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Rocking Reissues on Grab A Stack with Mike, Tim, Rob and the Mad Metal Man

Rock Candy, Rhino, Sony Legacy, La-La-Land, Wounded Bird, BGO…all respected reissue labels that collectors seek and value.  We looked at a decent cross section from these labels and more on this episode of Grab A Stack of Rock.

Harrison the Mad Metal Man educated us on Oingo Boingo.  Rob Daniels highlighted a Loreena McKennit super deluxe that sounds out of this world.  Mr. Durling presented a variety of rock reissues including our only vinyl of the evening.  I had some cool Johnny Cash on Sony Legacy, and a bunch of Budgie.  This is just a slice of what we showed.

Apologies for the audio glitches at the start!  We got it figured out and rolled on.

“Ask Harrison” came from a new contributor tonight:  Superhero Tee Bone Man himself!  California Girl asked some questions about Heart and Pat Benatar, sparking a lively discussion.

Speaking of whom, next week at a special time (3 PM EST / Noon Pacific), California Girl aka MarriedAndHeels will be joining us live for the first time, so get your questions ready.

Thanks for watching, and if you missed it, you can check it out below!

 

 

 

Grab A Stack of Reissues with Mike, Tim, Rob and the Mad Metal Man

GRAB A STACK OF ROCK…with Mike and the Mad Metal Man
Episode 13:  Reissue Record Labels with Tim Durling and Rob Daniels

The original crew of the USS Stackterprise is reunited this week!  Ensign Tim Durling, the aficionado of every edition of everything, wanted to discuss record labels that specialize in reissues.  Labels like Rock Candy, Sony Legacy, Noteworthy Productions, and many more.  Lt. Rob Daniels will be on hand to show off some La-La-Land reissue soundtracks.  Commander Kopp and I will also be prepared with some tasty discs of rock. With Durling and Daniels, two radio legends in their own rights, I’ll be able to just kick back, listen and learn.

Additionally:  Ask Harrison is back with a new question, and everybody’s favourite guest MarriedAndHeels has another question for the group.

Join us live!

Friday January 27 at 7:00 P.M. E.S.T. Enjoy on YouTube or on Facebook.

 

 

Show Plans and Announcements

12 episodes in, and Grab A Stack of Rock keeps rolling.  A huge thank-you is due to my stoic co-host, the Mad Metal Man, for his endless dedication.  The panel and contributors involved have given 110% and things are still going to get kicked up a few notches.

This week, Friday January 27 at 7 PM, Tim Durling gets the spotlight as we discuss a topic of his suggestion:  Reissue Record Labels.  Labels like Rock Candy, or Sony Legacy, and many more.  Durling has his stack ready!  Rob Daniels will be on hand to show off some La-La-Land reissue soundtracks.  Harrison and I will also be prepared with some tasty discs of rock. With Durling and Daniels, two radio legends on their own rights, I’ll be able to just kick back, listen and learn.

And then…Friday February 3, at 3 PM Eastern time and 12 noon Pacific, we have the first live appearance of MarriedAndHeels / California Girl on Grab A Stack of Rock!  For  those with short memories, her appearances thus far have all been pre-recorded.  This time we go live!  I’ll be moderating questions, and I’m sure we will have a lot.  Her fans have spoken and they want to see more heels this time.  So why not?  Her shoe collection is just as impressive as my music collection, and she has more fans than the average rock star, so I say why not!  Dare I say why not.

Whether you like heels or not, California Girl is an excellent guest and I assure you we will also discuss music, and unbox a toy or two.  I have a Marvel Legends Killmonger to open, which I have been saving for this occasion, since California Girl has a thing for Michael B. Jordan.  It’s gonna be good.

Hope to see you at one of these shows if not both.  Please enjoy the latest updated version of the Grab A Stack of Rock theme video below!

Your Karate is a Joke! Grab A Stack of Karate Kid with Rob, Mike, Harrison and special guest Dr. Kathryn!

Some of the most fun shows are the unexpected ones.  I had no idea how much fun it would be to talk Karate Kid and Cobra Kai for an hour.  But when you have Rob Daniels and Dr. Kathryn along for the ride, you’re bound to learn something.  I have a feeling that this show will be some of the best Karate Kid content on YouTube.  We covered it all, and Dr. Kathryn taught us just about everything we needed to know about this long-lived and well-loved franchise.

We saw books, autographs, CDs, action figures and a personal message from actor Sean Kanan.  We also saw a lot of Cobra Kai branded clothing!  But even better than the things we looked at were the stories that we heard.  Whether personal stories, or tales of the making of the movies, the talk was top notch tonight.

Meanwhile, Harrison schooled us on Ninja Turtles, another popular martial arts franchise.  Rob also showed us some cool Bruce Lee soundtracks.

For “Ask Harrison”, we had a surprise question from “Blaze Bayley” himself!  We also had a group question from MarriedAndHeels about that most hated of bands:  Nickelback!  Discussion ensued.

This turned out to be the second most popular show we’ve done to date!  Thanks for watching everyone!

Wax On, Wax Off! Grab A Stack of Karate Kid with Rob, Mike, Harrison and special guest Dr. Kathryn!

GRAB A STACK OF ROCK…with Mike and the Mad Metal Man
Episode 12:  Karate Kid/Cobra Kai with Dr. Kathryn and Rob Daniels

Every once in a while, we have to do a show that I know nothing about.  Why?  Because I love hanging out with guests like Dr. Kathryn and Rob Daniels.  If Dr. Kathryn says “I wanna show off all my cool autographed Karate Kid stuff,” then I have no choice but to oblige.

This week, Dr. Kathryn and Rob Daniels will be talking Karate Kid and Cobra Kai.  We will see action figures, autographs, and a personal message from Cobra Kai actor Sean Kanan.

Meanwhile Harrison has some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for that martial arts action, and I will show off my Reaction Figure collection, since they also make Karate Kid toys.  Join us!

Bonus:  Ask Harrison, Ask Mike, MarriedAndHeels and peacocks!

Friday January 20 at 7:00 P.M. E.S.T. Enjoy on YouTube or on Facebook.

Ensign Durling, Captain Kevin, Lt. Cmdr Daniels and Mr. Kopp beam up their Trek collectibles

This time, the Red Shirt didn’t die!  Spoiler alert:  Ensign Durling survived all 1 hour 50 minutes of this show.  It was a marathon but for good reason.  Star Trek is a big part of our lives, and features some pretty incredible music.  Mr. Durling and Lt. Commander Rob Daniels brought a variety of classic soundtracks on vinyl, CD, and cassette.  He also had an original DS9 shooting script!  Interesting items here.  Meanwhile, Captain Kevin brought some books, DVDs and a Hallmark communicator.  Commander Kopp had a cool MAD Magazine compilation of Trek sketches from the classic comedy book.  Most of my hardcore Trek stuff is packaged away in storage, but I had some cool comics, DVDs, and handmade items that are very special to me.

Bonus:  Tim and I dressed in uniform.

Also:  Find out which DVD to watch if you wish to hear Shatner or Nimoy (we don’t know specifically whom) let out a fart.

We had an “Ask Harrison” from the Canadian Snow Turtle, and Tee Bone answered a question from MarriedAndHeels.   Tee Bone’s eloquent answer could even bring a tear to your eye.  You don’t want to miss that.

See you next week for the Karate Kid and Cobra Kai with Dr. Kathryn and Rob Daniels!

Grab A Stack of Trek with Mike, the Mad Metal Man, and the gang

GRAB A STACK OF ROCK…with Mike and the Mad Metal Man
Episode 11:  Star Trek with Rob, Tim and Kevin

Hailing frequencies open, captain!  Tonight Rob Daniels (Visions In Sound), Tim Durling (Tim’s Vinyl Confessions) and Kevin Simister (Canadian Grooves) join Mike and the Mad Metal Man to show off some Star Trek.  I have some records, action figures and handmade items!  I’m not sure what the other guys have, but we will find out tonight.

Beam in at the locations below and join us for warp speed action.

Friday January 13 at 7:00 P.M. E.S.T. Enjoy on YouTube or on Facebook.

Musical Hauls! With Mike, Harrison, Grant, Rob and Brian!

Awesome musical treasures tonight!  Thanks to Grant Arthur, Rob Daniels, Brian Richards and Harrison the Mad Metal Man for spending a Friday night showing off some amazing hauls.  Some highlights:

  • A couple very interesting vinyl versions of Creatures of the Night.
  • A look at the Guns N’ Roses Use Your Illusion box set and a rant about Axl Rose.
  • A beautiful hand-stitched piece of Star Wars art.
  • Avro Arrow…shoes?
  • Some pretty killer Lego sets.
  • Kim Mitchell rarities from Grant.
  • A guest video from Tim Durling with his musical hauls.
  • A signed Bruce Kulick bobblehead.
  • Much much more!

Thank you friends for hanging out tonight, and thanks for watching!  See you next week.

Tim Durling and Marco D’Auria deliver the pre-Christmas treasures with Mike and the Mad Metal Man

Extra special surprise tonight as Marco D’Auria joined us to show off the new Mystique DVD and some Elvis treasures: magazines, books and records!  East coast radio legend Tim Durling also came by with some tapes, records and CDs of his own.  As for me, I unboxed Rush’s Permanent Waves deluxe set, a beautiful Savatage Poets and Madmen vinyl reissue, and showed off a complete set of all four Fish-era Marillion studio box sets.

Meanwhile, Harrison the Mad Metal Man dodged a question and a half, while Mike revealed what his stripper song would be.

Have a safe and happy Christmas!  We will see you next week on Dec 30th for a drop-in special!

Tim Durling reveals pre-Christmas treasures with Mike and the Mad Metal Man

GRAB A STACK OF ROCK…with Mike and the Mad Metal Man
Episode 8:  Tim Durling returns!

East coast radio legend Tim Durling returns tonight to reveal 11 new arrivals!  Mystery goodies!  We have no idea what he has in store for us.  8 track tapes?  Could very well be.  I guess you’ll just have to tune in tonight to see for yourself.

Just in time for the show is a vinyl copy of Poets and Madmen by Savatage – glow in the dark!  I’ll also be unboxing the rest of the box sets we didn’t get to last week, or as many as time permits.  Permanent Waves by Rush is on deck, as is Master of Puppets by Metallica, Fugazi by Marillion, and Restless Heart by Whitesnake.  You will have a say in what gets unboxed tonight.

Harrison the Mad Metal Man will be there to answer questions!  For “Ask Harrison” tonight, we have Christmas greetings and questions from California Girl.  There may even be an “Ask Mike”!  Meanwhile Jeff Taylor has a question about Australia.

Friday December 23 at 7:00 P.M. E.S.T. Enjoy on YouTube or on Facebook.