornerstone that all started with a moisture farmers' nephew. Also: the secret Sith Lord who never was.
September 19th, 2019 | Season 2 | 1 hr 18 mins
Get your superheroes and stats in order, because it's draft time! On tap for you today, we've got an eighteen-round, four-team fantasy football draft with a twist: all players on the roster must be a Marvel or DC superhero. From Ghost Rider to Kamala Khan, whose picks will be the most effective on the gridiron? Also: you can never have too many Captains.
August 29th, 2019 | Season 2 | 17 mins 4 secs
For this Patreon special, we catch up on any new games and music that we've experienced recently.
August 29th, 2019 | Season 2 | 1 hr 6 mins
Step right up, folks; it's time for Six Degrees of Cinema! Kurt shares a Crenwelge invention and we quickly get lost in the weeds of actors and Hollywood history. Also: how many handshakes away are your hosts from Kevin Bacon?
August 8th, 2019 | Season 2 | 1 hr 10 mins
With a snap of the fingers, Kurt is blipped back into existence, and Blank Tape is back on track after our summer holiday. It's a grab bag of Disney remakes, Marvel (of course), and even gym memberships. Also: why we're gonna need a bigger boat.
May 30th, 2019 | Season 2 | 18 mins 47 secs
It's a homework wrap-up as we touch on Hatari (1962), Flower Drum Song (1961), and discuss our favorite pre-teen and/or teenage memories.
May 30th, 2019 | Season 2 | 1 hr 34 mins
For our first-ever midseason finale, we take a spoiler-filled dive into Avengers: Endgame (starting at the 30-minute mark). We hit the highlights and discuss our favorite parts of this epic milestone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Also: why the future of handheld gaming is cranks.
May 9th, 2019 | Season 2 | 1 hr 5 mins
We're joined by Pete Sosa, a punk rock percussionist with The Street Dogs and C.J. Ramone. Pete has rocked out from coast to coast... to coast, and the other coast. He's got the inside scoop on recording albums, life as a touring musician, and the latest V-Drums. Also: the importance of staying hydrated onstage.