Thursday, December 29, 2011

THE ASYLUM Playlist for 12-29-11

The last visit to THE ASYLUM for 2011 meant it's time for a Best Of/Year In Review, here's how we ended 2011 (click here for podcast):

  • When Hell Breaks Loose by Anvil
  • When Hell Comes Home by Alice Cooper
  • Dead Skin by Duff McKagan's Loaded
  • Big Foot by Chickenfoot
  • Crossfire by Black Country Communion
  • Hit The Wall by Adrenaline Mob
  • New World Order by Megadeth
  • I'm Alive by Anthrax
  • Remember Everything by Five Finger Death Punch
  • On The Backs Of Angels by Dream Theater
  • Lead The Way by Charred Walls Of The Damned
  • Mace by Fall Of The Albatross
  • Never Come Alone by Kittie
  • Vengeance (Palden Lhamo) by Alekhine's Gun
  • Under Black Flags We March by Arch Enemy
  • Razorblades by IKILLYA
  • Anthem Of The Freedom Fighters by Jasta
  • Scraping the Barrel by Alestorm
  • Mine by Disturbed
  • Straight Across My Mind by Art Of Dying
  • Fighting Blind by Charetta
  • Fever by The August Infinity
  • Lost Apart by 30aut6
  • These Days by Foo Fighters
  • Take A Breath by Staind
  • Mammoth by Tired Wings
  • Prayer For The Modern Age by Biting Saints
  • Thunderclap by Castrofate
  • Lookin' Through Ya Window by DEADNATION
  • The Final Countdown by Europe
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Thursday, December 22, 2011

THE ASYLUM Before Christmas 2011

THE ASYLUM holiday show finally has a name and this year THE ASYLUM Before Christmas was a good one.  Here's the playlist (click here for podcast):

  • Christmas All Over Again by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town by Bruce Springsteen
  • Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer by Elmo & Patsy
  • Kidnap The Sandy Claws by Korn
  • Merry Fucking Christmas by South Park
  • The Chanukah Song by Adam Sandler
  • How Do You Spell Chunnukkahh? by The LeeVees
  • The Quest for the Latke Oil by Gods of Fire
  • The Lonely Jew On Christmas by South Park
  • Get Into the Spirit by Halford
  • Hella Day for Holiday by Beatallica
  • Father Christmas by Warrant
  • I Believe In Father Christmas by Greg Lake
  • I Tawt I Taw Ol' Tanty Claus by Bugs Bunny & Friends
  • Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (Santa Claws Is Coming to Town) by Alice Cooper, Billy Sheehan, John 5 & Vinny Appice
  • The Christmas Song by Steve Lukather
  • White Christmas by Zakk Wylde
  • Santa's Lament by Father Guido Sarducci, Joe Walsh & Joe Vitale
  • Dominick The Donkey by Lou Monte
  • Peace On Earth / Little Drummer Boy 2010 by Jack Black & Jason Segel
  • Happy Holidays by Enuff Z'Nuff
  • Christmastime Is Here (Instrumental) by Vince Guaraldi Trio
  • Good King Joy by Trans-Siberian Orchestra
  • Yellin' At The Xmas Tree by Billy Idol
  • Sexy Santa by Steel Panther
  • Heavy Metal Christmas (The Twelve Days Of Christmas) by Twisted Sister
  • Christmas With the Devil by Spinal Tap
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Rudy Sarzo & Simon Wright
  • X-M@$ by Corey Taylor
  • All I Really Want for Christmas by Family Guy Cast
  • The Halle-Looney Chorus (Medley) by Bugs Bunny & Friends
  • I'll Be Home For Christmas by Twisted Sister With Lita Ford
  • Happy Xmas (War Is Over) by John Lennon, The Harlem Community Choir, Yoko Ono & The Plastic Ono Band
  • Medley: Alfie, The Christmas Tree/Carol For A Christmas Tree/It's In Everyone Of Us by John Denver & The Muppets
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Thursday, December 15, 2011

THE ASYLUM Playlist for 12-15-11

Another great show of great music.  Here's the playlist (click here for podcast):

  • I Am The Walrus by The Beatles
  • Three And A Half Letters by Chickenfoot
  • Bad Girlfriend by Theory of a Deadman
  • To Die For by Static Kill
  • Youth Gone Wild by Skid Row
  • The Dope Show by Marilyn Manson
  • Left Behind by Slipknot
  • Inside The Winter Storm by DragonForce
  • Transformers by Powerglove
  • Gutwrench by Alekhine's Gun
  • Cult of Chaos by Arch Enemy
  • Warkeeper by Deathrash
  • Visceral by DeMilitia
  • Build Me Up, Break Me Down by Dream Theater
  • Jacob's Ladder by Rush
  • Captive Call by Hellshot
  • The World Of Tomorrow by nevereven
  • Hell and Back by Metallica
  • We The People by Megadeth
  • Hit The Wall by Adrenaline Mob
  • Beneath The Surface by Awaken
  • Sexy Beast by blkVampires
  • Slave by Bobaflex
  • Welcome To The Fold by Filter
  • Rime Of The Ancient Mariner [Live] by Iron Maiden
  • Seize The Night by Meat Loaf
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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Disabled Gamers Being Shunned

I recently had a few exchanges over Twitter with X-Play suggesting they look into how disabled gamers are being shunned by the industry. The person running the Twitter account suggested I e-mail X-Play. I did and thought I'd share my thoughts with them with all of you:

Dear X-Play,

I recently sent a tweet to your twitter account suggesting that you guys do an in depth look at how gaming is starting to shun disabled gamers.

I'm disabled, I have Spinal Muscular Atrophy. It requires I use a wheelchair to get around and limits my mobility. As a result sports weren't an option as a kid but gaming was. I've been gaming since the NES (even have a working original Game Boy) and have owned almost every system over the years but I recent years I find myself having less gaming options.

Yes my limitations have increased as I get older and the disability limitations increase along with age but the gaming community is changing against the disabled gamer as technology is increasing when it should be helping.

Games used to allow you to customize your controller setup making it easier for disabled gamers to put key buttons within easier reach yet nowadays the only games allowing customization of controls are fighters (like SSF4, UMvC3, etc). But gamers like Call of Duty, Assasin's Creed and others like them say "here's the controls, don't like it then don't play it". My disability has resulted in me not being able to use the left triggers on controls but can work the right yet in games I mentioned I can't alter it because programmers feel its not needed and or wanted. Does the aim and fire buttons. HAVE to be left trigger? Hell, forget disabled, if your right handed wouldn't you prefer the right trigger be key buttons instead of the "useless" buttons like look around or other options?

Plus there's the biggest offender of disabled gamer discrimination in Microsoft. Kinect, you be the controller. Um, hi I'm disabled with limited movement how can I be the controller for something I can't physically do for real? Does Kinect recognize a wheelchair? Crutches? Has Microsoft even made disabled Avatars? No they haven't. I own a 360 and looked, no disabled Avatars.

There are tons if disabled gamers worldwide that are slowly being pushed out of the one thing in this world they could do just as well as healthy gamers. Hell I kicked major ass in a mini Soul Caliber tourney on the GameCube in my home a few years back, and I was drunk. I was top 10 in my Blockbuster Store when they did their gaming competition in the 90s, yet I spend more time looking for games I can play then I do playing them because the industry is forgetting disabled gamers like myself by not putting in customized controls or taking a second to think if what they've made can appeal to ALL gamers.

I hope this might intrigue you to look into it and maybe even put some of the game companies on the hot seat on how they take the disabled community into consideration for their games.

I'm also including my number in case you have questions for me or would like more input from me.

Thanks for your time and keep up the great work on X-Play.


Hopefully this will intrigue X-Play or G4TV enough to get gaming companies to remember there are ALL types of gamers out there.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

THE ASYLUM 2 Year Anniversary Playlist

Thank you all for making the last two years go by so quickly and making it so enjoyable.  Here's the playlist (click here for playlist):

  • Rock The Hell Outta You by Lordi
  • I'll Bite Your Face Off by Alice Cooper
  • Brutal Planet by Alice Cooper
  • Heaven In This Hell by Orianthi
  • King of the world by Livan
  • Cat Scratch Fever by Pantera
  • Blink Of An Eye by Damageplan
  • Heart Worn Highway by Rebel Meets Rebel
  • Imagine by John Lennon
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps by The Beatles
  • The Scorpion Sleeps by Rob Zombie
  • Jeremy by Pearl Jam
  • Knock It Out Of The Park by Snew
  • This Promise by The Saints Of Pain
  • Buy Me a Couple Beers by Gods Green Earth
  • Kitchen Sink by Thinning The Herd
  • Admire the Liar by Odd Zero
  • I'm Alive by Anthrax
  • Out Ta Get Me by Guns N' Roses
  • The Night by Disturbed
  • What Have I Done by Kittie
  • If I Was Your Vampire by Marilyn Manson
  • Just Another Psycho by Motley Crue
  • Insomia by Megadeth
  • Go Into The Water by Dethklok
  • Of Wolf And Man [Live] by Metallica
  • Fear of the Unknown by Ockum's Razor
  • Dream Of Mirrors by Iron Maiden
  • The Girl At the Videogame Store by Parry Gripp
  • Raise Your Glasses by Kiss
  • God Gave Rock 'n' Roll To You II by Kiss
  • Thank You by Hellyeah
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Thursday, December 1, 2011

THE ASYLUM Playlist 12-01-11

Another great show, playlist below if you missed any of it (click here for podcast):

  • Superbeast by Rob Zombie
  • Beast Of Burden by The Rolling Stones
  • All The Young Dudes by Ozzy Osbourne
  • Say What You Will by Black Label Society
  • Medicine Man by Pantera
  • Indian Summer by Duff McKagan's Loaded
  • Back For More by Five Finger Death Punch
  • Crown of Fire by Tired Wings
  • Walk All Over You by AC/DC
  • Rollercoaster Sellout by Gods Green Earth
  • Chill in the Air by Thinning The Herd
  • Bleeding Heart by Jimi Hendrix
  • Feed My Frankenstein by Alice Cooper
  • Defiance by Zandelle
  • Barrett's Privateers by Alestorm
  • Fever by The August Infinity
  • Up Next by Chickenfoot
  • Therapy by The Saints Of Pain
  • End Of Innocence by Iced Earth
  • Terminal by Atom Strange
  • Basket Case by Green Day
  • Fuck You by Sleeping With Sirens
  • Blue Monday by Orgy
  • Doctor Doctor by Jani Lane
  • To Tame A Land by Dream Theater
  • Beast and the Harlot
  • Ride The Blue by Panzie*
  • Medusa by Black Country Communion
  • Poison [Live] by Alice Cooper
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