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WPRB Princeton 103.3 FM

Practical Electronics

Apr 30, 2023 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM


With Lizbot



Practical Electronics
8:03 PM
Bill Rieflin - Secret Cafe
Bill Rieflin Secret Cafe
Birth of a Giant First World Music 1999
Rieflin was an active member of King Crimson — part of their three drummer frontline. Rieflin died of cancer in Seattle on March 24th, 2020
8:08 PM
Art Bears - The Song Of Investment Capital Overseas
Art Bears The Song Of Investment Capital Overseas
The World As It Is Today Recommended Records 1981
8:10 PM
Peter Gabriel - The Veil
Peter Gabriel The Veil
The Veil - Single Real World 2016
8:16 PM
Alec Holowka - Library Investigations
Alec Holowka Library Investigations
Night in the Woods (Original Soundtrack, Vol. 2) [Hold onto Anything] Alec Holowka 2017
8:17 PM
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8:22 PM
Famous Explorers - Boy Detectives
Famous Explorers Boy Detectives
Boy Detectives Aquamarine Records, UK 1980
8:25 PM
Tom Waits - Lie to Me
Tom Waits Lie to Me
Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards Anti/Epitaph 2009
8:27 PM
Sparks - Pink Panda
Sparks Pink Panda
Rare Sparks Japan
8:31 PM
Nancy Sinatra - You Only Live Twice
Nancy Sinatra You Only Live Twice
You Only Live Twice (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) United Artists 1967
8:32 PM
Sparks - Sherlock Holmes
Sparks Sherlock Holmes Ron Mael
Angst In My Pants Atlantic 1982
8:35 PM
Harry Belafonte - I've Got a Secret
Harry Belafonte I've Got a Secret Harry Belafonte
Belafonte by Request RCA/Legacy 1970
R.I.P. Harry Belafonte
8:40 PM
Desmond Dekker - 007 (Shanty Town)
Desmond Dekker 007 (Shanty Town)
007 (Shanty Town) Doctor Bird 1967
8:42 PM
Random Characters, Filharmonic & Forces Unknown - Spy Vs Spy
Random Characters, Filharmonic & Forces Unknown Spy Vs Spy
Instrumentals Volume 1 (Instrumental) 2023
8:43 PM
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8:50 PM
Die Radierer - Angriff aufs Schlaraffenland
Die Radierer Angriff aufs Schlaraffenland
Angriff Auf's Schlaraffenland Zickzack Platten 1980
8:53 PM
Talking Heads - Making Flippy Floppy
Talking Heads Making Flippy Floppy
Speaking In Tongues Warner Records 1983
8:58 PM
Jason Steele's Messenger Collective - Spy vs. Spy
Jason Steele's Messenger Collective Spy vs. Spy
Vol. 1: Wirewalker Altered Records 2014
9:00 PM
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9:03 PM
Spy Vs. Spy - Underground Lair
Spy Vs. Spy Underground Lair
Spy Vs. Spy PS1
9:06 PM
Takeaki Kunimoto - Inside the Castle
Takeaki Kunimoto Inside the Castle
Milon's Secret Castle
9:08 PM
The Prisoner - The Prisoner (Theme)
The Prisoner The Prisoner (Theme)
The Prisoner
9:10 PM
Hiroyuki Masuno - Spy Vs Spy Game Main Theme, NES
Hiroyuki Masuno Spy Vs Spy Game Main Theme, NES
Spy Vs Spy
9:10 PM
The Psychic Force - Mission Impossible (PS1) OST #09 - CIA Rooftop [HQ]
The Psychic Force Mission Impossible (PS1) OST #09 - CIA Rooftop [HQ]
Mission Impossible
9:12 PM
Graeme Norgate / Grant Kirkhope / Monty Norman - Byelomorye Dam, Arkangelsk, USSR
Graeme Norgate / Grant Kirkhope / Monty Norman Byelomorye Dam, Arkangelsk, USSR
007: Goldeneye 64
9:15 PM
Hawklords - (Only) The Dreams Of The Cold War Kid
Hawklords (Only) The Dreams Of The Cold War Kid
25 Years On Charisma 1978
Active between 1978 and 1979, Hawklords were an offshoot from a recently disbanded Hawkwind and originally featured Hawkwind members Robert Calvert, Dave Brock and Simon King with the addition of Harvey Bainbridge, Martin Griffin and ex-Pilot keyboard player Steve Swindells.
9:18 PM
They Might Be Giants - (She Was A) Hotel Detective
They Might Be Giants (She Was A) Hotel Detective
They Might Be Giants Restless Records 1986
9:20 PM
Mr. Bungle - Secret Song (Spy)
Mr. Bungle Secret Song (Spy)
Secret Song (Spy)
9:24 PM
John Scofield - Spy vs. Spy
John Scofield Spy vs. Spy
Loud Jazz Ryko/Rhino 1988
9:30 PM
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9:30 PM
John Donne - Spyglass Rock
John Donne Spyglass Rock John Donne
A Mutable Feast or: The Ghost of a Flea 1690696 Records DK 2021
9:32 PM
Yves Tumor - Interlude
Yves Tumor Interlude N
Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simple, Hot Between Worlds) Warp 2023
9:33 PM
Dry Cleaning - Swampy
Dry Cleaning Swampy N
Swampy EP 4AD 2023
9:36 PM
Yves Tumor - Lovely Sewer
Yves Tumor Lovely Sewer N
Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simple, Hot Between Worlds) Warp 2023
9:39 PM
Dry Cleaning - Sombre Two
Dry Cleaning Sombre Two N
Swampy EP 4AD 2023
9:42 PM
Angel Bat Dawid - TUBA MIRUM- The Changes
Angel Bat Dawid TUBA MIRUM- The Changes Angel Bat Dawid N
Requiem for Jazz (Live) International Anthem 2023
9:45 PM
Talk Talk - My Foolish Friend
Talk Talk My Foolish Friend
My Foolish Friend / Call In The Night Boys EMI 1983
9:48 PM
Haircut 100 - Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)
Haircut 100 Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)
Pelican West Arista 1982
9:51 PM
Krakatoa - Accelerations
Krakatoa Accelerations
We Are the Rowboats Cuneiform Records 2003
9:52 PM
Brian Eno - Backwater
Brian Eno Backwater Brian Eno
Before and After Science Island 1977
9:56 PM
Set Break: ----------------------------------------------------
9:57 PM
Slapp Happy - Everybody's Slimmin'
Slapp Happy Everybody's Slimmin'
Acnalbasac Noom Recommended Records 1980
Chat is archived.
Lizbot (host) 8:00:00 PM
Hey All! Lizbot, here on a rare Sunday night subbing edition of Doubleplusgood, filling in for David as an emergency sub!
jimboodonoroo 8:01:18 PM
BOT! 🤖
Lizbot (host) 8:04:05 PM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 8:04:10 PM
Lizbot (host) 8:04:19 PM
@Jimboodonoroo - I'm glad you found me here!
Lizbot (host) 8:04:31 PM
Hi Dave the Obscure! []?
Mätt Såbbåth 8:05:01 PM
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 8:05:17 PM
Mätt Såbbåth 8:05:34 PM
Industrial drummer supreme
Lizbot (host) 8:06:43 PM
Hi Matt! Ha! We've roped a wild rieflin from the past and loopy percussion for a foggy Sunday night ensued!
Marcus Watt 8:07:28 PM
Hi, Lizbot. I first saw King Crimson in 1972. And finally in 2022. In between, Frippertronics, and The League of Gentlemen.
iamthelabhras 8:07:44 PM
Let us bow our heads & worship THE MACHINE
Christine, aka Darth Uhuru 8:08:09 PM
DoublePlusSubbing....!!! 🤖✨️
Lizbot (host) 8:08:23 PM
Oh MAN! I forgot to announce at the top of the show that I will be doing a SWITCHEROO this week! Flipping with Jon Solomon, so DOUBLEPLUSGOOD with be on WEDNESDAY from 5-8 PM THIS WEEK, May 3rd, and Jon will be doing Thursday, May 4th!
Lizbot (host) 8:09:06 PM
Hi Marcus! Nice!! I would LOVE to see one of those Frippertronics workshops in action!
Lizbot (host) 8:09:27 PM
Hi iamthelabhras! INDEED!
Christine, aka Darth Uhuru 8:09:34 PM
Exciting stuff...Greetings, Lizbot! Hi, all 👋
richard lyons:) 8:09:39 PM
yipeeeeee! Hello Lizbot and double-plus peeps!
Mätt Såbbåth 8:10:08 PM
I saw Martin Atkins speak in Decatur, GA and it was fascinating. Martin showed how he invented the industrial beat playing along w/ a stopwatch.
Lizbot (host) 8:10:18 PM
Hi Christine! Practical DoublePlusElectronicsSubbing?!
iamthelabhras 8:10:52 PM
Hello there Lizbot. A pleasure as always! Thanks for the heads up. Calendar's updated on my end.
Christine, aka Darth Uhuru 8:10:54 PM
That works!
Lizbot (host) 8:11:11 PM
Hi Richard lyons! Glad to see so many chat ppl on a Sunday night! Foggy weird day, may as well be on the radio since I had nothing else going on tonight!
richard lyons:) 8:11:22 PM
ooooo. Wednesdaybot!
Lizbot (host) 8:12:21 PM
@Richard Lyons - Yeah, this week is ALL SORTS OF CRAZY, schedule-wise! SundayBot! Followed by WednesdayBot!
richard lyons:) 8:12:21 PM
🫥=😶‍🌫️ indeed
iamthelabhras 8:13:01 PM
This Peter Gabriel track is giving me Rainstick Orchestra flashbacks. Anyone else catch their 2004 album The Floating Glass Key in the Sky?
Mätt Såbbåth 8:13:41 PM
I saw Mastodon & Primus collab live on an early Genesis song, twas cool
Lizbot (host) 8:14:13 PM
@Matt Sabbath - That sounds amazing! A Pigfaced stopwatch, I hope!
Lizbot (host) 8:16:08 PM
@iamthelabhras - I am glad I remembered to mention it here! Thx for updating yr calendar!
Christine, aka Darth Uhuru 8:18:22 PM
Library Investigations; I like it 📚 🔍
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 8:18:41 PM
Oh hey Lizbot. Love NiTW
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 8:19:33 PM
Yeooo, Sir, Sundae innit. Evenin also to Marcus, Bhras, Christine, and Richard.
Mätt Såbbåth 8:21:03 PM
Sundae Driver by Bongzilla innit
richard lyons:) 8:21:40 PM
Lizbot (host) 8:22:12 PM
Hi TAndy!!
Christine, aka Darth Uhuru 8:22:38 PM
Jon's May The Fourth show was a lot of fun last year.
Lizbot (host) 8:22:49 PM
@Christine - ahha, and it accompanies some thrill-a-minute library research in video game form (I kid you not!)
Lizbot (host) 8:23:42 PM
@iamthelabhras - Thanks for the Rainstick Orchestra reminder! THat's a band I've seen pop up in Ninja Tune samplers and always meant to delve into!
Christine, aka Darth Uhuru 8:24:35 PM
Hey TAndy, Richard, DTO, iamthelabhras, Matt & jimboodonoroo
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 8:24:49 PM
This music is counterproductive to me sleeping but maybe I don't wanna sleep yet. Crank up those tunes, Lizbot!!
Lizbot (host) 8:24:50 PM
@iamthelabhras - And if Rainstick sounds anything like that The Veil track, I am all the more interested!
Mätt Såbbåth 8:26:20 PM
What TAndy is trying to say is he wants "Just One Fix" by Ministry 😉
richard lyons:) 8:26:34 PM
Hi Darth Uhuru!! :D
Lizbot (host) 8:26:40 PM
@TAndy - See, THAT is one of the reasons I jumped on this last-minute emergency subbing! My family is downtown working on a project and I was just sorta being unproductive and drifting off into a sleepy fog when I got the sub signal. I like a last-minute challenge!
Dennnisons 8:26:53 PM
Hey sub, and all y’all!
Lizbot (host) 8:27:23 PM
Hey Dennisons!
richard lyons:) 8:27:49 PM
I agree about turning it up, TAndy 😊
iamthelabhras 8:27:49 PM
My pleasure @Lizbot. Rainstick Orchestra are def worth checking out!
Lizbot (host) 8:27:56 PM
This jaunty music will enliven the bot on a rust-inducing, rainy evening!
Lizbot (host) 8:28:08 PM
@Dennnisons - Congrats to Mary on her soggy run!
Mätt Såbbåth 8:28:17 PM
Bout time we induced some rust
Lizbot (host) 8:28:49 PM
@iamthelabhras - Writing it down for later! Maybe it'll appear on Wednesday night's show! I still gotta figure out what I'll be playing then!
richard lyons:) 8:28:51 PM
'The sub signal' indeed!!!! Glad you answered the call
Dennnisons 8:29:04 PM
Thanks, I wish I had seen Jon, but there were 40,000 people to look through!
Lizbot (host) 8:29:06 PM
@Matt - Rust Never Beeps. Bots do!
iamthelabhras 8:29:52 PM
And...I'm just now seeing that hello @Christine. Sorry! Also just seeing that you're sporting your pledge drive Freeform Pathogen name!
Lizbot (host) 8:30:04 PM
@Richard Lyons - It's rare I can hop right on the air with so little notice, but today has been a weird and unbusy day!
Mätt Såbbåth 8:30:08 PM
Yung Neil
Lizbot (host) 8:30:21 PM
@Dennnisons - I got to listen to the MVM Lost Boys on Friday!
Mary Jones 8:30:58 PM
Hello chat! And thank you Lizbot—I am half-dozing on the couch after running Broad Street.
Lizbot (host) 8:31:28 PM
Hey Mary! Congrats on yr run (and subsequent, hopefully calming tea party!)
Mätt Såbbåth 8:31:32 PM
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 8:31:51 PM
Yung Niel drop it hard!
Mary Jones 8:31:59 PM
@Lizbot yes! The tea was a very nice cooldown.
Christine, aka Darth Uhuru 8:32:07 PM
Congratulations, Mary. That must have been some scene!
Mary Jones 8:32:11 PM
@Matt ha!
Mary Jones 8:32:38 PM
@Christine thanks! Yeah, I was amazed at how many people were there!
Lizbot (host) 8:33:09 PM
FOG matters to you and me! But it can't touch Sherlock Holmes! I can't believe I didn't get to this one on Thursday's Secrets & Spies show!
Christine, aka Darth Uhuru 8:33:14 PM
You are intrepid souls, truly.
Lizbot (host) 8:34:03 PM
@Mary Jones - When I lived 2 blocks from the Broad St route I was always blown away by how many people turn up, even in inclement weather! I think it's the largest 10-mi race in the country?
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 8:34:04 PM
Big love to David of Practical Electronics! Hope to enjoy his final show(s) before the summer schedule change 💔
Lizbot (host) 8:35:01 PM
@Mary - Your observation about The Lost Boys' two groups of characters basically being The Freaks & The Geeks was SPOT-ON! It's so true
Mary Jones 8:35:13 PM
@Lizbot yeah, something like 35K+ this year, which blew my mind.
Mary Jones 8:36:29 PM
@Lizbot yeah, the Freaks and Geeks thing was really good, I meant to expand on it, but figured if you know you know.
Lizbot (host) 8:37:06 PM
@Mary Jones - Geezzuss! That's crazy! Hattie & George were in Center City so Hattie could film some scenes for a short film she's been working on, and it was challenging getting around to all the shoot locations with all the road closures, but it was cool seeing all the runners!
Christine, aka Darth Uhuru 8:37:12 PM
That was a tasty Sparks/Sinatra/Sparks/sammich 🥪
Lizbot (host) 8:37:56 PM
@TAndy / Matt Sabbath - Yung Niel drops the needle, and the damage is done
Mary Jones 8:38:32 PM
Oh man, and what a day to be out filming🌊
Lizbot (host) 8:38:51 PM
@Christine - haha, yeah, I have Sparks songs for just about every theme imaginable! These were some of the Secrets/Spies ones I DIDN'T fit into last Thursday's show, and I already had other Sparks songs then!
Lizbot (host) 8:39:47 PM
@Dennnisons / @Mary - I saw a soaked Jon photo, but no soaked Jon. WPRB Community runners UNITE!
Mary Jones 8:41:05 PM
@Lizbot if I have one regret about today is that I wasn’t able to see Jon after the race, but it was raining *hard* and it was so cold—and I am a slowwww runner, he would’ve been done long before me.
Lizbot (host) 8:41:38 PM
I can't not sing along to this song. And it's giving me shore anticipation vibes. I gotta break out the Desmond Dekker as least once per season down the shore
Lizbot (host) 8:42:54 PM
@Mary Jones - yeah, it was pretty damn chilly out! Soup weather! I hope you got somewhere warm and dry quickly!
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 8:46:37 PM
richard lyons:) 8:48:01 PM
Christine, aka Darth Uhuru 8:48:47 PM
I was sorry to miss your special Lizbot/Readie DOUBLEPLUSGOOD on Thursday. But what a fantastic membership drive!
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 8:50:09 PM
I can't believe how quickly those two weeks flew by
Lizbot (host) 8:51:05 PM
@TAndy - Windsday, indeed!
Christine, aka Darth Uhuru 8:51:42 PM
Two crazy weeks, with plenty of exuberance and memorable moments. And some dream-team pairings.
Lizbot (host) 8:51:54 PM
@Christine - Well you're getting a taste of last Thursday's theme now with these "Overflow Secrets!"- Secrets & Spies songs I didn't get to last week!
Christine, aka Darth Uhuru 8:53:26 PM
I'm loving the secrets overspill! ✨️
Lizbot (host) 8:53:57 PM
@Mary Jones - Re: filming in this crazy weather! - Hattie just had to just these last scenes of her film done, weather be damned, cuz it's due on Thursday and it's her big 8th grade Final Project she's been working on since September!
Lizbot (host) 8:54:29 PM
@Mary Jones - That's actually where George & Hattie are right now! STILL downtown in this lousy weather, getting final scenes shot
Lizbot (host) 8:55:15 PM
@Christine - I'm happy you got to catch the overflowing secrets and glimpse the spies! It was such a fun drive!
Lizbot (host) 8:55:38 PM
David Byrne protects us from the cold and the rain
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 8:57:55 PM
Shankar on violin 🎻
Mary Jones 8:58:29 PM
@Lizbot holy cow, they’re still filming? Oh good luck to them!
Lizbot (host) 8:59:09 PM
@Mary Jones - I am relishing the opportunity to introduce Hattie to Freaks & Geeks! I am waiting until some time in the next year.
Dennnisons 8:59:20 PM
@lizbot good film-noir filming weather!
Lizbot (host) 8:59:27 PM
@DTO - oh, nice!
Lizbot (host) 8:59:53 PM
@Dennnisons - True! This current song would be appropriate soundtrack
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 9:01:42 PM
iamthelabhras 9:04:04 PM
Wait ... South Jersey. What?
Dennnisons 9:04:08 PM
I played the c-64 version of Spy vs Spy, I don’t know how it’s different it is to the NES version.
Lizbot (host) 9:04:58 PM
@iamthelabhras - Haddonfield! I haven't lived there since the mid-90s, but yup, I hail from the town of Michael Myers and Debra Hill
Lizbot (host) 9:05:50 PM
@Dennnisons - I probably spent enough money renting this game that I could have bought it, but it seemed decadent to buy games back then. NES games were not cheap! I never saw the C-64 version!
Lizbot (host) 9:07:07 PM
@Dennnisons - I have a handful of albums by a German duo called Welle:Erdball who composed and performed their songs entirely on Commodore 64s!
Dennnisons 9:07:21 PM
@lizbot I would think it would be the same, 2 monitors where you see each spy and set traps for the other… oooooh, beepy goodness
Dennnisons 9:08:11 PM
I remember a c-64 synth by Ryo Kawasaki that was really cool!
Mary Jones 9:08:18 PM
Who is Number 1?
Dennnisons 9:08:22 PM
Where’s number 6?!?
Lizbot (host) 9:08:33 PM
Lizbot (host) 9:08:53 PM
I AM NOT AI, I AM A LIZBOT 01101000100101011
Dennnisons 9:08:55 PM
We want information!
Lizbot (host) 9:09:08 PM
that's the sound of Rover deflating
Mary Jones 9:09:27 PM
We spent a day of our honeymoon at Portmerion!
Lizbot (host) 9:09:41 PM
@Mary Jones - ohWHAT?!
Lizbot (host) 9:09:52 PM
@Mary - I hope you found a human-sized chessboard
Dennnisons 9:09:55 PM
Sweet chips!
Mary Jones 9:10:31 PM
Yeah! It was the off-season, so pretty quiet. I remember a little shop with an inflatable Dalek in the window.
Dennnisons 9:11:25 PM
Concrete ship, chessboard, it all looked the same.
TAndy: Monthly Doner 🥙 9:11:28 PM
Sleepiness snuck up on me real hard, good night everyone!
Lizbot (host) 9:11:36 PM
@Dennnisons - Growing up on Atari and original NES, 8-bit chip tunes will ALWAYS release dopamine in my brain til the day I die!
Tim Conheeney 9:12:31 PM
Ahhh, Goldeneye slaps.
Lizbot (host) 9:12:37 PM
'Night, TAndy! Thanks for hanging out!
Dennnisons 9:12:46 PM
@lizbot Did you ever play with LSDJ or nanoloop on the gameboy?
Lizbot (host) 9:12:47 PM
Hi Tim! Indeed it does!
Tim Conheeney 9:12:58 PM
Lizbot (host) 9:13:07 PM
@Tim Conheeney - ha!
Lizbot (host) 9:14:01 PM
@Dennnisons - I never had a Gameboy. I had Atari, then NES, and then no consoles until PS2. I had various computer games throughout. I was a real Roberta Wiliams fan!
iamthelabhras 9:17:02 PM
@Lizbot you are melting my brain.
Lizbot (host) 9:18:31 PM
@iamthelabhras - ahhh, my mind-melting laser beam is functional!
iamthelabhras 9:18:48 PM
Kings Quest III forever.
Lizbot (host) 9:18:57 PM
After TMBG - a seeeecret song from Mr. Bungle
iamthelabhras 9:18:59 PM
I think I have an old Sierra Online t-shirt around somewhere.
Dennnisons 9:19:47 PM
I never heard of Roberta Williams, reading up on her she sounds awesome. I kind of missed the NES and Kings Quest.
Lizbot (host) 9:20:30 PM
@iamthelabhras - I loved the weeping willow in King's Quest V! Some time I gotta dig up that soundtrack! The ice level in that game had some many glitches, there were areas where Graham could just walk on air!
iamthelabhras 9:21:12 PM
@Dennnisons, PushingUpRoses has a great 16 minutes video essay on her over at YouTube. Check it out!
Lizbot (host) 9:22:24 PM
@iamthelabhras - oh man, 90% of my computer games were Sierra...some LucasArts thrown in
iamthelabhras 9:22:59 PM
Of course. Indiana Jones. Monkey Island, obviously.
Lizbot (host) 9:23:07 PM
@Dennnisons - oh MAN. She was an icon! The ONLY woman game designer who reached mainstream success back then!
iamthelabhras 9:23:14 PM
Sam & Max. Another underrated cult classic.
Lizbot (host) 9:24:12 PM
This theme is the ONLY time I will probably ever play this INSANE Mr. Bungle hidden track!
Lizbot (host) 9:24:46 PM
Also, he just straight-up sounds like Grandpa Simpson on that track
Dennnisons 9:27:26 PM
@iamthelabhras cool, thanks!
iamthelabhras 9:28:18 PM
No worries, Dennnisons! If this stuff is up your alley, I also highly recommend the documentary Get Lamp. It dives into the REALLY old school text-based adventures. Lots of interesting stuff in there.
Dennnisons 9:31:22 PM
@iamthelabhras that sounds awesome! I played a bit of Zork back then, a lot of typing things like “go left” “go west” “go door” “just go” on a blank screen back then.
Dennnisons 9:34:02 PM
@lizbot do you remember the arcade game Elevator Action? Where you’re a spy who zip lines to the top of a building (from spy heaven, I guess) and take elevators down through a hotel while shadowy guys come out of doors to shoot at you.
Lizbot (host) 9:34:41 PM
"Bean bags, bingo and a Playstation Five"
iamthelabhras 9:35:53 PM
I am so pissed I missed these guys at UT back in February.
Lizbot (host) 9:35:57 PM
@iamthelabhras - oh wow, I gotta check that out! My husband and I are always talking about old text-based adventures. His dad was a programmer who tried to make a game in the 80s.
Lizbot (host) 9:36:18 PM
@iamthelabhras - yeah, same!
Lizbot (host) 9:37:59 PM
@Dennnisons - whoa! That sounds vaguely familiar....I don't expressly remember that name but that description rings a bell...It sounds awesome!
Lizbot (host) 9:41:31 PM
@Dennnisons - Roberta Williams' games for Sierra always involved picking up various items lying in the path - axe, rope, honey, etc - and then typing "use axe" on some impassable spot. There were always silly uses, like repair rope with honey!
Dennnisons 9:41:47 PM
@lizbot it’s mostly jumping and kneeling to avoid bullets then shooting back. I just looked up the song but it didn’t sound especially spyish, but I loved the look of the game.
Dennnisons 9:43:32 PM
Our friend Bree is a big fan of those games, especially of Monkey Island. I feel like I missed out.
Lizbot (host) 9:45:56 PM
@Dennnisons - That game sounds like Rush N' Attack, one of the few NES games I actually owned, so I played it a LOT. Lots of lying on one's stomach and getting stabby with yr little knife and occasionally tossing a grenade. That game was the most jam-packed with crates and barrels and more crates to jump and run on!
Christine, aka Darth Uhuru 9:46:22 PM
💜 Talk Talk
iamthelabhras 9:47:43 PM
I never understood why Portlandia put down Talk Talk in that preschool kids music bit they did. The one with the guy from Modest Mouse?
Lizbot (host) 9:47:43 PM
@Christine - As I recall, I think I was gonna play this one for my sophisticating-pops theme show back in the fall, but I didn't get to it!
Lizbot (host) 9:48:58 PM
@iamthelabhras - oh my gosh, the sketch where the parents are trying to curate the preschool's music library?! haha, I remember the episode well, but had forgotten that they trashed Talk Talk in that sketch!
Christine, aka Darth Uhuru 9:49:27 PM
Woo! 💯
iamthelabhras 9:49:41 PM
@Lizbot The one & only.
Lizbot (host) 9:49:48 PM
@iamthelabhras - Fred & Carrie better not go around besmirching Talk Talk again
Dennnisons 9:51:17 PM
@lizbot I remember Rush’n Attack! You’d lay on your belly and stab guys in the toe. They had it at the 7-11 in Wyndmoor.
Christine, aka Darth Uhuru 9:54:37 PM
Not a sausage to do...
Lizbot (host) 9:54:58 PM
@Dennnisons - Yes! Oh man, I would be in that 7-1-1 all the time if I didn't have that game at home as a kid, but my haddonfield lacked any games whatsoever. Fast-forward decades to the early 2000s - George & I lived on 5th & Thompson and the local greasy pizza spot had an arcade game called Rootbeer Tapper, which involved sliding rootbeers to impatient and rowdy costumers. The game was def from the 80s. The best level?? The angry mohawked punk customers level!
Lizbot (host) 9:55:08 PM
@Christine - haha!
Lizbot (host) 9:55:55 PM
@Dennnisons - George loved monkey island, but I never had (or saw for rent in ellis st video) that one!
Christine, aka Darth Uhuru 9:56:14 PM
Oh, Eno. This song is really sticky, too. It get stuck in my brain for hours.
Christine, aka Darth Uhuru 9:56:42 PM
Thank you for this bonus Secrets & Spies show, Lizbot
jimboodonoroo 9:56:50 PM
Lizbot (host) 9:58:00 PM
@Jimboo - haha, I wondered if you heard it!
iamthelabhras 9:58:17 PM
Thanks for another great show, Lizbot. See you Wednesday.
Lizbot (host) 9:58:22 PM
@Christina - thanks for hanging out and listening! This was a fun night!
iamthelabhras 9:58:23 PM
All your days are belong to bots.
Christine, aka Darth Uhuru 9:58:53 PM
C U on the radio on Wednesday!
Lizbot (host) 9:59:18 PM
@Dennnisons - The little guy in Rush N' Attack flipping from one direction to a complete 180 with NO transition always cracked me up!
Dennnisons 9:59:39 PM
Love greasy pizza spot arcade games!
Lizbot (host) 9:59:40 PM
@iamthelabhras - haha, it's true! I wish they belonged to human bots!
Lizbot (host) 9:59:49 PM
Thanks, iamthelabrhas!
Dennnisons 10:00:06 PM
@lizbot yes, very limber!
Lizbot (host) 10:00:12 PM
@Dennnisons - yeah, we bought garlic knots and played sooooo much rootbeer tapper back then!
Dennnisons 10:00:28 PM
Great surprise set, LizBot!
Lizbot (host) 10:00:40 PM
Thanks for hanging for this DoubleplusSubbing, everyone! See you here on WEDNESDAY!! 5-8 PM!
Dennnisons 10:00:57 PM
See you then!
Lizbot (host) 10:00:58 PM
Thanks, Dennnisons! I gotta track down that elevator spy game!
Lizbot (host) 10:01:45 PM
@Dennnisons - if George hadn't been busy with Hattie's filming projects, ferrying her around center city all evening, I'm SURE He'd have gone on a lengthy tirade about his favorite computer and console games from back int he day!