"I'm constantly introduced to music I've never heard before," says Feedback Deficiency creator and host Saby Reyes-Kulkarni. For 14 years now, Saby has covered a variety of genres for outlets like Pitchfork, Paste, PopMatters, MTV Iggy, Diffuser, Spin, Noisey, Alarm, Rockpile, Ultimate Classic Rock, Nashville Scene and several alternative newsweeklies throughout the U.S. Prior to that, Saby worked as a recording engineer, and before that as the in-house sound tech at nationally venerated Rochester club The Bug Jar, which exposed him to band after band touring the indie/underground circuit in the late '90s. For two decades, it's been one long continuous jet stream of music.
"I can't possibly write about everything I get exposed to, so doing this show gives me another outlet to to share and discuss the music. The challenge is to take all the disparate stuff I like and present it in a way where it doesn't sound jumbled together. The show's eclectic, but I'm really trying to stress continuity and flow. If I just took everything I like and threw it together I think people would get whiplash. But I really like creating a coherent mood out of parts that wouldn't necessarily fit together. I also love presenting lesser-known songs and deep cuts by household names right alongside artists who are more off the beaten path -- and then finding common threads."
"Back in the cd era when home-recording software first got really popular, I got into making mix cds and I got obsessed with song transitions. I've never really stopped making these really fine-tuned mixes where I labor over the song order -- probably past the point it's healthy. But crossfades, manual fades, segues, the way one song makes an entrance while another exits... to me there's infinite beauty in that, and I really strive to get that across with this show."