Well here we are, back again. You and Us and Lucille (and No Prisoners, No Mercy Show 137).
Whos is Lucille? We friends cast your eyes above on her curves. Listen to our show and you will hear her lilting voice; just enough to tantalize. By introducing you to Lucille and the man who makes her sing – B.B. King – we want to share the joys of this mans music with you, and introduce you him if you haven’t heard him before.
A Special Place in Our Heart
This time out lets start with two things that hold a special place in our hearts; somewhere around the left ventricle (certainly not the bottom of our hearts. That place is reserved for family and creator). That spot up there near the left ventricle has two things in it…
B.B. King and Everquest.
We would have simply said “The King” and assumed you knew which king we mean (and it certainly isn’t Elvis). While Europe has its royalty the United States does as well. We have DUKE Ellington, Count Basie, Earl Hines and The King. And now you know which king we I mean. As you will hear in the show, we originally thought the phrase “The blues ain’t nothin’ but a good man feelin’ bad” was something espoused by B.B. Instead we find that it is by another man whos music we will get to know, Leon Redbone. But it is a very apt expression for B.B. King.
You Know which King we mean
Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him as one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time – Gibson ranked him in their list of the top 50 guitarists of all time. To us he will always be number one. He begain life in a small cabin on a cotton plantation in Mississippi (about as apt a place for a blues musican to be born that we can think of). Eventually he founded his own record label with it’s headquarters on Beale Street, Memphis, Tennesse. (and if you haven’t ever heard Beale Street Blues on our earlier shows you will again in the future). Even when B.B. sings his rendition of “The Thrill is Gone” as along as we are able to hear B.B. play the thrill will NEVER be gone.
Home again, Home again
There are some places which just make us feel at home. The first, of which, is our own sweet home (although it is no longer in Chicago). Certain games makes us feel home as well – two of those being World of Warcraft and Everquest. These are, in fact, along with Ultima Online, the games that got us intrested in online games in the first place. I suppose that is easy to do since these are just about the first online games out there along with Meridian 59.
So it is that the launch of Everquest Landmark and Everquest Next has us looking longingly in that direction. So this week we set out to talk to Chris Dodson (you know him from 2 Lazy 2 Be Otaku) about EQ Next. Along the way we talk about what makes a good game great and what makes a great game fail.
See you online,
Julie and Fran