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it is what it is

Jan 6, 2024 3:00 AM – 5:00 AM

Music

With Tis

50% video game soundtracks, 110% heart. we're gonna dance, we're gonna feel feelings, and we're gonna make connections.

ep18: life in a northern town

i read an article about how the final fantasy series can be thought of, perhaps counterintuitively, as being about its towns, rather than its characters. that got me thinking -- the places in video games, and the music associated with them, can make such powerful memories for us. so tonight is all about places, real and virtual, and the music that defines them. let's go a-visiting.

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it is what it is
3:03 AM
Izuho Takeuchi - Motavia Town
Izuho Takeuchi Motavia Town Izuho Takeuchi
Phtantasy Star sdtk.
Phantasy Star released 1993 for Genesis
3:05 AM
The Dream Academy - Life In a Northern Town (LP Version)
The Dream Academy Life In a Northern Town (LP Version)
The Dream Academy Rhino/Warner Records 2004
3:09 AM
Kenji Hiramatsu - Fonsa Myma/Night
Kenji Hiramatsu Fonsa Myma/Night Kenji Hiramatsu
Xenoblade Original Soundtrack Trinity Box SLEIGH BELLS 2023
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 released 2017 for Switch
3:14 AM
77s - Cross the City Sky (Demo)
77s Cross the City Sky (Demo) 77s
This Is the Way Love Was Lo-Fidelity Records 2012
Bandcamp rerelease, 2023
3:19 AM
Ryota Kozuka - Shibuya Underground District
Ryota Kozuka Shibuya Underground District Ryota Kozuka
Shin Megami Tensei IV Original Soundtrack Mastard Records 2014
Shin Megami Tensei IV released 2013 for Nintendo DS
3:24 AM
System Of A Down - Lost In Hollywood
System Of A Down Lost In Hollywood System Of A Down
Mezmerize American/Columbia 2005
3:30 AM
Eric W. Brown - The Lost Village of Docarri (Day)
Eric W. Brown The Lost Village of Docarri (Day) Eric W. Brown
Sea Of Stars - Original Soundtrack (Disc I: Solstice) Magic Hammer Music 2023
3:35 AM
DRC Music - K-Town (feat. N'Gotshima & Bebson)
DRC Music K-Town (feat. N'Gotshima & Bebson) DRC Music
Kinshasa One Two Warp Records 2011
3:39 AM
TAPPY - A Moment of Peace (Antei BGM)
TAPPY A Moment of Peace (Antei BGM) TAPPY
GENSOSUIKODEN ORIGINAL GAME SOUNDTRACK KONAMI 1996
Suikoden released 1996 for Playstation
3:43 AM
The Books - Tokyo
The Books Tokyo The Books
The Lemon of Pink (Remastered) Temporary Residence Ltd. 2011
3:47 AM
Yasuaki Iwata - Hateno Village
Yasuaki Iwata Hateno Village Yasuaki Iwata
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Original Soundtrack Nintendo, NIPPON COLUMBIA CO., LTD. 2018
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild released 2018 for Switch
3:50 AM
Girlpool - Chinatown
Girlpool Chinatown Girlpool
Before the World Was Big Wichita Recordings 2015
3:56 AM
MusMus - ゆきうさぎ / Mt. Phrost
MusMus ゆきうさぎ / Mt. Phrost MusMus
Heartbeat sdtk.
Heartbeat released 2018 for PC
3:58 AM
Bruce Brubaker - By This River
Bruce Brubaker By This River Bruce Brubaker
Eno Piano InFiné 2023
4:01 AM
Ryo Nagamatsu - Mabe Village
Ryo Nagamatsu Mabe Village Kozue Ishikawa
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Original Soundtrack Columbia 2020
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening remade 2020 for Switch
4:06 AM
Helena Deland - Newcastle
Helena Deland Newcastle trad.
FADER & Friends: Volume 1 FADER 2023
From a limited-time-only benefit album
4:11 AM
Falcom Sound Team jdk - Endless Possibilities
Falcom Sound Team jdk Endless Possibilities Falcom Sound Team jdk
The Legend of Heroes: Sen No Kiseki III (Original Soundtrack) [Complete Edition] Falcom 2017
The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki III released 2017 for PS4
4:14 AM
Dawg Yawp - East Virginia Blues
Dawg Yawp East Virginia Blues Dawg Yawp
Dawg Yawp Old Flame Records 2016
4:17 AM
Motoi Sakuraba - Bellflower
Motoi Sakuraba Bellflower Motoi Sakuraba
Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean (Original Game Soundtrack) Bandai Namco Game Music 2023
Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean released 2003 for Gamecube
4:19 AM
Beirut - Cherbourg
Beirut Cherbourg Beirut
The Flying Club Cup Pompeii Records 2017
4:25 AM
Motoi Sakuraba - The Desolte Smell of Earth
Motoi Sakuraba The Desolte Smell of Earth Motoi Sakuraba
STAR OCEAN 3 Till the End of Time Original Soundtrack vol.1 SQUARE ENIX MUSIC 2022
Star Ocean 3 released 2003 for PS2
4:28 AM
Moon Hooch - St. Louis
Moon Hooch St. Louis Moon Hooch
This Is Cave Music Hornblow 2014
4:32 AM
hasu - Melancholic Boulevard
hasu Melancholic Boulevard hasu
Path of the Abyss Original Soundtrack 2023
Path of the Abyss released 2023 for PC
4:34 AM
Counting Crows - Raining In Baltimore
Counting Crows Raining In Baltimore Counting Crows
August and Everything After Geffen 2014
4:39 AM
Derek Duke - Shards of the Exodar
Derek Duke Shards of the Exodar Derek Duke
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Original Game Soundtrack) Azeroth Music 2007
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade released 2007 for PC
4:40 AM
Frances Cone - Arizona
Frances Cone Arizona Frances Cone
Arizona - Single self released 2016
4:43 AM
Motoi Sakuraba - Pure a stream
Motoi Sakuraba Pure a stream Motoi Sakuraba
STAR OCEAN THE SECOND STORY ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK SQUARE ENIX MUSIC 2022
Star Ocean: the Second Story released 1998 for PS1
4:49 AM
Scout Niblett - Nevada (live)
Scout Niblett Nevada (live) Scout Niblett
From the Black Cab Sessions recordings
4:55 AM
JUN CHIKUMA - The Kingdom
JUN CHIKUMA The Kingdom JUN CHIKUMA
Faxanadu sdtk.
Faxanadu released 1989 for NES
4:58 AM
Jockstrap - All roads lead to London (feat. Coby Sey & ERSATZ)
Jockstrap All roads lead to London (feat. Coby Sey & ERSATZ) Jockstrap
I<3UQTINVU Rough Trade 2023
Chat is archived.
Tis (host) 3:04:50 AM
we out here
TAndy 3:04:50 AM
Time™
Roffle 3:05:35 AM
Just bopping by, but is this where Ossy's go to heaven?
TAndy 3:05:50 AM
Who knows
Roffle 3:06:26 AM
IKR?
Tis (host) 3:06:33 AM
Fingers crossed!
TAndy 3:09:16 AM
Love that song, it was featured in one of my favorite KoTH episodes
Tis (host) 3:10:43 AM
The Dream Academy one??
Tis (host) 3:10:54 AM
I need to watch more king of the hill!
TAndy 3:12:51 AM
Yep, it played at the end of the episode Buckley's Angel
Tis (host) 3:14:42 AM
Bro culture is so deep sometimes
TAndy 3:16:13 AM
Dat bitrate tho
Roffle 3:20:17 AM
Culture costs a lot of money to maintain.
Tis (host) 3:21:38 AM
I try to use the barter system instead
Roffle 3:23:20 AM
I suck at playing the Persian market game myself. lol
TAndy 3:24:16 AM
Best to go the rogue route. No need to ever pay :)
Tis (host) 3:25:03 AM
I see you are indeed a person of culture ;)
Roffle 3:26:19 AM
TAndy! Such a hooligan you are!
Roffle 3:29:01 AM
All good. Six strings to the wind.
Roffle 3:34:38 AM
I decided to call my new Telecaster "Glass cannon", because it sounds like pouring glass into an amplifier. I love it!
Roffle 3:35:36 AM
Broken glass.
Tis (host) 3:35:40 AM
When do we get to hear it??? :D
Roffle 3:39:38 AM
I have tracks, but not cohesive songs really yet. I will meet you in your garage of choice however to make noise and find out. :)
Tis (host) 3:43:48 AM
Punk rock!!!
Roffle 3:44:00 AM
What I hear is very interesting so far though.
Roffle 3:45:30 AM
I am not a punk, but I know how to drop a guitar on the floor.
Roffle 3:48:57 AM
Throw, I can throw one there too. It's versatile. Gotta love a guitar that sounds good whatever you do to it.
Roffle 3:49:43 AM
Stays in tune. lol
Tis (host) 3:50:19 AM
I was going to say that sometimes culture is not that deep, but then the throwing piece
Tis (host) 3:50:25 AM
That's range right there
Roffle 3:53:40 AM
Let the instrument do it's thing I always say. That is why we bought them in the first place.
Tis (host) 3:58:58 AM
Especially if we're also letting gravity do its thing simultaneously
Roffle 4:00:23 AM
As much as I hate gravity sometimes, I am surely in it's debt.
Roffle 4:02:06 AM
I would fly off into space gladly, but I love some people too much to right now.
Tis (host) 4:02:24 AM
#mood, as the kids say
Tis (host) 4:02:33 AM
Or used to say
Roffle 4:04:27 AM
Yeah, growing up is over rated.
Tis (host) 4:05:57 AM
Music box track agrees with you
Tis (host) 4:06:08 AM
Tugs at my heartstrings
Roffle 4:07:48 AM
8 bit chips and classical stops here? Nice.
Tis (host) 4:08:11 AM
Yeah, we collage here
Roffle 4:08:29 AM
Smarty pants.
Tis (host) 4:08:45 AM
Legitimate lol
Tis (host) 4:08:54 AM
Was not ready for that quality of pun at this time of day
Roffle 4:09:59 AM
It's not day 'round here. Free zone. :)
Tis (host) 4:10:47 AM
Bingo
Roffle 4:12:50 AM
No FCC hit list after it gets this dark. lol
Tis (host) 4:14:19 AM
I may or may not have relied on that fact a couple of times 0:)
Roffle 4:14:57 AM
Freedom!
Tis (host) 4:15:31 AM
Punk rock!!!
Tis (host) 4:16:08 AM
Or. . .punk. . .video game and roots music, as the case may be
Roffle 4:17:58 AM
Guitar smashers are already in heaven me thinks, but smashing computers with guitars sounds like a whole 'nother level. :)
Tis (host) 4:18:28 AM
Smashing that subscribe button
TAndy 4:19:19 AM
and ring that bell
Tis (host) 4:19:41 AM
bing bong, bing bong
Roffle 4:19:59 AM
Never miss that post! lol
Roffle 4:29:42 AM
Thanks Tis, I have to roll this off back to bed, but I will listen on the Bluetooth apparatus as is my usual want at such hours. I like your show. Hope to catch you again.
Tis (host) 4:30:15 AM
Thank you so much for being here! Likewise, and have a good night :)
TAndy 4:31:43 AM
have a good sleep roffle!
Tis (host) 4:32:51 AM
Sorry, dunno how auto-approve toggled, but we're back
TAndy 4:33:50 AM
the system is detecting a bad actor in the premises
TAndy 4:33:55 AM
man the harpoons
Tis (host) 4:34:50 AM
The bad actor is me, for playing a Counting Crows song
Tis (host) 4:34:56 AM
...but I must!
TAndy 4:35:41 AM
the bad actor is my minion sneaking a village people song in the mix. they have village in the name it counts
Tis (host) 4:35:47 AM
I kept reading that as "Man, the harpoons!" for the longest time
Tis (host) 4:35:52 AM
The harpoons
Tis (host) 4:35:55 AM
Yeesh
Tis (host) 4:36:17 AM
I feel like I owe the Village People a deeper reckoning; like maybe I should know something besides YMCA
TAndy 4:36:41 AM
wait
Tis (host) 4:36:56 AM
Yes, waiting
TAndy 4:37:13 AM
In The Navy counts as a video game song because the white male construction worker NPC from GTA 3 recites the lyrics at random.
Tis (host) 4:37:59 AM
Well if we can get that version, it's in
Tis (host) 4:38:06 AM
I'll see what I can do
Tis (host) 4:38:13 AM
"Sick cover"
TAndy 4:38:51 AM
LOL he only says a few lines but it was a funny reference. Funny as heck walking around Liberty City and randomly hearing a sassy "IN THE NAVY!" in the distance
Tis (host) 4:39:43 AM
Oh wait, that's the one I've played, I kinda remember that!
TAndy 4:41:11 AM
Another fun fact is that the creepy old guy is bugged in the way that even the gangs and police will refuse to fight him. They always run. That includes if you use the skin changer to make him your player model.
Tis (host) 4:41:22 AM
Whooooooaaaaa
Tis (host) 4:41:35 AM
Best cheat code ever, we need to bring back Game Shark
TAndy 4:42:13 AM
I was always an Action Replay kid :^)
Tis (host) 4:42:29 AM
Respek
TAndy 4:52:15 AM
already that time 3 thank you for the music tonight!!
Tis (host) 4:52:38 AM
As always, it was a joy :D
Tis (host) 4:52:46 AM
Thank you for listening!
TAndy 4:52:56 AM
Always a pleasure!
Tis (host) 4:54:33 AM
:)