The X-Men TAS Podcast: The Spider-Man Years – Return of the Spider-Slayers

Posted in on December 24th, 2018 by Willie

As Spider-Man takes over the world we continue our journey into one of his greatest incarnations, Spider-Man TAS! In the third episode of this historic franchise we discuss…

  • Our preliminary thoughts on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse!
  • Our preliminary thoughts on Mary Jane Watson and her use of the nickname tiger!
  • Mad Scientists, are there any out there in the real world?
  • The minutiae of local New York City geography!
  • Mayhem in Manhattan at night, how to do it just right!

We want to wish all our listeners happy holidays before we web-sling into the new year! Make sure to subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or Stitcher and tell all your friends about it! Also, find us on Facebook! Also, follow Willie Simpson on Twitter and please join our Facebook Group!

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The X-Men TAS Podcast: BONUS – X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

Posted in on November 19th, 2018 by Willie

Prepare to have your hair turned white and your clothes spontaneously grow body armor as we take a look at X-Men: Apocalypse! Join us as we discuss…

  • Mystique, Cyclops, Jean…almost everybody’s character making no sense!
  • Magneto, the lackey!
  • People in their mid 50s looking 31-years-old!
  • The Phoenix Saga botched again!
  • A small discussion and tribute to the late great Stan Lee!

It’s another delightful, care-free bitch-fest on our journey to the conclusion of the X-Men cinematic universe! Make sure to subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or Stitcher and tell all your friends about it! Also, find us on Facebook! Also, follow Willie Simpson on Twitter and please join our Facebook Group!

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The X-Men TAS Podcast: Episode 66 – The Phalanx Covenant Part Two

Posted in on July 23rd, 2018 by Willie

Weird team-ups, heroic sacrifices and promises of interstellar spaceship construction! The march to the end of X-Men TAS continues, so join us as we discuss…

  • The confusing politics of the Phalanx home-world!
  • Join the Phalanx, get superpowers, but stay near-sighted!
  • How the secret of Professor X’s fortune might be tied to an early Darren Aronofsky movie!
  • How dodging an optic blast to the face is harder than it looks!

This was another terrific X-Men episode, so do yourself a favor and rewatch it and then listen to us get it all wrong! Make sure to subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or Stitcher and tell all your friends about it! Also, find us on Facebook! Also, follow Willie Simpson on Twitter and please join our Facebook Group!

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The X-Men TAS Podcast: Episode 61 – Love in Vain

Posted in on June 11th, 2018 by Willie

Much like when the X-Men explosively crossed paths with X-Factor, the X-Men TAS Podcast smashes into the X-Minutes Podcast for a fantastic discussion on the dangers of being lured into dark alleys by former boyfriends from high school! The great Thomas Howeth of X-Minutes Podcast fame joins us to discuss this and…

  • Our favorite X-Men movies!
  • Why flying fish in space are more common than you think!
  • The unintentional destructive consequences of Scott and Jean’s love!
  • Wolverine welcomes Rogue into the “so you tragically screwed up someone’s life club!”

It’s another grand ole time and we encourage you to download and subscribe to the X-Minutes Podcast by clicking here! Also, make sure to subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or Stitcher and tell all your friends about it! Also, find us on Facebook! Also, follow Willie Simpson on Twitter and please join our Facebook Group!

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The X-Men TAS Podcast: Episode 59 – Have Yourself a Morlock Little X-Mas + Solo Review!

Posted in on May 28th, 2018 by Willie

It’s X-Mas in late May! The X-Men travel to the sewers to maybe learn a thing or two about Christmas, but do they? Let’s discuss…

  • Why Jean goes Dark Phoenix on Gambit in the kitchen!
  • Beast’s plot to create the perfect mocktail!
  • Wolverine’s weird bigoted stance against Morlocks!
  • Why don’t the Morlocks live at the X-Mansion again?
  • Why Disney is crushing our collective Star Wars souls!

That’s right, some light Solo Star Wars spoilers talk tacked at the end where we go on an extended rant about the state of the Lucasverse! Make sure to subscribe to our podcast via iTunes or Stitcher and tell all your friends about it! Also, find us on Facebook! Also, follow Willie Simpson on Twitter and please join our Facebook Group!

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The X-Men TAS Podcast: Episode 30 – The Phoenix Saga Part II – The Dark Shroud + The Gifted Discussion

Posted in on October 9th, 2017 by Willie

Phoenix Month continues, exploding from the deepest depths of the Hudson River straight into your earbuds! We have a jam-packed episode that takes you all around the galaxy and back again, somehow linking the world of the X-Men to the Seinfeld cinematic universe! So join us as we discuss…

  • How to properly fly the space-shuttle through the skyscrapers of lower Manhattan!
  • How Howard the Duck, Deadpool and Larry David all make their magical presences felt in this episode!
  • How there is no better place to meditate then atop the Brooklyn Bridge!
  • How lucky it is for Professor X that Lilandra is not a deformed space monster!
  • How “The Gifted” impressed and depressed us and all our other thoughts on the new FOX show!

If that wasn’t enough, we lay out a plan on how to revitalize and energize the comic-book movie and television worlds before they decay into outright stagnation! It’s a crazy and whirling episode that we hope you all enjoy! Please make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes (please leave a 5 star review to help us increase visibility so other X-Men fans can find us) or Stitcher! Also, follow Willie Simpson on Twitter and please join our Facebook Group!

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The X-Men TAS Podcast: Episode 18 – Repo Man + Spider-Man Homecoming Review!

Posted in on July 10th, 2017 by Willie

Sonia’s on a trip so I fly solo to Canada to witness Wolverine take on the scruffy pack known as Alpha Flight! Join me north of the border to discuss…

  • Alpha Flight’s desperate longing to bask in Wolverine’s shadow!
  • Wolverine’s heavily edited for television never-nude backstory!
  • Adamantium made Wolverine illiterate???
  • Plans for a Spider-Man TAS Podcast???
  • My rambling overly enthusiastic review of Spider-Man Homecoming! (beware of spoilers!)

I really fly off the rails on this episode but it’s a lot of fun and I hope you enjoy all the bonus Spider-Man content! Make sure to subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or Stitcher and tell all your friends about it! Also, find us on Facebook!

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My Album, Funeral Business, Free to Play on YouTube

Posted in Andrew Lee, Willie Simpson's Original Music, Willie's Live Youtube Performances on January 15th, 2017 by Willie

Willie Simpson

My album of original music, Funeral Business (featuring Andrew Lee), has been available for purchase for some time. Well, now is the time when you can just listen to the whole thing for free on youtube. You can click here to get to my youtube webpage and subscribe, but below I am also putting all the songs in order for posterity’s sake. Again, thanks to everyone who contributed to this record, you know who are and I love you all. Again, if you like what you hear please follow these links to purchase. It means a lot.

Available for purchase on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon MP3 —

iTunes

Google Music

Amazon Music

Without further ado, here are the tracks, enjoy.

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Willie Simpson, My Girlfriend Needs An Exorcism

Posted in Willie Simpson's Original Music on October 28th, 2012 by Willie

I wrote this song originally in 2007 (I think) in a fit of post break up madness. The song was my therapy for an otherwise sad separation. It went through a few iterations before I left it incomplete with shambling static laced vocals, unfinished drums, and an overall horrendous mix. I always kept the song on my back burner though because it had a good structure, and a funny message, and it being near Halloween, I thought it fitting to dust it off and completely re-record it. With the help of the beautiful guitar work of Andrew Lee, who provided me with gorgeous acoustic and electric slide work, not to mention a last minute brilliant backwards guitar solo, I was able to cobble together a more or less complete version of the tune. I’d also like to credit my old buddy Ken Kocses for helping me write the part the in the middle that starts, “what are you thinking?” Ken has always been an enthusiastic fan of my music, and anytime we have collaborated, its always been a fun and thoughtful experience. Anyway, the video below, is merely just the title card above with the song plodding away in the background. If you like what you hear, be sure to check out both the videos for “Funeral Business” and “Chain Letter,” my two other most recent rock and roll projects. Thanks for listening, and Happy Halloween.

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Happy 72 John Lennon, Woman

Posted in John Lennon on October 9th, 2012 by Willie

Well, if John Lennon had survived, he’d be 72 years old today. I do think its kind of strange to wish a dead man happy birthday, but this is John Lennon, a guy that still lives in my fantasies and dreams. Along with Martin Luther King Jr., JFK, RFK, and Bob Marley, John Lennon is one of the mythic superstars of reality that I had wished lived to see the future. His work in life was unfinished, and the thought of wondering what music and outrageous activities he had saved in cranium can drive any Beatle lunatic fan mad. Recently I discovered that John was offered the role of Professor Falken in the cult classic “War Games,” and seriously considered it until his untimely murder stopped all that. At first I thought that would have been terrible, but the more I thought about it, the more I thought how brilliant John would have been in that role. John WAS an actor after all, with a lot of experience making movies and being in front of the camera. Most of his roles were Beatle related, and not exactly serious, though he shows flashes of brilliance in every movie he was in. John could have had a distinguished career as a wonderful character actor, a dimension that would have brought to life a whole new artistic light for him and the world. Anyway, its always fun to speculate on what might have been every time John Lennon’s birth, or death date, comes around, whether they be dreams about Beatle Reunions, or battling rogue AI in an effort to save the world from global thermonuclear war. But in the final analysis, to quote another dead hero, John was a musician, so here is some; the song and video for “Woman” from “Double Fantasy.” “Woman” is a beautiful soft rock ode to Yoko, and all women too. It’s a lovely philosophical and mature song on the subject of love, and its also a great feminist anthem, an awesome talent John possessed. Enjoy, and Happy Birthday Mr. Lennon.

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