Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 126: Pink on Both Sides

Spending the better part of two weeks at home with my wife and kids, all three of which are regular Top 40 radio listeners, influenced me (and this episode) in strange and wonderful ways. I didn't realize it at the time, of course, but those sugary radio hits were worming their way into my psyche. The whole damn time.

You'll certainly notice many musical allusions to current pop tracks in this show, but I also managed to work in some nods to classic material. Not to mention some pop-flavored originals.

I do hope you find it palatable.

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Show Notes:

Intro: Baddd Spellah - "Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy)"
If this song ain't a radio rager waiting to happen, I don't know what is!

Track 1: Eric "Erock" Calderone - "You Make My Dreams (Hall and Oates Meets Metal)"
I had originally planned to play Erock's Skyrim tribute, but this one sort of crept into the playlist.

Z's 1st interlude: "I've given you a taste of warped pop songwriting."
Which is a theme that continues throughout the episode.

Track 2: Kreayshawn - "Gucci Gucci (K.Flay Remix)"
Tell me she don't sound like mc chris!

Track 3: Regular Show dialog / mc chris - "hoodie ninja"
As heard in a recent episode of AFV. I shit you not.

Track 4: the modrats - "My Ninja"
Check out their newest release, Rocktarded. It is nerdy and punky and certainly satisfying.

Track 5: Supercommuter - "Natural Immunity (ft. Stumblebee)"
It was recently announced that Wheelie and Co. are headed to this side of the country for this year's PAX East.

Track 6: Mashup-Germany - "Top of the Pops 2011 (What the Fuck)"
I'm always impressed by the level of skill displayed in these end-of-the-year meta-mash-ups.

Track 7: Shael Riley and the Double Ice Backfire - "It's My Party"
Come Downstairs collects a lot of covers of traditionally feminine pop songs.

Track 8: Psycosis - "Pinkie Party Anthem"
Astute bronies will notice that the background music of this episode is also Pinkie Pie-related.

Z's 2nd interlude: "I'm not much of a conspiracy theorist."
I am, however, a theoretical conversationalist. Which is kinda the same thing. Right?

Track 9: Death*Star - "Fifty Dolla Word, Y'all"
I’m really digging A New Dope, Death*Star's sophomore release from last December.

Track 10: Donald Glover dialog / R_Garcia - "Seawater"
Resurgens runs the gamut from chippy IDM to this piece of poppy Coulton-esque perfection.

Track 11: Swagberg - "MMI Joint (feat. Navi)"
Of course I had to pick a Swagberg joint that also features my old pal Navi!

Track 12: Rappy McRapperson - "Pink and Purple"
"It's Carl Winslow / y'all brought the Urkel game."

Track 13: Pogo - "Jaaam"
I'm not sure what I enjoy more: Pogo's cut-up videos, or seeing how fast license holders try and get them yanked from YouTube. ;)

Z's final interlude: "The epic sports… ball… anthem… song?"
Just in time for the Super Bowl.

Track 14: Adam WarRock - "Waka Flocka Swanson"
There's really no valid reason that this is the only rap song about Ron Swanson.

We're getting awfully close to Valentine's Day, and that means the next episode will likely be one centered on love. Or lust. Or relationships.

You know: mushy stuff.

Some folks don't seem particularly keen on those types of shows, but I kinda dig 'em. And, unfortunately, I record the episodes alone so there's no one to talk me down off that ledge.

Still, if that shit ain't your scene, feel free to hit me up with ideas for the other February show. I just know you've got something you wanna hear.


Dave White said...

Wow And I thought it was bad when Honda was using "Hoodie Ninja" in Civic commercials

Z. said...

I just love how companies always manage to find the most ridiculously offensive songs that *just so happen* to have really innocuous hooks to license for stuff like this.

Shannon said...

A triumph! Great work Z! Thanks for your dedication to the scene.

Z. said...

Glad you dug it, Shannon!

Church said...

Late on this, but AWESOME BG music. I didn't even realize there was an instrumental.

Z. said...

That one was just for you, Church ol' buddy! :) Thought it worked well with the other tracks. Not to mention the ep. title.