Monday, March 09, 2009

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 63: Z-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections

I like this episode. I like it a lot.

Sure, it ain't perfect, but it's mine.

Well, it was mine. Now I share it with the world; now I share it with you.

I hope you feel it to.

Download Radio Free Hipster Ep. 63: Z-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections (hosting provided by Antisocial) Size: 47 MB Running Time: 51:25

Show Notes:

Intro: Baddd Spellah – "Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy)"
Sometimes I worry that I take having my on theme song for granted. But I remember the dark days before this theme took hold. It was an age of chaos.

Track 1: YTCracker – ""
"bet you wonder why the chief always smiles / cuz his county two hundred seventy square miles"

Z’s 1st interlude: "Yes, my friends, a request."
I like requests. Send me more.

Track 2: Uncle Monsterface – "Kill Your Boyfriend "
As I stated before, this is one of my favorite UMF tracks.

Track 3: Paradise Dan – "U.R.Perfect"
Dan took advantage of the recent Street Fighter 2 remix competition samples to craft this little gem.

Track 4: Captain Spalding – "All Hands on Deck"
Notice how Spalding drops a sly Optimus Rhyme reference into the intro. That takes stones!

Track 5: Zircon – "Fiberoptics"
Q: What's not to love about this song? A: Nothing.

Track 6: Glenn Case – "Failure is Always an Option"
Glenn asked for song name suggestions for his FAWM project, and I provided this nugget of wisdom.

Track 7: Id Obelus – "Captain Hipster"
I've been pumping Id's The Inevitable Crushing EP since last year. It was well passed time that I share.

Track 8: Smashing Klystron – "Lyricist 1979"
If Karl and Billy Corgan got in a fight, who would win?

Track 9: Nagini – "Doctor Sing Along"
Anthony turned me on to the recently Nagini freebie. Cop it now if you haven't already.

Z’s 2nd interlude: "And I wanna thank my friend Doctor Popular."
The Dr. Zilog cover of MGMT’s "Kids" is another track you'll wanna snag.

Track 10: mcfiredrill – "Dancin’s Easy"
I discovered this via the GabbaFriends blog and through the power of Twitter.

Track 11: Former Fat Boys – "I'M A DINOSAURus (2005 Hard Corey Remix)"

Track 12: Coova & Bud Melvin – "Karioto"
From She’s the DJ, He’s the Rapper, which is amazing.

Track 13: Conyeezy – "Roadside"
Yeez hooked me up with this months ago, and at the time it was an exclusive. Now, however, that is sort of doubtful. ;)

Track 14: I Fight Dragons – "The Faster Treadmill"
I Fight Dragons and their esteemed frienemies Hidari are currently helping me with a special project.

Z’s final interlude: "Some choppy transitions and some flawed leveling and some inane chatter from yours truly."
Which, now that I think about it, pretty much describes every episode of RFH!

Track 15: MC Lars – "True Player for Real"
I love that Lars dedicated the new album Wesley Willis. I managed to catch him live a couple years before his passing, and it's a show I'll always remember.

Bonus track: "Leprechaun in Mobile, Alabama" dialog / markslidesquad – "Gimme da Gold"
There was a time when I cringed whenever I heard a southerner saying something ridiculous on television news, but I have long since accepted this shameful occurrence as inevitable.

And that's all I've got, folks.

I'm tapped. At least for the next couple of weeks.

I am currently trying to decide between another theme-less episode for late March or a tribute to female musicians. As always, your input is appreciated.

I'm also trying to cook up something fun for April, but I'll let it simmer a bit before I serve you the details.

Wow. Food metaphors are just lame.


Brian Mazzaferri (Brian from I Fight Dragons) said...

Just finished listening, what a great hour of music! I think the Paradise Dan track is my fav, but it's a great variety of awesome stuff and it's left me feeling energetic and upbeat :) Thanks Z!

Doctor Popular said...

I'll listen later, but can I just say now that Cee-Lo Green and his perfect imperfections is a fantastic fucking album. Totally underrated. That track with Timbaland... BRILLIANT!!!!

J.Goodwin said...

Very good episode. Imperfections improving reality isn't a new concept. The beauty mark has been around since the 1700s :)

Church said...

I had the weird realization that I can spot a brand new Capt. Spalding song within a few bars, but I'd be lost at sea listening to mainstream radio. Something has changed...

@Goodwin, the word you're looking for is wabi.

(also, my captcha is 'fistors.' Heh.)

Z. said...

Thanks a lot, Brian. Glad you enjoyed your first episode. :)

I should've known, Doc, that if anyone had heard that C-Lo album it'd be you!

Well played, J. Well played. ;)

The Cap is really good about letting me know when he has new stuff coming down the pipe, Church. And he does have a fairly recognizable sound.