Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 28: Interoffice Memorandum

Work sucks.

That was, in fact, the original title for this episode. But I felt it pertinent to change it. ‘Cause, y’know, I ripped Mike Judge off enough in this edition without stealing his tag line.

Work is rough and few of us enjoy it, but I reckon that’s what makes it work. We do it because we have to. Because we can’t make money doing what we love: watching TV and smoking weed.

Download Radio Free Hipster Ep. 28: Interoffice Memorandum Size: 40.5 MB Running Time: 44:18

Show Notes:

Intro: Baddd Spellah – “Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy)”
Spellah and Beef must’ve fallen on hard times. Shit, they even made a theme song for me!

Track 1: Dual Core – “Dull Boy”
Now that, my friends, is what you call a sing-along chorus.

Z’s 1st interlude: “A nice, secure government job.”
Don’t believe the hype; there’s no work going on at the government center.

Track 2: Jonathan Richman – “Government Center”
Jon has a song for all occasions. Case in point.

Track 3: Jonathan Coulton – “Code Monkey
“Code Monkey not crazy, just proud.”

Track 4: Bill Hicks / Glenn CaseStapler
The office romance of this track is both refreshing and… confusing, but you gotta give it up to Glenn for running with the source material.

Track 5: The Goondocks – “Hit Snooze”
The Goons (specifically this track) actually inspired this episode's theme. If you hate it, blame JMIC!

Track 6: Optimus Rhyme – “Obey the Moderator
This live acoustic version of “Obey the Moderator” comes courtesy of Alienbobz.com.

Z’s 2nd interlude: “I hesitate to say ‘classic.’”
Are we all really working for the weekend? That’s just a reflection of our sluggish economy.

Track 7: Billy Bragg – “St. Monday”
This one is more “music nerd” than “nerd music,” but I think it fits well.

Track 8: Bill Hicks / Beefy – “Outside Paradise
The Hicks bit before Beefy’s track was supposed to go before “Hit Snooze,” but it just wouldn’t fit. Now you know.

Track 9: Kool Keith – “Get Off My Elevator”
Does anyone ever really know what the fuck Keith is talking about? Ever?

Track 10: Shael Riley – “Fuck You! Get in My Store
Sheal’s best title? Surprisingly, no.

Track 11: Busdriver – “Unemployed Black Astronaut”
Once again, thanks to Pink for hooking me up with this one.

Track 12: Hermes Conrad – “The Bureaucrat Song”
“I am Bender, baby, please insert liquor!”

Z’s final interlude: “Extraordinarily dorky”
This describes both Biz Markie and the show itself.

Track 13: Canibus – “Shove This Jay-Oh-Bee (feat. Biz Markie)”
Again, not really nerdy, but damned if it ain’t fitting!

So there you have it: musical ruminations on the working world. Did I miss some good ones? I’m sure I did. How about you holler at me and let me know what I should’ve included?

That’s simply the nature of our relationship. We’re cool like that.


Church said...

And it drops too late for me to listen to at work.

Oh, the irony. The googles, they do nothing!

Jeremy said...

Smokin Weed, Smokin Weed!

Smittles said...

How many ways can you say work sucks?!
If it's NSFW I do not give a fuck.
I live to wake up at 5 in the morning
Drive too fast like all the other whores and
Road-raging in my wheeled cage
Talk radiation engaged
Grab an inverted grande magma hot
organic soy quadruple shot
I'm an A.utomated T.ask R.obot
sit down at my desk
and write rhymes on the clock

yeah, I know it's rough, but shit, I'm at work, fools

Church said...

Huh. Gotta give props to Smittles. That rhyme either is or isn't SFW, depending upon whether you spell NSFW out or not. And it scans either way.

Church said...

Hrm? This one isn't showing up in the RFH RSS feed.

Z. said...

I thought you’d approve, Jeremy. :)

Nice one, Smittles!

And, Church, I’ve got the feed workin’ again… I think.

Jarod said...

Thanks for posting one of my recordings in the podcast. Definitely can't wait until I hear this. Also, video from said show should be done in the next few days. Just have to sync up.

Z. said...

No prob, Jarod! I really appreciate you pointing me toward that show once you got it uploaded. You do good work!

pinky said...

i bumped this this mornin before work, pretty much made my day, a good selection as always bro, good to see some busdriver on there too, hes one crazy cat i tell you that.

Z. said...

Hey, thanks for hooking me up with that track, Pink! :)