Thursday, January 13, 2011

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 103: The Spazzercise Mixtape

Some podcasts get lots of listener feedback, but this is not one of them. It's a smalltime operation, and you listeners are a distinct and rare breed. So when one of you favors me with a song suggestion or show idea I always endeavor to take that shit to heart.

This episode is for Stephen. I not only appreciated the time he took in sending me an encouraging voicemail, but I also really loved his idea for a high energy show.

Contrary to popular belief many nerds do work out. Some even at gyms. Hell, before I decided that deluding myself with notions of immortality was more cost effective than a monthly membership, you'd likely find my goofy ass on an elliptical at the local Y three days a week!

During my time as an "exercise guy" I made a number of personalized workout mixes, and I modeled this first show of 2011 using that same template. It's a scant 45 minutes – as opposed to typical mixtape eps, which tend to run significantly longer – so it should be sized about right to guide you through a nice round of steady cardio or a brisk jog followed by some free weights or, y'know, whatever's your pleasure.

Of course gym music is the cousin of club music or driving music – strong and loose and occasionally offensive, but never over thought-out – so feel free to toss this mix on in the background of any activity you feel it fits.

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Show Notes:

Intro: Baddd Spellah – "Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy)"
The fucked up theme song is a true hallmark of the mixtape episode.

Track 1: How I Met Your Mother dialog / Math the Band – "Let's Hear it for Capitalism"
"Challenge Accepted!"

Track 2: The Chiptots – "Take on Lover"
The smooth track transition should help you get things started.

Track 3: The Americans UK – "Cooler Than You"
Here we have a brisk rock breakaway to vary the mix.  

Track 4: Chappelle's Show dialog / ALL CAPS – "Lumos Flies"
From there it's back to some nice mid-tempo electronica.

Track 5: Fissunix – "Rainbow in the Superfreak Dark"
Rick James and Dio keep you focused as you near the midpoint.

Track 6: Dr. Awkward – "Unlimited"
Doc helps you push through.

Track 7: The Oceanic Six – "Dude"
And this track helps you gear up for your second wind.

Track 8: Scrubs dialog / Illbotz – "The Opposite of Abstinence"
This begins our last big push. It's a subset of songs that I have come to call "The Vagina Dialogs" that boasts some of the most (potentially) offensive material in this podcast's history. Enjoy!

Track 9: mc chris – "Japanese Maid" / Glee dialog
The madness continues with one of mc's dirtiest.

Track 10: King of Pants – "Badd to Me"
And I had to dust off this classic mash-up specifically for this ep.

Track 11: The Dirty Sample– "Many Many (feat. Eternia)"
Turning the tide of all that danceable misogyny is with some Eternia. Her strong delivery reminds you that the end is in sight.

Track 12: DJ Schmolli – "T.N.T. Bass"
It builds to this sudden burst of frenetic energy by Schmolli.

Track 13: Adam WarRock – "Ira Glass"
Adam helps you wind down your activity.

Track 14: Kirby Krackle – "Take it From Me"
And KK closes things out with the cool-down.

I actually had a ton of fun putting this show together, especially during my recent time snowed in at home base. It felt good to do a mixtape-style show, and not just because I didn't have to worry about providing my own voiceovers.

From here on out 2011 is wide the fuck open. Sure, I'll do my regular seasonal shows and whatnot, but if you wanna follow Stephen's example and shoot me your ideas for show themes I would be most appreciative.

In the meantime peep this show, and please let me know what you think of it.


Jimi said...

OK, new year resolution: more Z feedback.

Feedback for this ep:

Church said...

I just want to go on record as saying, You asked for it...

Doug said...

This makes me a happy monkey! I have been listening to your podcast during my workouts and have managed to go from episode 13 to episode 97 in a few short months. Perhaps now I have found a regular mix for my elliptical workout! Were there any tracks that you were considering and cut to keep the length down? I usually go for an hour and would like to pad out the mix for another 15 min or so. If not, any reccomendations? I am currently thinking Powerlifter's "Buffalo" and perhaps A.M.U.'s "Diamond"

Z. said...

Glad to know you're digging the Illbotz, Jimi. Stevie D let slip that a new album is on the way, so expect to hear much more from them throughout 2011.

Oh Church, you and your sinister warnings! ;)

This one was crafted to stay around 45 mins, Doug, but if you're looking to add to the mix "Buffalo" is a great place to start. I'd also suggest DJ Topcat's "The Safety Bootie," the Superpowerless remix of "Jizz in My Pants" and YTCracker's "Over and Over."

Mikal kHill said...

Illbotz rock the spot AND go crazy.

Dave White said...

I love "Japanese Maid" but that Glee dialogue makes me feel 100% less guilty about listening to it. Good job!

Z. said...

They do both of those things, kHill. I have seen it!

Glad to know the trick worked, Dave. ;)