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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.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

KFWY


On Episode 59, Emily and Josh imagined a world where we had VGM radio stations based on different themes. This week, they make that dream come true with KFWY, the Fairway, a station with ultra chill golf tunes and a DJ who reads blog spam as if it were fan mail. So turn that dial over to KFWY, and make sure you're caller number 80.

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Waialae no Kiseki BGM 1 Yumi Kinoshita
Pebble Beach Golf Links Hole Overview Yumi Kinoshita
Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf Menu Jun Funahashi
Hal's Hole in One Golf Dance Alone Jun Ishikawa
Super Naxat Open: Golf de Shoubu da! Dorabocchan Course Select Hisashi Matsushita
Waialae no Kiseki Title Screen Yumi Kinoshita

...and listeners like YOU.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Ep. 71: Sugar and Wheat


Josh and Emily forgot to mention that this week would be a special episode, so... surprise! Welcome to Josh's VGM (Video Game Media) Room, a place where he likes to enjoy pop culture gaming items that aren't the games themselves. Jump on this nostalgia train and take a tour of commercials, foods, and television themes starring some of your favorite electronic franchises. There might not be a lot of furniture in front of the flat screen yet, but grab a carpet square, pour yourself some garbage cereal, and settle in for this experimental VGMJB adventure.

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This episode was made possible by:
Product Media Composer(s)
Nintendo Cereal System TV Commercial Koji Kondo, Unknown
Sonic the Hedgehog (SatAM) "Fastest Thing Alive" TV Theme Noisy Neighbors
TurboGrafx-16 TV Commercial Unknown
Sega Genesis "Genesis Does" TV Commercial Unknown
Kirby: Right Back At Ya! "Kirby Kirby Kirby!" TV Theme Ralph Schuckett, Manny Corallo, Wayne Sharpe, John VanTongeren, Louis Cortelezzi, Rusty Andrews, Peter Scaturro, Norman J. Grossfeld, Anne Pope, Liz Magro, John Sands, John Siegler, Jonathan Lattif
Mortal Kombat "Mortal Kombat" Theme The Immortals
Super Mario Brothers Super Show "Do the Mario" TV Credits Theme Koji Kondo, Haim Saban, Shuki Levy
Fatal Fury: The Motion Picture Yoake no Legend Kazukiyo Nishikiori
Nickelodeon Arcade TV Theme Dan Vitco, Mark Schultz

...and listeners like YOU.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Ep. 70: Who Says Booyah?


Dreams really do come true, especially if you've stolen some potion from Emily's inventory. Join her and Josh as they witness imagined game soundtracks come to life with the help of Ed from Pixeltunes Radio. Topics of conversation include Definitely Darryl's family, the nature of bass, the potential attitudes of Boos, the incongruity of medieval video games, and what makes something sticky. Then, hold on to your hats for a brand new segment, "Reading the Runes" wherein Emily recounts her adventures in Ultima IV. Finally, get ready to be dazzled by Mixxmaster's VGM beatboxing! Need I mention that these jams are jams? What are you waiting for? Slip into the bar for another shot of The VGM JUKEBOX!

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Sega Rally Reckless Running Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Naofumi Hataya, Takayuki Hijikata (arr.) 
HuZERO Big BlueNaoto Ishida, Arkan & Aetherbyte (arr.)
Luigi's Mansion Training Mode Kazumi Totaka, Shinobu Tanaka
Super Brothers: Sword and Sorcery Dark FluteJim Guthrie
Wario Land 3 A Peaceful Village Kozue Ishikawa
Kurohige no Golf Shiyouyou BGM 03 Unknown

...and listeners like YOU.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Ep. 69: Just a Rune


A few weeks ago, Josh and Emily visited Ed and Mike of PixelTunes Radio to listen to some patron picks at PTR's place -- and they came home with a doggy bag of extra tracks! Join them on a quest to listen to those final three listener recommendations, and along the way ponder the mysteries of Stonehenge, the henchman probability in Gotham City, and that good good like whoa, bruh. When does childhood end? Does medieval fiction naturally beget tons of lore? And why was your character eating that sandwich, anyway? Look at the runes and do your best to meditate upon these questions... despite the sound effects in the background.

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Baldur's Gate Main Theme Michael Hoenig
Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals The Savior of Those on Earth Yasunori Shiono
Batman Returns Act 1 Platform Stage Dilapidated Building Spencer Nilsen
Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken Together, We Ride Yuka Tsujiyoko, Saki Haruyama
Secret of Mana The Second Truth
From the Left
Hiroki Kikuta
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar Shrines Kenneth W. Arnold

...and listeners like YOU.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Ep. 68: The Capture Moment


Capture the moment with Josh, Emily, Haju, and your fellow patrons this week as we explore demo discs, choice limitations, and the unique impact of audiovisuals. Listen in as Josh creates the frameworks for a video game and anime, Emily speaks in code to one particular patron, and both hosts describe one of the most beautiful gifts they've ever seen. On your way out, don't forget to drop in on our new Patrons of the VGM Jukebox Facebook group and the also-new VGM Podcast Fans group!

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Interactive CD Sampler
Pack Vol. 3
Menu Unknown
Darius Twin Rilair Norihiro Furukawa, Pochi
Breath of Fire 3 Casually (Overworld Theme 1) Akari Kaida, Yoshino Aoki
Brain Lord Natural Cavern Masanao Akahori
Einhänder Street Kenichiro Fukui
Sorcerian Village of Eternal Spring - Cave & Dungeon Hiroshi Kubota, Tokuhiko Uwabo, Yuzo Koshiro, Mieko Ishikawa

...and listeners like YOU.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Ep. 67: Five of Me


Ever wish there were five of you? Josh and Emily do, and they're already locking in what each clone's specialization would be. Jump in, ponder along, and also consider the effect of memories on musical enjoyment, the dual destinies of Josh and Jake Kaufman, Aretha Franklin's vocals, and tiny 8-bit worlds that go on forever. There's also a bit of a shakeup in Josh and Emily's usual overworld adventures. How permanent is it, and what will it mean for our intrepid heroes? Only time -- and perfectly roasted marshmallows -- will tell.

Also, don't forget to stop in on our new Facebook group!

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Willow Battle Theme Harumi Fujita
Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment Hidden by Night (Lich Yard) Jake Kaufman
Mario Kart 8 Wild Woods Atsuko Asahi, Shiho Fujii, Ryo Nagamatsu, Yasuaki Iwata
Rejoice: Aretha Ōkoku no Kanata Save Our Love Chackey
Bomberman Quest Beach Zone Keiji Ueno, Goro Takahashi, Jun Chikuma
Kurohige no Golf Shiyouyo BGM #01 Unknown

...and listeners like YOU.

EXTRA CREDIT:

Weebl & Bob's guide to Final Fantasy
Our new Facebook group

Friday, May 12, 2017

Ep. 66: The Commotion I Caused


This week is all about commotions as our patrons send us actual physical mail, describe their first VGM ruckuses, and have their testimonials spontaneously transformed into film noir dialog. As a bonus, learn the best way to conjure Emily's spirit after death, and hear about Josh's continued Pokémon Go adventures in life. So hop on an airship, blast this podcast, and create a solo moshpit so crazy it gets your whole family's attention.

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Chrono Trigger Gato's Theme Yasunori Mitsuda
Gyruss Gyruss Medley Masahiro Inoue
Iridion 3D Dogfight Above The Pacific Ocean (Stage 2) Manfred Linzner
Skies of Arcadia Dungeon Cave Yutaka Minobe Tatsuyuki Maeda
Little Nightmares The Death Waltz Tobias Lilja
Neo Contra Helicarrier Sota Fujimori
Splatoon Splattack! (Jam Session) Toru Minegishi, Shiho Fujii

...and listeners like YOU.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Mukbang Mix


A little over a month ago Josh and Emily fulfilled their Patreon promise of streaming their suppers together on Twitch -- and, of course, they listened to some excellent VGM along the way. Although the audio situation in the livestream itself was a bit garbled, now you can relive the magical dinnertime experience (or create your very own) with this special release of their Mukbang Mix! This mixtape is exactly what they were listening to as Josh powered through his Del Taco buffet and Emily showcased her childhood gaming memorabilia. Enjoy digesting these tasty food-related jams in their pure form!

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Traverse: Starlight and Prairie Theme of the Cooking Festival Daisuke Tamura
BurgerTime Intro & Stage Theme Unknown
Panic Restaurant Salad Hirohiko Takayama, Kenji Eno
Power Piggs of the Dark Age Dark Age Donut Marc Baril
Yoshi's Safari Hot Chocolate Cave Yoshiki Nishimura, Miyuki Uemura, Yasushi Tokunaga
Battle Mania Daiginjou Curry and Rice Hiroto Kanno
Yoshi's Cookie Music Type B Akira Satou, Nobuya Ikuta, Noriko Nishizaka, Tsutomu
Yume Penguin Monogatari Stage 1 Katsuhiko Suzuki, Atsushi Fujio
Scooby-Doo Mystery Snack Time! Martin Gwynn Jones, Martin Simpson
Kirby Super Star Run, Kirby, Run! Jun Ishikawa, Dan Miyakawa
Zool: Ninja of the Nth Dimension World 3 (Fruits and Vegetables) Patrick Phelan
Panorama Cotton Last Battle, Midboss, Cookie Kenichi Hirata
Toy Story Level 9: Food and Drink Patrick J. Collins, Andy Blythe, Marten Joustra, Allister Brimble, Philip Morris
Earthworm Jim 2 The Flyin' King (Level Ate) Tommy Tallarico
Super Mario Kart Donut Plains Soyo Oka
Treasure Hunter G A Drink to Victory Hitoshi Sakimoto
Motoko-chan no Wonder Kitchen Cooking Unknown
Metal Slader Glory: Director's Cut Restaurant Kyouda Seiichi, Ebashi Yasuyuki

...and listeners like YOU.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Ep. 65: The Terrain


Josh is busy building a life-size battle mech, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have time to chill with Emily and listen to some fantastic listener suggestions. Join them as they ponder a world where VGM can be found across the radio dial. Then, stick around to watch Josh vault Emily into a state of uncomfortable teenage emotions as they try to answer the age-old question, what makes the salaryman sing? All this, plus seasonal jams on this week's installment of The VGM Jukebox!

P.S. This week features information about our upcoming crossover with PixelTunes Radio, including information on how you can participate. Get ready!

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This episode was made possible by:
Game Track Title Composer(s)
Street Fighter 2010:
The Final Fight
Planet 1, Area 1 Junko Tamiya
Private Eye Dol BGM #9 Takeo Kurashina
Splatoon Splattack! Toru Minegishi, Shiho Fujii
Trip World Stage 1 Tsutomu Ishida, Masayuki Iwata, Atsushi Mihiro
SimCity City Soyo Oka
Tsuppari Oozumou:
Rissin Syusse-hen
Big Sumo Blues Keiji Yamagishi, Kaori Nakabai

...and listeners like YOU.