Squat Cobbler 46: Alice Cooper – Dirty Diamonds (review)

“I’m in jail in a Texas town, in my sister’s wedding gown”

This week we review Alice Cooper’s 24th album “Dirty Diamonds”.  This was a tricky album.  The highs were VERY high (Woman of Mass Distraction, Saga of Jesse Jane, Dirty Diamonds), while the lows were kind of low (Pretty Ballerina).   Still… it is Alice and therefore awesome.

BTW, in case you thought Kelly was trying to pull a fast one on saying “Stand” was an Olympic song, check out track 13 on Unity.

BONUS: Here is a Sims version of The Saga of Jesse Jane… pretty amazing…

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

Mike – Woman of Mass Destruction
Kelly – Stand (with Michael Winslow)

THE RANKINGS

Dirty Diamonds ends up #13 on Mike’s list and #14 on Kelly’s…

Mike

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

N&S – Ep 144 – A Forest of Memes

We have memes. We have music. But do we have musical memes? Listen and find out.

Hint: No. No we don’t.

Kelly’s Rec:

Webiste: MemeGenerator.Net

  • It’s a website. That helps you generate memes. You’re welcome.
  • Waste hours and hours making funny memes. Or memes that are just funny to you, same diff.
  • You can make your meme and run or make an account and save it for later.
  • Go forth and meme, my friends.

 

 

 

 

Mel’s Rec:

 

 

App: Soundforest

  • A Mini Music Maker only available on iOS.
  • Make your own songs by placing trees, shapes, and even animals into an little environment.
  • The base app is free, and you can unlock everything for a mere $1.99!
  • It’s amazingly addictive. Check out 2 of my first songs in the video below. Be kind. I mean it.

 

 

Social Media Corner:

Kelly: Brittany @brittanyam12 on instagram. she’s also pretty awesome on Snapchat.

 

Fierce #sunset 🌅

A post shared by Brittany Mitchell (@brittanyam12) on

Special thanks to Alicia @ohalchemygirl for our intro song and to Matt @MattShiversVO for our outgoing message! 

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 45: Alice Cooper – The Eyes of Alice Cooper (review)

“Me and Iggy were gigging with Ziggy…”

This week we review Alice Cooper’s 23rd album “The Eyes of Alice Cooper”.  Alice leaves the industrial world of Dragontown and Brutal Planet and returns to a more garage band sound.  The most excellent Chuck Garric also makes his first appearance on bass for Alice on this album.   While Mike and I both like this album and there are some interesting/fun songs, it didn’t soar to the top of either of our lists.

Here is Alice singing about burning all his porno….

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

Man of the Year

THE RANKINGS

Eyes ends up #13 on Mike’s list and #14 on Kelly’s…

Mike

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

N&S – Ep 143 – Pockets of Polluted Oxygen

This week Mel is gaming again, and Kelly talks about Mike.

Mel’s Rec:

Game: Oxygen Not Included by Klei Entertainment

  • A space colony simulation survival game with super cute Duplicant colonists available in Early Access on Steam.
  • Worry about having oxygen to breathe, food to eat, and plumbing to use because you don’t have enough to worry about.
  • Learn about polluted oxygen pockets and proper ventilation. Or don’t, and watch your sad little colonists die. 8/

 

Kelly’s Rec:

Podcast Network: Loud N Loaded

  • Our Squat Cobbler compatriot, Mike aka @officialpagan has relaunched his Loud N Loaded channel.
  • Head over there now, and you can catch some snippets of past shows from The Vault to hear what your in for!
  • It’s going to be pretty amazing folks, so go check it out.
  • He’s already being featured on the front page of the Podbean app (see below). You can go to his page linked above to download the app or here are some super Nurturing & Supporting type links, iOS and Android.
  • Don’t want to get another app? Here’s the Apple podcast link.

 

 

 

Special thanks to Alicia @ohalchemygirl for our intro song and to Matt @MattShiversVO for our outgoing message! 

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 44: Alice Cooper – Dragontown (review)

“I was so offended, as I sat for three hours…”

This week we review Alice Cooper’s 22nd album “Dragontown”.  Dragontown is the worst place on “Brutal Planet” and continues (and ends) Alice’s brief foray into a much more industrial sound.  This album starts VERY strong, but fades a bit in our opinion in its second half.

And since we both love the song “Sex, Death and Money”, I wanted to include something on it… and I found this treasure.

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

Fantasy Man

THE RANKINGS

Dragontown ends up #8 on Mike’s list and #11 on Kelly’s…

Mike

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

N&S – Ep 142 – An Angry Learning Experience

This week Kelly gleefully sets out to piss Mel off. There is much sighing.

 

Kelly’s Rec:

Remember folks, this is NOT an endorsement, just some useful historical information. Otherwise known as an angry learning experience.

Documentary: Get Me Roger Stone on Netflix

  • A Netflix original about Roger Stone.
  • Did you know he has a ginormous tattoo of Richard Nixon on his back?

 

 

Mel’s Rec:

App: Periscope

  • A social media live streaming app for iOS and android. Integrates with twitter (and Facebook if you must).
  • It’s cool, it streams video from all over the world, and it just works.
  • Kelly recommended this app on Episode 87, way back in 2015. Which really seems like 100 years ago or so.  Anyway, it’s still  around despite numerous reports of it’s impending doom.

 

Social Media Corner:

Kelly suggests you follow @Stoneflik on twitter since Roger Stone got himself banned… Oops. It too has been banned now. (Mel is sooooo sad). 😀

 

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 43: Alice Cooper – Brutal Planet (review)

“I’m on your side… sincerely”

This week we review Alice Cooper’s 21st album “Brutal Planet”.  This album, along with its successor “Dragontown”, mark Alice’s brief foray into a much more industrial sound.  These albums proved to be a bit polarizing for Alice fans, but both Mike and I both greatly enjoy them.

As mentioned on the show, here is the “Gimmie” video with the more insincere “sincerely” ever sung and it ends on a hilarious note.

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

Mike – It’s the Little Things

Kelly – Eat Some More

THE RANKINGS

Mike

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

N&S – Ep 141 – Aliens, Ancient Rome, and Cats

Audiobooks! Documentaries! Cats destroying things!

Mel’s Rec:

Audiobook: Alien: River of Pain: an Audible Original Drama

  • A full cast recording of an Aliens story by Christopher Golden. It takes place right before the movie Aliens.
  • If you love Aliens, you will love this story. The cast is excellent!

 

Audiobooks: X-Files: Cold Cases and X-Files: Stolen Lives – more Audible Originals

  • These audiobooks are based on the X-Files comics.
  • Features the original cast! Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Mitch Pileggi, William B Davis, and The Lone Gunmen are back.

 

 

Kelly’s Rec:

Documentary: The Secrets of Ancient Rome on Netflix

  • A quirky 14 ep series about Ancient Rome available on Netflix
  • Hosted by Sean Patrick Lovett and Silvia Rubino
  • The throw in a little live action recreations and LATIN!

 

Social Media Corner

Kelly: @Marvel- it’s Marvel..

 

Squat Cobbler 42: Alice Cooper – The Last Temptation

“So I’m looking for a girl with a job and a car”


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.