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.

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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. ;)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Capital Ideas

So you've already got your tax money in hand, huh? You've paid some bills, maybe bought yourself some nice new duds. Oh, and donated to our Japanese brothers and sisters, of course. But you've still got more cash than you know what to do with, right?

Well, I'm here to help. Or more to the point KickStarter is here to help.

Sometimes artists are long on ideas but short on funds, and that's where fan-sourcing for scratch comes in.

My boy Insane Ian, for example, was all ready to drop his new CD/DVD combo Grand Theft Audio when he ran out of money. That sadly put the kibosh on his plans for an epic collection of live and b-side material, fresh new music vids and other assorted madness. Currently he's about month out from the KickStarter deadline and approximately one-third of the way to his goal, so if you like your music with a healthy dose of comedy you'll wanna consider ponying up.

You naughty boys and girls, however, may be more inclined to help out rocker Americans UK in their latest effort. Departing the world of comic book rock for the land of sassy sexitude, their forthcoming release Luxuria promises "smooth jazz, new wave, easy listening, and bachelor pad music." So it's fitting that the lads are collecting funds for a proper vinyl pressing. With only a couple of weeks left to go Am UK is still 500 bones short, so dig deep, my friends.