Saturday, March 10, 2012

Freestailo #25 - 2/29/12 - Video Game Special!

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Itsa me! Freestailooooooo!

How I imagined my listeners during this show
This was a very special show for me, and something I've been thinking about doing for awhile. I've had moments in my show when I play video game music, such as the Super Mario RPG segment, and the Pokemon segment, but I've been telling myself that a show entirely made of video game music would be the best show ever. And I was right.

How I imagined myself during this show
The best thing by far about this show was that I've never gotten so many calls/messages into the station during one set in my life. I can't tell you how excited I was. Reverend Andrew was e-mailing me and IMing me with videos like this that I unfortunately didn't get to play, I got numerous requests besides those, including The Minibosses, Counter Cosby, Final Fantasy VIII, and Ken Griffey Jr. Baseball. This is what I live for, so thanks for fueling my fire. The highlight of this is when I got a call from a gamer who was SO EXCITED that I knew what the Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon game was, and that I played a song from it.

I would also love to hear your thoughts about games that I should have played from but didn't. The ones that immediately came to mind were: World of Warcraft, Donkey Kong, (more) Star Fox, and Sonic the Hedgehog. I realized after scouring the station for video game soundtracks, that we have only TWO: Super Mario 64, and Final Fantasy X. That's kind of tragic guys. I want to fix that so that all you can have the possibility of quality video game music over the airwaves at all times. And by the way listeners: what WOULD you want to have in the station? Shoot me some suggestions and I will do my best to get them in the station.

How I actually was during this show
Something I also wanted to mention is how good it felt to talk on the radio again. Perhaps I've been getting lazy or insecure about talking on the radio lately, but with this I had no problems. I still need to work on the flow of speech, but that's something that will come with more practice, methinks. Another question for you though: what kind of things would you want me to talk about? Would you want me to tell you stories? More video game nostalgia? Poetry?

A little thing I want to say to Nintendo: Thank you for existing. Without you, I would have had a much shittier childhood, and I definitely wouldn't be the person I am today.

Now. On to this epic playlist Why not curl up with your old brick Gameboy and take a listen?

EDIT: Also, I got a message from a friend giving me a correction to a comment I made on "Luigi's Mansion." It was NOT the first game Luigi starred in, because that honor goes to "Mario Is Missing" for the SNES, which I played as a kid and completely forgot about, so shame on me. 
[Artist: Song - Album/Game]
  1. Nintendo: Nintendo ID - Animal Crossing GC
  2. Koji Kondo: Title Theme - Super Mario 64
  3. Yuka Tsujiyoko: A Party at Peach's Castle - Paper Mario
  4. Yuka Tsujiyoko: Dry Dry Desert Trek - Paper Mario
  5. Garry Schyman: Get Out Of My Head - Bioshock Ultimate OST
  6. Sp0ntanius: Song of Healing on Wine Glasses - Majora's Mask
  7. Yu Miyake: Sasasan Katamari - Katamari Damacy Soundtrack
  8. FreddeGedde: Wind Waker Unplugged - YouTube
  9. Kenta Nagata, Hajime Wakai, Toru Minegishi, Koji Kondo: Wind Waker
    1. Inside the Pirate Ship
    2. Reunion With Sister
    3. Windfall Island
  10. Koji Kondo: Gerudo Valley - The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Special Orchestra CD
  11. Koji Kondo: Opening - Majora's Mask
  12. Koji Kondo: Clock Tower - Majora's Mask
  13. Link's Awakening Commercial - YouTube
  14. Shinobu Tanaka: Luigi's Mansion
    1. Gameboy Horror Theme
    2. Mansion (Exterior)
    3. Mansion (Luigi Humming Medium Health)
    4. Talking With Ghosts
    5. Observatory
  15. PoopPoopFart: Legend of Zelda (Overworld) - YouTube
  16. LimblessAvenger: Zelda Overworld (vocal) - Newgrounds
  17. Ikuko Noguchi: GAIA [Main Theme (F.F.I)] - Final Fantasy Vocal Collections 2
  18. Nobuo Uematsu: Battle Theme (Don't Be Afraid) - Final Fantasy VIII
  19. jmerk800: Zelda Hardcore - Newgrounds
  20. The Minibosses: Castlevania - YouTube
  21. seargenthippo: Dire Dire Pokemon - Newgrounds
  22. Shigeru Araki, Yusuke Kato, Saiko Miki, Yasumasa Kitagawa: Intro - Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
  23. Various: Star Fox 64/Corneria - Nintendo 64 OSTs
  24. Shigeru Araki, Yusuke Kato, Saiko Miki, Yasumasa Kitagawa: Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
    1. Summon Impact
    2. Gorgeous My Stage
  25. Nobuo Uematsu: Zanarkand - Final Fantasy X
  26. Koji Kondo: Zora's Domain - Ocarina of Time
  27. SNES: World Series Game 1 - Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball OST
  28. Junichi Masuda, Go Ichinose: Pokemon Silver
    1. Intro
    2. Surf
  29. Junichi Masuda: Pokemon Mansion - Pokemon Red
  30. Grant Kirkhope: Banjo Kazooie Intro - Banjo-Kazooie
  31. Sugimori Masakazu: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
    1. Phoenix Wright ~ Objection! 2001
    2. Damon Gant ~ Swimming, anyone?
  32. Junichi Masuda: Jigglypuff's Song - Pokemon Red
  33. Yu Miyake: WANDA WANDA - Katamari Damacy Soundtrack
  34. Anthony70099: Lady Gaga (Judas) - Mario Paint Composer
  35. Mario Galaxy Orchestra: Honeybee Kingdom - Super Mario Galaxy
  36. Various Artists: Star Fox Victory Theme - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  37. Yoko Shimomura, Koji Kondo, Nobuo Uematsu: Super Pipe House - Super Mario RPG
  38. Ashly and Anthony Burch: Cookies! - Hey Ash Whatcha' Playing?
  39. JFrosty: My Mario Record Is Melting - Newgrounds
  40. Junichi Masuda: Palette Town Theme - Pokemon Red
  41. Nobuo Uematsu: Prelude / / Risa Ohki - Final Fantasy Vocal Collections vol. 1
  42. Kazumi Totaka: Animal Crossing GC
    1. What Do You Think, Yes!
    2. Sorry, That Just Isn't My Bag
    3. Traveling Train Trip
  43. Various Artists: Hidden Village [Twilight Princess] - Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  44. Nintendo: Twilight Princess Symphonic Movement - The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Special Orchestra CD
  1. So many requests!: I can say with no exaggeration that I got more calls for comments and requests during this show than any other show I've done. It really motivated me to keep going, and gave me inspiration to pick from new games. 
  2. Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon: This is one of my absolutely favorite games in the world, and after I played the intro theme to it, I got a call from a guy who was so excited that someone else had even PLAYED this game. 
  3. Mix of games: Although I definitely could have branched out to other games, I feel very satisfied with the variety of games that I used. 
Poison Mushrooms:
  1. DJ not showing up: This wouldn't have affected too much of my set, but truthfully, I was done DJing after I played the last Animal Crossing track. The others were to fill time, although I still enjoyed playing them for you. 
  2. Transitions in general: As I was trying to adjust to the reality of only being able to use CDs, my laptop, and the studio computer, I realized I had dramatically gone from 9 modes of play, to 3. This meant that I had to balance what I played from medium to medium, which is harder than it sounds. At first I set my iTunes to fade into the next song automatically, but I realized with the Katamari Damacy track that was a very bad idea. Although I eventually got more used to how to transition between only 3 mediums (and largely 2), there were still a few wonky moments. I think most of what I had to learn was that I needed a bit quicker hand, and precise timing. 
  3. HAWP: Although I love the Burchs, I should have picked a less visual, and more aural video, because, although I was thoroughly entertained by the thought of Ashly Burch eating puppies and peptobismal, you couldn't see any of it. This is why sometimes I wish radio had video...but not television. That's a topic for another day. 
  4. Less ummmmms: Although I'm happy with the amount of talking I did throughout the show, upon listening I was a little annoyed with the amount of "um"s and "uh"s I heard, so I'm sure you were annoyed as well. I will work on that and try to speak in complete sentences. 
Give me comments! I want your feedback! And if you want to know where I got any of the music you heard today, just drop me a line and I'll point you in the right direction.

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