This game sucks. I didn’t want to play it and I never want to play it again. DO YOU HEAR ME, WILL!?
Another week brings another dozen trivia questions for you to ponder. This week, Tony and I test your knowledge of Steam, Sonic’s cavalcade of friends and some more Brawl music. Then we put, friend of the site, Steve Conger in The Hot Seat and grill him about Final Fantasy. What could be better than reading about this episode? Actually listening to it.
The Question Block – 56
Round 1 – Brawl Music Part 3
Round 2 – A Friend Indeed
Round 3 – Steam
Round 4 – Final Fantasy On PlayStation (Steve Conger)
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If you wish to hear the voice of God in the NES, then you need to play Joshua & The Battle For Jericho. Little know fact, Joshua is the ancestor of Bomberman and was the one who defeated Master Control. Don’t believe me? Watch and see.
I listen to a lot of Japanese music. A LOT. I try to spread to word about bands I like so this week I am going to introduce y’all to my favorite band, The Pillows (sometime it’s written without capital letters). The Pillows is a band of three permanent members (lead guitar, rhythm guitar and drums) and a rotating chair for bass guitar. The founding bassist left the band early on and was never officially replaced. It may seem weird but Japanese music is kind of quirky.
I originally learned about The Pillows as their music is used as the soundtrack for my favorite anime FLCL (pronounced Fooly Cooly). I could write a whole big thing here but instead I will let their music do the talking. Here is a link to their YouTube channel. Allow me to make a few suggestions on where to start. Read more…
We love to showcase video game music on this site. You may remember us talking about The OneUps a few weeks back during OVGE 2011. After hearing them two years in a row at OVGE, we knew we had to interview them for all of our wonderful readers. We were able to corner the band in a dark alley and force them to answer some questions. Luckily they were kind enough not to press charges. What follows is an email interview with the band detailing how they got started playing music and what made them decide to cover video game soundtracks.
What instrument do you play and how did you get started playing it?
Mustin: (bass guitar, keyboard) One day in High School the band director put a piece in front of the band and said that it needed a full rhythm section. We were in need of a bass guitar, so I volunteered. I taught myself to play the piano when I was 15.
Jared: (drums) I learned percussion in Jr. High School and started learning to play the trap set soon after for several bands.
Tim: (guitar) When I was younger I would play my brother’s guitar a lot of the time and taught myself the basics until I was 18.
William: (guitar) My father and brothers played guitar when I was growing up. They influenced me so much that I taught myself to play when I was 12. Read more…