December 20/19 – January 3/20 – 13th Annual Christmas Music Special

Welcome, one and all, to The Arcade’s 13th annual Christmas Music Special!  If you’re new to this kind of episode, well, it’s one of the special shows we do each year where we put together an assortment of holiday-themed music you won’t hear anywhere else.

Starting things off this year is the Ludicrous Leadoffs, (those Christmas songs that are just an extra special kind of special), which include selections from South Park, Futurama, Radio Free Vestibule, Spider-Man, and a rendition of Silent Night done entirely with goats!  From there, we go beyond the borders of North America to bring you some Christmas music from different corners of the globe, including Japan, Australia, Barbados, and more.  After a musical trip around the world, we come back home with some solid classic rock Christmas offerings from the likes of Foghat, Blues Magoos, Kenny Wayne Shepard, and Cheap Trick.  To round this year’s program, we pull a few highlights from the 1999 album, “I Wanna Be Santa Claus” by none other than Ringo Starr.  Somehow, we only became aware earlier this year that Ringo Starr had a Christmas album, and by gawd, we weren’t going to miss a chance to share it with you!

As always, we encourage you to follow the links below to purchase these songs for yourself and add them to your collection.  We hope you enjoy this show, and we wish all of you out there a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

What Was Played:
(click on the links to buy!)

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who is glad that the Christmas season is able to sustain the Pot of Gold company for the rest of the year

August 23, 2019

Ludicrous Leadoff:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who commends the Brothers Chaps for creating a Trogdor-centric Soundboard as a companion piece for the Trogdor board game. In 2019.

Blast From The Past:

April 20, 2018

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who thinks that Billy Mitchell himself is making it impossible to feel even a little bit sorry for Billy Mitchell

Blast From The Past:

April 13, 2018

Hot Off the Presses:

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who can’t bring himself to feel even a little bit sorry for Billy Mitchell

Blast From The Past:

June 16, 2017 – E3 Wrap-up (Part 1)

Ludicrous Leadoff:

E3 News of the Week:

Microsoft Recap:

Nintendo Recap:

Sony Recap:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who thinks this year’s E3 Was More Of An “Ehh-3”

Blast From The Past:

May 5, 2017

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The Cross Consumer

Blast From The Past:

October 7, 2016

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who is slowly coming to terms with home ownership

Blast From The Past:

Also Worth A Look:

 

September 9, 2016

Programming Note:  We’ll be taking the next three weeks off due to a little thing called “life” getting in the way of our recording schedule.  Mostly, it’s Dennis who is the one to blame for this.  Why?  He’s moving into a new place!  Though this is an exciting time, as anybody who has moved into a new residence can attest to, it’s a time-consuming and an all-encompassing task.  Having said that, let us reassure you that we will be back with a new episode for you on Friday, October 7th.

Ludicrous Leadoffs:

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who is pretty sure he’s a homeowner?

Blast From The Past:

June 24, 2016 – E3 Wrap-up (Part 2)

Friends, this week is part two of our E3 wrap-up where we focus on the other big news and noteworthy items to come out of last week’s event in Los Angeles.

News of the Week:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The man who is oddly enthralled by this Brexit vote

Blast From The Past:

June 17, 2016 – E3 Wrap-up (Part 1)

Friends, this week is part one of our E3 wrap-up, and we’ll give you a rundown of the big news coming from the E3 press conferences for Microsoft and Sony, as well as the news Nintendo made during the week!

 Microsoft:

Sony:

Nintendo:

Dennis’ Nickname:

The belle of the ball

Blast From The Past: