Squat Cobbler 42: Alice Cooper – The Last Temptation

This week we review Alice Cooper’s 20th album “The Last Temptation”.  Mike and I both agreed this marks a turning point in Alice’s solo career with really wonderful material coming from here on out.  In The Last Temptation Alice returns in full form – strong guitar rock, humor, and touches of sinister.

Plus Steven is back.

SMLTBCBPB (Song most likely to be covered by Pat Boone):

Mike – Cleansed By Fire

Kelly – It’s Me

THE RANKINGS

Mike

  1. Love It To Death
  2. Billion Dollar Babies
  3. Killer
  4. From the Inside
  5. School’s Out
  6. Welcome To My Nightmare
  7. The Last Temptation
  8. Flush the Fashion
  9. Constrictor
  10. DaDa
  11. Muscle Of Love
  12. Special Forces
  13. Lace and Whiskey
  14. Zipper Catches Skin
  15. Raise Your Fist and Yell
  16. Hey Stoopid
  17. Trash
  18. Alice Cooper Goes to Hell
  19. Easy Action
  20. Pretties for You

Kelly

  1. Billion Dollar Babies
  2. Love It To Death
  3. From the Inside
  4. Killer
  5. Welcome To My Nightmare
  6. School’s Out
  7. The Last Temptation
  8. Special Forces
  9. Flush the Fashion
  10. Constrictor
  11. DaDa
  12. Muscle Of Love
  13. Alice Cooper Goes to Hell
  14. Zipper Catches Skin
  15. Lace and Whiskey
  16. Hey Stoopid
  17. Trash
  18. Easy Action
  19. Raise Your Fist and Yell
  20. Pretties for You

N&S – Ep 140 – We Need More Power

This week, we have a gadget rec and another cosplaying youtube channel. Warning, there are corgis.

Kelly’s Rec:

Gadget: Netgear Powerline 1000

  • Use your existing electrical wiring to extend your network throughout your house.
  • Just plug one into an outlet by your modem and the other one into any other outlet.

 

 

Mel’s Rec:

YouTube: Kamui Cosplay

  • Svetlana and Benni make some really cool Cosplay costumes and props.
  • Check out their website too
  • Did I mention they have 2 corgis..

 

Social Media Corner:

 

Dane Larson: @atx_ddane:

 

 

KamuiCosplay on Instagram: So cool y’all. The corgis have an Instagram too.


 

Squat Cobbler 41: Alice Cooper – Hey Stoopid (review)

This week we review Alice Cooper’s 19th album “Hey Stoopid”.  Lots of guests on this record, a few pretty great songs, and it marks the end of Alice’s minor hair band detour.

Oh, and the title track video was pretty sweet!

SMLTBCBPB (Song most likely to be covered by Pat Boone):

Mike – Feed My Frankenstein

Kelly – Wind Up Toy

THE RANKINGS

Mike

  1. Love It To Death
  2. Billion Dollar Babies
  3. Killer
  4. From the Inside
  5. School’s Out
  6. Welcome To My Nightmare
  7. Flush the Fashion
  8. Constrictor
  9. DaDa
  10. Muscle Of Love
  11. Special Forces
  12. Lace and Whiskey
  13. Zipper Catches Skin
  14. Raise Your Fist and Yell
  15. Hey Stoopid
  16. Trash
  17. Alice Cooper Goes to Hell
  18. Easy Action
  19. Pretties for You

Kelly

  1. Billion Dollar Babies
  2. Love It To Death
  3. From the Inside
  4. Killer
  5. Welcome To My Nightmare
  6. School’s Out
  7. Special Forces
  8. Flush the Fashion
  9. Constrictor
  10. DaDa
  11. Muscle Of Love
  12. Alice Cooper Goes to Hell
  13. Zipper Catches Skin
  14. Lace and Whiskey
  15. Hey Stoopid
  16. Trash
  17. Easy Action
  18. Raise Your Fist and Yell
  19. Pretties for You

N&S – Ep 139 – Crafty Pagan Music

This week: Polymer Clay, Pagan, and Pokemon.

Mel’s Rec:

YouTube Channel: LoreChirik

  • Cool videos sculpting Pokemon, Clash Royale, and Five Nights at Freddy’s characters.
  • Make sure to check out his videos of Drogon and a White Walker from Game of Thrones. Too cool.

 

Here’s that Miltank pokemon Kelly was talking about. I think she’s cute.  

 

Kelly’s Rec:

Music: Official Pagan Music on YouTube (aka Mike of Squat Cobbler)

  • Ambient Awesomeness
  • Mike featured Kelly in “Like Alice” and has also managed to make Kelly an imdb page.
  • Mike recently put up Pagan’s Opiate EP. Listen below!

 

 

 

Social Media Corner:

Mel: @PaulNicklen on instagram: cool wildlife photos.

 


Kelly’s: @RoyWoodJr: Comedian. Appears on The Daily Show and Bob and Tom Radio.

 

Squat Cobbler 40 – Wrong Way Mike

Heads up. The second half of this show involves a recommendation (from GUESS who) of an adult nature. Plan your listening accordingly.  But be sure to catch our spiffy new end bump.

Kelly’s Recommendation

Wrong Way Up – Brian Eno and John Cale (1990)

This is a truly enable album.  The sound is the special nexus of Eno, Cale and the Talking Heads.  While Mike took great offense, listen to “Crime in the Desert” and justify how it is NOT somehow utilized in a future Squat Cobbler.

If you ever have the need for some music to play in the background as a pick-me-up, this is the ticket.  Perhaps you could put it on prior to Mike’s recommendation starting.

Mike’s Recommendation

Well… so…

Mike’s recommendation is the first film adaptation from the “La Blue Girl” series.  For those of you unfamiliar, La Blue Girl is an erotic anime and manga series by Toshio Maeda. La Blue Girl has been comic books, three live-action movies, and some PC games as well.

Tentacles are involved.

I have nothing else to say, except maybe “sorry”.

 

Social Media Picks

Mike – @karmic9 (tied to Mike’s convoluted logic to partially blame her for his recommendation)

N&S – Episode 138 – Medicine Jams

More music stuff! More podcasts!

 

Kelly’s Rec:

Website App: UJam Music Studio

  • A cool utility that makes your audio files sound pro made.  AND IT’S FREE.
  • It has tons of cool features and tweaks to get as audiophile-ish as you want.
  • Kelly used it to make a new outro for Squat Cobbler. Listen below, if you dare.

 

 

 

Mel’s Rec:

Another Podcast: Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine

  • A fun and informative podcast about Medicine by Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy.
  • Instead of going back and listening to the first few episodes, I jumped right into the current eps of this podcast. Starting with the one about Erectile Dysfunction. I was sold.
  • It’s a lot of fun AND you learn a few things.

 

Social Media Corner:

 

Kelly caught up with @JamieKoala again at Wizard World. See the pic below. She has some really cool stuff at her shop @KoalaArtDesign, so now go follow that one.

 

 

 

Want to subscribe to the Nurture and Support podcast??   Our feed – http://nurtureandsupport.net/feed/podcast  iTunes – Nurture and Support, Stitcher, Google Play and Kelly’s YouTube Channel.  Thanks for listening! Mel (@karmic9) and Kelly (@kellythul)

Squat Cobbler 39: The Pumpkin Spice Must Flow

Our favorite guest, and Kelly’s favorite podcast co-host (until this show) Mel returns to the Cobblerplex!

Recommendations

Kelly – Because Geek YouTube channel

Val rocks it with loads of Game of Thrones materials… fan theories, trailer breakdowns, episode reviews and live chats.  She is smart and engaging.  Check her channel out!

 

Mel – Rare Breed by  Zayde Wolf

Zayde Wolf music is written, produced and largely performed by Dustin Burnett.  His material has appeared in a variety of places including video games, NFL ads, Teen Wolf, Dancing with the Stars, etc…

Solid rock music creatively crafted and chocked full of ear worms.

Here is the awesome video Mel mentioned during the show…

 

Mike – RagtimeTwerk YouTube channel 

Mike recommended a YouTube channel that features twerking videos set to ragtime music.  Because he is Mike.

 

Social Media Recommendations 

Kelly – @BecauseVal_

Mike @RebekahKennedy (again)

N&S – Episode 137 – Pwning the Cello

Kelly depresses everyone this week. For once it’s not Mel. 😀

 

Mel’s Rec:

 

Music: GnuS Cello on YouTube

  • It’s cello music, duh.
  • Cello covers of popular music by Linkin Park, Soundgarden, and 21 Pilots among many others.
  • Find out what song almost made Kelly die, and what song Mel hates.

 

Kelly would also request that someone please redo this Blue Oyster Cult song into a cello version….

 

 

Kelly’s Rec:

Website: haveibeenpwned.com

  • Find out if your info has been hacked and how many times.
  • It’s okay to be scared.
  • Can you beat Mel and Kelly’s score?

 

 

Social Media Corner:

Jamie and Kelly at Wizard World 2016

Kelly: @JamieKoala: Cosplayer, Costume Artist, Artist Artist. Likes Wizard World. Has met Kelly irl.

and on instagram:

 


Want to subscribe to the Nurture and Support podcast??   Our feed – http://nurtureandsupport.net/feed/podcast  iTunes – Nurture and Support, Stitcher, Google Play and Kelly’s YouTube Channel.  Thanks for listening! Mel (@karmic9) and Kelly (@kellythul)

Squat Cobbler: Alice Cooper – Paranormal – Part 2 (review)

‘Cause my mama says the world’s an oyster and I’m the pearl

Here is part 2 of our review on Paranormal.  In the episode we discuss the two new original Alice Cooper group songs and the live tracks from his current band – all this on the bonus material included with Paranormal!

Also, since we mentioned how cool the stage show is for “Feed My Frankenstein”…

SMLTBCBPB (Song most likely to be covered by Pat Boone):

Mike  – Holy Water

Kelly – Genuine American Girl

Reminder… Paranormal is doing very well on the charts… HELP IT DO EVEN BETTER!!

Squat Cobbler 38: Alice Cooper – Trash (review)

“I’ll drive you like hammer on the bed of nails”

This week Mike and Kelly discuss Alice Cooper’s 18th album, “Trash”.

They are pretty sure this is still the best selling of all of Alice’s albums and it featured a major return to the singles chart with “Poison”.

While it certainly can be debated, both Mike and Kelly felt this was a good album, just not a good Alice Cooper album.  Tons of guest stars including Jon Bon Jovi, Steven Tyler and Kip Winger may have contributed to that.

Had this whole album been done live, it would have fared much better in the rankings.  Song like Poison and Trash really are a whole different level of awesome live.  For example:

 

SMLTBCBPB (Song most likely to be covered by Pat Boone):

Only My Heart Talkin’

THE RANKINGS

Mike

  1. Love It To Death
  2. Billion Dollar Babies
  3. Killer
  4. From the Inside
  5. School’s Out
  6. Welcome To My Nightmare
  7. Flush the Fashion
  8. Constrictor
  9. DaDa
  10. Muscle Of Love
  11. Special Forces
  12. Lace and Whiskey
  13. Zipper Catches Skin
  14. Raise Your Fist and Yell
  15. Trash
  16. Alice Cooper Goes to Hell
  17. Easy Action
  18. Pretties for You

Kelly

  1. Billion Dollar Babies
  2.  Love It To Death
  3. From the Inside
  4. Killer
  5. Welcome To My Nightmare
  6. School’s Out
  7. Special Forces
  8. Flush the Fashion
  9. Constrictor
  10. DaDa
  11. Muscle Of Love
  12. Alice Cooper Goes to Hell
  13. Zipper Catches Skin
  14. Lace and Whiskey
  15. Trash
  16. Easy Action
  17. Raise Your Fist and Yell
  18. Pretties for You