altcast

In the mid-2000s, high-speed Internet access arrived and we became captivated with new things we could never do before. One of these things, of course, was podcasting. It was suddenly possible for us to broadcast radio-like music shows out to the world — so from 2006 to 2009, we did just that.

December 29, 2009

The collective of podcasts we built was called altcast. This space is for episodes that didn’t belong to one of our regular series. Most of these specials featured multiple hosts joining together for collaborative events, while a few others were simply one-off episodes focused around a certain topic.

#S7 – December 29, 2009

“altcast Grand Finale”
Hosted by TC of Half Hour of Power and Ben of Benjammin’
2 hours, 16 minutes

Episode topics
0:01 – Welcome to the altcast Grand Finale
0:06 – Evolution of podcasting into live streaming
0:09 – The early days and Adobe Audition
0:13 – Spacehog, the greatest rock band of all time?
0:15 – Pop music that shaped the year of 2009
0:17 – Lady Gaga is the pop artist of the year
0:27 – Taylor Swift is the other pop artist of the year
0:30 – Kanye West and all that overblown drama
0:32 – Worst television series: The Jay Leno Show
0:41 – Worst music: Black Eyed Peas and friends
0:44 – Neko Case is the greatest person to live
0:48 – Karen O and Yeah Yeah Yeahs are wonderful
0:52 – Pillars of altcast and Red’s demos
0:54 – The rise of YouTube, demise of MTV and radio
0:57 – U2 is the best, no matter what you say
1:03 – This is really it, seriously, it’s the last show
1:05 – Leighton Meester has truly been a delight
1:09 – Shakira does whatever the hell she wants
1:13 – Demi Lovato, Hilary Duff, and awkward silence
1:15 – Blips and bleeps and nonsense: Owl City
1:22 – Rapid fire: Animal Collective comes of age
1:24 – Rapid fire: Metric does their best work
1:26 – Chris Cornell and Timbaland lose their minds
1:29 – Lilith Fair 2010 and Sarah McLachlan
1:31 – Concert webcasts: Live 8, Live Earth, KROQ
1:34 – Rapid fire: Monsters of Folk are super
1:35 – Rapid fire: The Bird and the Bee dance politely
1:39 – Ike Bart’s record smashed to the ground!
1:41 – Rapid fire: Rancid, the last one to die
1:43 – Rapid fire: The Dead Weather and Jack White
1:45 – Rapid fire: Beastie Boys album and MCA
1:48 – Christmas music was better than ever in 2009
1:57 – Tribute to Ike Bart, Red, and Johnald
2:04 – Remembering the best of Benjammin’
2:07 – Remembering the best of Half Hour of Power
2:11 – Summary of the altcast Grand Finale
2:13 – Ben’s final thoughts on the altcast network
2:14 – TC’s last words and the final sign-off

Featured music
0:26 – Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
0:29 – Taylor Swift – You Belong With Me
0:46 – Neko Case – People Got A Lotta Nerve
0:51 – Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll
1:02 – U2 – Unknown Caller
1:12 – Shakira – Mon Amour
1:38 – The Bird and the Bee – Polite Dance Song
1:47 – Beastie Boys – Lee Majors Come Again
1:50 – Bob Dylan – Must Be Santa
1:55 – Fucked Up – Do They Know It’s Christmas?

Background music
0:01 – Spacehog – In The Meantime
0:04 – LCD Soundsystem – Yeah (Pretentious Version)
0:18 – Lady Gaga – Poker Face
0:30 – Kanye West f/ Daft Punk – Stronger
0:35 – Nelly Furtado – Say It Right (Instrumental)
0:41 – Fergie – Glamorous
0:52 – The Chemical Brothers – The Boxer (DFA Remix)
1:05 – Cobra Starship f/ Leighton Meester – Good Girls Go Bad
1:12 – Demi Lovato – Remember December
1:16 – The Postal Service – Such Great Heights
1:19 – Lights – Second Go
1:23 – Metric – Gimme Sympathy
1:26 – Timbaland f/ Keri Hilson – The Way I Are
1:29 – Sarah McLachlan – Possession
1:33 – Monsters of Folk – Say Please
1:40 – The Dead Weather – Treat Me Like Your Mother
1:51 – Julian Casablancas – I Wish It Was Christmas Today
2:04 – N.A.S.A. f/ Lykke Li, Kanye West, Santigold – Gifted
2:08 – Beck – Chain Reaction

Theme music
0:00:00 – Beck – Chain Reaction
0:00:05 – Rancid – Intro (from Life Won’t Wait)
0:00:12 – Ike Bart – Linkin Bizkit The Third
0:00:17 – Nine Inch Nails – Hyperpower!
0:00:22 – Eighteen Visions – Your Nightmare
0:00:30 – Spacehog – In The Meantime

#S6 – December 31, 2008

“Best of 2008”
Hosted by TC of Half Hour of Power
24 minutes

Featured music
Muse f/ The Streets – Who Knows Who?
The Submarines – You Me & The Bourgeoisie
The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound
Santogold vs. Diplo – Guns of Brooklyn
Islands – Abominable Snow
Moby f/ Shayne Steele – Disco Lies
Hercules and Love Affair – Blind
Annie – Two of Hearts
Lily Allen – Everyone’s At It
Ben Folds f/ Regina Spektor – You Don’t Know Me
Juliana Hatfield – This Lonely Love
Nicole Atkins – The Way It Is
Rihanna – Disturbia
Cat Power – Metal Heart
The Watson Twins – Just Like Heaven
Lights – White
Sons and Daughters – Gilt Complex
Adele – Chasing Pavements
Jem – Down To Earth
Girl Talk – Feed The Animals
M.I.A. – Paper Planes
She & Him – Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
Santogold – L.E.S. Artistes

Theme music
Nelly Furtado – Say It Right (Instrumental)

#S5 – January 1, 2008

“Best of 2007”
Hosted by TC of Half Hour of Power
20 minutes

Featured music
Nine Inch Nails – God Given
Feist – Sea Lion Woman
Tegan and Sara – The Con
Adele – Painting Pictures

Theme music
Nelly Furtado – Say It Right (Instrumental)

#S4 – October 23, 2007

“New Music Discovery”
Hosted by TC of Half Hour of Power
33 minutes

Featured music
Bat for Lashes – What’s A Girl To Do?
Mark Ronson f/ Daniel Merriweather – Stop Me
Sahara Hotnights – Neon Lights
Band of Horses – Is There A Ghost
New Young Pony Club – The Bomb
Jimmy Eat World – Big Casino

Theme music
Nelly Furtado – Say It Right (Instrumental)

#S3 – December 31, 2006

“Party Zone”
Hosted by TC of Half Hour of Power and Ben of Benjammin’
Special guest Ike Bart of Ike Bart Is House
1 hour, 23 minutes

Featured music
Bill Conti – Gonna Fly Now
Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
Save Ferris – Father Christmas
Jennifer Lopez – Waiting For Tonight
Electric Six – Danger! High Voltage

Chris Pontius – Karazy
Razor Gator – Razor Gator Anthem
Chamillionaire – Hip Hop Warning
Stephen Marley f/ Damian Marley – The Traffic Jam
James Brown – Licking Stick

ABBA – Waterloo
Billy Joel – We Didn’t Start The Fire

Background music
The Chemical Brothers – The Boxer (DFA Remix)
Ike Bart – Lil’ Park Of Limp And The Eastside Bizkit
T.I. – What You Know
Collective Soul – December
Boots Randolph – Yakety Sax

Theme music
Beck – Chain Reaction
Rancid – Intro (from Life Won’t Wait)

#S2 – November 25, 2006

“World AIDS Day”
Hosted by TC of Half Hour of Power and Ben of Benjammin’
1 hour, 21 minutes

Featured music
Kenny Loggins – Nobody’s Fool
Huey Lewis and The News – Jacob’s Ladder
Pearl Jam – Big Wave
The Go! Team – Ladyflash
Franz Ferdinand – Evil And A Heathen
U2 – Miracle Drug
The Wallflowers – Heroes

Sammy Davis Jr. – Smoke That Cigarette
Gene Chandler – Duke Of Earl
Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke
Burning Spear – Hey Dready
Fugazi – Waiting Room
The Misfits – Attitude
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – T.R.O.Y.

Jim Jones – Ballin’ On Christmas
Right Said Fred – Stand Up For The Champions

Background music
LCD Soundsystem – Yeah (Pretentious Version)

Theme music
Beck – Chain Reaction
Rancid – Intro (from Life Won’t Wait)

#S1 – August 13, 2006

“NJ Expo”
Hosted by TC of Half Hour of Power and Red of FreeWave Weekly
1 hour, 14 minutes

Featured music
Morningwood – Nth Degree
Audioslave – Original Fire
Run DMC – It’s Tricky
Outkast – The Mighty O
Smashing Pumpkins – 1979
Blink 182 – Adam’s Song
Nelly Furtado – Say It Right
Moby f/ Gwen Stefani – South Side
311 – Creatures (For Awhile)
Foo Fighters – Best Of You

Background music
311 – Homebrew
Stone Temple Pilots – Sex Type Thing
Green Day – Hitchin’ A Ride
Annie – The Greatest Hit
Blink 182 – Adam’s Song
Rage Against The Machine – Bulls On Parade
Nelly Furtado – Maneater
Lacuna Coil – Enjoy The Silence
Beastie Boys – Sabotage
Wax – California
Sum 41 – The Hell Song
Madonna – Hung Up

Theme music
Beck – Chain Reaction (A Cappella)

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