The song selection, on the other hand, was a breeze. I mentioned in passing that I was taking request, and many of you let your voices be heard. Thankfully, these requests seemed to flow well with the tracks I already had earmarked for the show, and I'm pretty pleased with the final product.
Please let me know if you feel the same.
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Intro: Baddd Spellah – "Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy)"
Because you never get a second chance to make a first impression.
Track 1: Kirby Krackle bumper / Kirby Krackle – "On and On"
Much love to Jim and Kyle for the intro bumper!
Z's 1st interlude: "Here's a brand new track that needs no introduction."
On account of it supplies its own.
Track 2: Mike Relm – "SCOTT PILGRIM 'Threshold 8 bit' vs. Ludacris 'How Low'"
Both Luda and @DataVortex are based out of Atlanta. Coincidence? I would imagine so.
Track 3: Harry and the Potters – "Horcruxes"
@kdnewton wanted some Wizard Rock, and I was more than happy to oblige.
Track 4: Parks and Recreation dialog / ZeaLouS1 – "Next Gen 2. (feat. Dr. Awkward)"
Several people asked for something from the new ZeaLouS1… as if I wasn't gonna play that shit anyway!
Track 5: crashfaster – "time"
crashfaster's disconnect EP is phenomenal. Any and all chiptune fans need to check it out.
Track 6: Powerglove – "The Simpsons (feat. Tony Kakko)"
Blame the inclusion of this delightful piece of lunacy on @Proz.
Track 7: mashmike – "I Want You 2 Want Me (Rihanna and Drake vs. Cheap Trick vs. Fat Joe vs. Busta Rhymes)"
How could I not play a Cheap Trick mash-up?
Z's 2nd interlude: "I'm not gonna bore you with any more talk."
The fact that my recording rig was moments away from going tits-up may or may not have contributed to this.
Track 8: Action Adventure World vs. The Plasmas – "They Kidnapped The Princess (Intro)"
@btypemusic asked for some Action Adventure World. I gave him The Plasmas at no additional cost.
Track 9: Being Human dialog / Beefy vs. Mikal kHill – "Sidekick (kHillmix)"
Been sitting on this little beauty since last episode.
Track 10: Chipocrite – "Bizarre Love Triangle"
As featured in a certain wildly popular YouTube vid.
Track 11: oki – "Bizarre Bottom Girls"
This seemed to be the only logical follow-up.
Track 12: Terp 2 It – "Backpack"
New listener David mentioned he was a fan of Terp, so I promised I'd toss him into the mix.
Z's final interlude: "Closing us out today is a special treat."
I get a lot of pre-release versions of upcoming albums, but it's rare the performers actually let me share 'em early.
Track 13: Sci-Fried – "Invasion"
You don't expect a southern geek rock band to bust out an electronic tribute to War of the Worlds, which is yet another fine example of the genius of Sci-Fried.
And that's another show in the bag.
It's kind of strange when I spell it out like this, but while the podcast creation is much more involved now than in its early years I have to admit that I enjoy it in spite of the hardships. Even more now than then, in fact.
I sometimes wonder what I'll do when I retire from this particular project, but I know I'll always want to do something along the lines of Radio Free Hipster.
Well, as long as there are a couple of people still interested in listening. ;)