Kurt grew up in an Air Force family. He was born in Panama, and he lived in Arkansas, West Germany, and Illinois before he moved to Houston in 1995 with his parents and little sister.
He knew how to operate a VCR by the age of 2, and his parents helped instill a love of God, music, film, comedy, and nerdiness into his life.
Anson and Kurt first met in beginner's choir at Mayde Creek Junior High and have been inseperable ever since.
After graduating from Mayde Creek High in 2006, he spent the next 8 years getting a Bachelor of Arts in Music and an MBA from Angelo State University (Go Rams!). There, he met the love of his life, Casey, and they got married and live in Dallas with their two cats, Xiao and Moe.
He loves the Marvel comic world (and movies), film, music, books, Dungeons & Dragons, board and video games, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, pop culture, the Catholic Church, and plenty of eclectic and niche things.
January 9th, 2020 | Season 2 | 46 mins 39 secs
Asking his sister and the Crenwelge cousins of the Gen-Y/Millennial & Gen-Z generations for questions, Kurt interviews his loving grandmother post-Thanksgiving feasting. As part of the Silent Generation, we discuss her life, wisdom, perspectives, and advice. Also: the simplicity of the German-American cuisine is the reason why it is the best.
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 | 14 mins 45 secs
It's Dios de los Muertos and Twinkle's 9th bday and last weekend in her house before moving. Kurt interviews Twinkles, Idina, and Ms. Ballerini about advice for their future selves & dream vacations amidst the chorus of general chaos in the life of siblings.
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.
September 5th, 2019 | Season 2 | 4 mins 3 secs
Pull up a chair, and have a crab cake! Kurt reports live from the rainy city of Baltimore, where an out-of-town work assignment means a chance to sample an East Coast specialty and cheer on the home team at Camden Yards.
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.