Hmm what’s all this then?
Boz and Casey are back with the final metal Metal Memories. The year is 1999, the bitter lines of time weigh heavy on the Here Goes Nothing boys. They creak and sway in the onrushing tide as the bad ship Nu-Metal stamps it authority. Joining them in the life raft are Emma and Will. Can they do 1999 justice or will they succumb to the Grumpy Old Metallers? This life raft smells like Brew Dog, disdain and Slayer gigs of yesteryear.
With a tear in our eye, beer in our hands, cheese board at the ready and an army of well wishers:
We sally forth into the last ever HGN.
Your eyes do not deceive you, this show is 6 hours long! We said is was gonna be big
and as we wrote the book on stupidly long, there was only really one way to go!
This show was all about you guys and would not have been the same without
your contributions, thank you and we love you all.
Woof Clang MuthaF%*kas!
Grab a box of tissues and a bean bag and settle down for the truly penultimate HGN.
We dedicate this show to YOU and YOU alone, our wonderful listeners!!
Ok so we do bang on about us for a while first, but hey after nearly 100 episodes you should be used to that.
This show is all about your last emails and comments and our chance to get a bit sentimental before our massive
blow out of a last show.
Please click here and sponsor Laura (Golden Lariot) she is awesome. F*** Cancer!!!
So here we go but 2 shows left beyond this one.
We just catch up on emails and our lives and launch into the next MMU.
We begin our genre units with a look into Hardcore metal. A historical view of its origins and another loving
glimpse back into our teen years. We also have something special for those who last to the bitter end.
The Moon Blog
Kyps good call:
The atrocity of new metal:
Jonny Bravo meets Scooby Doo, the part mentioned in the show is 2:50 in :
Unfortunately for a daft show like ours…we have serious business to attend to.
Business so big, and serious…that it cannot be contained by this column.
(Cogswell, our patron saint yet again)
And thus begins a post we never really wanted to write. Let’s get the facts out of the way to make everything clear, then we will do what we do best – ramble.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Synners, Shaolin Monks Of Woof Clang, the 100th episode of the Here Goes Nothing podcast (at time of writing we have just released Episode 97) will be the final episode. There. That’s the big news. At least 6 of you are inconsolable right now.
So with that out of the way, allow us to explain. We are all part of the same community here and we want you, our family, to understand why HGN is coming to an end. The first point we want to make is the most important. NOTHING WENT WRONG! Nobody has fallen out with anyone(Mock The Weak excepted. Twats.), creative differences didn’t drive a wedge. Hell, it wasn’t even the fact nobody enters our competitions! Boz and Casey were and remain the very best of friends, and lay to rest their podcast with nothing but pride and hugely happy memories, metallic and otherwise. The simple motivating factor behind the decision to finish is our pride in the show. Time constraints and real life pressures (well-documented, we won’t go into them again.#fuckcancer)have encroached to the point where we didn’t feel we were able to produce the podcasts we wanted to. The skits (oh, how we love skittage) became few and far between, and in the end we became two tired boys trying to be spontaneous and funny at 1am after full working days. We always promised to each other, as two guys who were constantly annoyed at some of the ultra-amateurish and content-free podcasts available at the bottom of the iTunes Store barrel, that if the quality suffered or the show felt like a job…we’d bow out with our dignity intact. That time has come, as sad as were are to admit it.
Another important point that we want to stress, however, is that this doesn’t mean the end of Boz and Casey at Simply Syndicated. If anything, this gives us more scope to work on new things for the network. Rich has given us very generous and warm assurance that there is always a place on the SimSyn airwaves for us, and we are excited at the potential of this. We are Synners, and we’re not going anywhere.
We are certainly not planning to retire HGN quietly. Planning is already well underway for a finale that does justice to the previous 99. We are going out with laughter and beer, the way we came in, and we’d love you all to join us in saying goodbye.
So just before we sign off, we’d like to again say a HUGE thank you to Simply Syndicated for the opportunity to realise a dream of ours. We began as fans of the network and ended up on the show schedule. The whole thing has been such a joy, we cannot emphasise how much our time as a Federation show has meant. In the same way that without the late Mr Jobs many of us wouldn’t have come across podcasts, in the same way Casey wouldn’t have the best friend he now does, and if you really analyse it, Boz probably wouldn’t have re-discovered the lost love of his life. Sounds crazy, but it is true. And one hundred episodes of the silliest show SimSyn has ever put its name to. What a ride, and a fitting point to bow out. We love each and every single one of you that gave us a chance. Now let’s make these last episodes count.
Woof Clang us. Woof Clang us, everyone!
Boz & Casey
Here Goes Nothing
This week we do things completely back to front.
We start with I’ll show you mine if you show me yours and the film in question this time is Andy Sambergs ‘Hot Rod’
We do the emails and banter towards the end with an important HGN announcement to cap off the show.
The following is all that could be salvaged from the tattered submissions of your SimSyn Leeds Meetup correspondents, Boz and Casey.
They still have yet to reappear, and their coffee cup and motorway service sandwich-strewn car was found abandoned. The recording devices recovered from the vehicle had deteriorated badly due to being full of Subway Chipotle Southwest Dressing, so listeners have been warned.
The last Twitter post from Here Goes Nothing, at 12.28pm on Saturday September 3, gave some cryptic clue as to the state of mind of the missing Podcasters…..
‘Winding windows up. This is Bat country’
The padlock is removed, the chains snake from around the gates…Metal Memories University begins a new term, and it’s time to finish your introductio to the course. Oh yeah, and Croosh is back. Details of the most shameless competition the boys have ever attempted are revealed, and a decidedly above-average honey beer is sunk.
Lymestone Brewery – Stone Brood http://www.lymestonebrewery.co.uk/14161/index.html
TRACKLISTING/HOMEWORK – “The 20 songs MMU alumni MUST hear”
1/Cemetary Gates – Pantera
2/This Love – Pantera
3/Welcome To Planet Mother F###er – White Zombie
4/Ace Of Spades – Motorhead
5/Davidian – Machine Head
6/Chop Suey! – System Of A Down
7/Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck – Prong
8/Duality – Slipknot
9/Replica – Fear Factory
10/Sweating Bullets – Megadeth
11/Refuse/Resist – Sepultura
12/Raining Blood – Slayer
13/World Of S##t – Nailbomb
14/The Drapery Falls – Opeth
15/Crystal Mountain – Death
16/Just One Fix – Ministry
17/Heartwork – Carcass
18/God Of Emptiness – Morbid Angel
19/Thunderhorse – Dethklok
20/Hammer Smashed Face – Cannibal Corpse
BONUS HOMETIME TRACK – Solitude Chapter – Swallowed Soul
Spotify Playlist Link – MMU”s Twenty Tracks