Head Bangin’ 80’s
Good luck to METAL SHOP listener David McCrary in New Orleans who is on his way to the ‘Kong Off’ competition in Denver, Colorado, a National ‘Donkey Kong’ Contest of the top 12 players in the world.
Yes, he is one of the 12 best and gets his inspiration from 80’s Metal… he streams METAL SHOP whenever he plays the game. In fact, his nickname for the contest this weekend is ‘Power Metal’.
David alerted me two years ago that he had been playing the original 1981 Donkey Kong arcade machine in his garage and attempting to get a Top 5 world record score. He achieved that goal a year later, becoming the fourth player to achieve an officially-verified score of over one million points on a Donkey Kong arcade machine.
He has noted “I can’t play without METAL SHOP being on and I stream my video gameplay over Justin TV. Several watchers have inquired about the music and all have became fans of the station and listen to Live365 now. Thanks for the awesome music, I couldn’t have done it without the jams.”
Frank Sinatra may well be spinning in his grave over the heavy metal hijacking of a dozen cornerstone numbers from his repertoire for “Sin-atra,” but given the testosterone-drenched machismo that was central to the way he lived his life and sometimes sang, there’s actually a certain twisted logic to this shotgun marriage. Read More