Friday, November 16, 2012

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 144: Dork Harvest

With less than a week until Thanksgiving, one thing has become abundantly clear: 2012 is about tapped out. We've drained all the juice from this one, folks, and all that's left is to dispose of the husk and tap another.

But we can't do that until we settle the dirty business that is my final four podcasts. Onward!

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Show Notes:

Intro: Baddd Spellah – "Radio Free Hipster Theme (feat. Beefy)"
Let us all give thanks for my kick-ass theme song..

Track 1: Jesse Dangerously – "Pumpkin Spice Swag (cold and flu season)"
I believe Jesse is using what is commonly referred to as the "Pumpkin Spice Defense."

Z's 1st interlude: "That autumnal spirit."
You know the one.

Track 2: Mike Phirman – "Thanksgiving Dinner"
I've never actually had a family member come out during Thanksgiving dinner, though apparently that is a thing.

Track 3: Optimus Rhyme – "Anxiety"
It's been a while since we brought the Jackson 5 back.

Track 4: Chaz Kangas – "Check My Bags"
Nice Kaufman reference, Chaz!

Track 5: DJ Le Clown – "Stand on the Sledgehammer"
DJ Le Clown dedicated this particular track to the wrongfully imprisoned punkers of Pussy Riot.

Track 6: Schaffer the Darklord – "Cocaine"
Mark just had a birthday. I hope you bought him something nice.

Track 7: The Doubleclicks – "Imposter"
It's the saddest space robot song of ever.

Track 8: Mikal kHillVince Vandal – "Watch That (featuring MC Stealth aka Blak Angel)"
I still haven't played Retro City Rampage.

Z's 2nd interlude: "No, not really."
That alter call was totally fake.

Track 9: The Four Eyes – "Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show"
From the Secret Center Sessions Vol.3.

Track 10: Adam WarRock – "SLVATION (f/ Tribe One)"
Eugene manages to include elements of both Rancid and the Ramones in a song backed up by… Vampire Weekend.

Track 11: 8 Bit Weapon – "Miami Dub Bounce"
The new 8 Bit Weapon Collection is massive.

Track 12: The Efts – "We Can Do Anything"
"We are The Efts / We have several life phases / We can put on different faces."

Track 13: AR Classic Records – "Game of Thrones"
Been sitting on this one for a minute.

Z's final interlude: "A tribute to FX comedy The League."
Which you should definitely check out!

Track 14: Beefy – "Taco Corp"
3 Penis Wine.

One down and three to go!

My December episodes will follow the prescribed themes – all inflexible and shit. The next 'cast, however, is wide the fuck open. Hit me with your song suggestions if you feel so led.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

By the Berk

So I'll admit it; I kind of ignored Hard n' Phirm for a while. I mean, Horses and Grasses gave us "Pi" and "Rodeohead," but that was the better part of a decade ago. And yeah, I know they're back and bigger than ever thanks to the Nerdist thing, but I don't actually follow that particularly closely either.

(Yes, invalidate my nerd card if you must!)

Last month, however, I interviewed Mike Phirman for my GeekDad podcast, and I found him to be a warm, funny, genuinely interesting guy. So when he hinted that a new HnP single was on the way I made a mental note.

Earlier this week the duo dropped "Gersberms (Yer Gervin Mah)" which is pretty much perfect. It combines three of my favorite things – 90s-style R&B, the Swedish Chef and Melissa Rauch – with the only image macro series that I actually still find consistently amusing.

I'll, uh, I'll just leave this right here.

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Diabolical Neck-Slap

So my homie Eugene has a new EP due out early next month. I've been following its development pretty closely, and I have to say it seems like the next evolutionary step for Adam WarRock; his shit's been getting more personal and simultaneously broadening in overall appeal for a while now, and this one definitely  follows suit.

He and I have worked out a rather unique concept for a hybrid review/interview feature that I think you're gonna dig. It too will drop on or around December 4th, but in the meantime check out this promo video.