Friday, May 23, 2008

Listening Post: Radio Broker Edition


It's well known by now that one of the coolest things about Grand Theft Auto IV -- in addition to a surprisingly engrossing story, being able to run down pedestrians at will, and driving a car off the top of a skyscraper -- is the soundtrack music. The "radio stations" that players can listen to throughout the game offer the kind of music you only wish real radio would play.

And of all the stations featured, none is better than Radio Broker -- DJ'd by actress/rock goddess Juliette Lewis.

So here now, as Juliette herself proudly proclaims, are just a few of the songs aimed at people who wear tight women's jeans and ironic t-shirts, sport asymmetrical haircuts, do coke (in an ironic fashion), and join online networking sites but are too cool to actually ask for anyone's friendship.

It's Radio Broker.



The Black Keys -- Strange Times



Whitey -- Wrap it Up



Greenskeepers -- Vagabond

7 comments:

Ms. Mix & Bitch said...

OMG...I beg you to put your "joy stick" down and get out of the house once in a while...

BTW, feel free to visit my blog once in a while, punk...

Graham said...

Thank goodness for proxies.

The first video is blocked in the uk. I hate movie and music publishers so much.

Good songs though.

Phil said...

You've almost persuaded me of the intrinsic merits of these Black Keys folks. Or maybe it's Juliette Lewis. ...yeah. Probably she doing it.

Chez said...

Caren -- my mom used to tell me that if you don't have something nice to say...

Happy birthday by the way.

Ms. Mix & Bitch said...

Aw honey, I forgot how sensitive you are underneath all that gruff.

Thanks for the birthday wishes...I hope you understand this does not eliminate your obligation to write an homage to me on Monday ;-)

VOTAR said...

I'm reminded of the sentiments expressed recently on another site regarding Juliette Lewis:

"One minute she looks borderline hot, the next I’m ashamed of myself for wanting to fuck a retarded girl."

Captain Babypants said...

GTA transforms me into a good video game girlfriend. It's engaging enough for me to watch and take interest in like a movie. I try with other games, but they really just aren't as interesting if you're not playing. "Oh. On this level you have to shoot even more guys, huh?"

Also, I'm partial to Vladivostok FM myself :)