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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ep. 86: How the Sugar Crystals Fall


Haju's been lingering around since last episode. Is it because she is taking up Josh's offer of friendship, or does she have more nefarious schemes in mind? Join Josh and Emily as they probe the inner machinations of the Haunted Jukebox once again in this all-random episode, where we discuss things like how to make a puppy fall asleep, the absolute best name for a track, and just exactly what it means to split this show in half. If you don't like it, you can have your tokens back, but you'll have to call the company who owns the machine. Then, stay tuned for a special Patron-submitted VGM Karaoke. You got it right here at the VGM JUKEBOX!

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Super Slam DunkMain ThemeMichelle Simon
Pac-in-TimeBeachFrederic Motte
Super Play Action FootballMenus Yoshiki Nishimura
Pro Striker Final Stage BGM 3Tomoyuki Hamada
Donald Duck in Maui MallardStage 7: The Realm of the Dead Michael Giacchino
Mega Man VBattle with Dr. Wiley Mari Yamaguchi


...and listeners like YOU.



Friday, October 13, 2017

Ep. 85: The Impact of the Piece


With a lot of modern tunes packing this week's setlist, Josh and Emily turn their thoughts to musical composition and earfeel. Where exactly is the line between a tune that's "video-gamey" and one that is not? Is it in the structure, the tonality, or is it always something in between? Ponder this -- and also reminisce a lot about snow -- at our poorly-lit campsite while we search for the melodies that truly capture the pivotal moments of our lives.

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Abzu Seriola Lalandi Austin Wintory
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Sunshine Coastline Hayato Sonoda, Takahiro Unisuga, Yukihiro Jindo (arr.), Mitsuo Singa (arr.)
Might Switch Force! Love You Love You Love Jake Kaufman
Dynasty Warriors 4 The Wall of Fate Yasuhiro Misawa
Alien Soldier From Objector Kazuo Hanzawa
Mouryou Senki Madara 2 Homesick ~ Her Beloved Flowers Tappi Iwase, Miki Higashino, Hirofumi Taniguchi, Aki Hata

...and listeners like YOU.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Ep. 84: Too Adventurous for the Moon


Josh has been hard at work on the VGMJB MagMax mech, so why don't you hop on in for a joyflight? Join him and Emily as they cruise through space discussing the Great Gatsby (again), the beauty of collections, the potential within new possibilities, and their appearance on that other podcast. This episode is sure to take you to the moon and back, so get ready to go to warp... on The VGM Jukebox!

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Castlevania: Lament of Innocence House of Sacred Remains Michiru Yamane
Risky Woods El Castillo Jason A. S. Whitely, Jose A. Martin
Little Samsom Gamm Theme Kazuhide Sasuga, Yukimari
To the Moon Everything’s Alright Laura Shigihara, Kan Gao
DuckTales The Moon Hiroshige Tonomura
Pebble Beach Golf Links BGM 3 Shigekazu Kamaki

...and listeners like YOU.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Ep. 83: Leveling Down


Through the magic of level select screens, Emily has once again joined Josh in L.A. So join us in Josh's living room (if you can open up the appropriate dialog chain) to join us for discussions of faux-American accents, the size of the sky, glass elevators, and more. Then join us for a return from the BABY KEY followed by a gift exchange and answers to the Mixxmaster Quiz. So. What are you waiting for? Roll down those windows and feel the healing properties of this episode!

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Racing Lagoon Quiet Storm Noriko Matsueda, Takahito Eguchi
Divine SealingTitle, Boss EncounterStudio Fazzy
Loco Roco  Loco Roco Theme (Yellow's Version) Nobukyuki Shimizu, Kenmei Adachi
Daytona USALet's Go Away Takenobu Mitsuyoshi
Dynamite DuxAlmost ChicagoHiroshi Kawaguchi
Sonic 2 Death Egg ZoneMasato Nakamura


...and listeners like YOU.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Ep. 82: The Loom


This week we feature some of the greatest patron submissions ever, including a particularly beautiful testimonial and a singularly heartfelt karaoke. In fact, these submissions are so great, that this podcast can ignore its existential dilemma entirely and move forward in the knowledge that it has served a purpose. So park the car, walk beyond the rest stop and into undiscovered lands with Josh and Emily on this week's VGM JUKEBOX!

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Dice Mage 2 Map Stem Matt Creamer
Terranigma Overcoming Everything (Final Battle) Miyoko Takaoka, Masanori Hikichi
Skuljager Warehouse David Hayes, Rod Barr
No Man's Sky Heliosphere 65daysofstatic
Ninja Spirit Forest (Round 2) OH!G.I.
ESPN Final Round Golf 2002 Track 26 Unknown

...and listeners like YOU.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

KBOS


Thought you knew all your local radio stations? Think again! You've just stumbled into an encounter with KBOS, the channel that thrives off the power of the fiercest VGM. In this so-called "Boss Block," the mysteriously reverberating MC promises to lead you through tune groups of progressive intensity until you've survived each "forme." Are you the kind of hero who can withstand such an ordeal? Well, it's too late to back out now -- the moment of truth is upon you! BEGIN!

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Contra: Hard Corps Locked & Loaded Hiroshi Kobayashi, Akira Souji, Kenji Miyaoka, Michiru Yamane, Akira Yamaoka, Hirofumi Taniguchi
WCW World Championship Wrestling Final Match Kenji Yoshita
The Lost Vikings Space Craft Charles Deenan, Matt Furniss
Sonic 3D Blast The Final Fight Jun Senoue, Tatsuyuki Maeda, Masaru Setsumaru, Seiroh Okamoto
Kirby's Dream Land Mt. DeDeDe Jun Ishikawa
Alcahest Alcahest (First Form) Jun Ishikawa
Dangerous Seed Stage 3 Boss - Roller Snail Yoshinori Nagumo
Magical Chase Variations on a Ra Melody (Stage 6: Sanctuary) Hitoshi Sakimoto
Rocket Knight Adventures Stage Boss Masanori Oouchi, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Masanori Adachi, Aki Hata, Michiru Yamane
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters Krang's Stage 2 Miki Higashino
The Ninja Warriors Last Boss Hiroyuki Iwatsuki

...and adventurers like YOU.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Ep. 81: Fishing for Birds


Welcome Josh's new microphone in another assignment-driven episode, where Josh & Emily take submissions for the assignment regarding "layers of imagination." The hosts then ask and answer a bunch of weird questions like what if games were made by fish? Finally, we introduce our latest patron, The Baby Key who has sent us testimonials about her videogamic journeys. Get ready for a scenic view of our hosts brains (but don't fall into a coma!) on this installment of The VGM Jukebox.

P.S. We are replaying the Mixx Quiz, so get those pencils ready!

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Cave Story Moonsong Daisuke Amaya
Super Mario World Wandering the Plains (Donut Plains) Koji Kondo
Blackthorne Cut Scenes Glenn Stafford
Atlantis: The Lost Empire Song 3 Unknown
The Blue Marlin Marlin Fight Michiya Hirasawa
Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster's Hidden Treasure The Forest Shinji Tasaka, Hideto Inoue, Tsuyoshi Sekito









...and listeners like YOU.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Ep. 80: Churning Out Narratives


Something about the number eighty gets Josh and Emily in a reflective mood, so get comfy in your favorite chair and ponder on the path of totality, Ric Flair's career, and just how many narratives VGMJB has churned out. This week's patron recommendations help us all see the world through layers of imagination, and then the haunted jukebox closes the set with another randomized winner. And speaking of winners, YOU could be the lucky recipient of our extra copy of Sword & Sworcery! Just listen to the episode and challenge yourself with the Mixx Quizx. Rules and instructions are contained within, so listen -- and win!

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Dual Battle Yoshiaki Fujisawa
Fez Adventure Disasterpeace
Myst Online: URU Live Gallery Theme Robyn Miller
Street Fighter Alpha Dan's Theme Isao Abe, Syun Nishigaki, Setsuo Yamamoto, Yuko Takehara, Naoaki Iwami, Naoshi Mizuta
The Sims Neighborhood 2 Jerry Martin
Ashita no Joe Shohei Inagaki Wave Corp. Sound Team

...and listeners like YOU.

Extra credit: Watch Ric Flair get teary as he discusses the close of his career.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

KFWY 2: End of Summer Countdown


What's that on your dial? Oh, it's that weird station you only get when driving between Mute City and Emerald Hill Zone -- and it sounds like they're doing a countdown of the greatest golf hits of all time! Wait, just who is making these lists anyways? The host claims these are the most requested songs, so I guess there's no one to blame except the citizens of... wherever you are.

No spoilers here! You'll have to stay tuned for the list.

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This episode was made possible by:

Lee Travino's Fighting Golf Boxing Gloves
Mecarobot Golf Supply

...and listeners like YOU.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Ep. 79: Tons of Mud


Welcome back to the VGM Jukebox where planes take off on cobblestone runways, robots are plagued with memories of equations, and your hosts eat cereal EVERY day. As usual, we put down the jams that you recommend, providing a non-nasty environment to hear updates about Josh's leg rehabilitation and Emily's strength training. There is a running theme of trench warfare, but that's entirely coincidental, and as long as you watch your step getting into the bar, you'll be safe inside to enjoy some sweet jams and sweet times.

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Cobra TriangleGuard the People David Wise
Maniac Mansion Dave's Theme David Govett, David Hayes, George Sanger
Marvel Vs. Capcom III: Fate of Two Worlds Kattlelox IslandHideyuki Fukusawa
Alien 3 Well Done Jeroen Tel
Jazz Jackrabbit 2ColoniusAlexander Brandon
Sassou Shonuen Eiyuuden Coca Cola KidCredits K. Mixa

...and listeners like YOU.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Ep. 78: Weird in a Bad Way


Welcome back, dear patron, to the VGM Jukebox: a place where your hosts actively seek the life that your participation gives. Migraines and broken tibias are firmly in place for this episode, so it's fortunate that we received donations from a variety of systems, suitable for several VGM bloodtypes. The tracks and testimonials are so successful at giving life to your hosts that they get into the same goofy chatter you can expect as they answer questions like, why the Seventies make Emily queasy, what if Sega made your house, and why supermarkets play such sad music. Also, the bar band learns a new song! You're coming in, right? You can let the door swing shut, it's cool.

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Tower of Heaven Lunar Ascension  Flashy Goodness
Final Fantasy V Clash on the Big Bridge Nobu Uematsu
Sonic the Hedgehog Scrap Brain Zone Yuzo Koshiro
Treasure of the Rudas Crime of the Heart Ryuji Sasai
Metroid Fusion Vs. Serris Minako Hamano, Akira Fujiwara
Out of Bounds Golf Beach CourseMasaya Sound Team



...and listeners like YOU.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Ep. 77: Alt Zero One Five Three


This week's episode asks the very important question: What's YOUR video game music major? Enroll at our university and contemplate your academic specialties while Josh holds golf lectures and Emily feels inadequate. Also, Josh describes another leg-related Pokémon Go incident and fears a setback in his healing process; Emily does her best to restore his confidence and cheer him up. Does it work? Sit in and see!

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
The Immortal Battle (I Forbid You to Come Any Closer) Rob Hubbard, Michael Bartlow
Pulstar Back Alive (Stage 1) Harumi Fujita
Puzznic Music 1 Tim Follin
Gremlins 2: The New Batch The Office Naoki Kodaka, Nobuyuki Hara, Shinichi Seya
Kiwame Mahjong Deluxe: Mirai Senshi 21 BGM #04 Unknown
The Sims Online Select-a-Sim #1 Jerry Martin

...and listeners like YOU.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Ep. 76: Waiting For Things


Well patrons, this week we're meeting up in an old locale that's undergone some modern renovations. As we all adjust our perspective we'll reflect on the slower pace of the past and imagine a future in which we still have to wait around for things. Could a transcontinental network of Game Boy Link Cables have existed if technology had progressed differently? Will a social schism develop along individual preferences for instant or delayed gratification? And how do YOU feel about dollar store items that cost more than a dollar? Consider all this and more as you de Blob your walls with Josh, Emily, Haju... and of course, regulars like you.

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Cosmic Star Heroine Viridian Shades HyperDuck SoundWorks
Phantasy Star II Restoration Tokuhiko Uwabo
Faceball 2000 Cyberscape David Whittaker
Animorphs: Shattered Reality The Sea Chuck E. Meyers, Tommy Hopkins
Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion Field 1 Alberto José González
ESPN Final Round Golf 2002 Track 28 Unknown

...and listeners like YOU.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Ep. 75: Strawberry Anniversary


Well patrons, we did it. It's been two whole years since The VGM Jukebox podcast hit the airwaves, and it's time to get the whole family together to celebrate. Eat a truckload of candy, spin around for thirty seconds, and enjoy the 100x multiplier as the parade floats roll by. Since this is a super long episode, be sure to pace yourself halfway through by reflecting on the beautiful impermanence of the moment before diving back in for more tunes, tales, and the lengthy conclusion of Reading the Runes. Thank you to everyone for all your support, recommendations, conversations, observations, and felicitations. Congratulations!

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
King Colossus Silent Fog (Staff Roll) Kenichiro Isoda
Quartet Stage 1 Katsuhiro "Funky K.H" Hayashi
NiGHTS into Dreams Message from Nightopia Naofumi Hataya, Tomoko Sasaki, Fumie Kumatani
Majin Tensei 2 Special Thanks For... You Hidehito Aoki, Misaki Okibe
One Man and His Droid One Man and His Droid Rob Hubbard
G-LOC Air Battle Mission 3 TARNYA

...and listeners like YOU.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Ep. 74: Dedications


We asked you to open your hearts, and you delivered. Come join us on an emotional journey as we travel through six amazing tunes dedicated to some very special people out there. As your hosts read the dedication letters, reflect on the siblings, significant others, science class egg babies, and very special babysitters you've been grateful to have had in YOUR life. Get covered in virtual sap, wash it off with some hefty shampoo, and then wash it down with a jumbo ice cream sandwich. When all is said and done, you won't be able to wipe the grin off your face.

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Mii Channel Mii Channel Music Kazumi Totaka
Wiz n' Liz Title Theme Matt Furniss
Moto Roader Running From Home Goblin Sound
Super Mario Bros. Castle Koji Kondo
WarioWare Twisted! Wario De Mambo Kenichi Nishimaki, Masanobu Matsunaga, Yasuhisa Baba
Katamari Damacy Katamari☆Stars Hideki Tobeta

...and listeners like YOU.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Ep. 73: I Would Be Honored


This week's recommendations take us from the city lights of Tokyo to the wide open skies of Texas during a rare back-to-back block of vocal tracks. Along the way hear about that time Josh and Emily solved a puzzle by buttering a lock, witness the birth of Definitely Darryl's musical foil, and revisit your comfortable Californian memories of the Bubble Bauble Challenge via Video Game Nostagia Patch #5. So, won't you join us at the bar? We would be honored.

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Mega Man Zero 3 For Endless Fight III Ippo Yamada, Masaki Suzuki, Tsutomu Kurihara, Luna Umegaki
Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus Redemption GACKT
The Flame in the Flood The Flame in the Flood Chuck Ragan
Double Dragon II Trainstation 1 Kazuo Sawa
Kamiko Ending Theme Misoka (Pansound)

...and listeners like YOU.

Extra Credit: The Flame in the Flood Trailer

Friday, June 30, 2017

Ep. 72: Classy Party Building


You may have heard that Josh broke his leg last Friday -- but as it turns out, a few separated bones weren't enough to keep him from recording an episode. Join Emily and the other patrons at his bedside a mere three days later to get caught up on the whole story, including the choice language, angels, and mobile games therein. Emily is clearly ecstatic to have her co-host safe and sound in her classy overworld party this week, and we know you will be, too.

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Iji 3 Cans Later Chris Geehan, Dan Bryne McCullough, Tom Mauritzon, Captain Goodnight, LifeForce
Etrian Odyssey III The First Campaign Yuzo Koshiro
Dance Dance Revolution 1st Mix Brilliant 2U NAOKI (Naoki Maeda)
Canabalt RUN! (Theme 1) Danny Baranowsky
Super Ninja Boy Peace Boom Akinori Sawa

...and listeners like YOU.