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ENCORE: The MTV 30th Anniversary Special, Geoff Downes (08-01-11)

August 1st, 2021 · Comments



SPECIAL ENCORE PODCAST, originally aired August 1, 2011:  30 years ago on this date, Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment Company introduced a concept like no other: A 24 hour Music Video Telelvision Service, MTV.   On this special edition of "Dave in the City," Dave and collaborator John Ogg (johninga) discuss the impact of MTV on music, culture, and society, speak on how MTV started, and sample some of the music MTV featured on its first day of broadcast.   Tonight we feature an interview with Asia and Yes' Geoff Downes, who performed with The Buggles on "Video Killed the Radio Star."

Tags: Podcast · Entertainment · Music

Podcast: Random Q’s - The Godfather Edition (07-01-2021)

July 1st, 2021 · Comments


Junkie and Dave will let the audience offer a question they can't refuse on our special "Godfather Edition" of Random Q's.   Both folks will share their review of the ground-breaking "The Godfather" film plus their related observations of the mob film phenomenon.  It is an interesting perspective from two people who have never seen the film before this week.  Later, we take questions from YouTube chat about the film, the genre, and its impact on moviemaking.

Tags: Podcast · Entertainment · Random Questions

Blog: My New Twitch Show

April 30th, 2021 · Comments


I'm branching out to other media - yep, I am starting a spinoff show on Twitch.  Read on for deets. (more...)

Tags: Blog · Entertainment · Random Questions

Podcast: Random Q’s: FanDuel Grievances, Kevin Going West? (04-21-2021)

April 21st, 2021 · Comments


On this official Random Q's show with Kevin on the Cape (Junkie), both hosts share their grievances in Junkie's rookie FanDuel season with their buddies.   We cover the various issues with getting dependable hitters on an MLB duel and which players are the keys to win.

A Couple Quickies checks in later on and we reveal a bombshell:  neither Junkie nor Dave have seen "The Godfather!"  We also cover movies, songs in movies, one hit wonders, and terrible names for great bands.  Plus MUCH much more.

Tags: Podcast · Entertainment · Random Questions

Podcast: Random Q’s: Goodbye, Arclight with A Couple Quickies (04-15-21)

April 15th, 2021 · Comments


A Couple Quickies and Dave mourn the impending loss of the Pacific Theatres movie chain which includes the highly acclaimed subsidiary chain known as Arclight Cinemas. Dave will share his memories of going to Arclight theatres in Southern California and Quicks will try to comprehend the impact on the movie industry. Plus: more assorted topics and your random questions.

Tags: Podcast · Entertainment

Podcast: Random Qs - The Questionarian, Pandemic TV Roundup (03-03-21)

March 3rd, 2021 · Comments


A Couple Quickies and Andy in Seattle join Dave for this special RQ's show "The Questionarian," featuring a review of the Disney+ sensation "The Mandalorian" along with a roundup of other TV series we've watched during the pandemic.  Plus your Random Questions as sent in via Twitter.

Tags: Podcast · Entertainment · Random Questions

Playlists: New “Non-Blockbusters” 80’s Spotify Playlists

May 14th, 2020 · Comments

I have constructed a series of "Lost Hits of the 80s" titled "Non Blockbusters of the 80s."  They are divided into three volumes.  Volume 1 for the Early 80s, Volume 2 for the Mid 80s, and Volume 3 for the Late 80s.  All three of these have some nuggets, enjoy!

Non Blockbusters: The Early 80s


Non Blockbusters: The Mid 80s


Non Blockbusters: The Late 80s


Happy Listening!

Tags: DefaultTag · Blog · Entertainment · Music

Podcast: 2020 Oscars Preview with ACQ and UCH (02-06-20)

February 6th, 2020 · Comments


It's our 2020 DITCOW Oscars Preview with A Couple Quickies, Umberto's Clam House, and Dave.  We'll cover all the big awards up for grabs, a very good crop of Best Picture nominees, the Best Actor award for which Joaquin Phoenix is a huge favorite, Best Actress and Supporting Role nominations, plus all our predictions for the big show coming up from Hollywood.

Tags: Podcast · Entertainment

Podcast: Wrestlemania 35 Preview (04-02-19)

April 2nd, 2019 · Comments


It's our preview for WWE's Wrestlemania 35, from East Rutherford, NJ.  This year's Mania features the first ever Women's Title Match, a "Triple Threat" match between Becky Lynch, Ronda Rousey, and Charlotte Flair.  Later, we cover other big matches including the "Falls Count Anywhere" match between Shane McMahon and The Miz, the WWE Title Match rematching Daniel Bryan against Kofi Kingston after an amazing battle in the "Elimination Chamber" event, and other match previews.

Tags: Podcast · Entertainment

Podcast: 2019 Oscars Preview with ACQ, Tom, and Andy (02-20-19)

February 20th, 2019 · Comments


A Couple Quickies and Andy in Seattle are back for the 2019 Oscars Preview Show, this time with Tom in NJ joining the crew for our Oscar predictions.  We give our own opinions on each of the best picture nominees, if possible, then run down each of the other main categories such as Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Director.  The field seems wide open with no standout film, but some decent contenders such as "Roma," "Green Book," "A Star is Born," and "The Favourite."  We'll also cover some news and notes from the tumultuous lead up to this year's Awards Show and the Kevin Hart host controversy the Academy faced recently.

Tags: Podcast · Entertainment

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