Friday, September 22, 2006

For your listening pleasure

Solipsistic Nation is a regular podcast that features the best of all genres of electronic music. Host Bazooka Joe was kind enough to focus his latest ‘cast on that most beloved of (sub)genres, nerdcore hip-hop. It features songs and interviews from the likes of MC Frontalot, Utraklystron, Beefy, High-C, YTCracker, funky49, and Ham-STAR. The delicious style and production also makes Radio Free Hipster sound like it was recorded using two tin cans and a length of string. (But I ain’t bitter!)

What I’m saying is listen to it. You will not be disappointed.

The greatest and most heart-felt thanks go out to Joe for this endeavor. He’s a good man with an excellent podcast who obviously put a lot of time, care, and effort into spreading the good news of nerdcore. Y’all show him some nerd love.

And speaking of pretty things to listen to, I neglected to include in my last news update yet another instrumental masterpiece free for the taking. Nerdcore MC Benjamin Bear is also known to dip his toes into the cool, relaxing waters of Ambient music. His release indicashadow - naptime (+bonus tracks) is freely downloadable and extraordinarily listenable. So ch-ch-ch-check-check it out.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

The most important blog post you’ll read all day

Tonight I shall fulfill my sacred duty by watching the season premiere of The Office on NBC. It ain’t much, but it is the task that I have set myself to do. I expect you all to do the same. All of you, that is, that aren’t within driving distance of the city they call New York.

Y’all are expected to report to Fat Baby at or before 9:00 PM. You should have with you $7 to give the big fellow at the door. You should also be 21. (That part is easier than it sounds.) You should also bring some extra cash and a change of clothes. The money is for drinks. The clothes? Oh, you’ll need to change after Shael Riley rocks the shit right out of you. I’m sure he only plans to do this in a figurative fashion, but you never know when Shael’s level of rockitude will approach it literally. Better safe than sorry.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Nerd news in brief

While I was enjoying the cheesy tourist traps of the South Carolina coast, nerd news was happening. For whatever reason, the world refused to stop during my brief hiatus. What’s a boy to do? My answer: nerd news in brief.
  • Rhyme Torrents Vol. 5 is currently available for download. It’s chock-full of nerdy goodness including (but certainly not limited to) new joints by Drown Radio, Metamystiks, Inc., and Jesse Dangerously. Download it. You know you want to.
  • Not content with a single free album this week? How about another, compliments of Ultraklystron? Karl’s Drum and Bass album Haven (rumored to be his last DnB work) has been remastered, reworked, and placed on a shelf just within your reach. But wait, there’s more! Act now and also receive Mr. Olson’s Ambient album Fun Confusion – Solace. Both are offered free of charge, you cheap, cheap bastards!
  • Audio of Baddd Spellah’s CBC victory interview has made its way to teh interwebz. You can listen if you like. Apparently they speak American up there. Who knew?
  • Last Saturday’s Emergency Pizza Party gig brought down the (coffee) house. Though tips were forgotten and CDs misplaced, EPP reminded everyone that there ain’t no party like an East Coast, as an East Coast party will generally refrain from confining itself to an appropriate timeframe. Congrats to the crew, and thanks for showing a little on-stage love for Hipster, please! A little bird has let slip to me that audio for the entire show will be made available soon. Excited? You should be.
  • Lastly, let me remind you of this week’s nerdcore gig du Jour: This Thursday, Shael Riley will rock the house at Fat Baby in NYC. If the house is sufficiently rocked, Shael will then move on to bigger and better houses. Be sure to do your part to make this a reality.