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Geek Show Radio: Episode 60 – Amazing Spider-Man Comics

BJ and I are back and were coming to you from a different studio! One, if you’re a radio geek, is very special. But we still dive into some goodies, like the new Amazing Spider-Man comics! We talk about the first 2 issues and Spider-Man in general as well as some of the other new books that are coming out soon, and what we have read. We also touch a little on Comicsgate and what that is, as well as some of the Marvel movies. No live stream as we were in a different studio, but the same great show! Listen up!


Photo: BIG Rich Lawrence : Geek Show Radio hosts BJ Ragone and BIG Rich Lawrence in the WTRY studios in Albany, NY, recording Episode 60 of Geek Show Radio.

Albany I Love The 90’s Tour Prices Are Anything But From The 90’s

The I Love the 90’s Tour is headed to Albany and ticket prices are anything but from the 90’s!  If you’re a fan of 1990’s music,  you’ll be all about seeing Coolio, Vanilla Ice, Salt N Peppa, and more.  Would you be willing to drop $100 per ticket to see either, though?   Check out the ticket prices to see your favorite acts from High School. Read the rest of this entry

Photos of the Unfinished Latitude 360 at Crossgates Mall in Albany

Panorama of the middle area

Panorama of the middle area with bar (l) and unfinished bowling alley (r)

It was big news when it was announced that Latitude 360 was coming to Albany. The Adult centric arcade that offered food, music, comedy, bowling, a night club and games. Construction started but then the opening date kept getting pushed back, until finally, the company dropped the Albany location for financial reasons. Basically, they ran out of money and the company is in trouble. A lot of construction was already completed at the Crossgates Mall location. Judging from this gallery of photos that we have, they were pretty far along! These are photos from inside the unfinished Latitude 360 site inside Crossgates Mall. Read the rest of this entry

Why Do We Live in New York State? …

The title of this blog says it all. I’ve thought about it multiple times. Why do I stay? My family is here and I’m very close to my family. So I got married, inherited a step-daughter, bought a house, and am now expecting a child – all in New York State. I figure everywhere you live there is going to be something you don’t like. For me, it’s the snow and cold.

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Does the ‘Ghetto Chopper’ Project Go To Far?

If you have lived in or near Albany you know the term “Ghetto Chopper.” It’s been around for a long time, but is putting the phrase on t-shirts going a little bit too far? Read the rest of this entry

Scottie’s Day With The WWE

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am one of the biggest WWE fans around. Since the days of Hulkamania, to the Attitude Era to today you can be sure I will be tuned in every Monday and Friday nights. Now with the WWE Network, I can watch 24/7/365 if I wanted to. Read the rest of this entry

Californians Try To Pronounce Names of Upstate New York Towns, and Fail Epically

While I was in Sacramento, California back in 2007, I watched a news story on TV about an emergency landing a plane had to make at the Albany International Airport. What caught my attention, was the fact that the anchor couldn’t pronounce the name, Albany correctly. She said “Al-bany” and not “All-bany”. FAIL! Read the rest of this entry

Fastrax Raceway in Albany Closes With No Notice and Their Paychecks Are Bouncing

You know that cool go-kart racetrack on Washington Ave, in the Crossgates Commons? If you’ve never been there, you won’t get the chance ever again because it closed without notice. Their location in Poughkeepsie also closed up. And to make things worse, their former employee’s paychecks are bouncing.  Read the rest of this entry

Capital Region Cities – Most Dangerous in State?

I came across a survey this week of the most dangerous cities in New York State. Not to my surprise three local cities are on that list – Albany, Schenectady, and Gloversville.

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Corning Tower Displays Tribute To Derek Jeter Thursday

Monte Jennings

Monte Jennings

The Corning Preserve in downtown Albany pays respect to Yankees legend, Derek Jeter, as he takes the field at Yankee Stadium one last time Thursday night.  Not only will you see Jeter’s famed number 2, shining brightly as the tower lights up with the captain’s digit, but you can also witness history and watch his final game in Yankee pinstripes at the Egg, on the big screen!   Read the rest of this entry