Christmas Discussion – DD44

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Dom sits down with Tracy again, and this time they talk about Dom’s favorite time of the year.

They talk about what Christmas was like in the U.K. and in the U.S.A., about what Christmas was like for them growing up, the foods that they had at Christmastime when they were growing up, what some of their favorite Christmas songs are, their favorite Christmas movies, or for Tracy, what movies were on TV in the U.K. when she was growing up.

They also talked about what it was like having their first Christmas away from home, for Dom, when he was in the Navy, and for Tracy, what it was like for her for her first Christmas in Singapore.

They also talked about what their first Christmas with each other was like, and for Dom, meeting Tracy’s parents for the first time.

And lastly they talked about some special Christmas memories they have.

 

 

 

 

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Piano Sunday with Sophia – DD32

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One of Dom’s friends joins him on the show the today.  He first met her when they both worked at a language school together, though they don’t talk much about that in this episode.  Her name is Sophia, and she is on the show to talk about her singing and her music.

 

She started singing when she was young, and was in a competition for singing when she was in high school/seconday school.  She even once sang for the mayor of Bangkok.  She also talks a little about what it’s like getting singing jobs here in Bangkok.

Sophia Sound Cloud 1

 

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Piano Sunday with Sophia – DD32

 

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Loving Mötley Crüe – DD29

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As you know from before, Dom loves heavy metal and hard rock music.  He has had a love of it since the 70s, when he was introduced to KISS.  In this episode, Dom talks about his all time favorite band, Mötley Crüe.

 

Dom has been a fan of Mötley Crüe since about 1984, from the first time he heard the song Shout at the Devil by Mötley Crüe off of their Shout at the Devil album that came out in 1983.

 

Below are the studio albums that Mötley Crüe have released.

 

Album Art Album Title Release Date U.S. Chart Number
Too Fast For Love Too Fast for Love November 10, 1981 77
Shout at the Devil Shout at the Devil September 26, 1983 17
Theatre of Pain Theatre of Pain June 21, 1985 6
Girls Girls Girls Girls, Girls, Girls May 15, 1987 2
Dr Feelgood Dr. Feelgood September 1, 1989 1
Mötley Crüe Mötley Crüe March 15, 1994 7
Generation Swine Generation Swine June 24, 1997 4
New Tattoo New Tattoo July 11, 2000 41
Saints of Los Angeles Saints of Los Angeles June 24, 2008 4

Next are the members of Mötley Crüe.

 

Picture Name Instrument Time with Mötley Crüe
Nikki Sixx Nikki Sixx
  • bass guitar
  • key boartds
  • synthesizer
  • piano
  • baking vocals
  • 1981-2015
Mick Mars Mick Mars
  • lead guitar
  • sitar
  • mandolin
  • talkbox
  • baking vocals
  • 1981-2015
Vince Neil Vince Neil
  • lead vocals
  • rhythm guitar
  • harmonica
  • 1981-1992
  • 1997-2015
Tommy Lee Tommy Lee
  • drums
  • percussion
  • key boards
  • piano
  • backing vocals
  • 1981-1999
  • 2004-2015
John Corabi John Corabi
  • lead vocals
  • rhythm guitar
  • bass guitar
  • piano
  • 1992-1997
Randy Castillo Randy Castillo
  • drums
  • percussion
  • 1999-2002

 

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Hockey & NHL – DD23

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breezersshoulderpadsIn episode 17 and episode 21 Dom talked a little bit about skating and playing hockey.  In this episode, Dom talks about his time playing hockey at different levels from four (4) years old to eighteen (18) years old.  He also talks about some of the different equipment he used while playing hockey, like breezers and shoulder pads and some of the teams he played on.

 

Dom also talks about watching the Minnesota North Stars, how he felt when they were moved to Dallas and became the Dallas Stars, following the New York Rangers and how excited he was when NHL hockey went back to Minnesota with the Minnesota Wild.

 

Although Dom no longer plays hockey, he is still a big fan, and loves watching the Minnesota Wild play hockey, which wasn’t easy in Bangkok, until he got the NHL package through NHL.com, and now he watches whenever he wants.

 

 

 

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My Life Through Computers – DD22

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First, I would like to say that I’m sorry for taking so long.  I had some audio problems first, and then I had my computer hard disk crashed, and I lost my video file, so this episode is just going to be the audio file.  For those of you that enjoy watching my podcast, I’m sorry.  I will have more videos soon.

 

appleIIDom talks about the first time he ever saw a computer, which was back in 1980.  I know, old right?!  Haha.  That computer, which was an Apple II started Dom’s love affair with, not only computers, but with Apple computers.  He talks about the games he played on this computer and some of the basic commands he used to used.

 

appleIIeDom then talks about the next computer he used, which was an Apple IIe.  The Apple IIe was very similar to the Apple II, but one of the things Dom remembers is that they started adding color monitors.  Dom talks the games he used with this computer and also more about getting into using Basic computer language.

 

appleIIcAfter this, Dom used the Apple IIc and later, in high school, the Apple IIGs.  He talks about some of the different games and programs he used to use, and he also talks about how he used to write games in Apple Basic, learning Apple Pascal and Apple Machine Language in high school.

 

Dom also talks about the difference in the numbering between Binary, Octal Decimal, Decimal and Hexadecimal.  See the table below to give you an idea.

 

Binary Octal Decimal Decimal Hexadecimal
0000 0 0 0
0001 1 1 1
0010 2 2 2
0011 3 3 3
0100 4 4 4
0101 5 5 5
0110 6 6 6
0111 7 7 7
1000 10 8 8
1001 11 9 9
1010 12 10 A
1011 14 11 B
1100 15 12 C
1101 16 13 D
1110 17 14 E
1111 20 15 F
1 0000 21 16 10

 

As Dom talked about, he learned how to program in Applesoft Basic programming.  Some of the commands that Dom remembers are as follows.

 

  • HOME
  • PRINT
  • GOTO
  • IF – THEN
  • LET
  • END

To give you an example of a simple program to try, copy and past the following small program in to the APPLESOFT BASIC in Java.

10 HOME

20 PRINT “I love to listen to the Dom’s Podcast!”

30 LET A = 0

40 LET A = A+1

50 IF A = 15 GOTO 80

60 PRINT A

70 GOTO 40

80 PRINT A

90 PRINT “The End!”

100 END

 

Just copy and paste and see what happens, and then have a play.

 

 

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Interviewed By Karsten – DD21

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Dom met a blogger from Germany that lives in Bangkok by the name of Karsten Aichholz and they have been talking about Karsten starting to podcast, what kind of equipment Karsten might want to use and things like that.

 

In this episode, Dom is interviewed by Karsten, about his life, growing up, how he went from being a professional wrestler to selling vacuums door to door to have his tail cut off (what?!) by who is his wife!

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KISS – DD18

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One of Dom’s favorite bands is the band, KISS.  in this episode, he talks about his love and dislike relation ship with KISS.

 

He started to like KISS back in 1976, around the time the album Destroyer came out.  He made a mistake about the album cover, he was talking about the album cover for Dressed to Kill, but the album cover for Destroyer is below, that was the first album that he listened to.  The track list is as follows, and he talks about how those songs made him feel:Destroyer 1976

  • Detroit Rock City
  • King of the Night Time World
  • God of Thunder
  • Great Expectations
  • Flaming Youth
  • Sweet Pain
  • Shout It Out Loud
  • Beth
  • Do You Love Me
  • Rock and Roll Party

Next is the members of KISS, when they were members of KISS and the face paint if they wore any.

 

1991 – 1996, 2001 – 2002, 2004 – PresentThe Cat

Member Name >Postion In Band Time In Band Face Paint
Paul Stanley Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar 1973 – Present The Star Child
Gene Simmons Lead Vocals, Bass Guitar 1973 – Present The Demon
Ace Frehley Lead Guitar, Vocals 1973 – 1982, 1996 – 2002 Space Ace
Peter Chris Drums, Vocals 1972 – 1980, 1996 – 2001, 2002 – 2004 The Cat
Eric Carr Drums, Vocals 1980 – 1991 The Fox
Vinnie Vincent Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals 1982 – 1984 Ankh Warrior
Mark St. John Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals 1984 N/A
Bruce Kulick Lead Guitar, Vocals 1984 – 1996 N/A
Eric Singer Drums, Percussion, Vocals 1991 – 1996, 2001 – 2002, 2004 – Present The Cat
Tommy Thayer Lead Guitar, Vocals 2002 – Present Space Ace

If you’re interested, you can find out about records (LP/Vinyl) HERE.

 

Dom has a love heartache relationship with KISS, which he talks about here.

 

KISS - DD18


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National Wrestling Federation (N.W.F.) – DD16

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As you know from the episode about Professional Wrestling, Dom loves professional wrestling. Back in 1986, Dom go to experience professional wrestling first hand.  Back then, in Anoka, Minnesota, there was an organization of kids professional wrestling.  This was an wrestling federation just for kids run by one kid by the name of Shawn Crossen.

 

Dom joined the NWF with his friend Mike and they were a tag team known as the Mr. Nice Guys.  Mike was Mr. Macho and Dom was Mr. Destroyer.  They had a number of good matches against The Invaders and the Rack ‘n’ Roll Express.

 

Dom also had some good matches as a singles wrestler against Mr. X, The Invader (Terry Block), Dr. Destruction (Chad), just to name a few.  Dom’s character of Mr. Destroyer was really coming together until he ended up having to move to Wisconsin.

 

During this time, Dom also wrestled as Rattle Snake Jake and won tag time titles with Dixie Dave in Anoka, but lost them later in Brooklyn Park.

 

Dom’s character of Mr. Destroyer was really coming together until he ended up having to move to Wisconsin.

 

During his time as a wrestler with the NWF, Dom made some great friends, which he is still friends with to this day.

 

Dom’s induction video into the 2015 NWF Hall of Fame.

https://vimeo.com/121567439

 

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Christmas – DD12

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Christmas is one of Dom’s favorite times of the year.

 

Dom talks about why Christmas is one of his favorite times of the year.  He talks about what it was like spending time with his family at Christmas, some of his favorite things about Christmas, such as Christmas light, decorations, decorating the Christmas tree, Christmas music, Christmas movies.  He also talks about how his family had Christmas on Christmas Eve, not Christmas Day, the family Christmas dinner, their traditions and opening gifts.

 

Here are two of Dom’s favorite Christmas songs that he talked about during his podcast:

 

The Christmas Shoes

 

The Soldier’s Christmas Poem

 

 

Christmas - DD12


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Fantasy Fiction – DD11

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One of Dom’s many loves is fantasy fiction.  In this episode, Dom talks about some of his favorite books and authors.

 

The first series Dom talks about in this episode is the Sword or Truth series by Terry Goodkind.  One of the reasons Dom loves this series is because of this author, Dom met Tracy.

 

Next, Dom talks about the books by Joseph Delaney, which are The Last Apprentice, in the USA, The Wardstone Cronicals in the UK.  They have different titles in the USA and in the UK.

 

The Wardstone Cronicals (UK) The Last Apprentice (USA)
The Spook’s Apprentice The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch
The Spook’s Curse The Last Apprentice: Curse of the Bane
The Spook’s Secret The Last Apprentice: Night of the Soul Stealer
The Spook’s Battle The Last Apprentice: Attack of the Fiend
The Spook’s Mistake The Last Apprentice: Wrath of the Bloodeye
The Spook’s Sacrifice The Last Apprentice: Clash of the Demons
The Spook’s Nightmare The Last Apprentice: Rise of the Huntress
The Spook’s Destiny The Last Apprentice: Rage of the Fallen
Spook’s: I Am Grimalkin he Last Apprentice: Grimalkin The Witch Assassin
The Spook’s Blood The Last Apprentice: Lure of the Dead
Spook’s: Slither’s Tale The Last Apprentice: Slither
Spook’s: Alice The Last Apprentice: I Am Alice
The Spook’s Revenge The Last Apprentice: Fury of the Seventh Son

Next, Dom talks about R. A. Salvatore and his character Drizzt Do’Urden, and how much he enjoys reading about the adventures of this character.

 

Lastly, Dom talks about his favorite author and the books this author has written, and that is Terry Brooks.  Dom has read most everything Terry Brooks has written.

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Getting To Know Me – DD1

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Introduction

Dom Dumais introduces himself.

Growing Up

Back of Morris Bye SchoolTalks about the places he lived in Minnesota, moving to Coon Rapids and going to school at Morris Bye elementary school, Coon Rapids Junior High (Middle School), Fred Moore Junior High (Middle School), Anoka High School and Hudson High School.

Also talks a little bit about playing hockey, soccer (football), pro wrestling and martial arts, and talks about his friends in Coon Rapids and Anoka and in wrestling, and a little bit about what it was like when he moved to Hudson, Wisconsin.

Adult Hood

Joining the U.S. Navy and why.  A little about being in Great Lakes, IL, Groton, CT, Norfolk, VA, and San Diego, CA and touches a bit about his friend in The Crew and Navy schooling in CT.

Talks very briefly about his time after the Navy in Pennsylvania and meeting Tracy on line.

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