This past week, I was on vacation from work! Fun, huh? I suppose, although I wasn’t nearly as productive on the musical front as I would have liked to be. I did manage to finish a new song, a solo bass instrumental that you can get here. Given the title of the song, I think people are going to be directed here via some truly disturbing search strings in short order, even though the title just refers to the fact that it’s a bass solo, which are generally useless to the majority of the planet who aren’t bassists. Either way, though, download it and let me know what you think! There are comment links at the bottom of every post, feel free to use them!
Besides that, lately I’ve been getting into Let’s Plays in a big way. Most of these aren in picture form, but a search of the term on YouTube reveals some in video form beginning about halfway down in the results. There are some surprisingly obscure games there too, like the Magician one I’m working my way through now (Despite having played through the game myself long ago). Even some of the “static” ones are great to just read through–the Phantasy Star II one from the perspective of the main characters is great (RANDOM FUN FACT: I actually tried and failed to speed run this game. Well, not failed per se, as I got through a probing run with my main party at a final level of 18 across the board (And rest assured if you’ve never played the game, you are NOT supposed to beat it with levels that low), but got frustrated and stopped with practice runs for the sake of my sanity.), and some of the video ones are funny as well, my particular favorite bit being Part 10 of Scous’s Faxanadu Let’s Play where he dies and proceeds to start yelling at the game. The game’s response: “Don’t have negative thoughts.”
A brief note that the whole Let’s Play concept, like most Internet phenomena, seems to have originated (At least with that name; I’m willing to bet that video walkthroughs certainly existed before “Let’s Play”) with Something Awful (Not Exactly Work Safe), but has, from what I can tell, spread beyond SA.
I’ve been trying to get back into Dance Gaming of late, but my pad is making it difficult. Trying to clean it seems to have only made it worse. Oh well.
Until next week…