Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 111: Goes the Weasel

I don't often say this, but I fuckin' love this episode! I think I've finally got my sound quality and bitrate issues settled, and (aside from some weird plosives in the third act) I think the mechanics of this show are on par with my best work.

And the song selection? Phenomenal! At least from where I'm sitting.

I think you're in for a treat, listening audience. A genuine treat.

Download Radio Free Hipster Ep. 111: Goes the Weasel [hosting provided by Antisoc] Size: 67.8 MB Running Time: 51:28

Show Notes:

Intro: Baddd Spellah – "Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy)"
Contrary to popular belief, I receive props far less often than nonstop.

Track 1: Supercommuter - "10th Generation (Klopfenpop Mix)"
I love me some Klopfenpop. I also love me some Supercommuter.

Z's 1st interlude: "But I am back… in the proverbial house."
Which is likely where my proverbial ass belongs.

Track 2: Kirby Krackle - "Tony Stark (Live)"
Buy this EP and help a koala. No, I haven't' recently suffered a stroke or anything; this really is a fundraiser for a koala sanctuary.

Track 3: seal of quality - "Thor"
Okay, maybe not exactly about the Avenger of the same name, but a great track nonetheless.

Track 4: Adam WarRock - "Spider-Woman"
Adam makes mad mixtapes. This one, for example, was dedicated to the West Coast Avengers.

Track 5: Americans UK - "[Inappropriate] Word[s] To Your Mother"
I really dig Jef UK's vocals on this one. I dig 'em hard. 

Track 6: Danny Dementor - "Fight to the End (Pre-Adolescent Mix)"
I would go so far as to say Danny Dementor made some of the greatest Wizard Rock of the scene's latter era.

Track 7: The Factory Kids - "The City (killsaly remix)"
Much like Klopfenpop, killsaly is one of those cats I truly believe can remix anything.

Track 8: Mega Ran - "Metal Dance (feat. The Megas) (Acoustic Mix)"
Upon much reflection, I actually think I prefer this to the original "electric" version.

Z's 2nd interlude: "Props to Church for turning me on to that one."
And since I know you're gonna ask, here's a link to that King of Thrones theme song cover. 

Track 9: Marc with a C - "Motherfuckers Be Bullshittin'"
Though Marc sings the titular phrase with a bit less conviction than I would've hoped, the building repetitive vocal coda at the track's conclusion is true pop genius.

Track 10: Aperture Science Psychoacoustics Laboratory - "Turret Wife Serenade"
I can't imagine anyone missed this, but if so: linky.

Track 11: Insane Ian - "Super-Powers"
Again, not my favorite work from Ian on the verses, but the chorus more than makes up for it.

Track 12: The Amazing BrandO - "ZELDA 3 [Episode2]: Hyrule Castle"
BrandO really channels Link's borderline psychopathy in this one.

Track 13: Parks and Recreation dialog / Dethonator - "Rock of the Dress"
I really didn't understand how big My Little Pony fandom had gotten until folks started requesting remixes from the show's soundtrack.

Z's final interlude: "From the cartoon series My Little Pony: Friendship is Magical."
Okay, the actual subtitle is Friendship is Magic. I'm pretty sure that one mistake alienated all my bronie listeners.

Track 14: Robin Skouteris - "One Hell or Another [Avril Lavigne vs. Katy Perry vs. Blondie vs. A-ha vs. Toni Basil vs. The Knack vs. Offspring vs. Ting Tings]"
This track is a bit long, but I felt it made a perfect closer for this episode.

In addition to my regularly scheduled episodes, next month I will also be preparing my Parsec Awards nomination sampler. I will, in keeping with tradition, share it with y'all. The only question is when.

A lot of that depends on how I choose to do things during July, as that is Nerdapalooza month. If I can still swing two shows then that mini-sode will simply be an added bonus. If that proves too problematic it may instead have to replace a regular episode.

Still, I have to submit the thing to the judging panel by June 15th, so if anyone has some sort of compulsive need to hear it early, just give me a yell and I'll link you straight to it.


killsaly said...

Thanks Z! I love to remix! I was really surprised to see this one on a hp mix, as it was for a whole different style. I have some unheard stuff coming soon as well. Thanks to the Factory Kids for asking me to do this for their release (on a shoegaze forum). killsaly loves having exclusive/near exclusive remixes! Be on the look out for my newest stuff, under my Hexenjagd name.

funky49 said...

How did you explain the Dethonator track without smiling/laughing?

It was pretty awesome btw.

Mireille said...

I like these songs cause no one else does #Hipster but actually, they are good songs :)

Z. said...

You know me, ks: you always gotta expect the unexpected! ;)

Believe it or not, funk, MLP fandom isn't the oddest musical strain I've encountered.

Thanks for listening, Mireille!

Brenden said...

Was that the game of thrones music in the background of the first interlude? I missed if you mentioned it.

Z. said...

Yep, Brenden, it's my background music throughout.