Texas Standard: December 20, 2018

Will this be the legislative session that fixes the way Texas funds public schools? We’ll explore new recommendations. And speaking of the legislative session, there are new bills filed. We ask lawmakers why certain bills are near and dear to their hearts. We also say goodbye to members of the Texas delegation in Washington. And ’tis the season to go shopping, and get a discount: we’ll tell you how. All of that and more today on the Texas Standard:

This Song: Tycho

Scott Hansen, the main producer and songwriter for the ambient electronic project Tycho, is a master of using sound to evoke emotional responses.  But communication, especially verbal communication, didn’t always come easy to him. Listen as he describes how “ROYGBIV” by Boards of Canada helped him understand that his most effective form of expression was instrumental electronic music.

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Check out Tycho’s Tour Dates

Listen to Sylvan Esso’s This Song Episode where they talk about Soul Coughing, Boards of Canada and more

Listen to Songs from Episode 88 of This Song