Last week chiptuner Stenobot (of Supercommuter and Sink or Swim fame) shared a picture of his recently modded DMG. As both a collector of antiquated handhelds and a fan of minimalist electronica I was really interested to see what exactly Andy had done to his childhood gaming system. And now, upon watching the full video breakdown, I have become convinced that sorcery was involved.
Peep the magic:
Custom dye-job, variable backlight, on-the-fly pitch modulation, low battery indicator, internal Prosound – yeah, this thing is pretty pimp. But I think we can all agree that Julian was the brains behind the operation. ;)
For those of you that don't follow me on Twitter, I described the recording of this particular episode as "the biggest fucking pain in the ass" I've experienced in a great while. It's important to note, however, that this was solely because of difficulties with my spoken interludes. (I'm beginning to wonder if my laptop is not long for this world, but I'll save that panic for another day.)
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.
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. ;)