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WCA #449 with A.J.Hicks – Wearing Many Hats, Flotation Tanks, Panic Attacks, Music as a Tool, and the Panasonic Cassette Recorder

My guest is Producer/Engineer Musician A.J. (Austin James) Hicks. A.J. has worked with Powerhouse, Fang, Suede Razors, Ultra Sect, Camellia Boutros, and Scott Erdy. A’J’ has also worked with some of the best Bay Area musicians and producers, including Michael Rosen, Michael Urbano, Jim Bogios, Jeff Campitelli, Uriah Duffey, James DePrato, Jerry Becker, Vicki Randle, and Vooo.

In this episode, we discuss

  • Wearing Many Hats
  • Panasonic Cassette
  • Alzheimer’s 
  • Music as a tool
  • Music and the Brain
  • Panic Attacks
  • Flotation Tanks
  • Pandemic Recording
  • Chabot College
  • Michael Rosen

Matt’s Rant: Audio Personalities

Links and Show Notes


  • Guest: A.J.Hicks
  • Host: Matt Boudreau
  • Engineer: Matt Boudreau
  • Producer: Matt Boudreau
  • Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau 
  • WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell 
  • Announcer: Chuck Smith