Thursday, April 14, 2011

Bonebat #65: The J.R. Ewing of Seattle!

This year's podswap was my favorite to date. Not only did Steve and Gord do a bang-up job holding down my regular duties, but I was able to parlay my guest stint on their feed into a musical tribute to Seattle. It's an idea I've been batting around for a while now, and as that fine city is Steve's base of operations it seemed like the thing to do.

Now I must explicitly state that I have never visited Sea-town, but it is nevertheless a very important locale to me and mine. It is the nerd Mecca, the geek motherland, and one day I shall walk its rain-soaked streets and imbibe its pretentious coffees. Such is my destiny.

But until then there's this.

Download Bonebat #65: The J.R. Ewing of Seattle! [hosting provided by Antisoc] Size: 51.8 MB Running Time: 56:29

Show Notes:

Intro: The Bonebat Show Theme / Baddd Spellah – "Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy)"
Bonebat boasts what has to be my favorite show disclaimer of all time.

Track 1: The Goondocks – "1st and Yesler"
Where else does one start off a show about Seattle if not with a song about Seattle?

Z's 1st interlude: "Geographically explicit."
I have been known on occasion to turn a phrase.

Track 2: Optimus Rhyme – "Worms"
Obviously I was gonna play OR on this one, but when it came down to choosing an actual song I had a hard time deciding. In the end I elected to go with something from their swan song, the TransfORMed EP.

Track 3: Kirby Krackle – "Up, Up, Down, Down"
Kirby Krackle is my new Optimus Rhyme. Y'all know what I mean.

Track 4: Billy the Fridge – "Put 'Em Up"
Billy has a new EP, but I've been so bogged down with reviews that I haven't managed to cop it yet. I feel confident saying it's shit-hot, though.

Track 5: King.Of.Pants – "Bucky-Done-Boom-Boom" / Sleepless in Seattle dialog
I really do apologize for the Tom Hanks. Sure, it was April Fool's Day, but still…

Track 6: People Within – "Stand Closer"
I seem to recall playing this track on a previous episode. Google, on the other hand, disagrees.

Track 7: Stenobot – "Far Too Far (feat. Jeff Suffering)"
Sink or Swim was my favorite chip album of 2010. If my constant praise of the release didn't spur you to pick it up, perhaps this song will.

Z's 2nd interlude: "They are one of my favorites. And I am gonna play you some."
Which is the unofficial mission statement of Radio Free Hipster.

Track 8: Supercommuter – "Robot Party"
I was looking for a valid excuse to play the studio cut of "Robot Party" even though I played the live version just a few months back. Suffice it to say this podswap presented itself as just such an opportunity.

Track 9: Leeni – "Animatronic Remix"
Another amazing find courtesy of Crunchy Co.

Track 10: Southside – "Dirty Book (Live at the High Dive 9-12-2009)"
Someday I'm gonna have to do an entire show of live cuts from AlienBobZ.

Track 11: Rai Kamishiro – "Shinjuku Holocaust (7zombies Mix feat. Ultraklystron)"
Rai and Karl have a Japan relief fundraiser album due out in the near future.Keep and eye out/an ear open.

Track 12: Brux Callison and The Entangled Photons – "The Henchbabe"
Brux was nice enough to slide me an exclusive just for this show. It's very Tom-Waits-meets-60s-filk-circle.

Track 13: Death*Star – "Villain of the Day (feat. Klopfenpop)"
Another fine lyrical narrative for D*S (and K). 

Z's final interlude: "Your annual dose of podcast treachery."
This year I actually managed to surprise some of you with the podswap. I am sneakier than I realized!

Track 14: Metaforce – "In the Rain"
I toyed with the idea of pulling a demo from my pre-release version of Metaforce's Feared Science, but I thought this one captured the spirit of their city more aptly.

One of the coolest things about podswappin' is that it gives me that all important illusion of productivity. You see, while I am writing these show notes I am simultaneously prepping for RFH episode 109, which'll hit later this month.

But likely not as late as usual. ;)


GeekOnABlog said...

Good ep, Z. Keep up the good work!

I feel that I must admit that Sleepless In Seattle was the first PG-13 movie I saw in theaters. Little known fact there.

Z. said...

Thanks, brother, although there seems to be waaaaay too much compression on my spoken pieces this time around.

Now you've got me trying to remember what my first PG-13 film was.

Shannon said...

Nice work! Love the Rai Kamishiro tune especially.


AlienBoBZ said...

Yeah someday you should. I actually talked to Bonehand about doing a show and he said he was down. Maybe you can join us.

Z. said...

I would be delighted, Jarrod!

Z. said...

I could see you digging Rai, Shannon. :)