Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Awakenings

There was a time when I had to ask for shit.

Let me explain; when Hipster, please! first came into being as a proper project, I spent a lot of my time begging for things. Interview opportunities, podcast submissions, promo tracks and the like. It was a simpler time.

That's not to say that, in this modern age, I no longer find myself slyly requesting fun stuff to pass on to y'all, but now it's not uncommon for artists to straight-up offer things to me. All unexpected-like.

It's a perk that I relish.

From Shael and STD to The HT and Marc with a C, sometimes exceptionally dorky people send me especially fantabulous tracks without the slightest of prompting on my part. It's a nice change of pace and an always unexpected treat, even if, like The Temptations before me, I still ain't too proud to beg.

My most recent musical endowment arrived from the nerd mecca of Seattle. It came from my foul-mouthed homies Southside, a group that, in only the slightest of exaggerations, is comprised of nearly every adult male human in Rain City.

It's an alternate, rocked-up version of the song "Wake Up," originally included on 2007's Please Southside Don't Hurt 'Em, that was revisited during the Liquors sessions, but, for reasons unbeknownst to me, excluded from the final release.

I was offered it as a Hipster, please! exclusive to do with as I wish. And I wish to give it to you. Because that is how I roll.

2 comments:

navi said...

just pointing out that Ain't Too Proud To Beg is one of the greatest Temptation songs ever recorded.

Z. said...

I'd go so far as to say one of the best songs ever recorded period. :)