Mackenzie Shivers is a lot more than just a fitting name for the winter season. The New York singer-songwriter has been building her base since the release of 2014’s Neverland, at least in part captivating by her dedication to her cultural roots and traditions. Her studious, heartfelt indie folk and pop has consistently been informed by the musical inflections of her Irish heritage. She met critical acclaim with her 2019 LP, The Unkindness, and has toured the country and performed in Tokyo since, making it a landmark year for the singer-songwriter.
Well, pals, it’s only been twelve weeks since our last Weekly Roundup. Apologies are in order, especially since, as this website continues to flourish, I wouldn’t want to miss even dream of missing a single roundup. Compacting a lengthy series of whiffed excuses into a something singular, I can only express that a routine is difficult to adhere to when you’re first starting out. No matter the weather or where I’m at in life following this point henceforth, I, Jonathan Frahm, vow to update my website on a consistent basis. We shall begin with actually weekly Weekly Roundups.
Jonathan Frahm (Jonno) and Lister Potter III (Zantok) bring their old friends, Jake (Eebit) and Trevor (Turbotaxer), on board to reflect upon the trailer that changed it all during E3 2018: “Everyone is Here!” In Super Cast Bros.’s seventh episode, hear four pals and major Smash fans look back on one of the most exciting moments in their collective gaming histories. In between, they chat about their history together, muse on what might come next, and… socks?
Jonathan Frahm (Jonno) and Lister Potter III (Zantok)’s next ‘Smash or Dash’ episode features two all-star match-ups: Tetra vs. Ganon and Ribbon Girl vs. Marshal. Who will ‘Smash’ their way to victory, and whose hopes will be ‘Dashed’ in the process?
Jonathan Frahm (Jonno) and Lister Potter III (Zantok) hop into the moveset workshop to devise a set of specials for the nefarious ghost Pokemon, Gengar.
Jonathan Frahm (Jonno) and Lister Potter III (Zantok) pose the question: Are Mii Fighters Here to Stay? Approaching it from the angle of looking into Smash’s future with later sequels, they reflect on the history of Mii Fighters to assess whether or not they believe that they will make another glorious return. Later in the episode, they pitch ideas for new Mii Fighter types and costumes.
Jonathan Frahm (Jonno) and Lister Potter III (Zantok) celebrate Super Cast Bros.’s first ‘Smash or Dash’ episode with two all-star match-ups: Octoling vs. Tom Nook and Mach Rider vs. Balloon Fighter. Who will ‘Smash’ their way to victory, and whose hopes will be ‘Dashed’ in the process?
My weekly roundup of articles I’ve had published includes the world premiere of Engelbert Humperdinck’s first-ever music video over at PopMatters, an interview with singer-songwriter Horace Holloway, and Lister and I’s next installment in our Super Cast Bros. podcast. Check this post out to see the full showcase!
Jonathan Frahm (Jonno) and Lister Potter III (Zantok) develop a playable character moveset for notorious Super Mario series spin-off champ and fan favorite, Waluigi.
What’s the better terminology – clones or echoes? Do they take up a “slot”? Should Smash include more echoes in the future and, if so, who might they be?