"Truly podcasting chemistry at its best. Hosts Bill and Joe, a dynamic Canadian duo chocked full of personality and wit, have an uncanny and inspiring ability to make even the most mundane of conversations thoroughly entertaining. From video games to comic books to transformers and everything in between; these guys cover it all with style. Hilarious and charmingly relatable, this is a must-listen podcast for anyone!" review by Round2Gaming --- NEW SHOW EVERY FRIDAY! ---
The boys are back after a weekend of debauchery with friends coming in from all over North America to visit and attend the largest video game swap in Canada, the Barrie Game Exchange. Listen in as they recap everything, and we mean everything, that happened!
It's the first STC/T&B Crossover Episode! Finally we get 'M' from the Transformers and Beer podcast on the Start To Continue podcast! Bill easily bonded with M over our many Joe frustrations and Joe observations and couldn't help but make this a double sized episode of goodness.
This episode will simultaneously release as ep 122 of the Transformers and Beer Podcast.
Special show opening
"M" picks up MPM-3 Masterpiece Movie Series Bumblebee
Listener question "MP-10 is starting to feel old. Do we think think figure will be the last hurrah for this mold? What would we like to see in the future?"
Listener question "How did "M" first meet Joe?"
Whatever happened to stonewash jeans and jean jackets?
Its true. STCPOD.COM used to actually have written blog posts. They enlightened readers on nostalgic tv shows, interesting tidbits on everyday life, and comings and goings of your favourite podcasters. However the last post was AGES ago! I apologize. While I can't guarantee any kind of regularity I can at least offer this... A NEW BLOG POST!
A few months ago while #ThriftinWithBill, I came across what looked like an authentic old school microphone, sitting on a desk mount and brutally covered in uneven spray paint. For some reason the thrift store pricers didn't notice the value in anique microphones and put an incredible deal of price of $4.99 on it. I spotted it as soon as it rolled out on a cart from the backroom. I grabbed this and a real Mego Batman coin bank before any of the regular sharks cruising down the aisles could get to it.
The Microphone is a Canadian variant Astatic WR-20 Dual-Diaphragm Crystal Cartridge Mic. From the the early 1940s, the retail price was around $30. Crystal microphones, while still a heavy price back in the day, offered a more economical option to the Ribbon mics found in early sound stages. This particular one also had the optional on/off switch attached at the base of the mic.
Like all good thrifting finds, condition is everything. Normally when I find an old piece, I would much rather it show its age than be restored to showroom condition. However this piece didn't even offer that. The grill had been spray painted over. The fabric inside, also covered in paint, was thin and tearing. The frame had tape residue and dirt. This thing had been through a few wild times in its day! The saving grace was that nothing was bent or dented and the chrome was complete and chip free. So no, this couldn't be displayed like this. The only option was to restore!