"Past Participle" was written on December 3, 2021, at 11:23 pm, in my personal poetry book for Oct-Dec 2021, 'Earthly Delights in a Closed Universe.' It's about the past. Enjoy... -BB
Hey gang! It's yet another chock-full week of #vintagegaming goodness! 😀 This week, I released "No Filter #9 - Atari Jaguar w/ Super Burnout," "Bubba's Shoutouts #5 - Bladtez," & "BCB #19 - Blaze Evercade - Overview & Gameplay!" Check out some image captures below and visit my YouTube page by visiting my blog! #evercade #retrogaming #gaming #youtube #gameplay #blazeentertainment
Over Thanksgiving break, I thought I had Covid (I didn't) and our extended family bailed on us (I'm over it), but we still had a fantastic holiday combo birthday weekend! 😀 Click below for the story. Happy holidays! Get them trees up, yall! xx -BB
Here is "The Sentry Returns," from my Oct-Dec 2021 poetry book, 'Earthly delights in a closed type universe.' It's about my personal spiritual journey. Enjoy! -BB
Happy Holidays! This past week, three new episodes were published to my vintage gaming YouTube page, including No Filter #7 - NES w/ Gradius, No Filter #8 - Atari 2600 w/ Dark Cavern & Ballistik Coffee Boy #18 - Atari 5200 SuperSystem ! Catch some image captures below and make sure to visit my page to subscribe, like & comment!
I've been the owner of a 2020 Atari VCS, the new console released by Atari, since Dec 2020. It's quite pricey to buy 'in the wild' and initially had pretty high expectations for us retro gamers. Does the console live up to its expectations one year later for me? Let's find out... #vintagegaming #retrogaming #atari #atarivcs #review
Hey guys! Today, I wanted to let everyone know about FIVE amazing vintage gaming podcasts, blogs & websites that I 'read/listen to/watch/leave feedback for' each month (or thereabouts). I also leave personal feedback on three different vintage gaming podcasts. Here they are... #vintagegaming #retrogaming #videogames #atari #atarijaguar #atari2600 #atarilynx #ballyastrocade #atari8bit
Weekly YouTube Channel updates: "No Filter: Bubsy," "Bubba's Shoutouts: Co-ople of Nerds" & "BCB - Nintendo Switch OLED", now up on YouTube! Comment, like and subscribe today! xx -B #vintagegaming #retrogaming #unboxing #nintendoswitcholed
"Remote Controlled" was one of my very first poems I wrote way back in 1990, when I was 14, over 31 years ago. This one's about my Dad and I... his alcoholism at the time and his verbal and physical abuse I endured. We made up years later, thankfully, and became best friends before he passed in 2019.
My Dear Alex (One Year Later...) A year ago, I lost my ex boyfriend Alex to Covid and cancer, and to this day, I miss him terribly... (Journal, 2021).
"Fearless" was written on November 15, 2021 and is contained in my personal poetry book for Oct-Nov 2021, 'Earthly Delights in a Closed Type Universe.' Enjoy! -BB
Episodes 15 and 16 of Ballistik Coffee Boy are available today! "Thrift Crawlz" & "Video Games Monthly - Unboxing for Nov 2021." Subscribe today so you don't miss an episode!
This week sees two episodes of NO FILTER released... one for the 2600 and Millipede & Crystal Castles from 1984, and the other from N64's heydey in 1999, with Hot Wheels Turbo Racing. Check em out! #vintagegaming #atari2600 #n64 #nintendo #youtube
"May I Borrow You For a Minute?" was written on October 23, 2021, and is contained in my personal poetry book for Oct-Dec 2021, 'Earthly Delights in a Closed Type Universe.' It's about tortured souls and what not, and how they like to feed off people's energy. I did that for a long time myself (can we say, my entire 30's?) Anyhow, growing up is all about self-awareness and changing your ways, becoming a better version of yourself, as I like to do every year. (haha) Enjoy. -BB
"Double 8's" was a poem I recently wrote about one of my old roommates nearly 30 years ago. He was one of those gorgeous bad boys. I seemed to attract them like flies! Enjoy - BB
The Atari Lynx was one of the most underrated and underappreciated handheld gaming consoles of all time. It was also the first with a full color LCD screen! It had some amazing games and I've loved collecting for it. Check it all out in this week's amazing Vintage Gaming YouTube episode of Ballistik Coffee Boy! 😀
"Roosevelt Park" appeared in my personal poetry book from Feb-Mar 2012 entitled 'Gold Avenue.' This was written after I'd moved to New Mexico only two months prior. Enjoy!
So.. what have I been up to since June? Quite a bit! Read my latest journal to find out. Lots of family, road trips, trips to Santa Fe, Dallas, and SoCal... and lots of gaming and fun! -BB
For your perusal is this turbulent poem from way back in August 1999, when I was a drug addict, living on the streets of Dallas. (It originally appeared on my blog, Ballistik, on LiveJournal, where I used to blog for 10 years, from 1995-2005.) This poem was written five years after my dear friend Kevin drowned in a hot tub in 1994. I was going through drug withdrawals at the time and was contemplating suicide when I wrote this. (I've been clean for 21 years so this is no longer who I am, but I just thought I'd share. We all have our rock bottom, and this was one of mine.) -BB
Updated release schedule for videos on my vintage gaming YouTube channel. Just an FYI! Thanks - BB
New Site Feature - "No Filter," formerly "BCB Bonus Videos," now its own weekly episode. No gimmicks, just gameplay. Read on...
Join Ballistik Coffee Boy from the future... on his quest to re-discover an amazing Atari Jaguar classic from 1994, "Alien Vs. Predator." All on original hardware. Enjoy!! And Happy Halloween! 😀
"Bubba's Shoutouts," a new series on my YouTube channel, features amazing vintage gaming YouTubers! Check it out.
"Kinda Off Center" was written on Sept 21, 2016 and is from my personal poetry journal from Jul-Sep 2016, 'Random Thoughts and What Nots.' Enjoy!
"Attack of the Mini-Arcades" and 2 bonus gameplay videos (of the Atari Lynx and the Vectrex) are now up on my YouTube channel! Enjoy! -BB
Episode 11 of Ballistik Coffee Boy is now up on YouTube! In this one, I discuss things I've learned over the past 6 weeks after making the previous 10 videos. (Hint: I learned alot!) Stay tuned & thank you! -BB
"Look for the Silver Linings" was written by me on December 4, 2015, and was contained in the poetry book of the same name from Nov-Dec 2015. It's all about looking at life from a different perspective. Enjoy!
New site feature! YouTube section - Updated whenever possible, features the latest BCB YouTube page video links. Enjoy! -BB
"Gameboy & Friends" is now out on Ballistik Coffee Boy on YouTube. This episode features the official launch of V. 2 of BCB, including new theme music, better video and yep, still working on that damn audio. I need a mic! 😀 Thx -BB
"Gaming Buddies" video now up on YouTube! It's all about opening up, the importance of joining gaming communities and keeping your mental health in check! Let me know what you think and comment below. xx *BB "Don't be a stranger!"
"Unearthly Delights" was written on October 10, 2021 and appears in my personal poetry book for Oct-Dec 2021, 'Earthly Delights in a Closed Type Universe.' Enjoyyy! It's dark and kinky out there. -BB
Important announcement! Starting today, I have a YouTube channel! Please visit Ballistik Coffee Boy on YouTube and check out my retro gaming reviews, memories and unboxings. Systems explored include the Atari 7800, NES, Atari 2600, Atari Lynx, Atari Jaguar, N64, Super Nintendo, Gameboy, and so much more!
My first Atari 2600 'homebrew game' review is "Mean Santa" by John K. Harvey and Tim Duarte. It was released on December 2009 via the Atari 2600 Connection website.
"Suffocating September" was written as a free-flow style poem on Sept 12, 2021 in my personal poetry book for Jul-Sep 2021, "The Snarl Diaries." Enjoy! -BB
"My Life is a Run-On Sentence" appeared in my poetry book for Apr-Jun 2018, 'Charlie Tango Foxtrot.' Enjoy! -BB
New site feature! Atari 2600 Homebrew Video Game Reviews! Coming soon. Read all about it here... ! -BB
"Sonnet" was written as a free-flow style poem on August 17, 2021 from 10:21 to 10:25 pm. It appears in my poetry book for Jul-Sep 2021, "The Snarl Diaries." Enjoy!
"Unflinchingly" was written on Aug 10, 2016 in my poetry book entitled "Random Thoughts and What Nots." Enjoy!
"Feelin' Itty Bitty" was written on July 5, 2021 and appeared in my personal poetry book for July-September 2021, “The Snarl Diaries.” Enjoy! -BB
The Evercade portable gaming system by Blaze is a phenomenal piece of tech for your vintage video game enthusiast. Enjoy my 'one year on' review! -BB
"Broken Visage" was written on August 8, 2021 and appears in my personal poetry book for Jul-Sep 2021, “The Snarl Diaries.” Enjoy! -BB
So what has life been like the past couple of months? Busy, happy and rejoiceful. Read on...
These three poems were written on June 29, 2021 and appear in my personal poetry book for April-June 2021, “Out of the Dark.” Enjoy! -BB
"Kiss me like a hurricane" was written on June 11, 2021 and appears in my personal poetry book for April-June 2021, “Out of the Dark.” Enjoy! -BB
The following poem was written on June 8, 2021 and appears in my personal poetry book for April-June 2021, “Out of the Dark.” Enjoy! -BB
The following poem was written on June 1, 2021 and appears in my personal poetry book for Apr-Jun 2021, "Out of the Dark." -BB
A new poem, about moving on.. n' stuff. From my poetry book for April-June 2021, "Out of the Dark."
This poem was written by Brian Bolding in his poetry book for April-June 2021, "Out of the Dark".
I didn't learn a new language or save the world, but here's a list of what I did during the pandemic to stop from going insane. Us single folks had it pretty rough. xx