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|This episode was made possible by:|
|Chrono Trigger||To Far Away Times||Yasunori Mitsuda, Nobuo Uematsu|
|Castle of Dr. Brain||Intro||Mark Seibert, Ken Allen|
|Out of This World||Intro||Jean-François Freitas, Charles Deenen (arr.)|
|Castlevania: Rondo of Blood||Bloodlines||Akira Souji, Keizo Nakamura, Tomoko Sano, Mikio Saito|
|Secret of Mana||The Second Truth From the Left||Hiroki Kikuta|
|Jack Nicklaus Golf||Main Menu||Unknown|
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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, "Blood Relations"
Castlevania 64, "Divine Bloodlines"
That Out Of This World track was actually composed by Jean-François Freitas. Charles Deenen only did the SNES arrangement.ReplyDelete
Keyglyph let me know that Daniel had requested the lyrics to my karaoke on the Facebook page. Since I don't have a Facebook account, I am posting them here:ReplyDelete
Stretch and yawn, I wake up Friday morning
Check my phone, I see new episodes waiting for me
This is the greatest part of my whole week when I put my headphones on
and turn on the VGM Jukebox
Keygerlyph! Johsh! Hajuu!
I'm turning it up, I'm listening to my favorite show, VGMJB and
There's Keyglyph and Josh there to have a good time with you
And we're living it up, and listening to our favorite tunes from the greatest games
while we share personal testimonials, oh yeah
There's Nathan Daniels and Chi Guy too,
and The Messenger, Electric Boogaloo.
and Magic Baloney, and Bogus Meat Factory, Alien Jesus, and Spritz, Zach!
Justapunk, Nick, The Diad, and of course Pixeltunes Ed,
You all mean so much
You all mean so much to me, and you always will, oh yeah
I also added the MP3 to my SoundCloud:
Thanks for the mention there JT!Delete
what an honor--a most excellent vgm karaoke!Delete
Of course! I just feel bad that I didn't get more names in there. I especially wish that some of the people who inspired me with their vgm karaokes to try a karaoke of my own (people like Animite, Wicked Sepharoth, Mixxmaster to name a few). When I wrote the lyrics, I made this big list of names, and then fit people in where the syllables and accents made the most sense given the melody, but was really sad so many names were left out. I really do love all patrons! We have such a great mini-community.ReplyDelete
I'm sure the other patrons will appreciate it nonetheless!Delete
A possible solution for a way to display the VGM karaoke might be to disclose a login and password to the patrons who sent them in--and have them upload the tracks themselves to a soundcloud or bandcamp.comReplyDelete
i like this game.ReplyDelete
This was a great episode. I find I often have that thought these days, but let’s just say I think I sense a particularly long comment coming on.ReplyDelete
Clock ticks in VGM always induce a little shiver of delight in me.
Castle of Doctor Brain is certainly a source of ~nostalgia.~ I believe it had a copy-protection puzzle near the beginning -- that is, a puzzle you need to refer to the manual to solve.
But anyway... I think the Baby Spritz was more creative than I even if he lacked any other cognitive advantages. And I have heard, though I cannot say if it is true, that children are much better than adults at solving this riddle:
The poor have it, the rich need it, if you eat it you’ll die. It is greater than God and more evil than the devil. What is it?
I enjoyed the buildup at the end of Out of This World’s Intro; and I was very pleased to learn that the SNES had to turn it’s will inward and power up to be able to produce it. “Dynamically alter our memory” is a powerful clause.
Rondo: n. a musical form with a recurring leading theme.
There have been quite a few rearrangings of VGM tracks recently: Royal Crypt from Minish Cap, Super Mario Land 2 in the way it played with it’s leading theme, Pac-In-Time -- I’m still excited about that soundtrack’s foundation in a 37-year-old (14 year-old) jingle -- and, of course, Bloodlines, Richter Belmont’s theme.
Marshe, I like how selective you were with your suggestions: there have been other uses, ports, and callbacks to that theme, but only the ones you chose were re-imaginings of it -- they tell a story in and of themselves. I think that Castlevania is fertile ground for interesting ReGM. And that we may be kindred spirits.
Joey’s testimony over Secret of Mana was genuinely moving. Thank you for sharing it.
Jack Nicklaus Golf. I kind of get what Josh was saying about the track not being impressive, but it is growing on me. It could be that the rest of the episode is infusing into that track, but I am finding a lot of emotion in it. Or perhaps I should say a lot of emotions: there is a mixture and a progression of emotions packed into its short duration.
And JT. I am not sure I can even express how awesome it is to listen to listen to that karaoke, so I am going to make a right turn and compliment your choice of track: U.N. Squadron has an exceptional score with pieces that just cry out to be sung. Particularly lyric-full in my opinion are the leading theme from stage one and, of course, Staff Roll.
“You all mean so much
You all mean so much to me, and you always will, oh yeah”
I also did the extra credit homework for Castlevania themes, and agree with Spritz that it was an interesting reimagining of the theme in the two other games mentioned. Speaking of shifting Castlevania themes, I was just listening to the OST for a famicom game called Cosmic Wars, and the first track on the nsf is a pretty dramatic reimagining of a classic Castlevania track. The whole ost is worth listening to. It was done in the later years, when Konami had a lot of famicom tricks up their sleeve, so the sound design is superb.Delete
And Spritz, I looooooove the UN Squadron soundtrack! My favorites are The Minks and Enemy Airforce. The Staff Roll, however, really called to me to sing along. The game is also great. It is my favorite shmup on the SNES, and possibly of all time. It gets really hard though. I've only heard that Staff Roll in-game a handful of times.
That karaoke track made me emotional. Very well done, JT.ReplyDelete
Thanks. I'm giving a big bear hug to all the patrons. Get in here Calvin! Come on, don't be shy. Squueeeeeezze!Delete
Oooo thank you Emily & Josh 🙏ReplyDelete
I didn’t notice this song was previously played until after my second submission.
I haven’t requested any songs in a while but I will be back soon ~
Yes I think I must learn to except other peoples truth and learn not to convince them that my truth is THE truth
Thanks for sharing this blog its very informative and useful for us.ReplyDelete
Regarding older people having trouble with new controls, the conversation reminds me of when I first experienced Super Mario 64. I bought the N64 and Mario 64 when it came out, and played it to total completion.ReplyDelete
A few years later, I visited some young nephews and nieces who had Mario 64. I got them to put it in, so I could impress them with my superior skills. Not only were not impressed, these 6-year-olds played the game at least as well as I did, but they manipulated those controllers with utter confidence and ease.
Also, I didn’t comment on JT’s Karaoke initially because I secretly took great pleasure in the fact that JT put my name in there first, and the fact that I took such great pleasure in such a thing made me pretty uncomfortable. Now that I’ve had some space, I gotta say.....great job, JT. That was a banging VGMK, and you really sang your guts out.