No Prisoners, No Mercy Show 108 is live !

No Prisoners, No Mercy Show 108 is live –  You can hear the latest show on Virgin Worlds, and on Itunes. Alright, we know it has been out for a while now, but things have been a bit hectic around here lately what with Fran having been in a four car collision – her car resembled an accordion after it was hit from the rear and pushed into a truck.

This time out it was our pleasure to have Jessica Brown as a guest  who took time to talk to us out of her busy schedule defending our country and policing the troops as the commanding officer of a military police unit.  As you will hear, Jessica writes for, and hosts a podcast of her own over at You can peruse some of the articles we discussed in the list below.

American Royalty –  The United Kingdom may have a Queen, Sweden may have a king, but the United States has royalty as well:  Duke Ellington, Earl Hines and of course…

The Man Himself - Count Basie

Count Basie

I first discovered The Count when I heard what is one of the most amazing pieces of jazz in recording history.  That song is called Battle Royal and our regular listeners have already heard an excerpt of it in our last show.  The CD of the same name is two bands lead by some of the most influential names in the history of Jazz…The Duke and The Count.  Every time I hear that “album” I wish I could have been there to see the two greats and their bands playing in the same studio.  One of the few times I have ever seen the two men play together is a small snippet on Youtube at the end of a show hosted by Doc Severson; unfortunately I do not know the name of the show, and the poster didn’t give it.

In 1924 William “Count” Basie went to Harlem – the home of the hottest Jazz, and the famous Cotton Club, that played hosts to names like Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald,  Louis Armstrong, Dizzie Gillespie,  Nat King Cole and Billie Holiday.  On the show you will hear Count Basie talk about his Kansas City years in the early 1930s.  By 1937 Count Basie had his own orchestra and moved to New York City and into the era of Big Band Jazz and Swing.  Even after the end of WW 2 and the big band  years, Basie continued performing right up until the end in 1984.

Like so many other people, Duke Ellington and Count Basie introduced me to jazz and I have loved it ever since.  Both men are even part of my vision of heaven – the top of my bucket list is to play trumpet with the Duke Ellington and Count Basie Bands.  One day, on this or the other side of Eternity, I hope to achieve the dream


See you online,

Julie Whitefeather


Cites Cited:

Articles Discussed:

Free “Extended Cut” DLC to expand, clarify Mass Effect 3
ending this summer

Did Bioware actually lie about the ending of Mass Effect 3

Is the Old Republic become an old ghost town?

Bioware: Old Republic subscribers not dropping despite
lighter server loads

EA: The Old Republic has lost nearly 25% of its subscribers
since March

Lawsuit forces Gamestop to post used game DLC warnings in
California, online



5 Responses to No Prisoners, No Mercy Show 108 is live !
  1. Taman
    May 22, 2012 | 10:44 am

    I hope Fran’s ok! I really enjoyed your guest this episode; it’s good to hear someone else with a southern accent.

  2. Sr. Julie
    May 22, 2012 | 8:19 pm

    We are still fighting insurance companies that don’t want to give Fran enough money to replace her car which was totaled, despite the accident not being her fault. She does have a serious case of whiplash and maybe more.

    As for Ms. Brown, she was fun to have on the show and she will return on a future show for sure. And if you like Southern accents tune in to Show 109 with R. W. Harper who has a southern accent as well.

  3. Taman
    May 23, 2012 | 3:51 pm

    I always enjoy when you have Mr. Harper on as well, another great guest. Good luck with the insurance companies, and Fran, you have my best wishes for what I hope can be a full recovery(you should get a little bell to ring and make Julie wait on you hand and foot while you can!)

  4. EmCeeKhan
    May 24, 2012 | 10:37 am

    Myst actually has a very deep background if you read the books. It would fix your opinion of the ending of the first game. The Book of Atrus is the first one of a trilogy. The question brought up by the series is “Are the worlds you visit created by the D’Ni who wrote the linking books, or are the worlds already there, and the language manages to link those worlds to the world?” Atrus – the old man in the games – is actually struggling with that very question, and how that question brought down the D’Ni all those years ago.

    Told ya that Jessica was awesome. I have to do an interview with her for her podcast sometime.

  5. Sr. Julie
    May 24, 2012 | 7:59 pm

    Ms. Brown was indeed an awesome guest and she, like you, are both welcome back at any time. As for Myst, the first one was so painful I don’t know I could ever load it again. I take it that if I start with Riven it would make no sense?


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