Razorcake Podcast #446 with Juan Espinosa

Hi and thanks for listening to my latest podcast.

I’ve been on the podcast rotation since 2008 and have been proud to be a regular podcaster since. Well, sort of.

2016 was a motherfucker of a year for many of us and it was no different for me.

I inadvertently took a sabbatical from podcasts while still collecting records. There were several reasons for this including a period in my life when spinning black gobs of wax on my turntable wasn’t bringing much pleasure. A record would reach my doorstep, it would get played, then quickly shelved and forgotten. I wasn’t losing interest or getting “burnt” out on punk music but it’s hard to explain why this was happening. I still don’t really know why.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder and so when Todd reached out to me about coming in to record a podcast (whilst simultaneously learning how to record them on my own for the future) in the newly built podcast station it only took mere moments for me to fall in love with podcasting all over again. The proof is in the pudding, listen to me and Todd gush on and on about stupid shit.

So like Alex says in A Clockwork Orange: “Well… I’m back!” Hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoy recording these podcasts. Shout out to my Claudia for being my best friend even when that solitary rain cloud was dangling over my head. Also shout out to my Razorcake familia and friends near and far. A big FUCK YOU to President Shit Cheeto and his cabinet appointees of the apocalypse.

Now more than ever: “Stay freak. Stay punk.”

-Juan

Tracklisting:
Descendents, “Fighting Me” New Noise Flexi Collection Vol. 5 (New Noise, Epitaph)
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Martha, “Goldman Detective Agency” Blisters in the Pit of My Heart LP (Dirtnap)
Rough Kids, “My Shell is Broken” Self-titled LP (Sorry State)
Toys That Kill, “Form Your Friend” Sentimental Ward LP (Recess)
World Be Free, “I’m Done” The Anti Circle LP (Revelation)
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Blazing Eye, “Brain” Lonely Corpse 7” (La Vida Es Un Mus)
Absolute Power, “The Bastards who Made You Sick” Self-titled LP (Youth Attack)
G.L.O.S.S., “We Live” Trans Day of Revenge 7” (Nervous Nelly, Total Negativity)
Question, “A New You” Self-titled LP (Fashionable Idiots)
Private Room, “Good Behavior” Forever and Ever LP (Iron Lung)
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Uranium Club, “That Clown’s Got a Gun” All of Them Naturals LP (Fashionable Idiots)
Rik And The Pigs, “Baby’s From the Future” Rik 7” (Lumpy)
Urochromes, “Be Like Me” Anthology LP (Feeding Tube)
Cereal Killer, “Big Mix is a Big Bitch” Demos 7” (ANTI FADE, Neck Chop)
Janitor Scum, “The Jogger Man” Self-titled LP (Lumpy)
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Dark Blue, “Hungry for Love” Red, White, and Dark Blue LP (Adagio 830)