Monthly Archives: July 2018

Episode 24 – The Great Browser War!

On this week’s episode, Paul will lead us in a discussion on the original but late, great web browser: Netscape Navigator. Adam reveals his undying love of Darwin Awards, while Brian recalls his early web searches and favorite childhood time waster websites.

Episode 23.5 – Shows You (Almost) Remember!

Welcome to a special countdown episode, where the points are made up and the outcome doesn’t matter. Today’s show we’ll be counting down our top five favorite obscure kids shows that sort of faded into the analog snow among the syndicated power franchises.

Episode 23 – Science Rules!

On this episode, it’s science! Brian will lead us in a discussion on the PBS kids show Bill Nye the Science Guy! Adam will teach us about the art of parodying music for educational purposes. And as usual, Paul will remind everyone that Mr. Wizard is a jerk.

Brian’s Unexpected Covers #3: Toys R Us Jingle Guitar Arrangement

Welcome to the third go-around of what we are calling Brian’s Unexpected Covers. Essentially, popular songs from 1980 – 2005, performed in a style very different than originally intended. This video is also an homage to one of childhood retail heroes. Toys R Us was one of the most iconic children’s stores in the US, and all over the world. In 2018, after years of battling financial troubles, the company began shutting down all of its store. In its glory days, the Toys R Us jingle was an unforgettable and interconnected part of the brand’s dominance over the toy industry and the whimsy in children’s hearts. This version takes influence from the symphony-style guitar arrangements of musician and astrophysicist Brian May. May, most notably the lead guitarist of English rock band Queen, experimented with gigantic guitar tones and interesting harmonies, found in songs like Killer Queen, I Want to Break Free, and God Save the Queen. In this version, I started out with the familiar, major-key version of the Toys R Us jingle, but stick around for the second half, when I share a “minor” surprise. If you have any songs from the 80s, 90s, or early 2000s you’d like to hear covered, please feel free to request a song and, if you’d like, the style of music, and we’ll do our best to try it out!

Episode 22.5 – ZOSome!

This week on Dating Ourselves , Adam & Brian have the night off as Paul Interviews ZOS Films founding member Bill Gelineau about what brought him to film , works ZOS has completed, and the upcoming Michigan Movie Mondays! Check it out, it’s gonna be ZOSome!