Episode 133 – Swords Galore

Kelly can’t pass up another chance to praise The Sword and the Sorcerer movie. Also there’s a toad, and maybe a cat.

Mel’s Recommendation:

Video: Man At Arms and Man At Arms Reforged on the AWE me Channel

  • I am ridiculously fascinated by this show.
  • Basically some amazing artisans make REAL WEAPONS from movies and games.
  • Seriously, check out the Lich King’s sword from Warcraft. So. Cool.
  • The entire playlist is below. Watch it.

 

Here’s the sword from The Sword and the Sorcerer, if you have managed to miss this gem of a movie.

 

Kelly’s Recommendation:

 

Book: The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

  • This is essentially a cool history book about the world of Westeros.
  • It fills in a lot of depth to the backstory of the Game of Thrones series.
  • Confused by all the Targaryens, this will clear it up!

 

Social Media Corner:

Kelly: Chris Newsome aka @toadhatguy This may be the best thing EVER. Chris makes little hats to put on a real live toad.

 


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Squat Cobbler 23 – Mortiis and Tonio K.

A rare show where Kelly is first to earn the “explicit” iTunes rating for the podcast.  Apologies to all whales.

Kelly’s Recommendation

Album: Tonio K. – Rodent Weekend ’76-’96 (Approximately)

A collection of Tonio K. unreleased songs including “Everything (Including You) Disgusts Me”, “Funky Western Civilization (Phase 2)”, and “Harness the Hamster” featuring the very awesome actual hamster John Paul III….

Mike’s Recommendation

Album: AIDS to the People – Vond

The long missing Vond EP “AIDS to the People” has finally been released.  You can go here to get it and many other works by their founder Mortiis.  Mortiis and his various bands were heavily influential on Mike’s music.  This is a long lost gem you won’t want to miss!

Note: the bonus razor blade is no longer part of Vond’s “Selvmord” packaging.   #thanksobama

Social Media Recommendations 

Kelly – @dork_power

Mike – @rebekahkennedy

Episode 132- Child Sized Ear Holes

Mel has problems, but Kelly has some music that will help.

 

Kelly’s Recommendation:

Album: Disney’s Music From the Park

  • Released in 1996, this album has popular music artists performing renditions of popular songs from Disney movies.
  • Includes Patti Austin, The Pointer Sisters, Olivia Newton-John, and the amazing gem from Tim Curry below.
  • The album is no longer available on youtube, but you can go get it on Amazon.

 

 

Not on this album, but still awesome:

 

 

Mel’s Recommendation:

Device: Apple Airpods

  • They are super cool, they hold a charge for a long time, they have a cool charge case.
  • They run $159 from Apple and there’s a wait. So you should get on the list now.
  • If you have Child Sized Ear holes like Mel, they are very comfortable.

 

 

Social Media Corner:

Kelly: Daniel Newman: @DanielNewman He has a blue checkmark, is on The Walking Dead, and a cool N at the end of his name. Go follow him!


Mel: Ethan Kocak: @blackmudpuppy He likes herps and has a webcomic at blackmudpuppy.com. He’s also the artist behind a lot of the scientists’ cartoon avi on twitter. Hit him up, he’ll make you one too.


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Squat Cobbler 22: Alice Cooper – Lace and Whiskey (review)

This week Mike and Kelly discuss Alice Cooper’s 10th album, “Lace and Whiskey”.  After a very strong start with the first three songs, things start to drift a bit.  There is a bit of a comeback on side 2 with “King of the Silver Screen”, but this side also includes a song that Mike rightfully describes as “Abba-esque”.

As promised, Alice on Johnny Carson singing the title track…

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

(No More) Love at Your Convenience

Lace makes it to #7 on Mike’s list, #8 on Kelly’s.

THE RANKINGS

Mike

  1. Love It To Death
  2. Billion Dollar Babies
  3. Killer
  4. School’s Out
  5. Welcome To My Nightmare
  6. Muscle Of Love
  7. Lace and Whiskey
  8. Alice Cooper Goes to Hell
  9. Easy Action
  10. Pretties for You

Kelly

  1. Love It To Death (tie)
  2. Billion Dollar Babies (tie)
  3. Killer
  4. Welcome To My Nightmare
  5. School’s Out
  6. Muscle Of Love
  7. Alice Cooper Goes to Hell
  8. Lace and Whiskey
  9. Easy Action
  10. Pretties for You

Episode 131- Crafting Some Extreme Sports

Kelly quizzes Mel on sportsball. You don’t want to miss it.

Mel’s Recommendation:

YouTube Channel: Yvonne Williams of Back To Earth Creations

  • Yvonne does it all y’all: Wire wrapped jewelry, chainmail jewelry, polymer clay, cosplay, leather crafting, gardening, and urban homesteading.
  • Yvonne is one of the happiest people on YouTube, y’all. She makes me a little happier every time I watch her videos.
  • I just want to say that I was following her BEFORE Adam Savage posted her Dragon Eye of Sauron video. So there. Anyway, go watch it; it’s uber cool.
  • She also takes custom orders, so you should do that.
  • Below is a vid she made using a similar dragon eye in a wire wrapped bracelet.

 

Kelly’s Recommendation:

Documentary: ESPN’s 30 for 30: This Was the XFL

  • Dick Ebersol and Vince McMahon got together and put the XFL on NBC. For One Season.
  • After NBC decided to pass on airing the NFL in 2001, Vince McMahon got his chance to create the football league of his dreams.
  • Find out about the guy with “He Hate Me” on the back of his jersey.
  • Amazingly, a few players went on to actually play in the NFL.
  • Sadly, you need to have access to ESPN to watch this one. It’s not up on Netflix.
  • Check out this commercial for the XFL.

 

 

 

Social Media Corner: The As Above, So Below Edition

 

Kelly is recommending God aka @OmgMeDamnit

Mel is recommending Satan aka @s8n


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Squat Cobbler 21: Alice Cooper Goes To Hell (review)

This week Mike and Kelly discuss Alice Cooper’s 9th album, “Alice Cooper Goes To Hell”.  There are some fun moments on this record, but both of them found parts of it over-produced and not as gritty as some of his earlier work.  That said, an album that suggests hell is actually a disco can’t be all that bad.

While a tour was planned, it ended up being cancelled due to Alice’s heath at the time.  This is a shame, because these clips give us just a hint of the wonderful show that would have been…

SMLTBCBPB (Song most likely to be covered by Pat Boone): You Gotta Dance (Mike), Give the Kid a Break (Kelly)

 

 

THE RANKINGS

Mike

  1. Love It To Death
  2. Billion Dollar Babies
  3. Killer
  4. School’s Out
  5. Welcome To My Nightmare
  6. Muscle Of Love
  7. Alice Cooper Goes to Hell
  8. Easy Action
  9. Pretties for You

Kelly

  1. Love It To Death (tie)
  2. Billion Dollar Babies (tie)
  3. Killer
  4. Welcome To My Nightmare
  5. School’s Out
  6. Muscle Of Love
  7. Alice Cooper Goes to Hell
  8. Easy Action
  9. Pretties for You

Episode 130 – The Long Dark of Cutting Cable

Kelly cuts the cable cord and Mel just tries to survive the apocalypse.

Kelly’s Recommendation:

Gadgets: Cut your cable with Mohu and Tablo

  • Mohu makes amplified HD antennas to get over-the-air tv stations. There are lots of different models for both indoor and outdoor use.
  • Tablo Tuners let you DVR over-the-air channels and also lets you watch different channels throughout the house or on the mobile app.

 

Mel’s Recommendation:

Game: The Long Dark by Hinterland Games

  • Yes, I did talk about this game before. There have been a lot of changes since the last time I played, so I’m talking about it again. Sue me.
  • It’s a post-apocalypse survival game set in the frozen wilds of Canada. It’s great and lonely with no politicians to bother you.
  • It’s available on Steam for PC and on xbox.
  • I should probably mention that this game involves permadeath. That means if you die, game over.

 

Social Media Corner:

Kelly: Crazy Russian Hacker on YouTube. Just watch.

 

 

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Squat Cobbler 20 – More Alice and More Scooby Doo Than You Expect

All hell breaks loose this week.  Not a show for the kiddos.  Eventually.

Kelly’s Recommendation

Super Duper Alice Cooper – Documentary

One of the best Alice Cooper documentaries out there.  This sheds new (or more) light on the group’s breakup and the “lost albums” Alice did in the 80s.  Alice, Dennis Dunaway, Iggy Pop and John Lydon all join in on the fun.  And Alice’s mom too.

Mike’s Recommendation – (please read below)

Mike recommended cosplay porn this week as a way to bring our country together and heal.  Yes, you will hear him actually state this in the podcast.  He indicated Scooby Doo is his favorite theme in this and Scoob and crew were well represented in the genre.  Yes, you will actually hear him say that in the podcast too.  He did give “Cosplay Babes” a shout out, but fell short of explicitly recommending them (pun intended).

Sorry, no links, pics, or embedded videos for this recommendation.  Pretty good chance is you search on “Daphne and Velma” with the safe search off, you’ll find one of Mike’s favorites.

Mike got the pre-show disclaimer he had been hoping for as well.  So there is that.

Episode 129 – Extraterrestrials Come from Wolf 359

We’re Back!

Mel’s Recommendation:

Podcast: Wolf 359

  • An AudioFiction podcast set in a space station in orbit around Wolf359.
  • Told mainly from the perspective of Doug Eiffel, the communications officer of the station’s 3 person crew.
  • Doug is not exactly thrilled to be on the station and doesn’t bother to hide it. Instead he spends most of his time broadcasting running monologues full of popculture anecdotes out into the void.
  • Follow along as the station AI possibly plots to murder the crew, the mad scientist possibly experiments on the crew, and the Captain tries to hold it all together.
  • Available on all podcast catchers and at Wolf359.fm

 

Kelly’s Recommendation:

Music: Extraterrestrial Live by Blue Oyster Cult

  • Released in 1982 and recorded during the Fire of Unknown Origin Tour in places like Pokipsy, NY.
  • Hidden among the hard rock Cities On Flame and Burnin’ For You is a little disco/funk number called Dr. Music.
  • It also includes Mel’s 2 favorites, Godzilla and (Don’t Fear) The Reaper.
  • Look at that cool album cover!
  • You can listen to the whole album on YouTube and it’s up on Spotify.
  • And below is the Joan Crawford video that Kelly doesn’t want you to see.

 

 

Social Media Corner:

Kelly: @Tye_Rannosaurus Wrex: Tye Lombardi is the woman behind episode 306 of ZNation and she has one of the best twitter handles ever. One of our favorite episodes of one of our favorite shows. You know the one where Doc is trapped in a mental ward and finds 10K and they meet Elvis? It was great!

 


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Squat Cobbler 19: Welcome To My Nightmare – Alice Cooper

Mike and Kelly recap Alice Cooper’s first solo album “Welcome To My Nightmare”. While they both miss the Detroit sound of the Alice Cooper group albums… they agree this is still a very entertaining album.

SMLTBCBPB (Song most likely to be covered by Pat Boone): “Some Folks”

Here is the fairly horrific Tori Amos cover of “Only Women Bleed” Mike mentioned…

Here is a palette cleanser for the previous video…

THE RANKINGS

Mike

  1. Love It To Death
  2. Billion Dollar Babies
  3. Killer
  4. School’s Out
  5. Welcome To My Nightmare
  6. Muscle Of Love
  7. Easy Action
  8. Pretties for You

Kelly

  1. Love It To Death (tie)
  2. Billion Dollar Babies (tie)
  3. Killer
  4. Welcome To My Nightmare
  5. School’s Out
  6. Muscle Of Love
  7. Easy Action
  8. Pretties for You