(This one's for you, Mrs. Byrd!)
After my recent trash talk I guess you could say I had a change of heart. If you guys don't wanna hear a straight-up romance episode for Valentine's Day, then who am I to force you?
So instead I went with a variation on a theme, and, truth be told, I'm pretty pleased with the results.
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Intro: Baddd Spellah - "Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy)"
I honestly can't tell you which of these fine chaps is the dreamier of the two. #swoon
Track 1: A-1 - "Golden Girls"
More rappers should rhyme over old TV show theme songs.
Z's 1st interlude: "Self, what is it at the root of all these songs?"
Did I still that bit from Bill Cosby? Yes. Yes I did.
Track 2: Random - "City Boy"
Though both his writing and his flow have improved over the years, this is still a personal favorite Random track.
Track 3: Adventure Time dialog / Dr. Awkward - "What's My Otaku Girl's Name (MasDaMind’s Rihanna Mashup)"
I suppose I could've easily gone with the original, but there's something really interesting about this particular remix.
Track 4: DJ Schmolli - "Rude Boy Resort"
Wow. That was a lot of Rihanna.
Track 5: John Anealio - "Steampunk Girl"
This is Mr. Anealio's latest. You should probably cop it for the steampunk lady in your life.
Track 6: killsaly - "Nancy Boy (Placebo Cover)"
I've always admired the strong undercurrent of glam in Placebo's work.
Z's 2nd interlude: "Exploring the story of a relationship in verse."
Which we actually do far less in this episode than even in many non-Valentine's shows.
Track 7: Death-Star - "Any Girl (feat. Brittany Dixon)"
What C0s and 3P lack in traditional vocal power, they more than make up for in raw lyrical acumen.
Track 8: DJ Mashup - "Franchize Boys at Large"
From way the hell back in episode 51.
Track 9: Childish Gambino - "My Girls (My Girls)"
I'm still trying to figure out how I've managed to not pick up Camp yet. It sort of defies logic.
Track 10: Molly Lewis - "My Bioluminescent Boy"
The old school, almost Andrews Sisters-vibe of the vocal layering in this one really plays to Molly's strengths.
Z's final interlude: "Because attraction is wonderfully varied force."
And on a vague, tangential note, let me give it up to Washington State. Three cheers for fairness!
Track 11: Down With Webster - "Rich Girl$"
Wait; is this song about Ke$ha?
With today likely already proving an all-out aural assault of love songs – surely punctuated by the late Whitney's most grating anthem – I hope this show provides a suitable musical alternative.
It's really the least I could do.
Basic math tells me that I have, give-or-take, 21 more shows to do in 2012. And though I've got lots of musical ground to cover I am certainly more than willing to entertain your song requests and show ideas.
Again, it's the least I can do!