"The Golden Age of Wireless" was one of the first cassette tapes I ever owned, and was one of my most treasured possessions throughout my teenhood. Long ago digitized, the original tape is still somewhere in my home, tucked in its clamshell, safe from ever being thrown or gifted away; a powerful talisman from my years of awkwardness and exploratory nerdness.
Trapped in the amber of my mind as that era may be, Dolby himself has never kept still as an artist. As he continues to expand his storytelling to additional media, his music remains a recognizable thread through his explorations, as does his love of technologies past and future.
Thomas Dolby, my patron saint of the Cool Nerd.