No Prisoners, No Mercy Show 105 is live!

Welcome to Show 105,

This week we sit down to talk about Chris Dodson from the 2Lazy2beOtaku podcast about gaming and his new book. The subjects this week are as follows:


  1. “Prey for Vengeance” by Chris Dodson
  2. Everquest I and II – chimps, nerd rage, and pariahs
  3. Dungeons and Dragons Online – insipid names, reincarnation, and game play
  4. Gaming Communities and the “MMO single player experience”
  5. Mobile gaming and the classic gaming experience
  6. Publish it and patch it


Music excerpts:

  1. Benny Goodman/Gene Krupa – Sing sing sing – under introduction
  2. Benny Goodman/Gene Krupa -Avalon 4:20 mark
  3. Gene Krupa – Watch out – 7:00 mark
  4. Gene Krupa – Let me off uptown  - 11:14 mark
  5. Gene Krupa – I’m feeling high and happy – 14:45 mark
  6. Gene Krupa – Opus one – 17:55 mark
  7. Benny Goodman – Oh Lady Be Good – 22:27 mark
  8. Benny Goodman sings – Minnie’s in the Money – 44:30 mark
  9. Benny Goodman – After You’ve Gone – 51:52 mark (reprise) 56:22 mark
  10. Benny Goodman – Don’t be that way – under ending


Gene Krupa was born in Chicago.  His parents may have wanted him to be a priest, but fate chose him to be one of the most influential musicians of the big band era, eventually leading his own orchestra.  One of the most influential drummers in America, he is credited with being one of the first musicians to make the drums a “solo instrument”.

He made his first recordings in the Chicago Style Jazz scene started in 1924 with Bix Beiderbecke. Krupa’s big influences during this time were Tubby Hall and Zutty Singleton. The drummer who probably had the greatest influence on Gene in this period was Baby Dodds, whose use of press rolls was highly reflected in Gene’s playing.

Krupa also appeared on six recordings made by the Thelma Terry band in 1928. In 1934 he joined Benny Goodman’s band, where his featured drum work made him a national celebrity. His tom-tom interludes on their hit ” Sing, Sing, Sing” were the first extended drum solos to be recorded commercially

Benny Goodman was also born in Chicago.  Known as the “king of swing” he played one of the meanest jazz clarinets to ever grace a stage.

In the mid-1930s, Benny Goodman led one of the most popular musical groups in America. His January 16, 1938 concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City is described by critic Bruce Eder as “the single most important jazz or popular music concert in history: jazz’s ‘coming out’ party to the world of ‘respectable’ music.”

Goodman’s bands launched the careers of many major names in jazz. During an era of segregation, he led one of the first well known racially-integrated jazz group

Goodman the Jazz Man - Goodman continued his meteoric rise throughout the late 1930s with his big band, his trio and quartet, and a sextet. By the mid-1940s, however, big bands lost a lot of their popularity. By the 1940s, jazz musicians were borrowing advanced ideas from classical music. The recordings Goodman made in bop style for Captip; Records were highly praised by jazz critics. When Goodman was starting a bebop band, he hired Buddy  Greco, Zoot Simes, and Wardell Gray.


4 Responses to No Prisoners, No Mercy Show 105 is live!
  1. Jefross
    March 20, 2012 | 6:02 pm

    Been listening to the podcast for quite a while now and just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed it. I have recently joined up to TOG forum and having fun catching up with reading the posts there thanks for recommending it.

  2. Sr. Julie
    March 21, 2012 | 11:57 pm

    Thanks so much for listening to the show and letting us know you enjoy it. What is more welcome to TOG. If you ever drop by the Star Wars MMO division say hello!


  3. Jeffery
    March 27, 2012 | 2:09 pm

    Hay Sister Julie,

    Long time no hear, I have been a long time listener to NPNM, but after loosing my internet for a few months I came back and had not seen an update in my podcasts for some time and thought you all went dark. I am excited to re-establish the listening.

  4. Sr. Julie
    March 28, 2012 | 9:15 am

    Hi there and welcome back to the fold. We have not gone dark at all. We have, however, changed servers a time or two. When one of our servers started to give us the run around so often we felt like we were in a marathon we stopped doing the early release. That was fortuitous timing because Brent from Virgin Worlds made it so much easier for us to keep our shows up to date so there was no longer a need for an “early release”.

    It’s good to hear from the Old Timers again.


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