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June 2, 2019 - 25th Anniversary of Azkath running the Show

EveryoneFriday, June 3rd, 1994 was the first show on WVBR that Seriah Azkath hosted in any way. It was still called The Metal Cage back then, and Mary, who was also a host at the time, hosted part of the show. Azkath's first full show was June 10th, 1994. The first Saturday show, and when the name likely changed to The Last Exit for the Lost was January 20, 1996. In this and the next few shows, we have on some old guests and co-hosts, play old clips from the show, and music from bands that were on the show or played on the show regualrly. We also start the show with a Tribute to Matt Noldy, who had passed away a few hours before air time. Matt had been the vocalist and drummer for Tomorrow's Dream, later turned Never the Sunshine. He was a friend of the show, and Tomorrow's Dream was the first band Azkath ever interviewed on WVBR.

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November 27, 2016 - Symmetrical Defiance Live

Symmetrical DefiancePresent were, EVD, Just Joe, Nathan, and, R.J.. The band Symmetrical Defiance was there in the first portion of the program. They played a couple of sets of their songs live in our Performance Room. It sounded great, again, thanks to Nathan for running the sound. Then the band was interviewed. They are a cool band, they were here on R.J.'s recommendation. The previous Wednesday, November 23rd, had marked the 13th Anniversary of Just Joe's first appearance on LE, so we celebrated that this night. Azkath put together a highlight reel of The Best Of Just Joe's moments over the years, it was two hours long, everyone present tonight got to watch it, and, given all that's happened to him over the last 13 years, only a small portion of which was represented here, no one could believe he was still alive. We're still working on that, though. You will be able to see this video for yourself soon on our youtube channel. Just Joe has always been afraid of jellybeans. What a strange thing to be afraid of, like that guy from the band Rabid who's afraid of stickers, people can be so strange, I love jellybeans! They fed him jellybeans. at first he was whining, but, at the end of the night, he wasn't sure how he felt about them. There were segments of Movie Time, a TV program was recommended as well... At the end was also a Tribute to 2003.

- Fire Eater Wizard

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September 11, 2016 - EVD's 11th Anniversary!

EVD, Justin, Crappy

This LE fell on the exact date of EVD's eleventh year Anniversary, September eleventh 2005 (his eleventh Anniversary, on the eleventh, and, isn't THAT a fitting date for him!?). Happy eleventh Anniversary, EVD! Present were, EVD (good thing!), Justin a.k.a. Twelve Inch, although, we decided that, when he is absent, he loses an inch for each absence, and he had been absent for two weeks in a row, so he's down to ten inches, although, if he's extra good, he could gain them back, Just Joe, James, and, The Person Formerly Known As Crappy The Clown, who tonight was going by Mr. Oddz. As a treat for Justin, Azkath did a whole Old School Hour in vinyl. Rick from "The Metallic Onslaught", dropped by to tell us how The Finger Lakes Metal Fest Part Two went, it went very well. Funny stories, news items, were read. They kept sicking Just Joe on James, having him mercilessly keep poking and tickling him. EVD, being the Evil Villainous Dude, even telling him that there was a bellybutton lint bunny and toys hidden in his navel. There were segments of Movie Time, TV programs, and, Internet series were talked about as well. 

- Fire Eater Wizard

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June 5, 2016 - Take 2 Live in Studio

Take Two and NathanSo this week we had Take Two back in studio to perform. They had planned on having a new CD by now, but things did not work out like they wanted. Regardless, they came and they played. Check them out on Facebook

This was also the 22nd Anniversary of Me, Azkath, doing The Last Exit for the Lost. Well, not exactly, it would have been June 3rd, and it wasn't The Last Exit back then, it was The Metal Cage. June 2nd is the first night I was on the air, and I've been on almost every week since (only missing a handful over the 22 year period.) When I came in, the show was on Fridays, I moved it to Saturday not to overlap The Metallic Onslaught. Instead of a Tribute to any year this night, I played about 2 hours of bands that have been in studio with us over the years, some playing live. I also snuck in some material from our Best of Cd's. 

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November 29, 2015 - Just Joe's 12th Anniversary

Poor JoeThis program was to celebrate Just Joe's twelfth Anniversary of being here, November 23rd, which had been this past week, Happy Anniversary, Just Joe! Present to help celebrate it were, Just Joe, luckily(!), EVD, Nathan, Rob from the band Thirteen South, and, Vern, who hasn't been here in almost a year and a half, and was Just Joe's first Anniversary surprise in a night that would see several (all that time away hasn't changed Vern a bit, he's still as obnoxious and annoying as ever). Also, The Almighty Monkey was listening and giving his input this night. Just Joe's next surprise was bubble wrap, which he was urged to pop, only when he tried to, he couldn't, because it was the kind that's all connected together so you can't pop them, which is being used more and more often nowadays, I hate it, too! Why do they have to go and take all the fun out of everything!? Everyone loves to pop bubble wrap! Just Joe did make a puppet out of the non poppable bubble wrap, and then he cheered himself up a little by beating on Nathan, which always makes everyone feel better, well, everyone but Nathan, of course. A game of Hide And Go Beat was played. Nathan had never played this before. Nathan had to go hide, and both Just Joe and Vern would have to try and find him, in the dark. If Nathan got found, he lost, if Just Joe and Vern couldn't find him, they lost. And the results on this night were Paddle Or Kiss, whoever lost got spanked with the paddle with a whole lot of thumb tacks in embedded in it, whoever won, would get Hershey's Kisses. Actually, there were three rounds. The first Nathan was found almost immediately, but the second and third, they couldn't find him. So Nathan got spanked once with The Paddle, and got two Kisses, and Just Joe and Vern got one Kiss each, and two spanks with The Paddle. A Russian Roulette set was played. Just Joe was asked to pick if he wanted bullet or no bullet. He picked no bullet. If a bullet played, Nathan, Vern, and, Rob would all My Crotch Your Face Just Joe. If no bullet played, then Just Joe would get to hear "The Final Countdown" in it's entirety, and Europe's version, not a cover. There was a bit of confusion for a minute when the question was posed what if that song played, as it did three weeks ago, when Just Joe was not here. At first it was said that, in that case, Just Joe would get to hear it, then that was quickly corrected to no he wouldn't, because that would then mean that the song would become the bullet, not the prize, and would therefore have to be stopped, and Just Joe would get My Crotch Your Faced. See, you thought this was a silly, simple game, on the contrary, as you can see, it can become quite complicated. So the computer picked from thirteen thousand nine hundred and fifty songs, and it would get even more complicated, because, a song played that half the people present said was a bullet, and the other half said it was not. So it was decided that both things would happen, Europe's "The Final Countdown" would be played... While Just Joe was getting a three person My Crotch Your Face. It was a very disturbing My Crotch Your Face, with a lot of spinning involved. When it was over, they asked Just Joe if he enjoyed finally getting to hear one of his favorite songs? But Just Joe seemed too traumatized for some odd reason to really answer, just kept whimpering. And, I think we may have cured him of wanting to hear that song, because, for the rest of the night, whenever anyone sang the opening notes to it, Just Joe would start to twitch, obviously that song now has too bad memories connected to it for him to like it. Which is amusing to watch, so now we may actually be seeing the ban on that song lifted, and we may actually hear it a bit. There was a lot of reminiscing, everyone giving their most memorable Just Joe moments from the last twelve years, of which there are A LOT. A LOT. In this reminiscing, The Giant Hammer came up. Nathan had brought a brand new Mac tablet with him. They had him lie down holding it, and then Just Joe bashed it with The Giant Hammer 'til it was beyond repair. Nathan was whining that he had just paid two hundred dollars for that. Well, then you shouldn't have been stupid enough to bring it here. Anyone should know who has been here more than once, and Nathan has been here way more than that, if you have anything you value, don't bring it here, because it will be destroyed, or, if it will fit, wind up down someone's pants, and you won't ever want to touch it again. Vern said that he had been away way too long, and now realized how much he missed being here, he said that he was never going to leave again. Azkath told him that they were now going to play a game, Vern would go hide, and everyone would try to find him. Vern hid, and nobody made the slightest move to go look for him the rest of the night, so he'll be waiting quite a long while. It was an all vinyl Old School Hour, as it has been for the last couple of weeks. There was A Cover Set. There were segments of Movie Time, and TV Programs, and on-line Shows were talked about as well. And so thus went Just Joe's Twelfth Anniversary Show, it has certainly been a very eventful twelve years! And so, once again, A VERY HAPPY TWELFTH ANNIVERSARY, TO JUST JOE!!!!! You have certainly made the last twelve years interesting, and entertaining!!!

- Fire Eater Wizard

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June 7, 2015 - 21st Anniversary Show

EVD and Friends

This past week, Wednesday, on June 3rd, was LE's 21st Anniversary, so this was an Anniversary Show. Present were, EVD, Nathan, Tim, Olivia, and Darryl from Undead Messengers, and, Adam and Nikki, who hadn't been here in a while. There was a little talk about the past, but this time, Azkath decided to celebrate the current co-hosts, he had presents for them. EVD got to bash a picture of George W. Bush and break it into smithereens with a hammer. Nathan got a tape deck, it doesn't work, but maybe he can fix it up. It also happened to be the very date of Tim and Olivia's third Anniversary of being together. Happy Anniversary, guys. To Celebrate them as co-hosts, and to celebrate their Anniversary as well, Tim got to stand under the balcony while Olivia and EVD pelted him with a whole bunch of water balloons. There was a set of about ten Shoebox songs, which took about eleven minutes, to honor him as he used to be a regular co-host. At 3:30, the set of cover songs was played. There were segments of Movie Time, with some TV programs talked about as well. The last hour was The Old School Hour... 

There was also the first part of an interview that Azkath and Randy did with Karen Stever of the band Stever. You can listen to the full interview here.

- Fire Eater Wizard

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June 29, 2014 - 20th Anniversary Shows: Part 4 - Hangman's Heart and Pez

Last ExitThis was the last of our four specials all throughout the month of June commemorating the fact that June marks twenty years that "The Last Exit For The Lost" has been on the air. This incarnation of it, anyways. It was around for almost another decade under other names, with different hosts, on different days, in different time slots, and with different lengths, but June of 1994 is when this version of it came to be. And, all throughout this month we have brought back many voices from the past two decades, former co-hosts, and even former hosts of some of the other incarnations of the program, past guests, past bands who have been on and/or performed on the air, and, current bands as well. Present this night were, current co-host, James, Tim, someone who hadn't been here in four years, EVD, who was a long time regular co-host, and Pez, a former host from when the program had a different name and hosts. Also there was Matt, who had gotten the performance room up and running so we can now have bands play fully electric, and, the first band to do that, tonight, Hangman's Heart, Dave, formerly of the band Spater, had tested it out for us last week, but it was just him and a guitar, great, but this was our first time with a full band playing electric, they played six songs, and it went very well, they rock, you can find them on facebook. The vocalist had been here before with his then band Nonetheless, and, a decade ago, we used to ask bands questions from theinsanedomain.com to hear them try to come up with answers to those crazy questions, and one of those questions was, "What if there was an evil picnic basket, and the only way to destroy it was to sing a song about it?", and he on the spot, composed and sang a seven minute song about that, it was very impressive, and funny. We played that for him tonight. All throughout this month we have also been playing clips from The Best Of CD's, featuring the past guests, and all the hilarity and insanity. About the last half of the program consisted of mostly bands that have been in the studio over the past twenty years, many of the tracks were live performances from LE. In the first portion of the night, Pezz got to pick and play a few sets of music, and EVD got to play some music. There was a segment of Movie Time, and TV shows and wrestling were discussed as well. In the last hour, I called in to talk about my history with LE, for the past twelve years as a participant, I was a listener for two years before that, we talked about my participation in the program, as a co-host of the chat room, kind of show historian and archivist, as a writer of these recaps, and I have also been of assistance a few times, providing recordings of LE that otherwise would have been lost to posterity for one reason or another. It has been an honor and a privilege to provide any assistance I could, and I have had a blast along the way! And, something I forgot to mention then, I was one of the many, many, people that has caused Just Joe to fall down, or off of, something, over the years. In my case, I made him fall off the roof, I was actually trying to talk him into coming down off the roof, but I wound up making him fall off of it. So I did get him down, just not the way I had intended to get him down, but, hey, whatever works, right!? Thanks to Azkath for having me on to share my memories, I also talked about how I first discovered LE, I knew nothing about metal, except for glam, so it was because I accidentally stumbled across a really insane and hysterical talk break, with people laughing hysterically, and Friend yelling "FRRRIIIEEEEENNDDD!!!!!", and cows mooing, or rather, people mooing like cows, and people yelling "F The Scarecrow!", that was for a character, a Scarecrow named F, so people would yell "F The Scarecrow!", and I was forever after hooked. Azkath played those clips for me, as that's how I got started with LE. As the Tuesday after this LE, July 1st, at 9:43 A.M., to be exact, which I can't help being, to everyone else's annoyance, is my birthday, they wished me Happy Birthday. EVD didn't want to sing, so they just said it, that's ok, I have had the pleasure of being shrieked at, err, I mean, sang to, by Just Joe many, many times over the years. Nice quiet Birthday greetings are fine. Thanks for the Birthday wishes, guys, and again, for having me on. The final song to close out the fourth and final of our twentieth Anniversary specials (although, actually, we will be celebrating it all summer long, because we have had so very many awesome guests, co-hosts, and bands on over these past two decades, that we couldn't fit them all into one month, and some weren't able to make it this month, but definitely wanted to be a part of the celebration), was, appropriately enough, the song that gave the show it's name, "The Last Exit For The Lost", by the band Fields Of The Nephilim. And so thus concluded our special month long look back at all of the insanity, silliness, hilarity, mayhem, and all the rockin' bands, music, and all the awesome, cool people that have been what made "The Last Exit For The Lost" such a unique and special program, exposing us to local, independent, and underground music, as well as the great classics of metal, and having a lot of fun along the way, for two decades now! - Fire Eater Wizard

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