Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 137: Harshing Your Mellow

I appear to be right in the middle of one of those cycles where I have entirely too many things going on. There seems to be an overabundance of irons in the fire, if you catch my meaning.

So it's actually quite fortunate that this podcast came together fairly effortlessly over the span of just a couple of day. I basically put a list together, and the songs themselves did the bulk of the heavy lifting.

Download Radio Free Hipster Ep. 137: Harshing Your Mellow [hosting provided by Antisoc] Size: 59.8 MB Running Time: 46:00 Subscribe to RFH

Show Notes:

Intro: Baddd Spellah – "Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy)"
I love these guys. For true.

Track 1: Psycosis91 – "Jenova Falls"
This is that Adam WarRock podcast I mentioned. Also, episode one of Gravity Falls is free right now in iTunes.

Z's 1st interlude: "Here's something from my old pal Beefy."
I sort of like that I don't have a proper timetable for when new Beefy joints come out. Makes things more exciting!

Track 2: Beefy – "God Bless America [f. Klopfenpop]"

Track 3: The Plague Sequence – "Atomica!"
This band has a manifesto. Kotaku sort of took the piss out of them as a result, but I got no qualms about the power of a good manifesto.

Track 4: The Hood Internet –"Ignition (Keep It Remixing Louder)"
Yes, I still listen to R. Kelly. Yes, I am aware that this probably makes me a bad person.

Track 5: The Blibbering Humdingers – "Natural 20"
The Humdingers really go out of their way to mine that classic filk sensibility, and my hat goes off to 'em.

Track 6: The MC Type – "Never Grow Up"
Probably my favorite song in this entire episode.

Track 7: John Anealio – "I Wanna Be Loved (House of Lords Cover)"
For those not in the know, this is the original. Little different, eh?

Z's 2nd interlude: "We switched gears."
Indeed I am the master of the unceremonious transition!

Track 8: A-1 – "Reading Rainbow"
I still listen to After School Special pretty much weekly. So good.

Track 9: Kirby Krackle – "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
Kyle loves ukulele ballads.

Track 10: Navi – "Young, Wild and Free (Remix)"
Navi, formally of Metamystiks, Inc. currently of The Whole Damme Delegation.

Track 11: tanner4105 – "DLR"
How much actual DLR is in this track? Just enough, my friend. Just enough.

Z's final interlude: "Everybody knows Larry."
Which is a great name for a sitcom.

Track 12: Mouth's Cradle – "Computer" / "Help Computer" dialog
Just in case any of y'all aren't familiar with that old internet gem.

I reckon many of you will soon be en route to Orlando, so I hope this serves as adequate travel music. I think it's a right fine mix, but what the fuck do I know?

Here's wishing you all an enjoyable Nerdapalooza, and a safe journey there and back.

Monday, July 30, 2012

All in the Family

Bomb-ass poster by Matthew Warlick
If you are reading these words it can be easily deduced that you already know this to be Nerdaplooza week. (It's kind of a big deal in our humble circle.) But it's my pleasure to hip you to some breaking tour news.

Internet rap sensations Jesse Dangerously, Adam WarRock, Mikal kHill and Tribe One are proud to announce 14 US dates for September 2012. Under the banner of the NOFRIENDS 2012 tour, these artists will be bringing their unique brands of geeky, indie hip-hop to the following cities along with some very special guests:
9/1 TBA
9/2 Chicago, IL - Burlington Bar
9/3 Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Pike Room w/ Sample the Martian
9/4 Cleveland, OH - Roc Bar w/ MC Cool Whip
9/5 Philadelphia, PA - M-Room w/ DevoSpice, Zilla Persona
9/6 Worcester, MA - That's Entertainment! w/ Shane Hall
9/7 Hartford, CT - Cafe Nine w/ Ceschi Ramos
9/8 Brooklyn, NY- Grand Victory w/ Schaffer the Darklord
9/9 Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery
9/10 Chesapeake, VA - Chicho's Pizza w/ The Nerdlucks
9/11 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
9/12 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
9/13 West Columbia, SC - The Conundrum
9/14 Charlotte, NC - The Milestone w/ Sulfur
Sponsored by Fat Kid Revolution Clothing, SIUniverse Media, The Variants, Word Realms, Rutgers GeekWeek, Agreeable Comics and *ahem* WIRED GeekDad, additional info regarding this musical meeting of the minds (and an inexplicable promo shot of Jesse D playing a ukulele) can be found at: http://adamwarrock.com/nofriends