…but I’m working on ideas for the next few episodes. Basically I’ll be doing a few episodes of Famicom Fridays talking about some of the games I picked up last weekend at MAGFest, specifically ones that have specialized soundchips and otherwise. These are games that feature different music than what we would’ve found on the US NES, and I feel that it’d be fun to share these games with you all.
I’ll make a video talking about these games briefly either after I get home from work tonight (at 1AM..), or during Saturday. I’ll also talk a little bit about MAGFest in general, and answering some questions that I wasn’t able to answer during the Q&A’s that were held with the TGWTG crew.
Next, some video ideas I’m planning on doing include ones talking about music composition/songwriting in general…kind of in the same vein as Famicom Fridays, but focused moreso on just general music theory/composition. In addition, I’m planning on doing at least one video talking about the DSiWare game I did music for (Hot and Cold), and how I did some of the tracks for that game. There should be some time in the near future for all of this to be done. 🙂
Lastly, I’m making a small request out to you all. For Famicom Fridays, I’m looking for two things if possible. One is someone who can act as a Pixel Artist to help create a new logo/title screen for the show, while keeping with the idea of making it look like a Famicom/NES title screen. The other is a request for loans on particular Famicom titles that have unique soundchip/music in them for me to talk about in future episodes. These titles include the Famicom Disk System version of Gyruss and Dracula II/Castlevania II, as well as cart versions of Madara and Gimmick!
I’m not asking for permanent donations of these games, and I really don’t want to ask people for money to help me get these games…but if anyone out there either has these titles, or knows someone who might have it, it’d mean a lot to me if someone could help out in getting my hands on these games to at least play/talk about them.
At any rate folks, if you are interested in helping out either with the pixel work or game hunting, please contact me when you can. 🙂
Also, you can listen to the full track over to the right, under the player “Arrangements for Clients.” 🙂
Sorry I didn’t get this update posted on Monday, but just to confirm, the game I did music for (Hot and Cold) DID get released on Monday on DSiWare. 🙂 I’ll get some music posted from the game in the players on the right so you all can listen, but if any of you can actually buy the title yourselves, it’d mean a lot to me. The main producer behind the game really went out of his way to get me to work on his title, and was extremely persistent on making sure the game got out. 🙂
I’m planning on doing some sort of video talking about the music from the game, but if there are any topics related to that you all want me to go into, feel free to suggest them in the comments below.
Now! On to other matters. Another week, another fun video featuring some music by me! Over at TGWTG.com, one of the newest videos is a review of the infamous “Star Wars Holiday Special,” which features a little music bit towards the end with music supplied by me. Thanks goes out to everyone at TGWTG.com. 🙂
I’m on track to getting the next episode of Famicom Fridays done for Christmas Day. At any rate, Happy Holidays everyone, and I’ll have more updates later!
Hey all. I know this seems a little iffy for me to be making such an announcement so close to Friday, but I won’t be posting an episode of Famicom Fridays this week – been busy working on a LOT of music this week, and hopefully I’ll get some of it posted up over the weekend. 🙂 In addition, I got some plans for next Friday, and something especially special planned for January 1st’s installment of Famicom Fridays (just in time for MAGFest! :D).
As always, please feel free to give me info on what you’d like to see me talk about in these episodes, as I want to make Famicom Fridays as fun/interesting for you to watch as it is for me to make ’em. 🙂
Thanks in advance for your patience, all, and I’ll see about making a small video update of some sort for tomorrow.
Oh! One additional bit of news. According to some people that I’ve worked with over at Majesco, there will be a DSiWare Release of a game I did music for! 🙂 The game, Hot ‘n Cold, supposedly will be released on the 21st…though I’m not 100% sure if it’s confirmed or not…here’s hoping, and if you can get the game, please do so to help support the folks on the dev team that allowed me to contribute over an hour of original music to the title! 🙂
…thanks to a incredible deal I stumbled across while talking with friends, I’ll soon have an authentic Japanese 8-bit system in the house! 🙂
Specifically, the Sharp Twin Famicom, which will make it significantly easier for me to play and hear games from the Japanese Famicom (and Famicom Disk System) side of things in their true element!
Plus, the particular model I’m getting has built in turbo controllers! Hopefully it all works, and I’ll be able to put forth an update when the product arrives!
HUGE thanks go to JewWario for advising me around this acquisition. 🙂 Now I’m fully able to play all the retro Japanese Nintendo games I could want!
I have a Famicom Title (Akumajou Densetsu), but I don’t have any Famicom Disk System titles to test the console with when it gets here…any recommendations, or anyone willing to offer a disk for me to test with? Thanks for any and all help! 🙂