Romancecast #2

Guys, it seems like you totally liked the first Romancecast! So Sara and I did another one! Thanks for enjoying our dumbass conversations~!

Download (MP3)

Talking points this time around include nudity in movies, Facebook, peaches, Portugese, outdoor music festivals, hardcore rap, bearded dragons and (believe it or not) other things too. COMMENCE TO LISTENIN'!

Oh, also: we now have a theme song courtesy of user Tebbit. It IN NO WAY resembles the George Michael classic "Careless Whisper," so take your cynical accusations elsewhere, jerk!

(Also: don't be misled by the thumbnail. Kessler contributed nothing to this episode other than his beautiful, beautiful mug for the album art.)

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Posted by Babylonian

Guys, it seems like you totally liked the first Romancecast! So Sara and I did another one! Thanks for enjoying our dumbass conversations~!

Download (MP3)

Talking points this time around include nudity in movies, Facebook, peaches, Portugese, outdoor music festivals, hardcore rap, bearded dragons and (believe it or not) other things too. COMMENCE TO LISTENIN'!

Oh, also: we now have a theme song courtesy of user Tebbit. It IN NO WAY resembles the George Michael classic "Careless Whisper," so take your cynical accusations elsewhere, jerk!

(Also: don't be misled by the thumbnail. Kessler contributed nothing to this episode other than his beautiful, beautiful mug for the album art.)

Posted by craigbo180

That music really sets the mood. Alright candles are lit, curtains are drawn and I'm oiled up. MMMMMM let's go romancecast!

Posted by Vinny_Says

Sarah likes Mobb Deep?
 
and
 
Dislikes Jay Z and thinks Kanye West should stick to producing?
 
 
OMFG!! It's like she's the girl version of me....

Posted by Sjupp

Just listened through the first one, I love it! MOAR

Posted by ThePickle

Hot.

Posted by EuanDewar

Total fuckin' sausagefest.

Posted by CornBREDX

Well this was an interesting podcast.

Especially enjoyed the topic of hardcore rap as you called it. I am in agreement with Sara on that topic. I think more so then it not being real, one thing I like about the better hip hop artists (beyond their telling the story which was always great) is they tend to be more about sharing their reality.

When I was growing up I lived in east LA. A lot of gang members and other bad things. I could relate a lot to the feeling of being trapped and unable to understand a life without violence or friends dieing- or parents that weren't the greatest. It was always nice and hopeful to hear they made it- maybe I can some day. The good ones weren't so much about sharing how great they are, and all the women they got so much as how they perceive life which was much like the life I knew at the time. The moral of brotherhood and honor was kind of prevalent in many of them as well. I don't know, mainly the relatability (i don't think that's a word but bare with me =P ) was something that connected with me.

There isn't a lot of relatability for me anymore in a lot of forms of music these days. They tend to talk about things that don't matter in a lot of the popular stuff and probably because I'm getting old I don't really know anything newer that's any good but I generally have not heard any new stuff I like.

So I guess it's majority the relatable nature of older hip hop that I like. At least for me. That tends to be how I feel about most music except maybe Techno which I just like in a similar reason to why I like classical.

Anywhos... i wrote a lot so I'll shut up now =P

Fun listen.

Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG

i can play Careless Whisper on the alto sax, its pretty easy

Edited by Tebbit

George Michael can suck it.

Also, I couldn't work out for the longest time whether "my bearded dragon" was some kind of alarming euphemism.

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG: Are you trying to say that "Synth Sax 4" wasn't realistic enough!?!?!

Posted by Pop
I fucking laughed my ass off when Nick said I thought you said garlic in a NY accent. 
I freaking love this thing, w/e it is. Keep doing it I'll listen to it. Didn't 50 Cent get shot in the face?
Posted by Dany

these are always fun, Sara's 'phobia' against on screen nudity is...something. She should really watch History of Violence...no nudity there :D

Posted by Asadasa5

Platoniccast did it for me. Looking forward to the next one.

Posted by Babylonian

@CornBREDX said:

Well this was an interesting podcast.

Especially enjoyed the topic of hardcore rap as you called it. I am in agreement with Sara on that topic. I think more so then it not being real, one thing I like about the better hip hop artists (beyond their telling the story which was always great) is they tend to be more about sharing their reality.

When I was growing up I lived in east LA. A lot of gang members and other bad things. I could relate a lot to the feeling of being trapped and unable to understand a life without violence or friends dieing- or parents that weren't the greatest. It was always nice and hopeful to hear they made it- maybe I can some day. The good ones weren't so much about sharing how great they are, and all the women they got so much as how they perceive life which was much like the life I knew at the time. The moral of brotherhood and honor was kind of prevalent in many of them as well. I don't know, mainly the relatability (i don't think that's a word but bare with me =P ) was something that connected with me.

There isn't a lot of relatability for me anymore in a lot of forms of music these days. They tend to talk about things that don't matter in a lot of the popular stuff and probably because I'm getting old I don't really know anything newer that's any good but I generally have not heard any new stuff I like.

So I guess it's majority the relatable nature of older hip hop that I like. At least for me. That tends to be how I feel about most music except maybe Techno which I just like in a similar reason to why I like classical.

Anywhos... i wrote a lot so I'll shut up now =P

Fun listen.

Dude: that's nuts. My experience with all 'hardcore rap' is through the lens of a dude who grew up relatively privileged, and it's therefore never been relatable to me. Seeing your perspective on it was fascinating, though. Thanks for your comment, and thanks for listening!

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greatest whiskey podcast. and lol at "hardcore rap"
 
edit, thank you sara for shitting on breh for listening to pretentious little bitch rap. did breh just call gucci dumb and boring? fuck off.

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Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

I should get a basking post for myself.

Posted by Zero_

SO MUCH SEXUAL TENSION, WHAT'LL EVENTUATE BETWEEN SARA AND NICK!? I HAVE TO KEEP LISTENING!

Posted by Gerhabio

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:

i can play Careless Whisper on the alto sax, its pretty easy

I do it pretty well on the kazoo myself

Posted by Cheesebob

Kanye West and Jay-Z isn't hardcore rap. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Wu Tang Clan and a few others are generally considered proper hardcore rap. Although a strong case can be made for Jay-Z.

Posted by Little_Socrates

@Cheesebob said:

Kanye West and Jay-Z isn't hardcore rap. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Wu Tang Clan and a few others are generally considered proper hardcore rap. Although a strong case can be made for Jay-Z.

Well, old Jay-Z. One listen through The Blueprint III and he's going hard for pop-rap in comparison to most of his stuff. It's not as bad as, say, Eminem on Recovery, but it's pretty heavily pop-fare. That's not just counting the singles, either. I respect hardcore, but I'm personally just not knowledgable enough about it to make a real judgment on the stuff.

Posted by evilmax17

Man, new podcasts all over the place!

Any chance we can get an RSS feed?

Posted by Somadude

Loved the podcast!  Looking forward to more.

Posted by Babylonian

@Cheesebob said:

Kanye West and Jay-Z isn't hardcore rap. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Wu Tang Clan and a few others are generally considered proper hardcore rap. Although a strong case can be made for Jay-Z.

You're right! Which is why nobody said Kanye and (contemporary) Jay-Z are hardcore hip-hop!

I'm surprised to hear that Snoop Dogg is considered hardcore, though. Maybe my perspective is skewed from being born in the 90's, but (sparing the occasional gun reference) songs like "Nothin But A G Thang" and "Gin and Juice" feel like proto-mainstream party hip-hop to me.

Edited by damswedon

Daww the love sign.

I laughed way too hard when Sara said "...then rape happens."

Posted by Redbullet685

Pretty long for a non official podcast. Really good, too. Keep up the good work!

Posted by artofwar420

Put it on iTunes!

Posted by ThePickle

Sara is missing out on all the good movies.

Posted by artofwar420

Also, best intro music ever.

Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG
@Cheesebob: i dont think Snoop and Dre should be considered hardcore rap but thats just my opinion.  i only like their music from the 90s and i still dont consider their style as "hardcore."  well Natural Born Killaz with Dre and Ice Cube is pretty hardcore but im talking in a general sense.  i love the Wu Tang so ill agree with you there.  i havent listened to a lot of music by Jay Z so i cant really say anything about that...
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@PhilosopherRhymes said:

Um, excuse me but at some point at around 33 or 34 minutes in Sara says she doesn't smoke but if you look at her facebook there is clearly a picture of her smoking http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1781651019390&set=a.1607755032099.2088355.1182897519&type=1&theater

Love the theme song btw

This was part of a "noir" photo session with my friend who happens to be a photographer -- did this to help him build his portfolio. Also, I'm not smoking in this photo and I do not smoke. Have you seen my pearly whites?

Posted by Cheesebob

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG: I dunno man. Snoop was almost convicted of murder and Dr Dre rapped some serious stuff about the police and Easy E...seemed pretty hardcore to me.

Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG
@Cheesebob: i guess i have the mindset that the G-Funk genre wasnt too hardcore but thats just my opinion.  Biggie has the potential to be hardcore too.  i mean his diss song to 2Pac was probably more aggressive than Hit Em Up by 2Pac.  Pac talked about fucking BIG's wife, while BIG talked about murdering Pac and the this song was released on Life After Death.  
  
Edited by sissylion

Sara is like half of everyone I know that think that it's cool to only listen to Ghostface caliber rappers.  
 
She's wrong. Totally enjoy the show, though. There's a churrascaria near me. Despite it being in a mall, it's one of the best places I've ever eaten at. Also craaaazy expensive.

Posted by SpanxMcFranks

That was a great show. I really enjoyed it.

Posted by yates

@Babylonian said:

@Cheesebob said:

Kanye West and Jay-Z isn't hardcore rap. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Wu Tang Clan and a few others are generally considered proper hardcore rap. Although a strong case can be made for Jay-Z.

You're right! Which is why nobody said Kanye and (contemporary) Jay-Z are hardcore hip-hop!

I'm surprised to hear that Snoop Dogg is considered hardcore, though. Maybe my perspective is skewed from being born in the 90's, but (sparing the occasional gun reference) songs like "Nothin But A G Thang" and "Gin and Juice" feel like proto-mainstream party hip-hop to me.

Maybe not so much any more, but try listening to Deep Cover or Serial Killa.

Posted by 1p

Cute little podcast you have here, guys.

Edited by Dylabaloo

Where's episode 1? You should link it on the first post!

Edited by DougQuaid

Thoroughly enjoying Internal Affairs and the Romancecast. Keep it up! 
 
Sara Lima - Not at your outdoor music festivals and not getting raped.

Posted by Yummylee

I want Rorie and Ben to create their own Romancecast.

Posted by EuanDewar
@Abyssfull Bromancecast.
Posted by Babylonian
Edited by Dylabaloo

I bet Sara would love The Girl with the Dragon tattoo. Too bad sex in movies/tv puts off her so much because Game of Thrones is a damn fine TV series. Wow she doesn't like music festivals either, I went to the music Festival Oxegen in Ireland and the atmosphere was unreal everybody was unbelievably friendly; best four days ever. The Foo Fighters played pretty much all their songs late into the night. For the toilet situations you could pay at Oxygen to use the "Fancy Crapper" or shell out extra money to be in the expensive area where they pretty much had houses.

Posted by WickedFather
 Sara's emotional baggage
Posted by Example1013

@Babylonian said:

@Cheesebob said:

Kanye West and Jay-Z isn't hardcore rap. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Wu Tang Clan and a few others are generally considered proper hardcore rap. Although a strong case can be made for Jay-Z.

You're right! Which is why nobody said Kanye and (contemporary) Jay-Z are hardcore hip-hop!

I'm surprised to hear that Snoop Dogg is considered hardcore, though. Maybe my perspective is skewed from being born in the 90's, but (sparing the occasional gun reference) songs like "Nothin But A G Thang" and "Gin and Juice" feel like proto-mainstream party hip-hop to me.

Snoop got his start rapping with Dre on The Chronic, which is most definitely a hardcore rap album. The first single Snoop was on was Deep Cover (as mentioned), which was about killing cops. A murder or attempted murder charge in the early 90s is actually part of what helped make him famous (he was found innocent).

Snoop evolved with the times to stay relevant once OG 90s hardcore rap started falling out of popularity, but he still did a few songs sprinkled here and there.

Posted by Claude

Much like Facebook, I've wasted too much time on Giant Bomb. Did I just waste the last 40 minutes of my life? Of course not, that's silly. Let me clean my keys, I watched porn while I was listening.

Posted by FCKSNAP
@Claude

Much like Facebook, I've wasted too much time on Giant Bomb. Did I just waste the last 40 minutes of my life? Of course not, that's silly. Let me clean my keys, I watched porn while I was listening.

Gross or erotic I can't decide!
Posted by Robinson

Norm gave out his address when they were watching that Star Trek marathon. He ordered pizza and totally just gave it out while being livestreamed, along with his credit card number...so people showing up to his house is all on him

Posted by Claude

@Snapstacle said:

@Claude

Much like Facebook, I've wasted too much time on Giant Bomb. Did I just waste the last 40 minutes of my life? Of course not, that's silly. Let me clean my keys, I watched porn while I was listening.

Gross or erotic I can't decide!

Well, it is called the Romancecast.

Posted by BABS

@Dylabaloo said:

I bet Sara would love The Girl with the Dragon tattoo. Too bad sex in movies/tv puts off her so much because Game of Thrones is a damn fine TV series. Wow she doesn't like music festivals either, I went to the music Festival Oxegen in Ireland and the atmosphere was unreal everybody was unbelievably friendly; best four days ever. The Foo Fighters played pretty much all their songs late into the night. For the toilet situations you could pay at Oxygen to use the "Fancy Crapper" or shell out extra money to be in the expensive area where they pretty much had houses.

I just hate fun.

@WickedFather said:

Sara's emotional baggage

That's more like Larry David's emotional baggage.

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