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.
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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.