Welcome to Show 123,
This time out we spend time with the gents from MMO Radio: Chris Coke and Adam “Ferrel” Trzonkkowski. The subject this time is something which has been in the news a great deal lately – violence in videogames. Do they cause violence? Is there any evidence that says that they do?
A long the way we have some fun and some laughs.
Julie Whitefeather and Fran Kosac
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Expand your music:
With each show we try to expand the musical horizons of our listerns and ourselves. We feature small snipits of music were we try and capture the essence of a song and interest people in something they might have considered before.
We all grew up with rock and roll and names like Aerosmith, Rolling Stones and ZZ Top. So by the time the early 1990s rolled around Hip Hop didn’t grab our attention. Then the movies we saw at the theater featured some. Movies like Mrs. Doubtfire and recently Jack Reach featured the music House of Pain.
Hip Hop Horray
Hip Hop was first popular in the 1970s, back when we were growing up. It first became popular in New York City and predated the origins of rap. It found its origins in DJs like DJ Kool Herk, one of the father’s of Hip Hop.
“Hip hop music in its infancy has been described as an outlet and a “voice” for the disenfranchised youth of low-economic areas, as the culture reflected the social, economic and political realities of their lives” – Wikipedia
House of Pain
The name house of pain doesn’t originate where people may think at first. It comes from the H.G. Wells novel “The Island of Dr. Moreau.” They are an Irish American hip hop group that release three albums in the 1990s before their lead singer Everlast left to pursue a solo career. Their first album, Same As It Ever Was, went gold even though it didn’t contain any major hits. Even though many of you might say to yourselves “who is that” when we say “House of Pain” all you have to do is watch movies like Happy Gilmore, Mrs. Doubtfire, Black Hawk Down Heat , and Daredevil and you will say “oh ya.”
And if you have ever attended a football game at the University of Wisconsin – Madison there is no way you will not have heard their music.