Apr 302013

While I certainly managed to give you a fairly solid taste of what I consider to be the very best music the Final Fantasy series has to offer in my first episode of Tuesday Tunes, I didn’t even scrape the overall surface. And so, after exploring a wide variety of genres, eras, and composers, I thought I’d take this week to bring us back to the fine work of Nobuo Uematsu.

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Tuesday Tunes Episode 7: The Best of Final Fantasy Part 2

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Feb 052013

Hello, anyone and everyone. I am your humble host, Travis, and this is the very first episode of an audio series on the history, examination, and celebration of video game music both celebrated and underrated.

Every other week, I will upload a new segment on a different game, series, genre, or specific compilation, and you’re encouraged to seek out and support the artists and composers covered (purchase links provided at bottom).

For today’s episode, I considered a number of well-deserving options but ultimately decided on Final Fantasy as the introductory focus. For self-evident reasons, the music of the Final Fantasy series has been active in my life long before the games themselves, and ultimately any games I did end up playing I chose to hear specific tracks in their original contexts. Of course in the interest of keeping the episode succinct, I’ve neglected some beautiful, thrilling music, and so expect that someday I may return to Final Fantasy for a second go.
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Aug 232011

This past weekend Jack, pluffei, and I caught a mouse in my apartment.  Props to Jack for stunning the mouse.  How did he do it?  Well long story short, the mouse,which was about 2.5 inches long, ran behind some of Jack’s text books.  Jack gave a powerful kung-fu kick to the books stunning the mouse and possibly breaking some of its bones.  From there it was pretty easy to pick it up, put in a bag, and then take it outside.  This whole ordeal gave me the idea of a “Great Mouse Tournament,” which would pit some of the most well known mice against one another.  It’s absolutely silly, but nonetheless, I still want to do it.  Alright let’s take a look at our 16 contestants and the bracket.

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