Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

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APPraisal: Guitar Hero

July 26, 2010

Appy Shreddin’ Monday!  I’m not sure what it is that draws me to music genre games.  I can’t tell you much about songs or artists for the last decade or two, and I have the manual dexterity of a rhino (animal and/or record exec).  But I keep playing them anyway.  Since APPraisal has already tackled Rock Band, it’s only fitting to give Guitar Hero a spin.

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Doctor Who Theme on Guitar

May 26, 2010

The original 1963 Doctor Who theme by Delia Derbyshire, recreated by Bill Ruppert using just a guitar and some Electro-Harmonix pedals.  Pretty cool.

Need a little reference?  Here’s a video of the opening sequence:

and the full classic theme (audio only):

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Wii Game Soundtrack Sadness

May 25, 2010

Long time readers will no doubt be familiar with my love of video game music soundtracks, especially of the free variety.  Joystiq posted a story today about the cancellation of Wii horror game Sadness.  It was in development hell for years, rumored even to be vaporware, and finally canceled.  This was confirmed last month by the game’s musical composer, Arkadiusz Reikowskiego, who released the music tracks on his blog for download.  So to alleviate your sadness at the cancellation of the game, enjoy the work-in-progress Sadness soundtrack for free!

via Joystiq via Original Sound Version via Gra muzyka

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APPraisal: SIRIUS XM Premium Online

April 5, 2010

I only do APPraisals on apps I personally found interesting or useful enough to try.  I don’t always end up liking every app, but I don’t buy or download something just to review it.  I was hesitant to discuss the SIRIUS XM Premium Online app, though, because it requires a subscription on top of the app which can be a bit pricey.  But given how much I use the app (a spoiler to what I think of it below), I figured a discussion of it and the ways I use it might be appropriate.  Someone else out there might get some tips or have some for me as well.

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The Arcade Ambiance Project

March 27, 2010

I saw an article the other day on Kotaku about the Arcade Ambiance Project.  I finally got a chance to check it out, and wow, what a fun idea.  Andy Hofle decided that the room containing his MAME cabinet lacked a little of that crowded arcade sound you may recall (if you’re old enough!) from days gone by, and set about to recreate it.  The result are 4 long .mp3 files, with sounds you might have heard in an arcade in 1981, 1983, 1986 and 1992.

It’s been around for 5-6 years now, but somehow escaped my attention.  If it’s escaped yours as well, go check it out and download the free tracks for yourself.

Now, if I only had a MAME cabinet.

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Akihabara Majokko Princess: Kirsten Dunst is Turning Japanese

February 25, 2010

I'm at a loss for words.

Slightly NSFW (not safe for work) w/ flashes of nude anime characters on advertisements.

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Bookmarked: RainyMood.com

January 28, 2010

I frequently run across websites that I’d like to share.  Some of them I’ve already got in my Blogrolls to the right, and others I just bookmark and revisit.  I thought I’d add an infrequent addition to my regular posts called Bookmarked where I’d share a site I recently bookmarked that was interesting, entertaining or useful.

My first entry would be RainyMood.com, a website who’s sole purpose is to play 15 minutes of gentle rain sounds, looped.  Great for relaxation or background white noise.  This totally falls into the “why didn’t I think of that” category for me.

Thanks to Download Squad for the heads-up on this one.

What else have I Bookmarked?  Click and find out.

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