Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Time Bandits

I've been looking forward to Wordburglar's 3rdburglar for as long as he's been talking about the project, and at last the album itself is close at hand. Earlier today Burg released the first single, "Rhyme O'Clock," an amazing cut featuring fellow Canadian hip-hoppers More or Les, Fresh Kils and Uncle Fes.

There's also a video featuring ED-209, the Millennium Falcon and Granpa Funnybook. Just in case there wasn't enough awesome shit going on with this track to begin with.

Look for the full release of 3rdburglar come May 15th, with dual release parties in Halifax on April 27 and Toronto on May 11.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Straight Out of Ponyville

This year I elected not to do my regular April Fools' Day podswap. Truth be told I'm thinking of skipping Drunken Podcasting Month as well. (It appears as though one of the hazards of a long running project like Radio Free Hipster is that your recurring bits wear a little thin over time.)

Still, I did keep an eye on everyone else's gags. Google and ThinkGeek once again managed to brings the LULz, and things on the musical end faired just as well thanks to the hard work of cats like an oddly country-fried Klopfenpop. But likely my favorite example of yesterday's lyrical shenanigans came compliments of mc chris.

"Discord," mc's latest, actually rivals 2010's epic AFD track "Twin Peaks" as an example of both pure novelty and innovative musicality. This time around he put his own spin on the brony phenomenon, but also managed to inject a little social commentary in there with the humor.