These Year in Reviews are not, what I call, official “reviews”. They are a series of musings, learned lessons and stories of what I experienced through out the year. Of course, reviews are featured but they are blended in with everything. It’s a director’s commentary of my adventures during the year of 2018 in the Michigan Geek Scene. Continue reading 2018 Winter Year in Review
Knight of the Round are a video game music band that delivers crushing metal renditions of Final Fantasy songs. It’s been a few years but I was able to catch up with Justin (guitar) and Adam (bass). Before their main event performance at MAGFest, we talked about their latest album, War of the Triad. We also dive into MAGFest memories, influential bands, black metal recording production standards, solo music projects, and a whole lot more. This interview was a great way to kick off 2019. Enjoy.
Derek Padula is world renown scholar on the Dragon Ball series. This author created nine books on the culture, history and impact of Dragon Ball. Of course, we dive into what his books are about. Plus, we discuss what anime series that he enjoys, metal, video game soundtracks, kung fu, and a whole lot more. Check out this interview to learn more about this fascinating dude and how Dragon Ball inspires his journey of creativity.
Continue reading Derek Padula (Dragon Ball Scholar) Interview
The acoustic GODS of awesome video game covers, the Super Guitar Bros, are back to talk with me again. We go in depth with Steve and Sam about musical influences, their latest albums, collaborations with Ninja Sex Party, anime, video game soundtracks, thrash metal, Sam’s Patreon channel, and Steve’s upcoming solo project. I wanted to top the previous interview and I succeeded because this interview blew the last one out of the water. If you are a fan of these two, please put this on in the background because it a great conversation.
For the first time ever, I travelled out of state to go to a convention. What convention, you ask? MAGFest, which is short for Music and Gaming, is held in Maryland. Since I was on vacation, I went to fully enjoy what the event had to offer. This is more of a story instead of a full on review. Sure, there are some review aspects here but it’s still a story. Did MAGFest live up to be what it was hyped out to be or did it suck? Read on to find out.
Continue reading My Vacation at MAGFest 2018
K-Murdock is a music producer in the world of hip hop. Kyle is one half of, the underrated hip hop duo, Panacea. He also produced the classic Nintendo tribute album, Forever Famicom. We dive into: his love for anime, Japanese culture, video game composers, Forever Famicom, video games, B movies and a whole lot more. You don’t want to miss this fun audio interview with the Sound Samurai.
Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo is music producer, rapper, and a PHD student. Under the name SAMMUS, she raps about a myriad of topics ranging from black empowerment, video games, and mental health to name a few. We talk about these subjects but we also talk about cartoons, terrible movies and her new podcast. Please enjoy this fun audio interview. It was a pleasure to conduct.
Knight of The Round
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