Friday, March 30, 2012

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 130: Spring Broke

I fear that the general lack of a proper winter has made the arrival of spring a bit less… awe-inspiring. It's a little hard to celebrate the season of nature's rebirth when nature was, y'know, basically limping along the whole time.

Still, I mark the change of another season because, in ways both subtle and obvious, it influences my listening habits.

That's just a part of my own natural cycle.

Download Radio Free Hipster Ep. 130: Spring Broke [hosting provided by Antisoc] Size: 61.6 MB Running Time: 46:34 Subscribe to RFH

Show Notes:

Intro: Baddd Spellah - "Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy)"
My boy Beefy recently got engaged. Congrats, homie!

Track 1: The BossFights – "Ctrl-Z"
"You can trim off the waste, and what's left? Excess."

Z's 1st interlude: "I am Z."
This is the tentative name of my forthcoming autobiography.

Track 2: Metaforce – "Subliminal (Style Wars Part 1)"
Thunderball of Metaforce/Southside was the original North American voice of Kid Icarus: Uprising's Pit. Sadly, he didn't make his way into the final retail release.

Track 2: Regular Show dialog / r_garcia – "Divergence"
I had no reason for putting that Regular Show sample in there, save for the fact that I find people saying "turd" repeatedly to be fuckin' hilarious.

Track 3: Adam WarRock – "Jane"
I've been sitting on a proper interview with Adam for few weeks now. I'll be sharing it soon.

Track 4: Richie Branson – "White Reflection"
Check out Richie's Wing Zero EP. Even if, like me, you totally couldn't follow the Gundam saga.

Track 5: Dethlehem – "Interlude I - A Mournful Discovery" / "Chasing the Keeper"
These cats are currently prepping for a summer tour. Please donate.

Z's 2nd interlude: "My first band of spring, if you will."
That's a thing, right?

Track 6: Anthrax – "New Noise"
The Refused original has been one of those songs I tend to revisit each spring. Now I do so in tandem with this amazing cover.

Track 7: the Mountain Goats – "Damn These Vampires"
This one's really more of a save-it-for-the-Halloween-show type of song, but I went with it anyway.

Track 8: Insane Ian – "Synthesizer (acoustic)"
Ian hipped me to this one via Twitter just a couple days back. It was exactly the song I needed to round out the episode.

Track 9: Benjamin Allen – "Apple Jack 101"
Yet another brony track that Church sent my way. I figured this show could use some more southern accents.

Z's final interlude: "I pray to all that is unholy."
I ain't even playin'; buy Worship Music!

Track 10: Supercommuter – "We're Watching You"
Wheelie and the crew are taking requests for PAX East. This seemed like something you should know.

I have a few simple rules regarding the manufacturing process of this podcast. The first is to always try and make it not suck. (I can't stress that one enough.) The second is to never be afraid to fuck with the audience.

Last ep. I set up the second set for maximum rockage by leading with a heavy metal rager. This time I used another metal banger but instead switched immediately to a mellow acoustic set.

It wasn't fair, but I admit it was kinda fun.


Nathan said...

Bossfights and Supercommuter in the same episode?

I approve!


Z. said...

Yeah, Nathan, I was pretty pleased about that myself. :)

Nathan said...

Anthrax is good too... and Adam WarRock. I listen to RFH for music discovery mostly, but it's always nice to get some old favorites.

Speaking of which, I was able to attend the Supercommuter show at PAX East last Friday. It was super awesome!

I hope you keep doing the RFH, as without it I probably would never have started listening to Supercommuter at all. Also, it always makes my day to see a new episode turn up in my feed. :D

Z. said...

Man, I am so jealous of you for getting to catch Supercommuter! Had I realized sooner that they were playing PAX East, I probably woulda gone myself.

And keep a keen eye on that feed come Monday, as you'll likely find a new episode. :)