Friday, May 04, 2012

There's More to Me Than You'll Ever Know

You know what? Tomorrow we'll talk about their punk rock roots, their early frat boy-style misogyny and their own odd flavor of political activism. We'll explore the ripple effect that License to Ill had on hip-hop in general, and its lingering appeal particularly to the white suburban audience. We'll dissect that shit. We'll really get our fuckin' hands dirty, you know?

Right now let's just mourn MCA. He will be forever missed.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Mutual Assured Destruction

Last week my brother Sulfur dropped a new video single from his exquisitely bleak entropy. "1945," like the album itself, is darkly preoccupied with thoughts of the end of the world, most specifically in the form of a Cold War-style nuclear apocalypse. Not exactly uplifting material, but a fuckin' monstrous track nonetheless.

Peep game.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 132: One Foot in the Queso

I got them new hits, son! And, okay, maybe one slightly old hit, but still.

Judging by the recent output, spring is apparently a great artistic motivator for most folks. (My lazy ass being the obvious exception.) We've hit another one of those plateaus wherein everyone either has recently released a new project or is preparing too, so this should serve to point you toward a handful of my favorites.

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Show Notes:

Intro: Baddd Spellah - "Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy)"
I still marvel at the fact that I have my own theme song.

Track 1: Tribe One - "I'm Kind of a Big Deal"
As I understand it, Tribe has never ordered a kid's meal.

Z's 1st interlude: "My favorite song right now."
That's my (current) jam!

Track 2: MisCast - "Thunderbrat Blues"
The "Thundercats ho" bit is played out, and yet totally relevant in this case.

Track 3: Marc with a C - "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone"
This is sort of the ultimate cover song.

Track 4: Wordburglar - "Rhyme O'Clock (feat. More or Les)"
Allow me to pimp the video for this one once again.

Track 5: Pokemon vs. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic - "Gotta Make 'em all Evil"
This one came compliments of noted brony AlienBobZ. That fact likely doesn't surprise you.

Track 6: John Anealio - "The Empire State"
This is actually part of a broader world-building project.

Track 7: Pogo - "BooBass"
Kinda makes you wanna watch Monsters, Inc. again, right?

Z's 2nd interlude: "Which might be the best song title ever."
Thanks, Brooks!

Track 8: Ultraklystron - "3 Dollar Jeans (feat. Rai Kamishiro)"
Lyrically this among the album's weaker selections, but I love the bright and snappy production.

Track 9: Adventure Time dialog / The Efts - "Andrew Treat Does Everything Right"
The Efts come through with another endearing little ditty.

Track 10: More Adventure Time dialog / Videogame Orchestra - "Prince of Darkness"
This Carpenter tribute is pretty amazing.

Track 11: Supercommuter - "Unusual Habits (Hanssen Remix)"
Because you can never have too many Supercommuter remixes.

Z's final interlude: "A disproportionate number of songs containing the word 'vagina.'"
A phenomenon I'm sure I have mentioned before.

Track 12: Sulfur - "My Mama Is A G"
This is another one I've been sitting on for months. Mother's Day seemed like an ideal time to bust it out.

Wow, there was a lot of synth in this episode. More than usual even.

It's always weird for me to listen to a show and find little unintentional consistencies like that.