Monday, October 13, 2008

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 53: Monster Manual

If I sound a little rusty in this podcast, it's only because I am.

Taking a full month off between shows gives me a chance to rest, sure, but it also gives me just enough time to lose my podcasting sea legs. Still, this is another Halloween episode, and these types of shows are generally my favorite. What better place to pick back up?

I made some intentionally odd decisions with regard to the track list this time around, but I think it came together quite well.

You, of course, are the real judge. So lemme know what you think, my scary monster and super creeps.

Download Radio Free Hipster Ep. 53: Monster Manual [hosting provided by Antisocial] Size: 44 MB Running Time: 48:05

Show Notes:

Intro: Baddd Spellah – "Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy)"
This Halloween, I'm dressing up like Baddd Spellah.

Track 1: DJ Not I – "Dracula's 77 Nation Army"
There are some songs that I hear and immediately mark for certain podcasts. This was such a track.

Z's 1st interlude: "And truthfully, I kinda missed you guys."
Guilty as charged. :)

Track 2: Uncle Monsterface – "Mashed Potato vs. Vampire"
Uncle Monsterface has surprisingly few songs about monsters. I'm just sayin'.

Track 3: The Consortium of Genius – "March of the Skaletons"
I always say I'm going to play more ska on this podcast, but I seldom actually do it.

Track 4: The Ghastly Ones – "Shockmonster Stomp"
This surf track really served as a nice follow-up to CoG, doncha think?

Track 5: Monster Squad dialog / Math the Band – "Fight for Wear Wolf Fever"
"Wolfman's got nards!"

Track 6: Cheekyboy – "Bad Moon Werewolves"
Where is this year's Halloween mash-up comp?

Track 7: The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets – "Six-Gun Gorgon Dynamo"
Because there aren't enough songs about Shub-Niggurath.

Track 8: Godzilla dialog / Heightened Titans – "1 Stomp"
It's nice when 3 top-shelf MCs come together to work on a new project. Real nice.

Z's 2nd interlude: "No pun intended."
mc chris is dead continues to grow on me. I actually really enjoy the skits from this album, which, I admit, is a rarity.

Track 9: Shaun of the Dead dialog / mc chris – "mc chris is dead"
Apparently, he ain't never coming back.

Track 10: Mr. Fab and His Bag o' Heads – "I Want My Mummy"
Y'know, I hear zombies are a lot like mummies.

Track 11: Lords of the Rhymes – "Black Riders"
I gotta get me a fell beast. I hear they're fuel-efficient.

Track 12: Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers – "Abominable Snowman in the Market"
Easily the least scary song of this episode.

Track 13: Richard Prior dialog / Simon Iddol – "Overkill of the Beast"
Simon Iddol actually follows me on Twitter, and I follow him too. Simon tweets links to hot new bootlegs. I tweet Dr. Dre lyrics. It's a pretty one-sided relationship.

Z's final interlude: "The perverse legacy of the Great Old Ones."
And here's a call for conversion.

Track 14: Zombies! Organize!! – "Sweet Sweet Blood" / Army of Darkness dialog
I fear you guys'll get tired of Zombies! Organize!!, as I plan to play the shit out of them over the coming weeks.

And so ends part one of the Halloween Crap-tacular. Was it crap-tastic enough for you? I hope it was.

While this episode was monster-themed, I think the next edition will be focused loosely on the supernatural world, and all that it entails. If you've got requests, please pass them on. We can also swap costume ideas. Just don't dress like the Joker. I sense a disturbing trend.


Simon Iddol said...

the world needs more Dr. Dre lyrics!! ;)

THX for freakin' the Iron Maiden fans with my mash!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for playing our tune!

Z. said...

Thanks for providing me with good stuff to play, fellers!

Geoff said...

Not only did you play more ska, but COG!

My cousin's husband is Dr. Z and I finally saw them live for the first time last month. One of the most entertaining shows I've ever seen.

Church said...

The Halloween eps are usually my least favorites, but this was another solid one. I was particularly impressed by Zombies! Organize!!