Atari 2600 Contest Extended to April 22!

Hi there, I thought I would have time to put a short episode together today to announce the winner of the contest. I am getting ready for vacation and grossly misjudged how much time I would have to do that (I finished the bats episode last week). So I will extend the contest until the 22nd. If you haven’t sent in an entry yet, now’s your chance! Here is the original blog post with the clues, plus a link to the mp3 announcement:

Hi! would you like to win an Atari 2600 and games donated by my friend Tim? You would? Well, here’s how you do that. I have taken 10 2600 games and retitled them with similar words (kind of like crossword puzzle clues), thanks to my friends at the Stone Age Gamer podcast (which means I ripped them off). You have to identify all 10 of them and send the answers to me at ONLY 2600gamebygame@gmail.com. Be sure to put “Contest” in the subject line. I will pick a winner at random from all of the correct entries (or as close to correct as you can get, some of these are hard).

As an example, if the clue is, “1960s TV Show About World War 2 Starring Vic Morrow,” then the answer would be Combat. See? Okay, here are the clues:

1. Butter, Wheat Chex, Rice Chex, Nuts, Salt, Worcestershire Sauce, Baked in 300 Degree Oven for 30 Minutes
2. Golden State Festivities
3. Without Underwear
4. Timrek
5. Mispronounced Punctuation Mark
6. Isosceles Onions or Shorts
7. Terrible 1970s Sci-Fi film shown on MST3K
8. Owner of Grieg’s Hall
9. Pitch Black Enchanter
10. Diarrhea in Mexico

I have two hints for you all: one is a homebrew game, and another is a game that’s more plentiful in the PAL format.
Please send your answers by April 22nd. 2600gamebygame@gmail.com, and don’t forget “Contest” in the subject line. This contest is open to everyone! Good luck and thank you for listening.
Thanks again for your patience, I have received quite a few entries so far, thank you!

Source:: Atari 2600 Contest Extended to April 22!

      

S02E08: You’re In the Army Now (Part 1)

This episode, packed with 34 opening and closing theme tunes, will focus on the theme music of seven representative military sitcoms from the 1950s up to the present, some of them well-known, some of them forgotten. Here are the series and theme tunes included in this episode:

YOU’LL NEVER GET RICH/THE PHIL SILVERS SHOW/SERGEANT BILCO
(1955-1959)
1955-1959 syndicated reruns opening and closing titles

Music composed by John Strauss; opening voice-over by Phil Silvers
BONUS THEMES:
CAR 54, WHERE ARE YOU?
1961-1963 opening titles
Music composed by John Strauss; lyrics written by Nat Hiken


McHALE’S NAVY
(1962-1966)
1962-1963 opening and closing titles
Music composed by Axel Stordahl
1963-1964 opening and closing titles
Music composed by Axel Stordahl

1964-1966 opening and closing titles
Music composed by Axel Stordahl; arranged by Jerry Fielding
BONUS THEMES:
BROADSIDE
1964-1965 opening and closing titles
Music composed by Jerry Fielding

DAY BY DAY
1988-1989 opening titles
Music and lyrics written by Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston and Sammy Cahn (based on their song “Day by Day,” composed in 1946)


GOMER PYLE – USMC
(1964-1969)
1964-1969 opening and closing titles
Music composed by Earle Hagen


-Commercial Break-


M*A*S*H
(1972-1983
)
1972-1983 opening and closing titles
“Suicide is Painless”
Music and lyrics (never used) written by Johnny Mandel (based on his music for the 1970 film “M*A*S*H“)
BONUS THEMES:
BANYON
1972-1973 opening titles
Music composed by Johnny Mandel

TRAPPER JOHN, M.D.
1979-1986 opening titles
Music composed by John Parker
AfterMASH
1983-September 1984 opening titles
Music composed by Patrick Williams (based loosely on “Suicide is Painless” by Johnny Mandel)

September-December 1984 opening titles
Music composed by Patrick Williams (based loosely on “Suicide is Painless” by Johnny Mandel)


ROLL OUT!
(1973-1974)
1973-1974 opening and closing titles
Music composed by Dave Grusin
BONUS THEMES:
THE GHOST & MRS. MUIR
1968-1970 opening titles
Music composed by Dave Grusin

IT TAKES A THIEF
September 1968-1970 opening titles
Music composed by Dave Grusin; voice-over by Robert Wagner
THE NAME OF THE GAME
1968-1971 opening titles
Music composed by Dave Grusin
DAN AUGUST
1970-1971 opening titles
Music composed by Dave Grusin
ST. ELSEWHERE
1986-1987 opening titles
Music composed by Dave Grusin


-Commercial Break-


OPERATION PETTICOAT
(1977-1979)
1977-1979 opening titles
Music composed by Artie Butler
BONUS THEMES:
GRANDPA GOES TO WASHINGTON
1978-1979 opening titles
Music composed by Artie Butler


THE ARMY SHOW
(1998)
1998 opening and closing titles
Music composed by Jonathan Wolff
BONUS THEMES:
SEINFELD

1990-1998 closing titles
Music composed by Jonathan Wolff
CAROLINE IN THE CITY
1995-1999 closing titles
Music composed by Jonathan Wolff

WILL & GRACE
1998-1999 closing titles
Music composed by Jonathan Wolff

Also included are vintage promos for many of the series featured in this episode, as well as some ads that my podcasting friends provided to me to promote their own great podcasts; be sure to check them out.

Many, many thanks to Zerbinator for his continued support. His encouragement and expertise are very much appreciated by me. You can find all of his fun-to-listen-to podcasts here, including my favorite, “Please Stand By.” And I’d also like especially to thank him for providing the opening and closing theme music for Tube Tunes; all of his fantastic music can be found here. And, again, thanks are in order for him for providing TUBE TUNES with the “We’ll Be Right Back” drops heard during the podcast. Thanks, Burford.

I would also like to again thank Rob “Flack” O’Hara and Sean Johnson for adding TUBE TUNES to The Throwback Network. It’s a great place to find just about any retro-themed podcast you can think of. Please check out the network here.

I also need to thank the Free Music Archive for the following musical artists and songs that were used in this episode under the Creative Commons License: “The US Army Song (The Caissons Go Rolling Along,” “Reveille Variations/Drum Call/Slow Scotch/Quick Scotch/Yankee Doodle,” and “Paddy On the Handcar from The Minstrel Boy Show,” all performed by The United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps.

Finally, my thanks to Ferg of The Atari 2600 Game by Game Podcast. His inspiration and dedication to covering every game cartridge ever made for the Atari 2600 (I think over 1000 of them!) is what gave me the courage to begin this podcast. And his continued support and promotion of TUBE TUNES on his excellent podcast is greatly appreciated by yours truly. Please, check out his podcast, even if you’re not an Atari 2600 collector; or at least visit his website here.

Next Episode: “S02E09: From ‘C’ to Shining ‘C’” (available April 2017)

Source:: S02E08: You’re In the Army Now (Part 1)

      

Amigos Podcast Episode 90 – Marvin’s Marvelous Adventure

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Thanks to our supporters: Brutal Barracuda, Alan Kebab, David McCrandles, Gary Hucker, Will Williams, Ravi Abbott, Kim Tommy Humbortstad, Josh Nan, Jason Warnes, Lane, Eric Nelson, Graham W Wöbcke, Paul Harrington, Rob O’Hara,, Laurent Giroud, Jonas Rullo, Kolbjørn Barmen, Tapes From the Crypt, Adam Bradley,Chris Foulds, Daniel Bengston, O’Brien’s Retro and Vintage, Chad Halstead, and Brent Doughty!
Special thanks to Zeusdaz, World of Longplays, and Retro Gameplay Channel for in-game footage!
Much more at EverythingAmiga.com.

Next Week: Shadow of the Beast 3

Source:: Amigos Podcast Episode 90 – Marvin’s Marvelous Adventure

      

Bonus Track – Herman’s Hermits

This episode was inspired after Sarah and I went to see Peter Noone play down the road, something I have been waiting most of my life to do. I talk a little about the history of the band, but more about MY history with the band. Some of the things I forgot include the fact that their name came from the fact that Peter Noone resembled Sherman, from the Mr. Peabody and Sherman cartoon. I also forgot their movie appearances. They starred in 2 films of their own and appeared in another (none of which I’ve seen, I’m ashamed to admit). I did check Spotify after I recorded the episode in hopes of making a playlist, but most of the regular albums aren’t there. There’s a LOT of re-recorded stuff though, which I avoid like the plague, and I suggest you do the same if you have any interest in listening. I did find some cool live stuff that I hadn’t heard before, so that was good.

I hope you enjoy the episode! There’s still a few days to get your contest entries in, so if you haven’t done that yet, please do. I will be on vacation after Easter, so there won’t be any episodes of any kind until after that. Thanks for listening!

Links

Peter Noone’s web site
Barry Whitwam’s web site
Keith Hopwood’s Pluto Music
Cool (but old) Herman’s Hermits web site

Source:: Bonus Track – Herman’s Hermits

      

Episode 4: Star Raiders

In this episode of the Atari 5200 Podcast…

The crew covers the game that changed the computer and gaming world, STAR RAIDERS!

David’s meticulous notes pay off by giving more detail than you ever needed to know about a single game. Glen keeps the show on track. And Bob waxes poetically about how he wasted his teenage years and how he got lucky only by picking a career that uses video game skills. And since it’s always good to get a second set of prints at a crime scene, we drag the ever-amazing Bill Kendrick of Atari Party fame and other retro endeavors into being a guest host to talk about this amazing game.

Memories, Allergies, Technical Difficulties, and more! On this episode of The Atari 5200 Podcast!!!

Source:: Episode 4: Star Raiders

      

The Toys R Us Report Ep.113: Tales From The Dig: Phoenix, Az.

Hey kids! Thanks for stopping by. We have a super fun show ahead of us this week. We start off with some tales about my recent trip to The Scorch, AKA Phoenix Arizona. I hit up some comic stores, thrift stores, a VIDEO STORE and I ‘m gonna tell you all about it. It’s a fun time. After that it’s on to At The Movies where we talk about a neat Sci-Fi flick I saw called Life. From there we move to the main event of the show… Tales From The Dig: Phoenix. It’s a great segment that I’m sure you are gonna dig.

Make sure to hop on over to Support The Report and check out how you can get the ISR Supertape VHS Tape! While helping to support the show. Man, we need all the help that we can get.

Also hop on over to VirtualDirtmall.com The ISR Superstore and take care of some of your Retro Junk Shopping needs while also supporting The Toys R Us Report.

Source:: The Toys R Us Report Ep.113: Tales From The Dig: Phoenix, Az.