Normally assembling a podcast is all about trial and error. It's kind of like Tetris; I have to find the right place to put each song so as to achieve proper cohesion.
But this time I just took my list of prospective tracks, split it in half and then started building all off-the-cuff and shit in one continuous action. So either A) the songs in this show fit together so effortlessly that you have no choice to enjoy the finished product or B) I totally fucked up.
Either way, please let me know what you think.
Download Radio Free Hipster Ep. 93: Elegant Mess [hosting provided by Antisoc] Size: 47.8 MB Running Time: 52:13
Intro: Baddd Spellah – "Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy)"
Ah, the noble theme song!
Track 1: Shael Riley and the Double Ice Backfire – "Creep"
Shael and company released this track to celebrate reaching the first financial benchmark of their new Kickstarter campaign. Feel free to contribute if you haven't yet passed them some dough.
Z's 1st interlude: "Being an independent musician is expensive hobby."
And I love each and every one of you, you poor, destitute bastards!
Track 2: Illbotz – "It's Illbotic (Super Mario Remix)"
Illbotz's Big Perm proves a point: you can make a great rap name by simply adding the word "big" to any noun.
Track 3: Insane Ian – "MvL (feat. Odd Austin and TV's Kyle)"
This track is the new single from Insane Ian and the MusicIAN's recently released The Last Arcade. It's one of my favorite Dementia Music releases of late.
Track 4: King Pheenix – "Anarchitype Rush (feat. Thunderball and MadHatter)"
KPX straight killed it at Nerdapalooza! If you haven't already, peep his Hero vs. Villain album over at Scrub Club.
Track 5: Disney Pulp Fiction dialog / Mega Ran Zero – "The Resistance"
The incongruity of a Mega Man Zero song and a comedic redub of Pulp Fiction is readily apparent. And yet I couldn't help but combine the two.
Track 6: The White Licorice – "The Birds and the Beedrills"
For anyone who may've missed this when it made the rounds last week, the original YouTube vid can be found here.
Track 7: Pokemon dialog / krhym3.574r.0n3 and Doc Awkward – "Pokemon PIMP"
As featured on Scrub Club's Noncents Vol. 11.
Z's 2nd interlude: "Pokemon-themed debauchery."
I find the fact that there are two totally different songs that rely on the names of Pokemon as sexual innuendo to be both horrifying and delightful.
Track 8: virt – "10th"
This take on the Doctor Who theme may prove to be your new favorite.
Track 9: Glenn Case – "Here Comes Your Man (feat. Rachael Layne)"
Glenn's recently started extracting the audio from his continuing Acoustic Song a Day video project. He's passing the tracks on to me, and I, in turn, plan to play them for you. It's a pretty sweet little system we have worked out here.
Track 10: Bazuuka Joe – "Keep Flyyin' (feat. Jod1)"
In case you missed it, I reviewed Joe's new Roll A Twenty release The Red Pill last month.
Track 11: Kabuto The Python – "Rap Loogies (feat. Fatty Goodness)"
A pocket-sized serving of musical awesome from Kabuto's Ill Ron Hubbard.
Track 12: Dale Chase – "Mississippi Mud (feat. Billy Fee)"
I'll be including more info regarding Dale's new album Limit Break in a write-up later this month, but for the time being just consider this reason enough to download a copy of your own.
Track 13: DJ TOPCAT – "Folsom Prison Gangstaz (Eazy-E vs. Johnny Cash)"
The best Johnny Cash mash-up since "Johnny Cash Rules Everything Around Me."
Z's final interlude: "The energy in this show has been all over the place."
I think that's my favorite thing about this edition of RFH. It really is quite eclectic.
Track 14: Lou Reed – "Walk on the Wild Side (Holtoug bootleg)"
Typically I restrict my included bootlegs to the oddly ironic or the inherently nerdy, but I think this one succeeds be just being an amazingly chill interpretation of a classic rock radio standard by Denmark's Holtoug.
I've been talking a lot about my upcoming 100th episode. More specifically, I've been stressing over what to do with it.
The good news is I think I've settled on a concept. The bad news is I'm gonna need your help. But I'll save that for another day.
For now, friends and neighbors, let us simply relax and ride out the waning summer. I think we deserve a dash of relaxation after all the nerdy work we've done in recent months.