Friday, December 28, 2007

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 37: Geeky Make-out Party

We find ourselves at the end of 2007; all that’s really left to do is roll the credits. And yet, I can’t help but feel like we’ve missed something.

It’s been remarked from every rag looking for a filler story that this was the year of nerd culture. Exhibit A seemed to be the hefty number of nerd-centered television shows that hit the airwaves. Before the writers’ strike, that is.

Closer to home, nerdcore, wrock, and chiptunes also got some great press – and that’s nothing to sneeze at – but it seems like for every complimentary thing said about nerd music there was some journalist, reviewer, or blogger who just didn’t get it.

The funny thing is, that’s okay.

Let us not forget that we are fuckin’ nerds. We’re supposed to be looked down upon, mocked, taken for granted. Our contributions are to be overlooked while news of our failures is almost certain to be exploited. Such is the natural order.

Even if we find ourselves kings of the digital age, many are still apt to pass us by, or much more likely, to greet us with derision.

That’s why we celebrate our own, and this is our party.

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Show Notes

Intro: Baddd Spellah – “Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy)”
It beats the shit out of “Auld Lang Syne.”

Track 1: The Lonely Island – “Ardy Party Remix (Ardy vs. Kid Icarus)
Sandles and socks.

Z’s 1st interlude: “Shut your fuckin’ hillbilly mouth and play us some music.”
The background music for this portion of the show is “Rubber Ducky” by Steve BC.

Track 2: The Grammar Club – “Balloon Flight”
Bremelanotide may well be my pick for album of the year. It’s definitely top three.

Track 3: nYgel – “Def by DJ
This song was set to be the show opener, but I think it works better here.

Track 4: mc chris – “PW/OM” / MDT – “PW/OM (MDT’s Weird House-ish Remix)” / optimiss PW/OM (Optimissmix)
I like all three versions so much that I decided to include a bit of each.

Track 5: Whore Moans – “Mecha Mechanics (feat. MC Frontalot)”
I’ll actually be sharing my impressions of Episode 2: Attack of the Moans in early ’08.

Track 6: The Depreciation Guild – “Butterfly Kisses
I’m a little embarrassed that I didn’t discover these cats until recently. Lucky I have GM4A to turn me on to stuff like this!

Track 7: Former Fat Boys – “Melany
Hard Corey is way cooler than Snoop anyway.

Track 8: The Evolution Control Committee – “Conner Likes to Have Sex With Animals” / Go Home Productions – “Gay House
Radio Free Hipster is nothing without quality bastard pop, and these artists easily make some of the best.

Track 9: Luzid – “Rebirthday Bash”
Luzid hipped me to this track right after he put it on his MySpace player, and I instantly loved it.

Track 10: Tom Milsom – “Internet Love Song
Be sure to check out the YouTube video of this cut for the full effect.

Z’s 2nd interlude: “The type of artist that my projects exist to support.”
The BGM for this section is Steve BC’s “imighty1.”

Track 11: DJ Moule – “Positive Walk
This is the only reason you need to join the MashupTown mailing list.

Track 12: Lyrics Born – “Do That There (Young Einsteins Hoo-Hoo Mix)”
Lyric’s Born is the ultimate nerd party hip-hop artist.

Track 13: Schaffer the Darklord – “Nerd Lust”
Schaffer’s Mark of the Beast is another contender for album of the year.

Track 14: T-byte – “so before bills and everything he actually makes like $1,500,000”
I could’ve actually just played Bad Apollo in its entirety and still had an excellent party episode.

Track 15: id obelus – “Rural American Rap”
I recently heard a rumor that id wouldn’t be on the big Mid-west nerd music gig going down next month. I am sorely disappointed.

Track 16: Skankin’ Pickle – “Gates of Steel”
I wanted to include some DEVO, but I felt like this was much more danceable.

Track 17: Talladega Nights dialogue / Buckner and Garcia – “Do the Donkey Kong”
Tom Brokaw is a punk!

Track 18: ZeaLouS1 – “How we /Roll”/ Scrubs dialogue
Z1 recounts a nerd throwdown of epic proportion in this club banger.

Track 19: Elfonso – “Geomancer
Holy fucking shit, I love this track! I’d hazard a guess that there’s nothing else quite like Elfonso in all of nerdy music.

Z’s final interlude: “No better time for me to thank everyone.”
This interlude is backed up by Steve BC’s “Big Thanks.”

Track 20: DJ John – “Teenage Wasteland of 1999 (John’s Overproduced Mix)
I could think of no more fitting track with which to end this year.

You’ll no doubt notice a bit of un-credited tomfoolery at the end of this ep. I reckon some of you will enjoy it (and some will just think it’s gross), but all Beasties fans will no doubt get the joke.

I’ll simply leave it at that and not ruin the surprise, but those of you looking for the full “bit” that birthed this mysterious sample just need to use a little basic Google Fu.

I know I spent a lot of time in the actual podcast saying this, but thanks so much for listening. Without you I’m just some crazy son of a bitch talking to himself, but with your support I am a podcaster. It’s a very fine line.

Happy New Year.


Anthony said...

I will not rest until everyone knows the name Elfonso!

...and also the band synonymous with that name.

Good podcast as always sir. Listening in right now. Although I considered not listening just to make you look crazy, talking to nobody.

Z. said...

I will join you on your quest, good sir. The one concerning Elfonso, not the one that makes me look crazy. That would be asinine.

Anthony said...

Setting out on a quest to make yourself look crazy is pretty insane in itself. so you don't really have to do more than announce you are setting out on the quest to succeed at it.

I mean, who's crazy enough to make themselves look crazy. you know?

Also, in that regard, i started a joke blog, has nothing to do with music, but i assume it is pretty nerdy. check it out at

Z. said...

Re: your new blog

That is delightfully ridiculous. I appreciate the subtle juxtaposition of robots and ghosts.

Church said...

Z, Awesomesauce! Already multiple repeats.

Anthony, Awesomesauce! Please keep this up.

Crap, I've got to find a new superlative...

Z. said...

Thanks, Church.

And may I suggest "taint-tastic?"