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#LFC #Anfield #LIVWHU Liverpool Nail The Hammers The boys look back at another win for Liverpool as they nail another 3 points with victory over the hammers at Anfield. 16 points from 18 now heading into another big run of games. PLEASE SUPPORT OUR CHARITY DRIVE FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH @ https://t.co/HWbHmCQrSB Find all our video and Audio content along with socials, Merchandise and contact info at https://linktr.ee/lfcdaytrippers Subscribe, Like, Hit the bell icon and never miss another show from the worlds biggest, 100% free LFC Podcast. ** All views on the show are those of the individual and do not represent those of the LFC Daytrippers ** You can sign up for our watch along Parties here : https://www.getplayback.com/room/lfcdt Don't forget to subscribe or follow, leave reviews if possible and turn notifications on!!! LFC - Liverpool FC - YNWA - LFC Family - Premier League - EPL - Klopp - Transfer News - Redmen News and Chat - Match Preview - Live Updates - Match Predictions - Match Reaction - Football - Soccer - Football Debate - Passion - Opinion - Laughter - Free Content - Competitions - Giveaways - Podcast - Unfiltered - LFC Daytrippers - Champions League - Football Daily - Euro Football Daily Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
After the Reds got their European campaign off to a positive start on Thursday evening with a 3-1 win over LASK, Klopp's side now turn their attention back towards the Premier League.Looking to build upon their impressive start to the season, the Reds welcome David Moyes' West Ham resurgent side to Anfield on Sunday afternoon. With Moyes' new look side full of confidence after reinvesting the Declan Rice Windfall, Rival Recon returns to discuss how far can they progress this season.Joining Hari, we welcome back West Ham correspondent for The Athletic, Roshane Thomas, who lends us his insights into where the Hammers expectations lie this season. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
We listen to Warren Sharp's comments on the Matt Canada offense. It's... very true and shows the offense is predictable. How much has changed for Mike Tomlin? This is supposed to be an NFL offense. Crowley asks if the Steelerrs are aware of the poor numbers Sharp pointed out. The world knows Matt Canada is bad and everyone in the media is calling him out!
James is joined by Liverpool fan Dan Lord and West Ham fan Chris Stone to discuss both clubs positive start to the season and the all important FPL assets from them ahead of positive fixture swings coming up for both clubs. There's discussion on the importance of Mo Salah to FPL managers, best second Liverpool forward and whether Trent Alexander-Arnold will be worth investing in. Alphonse Areola looks safe between the sticks for the Hammers, but which midfielder between Jarrod Bowen and James Ward-Prowse is the best choice for Fantasy managers moving forward? Plus, the brilliance of Dominik Szoboszlai, how Mohammed Kudus is likely to fit in, Europa League distractions and whether both these clubs now have raised expectations for the months ahead Tomorrow on Planet FPL: Ask James live stream with an audio version also available Today on Patreon: Money In Football, the proposed 777 Partners takeover of Everton For the full Planet FPL Schedule this week, including our offering on Patreon view this post: https://www.patreon.com/posts/89442472 Want to become a member of our FPL and SkyFF community and support the Podcast? Join us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/planetfpl Follow James on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PlanetFPLPod Follow Suj on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sujanshah Follow Clayton on Twitter: https://twitter.com/claytsAFC Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@PlanetFPL Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/planetfpl Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/planetfpl #LFC #WHUFC #FPL
While Patti spent the weekend in her happy place, it was locker clean-out day all over the league. The Rays have purged their clubhouse of all things Wander, and the Dodgers have literally painted Julio Urias right out of their history. Shohei cleaned out his own locker but may not be completely absent the rest of the season. Pottymouth checks in with some neglected boyfriend and finds that Thairo Estrada is having his second 20+ stolen base season and leads the Giants in steals, hits, and doubles. Miguel Rojas has found a dance partner in Kiké at the same time his bat is kicking back in. Patti's former OAK bf Matt Olson just set the Hammers' single season record for home runs and leads the league in RBI. Nicky Lopez, initially her KC bf, may have to reschedule his early November wedding now that he too is a Hammer and they hope to have other plans at that time of year. Oriole Park at Camden Yards was the place to be this past weekend with the Os/Rays showdown. Adam Jones retired as an Oriole before the Friday game (check out his kids' qHAR!), where Heston Kjerstad hit a home run for his first major league hit. Queen songs were sung loudly at Saturday's game where we were “having a good time” watching Grayson Rodriguez pitch 8 shut out innings, Gunnar shocking Disney Prince Tyler Glasnow, and Tristan Gray learning you don't get capitalized at OPACY until your first hit. Roberto Clemente Day was observed on Friday with a day of service for the Pirates, and presentations of each team's nominee for the Clemente award. We crosstrain with the new Professional Women's Hockey League who host their inaugural draft this week, with the backing of LAD minority owner Billie Jean King and LAD Chair Mark Walter. The Mets honored Maybelle Blair with their first Amazin' Mets Foundation Legacy Award. Japan (undefeated since 2012) and Taiwan easily advanced through Group B of the Women's Baseball World Cup.We say “This game goes to 11,” “Complicated and mathy” and “Kabbalistic cosmic number play.” Fight the man, send your game balls to Meredith, get boosted, and find us on Twitter @ncibpodcast, on Facebook @nocryinginbball, Instagram @nocryinginbball and on the Interweb at nocryinginbball.com. Please take a moment to subscribe to the show, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to NCiB. Become a supporter at Patreon to help us keep doing what we do. Say goodnight, Pottymouth.
On Saturday night, Kedon Slovis delivered an impressive performance, amassing 167 passing yards and tossing two touchdowns. One of these remarkable touchdowns was caught by Chase Roberts, who executed a spectacular one-handed catch with just eight minutes remaining in the game. This exceptional play secured a 38-31 victory for BYU against Arkansas. Roberts' incredible catch marked the conclusion of a nine-play, 69-yard drive in which BYU (3-0) displayed remarkable resilience by converting two crucial third-and-long situations, forcing Arkansas' defense to stay on the field. This drive also represented the third consecutive series in which the Cougars managed to score, staging a remarkable comeback after trailing by 10 points late in the third quarter. Arkansas (2-1) fought valiantly, advancing deep into BYU territory within the final 20 seconds of the game. However, their promising drive was marred by a series of penalties, including one on the final play, ultimately sealing the victory for BYU. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Hello listeners and welcome back to the City Report Podcast!On today's show, Amos is joined by James from the We Are West Ham Podcast to discuss City's upcoming clash with the Hammers. If you enjoy the show please leave subscribe, leave a rating and a review!Follow us!https://www.youtube.com/@CityReportPodhttps://twitter.com/cityreportpodhttps://twitter.com/amosmurphy_https://twitter.com/ByJamesJoneshttps://www.instagram.com/cityreportpod/https://www.tiktok.com/@cityreportpod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Premier League and Champions League return this week... as does Pep Guardiola for Manchester City. David Mooney is joined by City fan KC and the Daily Mail's Jack Gaughan to preview the upcoming games against West Ham and Red Star Belgrade. We get insight into the Hammers with podcaster James Jones from We Are West Ham, while Serbian journalist Nebojsa Markovic explains what is to be expected from Red Star Belgrade. Former City goalkeeper and City in the Community ambassador Alex Williams also speaks to the show about his career at the club, the racial discrimination he faced as a player, and his stepping back from his role with the club's charity.
Please Rate our show 5 Stars and give a review! We will read every review in the upcoming recording of the next SoB episode.In the build up to the release of our new line of SoB clothing and merchandise. We will start a patreon, a monthly subscription where you will get BTS content, free merch, and lots of new Patreon only content like "Breaking Bread Sessions." SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PATREON HERE: http://patreon.com/user?u=94168109CrunkChocolate will be sitting down with supporter/writers/podcasts of the clubs Manchester City will be competing against. Today Crunk talks to Big Phil! We discussed Summer transfers, about their manager and his playing style, upcoming Manchester City vs West Ham, and more!Support the showClick Link to SOB Social Media accounts and Merch Store!https://linktr.ee/shadesofbluepodcast
Drew Barrymore is continuing her show without writers, Elon Musk and Grimes have another kid named Techno Mechanicus, Robin Thicke was stumbling outside of a club drunk and his wife wasn't having it, the new hashtag is called “girl hammers,” and most guys don't feel comfortable rubbing sunscreen on other guys!
The Florida State Seminoles showcased their depth and overall talent versus Southern Miss. Continuing to improve against Boston College will be key before playing Clemson. FSU vs Southern Miss **Florida State's depth **Overwhelming Southern Miss **How this game helps long-term FSU vs Boston College: 1st Road Game **Noles must be dialed in **BC QB Thomas Castellanos **FSU winning matchups Beating BC, Being Ready for Clemson **Dominate 1st quarter **Offensive line/passing game **Noles playing freshmen/young players Follow & Subscribe on all Podcast platforms…
The Florida State Seminoles showcased their depth and overall talent versus Southern Miss. Continuing to improve against Boston College will be key before playing Clemson. FSU vs Southern Miss **Florida State's depth **Overwhelming Southern Miss **How this game helps long-term FSU vs Boston College: 1st Road Game **Noles must be dialed in **BC QB Thomas Castellanos **FSU winning matchups Beating BC, Being Ready for Clemson **Dominate 1st quarter **Offensive line/passing game **Noles playing freshmen/young players Follow & Subscribe on all Podcast platforms…
Dave Cole from #KingoftheHammers comes on the show to talk about what he did before building an empire around the #koh event, ripping the dirt in his mom's Ford Escort, and what the future of Hammers looks like as the landscape of the offroad world evolves. Presented by OutdoorX4
Kelly Cates is joined by Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher as they discuss West Ham United's 2-1 victory away at Luton Town that sees the Hammers go top of the Premier League table following their undefeated start to the campaign.
Edge of the Box is here to preview the weekend's Premier League action as Sam Tighe and George Elek join Dan Bardell to look ahead to the fourth round of fixtures.The game of the weekend comes from the Emirates as Arsenal welcome Manchester United to London. Will Mikel Arteta persist with his new look tactical shape or will he realise that it's not recommend to fix something that isn't broken? Can Erik ten Hag plug the leaks that make his team so easy to play against?In our Team in Focus feature we focus on West Ham United as David Moyes' side make a terrific start to the season. The Hammers have used the Declan Rice money well astutely adding to their ranks with the latest arrival of Mohammed Kudus from Ajax a sign of their intent.All that, and more, is discussed on the fourth episode of the season of Edge of the Box. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
What is a big save? There be a question which commonly crops up when discussing goalkeeping. Is it the timing of the save? Is it the technique executed to make the save? Is it the magnitude of the game in which the save is made? Or is it just simply a big save? Whichever criteria you plump for, there's no escaping a certain Alisson Becker fell into the big save category at St James' Park on Sunday afternoon. His stop from Miguel Almiron was, well, big in ensuring Liverpool remained in the clash with Newcastle which, as we now know, they went on to win. Competing in that category with the Brazilian was West Ham's Alphonse Areola. Although within his imaginary "arc" (more of that on the show), the 30-year-old kept Brighton at bay with a string of fine stops to justify his inclusion as the Hammers' current No1. In a weekend littered with Saves Galore (see Rich's Erik Thorstvedt reference) Jordan Pickford and Jose Sa pulled off worldies in Wolves' 1-0 triumph at Everton, Jak Alnwick continued an excellent start to the campaign for Cardiff and Swindon's Murphy Mahoney - on loan from QPR - kicked off his clean sheet tally with a first-ever career shutout.
Pre, during and post-match opinion from a pod squad comprising Dogma's Parker and Rich, John ‘Bottle Top' Orchard, Sheebo, Tony Brown, Kirsty Stewart, Alan and your intrepid host, Russell Guiver The Dogma boys broke the news of a new brew, Hammers broke their Albion hoodoo, The Spanish Federation boss continued to break appropriate boundaries and Russ announced this is all you're getting in terms of match reaction as his internet has continued to be broken. It's broken Britain, folks!!! Stand or fall! UTA! Virgin Media are a disgrace!!! @BrightonRockPod firstname.lastname@example.org Part of the Sport Social Podcast Network that can be found in all their glory at this rather suitable address: www.sport-social.co.uk Please follow us for automatic downloads of new episodes and if you want to make us really happy please rate us five stars on Apple and any other platforms that provide the opportunity to do so! Why not write a review while you are at it?! ;0). All this helps our rankings and improves our chances of getting exciting guests onto the show. Also we are now on Patreon, so if you happen to be inclined to extreme acts of generosity we'd greatly appreciate any monthly donations, great or small, to help us run the pod as well as we can. Go to www.patreon.com/BrightonRockPod for details and to sign up. NB Our content will remain freely accessible to all listeners regardless. Humble thanks! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
David Jones is joined by Jamie Redknapp and Izzy Christiansen to analyse Saturday night's clash as West Ham surged to the top of the Premier League with a tactically astute 3-1 win over Brighton.
Chelsea say “Buy buy”; Hammers say “Bye bye.” Phil, Jim, Pete Harcourt and Mark Gower say there's no better better than Lucus Paqueta. Plus Sterling's dry hands and England's sweariest ‘keeper. westhampodcast.com @westhampodcast Produced by Paul Myers and Mike Leigh Engineered by Leon Gorman A Playback Media Production playbackmedia.co.uk Copyright 2023 Playback Media Ltd - playbackmedia.co.uk/copyright Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Last time we spoke about the intense battle for Munda. The most important objective of the New Georgia campaign, the seizure of Munda had come at long last. The 43rd, 37th and 25th divisions all performed an envelopment offensive against Munda, but in their way were extremely formidable Japanese fortifications. It was a real slogfest seeing tremendous casualties for both sides of the conflict. However the Americans were able to breakthrough some of the Japanese bunkers, tunnels and pillboxes thanks largely to the use of flamethrowers which were becoming more and more popular on the battlefield of the Pacific. Munda was finally captured and now the Japanese had to withdraw to other areas like Vila to keep the fight alive. On the seas, commander Frederick Moosbrugger unleashed some improved mark 14 torpedoes at the IJN and scored a major victory sending 3 destroyed to their grave and countless sailors and soldiers. This episode is the Komiatum Offensive Welcome to the Pacific War Podcast Week by Week, I am your dutiful host Craig Watson. But, before we start I want to also remind you this podcast is only made possible through the efforts of Kings and Generals over at Youtube. Perhaps you want to learn more about world war two? Kings and Generals have an assortment of episodes on world war two and much more so go give them a look over on Youtube. So please subscribe to Kings and Generals over at Youtube and to continue helping us produce this content please check out www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. If you are still hungry for some more history related content, over on my channel, the Pacific War Channel you can find a few videos all the way from the Opium Wars of the 1800's until the end of the Pacific War in 1945. So last week we talked exclusively about the New Georgia campaign, so today as you guessed it we are diving back over to New Guinea. You know when it comes to the big and popular aspects of the war, Guadalcanal usually takes the leading role, but campaigns like New Guinea seem to always fall to the wayside as they say. Yet the battle for New Guinea was just as important, it took significant resources away from the Empire of Japan. We are soon to reach the climax of the Lae-Salamaua campaign, things are really starting to heat up. Now the last time we were over on Green Hell, Brigadier Moten had just ordered the 2/6th battalion to secure Bobdubi ridge, while the 2/5th assault Mount Tambu. By the end of July, the Coane Force was beginning to occupy Tambu Bay. The 3rd battalion, 162nd of Archibald Roosevelt were securing the Boisi area with two of their companies hitting slopes west of Tambu Bay, while the 2nd battalion assembled itself at Tambu Bay. By seizing Tambu Bay, the artillery could now take up a good position to better support the troops. Further north, Brigadier Heathcote Hammer was reorganizing his 15th brigade for a new attack against the Old Vickers position. On July 24th, he held an officers conference at Gwaibolom. Hammer laid out plans to employ the 58/59th battalion against Erskine Creek and Old Vickers. The commander of the 58/59th, Lt Colonel Patrick Starr received the order from Hammer, but also a letter directed at him. In the letter Hammer laid out a ton of criticisms against his unit, some of his officers and by implication Starr himself. The main criticisms were based largely on ineffective ground operations such as the unit lacking adequate knowledge of where their neighboring units were or that of the enemy. But as we know, this unit had not received proper training and it really was a baptism under fire kind of situation. But like they say about swimming, sometimes you gotta be thrown into the pool, and boy were they. Following some rather poorly planned and failed attacks back on June 30th, the 58/59th now adopted a more measure approach against the Old Vickers position. Hammer also helped with his reorganizing efforts. Hammer ordered Company A to head further north, while Major Warfe's commandos would take over the defenses for Gwaibolom; General Savige was assigned the 2/7th to help reinforce the 15th brigade; the 2/6th were ordered to advance along the Sugarcane Ridge to clear a way forward, but would run into a 100 Japanese strong position north off the ridge. On July 26th, the Australians concentrated their 25 pounders upon the ridge before launching a frontal assault. Meanwhile Brigadier General Ralph Coane renewed their attack against Roosevelt Ridge on July 27th. Coane ordered the still assembling 2nd battalion, 162nd regiment for the task. 100 men of E company advanced using a creek line parallel to the ridge, going through some thick jungle. They marched single file, hooking back towards a spur that led towards a small knoll on its crest, looking for a way to break the Japanese defenses. But once they reached the crest, they began taking heavy fire and although they established themselves firmly on a shoulder of ground below the ridge, they could advance no further. Meanwhile the 2/6th were lobbing 25 pounders accurately over the Old Vicker's position, forcing the Japanese to flee to the refugee of their underground shelters. It basically had become a routine of taking a bombardment and awaiting some screaming Australians or Americans afterwards for most of the Japanese defenders by this point. However no assault came. On July 28th another bombardment was on its way, but this one was directed on the Coconuts area. Starting at 2:45, two 25 pounders from Tambu Bay fired hundreds of rounds alongside some 3 inch mortars in an attempt to thwart the Japanese from sending reinforcement over to the Old Vickers position. During the final 5 minutes of what was a 15 minute bombardment, it turned into a creeping barrage allowing C Company of the 58/59th to advance. The bombardment made a ton of smoke aiding the men. Three platoons attacked the Old vickers position simultaneously. Platoon 7 of Butch Proby charged across some exposed ground at the center of the position; Platoon 13 of Lt Jack Evans attacked the left; while Platoon 15 of Sergeant Vic Hammond attacked from the right. The platoons managed to successfully overrun the Japanese forward bunkers and reached the crest just as the unsuspecting Japanese there were emerging from their dugouts. A heavy firefight broke out, but it was the defenders who began fleeing for their lives towards the Coconuts area. As the men consolidated the Old vickers position they found 17 dead Japanese, but also a large amount of abandoned booty. A 70mm gun with 300 shells, 4 light machine guns, 1 medium machine gun and 28 rifles which the Australians gladly grabbed. Hammer expected the Japanese to launch a vicious counterattack so he rapidly ordered the 2/7th battalion to send the fresh A Company of Captain Septimus Cramp over to relieve the exhausted C Company. Meanwhile B Company of the 2/6th were assaulting Sugarcane Ridge being supported by 3 inch mortars and 4 Vickers guns from the 2/6th field regiment along the Tambu Bay coast. Coming from Ambush Knoll, Platoon 10 led by Lt Clive Trethewie made a frontal assault, but machine gun fire from atop Sugarcane Ridge halted them quickly. Platoon 12 led by Sergeant Stan White and Platoon 11 of Lt Ted Exton were hooking around the ridge to attack the enemy's rear. The Japanese defenders had assumed the ridge was too steep in its rear position and were completely taken by surprise by the attack, seeing Extoons Platoon 11 overrun them. The Japanese were forced to flee for their lives. The Japanese attempted a dusk counterattack to reclaim the ridge, but it failed. On July 28th, with E Company stalled, F company was brought up to help out, taking up a position to E Company's left. They both tried to assault the ridge together, but gained little ground and were forced to dig in as the Japanese harassed them with counterattacks. The problem really was the Japanese were simply too well dug in. They held a steep narrow crest on the ridge, with the typical camouflaged pillboxes, mutually supporting machine gun nests, an intricate network of underground tunnels, lets call it the “Japanese special” haha, it will be seen quite often going forward into this war. The allied artillery and mortar bombardments could do little to actually hurt the Japanese, but it did cause them to take shelter within their tunnels, then there was the hope the assaulting forces got close enough before the Japanese stormed out again, which feels a lot like battles from WW1. In the meantime Major Roosevelt's battalion were working to cut off the Japanese supply routes to the ridge. He dispatched multiple patrols to take up positions along junctions and tracks between Scout ridge, Roosevelt Ridge and Mount Tambu. The men ran into skirmishes with Japanese supply efforts, greatly hindering them. But with the lack of progress by Coane's force concerned certain commanders like General Savige who began to criticize Coane for a lack of control and discipline over the men. Savige ordered him to push on immediately to capture Roosevelt Ridge, but in response Coane protested that he needed more reinforcements to seize the heavily fortified position. Likewise the lack of progress over at Mount Tambu was also annoying commanders. Taylor Force had just relieved the exhausted 2/5th battalion on the 28th. Several companies consisting of around 400 men from the 1st battalion, 162nd regiment coming over from Nassau Bay took up positions around Mount Tambu. Australian mortar crews and stretcher bearers remaining in the line to support their American comrades with one company of the 2/5th staying behind likewise. Moten planned for a new attack, slated for the 30th, to be followed with attacks against Goodview Junction and Orodubi by the 2/5th and 2/6th respectively. To open up the new attack, 8 105mm guns positioned at Buigap Creek Valley alongside 5 25 pounders position at Tambu Bay opened fire in the morning firing around 200 rounds per gun for an hour and a half. The Americans began their assault with Platoons 2 and 3 charging the ridge while Platoon 1 awaited in reserve. For 45 minutes the two leading platoons moved 150 meters across the Japanese front's right shoulder. They managed to knock out 6 out of 8 bunkers on the shoulder before attempting to advance further, but the defenders second tier line three meters higher up opened fire upon them and numerous grenades came rolling down the slope. The fire was too much, with the defenders using their tunnel and trench system to deadly effect taking up numerous positions to fire down on the Americans. The two platoons were halted dead in their tracks as the third platoon was brought up, but it made no difference. A legendary figure emerged from this action. For those of you from down unda, you probably already know the story, but for those of you who down, Corporal Leslie Bull Allen became a hero this day. Bull Allen was born in 1918, in Ballarant Victoria and when WW2 broke out he volunteered for service with the 2nd Australian imperial force. He served the 2/5th in Palestine where he became a stretcher bearer. He served in Libya and Syria where he received the nickname Bull for getting a reputation to having a cool head under fire. He was a fairly big boy, 5”11, laborer type build and he had a really deep laugh his comrades would remark “you could hear him a mile off! Bull was thus one of the battalion's most recognisable…and one of its most popular characters”. After facing the Italians, French and Germans, Bull was sent to New Guinea. He had served during the Wau battle where he received a Military medal for carrying out comrades under intense fire, his citation read “Private Allen's bearing and his untiring efforts in tending the wounded and helping with rations and stores were an inspiration”. On July the 30th when the Americans were storming Mount Tambu and got botched down, Allen was one of the stretcher bearers who came running up and by himself carried 12 American servicemen to safety. There's a famous photograph of Bull carrying an American soldier over his shoulders who had been knocked unconscious by a mortar, I do recommend googling it. And of course, I am a Sabaton fan and I would be remiss not to mention there is a song dedicated to Bull Allen, worth a listen. I got to sit down with Sabaton at a bar once in Montreal, the first time they came to north america, by the way, just gloating. Bull Allen received the Silver Star for his heroism from the United States. But as much as I'd like to end it there, I would also like to mention the reality of war. Bull put on a straight face and showed no fear as he saved the men, but as early as 1941 he was showing psychological issues. He had been admitted to a hospital in Libya, suffering from anxiety neurosis, again what we call acute combat stress or combat stress reaction. By the time he saved those boys on Mount Tambu his health was being taxed heavily. Towards the end of 1944, Bull would begin lashing out at superior officers and got himself court martialed and demoted to private. His psychological health, alongside a few bouts of malaria took a horrible toll on him creating numerous anxiety ridden episodes seeing him discharged from duty as he was not deemed medically fit. Bull found it difficult in the post war years suffering from post traumatic stress, and during one point he lost the ability to speak for 6 months. He spent his life after the war working as a laborer and then as a theater nurse at the Ballarat Base hospital. Bull became quite a popular fellow around Ballarant and would pass away on May 11th of 1982 from diabetes and other complications. He is a staple on Anzac Day and a famous image of the Australian war effort during the Pacific War. Mount Tambu was not taken that day, though the first line of bunkers were battered. Moten realized frontally attacking such fortifications was suicide, so he elected to cut off Mount Tambu instead. With the Americans failing, the 2/5th and 2/6th planned attacks changed to taking up positions to surround Mount Tambu. Back on the 29th, Major Warfe took his men to attack what was known as the Timbered knoll held by some Japanese. He sent A Platoon led by John Lewin south along its ridge. They were supported by artillery from Tambu Bay. At 4pm the artillery and mortars started blasting away for 15 minutes. The commandos assaulted the knoll from its northern side, but were quickly pinned down by machine gun fire. Around 10 men advanced along the Bench Cut track east of the Timbered Knoll and attacked it from the south, successfully surprising the defenders, forcing them to flee. Following the capture of the Timbered Knoll, Warfe wanted to press onwards to Orodubi, but Brigadier Hammer ordered his commandos to hold their position as he did not want to open up any gaps along the ridge. Also on the 29th, General Herring for the first time informed General Savige of the true offensive going on which was against Lae rather than Salamaua, indicating to him that the role of his 3rd division was to hold the enemy down in the Salamaua area. Likewise Moten had devised a new plan to drive the enemy from Mount Tambu. It turned out a patrol from the 2/6th had discovered a route going from Ambush Knoll to the Buirali Creek which would allow forces to cut off the Komiatum track, thus isolating the Mount Tambu and Goodview junction. The 2/6 sent 4 patrols out searching for how to ford the Buirali Creek going up to the Kiamatum ridge, some of which probed Japanese positions. To the north, Captain Edwin Griff's B Company of the 58/59th advanced to Buggert preparing to attack the Coconuts area. On the 30th as they began their attack, they were met with heavy fit around 80 yards south of the South Coconuts. Forced to dig in the Australians spent the night repelling 3 counterattacks with a handful of men receiving some nasty bayonet and knife wounds. By the morning of the 31st Griff was down to 38 effective men and at 7:20am a 4th Japanese counterattack consisting of a hundred or so men overwhelmed his position. Griff was forced to withdraw to a village west of the Old Vickers position. While this was going on, Hammer had sent companies over to cut the Komiatum and Bench tracks using his A company and C Company. Moten reinforced him with A company of the 2/7th in the hopes such actions would press the Japanese to move more units from Lae over the Salamaua area. It was a huge success as by the end of July the Salamaua area counted with more than 8000 troops. However with all of these troops at Salamaua also required the allies to boost up their commitment in the area, thus Brigadier Raymond Monaghan with the 29th brigade were landed at Nassau Bay for the task. They were assigned to reinforce the Coane force which was still struggling against Roosevelt ridge. Over on the Japanese side, General Adachi decided to reinforce Lae's defenses. He deployed the 2nd battalion, 80th regiment who would be coming over from Finschhafen, however they would never make it to Lae as by the time they were going to depart they were forced to stay put because the Australians were threatening the region. Adachi also ordered the Shoge detachment of Major General Shoge Ryoichi to depart Wewak. His force consisted of the 1st and 2nd battalions of the 238th regiment and a battalion of the 41st mountain artillery regiment. Elements of the 238th regiment began leaving Wewak traveling in groups of 3 motor landing crafts every two nights. Each MLC had 50 men and their supplies packed in like sardines. Soon small fishing boats were also carrying 20 men, by late July the 2nd battalion, 238th had all moved from Wewak to Alexishafen. From Alexishafen they traveled again by night and by MLC to Finschhafen and from there finally to Lae. However due to increased attacks and losses upon the MLCS countless men would be left at Finschhafen. Some were ordered to march overland to Lae, but it was a nightmare of a trip. On August 1st, the 1st battalion, 80th regiment had taken up positions along the side of the Old Vickers position and began firing upon its defenders. They were covered by mortars as they charged up the steep terrain in an enveloping movements towards Grassy Knoll. Captain Edwin Griff's B company harassed them from the west, and by the following morning the 2/7th battalion were able to push the Japanese back. To the north in the Coconuts, Pimple Knoll and the Sugarcane Knoll more Japanese attacks were occurring, but the defenders held the former Japanese fortifications giving them a distinct edge. By the afternoon the Japanese were sniping men in the Old Vickers and Sugarcane Knoll, trying to cover their assault units. By August 3rd, the Japanese unleashed another assault against the entire perimeter, seeing the fiercest fighting take place in an area in front of the 8th Platoon led by Corporal Alan Naismith. Alan ended up crawling forward with grenades in hand before tossing them down the steep slopes of Old Vickers killing many Japanese. Seeing the battle going nowhere, the Japanese unleashed a banzai charge at night as a last ditch effort to break through, but were ultimately forced to withdraw. Seeing three full days of frontal assaults fail, the Japanese then elected to advance further south along a ridge and dug in between the Old Vickers and Buggert. This threatened to encircle the 2/7th, so Griff's B Company were ordered to restore the line of communications to Old Vickers. Griff ordered a concentrated bombardment of 30 mortars before his company stormed the slope the Japanese dug in on. Two platoons quickly broke through towards Sugarcane Knoll and in the process forced the Japanese to withdraw back over to the Coconuts area. Griff then ordered his company to perform mop up operations as some Japanese had stayed in their foxholes. Yet the performance overall for the 58/59th had displeased Hammer who now decided to place them under Major Warfe's command. They would also be redeployed over to the Gwaibolom area, while the commandos would take over their Old Vickers position. For a few days the 2/7th performed patrols around the Coconuts area to prepare for a final attack against it. Over at Mount Tambu, on August 4th, Captain Cam Bennett's B Company and Walters A Company of the 2/5th successfully surprise attacked the defenders atop a small knoll known as Hodge's Knoll. However they were soon met with heavy counterattacks from three sides dislodging them in the late afternoon. The next day, Moten ordered the 2/6th battalion to advance along the Stephens Track, while its D company led by Captain Harold Laver would take an alternate path towards the Komiatum ridge heading north of Goodview. During the afternoon, a forward patrol of Company D found a route through the jungle to Komiatum village, but the route proved very difficult for the full company to traverse. Alongside this discovery, a patrol from Taylor Force found a small ridge north of Komiatum that was unoccupied named Davidson ridge. By August 6th, Moten and Savige concluded their plan to isolate and reduce Mount Tambu. The 2/6th would secure Komiatum ridge to the northwest; Coane Force would hit Roosevelt and Scout ridge; Lt Colonel Charlie Davidsons 42nd battalion would hit a key ridge to the north, Ie: the one that was to be called Davidson; the 2/5th would hit Goodview junction and the 15th brigade would contain assault the Coconuts area containing the enemy at Tambu knoll and Orodubi. General Herring liked the plan and urged General Savige to quote "drive Coane on to the capture of Roosevelt Ridge even if the cost is higher than he cares about". Herring also added that he could take Savige's requests to the higher authorities and upon stating that Savige immediately requested Coane and Major Roosevelt be relieved of their commands. Again a lot of the interpersonal and command issues were due to MacArthurs tampering with Alamo Force. Brigadier Coane was told by Fuller he was a separate command from MacKechnie and Colonel Roosevelt continuously refused to obey orders from MacKechnie stating he was not under Australian command. It took until July 19th, for Herring to clarify things that the Australians were in charge of operations in the Nassau Bay area. Combine this with the lack of progress and it was no surprise people were gunning to sack another. On August 7th the first units of Davidsons 42nd battalion landed at Nassau bay at 2am and Coane requested that Davidson immediately march north. Davidson refused to do so until his men got a hot meal and some sleep angering Coane. Then when Davidson and his men reach Duali he was informed Major Stephen Hodgman was waiting with orders from Moten that it was he who was taking operational command. Coane was only to have command over supply communications and rations. When Davidson reached Tambu Bay on the 8th he met with Coane who was greatly frustrated that he was unable to use Davidsons units to hit Roosevelt ridge. Coane told him “If I can't do as I want with you, I don't consider you under my command at all”. It was quite fortunate as MacArthur soon relieved Coane and Roosevelt of their commands. As General Savige would later write “MacArthur asked me for my views on Coane and Roosevelt and I gave them strongly…I had my bags packed but MacArthur supported me”. Thus MacArthur sides with Herring and Savige and as a result Colonel MacKechnie was given back command over the 162nd regiment which was taken away from the 41st division directly under Savige's command. So much sneaky maneuvering going on by MacArthur's team. On August the 9th Savige visited Motens HQ, then Hammers, then the 58/59th battalions and finally the 2/6th. He was making a tour of the front lines trying to raise morale for the Australians. The next day, the 42nd battalion finally got into position at Tambu Bay where they received confirmation of their orders to seize Davidson ridge. By the 11th the men were climbing the ridge, facing no opposition and it was fully occupied by the 12th. Also on the 12th, MacKechnie began his attack against Roosevelt ridge deploying his 2nd battalion on the right flank and the 3rd on the left. The 2nd battalion established a position on the ridge crest rappelling several counterattacks throughout the day. After a 1.5hr artillery barrage of over 2000 rounds the 2nd battalion charged the ridge and successfully breached the Japanese line in three points. Meanwhile the 3rd battalion, 66th regiment were fighting for their lives, but by nightfall two Australian companies were now occupying high knolls around 500 yards apart. The 3rd battalion, 238th regiment had just begun arriving to Salamaua and were quickly redirected to help out the men on Roosevelt ridge. It would all be for naught however as by the 14th, the Australians pushed the Japanese to the eastern end of the ridge. From a Historian who covered the 41st division “At about 13:15 the jungles north, south and west of Roosevelt Ridge shook and shivered to the sustained blast. The mountains and ridges threw the echo back and forth, down and out, and the quiet white-capped sea to the east, ringing the outer third of Roosevelt Ridge, grew dark a s it received the eruption of earth and steel on that stricken shoulder of land. Scores of guns—75-mm howitzers, Aussie 25-pounders, 20-mms, Bofors, light and heavy machine-guns, even small arms—had opened up simultaneously on the enemy-held ridge. A score or more Allied fighters and bombers had swooped low to strafe its dome and tons of bombs released from the B-24s and B-25s fell straight and true, to detonate, shatter, rip and tear and to deliver certain death at that moment on an August afternoon. Those who watched from the beach saw the top fourth of the ridge lift perceptibly into the air and then fall into the waiting sea. In a scant twenty minutes all that remained of the objective was a denuded, redly scarred hill over which infantrymen already were clambering, destroying what remained of a battered and stunned enemy.” By the late afternoon, Roosevelt Ridge was finally firmly in the hands of the allies. MacKechnie could not however advance any further as his lines were already overextended. The Japanese withdrew to the nearby Scout Ridge where the 238th regiment reinforcements also came to defend. While this was occurring the 2/7th were advancing upon the Coconuts area. Captain Andrew Rooke led the Bena platoon of Company A alongside Platoon 9 to hit the steep eastern approaches of the South coconuts; Captain Fred Barr's B company advanced upon the North Coconuts from the west. August the 14th began with a heavy airstrike made up of 22 B-24's and 7 B-17's. Starting at 9:30am as told to us by Axel Olsen observing from the Old Vickers “with a noise like the rushing of a great wind', the bombs passed over the heads of the waiting assault troops. ‘Trees, logs and other rubbish flew through the fall [sic] of dust which now cloaked the target.' The observers at Old Vickers observed, ‘It seemed that nothing could have lived in the midst of devastation loosed by the planes.” At 10:10 artillery began to bombard the area for an hour and half. As the artillery ceased, 3 inch mortars continued to fire covering the approach of the infantry who were using smoke bombs. As Axel Olsen wrote observing from the Old Vickers “came a terribly fierce raking with Vickers guns firing through the haze from smoke bombs”. The Australian assault battered the north coconuts position which was guarded by two pillboxes connected to weapon pits using crawl trenches. The area had suffered hard from the bombardments easily allowing the Australians to seize it. However the southern defenses of the south Coconuts found defenders resisting hard in their trenches. The center Coconuts position like the north had nearly been obliterated by the bombing allowing B company to make progress, but soon they were pulling back to the north coconuts position. During the night, allied platoons came across a Japanese communication line going over the Salamua-Bobdubi track, so they cut it to prevent reinforcements. For the next two days, patrols and mortar fire were harassing the south coconuts defenders gradually forcing them to evacuate. By August the 17th the Coconuts and northern end towards Bobdubi were firmly in Australian hands. With all of these gains in hand, Moten was finally ready to attack Komiatum. On August the 15th, Captain Edgar's A Company, Captain Laver's D Company of the 2/6th battalion took up a position due west of Laver's Knoll. Yes the future names of these knolls and ridges really does seem to give away what happens in the stories haha. Laver's Knoll was a key feature of the Komiatum ridge and taking it would allow the allies to apply more pressure upon the enemy. On the morning of the 16th, the 2/5th battalion performed a diversionary attack against Goodview, while A and B Companies advanced up the Komiatum ridge under a creeping barrage. The men were fortunate as the Japanese were forced to flee during the artillery fire, allowing Laver's knoll to be seized quite easily. The men dug in immediately allowing Lt Les Johnson's platoon 17 to capture, you guessed it Johnson's knoll. During WW2 if you really wanted something named after you, all you had to do was travel to Green Hell. Johnson and his men dug in on the knoll and soon Japanese fire was directed at them. Japanese counterattacks were lobbed from their south and west before nightfall, but they managed to hold on. During the night the 42nd battalion began using Vicker guns and mortars from Davidson ridge to help harass the enemy. Around dawn on the 17th, the Japanese unleashed another counter attack against Johnson knoll, this time the enemy got within just meters of the Australian defenders. After dusk even more counterattacks were made seeing 217 deaths, 380 wounded and 301 sick Japanese after all was said and done. The attacks were tossed back and soon Vickers machine guns were brought up to Laver's Knoll to add to the Japanese misery. Unable to break the allied push onto the Komiatum ridge, the Japanese began to become more and more desperate. Artillery and aerial bombardment on top of enveloping maneuvers by the Australians were taking a heavy toll. The Japanese had suffered over 900 casualties since July 23rd and with more and more men dying by the minute, General Nakano ordered a withdrawal from Komiatum to be carried out on the night of August 19th. Nakano was still under the illusion Salamaua was the main target. The next day the Taylor Force and 2/5th found Mount Tambu and Goodview suddenly unoccupied and finally seized their objectives. General Savige personally came over to congratulate the men who took Laver's knoll, but this was to be his last action in command of the 3rd division. Blamey decided to replace Savige with the commander of the 5th division General Edward Milford. Milford would later find out the reason for Savige's sacking was because General Herring was greatly annoyed that a supply line to the coast had not been opened, which was desperately needed to relieve supply aircraft for the upcoming attack on Lae. Herring told Milford that Savige had never visited the front line because he was too old, but as I just mentioned this was false, Savage had in fact visited Mubo and Komiatum. Major General Frank Berryman working in Blamey's HQ, who remained quite close to the man, who often sought out his advice believed General Herring was unjustified in his sacking of Savige. Berryman would point out “ Herring ‘not giving Savige a fair burl… Savige having to fight Herring as well as Japs. Savige had done well and we had misjudged him'.Savige bitterly handed over his command, greatly disappointed he would not get to see the final capture of Salamaua. But he did not depart unrewarded, as he received a Companion of the order of Bath for his services during the campaign with his citation reading; Maj-Gen. Savige had control of the Battle for Salamaua from 30 Jun. 43 till his relief on 26 Aug. 43. The battle was finally won on 11 Sep. 43—the credit for victory must rest with Maj-Gen. Savige during whose period of command, the back of the enemy's defence was broken. The nature of the country rendered great assistance to the defender, and careful planning alone enabled the defences to be overcome. The supplying of our forward troops was also a terrific problem. Maj-Gen. Savige triumphed over all these difficulties, his men were kept supplied, they were encouraged to endure the most dreadful hardships, and to overcome great difficulties of terrain. Maj-Gen. Savige's plans were well conceived and he saw them carried through. The success achieved is of the greatest importance to the Allied cause, and Maj-Gen. Savige by his fine leadership has made a very real contribution to the ultimate success of the United nations. The victories won over the enemy at the battles for Mubo and Komiatum were due to his well conceived plans and energetic execution. I would like to take this time to remind you all that this podcast is only made possible through the efforts of Kings and Generals over at Youtube. Please go subscribe to Kings and Generals over at Youtube and to continue helping us produce this content please check out www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. If you are still hungry after that, give my personal channel a look over at The Pacific War Channel at Youtube, it would mean a lot to me. The battle for Salamaua and Lae was drawing ever closer. The boys down unda had seized control over vital positions forcing the Japanese into more and more desperate defensive measures taking horrifying casualties in the process.
Ben Haines & Nedum Onuoha are joined by Manchester United under-21s player-coach Tom Huddlestone & The Times football reporter Charlotte Duncker to react to Sunday's Premier League games. Hear from an exuberant David Moyes after West Ham beat Chelsea 3-1, whilst Mauricio Pochettino also gives his thoughts on the result. Sean Dyche breaks down Everton's performance as they lost 4-0 away at Villa Park. Plus, get the reaction of Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers after a shock defeat to Kilmarnock in the Scottish League Cup.
The lads look forward to this Sunday's trip to the London Stadium - not the happiest of hunting grounds for Chelsea in recent years, and bring in Hammers fan Trevor Bickles for his perspective! chelseapodcast.net @chelseapodcast Produced by Paul Myers and Mike Leigh Engineered by Leon Gorman A Playback Media Production playbackmedia.co.uk Copyright 2023 Playback Media Ltd - playbackmedia.co.uk/copyright Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What do we talk about now the Caicedo saga is over?! Simon Johnson and Luke Bosher are alongside Matt Davies-Adams to wrap up another quiet, dull week in the life of Chelsea Football Club. First up - transfer talk - with Lavia imminent, Olise incoming (umm yeah - about that...), Hall potentially out the door, some confirmed loan deals and the ongoing efforts to shift Ziyech and Lukaku... Then attention turns to London Stadium - with a derby day to look forward to as the Blues make the trip to West Ham. We preview that game - and try out some chants (!) to see what sticks. There's some 'Elsewhere in Blues News' - including mixed fortunes for some of CFCW's World Cup stars - and Luke makes his debut in the quiz... We'll be back on Monday to round up the trip to take on the Hammers. Produced by Lucy Oliva. *** This is a paid advertisement by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/cobham and get on your way to being your best self. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We were there to meet Luis Tiant *and* watch Kyle Isbel break the Green Monster, all while wearing Jerry Garcia jerseys. This is how we do baseball roadtrips. We missed Dominican night but it was a model for community outreach and service. Nicky Lopez rocks both the bat and the scoreless 9th now that he's a Hammer. Miguel passes Tony, and Seiya teaches us that mental health days are an important tool. Phillies fans try something new by supporting a struggling player and it seems to work! Good things in the minor leagues as the ATL High-A affiliate drops the problematic name and asks for suggestions. Tell them your ideas (or tell them our idea and suggest the Hammers!). 19 year-old Jackson Holliday has his third five-hit game, and 21 year-old Dylan Crews wastes no time in going 4-5 including a grand slam. Suspensions and fines were awarded for the CLE/CWS Fight Night, including the longest suspension doled out by MLB (6 to TA), and a successful appeal reducing Jose's from three to two games. Orioles ownership unites fans and baseball broadcasters nationwide against them as Angelos pulls star play by play guy Kevin Brown for completely factually describing the improvement of the team over past years. Makes no sense, yes? But Kevin Brown has been freed via chants, t shirts, and public humiliation of John Angelos. US Women's Baseball is cruising through Group A play, living up to their RTEFW motto. Thunder Bay, baby.We say “He jiggles when you knock him,” “Ta-killah,” “I could be Mr. Smiley.” Fight the man, send your game balls to Meredith, and find us on Twitter @ncibpodcast, on Facebook @nocryinginbball, Instagram @nocryinginbball and on the Interweb at nocryinginbball.com. Please take a moment to subscribe to the show, and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to NCiB. Become a supporter at Patreon to help us keep doing what we do. Say goodnight, Pottymouth.
Miles Hasslequist is the Host and Voice of Ultra4USA and King of the Hammers. Miles and Tim Got together at the Ultra4 Famous Reading Rumble and discussed everything from how he got involved in the sport, community in the pits, family life and more! Enjoy our episode this week with Miles! Find Miles Here! Youtube Miles Bad Ass Hasselquist KOH Interview Instagram @miles_koh Instagram @ultra4usa Facebook miles.hasselquist Facebook Ultra4USA Partners and affiliates BOXO Tools Use Code DirtDrive for 10% off their entire webiste RhinoUSA Use Code DirtDrive for 10% off their entire website Rocktrix wheels Use Code DirtDrive For 5% off their entire website Adams Driveshaft & offroad Use Code DirtDrive For 15% off Driveshafts (excluding SYE packages) JeepCables.com Use Code DirtDrive for Free shipping on their website Stinger Off-road use code DirtDrive for 10% off on their website DirtNerds Motors Check us out on all social media @TheDirtDrive Facebook Instagram Youtube Find all DirtNerds and Dirt Drive merch at DirtNerdsOffroad.com
Last Saturday Sac Republic managed to get a 1-1 tie away at Birmingham Legion, in their first-ever game in Alabama! The SOTR team talks about the game, SRFC player news, Podcast Winner Dinner, and the highly-anticipated RETURN of Jared's USL Unsolved Mysteries! Intro/Outro Music: The following music was used for this media project: Music: Chase by Alexander Nakarada Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/5766-chase License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Golazos of Gratitude Music: The following music was used for this media project: Music: Nice Light Of Happiness by MusicLFiles Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/7421-nice-light-of-happiness License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Image: SacRepublicFC.com Sounds: Sound from Zapsplat.com Support State of the Republic by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/state-of-the-republic
West Ham finished last season by lifting the European Conference League Trophy but this title somewhat glossed over the poor Premier League season that they had. Mal and Barry discuss the chances of David Moyes' side showing improvement despite a poor transfer window and consternation from Hammers fans. The hosts make betting picks and look at some potential FPL plays. Join the SGPN community #DegensOnly Exclusive Merch, Contests and Bonus Episodes ONLY on Patreon - https://sg.pn/patreon Discuss with fellow degens on Discord - https://sg.pn/discord SGPN Merch Store - https://sg.pn/store Download The Free SGPN App - https://sgpn.app Check out the Sports Gambling Podcast on YouTube - https://sg.pn/YouTube Check out our website - http://sportsgamblingpodcast.com Support us by supporting our partners Circa Sports - Enter their contests for a chance to win your share of $14 Million - https://www.circasports.com/ Parlay Play code SGP - 100% Deposit Match up to $100 - https://sg.pn/parlayplay Underdog Fantasy code SGPN - 100% Deposit Match up to $100 - https://sg.pn/underdog Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Brendan and Hayden break down the results from The Calling Birmingham and revisit some of their previous classic constructed meta evaluations. You could say they were "star struck" at the past weekends results. The show notes say that the top 8 had 3...Bravo and 2 Katsu? Is this 2020? You'll get all the details you need to start to anticipate the next twists and turns in the dynamic CC metagame. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ArsenalPass Review Us: https://ratethispodcast.com/arsenalpass Email: email@example.com Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClhUUppHaVDBUOJHXL-a0EQ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6H2Y8uTHZaVgxpjhnTBn6n?si=R6Uya7paT_e2HOr4n2KC-w Twitter: @BrendanAPG (Brendan) & @Fyen_Dale (Hayden) Hosts: Brendan Patrick and Hayden Dale
On today's podcast we continue our season talking to successful companies who produce their own products. Today's guest is Joel Trusty, co-owner and President of Trusty-Cook, a company that manufactures a diverse group of industrial polyurethane products such as dead blow hammers and spindle liners for bar loaders. Joel says one of the keys to [...] The post Listening to Customers and Selling Hammers with Joel Trusty – EP103 first appeared on Today's Machining World.
The short explanation... Dead by 28 would frequently perform with Rap/HipHop acts back in the early 2000's, while they were signed to B4 Records. DX28 were working with Producer Mike E. Clark (known for his work with: Insane Clown Posse, Twiztid, Kid Rock). Many of the Rap Acts we played shows with would have Diss songs in their sets, and DX28 didn't want to miss out on the fun. We decided to write our own diss song, about the band that we hated the most....ourselves. The OG version of "Your band sucks" was musically a rap/industrial hybrid, however we decided to give it a proper Dead by 28 make-over this time around. This new "Banned" version features the original Puddle of Blood line-up, along with new Guitar (by Sissie Schitz), new Drums (by Blue-Beard), new Bass ( by The Grim Reefer), new production (by Keymaster).... all provided by the current line-up of Dead by 28. And we ended the song with an all new Skit featuring a very special appearance by: Devo Spice The over indulgent explanation of how this song came about: The original version of this song appeared on an album called "The 666th Symphony" by Puddle of Blood. POB was a secret "Dead by 28" side-project featuring: Chris "Dizman of Dead by 28" Grice as "Grave-Humper", Shawn "Keymaster of Dead by 28" Shaheen as "Hell-Razor" and Multi-Platinum Producer " Mike E. Clark of Detroit Legends as "Gut-Ripper". In 2003 when DX28 were working on the album "Made in Hell", it was the follow-up to DX28's and MEC's debut album "The Spawning". Made in Hell was intended to be a very dark industrial rock album and Mike E. was Producing it at the time. During those writing sessions Shawn and Chris had written many songs that just didn't fit the Made in Hell vibe, as they were to humorous and demented for that album. The material was much riskier and was intentionally pushing the boundries of freedom of speech. They were writing original material, skits, and offensive parody songs. Eventually Mike E. showed interest and joined the experiment. They called the band Puddle of Blood and they released the debut single " Devil's Night in Detroit". It was put out as a B-side on a Dead by 28's split single in 2003. Thus Puddle of Blood was formed. With Mike now sharing in the music writing process and Shawn sharing in the engineering/production process. Chris handled most of the lead vocals , with Mike E. also sharing his voice on much of the material. All 3 of them contributed to the music writing. The band eventually recruited an additional hype-man "Davey Gravey of the underground rap act "Bag of Hammers". Mr. Gravey went by the name Johnny Lobodomy, and he left the group before the album was released. POB recorded over 30 songs/skits of offensive music that included Parodies, and a musical mix of Comedy/Horror/Punk/Rap/Industrial/Dance for the album between 2003-2005 , it was briefly shelved when Mike E, began touring. Eventually Black 13 Recordings worked out an agreement with B4 Records and they released it in 2006 (with a limited pressing on 100 CD's). The CD's were sold at Dead by 28's and Puddle of Bloods concerts in 2006-2007 in the Midwest. After those original 100 copies were gone, the music was never replicated again or released digitally. In recent years, Mike E. Clark has said that the POB material felt like the funny side of DX28 that was absent on " Made in Hell" . We felt that it was a missing link in Dead by 28's history. So with it being the 20th anniversary of those Puddle of Blood recording sessions, the 3 original members decided to give the POB material a proper digital release. We have taken our favorite songs from the original POB recordings and created a flashback to DX28's past. The Puddle of Blood Experiment features all newly remastered versions of some of the original POB songs, includes new variants of songs, Remixes, and new skits. "Your Band Sucks- Banned variant" is the first single form "Dead by 28: Flashbacks - The Puddle of Blood Experiment". And it concludes with a brand new skit featuring the rantings of FUMP royalty Devo Spice. Available on August 11th, 2023 on Black 13 Recordings. Special Thanks to Devo Spice for all of his kind words.
West Ham United tasted European glory last season for the first time in decades, leading to plenty of excitement amongst the Hammers' fanbase. But after the departure of Declan Rice for a record £105m and few incomings to speak of, is that anticipation turning to frustration? Mark Carlaw from The West Ham Way Podcast joins us to share his thoughts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Rich Zeoli Show- Full Episode (07/24/2023): 3:05pm- “Oppenheimer” and “Barbie” combined for $155 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada—making it the fourth highest grossing weekend at the box office in film history. Christopher Nolan's “Oppenheimer” tells the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer's contributions to the Manhattan Project, which ultimately resulted in the creation of nuclear weapons during World War II. You can read more about Hollywood's big weekend here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/barbenheimer-poised-to-deliver-blowout-weekend-at-the-box-office-9feef168?mod=hp_lead_pos7 3:20pm- Twitter owner Elon Musk has rebranded his social media website “X”—the platform's logo will also be changing. CEO Linda Yaccarino made the announcement on Sunday. 3:30pm- In her latest opinion editorial, The New York Post's Miranda Devine writes: “Hunter Biden would dial in his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, on speakerphone into meetings with his overseas business partners, according to testimony expected before Congress this week from Devon Archer, the first son's former best friend.” You can read the full editorial here: https://nypost.com/2023/07/23/hunter-biden-put-then-vp-dad-joe-on-the-phone-with-business-associates-at-least-2-dozen-times-ex-partner-devon-archer-to-testify/ 3:45pm- Matt loved Oppenheimer—but complained that it was “too loud.” What?! It's a story about bombs! 4:05pm- Andrew C. McCarthy—Senior Fellow at National Review & Author of “Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency”—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss his most recent article, “Hunter Biden Business Partner's Testimony Tightens Joe's Burisma Noose.” You can read the full article here: https://www.nationalreview.com/2023/07/hunter-biden-business-partners-testimony-tightens-joes-burisma-noose/ 4:30pm- While appearing on Senator Ted Cruz' (R-TX) podcast, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) said that he believes former President Barack Obama had to have known that his then-Vice President Joe Biden's family was allegedly financially involved with foreign companies, selling government influence. 4:50pm- During Monday's press briefing, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked if she saw Oppenheimer or Barbie over the weekend—she might be the only person in the country that saw neither. 5:05pm- Last week, Vice President Kamala Harris accused Florida of passing book bans and rewriting history on slavery. Vice President Harris claimed, “in the state of Florida, they decided middle school students will be taught that enslaved people benefited from slavery. They insult us in an attempt to gaslight us and we will not stand for it." However, Dr. William B. Allen of Florida's African American Standards Workgroup says the curriculum emphasizes resiliency in the face of oppression—and that the Vice President's claims are false. Did Vice President Harris purposely misinterpret the curriculum to politicize it? 5:20pm- Is Florida Governor Ron DeSantis the next Scott Walker? Douglas E. Schoen of The Hill explores that possibility in his latest editorial. You can read the full article here: https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/4115836-is-ron-desantis-the-next-scott-walker/ 5:30pm- It doesn't appear as though former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson will be eligible to participate in the first Republican Presidential Debate in August—shocking! 5:45pm- On Sunday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) appeared on CBS' Face the Nation with Margret Brennan. During his appearance, Gov. Murphy defended his policy which prevents schools from notifying parents if their children begin identifying as a gender that conflicts with their biological sex. 6:05pm- “Oppenheimer” and “Barbie” combined for $155 million in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada—making it the fourth highest grossing weekend at the box office in film history. Christopher Nolan's “Oppenheimer” tells the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer's contributions to the Manhattan Project, which ultimately resulted in the creation of nuclear weapons during World War II. Rich notes that the movie forces viewers to at least consider the complexities of modern U.S. foreign policy—particularly Russia's war in Ukraine. You can read more about Hollywood's big weekend here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/barbenheimer-poised-to-deliver-blowout-weekend-at-the-box-office-9feef168?mod=hp_lead_pos7 6:20pm- In a video released to social media, Donald Trump accused President Joe Biden's international policies of bringing the globe to the brink of nuclear war by considering Ukraine's admission into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). 6:25pm- While appearing on Fox News with Maria Bartiromo, Democratic presidential candidate Robert Kennedy Jr. accused the media of targeting him with attacks—jokingly saying that he would not vote for himself if he believed everything he saw/heard on the news. 6:40pm- Matt prepares for his trip to Italy and reveals that he's looking forward to having lunch at an Italian McDonald's…Rich is infuriated.
Our guest this week is Alex.BSL, the co-CEO at Blocksmith Labs, the company behind the Smyths NFT collection.Alex.BSL joins Brian Friel to discuss the origin story of Blocksmith Labs and how they started with the goal of creating NFT collections that provide real value, not just hype. He talks about their different products, including Mercury, a pre-mint tool, and Atlas, a hub for NFT activity. Alex also mentions their focus on solving problems and how they build products based on metas.Brian and Alex dive into Smyths, Blocksmith Labs' classic early PFP collection, and its ascension to a premium collection. They talk about the launch of Megos, a new collection that will target a different demographic, with a focus on casual mobile gaming. Alex highlights the importance of building IP and how it takes more than dropping an NFT collection to create a brand. Show Notes: 0:49 - Who is Alex.BSL / Starting on Solana? 2:04 - Transitioning to Web34:55 - The initial goal for Blocksmith Labs 7:15 - Who is Blocksmith Labs working with / Some of the early products 9:32 - Process for building / what the market needs 11:58 - Origin story of Smiths13:12 - Evolution of Smyths in the future 17:05 - The Meegos collection 21:02 - How to unblock crypto to make a mainstream splash in gaming 23:57 - When is Migos coming 25:20 - Where can people find out more about MeeJump/Meegos?26:21 - A builder he admires in the Solana ecosystem Full Transcript:Brian Friel (00:06):Hey, everyone, and welcome to The Zeitgeist, the show where we highlight the founders, developers, and designers who are pushing the Web 3.0 space forward. I'm Brian Friel, Developer Relations at Phantom, and I'm super excited to introduce our guest, Alex.BSL, the co-CEO at Blocksmith Labs, the company behind the Smyths NFT collection. Alex, welcome to the show. Alex.BSL (00:28):Hey, glad to be here. Brian Friel (00:29):Really excited to talk with you today. I've seen you over the years, my time on Solana, all across the crypto Twitter sphere. You guys have built a lot in the last couple of years that I want to get into. But maybe before we start talking about Blocksmith Labs and everything you're up to, I'd love to learn a little bit about you. Who is Alex.BSL and how did you get started in Solana? Alex.BSL (00:49):I think a lot of people know this, but my Web 2.0 career has been 10 years of shipping products for top tech companies. Over the last 10 years, I've worked with Apple, Cisco, Coinbase. Coinbase was my last Web 2.0 job. And then my first Web 3.0 job was DeGods. I started there as a mod just out of accident, and then lead dev. And then I started my own thing, Blocksmith Labs, because I wanted to do different things with Blocksmith Labs. It didn't really align with the incentives and what they wanted to do with DeGods. Yeah, that's the light version of it. We can go deeper. Brian Friel (01:28):Yeah. When you said you were working with all these Web 2.0 companies, was that in a technical capacity? You mentioned you were lead dev for DeGods at one point, but you also have experience running projects as well from an operational standpoint. Alex.BSL (01:40):I was a full stack engineer for the last 10 years. I led teams. I also did dev work over the last 10 years at different levels and capacities, but I've been mostly a dev for a decade. Brian Friel (01:55):Love it. What was the moment then when you're working in these Web 2.0 capacities, working with great companies, that made you decide, "Hey, Web 3.0 is something I need to jump into"? Alex.BSL (02:05):Web 3.0 just started out of curiosity. Because when you're a Web 2.0 dev and if you're a dev that's working with big companies, you got to stay on the cutting edge of the technology. Otherwise, someone with one year, two years of experience will come over and take your position. So you got to always be on the cutting edge. That's why I think around 2020, the huge high brand blockchain and crypto, it was all around. Just out of curiosity, I started learning about Eth and Bitcoin. I researched every single token and coin under 100 market cap. That's how I started this. It was just educational for me in the beginning. I started on Eth, started learning Solidity, and then I built some tabs. It was fun. It was fine. I ended up in Solana just by pure accident. Like I said, I was learning about every single thing every single day. (02:58):And then one day on Decrypt, I saw this article about Degen Apes mint and how it's going to be a huge thing and how it's going to break Solana. Just out of curiosity, I ended up and then I minted. But in Solana, once you click mint, it hits you different. You can't go back. Because when I was on Eth, I was minting stuff, I was doing shit, but it felt so backward to me. I'm going to be a 100% honest with you on this. Because imagine the next billion people, you're asking for them to pay $10, $20. Imagine you, going and buying a salad and there's a tax of 10 more dollars. It felt so backward to me. I understood what B2C meant and why it's the way it is, but it didn't make sense to me. But I was still going on with it. (03:40):But once I hit mint on Solana, it just hit me. "Oh, this is the closest thing people are used to in terms of experience." I haven't looked back since then. I've been in Solana. I've just done everything to add value to the ecosystem, and the ecosystem has given me so much back. Brian Friel (03:56):Yeah, I think that story resonates with a lot of people, the Degen Ape mint being that flagship moment where everyone realized, why do we need to settle for subpar user experiences? The mint itself was, I remember, chaotic, which is true Degen Ape form, which is great, but the network was held enough. Great. Alex.BSL (04:14):Yeah, I was up until 6:00 AM to mint, and it was chaotic. There was no Candy Machine by then. I remember that. Yeah. Candy Machine was born out of necessity from that mint. Yeah, I remember that in those days. Brian Friel (04:27):Yeah, we've come a long way. It can be easy to forget how much has been built. Alex.BSL (04:32):Now, you can just mint and it'll drop 150K NFTs out of nowhere with $100. Brian Friel (04:37):Yeah, and it's only going to get crazier, I imagine. Let's go back to that time. You've already researched crypto. You just made the Degen Ape mint. You have all this wealth of experience. You mentioned that you briefly worked with DeGods, but when you were ready to start Blocksmith Labs, what was it that you were pursuing? What was it that you set out to do with Blocksmith Labs? Alex.BSL (04:55):I always see new technologies and new industries. What problem are they solving? What is this adding to the society that people would need? That's how I see things. By then, I've not seen any NFT collection doing anything more than minting more collections, airdropping hype there was about NFTs. I wanted Blocksmith Labs to be a blueprint for the next generation of NFTs, or at least a new category of NFTs that can actually provide real value. It's not just hype. It's not just, "Oh, this is going to go to the moon." We have seen that a lot. Because 99% of those projects that are just solely based on hype, they mint and then they drop. I don't know if you remember, there was a time in Solana where there were 10 projects minting at the same day. It was like, you hit something. Oh, it hits? It's fine. You're ragged? You move on. (05:47):The reason none of them last is that first thing, the NFT business model, I think it's not set up in a way to last long. Some projects realize this over time, like Pudgy Penguins. Now, they're trying to sell physical products so that they can use the brand, use the IP, sell products, make revenue and last longer as a company. But I realized this back two years ago, and that is why BSL started in a different way. Oh, we are going to create products, have users, create value, and then we are going to drive them back to Smyths, our first NFT collection. I don't want to take too much credit for this, but since then, you have seen this new kind of NFT projects who are actually building products, who are using this as a seed round to build their own products, services, and bring value back. (06:39):It's not really just about hype or just about pumping bags. It's also about contributing to the ecosystem, building relationships, helping other NFT projects. I'd like to think we have been successful in that, and now, you have been seeing that a lot of projects mention us as their favorite builders. Maybe we are successful in doing that. Brian Friel (06:57):Let's dive into that. You mentioned that you guys have taken a real builder-first mentality. I think you guys describe yourself as a Web 3.0 or crypto B2B SaaS company. What is the other businesses in this B2B relationship? Who are you guys working with, and what are some of these early products that you guys have started to build for them? Alex.BSL (07:15):Our first product was Mercury. We have onboarded over 1100 projects on Mercury. I think it was the defining moment on Solana where projects, you realized, you could do actual things, create products, create services, being the hype cycle, being the attention cycle. Because now, you see projects doing a lot of other things to stay in the hype cycle, to stay in the attention. Back then, Mercury was all we needed because every time a hype project was on Mercury, we also monetized it in a clever way. We didn't take money from those projects. We took percentage of white list spots and auctioned them, and raffled them in our own token called Forge. That helped add a lot of value to Forge, which, in turn, added value to our NFT, Smyths. (08:02):Before Mercury was a thing, the way you submitted wallets was literally manual. You had to either give your wallet, or you had to give your Discord accounts and then give wallets. We automated all of that. No, we cannot take it for granted. Now, there is Atlas, a lot of other tools. But then, it was a huge thing. We solved a problem. Like I said early on, that's my core belief, that you have to solve a problem. That is why even in Atlas, we have something called a white list marketplace. That only came up because people were selling white lists as spots, but they were selling on shady Discord accounts. You had to give up your wallet, and then there was a middleman. You had to put collateral, all kinds of shit. (08:44):But that is why we know there is a problem and we solved it. And then it was a huge success. That is how I see our products adding value to the ecosystem and us getting back value. Brian Friel (08:54):You mentioned two products there I just want to hit on. Mercury, which is a white list management tool- Alex.BSL (08:59):We have a ton more. Brian Friel (09:00):Right. ... Atlas, which is this hub for NFT activity. You guys have built a ton more. You guys, list them off here. I know Bifrost, which is a price discovery launchpad. You guys have Raven and Shift. You guys have basically built out this entire suite of tools and infrastructure for other NFT projects to leverage and build their own brands and communities based on them. (09:23):I guess, zooming out on everything that you guys have built, how do you decide what is your process there? Who do you talk to first, and how do you realize that this is what the market needs? Alex.BSL (09:33):That's a good question. You know what? We are only a four-member full-time team for the past one-and-a-half years, and with the extended team, it's around 20, 21, the full team. But since the inception, there are only four full-time members in Blocksmith Labs. It's crazy how much we've been able to achieve with just four full-time members. It makes it even harder to make a decision, and that is why you don't see Bifrost running now. You don't see Shift running now. Raven is still there. It's self-service. It goes on by itself there, but we haven't made really significant changes to Raven. We are completely focusing on Atlas now. (10:09):The way I see it is, the space moves so fast and people need stuff based on a meta. There was a meta of needing a good, premium launchpad when Bifrost was a thing. It was a natural extension in the NFT lifecycle. We had Mercury, which is a pre-mint tool, and then we built a mint tool, which is a launchpad. And then we built post-mint tools, which is Raven and Shift. That was the thinking behind. "Oh, we are going to build everything around NFT lifecycle. Oh, there's going to be pre-mint tools, mint tools, post-mint tools." That was the thinking. But over time, we realized that we have our shit in way too many products. We need to focus on a single product and go deep, instead of going wide. That is why we turned off a lot of products. (10:58):Now, we are solely focusing on Atlas, if there's anything that we want to add. We are planning to integrate Raven even into Atlas, so that's our mentality now. Yeah. Before then, it was just building products and seeing what works, and I believe that's also helped us keeping the attention for a long time. Because if we didn't build all those products, we wouldn't have the same reputation that we have today. We wouldn't be in people's minds today. I think that helped us. They were cool experiments, but we've found our footing now, and we are happy with focusing on Atlas completely now. Brian Friel (11:35):That's great to hear. You mentioned some of the other things that you guys offer as well. You mentioned the Forge token, which we can talk about some of the synergies there with what you're building. But you guys also have a couple NFT collections to talk about. First off being Smyths. Smyths, I would say, is what most people think of when they think of Blocksmith Labs. Can you walk us through some of the origin story of how Smyths came to be? Alex.BSL (11:58):It was me and Harmy. Harmy and I were in DeGods. He was also doing some dev work for DeGods. And then we were both just discussing tech stuff and we realized that we have had the same thought process about how NFT should be like and what the future of NFT should be like. That's the only reason we started this. (12:20):Since we're also good with the execution speed, a lot of this stuff that you see, probably from idea to execution, none of it would've taken more than three months. I think there was something, that they built something for the TIROCULAR donations. From idea to execution, it was just three hours. (12:38):Since we're able to execute things fast, we have the capability, even with a smaller team, to make decisions on the fly. Not just think about something now and wait for six months and the meta is gone and no one cares about it anymore. It's not like that. Brian Friel (12:54):You had mentioned a lot about metas there. Smyths being one of those classic early PFP collections and have since gone through an as ascension, so to speak, I think you guys went from OG Smyths to ascended Smyths, talk a little bit about that process. Is that something that might continue to evolve in the future? Alex.BSL (13:12):Yeah, 100%. The next thing coming up after Megos Mint, which is our second collection, is Fund of Youth for Smyths. That's going to fix more problems, I think, that Smyths has now, which is to do with rarity, top ranks not being top-rank-looking. A lot of stuff like that will be fixed. We are in a very specific niche. It's strong, muscular Norse men. We want the art to be more accessible, more relatable for a lot more people, so we'll be doing something around that as well. Brian Friel (13:47):Oh, yeah. If you haven't seen these, these are strong Norse men that are true builders. They're all holding hammers and wrenches. Alex.BSL (13:55):Yeah. Hammers and weapons and all kinds of shit. Actually, to your question, we needed that ascension upgrade to be honest. It just came out of necessary. Because when we minted, Harmy and I, my co-founder, we were both devs. We didn't really care about art a lot. To be honest, we left all the art decisions to the artists, and obviously, he didn't care about the collection as much as us. So he did his best. But then, I think in a month, we realized that, oh, this needs to change. If you're really serious about making a PFP collection, we should go all in. This half-arsing two things is not working. We've got to full-arse this thing. That is why we had to do it. (14:37):Actually, there was a point where we wanted to do cards with three different kinds of rarities. I'm glad we didn't do that. I'm glad I made the decision to stick with PFP. It was born out of necessity and I'm glad we did that. It helped a lot of people, and it also helped us distinguish between different Smyths. Because the early versions were a lot more zoomed out, you couldn't figure them out. Small Twitter, PFP circle. Now, it's all about optimizing that small, little thing that you see on Twitter. Also, with Megos, we are always testing. How is it looking on Twitter in this small size? How is it looking on a huge screen on the Mac size when you print it and stuff like that? Brian Friel (15:20):Yeah, it's interesting to think about. If you're running this community or a collection like this, the end goal is you want people representing this picture as their identity on the internet. Alex.BSL (15:30):It has to be optimized, yeah. Brian Friel (15:32):Yeah, how you come to something that serves a large number of people. There's thousands of people who own these PFPs. I don't even know if there are thousands of strong Norse men on the internet wielding hammers and wrenches, but I think it symbolizes something that people want, that builder mentality. Alex.BSL (15:50):Yeah. It also attracted a different kind of user base and that is why out of necessity, we have a second collection. The way we ran Smyths, the way we ran Blocksmith Labs, attracted a demographic of older gentlemen who know how sustainable businesses are run, but they don't have the time to go on Twitter, be active on Twitter. They just want to buy this and just go on and do their own thing, run their own business. (16:17):There are a lot of business owners within Smyths who don't really have time for crypto as much, but they bought Smyths because the way we ran things, they understood, "Oh, this is the only legit project that can sustain for a long time, because they have a different business model than all the other NFT collections." It has its pros and cons, and that is why we have a second collection called Megos, which is going to target a different demographic; people who are into gaming, content creation, who are more active on Twitter. Yeah, that is why Megos will exist. Brian Friel (16:49):Let's dive into that. Let's talk more about Megos. You mentioned some of the inspiration there, that you want to appeal to a broader audience, potentially a younger crowd. There's also a game involved with Megos as I understand. Can you talk a little bit about everything that you guys have planned for that collection? Alex.BSL (17:05):I think there's a niche no one's really focusing, in the NFT space at least, that is casual mobile gaming. It's a huge industry. It's bigger than traditional PC gaming or PS5, Xbox gaming. I tweeted this art earlier today. Candy Crush alone makes more than a billion dollars per year, and it's growing at 15%. PUBG Mobile is making more than a billion dollars. And some games you have not heard of, Clash of Titans is making 500 million. There are so many casual games that makes millions and millions of users. We've also seen the growth of IP from a simple mobile game to a movie with Angry Birds. (17:49):It was a super simple mobile game, but it was so successful and they were making so much money, they made so many of those games. They had merchandise, events, products, a movie. I don't even know what other shit they have, but it's a true testament to the fact that if you want to build IP, you really need some product or some service. I think a lot of people in the NFT ecosystem don't really understand when they say, "I want to build an IP." It's not just, "Oh, I'm going to drop this NFT collection and people are going to start caring about me." (18:21):It's never like that because it took years and years for, let's say, Harry Potter, for people who care about the IP or the characters. It takes some sort of a movie, a game, some sort of product or a service, or anything like that. That is why we are now focused on the gaming and content creation with Megos. Because gaming is not just a single thing anymore, it's an experience. People stream a lot. People make content around games a lot now, and I consume a lot of that content. I've been watching GTA role-play videos a lot, and they have millions and millions of views. I bet there are more people watching than there are people playing these games. I think they go hand-in-hand, and these niche, no one's really targeting it. (19:10):I like what Pudgy is doing. I'm going to bring that back up. They're selling those toys. If they're successful in selling those toys to 100,000 people, a million people, a lot more people are going to know Pudgies. And then the brand and the IP, over years, is going to be valuable. We are targeting this demographic and these gamers and content creators. MeJump is only the first thing, and we are going to have something called MeArcade, different kinds of games and fun game theories involving different types of cutting edge technology. Maybe a year from now, you're going to have a game on Apple Vision Pro because we can do that. We have proven that over time that we can take cutting edge technology and make something out of it. (19:55):With MeJump, compress NFTs. We have worked on it. There is no end. In fact, there is no tooling, but we made it work. And now, MeJump is live. The MeCartridges are going to users, they're playing them, they're burning them. It's a fun game mechanic. In the first 24 hours, 3,000 of them were burned, so it's clearly working. That'll be what Megos is about. Brian Friel (20:16):Oh, you're going deep on it. I love it because it's an exciting new product that you guys are coming up with. It makes me wonder too, and I want to ask you this, is I'm someone who grew up in this age where, and I think a lot of the younger generation just natively understands, there is a massive market for not only just playing video games, but like you said, watching and consuming content related to video games. Twitch is massive, YouTube Gaming is massive, and it really only feels like this is going to accelerate. (20:41):It feels like there's this really natural complimentary pairing with what's happening in crypto and in gaming when you consider, at the end of the day, digital items. There's communities that are being built online, people want to own their assets. I'm curious to hear your perspective. Is there anything that's currently blocking, or would be an unlock for crypto to make a mainstream splash into gaming? Alex.BSL (21:02):Oh, into gaming? I truly believe that the missing part are the wallets. Because when you go on to a website in the Web 2.0, you're annoyed if there is no Google sign in or Twitter sign in, or Apple sign in. Oh, I got to put in my email and then have to create a password? It's annoying. Even if you just add two more clicks, it's annoying to the user. Imagine pushing them to create a wallet, understand on-ramp money, transfer it to their wallets and remember their mnemonic phrase, save it somewhere. This is all, I think, a huge blocker when you want to onboard millions and millions of users. I truly think the wallets have the power to make crypto mainstream. Because imagine, a wallet could replace everything from sign in to checkout. (21:55):You could be signing in with your Phantom wallet and then you could check out with your Phantom wallet, and everything is seamless. You don't even have to go through all that process of Stripe, and then you're going to have to create a card, debit card. You know how it is. Yeah. To be honest, I think wallets have that capability and in the future, I think there will be versions of these wallets that will do this. I think I saw this. I don't remember the wallet. I think I just saw this today, that they have an option on mobile, sign in with wallet. And when you do that, it creates a wallet for you and then you can download. Something like that. (22:33):So I think removing those steps for the next 500 million users who are used to one-click checkouts. You know how Amazon is? It's just one click, done. It gets to your home. Why do we have so many steps in Web 3.0 and on wallets? Brian Friel (22:49):No, it's a huge thing We think about too, making these things intuitive. I think there's a lot of layers to all of this. There's the game developers that we need to work with. There's operating systems, app stores, all of that. Alex.BSL (23:02):Yeah. To be honest, I believe Phantom has done the best job. I believe a huge part of Solana's success is Phantom. I think everyone's first experience on Solana, at least around Degen Apes mint, was Phantom wallet. And then anyone that's coming from MetaMask, this is fucking 10X upgrade. And then that was really the thing that hooked me into Solana, and you guys have done a great job. Brian Friel (23:30):Wow. Very kind. Yeah, thank you so much. Appreciate it. That was my experience, too. I was just a user of Phantom at the time with the Degen Ape mint. Wasn't working for the team, but- Alex.BSL (23:38):Crazy. Brian Friel (23:38):Yeah. No, I definitely resonate with that. Well, Alex, I guess turning back real quick just to Megos, we talked about a lot there with gaming and what you guys have upcoming. But what can you tell people about when Megos is coming, what they can expect when MeJump is launching? Is there anything you can share, or what people should be thinking about in the next couple months? Alex.BSL (23:58):Oh, MeJump is live right now. You can go on and play. Brian Friel (24:00):Oh, I love it. Alex.BSL (24:01):We went live yesterday. That's what I was saying. We have 150K compressed NFTs. It dropped to a lot of communities in the ecosystem and the first 24 hours, I think just half an hour ago, it was 24 hours, they burned around 3000 compressed NFTs out of 150K. It's a fun game mechanic usually because I'll tell you how we use compressed NFTs. There's something called MeCartridge. The supply is 150K and then we drop them, and it's used as an in-game item. You're going for a run in the game, so it's an endless jumper. If you die somewhere, to continue the game, you have to burn the NFT. That's how it works. We have up to five per run. (24:45):Usually, I think in the Web 2.0 world, you see buy some sort of credits in that place. In Candy Crush when you couldn't do it, you click on something. Buy using real money, and then you continue the game. We have seen this model work in a lot of Web 2.0 games. We have adopted that same model and we're using Web 3.0 compressed NFTs with this. It's been fun. The people are having a lot of fun. It's addictive. People are raging and also having fun at the same time. Yeah, it's a good sign. Brian Friel (25:14):Oh, that's great to hear. Well, where can people then go, I'd say, to learn more about Megos in particular, or MeJump? Alex.BSL (25:20):Oh, everything we have is on Megos NFT Twitter. All the information is right there. You can go, or you can come to Megos' Discord, discord.gg/megos, and then you can ask any questions. We have a team all the time answering all kinds of questions. (25:36):Yeah. We have one more thing after MeJump. MeJump is going to run for four weeks, and we are distributing 1000 white list spots through MeJump. We distributed 3,000 through MeBoard, which was our first experience. Yeah, third is going to be MeList. It's not what you think it is. It's going to come later, and we are going to mint a claim after the MeList ends. Brian Friel (26:04):Awesome. We've got a lot of stuff coming down the pipe here to be excited about. Well, Alex, this has been an awesome discussion. I got to ask this question because Blocksmith Labs has a reputation for being builders. We would love to know, who is a builder that you admire in the Solana ecosystem? Alex.BSL (26:22):That's a tough question. I like Famous Foxes. I think we both are at the same level, but we sit in our own space and don't really bother each other. Yeah, I like them. Brian Friel (26:35):Okay. Awesome. Alex.BSL (26:35):Maybe you've had that answer as well. Brian Friel (26:37):Yeah, we've had Drax TS on the show as well. I think he actually might have been the one that shouted you guys out as well, so there's a mutual respect there for the NFT builders. Alex.BSL (26:45):Yeah, 100% we do. Yeah. Brian Friel (26:46):Well, maybe we'll have to do a follow-up episode, get you and Drax on, and see what you guys are all up to in a year from now. You guys have been putting out a lot, and I know the Solana ecosystem is very thankful to have you guys involved. Alex.BSL (26:58):I appreciate it. Thank you. Brian Friel (26:59):Alex.BSL, the co-CEO of Blocksmith Labs. Thanks so much for coming on The Zeitgeist. Alex.BSL (27:03):Thanks for having me, Brian.
In this episode of The SXS Guys Offroad Podcast, I catch up with "Everybody's favorite redneck" Hubert Rowland! We get to talk through his latest overlanding adventure from the Canadian to Mexican border. We also dive into a little bit of the 2023 King of the Hammers race, vehicle prep, and UTV race class saturation. We then round out the episode with a discussion around the Ride Safe Foundation; an initiative that Can-Am has jump behind with Hubert. It's a long one packed full of great info! Short link: sxsguys.link/episode94 Rundown 0:00:00 - Intro 0:01:52 - Overlanding Canada to Mexico 0:03:35 - Mapping the Ride 0:12:21 - Mamma Chase Truck 0:15:01 - Closed Gates & Fires 0:19:08 - Starlink 0:20:54 - Levels of Overlanding 0:22:09 - Respect the Edge 0:26:35 - Route Overview 0:29:05 - Weather 0:35:23 - Memories 0:39:04 - GMRS Radios 0:44:09 - Arriving at MX 0:46:16 - HEEEYAAA 0:49:07 - Cars & Prep 0:53:30 - Prepared Together 1:00:54 - King of the Hammers 1:17:59 - Too Many Race Classes 1:25:28 - Ride Safe Foundation 1:59:04 - Nitro Cross 2:11:37 - Looking Forward 2:13:45 - Wrap-Up Applicable Links Hubert Rowland (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Can-Am) Ride Safe Foundation Nitro Circus Nitro Cross MAO Street Bike Tommy (Instagram, Facebook) Trans American Trail LeadNav gpsKevin Adventure Rides Power Plus onX Off-Road Maps Iridium Go AlertGPS Starlink StarStream Ibexx Frog Toggs Rugged Radios (GMRS) Uncharted Society Can-Am Maverick X3 X RS with Smart Shox Can-Am Commander XT-P SuperATV Rhino Axles SuperATV Trail Tank King of the Hammers Tread Lightly Thrill One Juggernaut Capital Partners Social: YouTube / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / TikTok Podcast: Apple / Google / Spotify / Stitcher This podcast was produced and distributed by the Offroad Media Group (Facebook, Instagram).
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David Moyes embodied the spirit of Steve Bruce celebrating on Fifa as the Ferryman became the Trophyman thanks to West Ham's first European trophy in 58 years.Marcus, Jim and Andy are here to revel in a glorious evening for the Hammers. But is it time for Moyes to sail off into the sunset with his trophy in hand?Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube, and email us here: email@example.com.Sign up for our Patreon for exclusive live events, ad-free Rambles, full video episodes and loads more: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Musa and Ryan chat about West Ham winning their first major trophy in 43 years after the Hammers beat Fiorentina to win the Europa Conference League in Prague (03:17). In Part 2, they discuss Lionel Messi's announcement that he will be joining Inter Miami (29:54), their thoughts on the transfer itself and what it might mean for MLS. Hosts: Ryan Hunn and Musa Okwonga Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production: Jonathan Fisher Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jimbo is joined by Michael Cox, Adrian Clarke and Charlie Eccleshare to discuss the Europa Conference League, Postecoglou's appointment and the Champions League Final. Benji Lanyardo joins from Riga airport on his way back from West Ham's historic night in Prague, as the Hammers beat Fiorentina to win the Conference League. Spurs finally land their next manager as Celtic's treble winning Australian Ange Postecoglou is appointed 72 days after Conte was sacked. A look at what's happening in the Saudi Pro League and the Saudi's investment in sport generally with Benzema and Kante headed to the Middle East. And a preview of the Champions League final as Man City face Inzaghi's Inter as they bid to finally win their first Champions League. Produced by Jesse Howard. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: West Ham win the Conference League (02'00) • PART 2: Spurs appoint Postecoglou (17'50) • PART 3a: Transfer deals and Saudi Pro League makes it's play (30'00) • PART 3b: Some transfer roundup (33'00) • PART 4: A Champions League preview (39'00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Rich Zeoli Show- Hour 1: Shortly after delivering the commencement address to the U.S. Air Force Academy on Thursday, President Joe Biden took a scary fall—thankfully, after being helped up by several secret service agents he appeared to be ok. While some questioned whether this was a symptom of his advanced age, members of the mainstream media were quick to jump in and dismiss those fears. June 1st kicked off Pride Month. An NBC Nightly News report from Stephanie Gosk bemoaned the fact that several companies have begun to be less vociferous in their support/participation in Pride Month—specifically, elements of the LGBTQ+ community that have been outspoken in their support for “gender affirming” procedures on children. For example, following backlash from parents, the Target retail chain removed children's swimsuits that promised to “bind” and “tuck”—appealing to transgender-identifying kids. JPMorgan has downgraded Target's stock after backlash stemming from their sale of trans-merchandise for children. Caroline Downey of National Review writes, “[t]he stock was demoted from overweight, which means the broker has a positive outlook on the company's prospects due to its current share price and that the stock is considered a strong buy, to neutral, which means the broker believes the investor should hold the stock as its price may not change.” You can read more here: https://www.nationalreview.com/news/jpmorgan-downgrades-target-stock-amid-backlash-over-lgbt-merchandise/#:~:text=Target%27s%20stock%20was%20downgraded%20on,the%20store%27s%20LGBT%20product%20campaign During a town hall-style interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, former President Donald Trump mocked Chris Christie's presumed run for president in 2024—pointing out that the former New Jersey Governor is barely polling at 1%. State Senator Ed Durr—representing New Jersey's 3rd Legislative District—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss his reelection campaign. In 2022, Durr grabbed national headlines when he pulled a major election day upset win over former NJ Senate Majority Leader Stephen Sweeney.