Yep. You heard that right. Due to me having issues with my voice, I decided to put "BCB Storytime" on hiatus and instead, I am bringing you another new series, but this one's all about unboxings. What exactly am I unboxing, you ask? Well, vintage games, collectibles, toys, antiques, and mail calls, as well as random items that made me smile. #vintagegaming #youtube
In BCB #27, I delve into the new 2020 Atari VCS gaming system! I go over pros & cons, what lies ahead, final thoughts & even share some sample gameplay and go over the menus within the system. #atari #atarivcs #vintagegaming #retrogaming #gaming #videogames #youtube
Earlier this week, I published two episodes of "no filter' on my #youtube page. In episode #17 on Monday, I brought you the #Atari2600 Showcase Vol. 1, featuring 8 great games for the system. Come check out which ones... I also posted episode #18 on Wednesday, which features the Mattel #Intellivision Showcase Vol. 1, featuring 4 great games. You know the drill....
Yes, you read that right. "Gamers need colonoscopies, too!" And as my dad used to often say: "I'm serious as a heart attack!" Well, I had my first colonoscopy two days ago on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 11:45 am. And I'm so glad I did! Read on to find out why this is so important!
This past week, I've uploaded 3 new videos to my #vintagegaming #youtube page, including BCB Storytime #6, No Filter #16 - Atari Karts & BCB #26 - #VideoGamesMonthly - Unboxing for Jan 2022. Read below for more details...!
A new #poem for you... about being 46, single and feeling a little blue. As one does. "Jabberwocky blues" was written on January 13, 2022 in my poetry book for Jan-Mar 2022, 'New Season.' -BB
One of the things I love most about Winter are the dark, gray afternoons that tend to go on forever. I've been cherishing them this year especially. This poem, aptly titled, "Dark Endless Gray Winter Afternoons," appeared in my poetry book for Jan-Mar 2022, 'New Season.' Snuggle up with your java & enjoy! -BB "Dark... Continue Reading →
Sorry, I was off by an episode in my listings of my #vintagegaming #YouTube channel because of the extra bonus holiday episode I aired previously. Catching you up to date, here is BCB #25 - 'New Season! + Bit Lounge Tour & a Shoutout' which was published yesterday on Friday. In this kickoff to Season... Continue Reading →
This past week, I've released three new episodes to my #vintagegaming #youtube channel! "BCB #24" was a #newyearseve special released where I talk about my favorite 5 or 6 vintage gaming consoles & purchases of 2021. In "No Filter #15," I play 'Yoshi's Woolly World' on the Wii U. It's an underrated classic in my... Continue Reading →
Wishing you all a fantastic New Year and I hope you and your loved ones enjoy health and happiness! I'm taking a little break from here until Friday, but I wanted to send everyone wishes! I've been spending the weekend watching Twilight Zone marathons (as I do each year), cooking, playing some Atari, Wii U... Continue Reading →
This past week, I've released three new episodes on my #vintagegaming #YouTube channel! They are: "BCB #24 - Holiday Storytime! (Bonus Dec 25th Episode!)" which is a break from gaming to discuss two holiday stories from my youth, "No Filter #14 - Evercade w/ Psycho Pinball," where I play this Codemasters Vol. 1 title on... Continue Reading →
Remember when 2021 held such promise? After an extremely bleak 2020 filled with deaths of loved ones and mass confusion the world over, 2021 seemed like a shining diamond on the parched horizons. Did 2021 live up to my expectations? No. Nothing does. With the global pandemic still burning, it's been yet another rough year... Continue Reading →
It's that time of the year again. Since 2004, I've written this poem annually to do a check on the state of affairs of myself during the holiday season. Here's this year's version. It's "Wintertide XVII" from my poetry book for Oct-Dec 2021, 'Earthly Delights in a Closed Type Universe.' Have a wonderful holiday! -BB... Continue Reading →
When I decided to upgrade my black metallic Surface Laptop 3 two months ago to what was to come from Microsoft in 2021, I went all out. I sold it on eBay, along with my base model Surface Pro 7 to 'upgrade' to one of Microsoft's latest new laptop offerings, the massive Surface Laptop Studio,... Continue Reading →
The past week on my YouTube #vintagegaming channel has seen the release of many new episodes, including "BCB #22 - Xmas Game Bonanza! Christmas Themed Games" for the holidays, "No Filter #13 - Atari Jaguar w/ Trevor McFur In The Crescent Galaxy," where I play a much-beleaguered Atari Jaguar launch title & "BCB Storytime #3... Continue Reading →
In planning for season 2 of my #YouTube page, #BallistikCoffeeBoy, I have been thinking alot the past two weeks about which #vintagegaming #consoles I plan to review in the new year. Some of them have already been semi-reviewed, just not filmed, and others I have recorded snippets of while playing them initially. Below is a... Continue Reading →
My Christmas Wish this year is for the world to continually strive to be a better place. My wish is for people to get along, regardless of their political or religious beliefs (or otherwise). My wish is for everything to stop being so political, life's too short. My wish is for everyone to get their... Continue Reading →
I know this will sound cheeseball to some, so please feel free to skip to the end and have an awesome holiday! So... I thought about writing this up a few weeks back and for some reason, I put the thought away since that post was more of a 'wish list,' but not the kind... Continue Reading →
Is falling in love again worth the risk? Is putting your heart on the line worth it when you're in your 40's and have seen and lived every trick in the book? Sometimes, it's like rolling dice, or reaching for fire. This poem was written six years ago on Dec 21, 2015 and was contained in my poetry book, 'Look for the Silver Linings.' Enjoy! -BB
Great news 😉 Beginning January 3rd, the new 2nd season of "Ballistik Coffee Boy" will be produced by moi 😉 I've made a small, cute 1-minute trailer with this info that I'll include the link to here, but read on to find out specifics...!
So here we are! On the edge of December... on the verge of yet another new year. Can you believe it? In this month's journal, I talk about the fast pace of life I've become accustomed to lately. Enjoy!
This week, I released three new episodes for my #vintagegaming #youtube channel! A new episode of Storytime, No Filter & my main show, Ballistik Coffee Boy. Enjoy the holiday goodness! And please subscribe! -BB
So, I never thought the day would come! The first novel I wrote, "Sweet Pea," is now up on YouTube as part of an ongoing weekly series named 'Storytime.' In this new series, I read my writings & get cozy with a cup of joe. Take a look and subscribe, like & comment! Enjoy. -BB
Two new "No Filter" episodes & "BCB #20 - Video Games Monthly Unboxing for Dec 2021" now up on YouTube! Enjoy. #retrogaming #vintagegaming #videogamesmonthly #nintendo
"Victory Laps in Outer Space" was written on Dec 10, 2021, from my poetry journal for Oct-Dec 2021, 'Earthly Delights in a Closed Type Universe.' It's an atypically happy yarn. Enjoy (while it lasts)! -BB
This is a journal entry from back in June 2019 that was previously unpublished. I thought I'd go ahead and publish it since I hate it when things go unpublished! The moral of the post is... seize the day, and don't hold your breath waiting for tomorrow. Tell your loved ones you love them in the moment! And be the best you can be each day. -BB
"Remembrances of You" was written about the second anniversary of my Dad's passing. It was written on Dec 5, 2021 in my poetry book, 'Earthly Delights in a Closed Type Universe." Love & miss u always, Dad! -BB
I purchased Z-Blocks about two months ago. How does the homebrew Tetris clone for the Atari 2600 'stack up'? Read on to find out what I thought of this game...
"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