A Band of Gamers (ABOG)
Video games and music. Two hobbies in one podcast. An excuse for three best mates with many miles between them to hang out, talk about their favorite hobbies and drink a few brews together. Episodes include video game news, impressions and reviews along with new albums, gigs and record collecting.

Less "Rock Around The Clock" and more "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" with Uncle Neil.

Ice Breaker- Would you get rid of your car if public transportation were available everywhere?

Side A: Music (0:05:00)

News- Black Friday Record Store Day, YouTube to enter the streaming music biz, Billboard 200 to incorporate music streaming into metrics, the counter points to Spotify and the other streaming services, the guys share their impressions of the new Foo Fighters record

Listening To- Coral Springs EP, The Descendents Cool To Be You, Foo Fighters Sonic Highways, Trapper Schoepp & the Shades Run, Engine, Run, ANTEMASQUE, Neil Young Storytone (Deluxe), Pink Floyd The Endless River

All music played with permission:

Side B: Video Games (1:21:00)

Video Games- Wolfenstein (PS4), Pinball Arcade (PS4), Joel's fear of the nerd flu when playing actual pinball, GTAV (PS4), Peggle 2 (PS4), Pix The Cat (PS4), Killzone 3 Sunday Nights, Madden 15 (PS4), Driveclub (PS4), first year of the PlayStation 4 and what the guys think of how it went

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Links: iTunes // Subscribe // Website // Twitter @ABandOfGamers@FivespotJoel@skippynixx@srathem // Email ABOGpod@gmail.com // ABOGpod.com

Kickstart The Atomic Spins

Direct download: ABOG_Podcast_Ep53_Blatz_Me_Thrice.mp3
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It's Pay Day for Shane on Halloween but sadly the artists aren't getting their proper cut. Joel talks through his considerations to cancel Spotify based on the recent news of unfair royalty payments.

Ice Breaker- What is your favorite candy?

Side A: Music (0:06:00)

News- RIP Jack Bruce, NEW TOOL, The Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival, Artists react to lower than normal payments from digital streaming services which causes Joel to reconsider his subscription to Spotify

Listening To- Lagwagon Hang, Johnny Marr Playland, Slipknot .5 The Gray Chapter, Sugar Stems Sugar Stems N' Friends, Primus & The Chocolate Factory with Fungi Ensemble, Field Report Marigolden, Genesis The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, The Flaming Lips With A Little Help From My Fwends, Trampled By Turtles Wild Animals, Ladders Suha

All music played with permission:

Side B: Video Games (1:09:50)

Video Games- PS4 firmware 2.0 impressions and woes, Drive Club (PS4), GTAV FPS makes the game a must buy, Resident Evil 5 (PS3), NBA2K15 (PS4)

Proud Part of the VGEvo.com Podcast Network

Links: iTunes // Subscribe // Website // Twitter @ABandOfGamers@FivespotJoel@skippynixx@srathem // Email ABOGpod@gmail.com // ABOGpod.com

Direct download: ABOG_Podcast_Ep52_Unfwend_Spotify.mp3
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