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! 

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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). 😀

 

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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.


 

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)