Squat Cobbler 74: Space Issues

This week Mike and Kelly set a record for tangents prior to the recommendations.  Sorry.

Mike’s RecommendationTechnology Connections YouTube Channel

This channel is a treasure trove on all sorts of technology tidbits ranging from closed captioning, LEDs, DVD-RAM, Laserdiscs,etc…

Mike specifically mentioned the segment on the history of cassette tapes as a “must listen”

Kelly’s Recommendation – Walking Dead Our World app

Great game play, augmented reality, and zombies (!) in the Pokemon Go meets the Walking Dead app.  Available on Android and iOS, this joint effort between Google Maps and AMC is extremely fun to play.  Game play is intuitive, but if you want to take it to the next level, Reddit has all the information you would ever need.  The app is challenging Pokemon Go as Kelly’s go to “walk in and out of work” entertainment.

As mentioned in the podcast, Kelly recommended Pokemon Go on Nurture and Support 120 (July 2016). In a clear violation of recommendation protocol, Mike recommended Pokemon Go on Squat Cobbler 8 (August 2016).

Please remember, if Mike recommends The Walking Dead Our World at a later date, we all need to call him out and declare “CHICANERY! CHICANERY!”

Social Media Recommendations

Kelly: @ChrisEvans – Captain America is a must follow as we approach Avenger’s Endgame… plus Mr. Evans is a stand up guy

Mike: Kelly’s YouTube channel – home of Nurture and Support, Squat Cobbler, A Saul and Battery, and other silliness.

Squat Cobbler 73: Cosplay and Retro Gaming

This week you’ll get a great YouTube channel recommendation and a fun retro gaming option.  In addition to the recommendations, Mike and Kelly wander around such topics as YouTube comments, monetization, the Amiga 2000, BASIC, and The Killing Joke.

Kelly’s Recommendation

Orvix Cosplay – This is an awesome YouTube channel run by an equally awesome person.  It has cosplay talk, how-to videos, vlogs from cons and Disneyland… what’s not to love?

Here is the super cool Killing Joke shirt project Kelly mentioned

Mike’s Recommendation

The C64 Mini – Aside from a keyboard unable to cope with Mike’s large man hands, this is a pretty amazing retro gaming option – at a great price.  Not only can you install additional games to the system, it comes fully operational for you to code and run BASIC programs.

Here is the difference between DO WHILE and DO UNTIL.  Kelly still doesn’t grasp it.

Social Media Recommendations

Kelly – Orvix Cosplay’s Instagram

Mike – Mike recommended @the64mini on Twitter, but that account doesn’t exist.  So enjoy the keyboard size rants on the hashtag

Random Chatter Scrapbook

Here is Kelly’s “Night King of Ren” cosplay…

The game Kelly cheated at all the time on the Amiga was called “Wings”…

N&S- Ep. 162 – The Sogmaster

We’re BACK!! Well, sorta. If Mel’s internet holds up. We’ll see. No guarantees. 


Mel’s Rec: 

YouTube: The Crafsman SteadyCraftin

  • The most positive and cool Crafting channel you will find on YouTube


Kelly’s Rec:

Apps: Cash Show and HQ Trivia

  • These 2 trivia apps PAY you real money for answering trivia questions.
  • Cash Show is on hiatus until 2019 and HQ Trivia has suffered the loss of it’s CEO
  • Get ready for Cash Show on itunes or google
  • Get HQ Trivia on itunes or google


Dylan’s video for reference 



Mike’s Rec:

Album: Mayhem’s Grand Declaration of War Remastered

  • Despite what Mike told you, this is not Christian Folk Music.
  • Spotify Link



Social Media Corner:

Mel: In lieu of an actual social media account, I give you a video that made me laugh. 


Mike: @realDonaldTrump on Twitter (From Mel: Mike apparently just wants to hurt me, so I refuse to link to this account. I offer you an alternative below.)

  • @RealPressSecBot this account takes the tweets from the previous account and puts them on some official letterhead to make them the official press releases that they are.  So Fun.
  • If you would like to watch the commercial for the Pizza Sandwich:


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Squat Cobbler 72: Top 5 Live Albums

This week Mike and Kelly run down their top five favorite live albums…


1. Appetite for Democracy – Gun’s N’ Roses

2. Still – Nine Inch Nails

3. Live – Alice in Chains

4. Live Bootleg – Aerosmith

5 . Living in Clip – Ani Difranco


Kelly (true Alice Cooper fan)

1. Waiting For Columbus – Little Feat

2. Alice Cooper – Fistful of Alice

3. Peter Gabriel – Peter Gabriel Play Live

4. Big World – Joe Jackson

5. Welcome to the Club – Ian Hunter

Squat Cobbler 71: Ian Hunter – Welcome to the Club (album review)

My prison is your brain, your prisoner’s insane

This week Mike and Kelly discuss Kelly’s recommendation – Ian Hunter’s “Welcome to the Club”.  This is a wonderful live album featuring the incomparable Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson’s amazing guitar work.

As mentioned in the podcast, Kelly had assemble a playlist to fully recreate the actual album experience via YouTube, it can be found here.

Mike and Kelly both loved the screaming lady on this track, so we had to include it…

Lastly, the lyrical awesomeness of “Bastard” (album track)


Squat Cobbler 70: Type O Negative – October Rust (album review)

“I”ll do anything…”

This week Mike and Kelly discuss an album recommendation from Mike – Type O Negative’s “October Rust”.  While a bit of a departure from their typical music, this is a very enjoyable album.  As per usual, Mike and Kelly go through the album track by track and share their thoughts.

As promised, here is Mike’s Grandmother’s favorite track… (honestly)


As also promised…

Squat Cobbler 68+1: The episode we chose not to name

Had we named it, it would have been related to the Sea-man talk at the end of the episode.

This week we return to recommendations…

Mike – Podcast: Video Palace

Available on Shudder and Apple Podcasts, “Video Place” is a podcast about a podcast seeking out rare VHS tapes.  So meta. Episodes run around 20 minutes each and are some really great retro/mystery fun.

Kelly – Documentary: Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2017)

Available on Netflix, “Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2017)” tells they tale of the brief merchandising juggernaut-y run of He Man.  The comic, various different action figures series, and toy company drama are also covered.

At the end of the episode, we are predictably immature when we discuss Mer-man’s first proposed name… Sea-man

Squat Cobbler 68: Deep Watch – Endless Fragments of Time (album / EP review)

This week Mike and Kelly discuss the album/EP by Deep Watch, “Endless Fragments of Time”.  This work has had its share of controversy given its somewhat sketchy debut on Spotify.  You be the judge.



Squat Cobbler 67: Billion Dollar Babies – Battle Axe (album review)

“It’s bigger than King Kong”

Thanks to a suggestion from our listener Mick, this week Mike and Kelly discuss Battle Axe by Billion Dollar Babies.  When the original Alice Cooper group went there separate ways, three members of the band formed Billion Dollar Babies.  The concept for Battle Axe was to be the follow up for the the original group’s final collaboration, “Muscle of Love“.

While there are some moments, listening to this album (and Alice’s “Goes to Hell” and “Lace and Whiskey” outings that were also released around this time) point out how amazing the original group’s mixture of talent was.

It was a tough go for Billion Dollar Babies and there is little on the Internet about them.  Here is one of the best histories on the band and a few (rare) pics

Also, Kelly mentioned the somewhat shady live album of Battle Axe…


Squat Cobbler 66: Alice Cooper – A Paranormal Evening at the Olympia Paris (review)

I’m the bump on your head as you step on the rake

At “breakneck speed” Mike and Kelly review the latest Alice Cooper release, the live album “A Paranormal Evening at the Olympia Paris”.  Outside of song discussion you’ll learn of Kelly’s deep love for the French and the usual uncomfortable reveal of Mike’s inner passions.

In the review, Mike mentioned the cover might be a bit similar to the newest Prince release.  You be the judge…

Also, as promised, Zorro’s Ascent (sadly, not on this album)