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A Podcast about growing up In the 70s and 80s, at the dawn of video games, navigating family strife, punk rock, Star Wars obsessions, and trying to understand to the world while developing an inexplicable love for everything “Atari”. -- We are twin brothers who grew up "Atari" or as we call it, in The Vertical Blank. The Vertical Blank is space between the lines. It's the the second half of Generation X. It's the where work occurs you never see on screen. It's the nuances that makes nostalgi ...
 
Steve Rose began his law-enforcement career in 1976. After a short stint with Chamblee Police, he joined Fulton County Police where he spent the next 26 years, working mostly out of the north precinct in Sandy Springs. He retired on February 9, 2oo6, a day before his new career with the new Sandy Springs Police Department. Lt. Rose spent nine year as the community affairs commander before moving to the south district command and later night command positions. He retired as a captain in late ...
 
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Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Drummer & Composer Jared Schonig .. We caught up with him about COVID, his life in music and his two new 2021 recording Two Takes Vol 1: Quintet & Two Takes Vol. 2: Big Band .. This Grammy-Award musician has toured and/or recorded internationally with Nicholas Payton, Dr. Lonnie S…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Brooklyn-based Sitar Player, Musician & Photographer Jarvis Earnshaw … He talked about his 2021 CD done with his hero Trevor Dunn on their self-released debut LP "Hymnagogia” .. This busy and talented musican/artist was born in London & spent most of his childhood in Japan. He released…
 
In this episode, our guest is DC Velocity Publisher Gary Master. Supply chains everywhere are experiencing disruptions. It really is a mess out there. Gary talks about the current state of supply chains and identifies some of the trouble spots. He also discusses the CSCMP EDGE conference coming up this week in Atlanta which will provide professiona…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Award Winning Jazz Bassist & Composer Marc Johnson .. He opened up about his debut 2021 CD Overpass with a decisive and intriguing contribution to ECM’s solo bass tradition .. This Nebraska-born bassist first came to broader attention in the late 1970s as a member of Bill Evans’s last …
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Chicago-based Jazz Pianist, Composer & Educator Steve Million .. This veteran musician has deep roots in Kansas City and opens up about that .. He also has etched quite a path in the world of jazz .. He’s a cancer survivor and has some great insights as we continue to go through our CO…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with NYC Jazz Pianist & Vocalist on the 2021 CD Live from Lockdown Champian Fulton .. We talked to her on September 9, 2021 as she was preparing to go to Sweden for a tour about her new Live from Lockdown album, COVID, the current state of the jazz community and so much more .. After her ca…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Celebrated Jazz Drummer and Bandleader Gerry Gibbs .. He opened up about his new 2021 CD Songs from My Father .. A Celebration of the Music of Bebop Luminary Terry Gibbs, Prominently Featuring Musical Titan Chick Corea on his Final Recording ever .. This is his thirteenth release on an…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran California-based Jazz Pianist Dan Siegel .. He opened up about his new 2021 CD Faraway Place, COVID, his life in music and hope for the future .. On this latest effort, he constructed this while the coronavirus wreaked havoc to a deadly extreme creating double edge sword for mu…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Twin Cities-based Jazz Guitarist Zacc Harris .. We had a good talk about his latest 2021 CD Small Wonders with The Zacc Harris Group .. It’s the band’s second album and his third as a leader .. This Southern California raised musician is among the Twin Cities’ most revered guitarists f…
 
In this episode, our guest is Steve Denton, CEO of Ware2Go, a UPS company. All businesses have been affected by Covid-19 during the past year and a half, but merchants and retailers have experienced more ups and downs than many. One of the more challenging problems is the rising cost of transportation for their goods. With peak season approaching, …
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Jazz Trombonist, Composer, Arranger & Educator Ed Neumeister .. We caught up with him about his new 2021 Quartet CD called What Have I Done? Ed has been at forefront of creative music across multiple genres for over forty years. He was born in Topeka Kansas and grew up in the S…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran NYC Jazz Trumpeter & Composer Alex Norris .. He has a new 2021 CD with his Quintet called “Fleet From The Heat” and it is his debut on Steeplechase Records highlighting ten years of his working Quintet & a love letter to NYC .. Over a long and satisfying career, he has appeared…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with New Orleans-based Jazz Singer Carmela Rappazzo .. She opened up about her seventh recording “Love and Other Difficulties” where she explores the many aspects of love. Born and raised in upstate New York, she heard classic music from an early age. She moved to New York City singing in c…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Pianist, Composer, Arranger & Educator Billy Test .. We caught up with him about his new 2021 CD with The Billy Test Trio - Coming Down Roses .. It’s his debut as a bandleader full of original compositions featuring Billy on Piano, Evan Gregor on Bass, and Ian Froman on drums. He …
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Kansas City-based Jazz Pianist, Composer & Educator Andrew Ouellette .. He’s originally from Hannibal, MO and is a fixture on the KC jazz scene .. He learned under the watchful eye of the world-renowned saxophonist Bobby Watson at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory fro…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Drummer & Composer Ches Smith and Percussionist Daniel Brevil .. They opened up about their new project We All Break melds elements of Haitian Vodou and contemporary jazz on groundbreaking new Path of Seven Colors .. The recording and accompanying film showcase the band’s synergis…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series Kansas City-born, California-based Jazz Drummer John Armato .. We had a wide ranging talk about a great many things like his 2021 CD Debut The Drummer Loves Ballads done with a veteran all-star collection of KC jazz musicians .. It all started in KC and he was an early member of Kerry Stray…
 
In this episode, our guest is Brad Wright, CEO of Chunker. Many small to medium sized businesses feel that they are being squeezed out of available warehouse space by much larger players. Tight capacity in industrial space is to blame. What are the alternatives for these smaller distributors to find the warehouse space they need to move their busin…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with New York Jazz Saxophonist on his new 2021 CD Heart Bird and this new COVID world .. This new album his is ode to Bird who celebrates his 101st Birthday in 2012 .. He took the bebop language of Bird and turned it into a uni…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series Jazz Saxophonist Jon Irabagon on the 2021 CD Bird with Streams and the Film Legacy .. Bird With Streams is a solo tenor saxophone outing celebrating Charlie Parker's centennial birthday recorded in the Black Hills of South Dakota. In October 2021 there is a new film about him called "Legacy…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Canadian-born, New Orleans-based Trumpeter and Singer Jonathan Bauer on his new 2021 CD Sings & Plays and the COVID world we are all navigating .. This new album is his second release as a leader and first as a singer. The construction of this album began just before the onset of the C…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with NYC Jazz Pianist Senri Oe on the 2021 CD Letter to NY .. The 11-track album is a special homage expressing his full love for New York City, that captures the eclectic array of the Big Apple’s musical energies. With limitations of recording studios being closed down this past year, he o…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Pianist & Composer Falkner Evans on the 2021 CD Invisible Words .. He opened up about this deeply personal project that paints a loving musical portrait of his wife Linda in the aftermath of her tragic death .. It’s his solo piano debut with an adoring reflection on a passionate, …
 
Charley Chuck has been found! Atari announced recently that there will be a 21st century new console update for the game Food Fight! In this episode we track down Interview with Andrew Marsh of Mega Cat to talk about their plans for the game, and also about what it means to make “retro” games in the year 2021 Recorded, Mixed, Edited and Produced by…
 
In this episode, our guest is Dr. Emily Tucker, assistant professor at Clemson University's Department of Industrial Engineering. Most of the medicines we rely on every day come from just two key trading partners overseas. That has created shortages and vulnerabilities in our medical supply chains and has limited our abilities to assure that we hav…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Kansas City-Based Author Carolyn Glenn Brewer on the new 2021 Book Beneath Missouri Skies: Pat Metheny in KC - 64-72 .. This book reveals important details about jazz in Kansas City during the sixties and early seventies overlooked in histories of Kansas City jazz. This book spans news…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Legendary Jazz Saxophonist & Flautist Kenny Garrett .. We covered his latest 2021 CD Sounds from the Ancestors as he recalls the sounds of West African Music and its role in Jazz, Gospel, Motown, Hip-Hop and More .. We cover quite a bit more in a revealing talk .. Like his stellar care…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Legend, Composer & Educator Rufus Reid .. We had a solid conversation about his new 2021 CD Always in the Moment, COVID and so much more .. He stands as one of today’s premiere bassists on the international jazz scene with a reputation firmly established in the education arena .. …
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Kansas City Jazz Trumpeter Trent Austin .. This eleborated trumpet artist, educator/clinician and entrepreneur is a trumpeting Renaissance Man. For decades he has been at it with brilliant performances and recordings in both the jazz and classical music worlds .. This prodigy has been …
 
In this episode, our guest is Scott Cornell, transportation lead and crime and theft specialist at Travelers. Cargo theft is on the rise compared to pre-pandemic levels. Cornell talks about where cargo is stolen and what types of products are most desirable to thieves. He also discusses ways that supply chain professionals can better safeguard thei…
 
There is new information regarding the whereabouts of one Charlie Chuck, the star of Atari's 1984 coin-op, Food Fight. We will be revealing what we know and have a special interview in the next episode. But for now, refresh your memories of the full mystery with a remastered version of the classic lead-off episode from Season 2 of "Into The Vertica…
 
In this episode, our guest is Kathy Fulton, executive director of ALAN, the American Logistics Aid Network. Hurricanes can leave in their wake many supply chain disruptions, even for those not in the direct path of the storm. We are about to enter the heart of hurricane season. Kathy shares how companies can prepare their supply chains for when hur…
 
In this episode, we discuss the whether reshoring will take hold as one way of mitigating the many supply chain disruptions we have experienced this year. Our guest, Andrew Viteritti, commerce and regulation lead at the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), shares research on the likelihood that U.S. companies will bring production back to North Ameri…
 
In this episode, Darren Epps, senior director of advanced vehicle technology at Ryder, shares what it will take for freight companies to transition to electric fleets. It is more than just buying electric trucks. It involves decisions on infrastructure for charging them and determining which loads are best suited for currently available technologie…
 
In this episode, Spencer Shute, a consultant with the supply chain and procurement consulting firm Proxima, discusses the recent executive order from President Biden designed to encourage more competition between American companies. The goal is to increase competition to better serve consumers, but what impact will these orders have on the supply c…
 
In the 80's we sold all of our Atari 800 discs and lost all of our youthful programs BASIC programs and creative output forever. Or so we thought. A few weeks ago we discovered a lost "treasure": an audio tape from 1984 that we never remembered recording of us using one of our programs. With the help of musician Tony Longworth, we embarked on quest…
 
In this episode, Dr. Thomas Evans, chief robotics technology officer at Honeywell, discusses how automation can help small to medium-sized distributors compete with the big guys on the block. 5G cell technology is rolling out across the nation, but it will take a while for the infrastructure to be in fully in place to make an impact. How will it ev…
 
In this episode, Gary Master, president, COO, and group publisher at Agile Business Media, discusses the current state of supply chains. He explains that new challenges arise each day - almost like playing the arcade game Whac-A-Mole. Once one problem is addressed, another comes up to challenge supply chain managers. Product and component shortages…
 
In this episode, Mark Manduca, the newly appointed chief investment officer of GXO Logistics, discusses the new company and its role in the logistics industry. GXO is the result of a split in the logistics and warehousing segments of the large worldwide company, XPO Logistics. GXO has been created to assume the contract warehousing business. At its…
 
In this episode we have a great story about the Atari 8 bit computers from Tony Longworth (and also his song "Star Raiders"...we should have just called this the Tony Longworth episode!), some Atari retro news, and a discussion about the Atari 8bit computers games we feel are ripe to be re-released and/or remade for Atari's new VCS, which had final…
 
In this episode, Richard Sinkoff, the director of environmental programs and planning at the Port of Oakland, is our guest. He discusses a new initiative to have California fund $2.25 billion improvements in ports and infrastructure to create a zero-emissions distribution network. The network would aim for zero-emissions handling, including trucks …
 
In this episode, guest Dan Gilmore, chief marketing officer at warehouse software company Softeon, discusses how today's warehouse management software systems are being developed to handle the huge surge in robotics and other warehouse automation systems. Today's WMS and WES systems must monitor and direct many warehouse functions in real time to k…
 
In this episode, guest Mark Stanton, general manager for PowerFleet for Supply Chain, discusses the upcoming hurricane season and how we can prepare our supply chains to better handle disruptions. We all know that hurricanes are likely to happen; we just don't know where or when they will occur. But, companies can prepare their supply chains now us…
 
In this episode, guest Alex Wakefield, CEO of supply chain technology firm Longbow Advantage, discusses the need for better supply chain visibility. He suggests that improvements in visibility for warehouse operations can actually provide better insights into bottlenecks and challenges in the transportation of goods to and from facilities. The Amer…
 
In this episode, guest Mike Klage, solutions director at TOC Logistics International, shares what's happening out on the water. Ports continue to be overwhelmed with cargo and backlogs are becoming the new normal for ocean shipping. Some shippers are looking at alternative ports, such as those on the East Coast and and in the Gulf region, but will …
 
In this episode, guest Jim Yarbrough, global intelligence program manager at BSI, shares the major supply chain risks from around the world. BSI recently released its Supply Chain Risks Insights 2021 report. It analyzes and assesses risks to countries and businesses globally. These include product theft, fraud, labor exploitation, and political and…
 
The Atari 400 was a games machine masked as an entry-level computer computer. When it was released in 1979, it could play Atari’s killer-app “Star Raiders” just as well as it’s more serious, older brother the Atari 800. At the same time, the Atari 400 acted as a gateway for many kids to the world of programming. In this episode we explore how we we…
 
In this episode, guest Paul Beavers, the chief technology officer at PCS Software, discusses why he thinks touchless transactions are here to stay. During the past year, as the Covid-19 pandemic raged, many companies turned to contactless electronic transactions as a way of promoting social distancing and reducing risks to drivers. It is just anoth…
 
In this episode, guest Matt Castle, vice president of air services at C.H. Robinson, discusses the tight air freight market. While passengers are starting to fly again on commercial planes, that extra belly space for cargo has not really alleviated the capacity constraints on the air freight market. Is there any improvement in sight, or is this wha…
 
This is not a regular episode. Today we talk about our sister Mari (Marz) who passed away at her home in early April. Marz was our older sister, teacher and protector and also our game playing companion. We talk about grief and how sometimes memories of life events are intertwined with games in ways we just don't fully understand. We also have a ve…
 
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