Friday, July 13, 2012

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 136: Model Behavior

I realized as I was listening back to this episode that I say the word "weird" a lot while describing the concept behind the show. And that's simply because it's, well, weird.

It all started, as so many things do, with a slump. I had a clear vision for the last couple of podcasts, but the well had run dry by the time I got to this one. And then I heard a specific song. More precisely I heard a specific word in a specific song.

I sort of dared myself to build a show around it. And I did.

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Show Notes:

Intro: Baddd Spellah – "Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy)"
Both these guys could be models. They's mad pretty.

Track 1: Handsome Boy Modeling School - "Look at This Face (Oh My God They're Gorgeous)"
Even if you think you don't know Handsome Boy, you know Handsome Boy.

Z's 1st interlude: "A particularly hilarious episode of short-lived Chris Elliot sitcom Get a Life."
You youngins may well have missed that one. Sadly, it only survived a couple of seasons, but a proper DVD release is in the works.

Track 2: Shael Riley and the Double Ice Backfire - "Hobby Model"
Shael has been known to write an occasional song about the ladies.

Track 3: Go Home Productions - "Models On Film"
Duran Duran vs. Kraftwerk -- what's not to love?

Track 4: Elvis Costello - "(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea"
Blurring the lines between punk rock, new wave and birth control glasses.

Track 5: Xoc - "Beetlejuice: Model Town"
Xoc's Cinema 80s is still the shit.

Track 6: Rolling Stones vs. Pantera vs. Right Said Fred - "Too Sexy For My Pantera"
"I'm Too Sexy" is sort of the quintessential cheesy model song.

Track 7: Mr. B, The Gentleman Rhymer - "The Very Model"
He is both a gentleman and a rhymer.

Track 7: Superpowerless - "Positive Role Models"
I stumble across an older Superpowerless track from time to time. And for some reason I always just assume it's brand new shit until I check the ID3 date tag.

Z's 2nd interlude: "Weird personal challenge."
Which is now the working title of my autobiography.

Track 8: Mikey Mason - "She Don't Like Firefly"
I imagine this wholly fictitious young lady was the only person not excited by this week's news.

Track 9: Rappy McRapperson and MC Wreckshin - "Modeling and Dancing In Space"
Are there any Rappy songs where he doesn't mention Lake Hills?

Track 10: DJ Schmolli - "Dirty Model (Kraftwerk vs. Wynter Gordon)"
Yep; more Kraftwerk.

Track 11: Type - "Role Models"
Type's Amateur Hour and Bad Tattoos are both free over at Bandcamp. I suggest you cop 'em.

Z's final interlude: "And I reckon I did alright."
Yeah, I'm gonna call this experiment a success.

Track 12: Flight of the Conchords - "The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room)"
I just checked, and Flight of the Conchords is still $2.99. Buy that shit!

Okay, now that I've got that out of my system I promise to do a more traditional show next time. Maybe some, I dunno, Star Wars and video game shit. Some Ponies. You kids love the Ponies.

In the meantime, feel free to send me your song requests and show ideas. You know you want to.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

In It to Win It

My northern brethren from Secret Cloud Art & Music and Hand'Solo Records are presently hosting a little giveaway that seems tonic to your collective interests. Up for grabs is a special edition "Power Pack" featuring the following top-shelf wares:
  • 1 x The Garthim-Master & DJ Extend Ghosts of Nostalgia limited edition 12" clear blue vinyl
  • 1 x The Wordburglar 12" self-titled EP
  • 1 x Selfhelp - Old Friends CD
  • 1 x Backburner - Heatwave CD
  • 1 x Wordburglar - Burglaritis CD
  • 1 x pack of original 1982 Dark Crystal trading cards
  • 1 x pack of Star Wars candies
  • 2 x Hand'Solo flyers
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