Squat Cobbler 37: A very very very very special Squat Cobbler

Rather than recommendations this week, Mike and I go behind the scenes on the various podcasts we do and also discuss my recent troubles with “The Man”.  Ironically, for a show where we talk about “cleaning up” audio, there are a few rough patches this show.  The original recording had some warbling here and there – sorry!

You’ll hear about the tools and processes we use, favorite guests for Squat Cobbler, the Alice Cooper reviews and A Saul and Battery.  You will also learn why the podcast audio for Squat Cobbler now differs on this blog verses YouTube – and much more.

We also REALLY want your input on our latest planned adventure… SQUAT CINEMA

The plans so far:

  1. Get together on Friday nights to watch a movie together via Rabb.it
  2. Maybe have a short film before the main event
  3. Have fun

We would love your input on what would make this better.  We discuss Squat Cinema towards the end of this show.  Hope to hear from you on this!!

N&S – Episode 135 -Podcats

Another episode where we recommend other people’s podcasts. Weird.

 

Mel’s Rec:

Podcast/AudioDrama: Mars Corp by Definitely Human Productions

  • Imagine waking up a few hundred years late for your job as Station Manager of the MarsCorp terraformign station. On Mars.
  • A fun story of Corporate Culture. In space. Full of zany characters and one lovable robot named Baxter. He has a telebelly.
  • Available at all of the normal places podcasts can be found.

 

 

Kelly’s Rec:

Podcast: Every Little Thing by Gimlet Media

  • This new podcast by Gimlet Media is hosted by Flora Lichtman and it’s about the little things.
  • Gimlet describes it’s about “searching for the extraordinary lurking in every nook and cranny of the ordinary”.
  • There are some very timely topics, such as eclipse chasers, the senate Parliamentarian, and the ever popular Dewey Decimal System.
  • Short little episodes about little, but important things.

 

Social Media Corner:

Mel: @BeautifulBizarreMagazine on Instagram: If you want to see some cool art from all over the spectrum, check this account out. It’s beautiful and a little creepy, and just really really cool.

Love Love Love “Sweet Casey,” by @loopyboopy, she’s SO lovely!❤️😍

A post shared by beautifulbizarremagazine (@beautifulbizarremagazine) on


Kelly: @TerriBlanchard on Twitter: She’s a super nice coffee drinking funny Canadian.

 


And Our Special Guest this week:

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 36: Alice Cooper – Raise Your Fist and Yell (review)

You can take my head and cut it off, but you ain’t gonna change my mind

For the first time in these reviews, a guest joins Mike and Kelly to discuss Kelly’s much dreaded analysis of Alice Cooper’s 17th album, “Raise Your Fist and Yell”.

Terry brought some great insight and humor to what could have been an EXTREMELY short review otherwise.  We hope to have him back!

In other big news, there is no longer a tie at the top of Kelly’s list.  Billion Dollar Babies now holds the #1 spot exclusively.

Terry mentioned during the show there was some concert footage from the tour supporting Raise Your Fist and Yell.  While not the greatest audio or video… here it is.

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

Mike and Terry – Freedom

Kelly – Chop Chop Chop

Raise Your Fist and Yell ended up at #13 on Mike’s list and #16 on Kelly’s – with an assist from Terry on Kelly’s placement.

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. Alice Cooper Goes to Hell
  16. Easy Action
  17. 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. Easy Action
  16. Raise Your Fist and Yell
  17. Pretties for You

Squat Cobbler 35: Shudder and Explode

Mike and Kelly reflect upon Squat Cobbler’s “evil doppelganger” relationship to the Nurture and Support podcast and then go on to recommend…

Kelly’s recommendation: Song Exploder (podcast)

Hosted by Hrishikesh Hirway, Song Exploder is a podcast that breaks down a song each episode with the participation of musician(s) who created it.  Very interesting and tightly edited (each show is less than 15 minutes). There are episodes with Björk, U2, Metallica, Solange, Iggy Pop and many more.

Mike’s recommendation:  Shudder (Streaming service)

Sponsored by AMC, this horror specific streaming channel boasts on of the largest movie catalogs.  It has a number of exclusives on movies and TV shows, as well as original content.  It also has a unique live viewing option not often found on streaming services.  Check it out at www.shudder.com

Social Recommendations

Kelly – @scifi_or_bust (Instagram)

Mike – @christian_menses (Instagram)

N&S – Episode 134 – Whole Lotta Literature

This short ep is just chock full of literary inspiration.

 

Kelly’s Rec:

Website: InspiroBot.me

  • Special thanks to Sean Shick for dropping this little gem in front of Kelly’s eyeballs. Special Runner Up Thanks to Matt Shivers for keeping it there.
  • Click the HAL3000 -ish button and wonderful inspirational magic appears.
  • Also, you can access your past inspirations from the “My Quotes” section.
  • Go. Look. Click that Generate button ans share your inspirations with us.

LOOK AT THESE. LOOK!

 

Here are some of Mel’s:

 

 

Mel’s Rec:

Podcast: Levar Burton Reads

  • Just like it sounds, Levar Burton reads short stories from various genres to you.
  • It is magical. You should go listen now.
  • It’s available everywhere podcast can be, and if you are a Stitcher Premium member you can listen to the next ep before it airs.
  • Also, Levar Burton retweeted me. Really.

 

Social Media Corner:

Kelly:  Ian Colletti @IanColletti aka Eugene on Preacher.


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 34: Alice Cooper – Constrictor (review)

The world needs guts

This week Mike and Kelly discuss Alice Cooper’s 16th album, “Constrictor” and talk tattoos at the end of the show.  After a couple years of “retirement”, Alice teams with Kane Roberts for a most encouraging return.  Perhaps a little filler here and there, but this is a very fun album overall.  The clear standout song is “He’s Back (The Man Behind the Mask)” from the Friday the 13th series.

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

Mike – Thrill My Gorilla (ed note: Mike has Pat in a gorilla suit performing it)

Kelly – Life and the Death of the Party

Constrictor ended up at #8 on Mike’s list and #9 on Kelly’s.

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. Alice Cooper Goes to Hell
  15. Easy Action
  16. Pretties for You

Kelly

  1. Love It To Death (tie)
  2. Billion Dollar Babies (tie)
  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. Easy Action
  16. Pretties for You

Squat Cobbler 33: Tales of Pirates and Snews

After determining there are fewer parallels between Jesus and Mike than Mike originally thought, we get on with the show…

Kelly’s recommendation – Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead Men Tell No Tales

OK, it’s a Pirates movie, but one of the better ones.  Fun. great special effects, implausible scenes galore, and a cgi Depp.  What more can you want?

Mike’s recommendation – Snews

Tony (@TonySolo on Twitter), co-host of the former Snarkalec Radio internet radio show/YouTube thingie with Mike and Kelly, and Dylan (@Holidill) host a monthly YouTube show called “The Snews”.  The show covers zombies, sci-fi movies, birthdays… and whatever else comes up.

You can find the Snews on Tony’s YouTube channel

Here is the Snarkalec Radio reunion show mentioned on this week’s podcast (the one that apparently Mike and Kelly diminished in value).  NSFW

Social Media Recommendations

Mike – @tonysolo

Kelly – @duckduckgo

Squat Cobbler 32: Alice Cooper – DaDa (review)

I love that mountain with them four big heads…

This week Mike and Kelly discuss Alice Cooper’s 15th album, “DaDa”.  Bob Ezrin and Dick Wagner return – and you can tell.  It is a mix of strong songs (Da Da, I Love America) and some not so strong ones (Dyslexia, Fresh Blood).  Also, we get Dali cover art.


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

DaDa ended up at #8 on Mike’s list and #9 on Kelly’s.

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. DaDa
  9. Muscle Of Love
  10. Special Forces
  11. Lace and Whiskey
  12. Zipper Catches Skin
  13. Alice Cooper Goes to Hell
  14. Easy Action
  15. Pretties for You

Kelly

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

Squat Cobbler SPECIAL EDITION – Alice Cooper’s new single “Paranoiac Personality”

Mike and Kelly put together a special Squat Cobbler to discuss the hard to say, but easy to listen to, new single from Alice Cooper… “Paranoiac Personality”.

Squat Cobbler 31: Hail to the Pagan

Jam packed show this week including the announcement of the Bilinski/Thul 2020 presidential ticket.

Mike’s recommendationKorg monotron delay

An affordable way to start to play with analog music.  You get an amazing amount of capabilities from a device not much larger than a smart phone.  Also much safer than Mike’s water-based keyboard.

Kelly’s recommendationBetter Call Saul Insider Podcast

This is the second best recap show for Better Call Saul, after “A Saul and Battery“.  Show creators Vince Gillian and Peter Gould participate in every show and it is full of insights and backstory of the production, writing, and filming of one of the best shows on TV currently.

SOCIAL MEDIA RECOMMENDATIONS

Kelly – @OcalaCobra

Mike – @holidill

And, as promised, here is the 2000% not safe for work show Mike and Dylan (@holidill) did review the movie “Showgirls”.