Music: Flogging Molly’s Revolution

Feelin political I can barely contain the anger I am boiling within due to some of the heinous legislature stewing in Congress, the maddening rate of atrocities committed against women, and the attempts to further depress the poor and enrich the entitled. It’s just SCREAM Some of that rage is well embodied in Flogging Molly’s…

Music: Amanda Lepre tackles Super Metroid

Super Metroid is a soundtrack that is just hovering right outside of my top 25. It’s really, really good stuff, and I was quite impressed with Descendants of Erdrick guitarist Amanda Lepre’s solo take on the iconic “Brinstar – Red Soil” with “Red Soil Swamp Pulse”. She nails the atmosphere so beautifully here. I wish…

Music – Our Lady Peace’s “The Wonderful Future”

Yes, I post a lot of Our Lady Peace songs — they’re my favorite band, so :p Anyway, I haven’t actually listened to “The Wonderful Future” in a long time. But I was reminded of that when I was looking over my iTunes list making a mixtape of the band’s catalog and noticed it wasn’t…

Music – Phoebe Ryan’s “Mine”

I don’t exactly remember how I came across this song, but ever since Phoebe Ryan’s “Mine” entered my brain I’ve had a fondness for it. It’s a really catchy modern pop song and Ryan has a great voice, but earlier this week the lyrics squirreled their way into my consciousness with such force that I…

Music – Land of Talk’s “Speak to Me Bones”

Last time I discussed Land of Talk, we covered their most recent single. This go-around, I’m bringing up one of their earliest, and it sure couldn’t be more different! “This Time” was a dreamy, poppy song that features a lot of electronic elements to its melody, while “Speak to Me Bones” from their 2006 EP…

Music – R.E.M.’s “Ignoreland”

How have I gone on at this for over a year and not done a R.E.M. song? Or have actually written a full on Friday music post in weeks? Questions I cannot answer but can fix in one fell swoop. “Ignoreland” has always been a favorite of mine, but I just only realized that it…

Music: Tom Petty’s “Saving Grace”, RIP

Update – It’s been confirmed that Tom Petty passed away yesterday, so this is now officially a RIP post. Petty has been a part of my musical appreciation since I was very young. My parents both liked him, and therefore I heard a lot of his singles and the album Full Moon Fever a ton…

Music – BogusRed’s Remix “Gale of Ages” from Chrono Trigger

BogusRed has become one of my favorite remixers, and even though she hasn’t put out anything in several years (to my knowledge, anyway), her stirring piano renditions of Zelda, Metroid and Chrono Trigger are in my book exemplary. Unfortunately not many of her compositions are on Youtube, so my two favorite CT tracks from her…

Music: Five More Random Selections from my Top 100 Songs

Well, I think random picks is probably going to be the way it goes for the rest of my Top 100 song posts, but that’s okay. The songs are great! Sly 2: Band of Thieves – Dmitri’s Disco (PS2, Sony/Sucker Punch, Peter McConnell, 2004) I have to admit that Dmitri from Sly Cooper is arguably…

Music: Skies of Arcadia (Top 25 Soundtracks)

As part of my proposed Dreamcast anniversary celebration, let’s begin with my favorite DC game of all time, Skies of Arcadia. However, I’ve recently discussed that game in my Top 111, so instead I want to talk about the phenomenal soundtrack for it. Composed by Yutaka Minobe and Takayuki Maeda, Skies features a wide array…