I’m hoping to get back into this blog. It’s been way too long and I have a desire to do it, so I may as well start back up again.
Not much to report in text form at this time. I still podcast weekly and the job hunt never ends, but that’s not what this is for.
This post is all about the metal.
I play guitar a little bit, and I sometimes record it. Recently, I began layering my playing over the actual songs to see how accurate I am. It’s not always perfect, but I’m feeling pretty good with what I’ve done lately. Especially considering that I don’t play a whole lot, these days.
Anyway, I have three tracks done and figured I’d share them with you all here. Enjoy, and comment. Tell me how bad I am! 😀
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.