Friday, October 15, 2010

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 97: Famous Monsters

Oh, Halloween Crap-tacular – how I adore you!

These horror-themed episodes were my very first regular podcast feature, and much of what Radio Free Hipster is today was shaped by this diversion into the macabre. It led to both my regular use of background music and to my heavy reliance on film and television samples.

It's one of the reasons I so love my two-part October special edition. Well, that and the fact that Halloween is the geekiest of holidays!

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Show Notes:

Intro: Baddd Spellah – "Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy)"
Not a lot of people know this, but Baddd Spellah is totally a werewolf. It's a common affliction in Canada.

Track 1: John Anealio – "Lonesome October Night"
I misspoke. The Roger Zelazny novel is actually entitled A Night in the Lonesome October.

Z's 1st interlude: "Or not."
I try my best not to use time-sensitive greetings while recording the podcast. Shit, I have no idea when you're gonna be hearing this thing!

Track 2: Ghetto Lee Lewis – "Panic at Camp Crystal"
To my knowledge, this is the only OverClocked ReMix of a track from the Friday the 13th video game soundtrack.

Track 3: Kabuto The Python and Dr. Awkward – "Thinkin' Lincoln"
This episode features two appearances by Dr. Awkward. This is the first.

Track 4: Uncle Monsterface – "[feed mysterious creature]"
"You've been eaten by a chinchilla."

Track 5: Cheekyboy – "Busta Ghosts"
From this year's Monster Mash-Up double album!

Track 6: Darkest of the Hillside Thickets – "Space Ghosts"
How did I not toss a SGC2C sample into this?

Track 7: Grover – "Smell Like a Monster" / Vernian Process – "Monster Dance"
Best Old Spice parody ever!

Track 8: The Aquabats – "The Thing on the Bass Amp"
This one's a special request from my friend Dave the Knave.

Z's 2nd interlude: "Let me pause for a moment here to big up the creator of the background music."
virt is the shit.

Track 9: Schaffer the Darklord – "The Invisible Man (feat. Shael Riley)"
The narrative in this song has the sort of twist ending that could only come from the mind of STD.

Track 10: Tetrastar – "Skullcrusher Mountain"
I think Jaylyn really sells the role of mad scientist storyteller. Better, even, than JoCo.

Track 11: Mikal kHill – "The Walking Dead"
I dig that Mikal's zombie tale ends with the narrator giving up. It's an interesting take on the undead apocalypse.

Track 12: The Bossfights – "Left4Dead"
And this is Doc Awk's second appearance.

Track 13: DJ TOPCAT – "Grave Puppets"
I've never been a big follower of horrorcore, but there was always something really enjoyable about hip-hop supergroup Gravediggaz.

Z's final interlude: "A track both near and dear to my heart."
There are few things more beautiful and precious in this life than a Replacements parody.

Track 14: Illbotz – "Here Comes the Predator"
It saddens me to think that Illbotz are just far enough away to prevent me from actually seeing them live. :(

Obviously, episode 98 will also be Halloween-themed, so feel free to hit me up with your ghoulish requests.

After that we head straight-on into November with an un-themed episode (#99) and my all-important 100th show! I'm still taking song requests and begging soliciting for listener voicemails to play in-ep. Please do your part to remind me that I'm not just talking to myself in this podcast.


I'll be your best friend.


Proz said...

Add some Urizen! to the Halloween special.

Z. said...

That the Texas metal band with cardboard boxes, Proz?

Proz said...

Yes. They just re-released their album Universe called Universe:Red.

Check their YouTube Channel to see what I meant by being a 'lite' Uncle Monsterface when it comes to their live show.

Z. said...

I'll definitely check it out. Thanks for the tip!

Oberon the Fool said...

Holy fucking shit, A Night in the Lonesome October is one of my 3 most favorite books ever!

So, John Anealio, if this song is not AWESOME, I might have to stop listening to Functional Nerds. So be warned!

Z. said...

I hope you found the track as exhilarating as I did, Oberon. :)

Anonymous said...

Illbotz go hard in the paint.

Z. said...

For some reason I read "paint" as "taint" in that last comment. I think we all know why.

The Count said...

thanks for supporting Monster Mashups. Some great music on this podcast loved the skullcrusher island song!

Anarchangel said...

Nice 'cast Z!

It's rough, but I kinda love that Illbots track! Is their myspace the best way to get hold of their material?

Z. said...

Happy to do it, Count. This year's Monster Mash is a truly amazing collection!

Illbotz tend to drift between lo-fi rock joints and big brassy hip-hop, but it's always hilarious, Anarchangel. Yeah, holler at them via MySpace, and lemme know if you have trouble finding tracks. I'm more than happy to share. :)