Thursday, October 23, 2008


Our fourth show, "Video Games," just wrapped up and we're all feeling a little beaten, sob, sob. In case you missed it, here's what we played:
  1. actual Super Mario Bros. gameplay sounds
  2. "The Pirate Ship" from Donkey Kong Country 2
  3. "Pollyanna (I Believe in You)" from Earthbound
  4. the opening theme from Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
  5. "Invincible Song" from Sonic Adventure
  6. "Katamari on the Rocks (Main Theme)" from Katamari Damacy
  7. "I Need You" by Relient K ("What Did Erica Wake Up with in Her Head this Morning?" segment)
  8. "DAN DON FUGA" from We Love Katamari
  9. "Let's Go Away!" from Daytona
  10. "Pleasure of Tension" from Snatcher
  11. "Snake Eater" from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
  12. "The Best is Yet to Come" from Metal Gear Solid
  13. "The Concept of Love" from Jet Set Radio Future
  14. "Your Rain" from Silent Hill 4
  15. the theme from Ghostbusters (secret unlocked song)
  16. "Helix Nebula" by Anamanaguchi
  17. "Birdo" by HORSE the Band
  18. "Dota" by Basshunter
  19. "He Poos Clouds" by Final Fantasy
  20. "No Sex for Ben" by the Rapture
  21. "Victory Theme" from the Final Fantasy series
  22. "Zelda's Lullaby" from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
(If you'd like a copy of the music, feel free to contact Matt)

This morning's show also probably broke the record for the most covers of the Super Mario Bros. theme played in succession over the radio, with eight different versions played on the following instruments:
Of course, if you're craving even more Mario, there's always the theremin or Tesla coil.

Now, video game-related goodies:
Metal Gear Solid IV, with thumbs:

If you're too hip and esoteric for all this, check out the video for Grizzly Bear's Deep Sea Diver, which is inspired by the futile and arbitrary nature of life and death in old arcade games.

Thanks for listening and reading and don't be afraid to leave a comment and give us some feedback on the most recent shows or any of the past shows, and make sure to check under the tag "Video Games" in the future for more stories of pixelated nostalgia.

Most important, we'd like to thank Caitlin Malcuit for her phenomenal work as a guest host. You're better at this than we are and you're welcome back any time.

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