Sunday, February 28, 2010

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 84: Inspect the Unexpected

I am not particularly clever or preternaturally sneaky. It is rare, in fact, that I ever "get the drop" on anyone. But with this podcast I at least give it a try.

You see, I seek to leverage the element of musical surprise to delight and amaze.

And no reading the show notes before you listen! That's cheating.

Download Radio Free Hipster Ep. 84: Inspect the Unexpected [hosting provided by Antisoc] Size: 45.1 MB Running Time: 49:15

Show Notes:

Intro: Baddd Spellah – "Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy)"
Okay, so not exactly the most surprising way to open a show.

Track 1: Glenn Case – "So Emotional"
I'm a big fan of Glenn's acoustic cover of the day project. And not just because he takes my unintentional requests.

Z's 1st interlude: "What wouldn't you expect to hear afterward?"
Now I'm thinking 45 minutes of silence, but that's no way to run a railroad!

Track 2: The White Panda – "Throw Some Tik on That Tok"
There are, by my estimation, 3000 Ke$ha mash-ups currently available. This is one of them

Track 3: "Dig Dug Theme" / Insane Ian – "DiG Dug"
I really don't play enough Demento-style music. That and filk are the progenitors of most modern incarnations of nerd music, so we owe both styles an immeasurable debt.

Track 4: Jonny Nero Action Hero – "Experimutations"
Jonny's got a great chiptune/guitar rock hybrid thing going on. I think you're really gonna dig his album.

Track 5: Kabuto the Python – "Those Minerals"
This track's garnered Kabuto some serious attention over the past couple of weeks. Good for him!

Track 6: Radames Ortiz & Jonathan Jindra – "GTA"
Poetry is another thing I seldom include in the show rotation, but Radames's stuff certainly fits in.

Track 7: Monty Python dialog / Action Adventure World vs. The Plasmas – "Contra 2010"
This unholy union was brought to my attention by my friends at Game Music 4 All.

Z's 2nd interlude: "This internal logic to the ebb and flow of my song selection."
Or at least that's the plan. Not sure how it actually translates.

Track 8: Spamtec Crew – "Life is an Inbox"
STC is the greatest!

Track 9: Divide and Kreate – "Kissie Minogue"
Because no one expects a KISS mash-up.

Track 10: Scrubs dialog / The Boobles – "Oh Won't You Show Your Cans"
This one also played into the fact that we just celebrated Fat Tuesday.

Track 11: Kevin Figueiredo – "Stand Up (Rock Remix)"
This episode contains 125% of your RDA of Luda!

Track 12: Deafinition – "The Abyss"
Peep the other cuts from this particular One Hour Compo here.

Z's final interlude: "He did so on a whim."
Speaking of The Clash, the background music for this episode is bithoven's chip cover of "Rock the Casbah."

Track 13: Navi – "Grayscale" / Voicemail
Much love to Glenn and Shael for the messages. I've always wanted to accept listener call-ins, and the magic of Google Voice has made it possible.

The short month has thrown my schedule off a bit, but I'm already prepping for March's episodes. Theme and song suggested are, as always, appreciated and encouraged.

I'm also slightly terrified to realize that, if my current output stays consistent, this year will see my 100th episode. Who woulda thunk?

Not me.

Certainly not me. :)


Klopfenpop said...


Anarchangel said...

Is Life is an Inbox available anywhere?

Z. said...

Damn, Klopfenpop, now I owe Beefy and Jones a dollar. ;)

I can't find the original DL link, AA, but I've pinged YTC. I'll let you know when he hollers back.

Z. said...

And Backwards Ricky beats YT to the punch:

navi said...

thanks for the track love, Z!

glad you're enjoying the album. Maybe a review down the road, eh...?

:D Keep on with the keeping on

eye-shuh said...

Wow, really great mix! I love all your RFH but this one felt super smooth. :)

Z. said...

I'm still playing catch-up from '09 with regard to reviews, Navi, but I'm sure I can work something up for you.

Gee thanks, Eye-Shuh! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :D