All posts tagged - Sky Skipper
Yep, you read that right. This month’s show is best described as a fine ‘sit me back’ with your favorite smoking jacket and two of the finest tacos the Border has to offer. We roll back into the studio and recap our thoughts on the Louisville Arcade Expo, catch up on the happenings over both March *AND* April, get back into the swing of Spending Brent’s Money (shameless plug here…we racked up over a $500 bill EASY this month) and were delighted to feature a guest we’ve been wanting to have on the show for months now: Jimmy Litsey – BITD classic arcade operator of yore and man, does he have some cool stories to tell. As always we plow through a ton of great and fun feedback and some industry news as well.
Oh yeah – the best part is always at the end, so be sure to stay through the credits!
It’s been a short month, but we packed February in classic style. We actually had a bit of performance anxiety.. it’s tough to follow-up a show like #50 (where we threw everything we could find at the kitchen sink) with anything that even pretends to come close. But you know what? We sat down at the mics and some magic happened. No notes, little prep and busy schedules and we still produced one heck of a good follow-on show – even if the birds and a Nip-It didn’t show up this month.
Join in as Whitney (kinda, sorta, maybe..OK) comes back to the show, we talk getting ready for the Louisville Arcade Expo, discuss some big Sky Skipper updates, what we worked on this month, the Atari “sense mod”, a really sweet item to spend some money on and some hilarious feedback.
“Book ‘em Danno” – it’s the big ‘Five-O’ show!
There’s so much crammed into this month’s episode that we had to loosen the belt a bit and put on the stretchy pants, because I think we’ve hit an all-time high score when it comes to show length, commutes and long-distance runs…. seriously.
It’s Christmas day and what better way to say “Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays” to everyone across the globe than to drop the December episode right on top of all your wrapping paper! Some might say the release of this month’s episode is well-timed, and others might consider it sheer coincidence. Either way, we’re not saying, as it’s mostly luck and a bit of eggnog-fueled commitment when you look under the covers.
Cousin Eddie would be proud.
We catch up on a lot of happenings since last month, discuss our Christmas and Holiday plans and spend *WAY* too much time talking about the Atari Flashback portable, despite easily spending over $500 of Brent’s money this month on all kinds of sweet tools and arcade paraphernalia.
So do what we do – burn all that wrapping paper, grab a beer and chill out and let the Holidays surround you while we send 2016 out in style!
And just like that…. a warm, heaping pile of Thanksgiving Leftovers makes it way to your plate for what is episode #48! We blame it on the tryptophan, so bear with us as we make room for seconds and break off a rather unconventional (in…like…it’s under 4 hours) episode of the podcast. We’ve had a pretty big November – we attended the Grand Ole Gameroom Expo and put on a couple of sessions there, met up with half of the Gameroom Junkies, slummed with Adam and JP of the Adam and JP Show, ogled the awesome work of Chris Royalty at Hot Rod Arcade/Pinball Plating and even rubbed some elbows with Patrick Scott Patterson. Add on top of that a bevy of gameroom updates, trials and tribulations with the new Ghostbusters Pinball and some major progress on the Sky Skipper Project and you’ve got something worthy of the finest cranberry sauce that money can’t buy.
I *KNOW* Brent is thankful for this month, as I give his wallet a break and we catch up on a boatload of feedback as well. We love hearing from our listeners, so keep it coming!
We hope you enjoy this ‘food coma’ of an episode as we all get geared for what is sure to be a great Christmas! (more…)