Â Today’s extra-fun show is with Steve Kamb, the guy behind NerdFitness.com, a super popular blog and fitness community. He’s helped thousands of regular
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What does it mean when one of the most successful oncologists in the world is struggling for life meaning and direction? What does HE do to get answers? He goes on a Vision Quest.
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Actor Michael Rapaport profiles his favorite hip-hop group, A Tribe Called Quest, and ends up documenting their deep-rooted friendships and conflicts.
A year after our first special, we return with a face-to-face nerdgasm over Enix’s supreme RPG franchise.
So once again, we said "well, why not?" Why not go ahead and do another Crunk Games special, this time on another game series that had a recent anniversary — Dragon Quest! And so, Alex sat with me to discuss [almost] the entirety of the series, going game-by-game just as we did with PSO.
For those of you who read issue 2 of my magazine, SCROLL — which was also about the DQ anniversary and if you didn’t read it now’s a great time — a lot of what we talk about will sound like a broken record to you, and there’s a good chance you’re just generally sick of all the Dragon Quest talk since the spring! Well, at least the DQX talk is new, and this is all a lot less formalized.Thrill at Alex’s ridiculous DQ-related childhood stories! Listen to selections from Dragon Quest albums! Cringe at how amused we are with ourselves!
Ten games is a lot of ground to cover; doubly so when you have us jackasses braying on about them. So, despite editing, this show runs two and a half hours. People either love or hate that kind of length, but like our last show, this podcast features chapter skips if you listen on an Apple player, and this time we’ve added more "art" (goofy pictures) for the skips as well, so it shouldn’t be too hard to pick up where you left off. –Ray Barnholt
Michael Rapaport has an extensive list of acting credits, from Woody Allen films to roles on Boston Public, Friends, and Prison Break. For his newest project, he began with a vision to profile his favorite hip-hop group, A Tribe Called Quest, and ended up documenting their deep-rooted friendships and conflicts along with the musical history of the group.
The movie is called Beats, Rhymes and Life, and features interviews with members Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Mohammed and Jarobi White. Animated sequences of Tribe songs are interspersed with remarks from hip-hop producers, radio personalities and rappers, and give a portrait of the time as well as of the group itself.
Jim and Greg have talked on the show before about France’s “3 Strikes” downloading law before on the show, and they’ve been wondering when they US will present its own anti-piracy initiative. Well, the Senate just did. Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont introduced the “Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act”, a bipartisan bill that would allow the D.O.J. to shut down websites with pirated content. Record labels and Hollywood studios have been waiting for this for some time. Jim points out that a similar bill was introduced during the Bush administration, but, perhaps rightly so, some lawmakers didn’t feel the government should be footing the bill for these legal actions. With President Obama’s appointment of an Intellectual Property Czar, Greg sees a trend toward supporting corporate copyright holders in this administration.
In related news, U2’s manager Paul McGuinness recently published his own manifesto about the future of the music industry as it relates to downloading. There are few men as powerful in music today, so his words carry a lot of weight, but Jim and Greg aren’t sure McGuinness is being very forward thinking. He feels that internet service providers are not doing enough to catch pirates, and that the solution is to bundle royalty costs into your internet fee. U2 is one of the few bands, like Radiohead, who could choose to revolutionize their business model. But, disappointingly it’s business as usual for them.
They say that it takes a lifetime to make your first record and only a few months to make your second. If that’s true, then it’s no surprise that most artists face the dreaded “sophomore slump.” But, a rare few release second albums that meet or even exceed the first. Here are Jim & Greg’s picks for Sophomore Success Stories:
- Nirvana, Nevermind
- The Cars, Candy-O
- A Tribe Called Quest, The Low End Theory
- PJ Harvey, Rid of Me
- Jimi Hendrix, Axis Bold As Love
- Sinéad O’Connor, I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got
- Elvis Costello, This Year’s Model
- Beastie Boys, Paul’s Boutique
Now it comes time to look at a new sophomore effort: Grinderman 2. Nick Cave’s blues punk side project wowed Jim and Greg with its debut. And with this one, they’ve proved they can do more than just pure, raw energy. Jim hears a lot more experimentation, but also a lot more melody. Greg even found some songs just plain creepy. He calls Cave a wonderfully “nasty rock and roll machine.” Grinderman 2 gets a double Buy It.
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A great 35min mix of 12 A Tribe Called Quest tracks, by the Spin Doctor.
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