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