Thursday, March 12, 2009

Podswap 09 - Y’all Into Swappin’?

Every year I am faced with the same dilemma with regard to April Fools’ Day: Should I take part in the expected bullshittery of posting an obviously erroneous blog entry, or should I just ignore it?

Generally speaking, I choose the latter. I mean, how many dead fairies and two-headed ogres does the world really need?

This year, however, I’d like to try something a little different. Thus, I propose Podswap 09. I see it as a logical extension of Drunken Podcasting Month. In September, we get our drink on. In April, we switch places.

Interested parties are encouraged to, first and foremost, pick a partner. Is there a podcast you really enjoy? A podcaster that you admire? Hell, maybe even someone who inspired you to step up to the proverbial mic? Great! Contact him/her. That is step one.

Next you and your new bestest friend decide in which way you’d like to shake shit up, you define the nature of the swap. You could each simply record your regularly scheduled shows as usual and then, rather than dropping them into your standard RSS feeds, add them to each other’s feeds. Likewise, you could change formats, with podcaster A hosting podcaster B’s show and vice versa. You could even split the difference and host both shows together if you feel so inclined, although that does seem, to quote the prophet Eddie Haskell, like an awful lot of work.

The most important thing is that you and your fellow swap-ey post the resulting episodes – in whatever twisted and perverse form they may take – on April 1st.

That all being said, is anybody actually interested?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

No Longer Wasting His Time

As a rule, I traffic in weird shit. It is my currency.

People send me weird shit and I post weird shit. Still, even amongst all this strangeness, some things still manage to surprise me. Some stuff is just too fantastical. The below video, for example.

It's for the single "Wasted My Time" by UK chip-rocker Superpowerless, and, if the promotional email I just received is to be believed, it's just won Supe an MTV/Vodafone contest! How cool is that?

This vid will air on the European flavor of MTV on March 23rd. In the meantime, however, I have been encouraged to share it with you. So take a look, give it a listen, then give Superpowerless some love and a heaping handful of heartfelt congratulations. He has earned it!

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.