Monday, May 17, 2010

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 88: Doubly Blessed

I have established drop-dead dates for releasing these fortnightly podcasts. They are, for those keeping score at home, the 1st and 15th. (Feel free to make a joke about unemployment checks and my trailer park upbringing in relation to those dates if you so desire.)

This month, however, I let things slide. Let's face it, you were too busy Saturday to bother downloading a new show, and releasing it on Sunday, when you were recovering from the previous night's escapades, wouldn't have been ideal either.

So instead you get a brand new RFH a couple days late, of course, but just in time to start your workweek. It's a good 'un - if I do say so myself - so I think you'll find it worth the wait.

Download Radio Free Hipster Ep. 88: Doubly Blessed [hosting provided by Antisoc] Size: 43.7 MB Running Time: 47:44

Show Notes:

Intro: Baddd Spellah – "Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy)"
Lucky you; you get to hear the theme song again!

Track 1: HDNinja – "Carformer"
HDNinja are the cellar-dwelling mutant brother of the EMPulse Records family. And I couldn't love them more for it.

Z's 1st interlude: "Some of the newest tracks to hit my inbox over the past couple of months."
There's a lot of great new shit in this episode. I do not doubt that some of it will be to your liking.

Track 2: Computerization – "Pity is Popular"
There are very few songs in which your narrator wishes for catastrophically failing health. This is one of them.

Track 3: Go Home Productions – "Carpenters Wonderwall"
I just love the way this one trails in after "Pity is Popular."

Track 4: Being Human dialog / Schaffer the Darklord – "Goddamnit"
Because sometimes we all need swearing lessons.

Track 5: Matt Ryd – "Annabel Scheme"
If you aren't on Matt's mailing list (or at least following his Twitter), you are cheating yourself out of a lot of fantastic music.

Track 6: Mutherpluckin' B – "Turtle Funk"
Anthony's been singing the praises of the Mutherpluckin' B for a while now. In case you're wondering, he hasn't been overselling him.

Track 7: Random & K-Murdock – "Epoch"
Originally I had "Dream Master" picked out for this episode, but I changed it at the last minute. Such is the power of the listener request.

Z's 2nd interlude: "And it just ain't Radio Free Hipster without background music."
This time around it was supplied by Nathan Meunier: writer, chip musician and all around nice guy.

Track 8: Ultraklystron – "Go Nerd"
Karl did one of those make-an-album-in-a-day projects. It's quite good. You oughta cop it.

Track 9: The Late Late Late Show – "Dissolve into the Night" / Home Movies dialog
If I didn't lose the one musical bone in my body in a freak boating accident, I would totally get in on the Doubles' Dash action.

Track 10: The ThoughtCriminals – "Pledge"
Much love to Mikal kHill and the rest of the TCs, my hip-hopping neighbors to the north.

Track 11: Marc with a C – "No London in Brazil"
It's hard for me to pick a favorite Marc with a C song, but this one is easily in the running.

Track 12: Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe sample / Smixx – "Blackest Night"
With production by my longtime internet homeboy Larry Legend.

Z's final interlude: "And the fact that it name drops my own blog certainly didn't hurt its chances."
Giving me an in-song shout-out might not be a surefire way to get yourself included on the podcast, but it definitely increases your chances. ;)

Track 13: Dale Chase – "Wordpress (feat. Dual Core)"
It's hard to express just how amazing the stuff Dale's currently spitting really is. Moreover, he somehow manages to up his game with each new single. Which come out with alarming frequency.

Within the next week or so I will begin in earnest with my next Wil Wheaton mixtape. Which brings me to the obvious question; has anyone extracted the audio from Wil's PAX East keynote yet? If not, I reckon it's up to me.

I'll also be putting together a 10-minute mini-sode for the Parsec Awards judging panel. I've already pegged songs by John Anealio and SuperCommuter for inclusion, and I am currently narrowing down a third. If you have a favorite from the past year's shows – particularly one with a speculative fiction slant – please let me know.

And with that I return you to your regularly scheduled Monday. May this music help you navigate safely through it.


funky49 said...

I have such a cool idea for a Carformer remix!

Z. said...

Then do it, man! I am sure the EMPulse fam would be happy to hit you with an a cappella. :)

Matt Ryd said...

Thanks much for including me, Z.!

DV said...

OMG thank you for introducing me to Wordpress. I downloaded the whole album. I sent it to the creators of pubsubhubub (which got a shoutout in the track) and they loved it too!

Great podcast, thanks Z!

Z. said...

Glad to do it, Matt. That's one of my favorite tracks.

And thank you for spreading the word, Data! :)

Oberon the Fool said...

This is the first RFH that I finished listening to and immediately "rewound" and listened to again. Not every song was 100% for me, but the selection as a whole was very strong. Well done, sir!

Z. said...

Thanks, Oberon! I always sort of see the podcasts as... well disposable pieces of entertainment, so I'm thrilled whenever folks find them compelling enough to warrant multiple listens. :)