Saturday, February 13, 2010

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 83: Love Hz

It's Valentine's Day, but I didn't get you a card.

I didn't score you chocolates or a teddy bear or jewelry or exciting underpants. All I got you was this podcast.

And, shit, I didn't even wrap it!

But I think you'll find it a suitable. I mean, it does come from the heart.

Download Radio Free Hipster Ep. 83: Love Hz [hosting provided by Antisoc] Size: 44.2 MB Running Time: 48:21

Show Notes:

Intro: Baddd Spellah – "Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy)"

Beefy + Baddd Spellah 4ever!

Track 1: Elocnep – "I Believe it's Not Fair"

From the It's Not You, It's Us collection.

Z's 1st interlude: "We are gonna plumb the depths of romance and rejection."

As is tradition!

Track 2: Dre Skull – "I Want You Back" / Scrubs dialog

I have a positively staggering collection of Jackson 5 remixes. And I love them all.

Track 3: :( – "You Gave Your Love to Me Softly"

I have gotten some amazing mileage out of The 8-Bit Album.

Track 4: "We Are Douchbags" dialog / Jonathan Coulton – "Soft Rocked by Me"

"I use the passive voice to show how gentle I'll be."

Track 5: Ultraklystron – "Sweetest"

From Karl's Romance Language 2 album. Review forthcoming. ;)

Track 6: Pixelh8 – "Compatibility Love"

I'm beginning to think that, by law, I have to speed-shift a chiptune to make it bleed into another track at least once per episode.

Track 7: Harvey Dowd – "Telling You, 'I Love You'"

Big ups to Matt for turning me on to this one.

Z's 2nd interlude: "Today's wholly appropriate background music."

I'd highly suggest that you add this Doctor Octoroc joint to your collection.

Track 8: The Four Eyes – "I Think We're Alone Now"

The Four Eyes' free Secret Center Sessions albums are pretty much made of win.

Track 9: Pretty in Pink dialog / Shael Riley and the Double Ice Backfire – "The Other Side of Memphis"

What is your fascination with a girl named Andie Walsh?

Track 10: mc chris – "Potato Cakes"

Arby's has never sounded more heartbreaking.

Track 11: Cheap Trick – "I Want You to Want Me (live)"

Playing Cheap Trick is kind of like a special gift to myself.

Track 12: House of the Dead: Overkill soundtrack – "I Want You"

But this one is all for you, Dave!

Z's final interlude: "What Lester Bangs called 'the bubblegum apotheosis.'"

I want to be the Lester Bangs of nerd music. Only, y'know, without the porn star mustache or drug problem.

Track 13: Marc with a C – "You've Got This Curse"

Wait; is this song about menstruation?

Will I ever tire of these episodes centered on "complicated love songs?" Not likely.

Strong feelings fuel powerful art, and both romance and rejection rank pretty high on the emotional Richter scale. Plus, I think it spices up the Valentine's season a bit.

I mean, is any other podcast gonna hit you with music from House of the Dead: Overkill? Not bloody likely!


Church said...

Ah, dammit. Cheap Trick is a cheap trick.

Still love the bastards though. Makes me want to vandalize houses under construction.

DV said...

Wow, another fantastic podcast. This is among my all-time favorites. Great choices on Marc With a C, mc chris, and Pixelh8 especially.

Happy V-Day to you and the missus too, Z!

Dave White said...

Yeah, this is another fantastic podcast. And I'm not just saying that because you played my request. :)

Z. said...

You can never have enough Cheap Trick, Church.

Thanks for the love, Data!

Yes, Dave. Yes you are. ;)

Free Beat said...

its the first podcast ive listened to from you guys and its pretty awesome, ill be checking back soon to hear more!

Z. said...

Thanks, Free Beat! Glad you dug it.

Anarchangel said...

Mad props for the House of the Dead: Overkill track! That's one of the smartest and funniest games around. Great show as usual!

Z. said...

Totally Dave's idea, Anarchangel. All praise be to he. ;)

Anarchangel said...

Then unto Dave shall the mad props be!

All hail Dave!