Monday, June 15, 2009

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 68: Country Mouse, City Mouse

I've been making a lot of theme-less episodes of the podcast lately. This is another one.

I sometimes wonder which people like more: heavily conceptual shows with specific subject matter or these less structured editions. I reckon the harsh truth is I'm the only one who puts that much thought in to it. Most of you just come here for the music, which is really the whole point.

This ep. in particular works in some fairly disparate elements. It's got a nice heavy movement in the middle of the first set, and winds down the second with significantly more pop sensibility. It was also a good opportunity to spotlight a number of new releases. Most of which are free, so be sure to follow up.

Download Radio Free Hipster Ep. 68: Country Mouse, City Mouse [hosting provided by Antisoc] Size: 45 MB Running Time: 49:12

Show Notes:

Intro: Baddd Spellah – "Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy) "
Because there truly is no better way to start the day.

Track 1: Reaper dialog / mc chris "mc chris ownz Paper Planes (M.I.A. Remix)"
No offense to my brother Marty, but I am livid that Doll House gets another season while Reaper gets shitcanned. Well, I suppose there's always syndication.

Z's 1st interlude: "Hello, friends and neighbors."
In real life my neighbors are seldom my friends.

Track 2: Jay Tholen vs Shael Riley – "Dial-Up Town"
Shael Riley is my favorite thing to happen to digital pitch correction since Auto-Tune the News.

Track 3: Southside – "Downtown"
Word on the Twitter is that Southside has a new albums in the works. I am greatly pleased by this.

Track 4: Marc with a C – "This Stuff Is Gonna Kill Me"
Marc has a ton of free stuff at his site. I suggest you head over there and snag some of it. It's perfect for summer listening.

Track 5: The Ranger – "Gonna Be (Digital Nasty Remix)"
Is it wrong that I find Ranger's admission that he's training his young daughters to be revolutionaries nothing short of heartwarming?

Track 6: Bloodhag – "Douglas Adams"
Go buy Hellbent for Letters. It will change your life for the better.

Track 7: Year 200X – "Metal Gear"
I'm gonna go ahead and say that Year 200X is my favorite game covers band. It's the truth!

Track 8: Dr. Awkward – "Next Gen (ft. KABUTO THE PYTHON)"
KABUTO does a lot of collabs, but I think he and Awkward gel completely. Both are talented, intelligent, occasionally offensive and always entertaining.

Track 9: Optimus Rhyme – "Anxiety (live)"
"Bring the Jackson 5 back."

Z's 2nd interlude: "The electronic alter-ego of nerdcore hip-hopper signed long int."
Big up to SLI/Dmitri!

Track 10: Magitek – "Weapon Select Thugmasta J" / Doctor Horrible laugh
MisterB would like to remind you to download Odd Entities. I second that emotion.

Track 11: Wordburlgar – "The Route"
Burg's live version of this at Nerdaaplooza SE '08 was unbelievable.

Track 12: Coldplay – "Clocks (killsaly's breakbeat mash)"
killsaly does some of my favorite remixes. I can't figure out why more artists don't hit him up for collabs!

Track 13: Uncle Monsterface – "Heart"
I am still holding out hope for an Animal Crossing remix of this track.

Track 14: Jonathan Coulton – "Take Care of Me"
Accordion solo. Need I say more?

Z's final interlude: "While I sort of missed the boat on the whole Coldplay thing."
Because of my life-threatening allergy to drive-time DJs, I don't listen to the radio. As a result, I tend to miss out on a lot of artists until they are wholly insulated by hype. Maybe that explains it.

Track 15: Snake Eyes – "Chocolate Treadmill"
I now have a new favorite Snake Eyes song.

With a road trip looming, I think the next episode is gonna centered on travel music. After that, it's anybody's guess.

Whether or not I'll even have time to drop yet another podcast in early July (before I leave for Orlando) is still up in the air. But, failing that, I do have another pet project I've been working on that might serve as a substitute. We'll just have to see.

Until then, comments and requests are greatly appreciated.


Marty said...

for the record, i love themes, Z.


Shael Riley said...

Never heard of this Killsally fellow before. Exploring his site now.

I've always thought of Coldplay as music for people who don't like music, but this remix isn't bad.

Church said...

Themes are good for helping gell a project, so I understand why you like it, and I do when you're calling for suggestions, but as a listener, meh.

Torboxx said...

On the topic of themes, I think they are hit and miss. Non themed episodes will usually have a mixed bag, something for everybody, but if somebody has no interest in the theme du jour then that is an entire episode "lost" to them.

But in the end, just do whatever you enjoy. If you have a fun idea run with it. So what if a couple people don't enjoy it as much? As long as you had fun making it, 'sall good in the neighborhood.

This week you played a bunch of my favorite tracks. Excellent selections. I'm generally not an MC Chris fan, but I really enjoyed that opener.

Z. said...

Thanks, Marty. I think you and I are wired the same, so I suppose that's no surprise. :)

Glad you dig it, Shael. And killsaly and Snake are two producers/remixers I feel like I can't promote enough.

That's sort of how I think most folks feel, Church. I imagine most listeners just wanna hear new music.

Glad you felt this one, Torboxx. I'm not planning on losing the themed eps anytime soon or anything, I just wondered how my listeners feel about them.

eye-shuh said...

I rather like the randomness over a set theme, but so far I have not found an episode that I did not enjoy. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for playing my song! I will ensure that my daughters spare your life when the revolution comes!

killsaly said...

Thanks for the add in this weeks episode!!!

Especially that track, which was technically my first song.

As for collabs, you are right, i dont get too many offers (though i have a couple sick ones im working right now). Probably cause not many people listen to my music, as evidenced by the low page views my tracks always get when i post them on forums. I also have really limited my solo work to focus on my band right now.

Thanks for being a big supporter Z.

Z. said...

That's just 'cause you haven't gone back far enough, Eye-shuh! Some of the early eps were pretty raw. :)

That's far more than I deserve, Ranger. Far, far more.

Always glad to talk up you and your music, ks. You know you's m' boy!