In the latest, laughter-filled Drinking Partners podcast, Ed and Day interview the duo of Slim tha DJ and the multitalented musician and rapper Benji. To start, they discuss the art of music and how to create the right vibe for the right crowd and debate the pressing question of playing the same song more than once a night. It’s three against one as Ed argues with an actual DJ in favor of repetition, proving that Ed will indeed argue with anyone. Next up, Benji talks about his introduction to rap through his brother, how he tried to separate himself from him, and how he splits time between his musical projects, including opening for some very impressive acts when he was only a 16 year old. Make sure to listen all the way through to hear a smooth duet between Slim tha DJ and Ed and which musical great each of the men would want to see perform live. In the latter minutes, both the musicians and comics talk about how they change up their songs and jokes to keep them fresh. The interview closes with how Benji and Slim tha DJ met and how they continue to grow as a performing pair. A charming and amusing listen from start to finish.
In the newest Drinking Partners podcast, Ed and Day get things turned on them from the early minutes as they go from interviewers to being interviewed. Amanda Trocki, Executive Director, and board member Alicia Carberry of Pittsburgh Cares, a volunteer organization, come ready and prepared and start by asking some questions themselves. With the mission of finding meaningful volunteer opportunities for anyone interested, Pittsburgh Cares seeks to be an “event planner for volunteer projects.” From days of caring projects to corporate initiatives to a retired and senior volunteer program, Pittsburgh Cares has a place for everyone, even those with limited amounts of time. Throughout the podcast, the group discusses the many and varied chances for people to get involved and connected, with Day providing a great example of skills being matched with opportunities: as a hole digger for tree planting. Keep listening for Ed’s advice, which shouldn’t be a surprise for long-time listeners. There’s even a discussion on how best to drink Hennessy mixed in with the meaningful information on how to make a difference in Pittsburgh. Find the perfect volunteer activity here: https://www.pittsburghcares.org
In the latest Drinking Partners podcast, Ed and Day welcome Hugh Twyman, one of the original Pittsburgh music and event bloggers who is still documenting the entertainment scene. As Hugh Shows, he has become the expert on all musical happenings in and around Pittsburgh. Now, he has expanded into the production side as a curator with the Deutschtown Music Festival. He stops by the studio to talk with the Drinking Partners about all aspects of the music industry, including tips on how to become successful and how to improve marketing. Midway through, Ed and Day debate the merits of DJ Khaled in a throwback to their many similar musical disagreements. They set aside their differences and behave as Hugh speaks on how he crafts his musical lineups, which starts with identifying the headliner. The podcast wraps up with a discussion on how to stay relevant and prosperous in the rapidly changing entertainment world. Find out more about Hugh and his musical endeavors: http://www.hughshows.com
The Drinking Partners welcome Jess Hickey of Greensburg Craft Beer Week for a discussion on all beer related happenings in Westmoreland County. Featuring 16 breweries from across the county and 30 homebrewers, Greenburg Craft Beer Week will take place September 20-28. With a focus on community and craft, the festival hopes to showcase local businesses and restaurants around the greater Greensburg area during their 9-day event. Each day offers an exciting, beer-centric event around the Greensburg area, from brunch to trivia to the Brewer’s Double Dare; the festival itself is September 22. Ms. Hickey shares her extensive knowledge of both beer and business as she talks about planning the event, the actual beer itself, and the Greensburg community. Greensburg Craft Beer Week combines all three. To read more about the events and to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.greensburgcraftbeerweek.com/.