#325 with Juan Espinosa: Razorcake Podcast

#325 with Juan Espinosa: Razorcake Podcast

Welcome to my eleventh podcast for Razorcake!

Friends, man. Where the fuck would I be without them?
I’ve been going to DIY punk shows ever since I ditched the Hollywood club scene in my late teens. Believe it or not, I actually got to see quite a few great bands at the most unremarkable venues tinsel town had to offer. Back then I was seriously hungry for live music and would go wherever the bands would play, even if it was a shitty bar or stupid night club.

My eagerness to be a part of music even transcended the need for accompaniment. Several nights were spent on a bus, alone, beer in a brown bag, and appropriate return fair in pocket. It didn’t matter to me that my friends didn’t want to come along as long as I was there, but, to be honest, there were a couple of times when I wished I could look over and say to someone, “See? And you wanted to stay home.”

This really isn’t the case anymore. Working for Razorcake has created so many meaningful friendships that I’ve already come to expect seeing at least one smiling face at any given show. Hugs are given, beers and stories are shared, and a fantastic time is generally had.

This one’s for all the people who are awesome enough to call me “friend” back.

–Juan

Tracklisting:
The Futures, “Cow Boy” Dirty Works 1997 – 2001 CD (Jerk Off)

Sad Boys, “Cry Now, Cry Later” Cry Now, Cry Later 7” (Pogo And Cry)
Night Birds, “Wise Up” Various:Influence: Tribute to Big Boys LP (Stiff Hombre)
Personnel, “Modern Drab” Self-titled 7” (Double Dot Dash)
Abject Pax, “Selfish Hands” Self-titled 7” (Sewercide)

Bukakke Boys, “Born Dead Generation” Various: Land of Nod: Atlanta Punk and Hardcore Omnibus LP (Scavenger Of Death)
Oblivionation, “18 to 1” Cult of Culture7” EP (Man In Decline)
The Lowest Form, “Wrong Decision” Negative Ecstasy LP (Iron Lung)
Predator, “Skate Slime” The Complete Earth LP (Scavenger Of Death / State Laughter)

Casanovas In Heat, “Destiny St.” Belvedere b / w Destiny St.7” (Katorga Works)
Sonic Avenues, “Automatic” MistakesLP (Dirtnap)
White Murder, “Upstairs” Self-titled LP (Razorcake, Recess)

Low Culture, “Shut Up” Various:Influence: Tribute to Big Boys LP (Stiff Hombre)
Riverboat Gamblers, “Sound on Sound” Various:Influence: Tribute to Big Boys LP (Stiff Hombre)