Friday, July 20, 2007

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 26: Let’s All Go to the Movies

I’ve gone to the movie theater on two separate occasions this month. That’s, like, a record for me.

I’m slightly intimidated by the whole cinema experience. At home, if a movie gets a little slow and I lose interest I can easily do something else (like play DS or drink a beer or, and stay with me here, play DS while drinking beer), but at the theater I am beholden to stay for the long haul. That shit ain’t cheap.

Still, despite this minor neurosis, I do dig movies, and, moreover, I dig movie music. This episode is all about that. So grab some overpriced popcorn and settle in. I’m’a turn the lights down low and break out the projector.

Download Radio Free Hipster Ep. 26: Let’s All Go to the Movies [hosting provided by Antisocial] Size: 42.4 MB Running Time: 46:20

Show Notes:

Intro: Baddd Spellah (feat. Beefy) – “Radio Free Hipster Theme”
If Radio Free Hipster was a feature film, this would be the opening credits.

Track 1: Richard O’Brien – “Science Fiction/Double Feature”
Say what you will about Riff Raff, that cat’s got some pipes.

Z’s 1st interlude: “A slightly belated edition of Radio Free Hipster.”
A certain compilation project put me a little behind schedule, but I am trying my best to catch up!

Track 2: Disfuntional DJ – “You’re the One That I Want in the Next Episode
I really don’t want to love this song, but I do. I really, really do.

Track 3: Talons & Tea Leaves – “Halleluiah”
This is a Wrock duo formed by two cats from two different bands. Their style is really unique, and I find their sound fascinating.

Track 4: The Advantage - “Goonies II”
It felt wrong not to include this track, despite its noncanonical nature.

Track 5: DVDA – “Now You’re A Man”
“No; it’s probably the titties.”

Track 6: Dual Core – “War Games.”
Dual Core have a lot of tracks on their Zero One album that are movie related, but I settled on this one because it played so well against the rest of the songs in the set. It’s got such a thick and complex texture.

Z’s 2nd interlude: “If you’ve seen the film I’m sure you get the joke.”
If you haven’t already, do yourself a favor and watch Orgazmo. It’s delightfully quotable.

Track 7: Futuristic Sex Robotz – “Back to the Future.”
Hotel Coral Essex is an album that has, in my opinion, aged well. I still really enjoy it.

Track 8: The Cars – “Moving in Stereo”
Phoebe Cates. Need I say more?

Track 9: Lords of the Rhyme – “Black Riders
I can’t believe I don’t play more LOTR. Shame on me!

Track 10: Emotron – “The Bethune Theory”
Angus is my hero.

Z’s final interlude: “But don’t hold yer breath or nuthin’.”
I’m trying to crank out this month’s podcasts as quickly as possible so as to get back on schedule. I’ve already started putting together the sets for ep. 27, and they are looking pretty damn good if I do say so myself.

Track 11: The Greenskeepers – “Lotion”
In lieu of providing my normal paltry post show notes wrap-up, I’m just gonna include this fan-vid for “Lotion.” I know everyone’s probably seen this but me, I figured I’d throw it out there just in case.

Now wasn't that more enjoyable than me prattling on?


Church said...

Nice one, Z.

I was hoping you would include the Michael Bay song from "Team America." Did Transformers buy him some geek love?

Z. said...

Damnit, Church! That would've been perfect. I really shoulda run the track list by you. :(

I'm still on the fence about Bay. I mean, TF was fun, but, as I said, it certainly wasn't "good."

Hey, why does Michael Bay get to keep on making movies?

benjamin bear said...

Because Michael bay is a talented director who doesn't listen to fanboy criticism, and his movies are entertaining. Hate on him all you want, every movie he's made except one has made over $100 million.

and that's why he can make whatever he wants.

Z. said...

Sure, Ben, because we know the public always makes accurate, informed, and intelligent decisions. After all, they picked Barabbas… and Dubya. ;)

Geof said...

No, it's not that. It's simpler: When he blows shit up, he blows shit up in style. And sometimes all you want when going to the movies is to turn your brain off and watch the pretty graphics.

That said, Pearl Harbor did suck.

Z. said...

Peal Harbor was fuckin’ horrible, but I don’t lay all the blame on Bay. That screenwriter should be dragged out into the street and shot.