Alright nerds, load up on quarters because we're going on a video game adventure from 8-bit chirps to orchestral symphonies in 7.1 surround sound. Whether at the arcade or in your mom's basement, Video Game Music (VGM) is the soundtrack that literally takes shit to the next level. From the sweeping melodies of Final Fantasy, to the underground punk rock of Tony Hawk Pro Skater, to the cinematic soundscapes of Call of Duty, VGM has become so critical it's now a music genre in and of itself. In this episode we explore the past, present and future of this world of VGM, which is much more than just a backdrop for mowing down pedestrians in Grand Theft Auto...
Now That's What I Call '90s Trivia
It's time to get like, totally nostalgic about the '90s in our special trivia themed episode of The Melody Feed podcast! Your hosts Mike, Parisa, and guest host Brittne try to tackle what Eddie Vedder was ever even saying in "Guess That Grunge Lyric", reminisce on our favorite TV shows with "Otamatone Theme Songs", and flex our Wait Wait Don't Tell Me fandom with our own version of '90s music limerick challenges. Featuring a very special guest interview with recent March Plaidness essay winner and author of the new book The Poetics of Noise from Dada to Punk, John Melillo!
In part 2 of our farout music and aliens discussion, we team up with special guest Samba (host of Tarantula's Dream TV) to explore connections between the UFO phenomenon and musicians like Sun Ra, Tom Delonge, Miley Cyrus, Jim Sullivan, ? and the Mysterians, and more. We also share some of our favorite science-fiction themed albums and film soundtracks. Listen until the end for a very special Q&A with everyone's favorite galactic wiseman, Spumoni
For decades, earthlings have used music as a means to make contact with extraterrestrials. What does this say about music as a universal language? How can we better understand the UFO phenomenon through sound? Join us in this transmission of The Melody Feed podcast where we explore the intersectionality between music, science fiction, UFOs and beyond. Featuring a very special guest co-host, Samba, of Tarantula's Dream TV, a weekly call-in show discussing the paranormal and extraterrestrial activity
In Part 2 of the Role of Music in Cults, we talk to Hannah Yeun, a musician and ex-Moonie, about her experiences growing up in the Unification Church, the role music played in the cult and the role the cult played in her music.
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