Tacos + Burritos = Love… and Guilt

Today, my brother bought a crapload of food from Boca Chica, the local taco house. Anyone from the neighborhood knows that this is the greatest place of all time for tacos and other quick-hit Mexican foods.

Prepare to be devoured.

It was so delicious. Being poor, it sure beats the diet of instant ramen and/or eggs and potatoes.

But goddamn, do I feel guilty. At least, that’s what this pressure in my gut probably symbolizes. Now I have to eat like a rabbit for the rest of the day. And probably tomorrow, too.

Ugh.

Classical-Vania

Anybody who knows me well is aware of my love for music. Of course, as a videogame addict, I have developed certain affinities for specific game soundtracks over the years. One of those special soundtracks is for the original NES Castlevania.

Looking back on that time, I’ve come to notice that most of young Boots’ favorite soundtracks come from Konami/Ultra-published games. Something about the sounds that their chipset created just resonates so well and has a spectrum that just burrows into my ears like one of Khan’s Ceti eels. If Justin Beiber made songs with those sounds, I’d probably like it.

I’m also a (very poor) guitar player, and my love for the instrument leads me to find sweet guitar covers of game music all over the place. Obviously, plenty of games are covered in this manner, but when I stumbled across this video, I just about creamed in my jeans

I effing love the sound of a sexy flamenco guitar, and this one has some lovely tones. The songs just translate so well. It’s a huge credit to the composer (whom I recently discovered was a female… very rare, especially back in that era).

These guys do some pretty good work with other games’ music as well, so go ahead and check out the Super Guitar Bros youtube channel for more badassery.

…and if you still don’t believe that Konami sounds are the shizz, check out this version of Dream Theater’s Overture 1928 (aka the BlankShowCast theme song). It’s pure perfection.

I told you.

Podcast: BlankShowCast Episode 81 – X-Wing Fighter

Remember that movie Groundhog Day? Remember how the dude just couldn’t seem to get beyond that fateful day until he realized that he should just appreciate being alive?

Well, me and the others got stuck in a similar loop.

It’s all good, though. We talked about the crappy Toronto Maple Leafs, Zelda: Wind Waker HD, and Star Wars tattoos.

Personally, this was one of the funnest shows we’ve ever recorded. Hope you enjoy!

Click here to listen!