Monday, December 17, 2007

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 36: Oh, Holy Shite!

Season’s greetings from Hipster, please!

Yeah, you heard me; I’m greeting you for the whole damn season! So don’t expect further greeting until… Spring? Whatever.

This year’s holiday episode is a little light on the hip-hop, but that’s only because I wanted to make extra room for some of that super-geeky rock that I’ve been neglecting of late. I did a fine job choosing the handful of rap songs that did make the cut, though, if I do say so myself.

You also get some nice mash-ups and remixes, which I think make for a pretty good variety. Just think of this as a little musical stocking stuffer from your old pal Z.

Now break out the eggnog and enjoy the show!

Download Radio Free Hipster Ep. 36: Oh, Holy Shite! [hosting provided by Antisocial] Size: 47.3 MB Running Time 51:42

Show Notes

Intro: Baddd Spellah – “Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy)”
The RFH theme is the gift that keeps on giving.

Track 1: Christmas in the Stars – “What Do You Get a Wookie for Christmas (When He Already Owns a Comb?)”
Like I said: a bowcaster.

Z’s 1st interlude: “Well, I’ll be damned, I got it right that time!”
With no more than I have to remember on a daily basis, you’d think I could keep my episode numbers straight!

Track 2: RUN DMC – “Christmas in Hollis”
“But each and every year we bust Christmas carols.”

Track 3: Cale Parks – “Drummer Boy (Kingston Edit)” / Peter Griffin dialogue / DJ Flack “Hanukkah in Dub”
Man, Hanukkah came early this year!

Track 4: mc chris – “Evergreen”
Everyone loves a Christmas song about getting high, right?

Track 5: id obelus – “1991 1987
id gets a lot of comparisons to mc chris, but I don’t really get it. I mean, sure they’re white rappers with high voices and an obvious lack of capitalization, but that’s pretty much where the similarities end.

Track 6: Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg – “Dick in a Box”
Let’s be honest here; you all knew I was gonna play this.

Track 7: Loo and Placido – “Horny Christmas
If you haven’t already, do yourself a favor and head over to L&P’s for some more mash-up goodness.

Z’s 2nd interlude: “A thing of beauty.”
This year’s Santastic comp is just as good as the previous two. Download it or I’ll eviscerate an elf.

Track 8: The Parselmouths – “Voldy Baby
Yeah, I’m still thinking this song sounds kinda dirty.

Track 9: DJ C – “Jungle Bells” / Talladega Nights dialogue
We need more jungle. It’s one of the few things from the 1990’s I actually miss.

Track 10: Former Fat Boys – “I Want It (Gimme, Gimme) ((Toys))
FFB and id obelis will be playing a big show in Indiana early next year with a number of other geeky rockers and hip-hoppers. I reckon it’ll be a helluva show.

Track 11: Friendly Foes – “The Ghost of Christmas Soul
This is probably my favorite track from the Suburban Sprawl Xmas 2007 comp.

Track 12: The One-Ups – “Super Mario’s Sleigh Ride”
The One-Ups play a unique brand of VGM that I find really refreshing. I’d go so far as to say they set the bar for jazz-based videogame music.

Track 13: Cowsponge – “Christmas in the Future”
I had a hard time picking just one track to play from the Cowsponge Christmas album. Download the whole thing to hear what you missed.

Z’s final interlude: “Some trains you just gotta ride out.”
I made it a point not to edit down any of the songs I played in this episode, as the year-end show’s playlist has already begun to swell and I know I’m gonna have to pare tracks down for it.

Track 14: The Mudbloods – “An Epic Christmas Tale, Chapter One: How the Thestrals Saved Christmas
This tracks a little loose, with regard to recording quality, but I dig the Arlo Guthrie feel of it. I hope you do too.

Each year there seems to be more and more seasonal compilations and projects, and that’s quite a boon for me. The only problem is figuring out which tracks to include I this podcast.

I’ve one more episode to go in 2007, and I think it’s gonna be a fun one. Meet me back in a couple of weeks to hear for yourself. In the meantime, happy shopping and happy holidays.


Matt said...

Can't remember if I mentioned to you before or if you've mentioned it here, but I'm pretty sure you can find Jingle Spells on iTunes now.

More later when I get home and get a chance to check this thing out. Looks good though.

Church said...

Nice one Z. That L&P track is nice (or should that be naughty?) and the Mudbloods once again pwn.

Z. said...

You may well have told me, Matt, but I must've forgot. Thanks for passing that on (again)! :)

Glad you dug 'em, Church. "Horny Christmas" is a personal favorite.

Anthony said...

Good call on the seasonal tunes! Can't have a christmas without the oneups' Super Mario Sleigh Ride.

Z. said...

It's a contemporary classic for sure, Anthony!