Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 117: Man-Date with Destiny (Adam WarRock Special Edition)

In this very special episode I throw the age-old Radio Free Hipster formula right out the window! I've been slipping with regard to regular featured interview posts – the recent mc chris piece notwithstanding – so I made it a point to grab at least one audio interview at Nerdapalooza 2011.

The subject of said sit-down was Adam WarRock, and, rather than transcribe it, I elected to cut it up and intersperse the dialog with relevant musical material.

You could call that laziness, but I prefer to think of it as innovation.

This podcast format is a bit of an experiment for me, so please let me know if you'd be interested in hearing more shows in this vein.

Special thanks to Eugene for taking the time to gab with me. And to you, of course, for checking it out.

Download Radio Free Hipster Ep. 117: Man-Date with Destiny (Adam WarRock Special Edition) [hosting provided by Antisoc] Size: 28.6 MB Running Time: 22:02
Show Notes:

Intro: Baddd Spellah - "Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy)"
I thought about fucking up the intro music a la the mixtape episodes, but decided against it.

Track 1: Adam WarRock – "Bipolar"
Probably my favorite joint from Adam and Tribe's latest Paper Cutters & Dangling Headphones. It was recorded at Icon Studios in Atlanta, and the level of polish is superb!

Track 2: Adam WarRock – "Leaf on the Wind (feat. Mikal kHill)"
Adam and kHill leaked some of this song on YouTube last month, but they were nice enough to let me premiere the track in full. Thanks, brothers!

Track 3: Adam WarRock – "The Silver Age (feat. Tribe One)"
This one is sort of Adam's mission statement. A stand-out track from the debut full-length that still stands up beside the best of his more recent output.

Track 4: Adam WarRock – "Epilogues"
Picking a closer for this 'cast was simple. It's from the Irrelevant Vol. 1 collection, that you, sadly enough, may have missed. If so, please rectify this most grievous error.

I've always thought about doing artist-specific podcasts, but I could never find a suitable angle. The hybrid music/interview thing seems to work, though. I mean, at least I think it works.

As always, you in the listening audience are the ultimate judge.

I certainly hope you dig it, and I similarly hope you'll join me in a few weeks for my annual Drunken Podcasting Month special. This time around I think Matt, Church and I are expanding our circle. Because you can never have too many drunk nerds on a Skype call.

I hope.


ComplexedOne said...

Have to say this was pure AWESOME! Really help me learn more about Adam Warrock's music. As a full time dad, husband and college senior it is incredibly hard to keep up with all the awesome talent in nerdy music out there today. Would love to see/hear more of these single artist podcasts as it give a great taste of an artist and will help to embiggen my music collection with "phat" tunes.

Z. said...

Glad you dug it, CO, but all credit goes to WarRock -- guy is a straight-up delightful conversationalist.

I was really happy with how this turned out too, so I think I'm'a reach out to some more of my regional artists for audio interviews. Maybe The ThoughtCriminals and Stevie D from Illbotz.