Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 74: Less Than Three

Sandwiched between the earlier drunken podcasting and my month-long Halloween Crap-tacular this year I found a single sliver of open space. Within that pause I chose to nestle one of my (ir)regular sermons on romance and relationships.


Well, why not?

Longtime fans will surely realize that atypical love songs – I like to call the complicated love songs –are somewhat a passion of mine. And new fans? Well, y'all need to learn of this bizarre predilection sooner or later.

Download Radio Free Hipster Ep. 74: Less Than Three [hosting provided by Antisoc] Size: 45.1 MB Running Time: 49:16

Show Notes:

Intro: Baddd Spellah – "Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy)"
Some folks say this isn't a love song. Those people are liars

Track 1: Conyeezy – "Shakedown"
Yeez tells me that this song isn't exactly about a particular person or relationship, though he admits that certain lines could be applied to some of his past romances. Either way, it's a great track that really sets the tone for the show.

Z's first interlude: "More realistic expectations than what you'll typically hear in some sappy ballad."
And immediately after saying this, I play a song about mad scientists and robot wars. What the fuck is wrong with me?!

Track 2: I Fight Dragons – "The Future Soon"
IFD do some of my favorite covers. Ever. And this one is probably at the top of the list.

Track 3: Parry Gripp – "The Girl at the Video Game Store"
Though the G4 connection could be construed as cheesy, I still love this song.

Track 4: Beefy –"Game Store Girl"
From last year's Child's Play charity CD.

Track 5: that Murloc noise / Epic-1 – "Sungem" / The Princess Bride dialog
Did I really edit the Murloc noise into Epic's "Sungem?" Yes, and I did it for the Social Knitworking crew. They left me a nice voicemail that I couldn't manage to work into the show itself, so I figured I'd toss this in as a nod to their recent podcast.

Track 6: Starla – "At Least We're on the Same Server"
Another great track submitted to me by Shael Riley. I really enjoy Starla's work, but Shael (rightly) figured I'd missed this one. I love how it fit in so effortlessly between Epic-1 and Metaforce.

Track 7: Metaforce – "I Do" / The Beast with a Billion Backs dialog
It's kinda weird to hear a Metaforce track about romance, but the boys pull it off well.

Track 8: Chiptots – "Time After Time"
I really can't talk up Chip Goes Pop enough. It's one of my favorite releases of 2009.

Z's 2nd interlude: "Daft Punk's love song extraordinaire 'One More Time.'"
The original is one of my favorite joints of all time, and this 8-bit remake is every bit as lovely.

Track 9: Divide & Kreate – "Every Bleeding Breath"
It's another great mash-up for you nerds!

Track 10: The Sprites – "Unconditional Love Definition"
Matt gave me a copy of The Sprites' Modern Gameplay about a year ago. It's really an amazing release.

Track 11: Wordburlgar – "Let's Get Romantical" / The Boondocks dialog
Amongst all this posturing about emotional connection and one-sided crushes, I figured it'd be prudent to toss in a song just about lust. Because some relationships are purely physical.

Track 12: Superpowerless vs. Oasis – "Wonderwall Remix"
I'm a big fan of both Oasis and Superpowerless, so inclusion of this track was a must!

Track 13: Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz – "Evil Love"
Phineas and Ferb is one of those cartoons you don't have to have children to enjoy.

Z's final interlude: "For all you hopeless romantics."
As well as those of you who are simply hopeless or romantic.

Track 14: K.Flay – "Love in This Club Med"
If you haven't copped K.Flay's MASHed Potatoes mixtape, what are you waiting for?

Like I mentioned top-side, both of next month's shows will be Halloween themed. And, of course, December will see the holiday and year-end wrap-up editions. That leaves only the month of November unaccounted for.

So what would you like to hear come Turkey Day?

Should I just do a couple of "anything goes" shows? Should I bring on a special guest? MadHatter or Jason Rockstar to talk about Nerd Invasion, maybe?

Just lemme know what you want, and I will endeavor to accommodate.


eye-shuh said...

This concept of "wuv" confuses and infuriates us!

Hmm...well, November is NaNoWriMo! You could do a writing or story or imagination theme?

Anonymous said...

Great show, brother. You always make my day a little better.

Z. said...

A writing-themed ep, Eye-shuh? Hmmmmm... That might have potential.

Thanks, Jarvis, and glad to do it, man!