What am I going to say about this group that doesn't sum it up in the title. Besides the fact that they are die hard gamers, they are also the nicest and most fun people to hang out with. I invited the administrators and creators of the group, Christopher Morgan, Brian Wissner "Wizz", Colt Dalmaso, and just for fun my great friend John Schalcosky to my house for this podcast, the guys showed up with a television and about 40 games from random systems. I was in my heaven. We had the best time hanging out, playing games, talking memories, and drinking beer. I felt like a kid again, if just for an evening. The podcast only lasted about an hour, but we got to hang well into the evening after the mics turned off. I cannot wait to have them on again soon. Aside from our nerdy conversations about our favorite moments in retro gaming, we managed to include some really great material, and answer some questions that anyone who has any interest in playing, selling, or collecting games would want to know. My eyes were opened even more into the world of retro games, and I don't plan on shutting them any time soon. Please go check them out at Pittsburghretrogaming.com, follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
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Photos by Phil Mazzoni, thanks babe!!!
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Phil and I just returned from our vacation in Nassau, Bahamas! Join us as we discuss our trip! We tell you what you need to know before you go, where to stay, what activities to do, where to eat, and most of all what we liked and did not like about the trip. Phil will dazzle you with his opening history lesson about the Bahamas. :) You will also get to hear all about our non caged shark dive (11ft sharks all around us!!! I posted pics below), and if you know Marta On The Move well enough by now, you know I always manage to get myself into a calamity... My poor parents.
: a state of deep distress or misery caused by major misfortune or loss
Middle English calamytey, from Latin calamitat-, calamitas; perhaps akin to Latin clades destruction
First Known Use: 15th century
You listeners get to hear about me snorkeling into an oil spew, yes you heard it right. We chat about the pains of trying to get thick black oil washed off of your body and hair for hours on end, and also me getting rubbed down with degreaser by a man with a gold tooth. I can't make this stuff up. It is awful what is happening on that island, and to raise awareness, I went on KDKA News Radio 1020am this past Friday with Robert Mangino and Shelley Duffy to chat about it and make others aware. I urge everyone to go to www.savethebay.com and sign the petition to stop the oil companies before they do more damage to marine wildlife. I was in the water for 10 minutes and I was covered in oil. I cannot imagine what the lasting effects have on our Earth. I posted the KDKA link below as well.
Below are some links to the places and activities we participated in, places we liked the food, and some of our pictures from the trip! I really hope I figured out how to post a video on here, so people can experience what it is like to scuba dive! Thank you Frank Snyder for the pictures and videos! A lot of these photos do not do the Bahamas justice. The water is truly gorgeous there, let's try and keep it that way! Please share this post to get everyone involved!!! Check me out on the Epicast Network! #savethebay
Island Time Charters- Say hi to Marcie and Euguene!
Tru Bahamian Food Tours- Hello Nick!
Stuart Cove- diving and snorkeling
Poop Deck- The original Bahama Mama! So good!
Nesbitts- Get any of the rum drinks
Conchin Joe's- Follow this truck everywhere! The food is so good.
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Johnny Royal is a good friend of mine from college, and I wanted to reach out to him and Nero in Hollywood, California to see how his band Black Lodge is doing out there, and how the music scene compares to Pittsburgh. We had an awesome conversation about what inspired them to get into music, their new production studio (Which looks so boss), and what is in store next for their band. Tune in and check them out at Black Lodge.
Nero Bellum: Synth/Bass
Raanen Bozzio: Drums
Johnny Royal: Guitars
Daniel Sahagun: Vocals
"Black Lodge is an electronic rock band from Los Angeles, CA consisting of Daniel Sahagún on vocals, Johnny Royal on guitar, Nero Bellum on bass/synth, and Raanen Bozzio, the son of legendary musician Terry Bozzio, on drums.
The band has been writing and recording their debut full-length album at The Realm Studios in Los Angeles with Lee Miles (Rise Against) producing, Johnny Royal and Daniel Sahagún co-producing, engineering and additional co-production by Matt Dougherty (Pop Evil), and Sean Beavan (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson) mixing.
Black Lodge's debut full-length album features 10 tracks, including "Thoughts", which was recently premiered with LA Weekly prior to their sold-out headlining show at The Viper Room in Hollywood and the acoustic track "XIII". The ballad co-written with Lee Miles and Jeordie White (Twiggy Ramirez of Marilyn Manson) serves as a tribute to their late bass player Ventura XIII (Ventura Sergio Bañuelos). On April 29th, 2014 during the writing sessions for this album, Ventura Bañuelos was killed in a motorcycle accident in Los Angeles, CA.
In October of 2013, Black Lodge released their debut EP, produced by Lee Miles and Jeordie White, with co-production by Sean Beavan, Johnny Royal, and Zach Webb, mixing by Sean Beavan, and mastering by Paul Logus. The Black Lodge self-titled debut EP was written and recorded at The Realm Studios in Los Angeles, CA."
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"Tell us about it, Janet"
My siblings and I have done various shows at Stage 62, and I thought what a great way to round out the Halloween season with a feature on them doing one of my most favorite cult classics of ALL TIME. It is the 40th anniversary of Rocky Horror, and it is just as good today as it was then. I still love doing the time warp, and singing out loud at random times to the iconic songs. OH ROCKY!!!! Join me as I chat with director Stephen Santa, and two of the lead actors from the show, Nick Black/Brad, and Nathan Hough/Narrator. They have a bunch of fun things in store for this show, and a different take on the setting, which is sure to be awesome! Local performers will be presenting before the show, and they have midnight showings!!! Show dates and information is on the flyer below or check out STAGE 62 for more details!
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