Friday, June 29, 2012

Radio Free HipsterEp. 135: Beach Blanket Lingo

I figure with the Independence Day holiday week coming up for us Yanks, many of y'all are likely looking for something new to listen to. Thus this podcast. It's a distinctly summer-centered affair, and I'm right happy with the way it came out. I hope y'all dig it too.

Not gonna lie; I've been jamming to it all week.

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Show Notes:

Intro: Baddd Spellah – "Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy)"
If I ran a summer camp for lovable misfits, these guys'd be my counselors.

Track 1: Select Start – "Color of the Summer Sky"
I don't generally start the show with an instrumental, but this one's so tight I made an exception.

Z's 1st interlude: "The price you pay to ride the music train with me."
Even I don't know what the hell this means.

Track 2: Solid Bold – "Summertime Loving, Loving in the Summer (Time)"
I love me some Regular Show.

Track 3: Teleidofusion – "Summer Mood"
Have I played this track before? I swear I have, but, once again, Google disagrees.

Track 4: Friday dialog / Adam WarRock – "Maybe (I Can Call You?)"
Mock me if you will, but "Call Me Maybe" is an exquisite pop song.

Track 5: Girl Talk – "Smash Your Head"
I was kind of in the mood for some Biggie. And also some Elton John.

Track 6: Slime Girls – "Vacation Wasteland"
Another fine freebie from Pterodactyl Squad.

Track 7: Doctor Popular – "Bad as They Seem (feat. Unwoman)"
I was actually pretty excited when I realized I wasn't the only person who remembered this one.

Track 8: Swamp Thing – "123"
A fitting introduction to Canada's three-headed musical beast.

Z's 2nd interlude: "While we're gettin' all Canadian up in here."
Related note: I am supporting Team Canada in this summer's Olympic Quidditch action.

Track 9: Teletran – "Beachwave"
Who knew what this song was missing was a dash of "Blue Monday?"

Track 10: Inverse Phase – "Atarible Lie"
Pretty Eight Machine is the first project to make me intentionally listen to anything Nine Inch Nails-related in years.

Track 11: POCKETMAN – "Just a Summer Drizzle"
K.K. Slider is my dawg. #seewhatididthere

Track 12: Nuclear Bubble Wrap – "Hulkulele"
Another nice tie-in to the summer's first true super hero blockbuster.

Z's final interlude: "This slice of warm-weather fun."
I'm not saying you have to play this podcast at your next barbecue. But, y'know, if you want too…

Track 13: Lager Rhythms – "Your Horoscope for Today"
The Twenty-Six and a Half Weird Al tribute is still in heavy rotation on my end.

It sorta seems this show is a continuation of the previous episode. And I'm fine with that. Occasionally we delve the darker side of geeky music around here, so if I'm lead to keep shit positive for a whole month I reckon that's a good thing.

As always, I appreciate your thoughts on the show, not to mention your song suggestions. So call me, maybe. I mean, uh, hit me up, okay?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Console Wars

Here are the facts as I see them:

Fact – The Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" possesses what is likely the single most infectious instrumental hook in rock 'n' roll history.

Fact – Biggie's shout-out to the SNES and Genesis in "Juicy" did more to legitimize gaming in popular culture than anything the fuckin' Spike Video Game Awards will ever accomplish.

Fact – Richie Branson's latest Otaku Tuesdays joint is the shit. (See above.)

"Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis (feat. Random)" is a tribute to the Golden Age of console gaming and hip-hop, and you can peep it below. Also be sure to watch out for Richie's July 10th release, The NERD EP, and be sure to catch him on tour with Ran anc mc chris this summer.

Monday, June 25, 2012


It’s time once again for Adam WarRock’s annual donation drive, the one time a year when he actively solicits scratch from his legion of loyal fans. It’s a fine occasion for you, the listeners, to give back as a show of thanks for the ridiculous amount of free content Euge provides on a regular basis. And also to subsidize those complimentary t-shirts he seems to slide me every time we hang out.

This time around WarRock is celebrating the event with his first proper music video. It’s for the track "This Song" from his forthcoming Longshot mixtape – a release that is, coincidentally, available to all who donate between today, June 25, and July 2. This year's donors also receive a copy of the Adam WarRock Singles LP, an autobiographical Adam WarRock digital comic by Ed Piskor and a thank you sketch from Chris Haley. It's a pretty sweet payout on top of all the free singles and EPs Adam heaps on you during the other 51 weeks of the year.

Check out the video below, and then head over to to chip in.