One of the things we love about The End is that it gives us a chance to talk about shows we might not have ever had a chance.
Travelers, a science fiction show about time travel and the ramifications of it all only has a few seasons and then it is done… but should it have been? Did it end on a high note, a low note, or was it just a show that came and went and we move on?
Well Hatton and Rob have stuff to say about it – and now you get to hear it. If you’ve never seen the show though, might want to wait on this one.
The 11th episode is here – The End: Travellers.
You wake up and go about your day as you normally do. You get dressed and ready, have a minimal breakfast, and head into work. Given the boredom of your day, you decide to see what podcasts have been updated. Your eyes grow wide with glee seeing that your favorite podcast has a new episode!
You decide you’ll save that for later, first you are going to listen to the Somethings talk about Netflix’s Black Mirror’s Choose Your Own Adventure movie, Bandersnatch.
Do you click the episode button?
Do you decide instead to listen to your actual favorite podcast?
Happy Podcast Day! (That’s not a holiday.. it’s just a day where you get the podcast. There will be cake, though)
Hatton is here again with another journey into a new piece of fiction and a review of Westworld Season 2
If you haven’t jumped into the wild westy world, stick around to hear a fairy tale. He reads that first. Then hang out as we discuss all the twists, the turns, the timelines, with Hatton as host! (That has two meanings here.)
Also, this episode is being SIMULPOSTED at HattonStuff.com!
Ok, here we go!
It was inevitable… them making a Deadpool 2. So join the Somethings as they sit and breakdown the Merc With A Mouth’s Second Attempt At Greatness!
And where that’s the bulk of the episode, there is a lot more to talk about.
This episode, for the foreseeable, is the last for Podcast Rob. As you’ll hear as the bookends to our discussion about Deadpool, sometimes you just need to shuffle some things up to make life work, and for now, the show has to go. I (this is Hatton by the way) wish him nothing but the best. I hope once his world settles down, he’ll come back around, if I have a microphone, there will always be a second one waiting for him.
With that said, at the time of this recording, Rob’s father was hospitalized due to a constant battle with cancer. Since the recording of this episode, his father has passed. On behalf of Rob and his sister, I’ve set up this GoFundMe account to help them keep their head above water through these hard times. If you can, please help out.
Now – with all that said…
Here we go!
Where’d we go? Well we traversed the Garden State with a stop in Atlantic City for the Garden State Comic Fest.
What’d we do?
Oh we checked out some funny books, some funny people, some Ninja Turtles, and a few famous people! So, to celebrate the fact that someone deemed us worthy to talk to, we’re talking one of the guys you see in a few hundred movies, and always notice… that’s right… the Best of the Best… Eric Roberts!
Ok, here we go!
And now for something a little different… and by different, we mean the same.. sort of.
The boys have been doing the show for just about 4 years, so why not take a look back with us. Hatton and Rob talk about how it began, and some of the adventures on the way.
And on that note, we just want to thank you for being with us on this adventure. Rob and I can’t tell you enough how it is you guys who have made this show what it is and drives it forward – so we look forward to our 4th Wild Pig Party as well as everything that is to come. Thanks.
And now, you know what happens next.
Ok, here we go!
I have to admit, I’m a bit of a fanboy, and I’m a firm believer in amazing art comes from amazing people.
A little background.
I caught a little show called “The Quest”. In doing some research about the show, I stumbled upon contact info for one miss Bonnie Gordon. Blindly reaching out to her to tell her I quickly became a fan of the show and had been rooting for her, I fully expected things to end there. What I shock I got when I received a reply a few days later.
We booked her as a guest on our “Reality Show” episode, and she said she’d bring Xander along too since he was on “King of the Nerds” and that they’d Skype us with some time from a con they were at in Houston.
That, and an over 3 hour conversation with two of the most genuine and friendly people you’d ever meet, became the start of something special for us.
Through their hard work and non-stop con schedule, along with a healthy dose of raw talent, the Library Bards started to blow up (as the kids say) We had the honor of meeting them in person at Anime Fan Fest NJ in 2016 and catching their concert live, so when they launched a Kickstarter for their first studio album, we had to help them make it a reality.
I can safely say, it’s fantastic.
Are they a comedy parody band? Yes. Do they take themselves too seriously? No. But by no stretch does that mean they don’t give it their all this whole album. From the soulful tone in “Black and Red” to the growling refrains in “Now You Have The Bridge Spock” Bonnie’s voice has a great range of intensity while never losing herself to the mimic of the parody. And Xander’s harmonies are airy yet solid while his own verses in songs such as “Accio” and “Regeneration” prove he’s not just a pretty face who can do harmonies, but a great vocalist in his own right.
Beyond the quality of the voices, the lyrics are slick and witty and never feel forced for the sake of the parody or the rhyme. It’s easy to see why this duo’s star is on the rise.
You can find “Bardcore” on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon and wherever else you download your music from.
You can find The Library Bards on Twitter @LibraryBards, Youtube and Facebook at /librarybards, find their merch at dftba.com/libratybards and at librarybards.com
If you’re a fan of all things funny, nerdy, geeky and awesome, do yourself a favor and get this album!
If you’re looking to hear us talk to the Bards, take a listen to Episode 52 right here!
A long time ago.. on a podcast somewhere in New Jersey…
It’s 2017 – and we are back with our first episode of the year. Working completely against type, we’re talking about a little-known indie film about of young upstart kids making their way in a world where the adults seem out to get them.
That’s right – Star Wars own Rogue One!
If you haven’t seen the movie, you are warned – there is absolutely no part of this episode that isn’t a spoiler.
Welcome to a new year of the Somethings! Ok, here we go!
Last weekend, Podcast Rob and I had the pleasure to go check out Anime FanFest!
After our obvious love affair with the Library Bards, we heard they were going to be in town and there was no way we were going to miss it for the world. Along the way we got to go and see the sights at NJ’s newest Anime Convention, filling in the empty space left by quite a few shows that have moved on to other locations. Having been a frequent visitor and guest of some of those other shows, it was nice to see the old convention hall.
I’ll give you the honest positive and honest negative.
The positive. These guys know what they’re doing in terms of space and arrangement. The convention, being first year, definitely has room for growth, but it didn’t feel like you were marching around to far corners of the world. They kept the show condensed and easy to get to everything. The vendors all arranged with a spacious layout. The media area carpeted and accessible. The guests visible right as you walk in on the other side, with the artist alley right in the middle. The show was even progressive enough to have all of the cosplay artists in the mix with the Artist Alley folks, which is nice to see that the craft of cosplay is being given its own section right up front at a show. The entire presentation was sleek and streamlined so that there were no bottlenecks to speak of, and the panels/halls were curtained off right off the con floor.
The negative really is that the show didn’t have tons to see and do. The company that put it together had sleek packages and promotions, so there is definitely some umpf behind what they’re doing, but everything they’ve run previous has been comic book shows. (This is solely based on their website MAD EVENT MANAGEMENT, and if I’m wrong – please correct me) Anime shows live and die by their panel work and by their fan service and interactivity. A big anime con features non-stop panels running non-stop in five rooms about everything from fanfiction to art to crafts beyond what is being sold in the vendor hall to specific analysis on shows and subgenres. The panel list was threadbare with only a few fan-oriented panels, and even those seem to be polished a little too shiny. There is room to grow there, and I think the first direction they need to do is look at their audience as very different from their comic show roots.. they’re totally different machines. The New York Anime Con failed just as quickly for very similar reasons.
We got to see their Masquerade, Karaoke, and Greggo’s Game Shows – and they were all put on with the same pizazz I would expect – as they were hosted by folks that have done anime conventions for years. I hope next year there are tons more people there to see them.
We of course also stuck around to see the Library Bards performances during the Masquerade, and it was great to finally get to hang out with Bonnie and Xander, and they were just as charming and wonderful and fantabulous as we always expected them to be. Dinner and drinks along with some of the staff and volunteers of the show later, and it really was just like we were talking to friends we had known beyond just podcasting interviews. Thank you Bards, we can’t wait to see you tour around this area so we can be shameless fanboys for ya, yet again.
It is no surprise to anyone that the Somethings like comic things. Hell, they’ve done like 5 episodes about them already… so when the big mill started about Deadpool, it was a foregone conclusion that they were going to see it. So what did they think of the Merc With A Mouth?
..they obviously left nerd stains all over the seat in front of them..
Who said that? Anyway, breaking box office records and proving we DO need another hero.
..two podcasters enter, one podcaster leave..
No, seriously who keeps doing that!? Well, anyway, take a listen and find out what the boys think!
..ok, here we go!
THAT’S MY LINE!