Monday, July 09, 2012


It took me a while to figure it out... but I've realized that I did find a show to supplant my LOST obsessions. THE AQUABATS! SUPER SHOW does not require the insane amount of interest that LOST did, but it can be just as fun!

 My interest really began with my son Ben watching YO GABBA GABBA, an educational children's program that I find has consistently great messages, colorful imagery, and fantastic music. Ben loves to dance to the songs and sing along and I never mind joining in his fun.

 YO GABBA GABBA was created by Scott Shultz and Christian Jacobs - Jacobs is the interest name there because of his other project - The Aquabats! I know of the Aquabats! from the 90's - they were a punk/ska band that would dress in colorful tights and wear Lone-Ranger type masks - fighting evil monsters while singing clever songs about it. The music was fun and I still listen to it today! Little did I know that the band was always step 1 of Jacob's desire to create the ultimate kids show.

 The success of YO GABBA GABBA enabled Jacob's to get THE AQUABATS! SUPER SHOW up and running. It aired on the HUB network throughout the spring - 13 glorious episodes of great music, insane plots, hilarious characters and a look and feel that simply captured my imagination! Thankfully, my son found it fascinating too. In fact, Ben has to begin each and every day with two episodes of THE AQUABATS! SUPER SHOW. He knows all of the songs, every joke, and has even taken to the albums I own. He now commands Dad to sing "Shark Fighter" and "Mechanical Ape!" I love it.

 If you are not familiar with the band or the show - hit iTunes dip your toe in the Aquabats! Pool Party!!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

LOSTies with Jed & Cara : Episode 71 THE END Pt. 3

This is it folks... the final episode of LOSTies with Jed & Cara. Join us, Jeremy in TX, MethodicJon, Anna in Indiana, Curtis in CA, SPRSPNDX, Friggin Italian, Scotty6, Donald, Heath & Wendy, and those crazy kats from St. Louis - Matt & Leslie!!! One last vidcast for all of us LOST nuts to enjoy. Thanks to everyone for such an amazing ride.

Monday, June 14, 2010

LOSTies with Jed & Cara : Episode 71 THE END Pt. 2

Welcome to THE END Pt. 2 of LOSTies with Jed & Cara. Join us as we begin to go through the large amount of vidmails saying goodbye to LOST and LOSTies.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Boston Who?

As the LOST focused coma that I have been in for the past months fades, I am slowly beginning to acknowledge my surroundings again. That includes actually watching NBA basketball.

I did not follow the Celtics during the regular season but I have been watching all the playoff games. The team has not changed since their '08 championship and it is fun to watch how well a strong defense can take down even the most talented of players (LeBron - you still waiting to play?).

Tonight the Garden was rocking, supporting the team one more time this year. KG had a strong game and I love his play - smart shots and consistent free throws. Rondo stunned several times with some amazing work. He never saw the line so that was good. And Pierce actually did very well with taking command - though he is always the guy I am looking at when the team starts to sag at the end of quarters.

Ray Allen had some fun with Fisher - pushing, pounding and arguing over floor space. He also did a helluva job covering Kobe! Unfortunately, his streak of missed 3 point shots continues.

Boston heads to LA for Game 6 with a 3-2 lead. Let's hope the guys can end this then and we can all celebrate.

Go Celtics!!!


Thursday, June 10, 2010

LOSTies with Jed & Cara : Episode 71 THE END Pt. 1

This is the end... THE END for LOSTies with Jed & Cara! ;This is Pt. 1 of a massive two part final episode for us. Join us one more time as we go through our final thoughts on "The End," LOST as a whole and take a look at some footage from Jay and Jack's super huge LOST Finale party! Enjoy.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

The End of an Era

Last night Cara and I recorded our final LOSTies with Jed & Cara. We had been putting it off for quite a while but as the LOSTies emails dried up and the viewer vidmails had stacked up - it seemed time to suck it up and wrap up the final episode of our crazy podcasting ride.

Unfortunately for me, the ride will continue as I have to edit down the nearly 70 minutes of footage we recorded with the 90 minutes of videos we received... this is going to be one behemoth of a final ep!

The LOSTies viewers will enjoy it though. One more chance to see their videos up on iTunes and a final few moments with Cara and I. I have to admit, it was honestly a little sad to go through some of these videos! Guys like Jeremy from TX who has consistently sent in videos throughout Season 6 of LOST, spoke of a lasting and worthwhile friendship that had been sparked. Jeremy's kind words and smile inducing grin, left me feeling more than a little heartbroken that this was all coming to an end.

As always, my prep for recording took forever and recording itself was sooo long... but Miss Cara was a trouper just as she has been through 70 episodes of our podcast. She was patient, hilarious, understanding... and a little sad too. It was just another moment I got to realize how much I love her.

So now... LOST is gone from us... LOSTies will be gone soon. But we have a plan to keep our time filled. My wife just told me that plan is now sprouting hair, has finger nails and will be joining our lives in 8 short weeks.

I wonder what he or she will make of LOSTies.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

LOSTies with Jed & Cara : Episode 70 Keys to LOSTies FINALE PARTY!

Welcome to the penultimate episode of LOSTies with Jed & Cara - this is our Keys to LOSTies FINALE PARTY footage! Join us as we travel to St. Louis, party it up with Matt and Leslie of Keys to LOST, and give our initial thoughts on "The End."