Blog of the Week: Pressure’s On
Producing an excellent podcast — that perfect mix of new and old, of cohesive themes and surprising contrast pairings — is a rare art form. While most punk podcasters merely throw their favorite songs up in a jumble for friends, Ben Sizemore (nee Ben Econochrist) brings it to the next level, or the level after that. He has the benefit of a varied and sharp taste, and a music collection of old classics he’s collected over the years and new things he picked up at a show last week. In his weekly radio show, Pressure’s On, Ben gives the best of punk, artfully composed for your listening pleasure, with only a few interruptions for back-announcements, allowing you to catch your breath. In listening you might remember a record you have neglected to dust off and enjoy, or find something new you didn’t know had been calling your name.