Let Me Cock My Bat: A Nerd Lunch NES Chat

I recently had the pleasure of returning to the fourth chair on the Nerd Lunch Podcast along with Jaime from ShezCrafti.com as we joined Jeeg and Pax for a discussion on the beloved Nintendo Entertainment System.

Although Pax unknowingly nabbed two of my three favorite games before I could utter a word of their excellence, I pounced on the opportunity to emphasize the importance of cocking one's bat in RBI Baseball.

Not only do I hope this discussion further supports the theory of more home runs hit when the bat is cocked, I also anticipate this episode of Nerd Lunch adding a cleaner result to the Google search for "bat cock."

Still with me? Now listen in.

The Basement Show

Back around 2005, I bought two turntables and a mixer. I had no plans of becoming the "next big thing" because, really, DJs are a dime a dozen. But after growing up on Jam Master Jay and Grandmaster Flash and always wanting to find myself on their side of the stage, I just had to play around with this stuff a bit for myself.

Fast forward about ten years and here's what's happened:
  • I still find myself envying the talent of today's best DJs -- Shiftee? Holy smokes.
  • I've sold one of the two turntables to my pal (and fellow record-enthusiast) Frank.
  • I recorded one actual "set" while both decks were wired into my computer back in 2008.
Wait. What?

Yeah. Just before Christmas of 2008, I put together a little more than six minutes of holiday cheer.

Nothing fancy. Pretty simple, really. But it's fun.

With the holidays upon us, I thought I'd share this taste of the short-lived "basement show."

For those keeping score at home, here's what was used:
  • You Gotta Get Up - Rich Mullins - From "A Liturgy, A Legacy, & a Ragamuffin Band" (1993 - Reunion)
  • Drop It Like It's Hot - Snoop Dogg - From "R&G" (2004 - Geffen)
  • Christmas Vacation Clip - Chevy Chase (1989 - Warner Bros.)
  • Mele Kalikimaka - Bing Crosby From "Merry Christmas" (MCA)
  • J.O.Y. - Transformation Crusade - From "Yo Ho Ho" (Benson)
  • Bridge is Over - Boogie Down Production - From "Criminal Minded" (1987 - B Boy)
  • Wonderful Christmastime - Paul McCartney (1979 - Parlophone/EMI)
  • Funky Funky Christmas - New Kids on the Block - From "Merry Merry Christmas" (1989 - Columbia)
  • Wild Thing - Tone Loc - From "Loc-ed After Dark" (1989 - Delicious Vinyl/Rhino)
  • A Christmas Story Clip - Billingsley/Shepherd (1983)
  • It's Cold Outside - Redbone/Deschanel - From Elf Soundtrack (2003 - New Line)
  • Christmas in Hollis - Run-DMC - From "A Very Special Christmas" (1987 - A&M)
  • Can't Stop Won't Stop - Young Gunz (2003 - Roc-a-Fella)
  • Christmas Rappin' - Kurtis Blow - From "Kurtis Blow" (1980 - Mercury)
  • Hit It Run - Run-DMC - From "Raising Hell" (1986 - Profile)
  • Christmas Wrapping - The Waitresses (1981)
  • Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club - From "Tom Tom Club" (1981 - Sire/Warner Bros.)
  • Friday Clip - Chris Tucker (1995 - New Line)
  • Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto - James Brown
  • I'm Chief Kamanawanalea - The Turtles - From "The Battle of the Bands" (1968 - Flo & Eddie)
  • Little Drummer Boy - D-Boy - From "Yo Ho Ho" (Benson)
  • The Show - Slick Rick/Doug E. Fresh - From "The Show" (1985 - Reality)