Saturday, November 20, 2004

When a hobby becomes a sickness, part one...

Video game consoles (and respective games) currently owned, in chronological order:

Atari 2600 - Armor Ambush, Donkey Kong, Pole Position, Asteroids, Entombed, Football, Ghostbusters, Jungle Hunt, Missile Command, Pac Man, Star Raiders, Raiders of the Lost Ark, River Raid, Robot Tank, Space Attack, Space Invaders, Demon Attack

Nintendo Entertainment System - Defender of the Crown, The Battle of Olympus, Goonies II, Star Voyager, Little Nemo in Dreamland, Rygar, Dragon Power, Fester's Quest, The Empire Strikes Back, The Legend of Zelda, Ikari Warriors, Star Tropics, Contra, Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt, The Simpsons Bart vs. the World, Kirby's Adventure, Shadowgate, Castlevania, Star Wars, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear, Metal Gear II: Snake's Revenge, Excitebike, Mega Man

Super Nintendo - F-Zero, Super Mario Kart, Super Mario World, Super Mario All Stars, Frogger, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid, Castlevania IV, Super Tennis, Super Bomberman 2

Gameboy, Super Gameboy, Gameboy Pocket, Gameboy Advance SP, Gameboy Player - Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge, Metal Gear Solid, Super Ghouls'n'Ghosts, Namco Museum, Castlevania: Circle of the Moon, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Paperboy, Legend of the River King, Metroid II: The Return of Samus, Harvest Moon GBC, Tetris, Tetris Blast, Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters, Dr. Mario, Bust-A-Move 2: Arcade Edition, Arcade Classics 3: Galaga/Galaxian, Konami Collector's Series: Arcade Advanced, Advance Wars, Golden Sun, Phantasy Star Collection, Super Monkey Ball Jr., F-Zero: Maximum Velocity

Sega Saturn - Virtua Fighter 2, Daytona USA, Bootleg Sampler, Virtua Cop, Nights Into Dreams, Panzer Dragoon, Panzer Dragoon II Zwei, Enemy Zero, Albert Oddyssey

Sony Playstation - Bust-A-Move, Namco Museum Volume 1, Namco Museum Volume 3, Parappa The Rapper, Um Jammer Lammy, Clock Tower, Nanotek Warrior, Alundra, Bushido Blade, Thousand Arms, Tail of the Sun, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Resident Evil Director's Cut, Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3 Nemesis, Silent Hill, Tecmo's Deception, Kagero Deception II, Xenogears, Gran Turismo, Ten Pin Alley, Road Rash, Final Fantasy Chronicles, Final Fantasy Origins, Fear Effect, Arcade's Greatest Hits, Arcade's Greatest Hits/The Midway Collection 2, Arcade's Greatest Hits/The Atari Collection 2, Interactive CD Sampler Pack Volume 3, Interactive CD Sampler Pack Volume 5, Wipeout XL, No One Can Stop Mr. Domino, Metal Gear Solid, Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, Crash Bandicoot, VRGolf '97, Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete, Star Ocean The Second Story, Norse By Norsewest, Medal of Honor, Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror

Nintendo 64 - Waverace 64, F-Zero-X, Space Station Silicon Valley, The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time, Super Mario 64

Nintendo Gamecube - Soul Caliber II, Donkey Konga, Mystic Heroes, Hitman 2 Silent Assassin, Batman Vengeance, Resident Evil, Resident Evil 0, Resident Evil Code: Veronica X, Crazy Taxi, The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age, Second Sight, Eternal Darkness Sanity's Requiem, Donald Duck Goin' Quackers, Prince of Persia The Sands of Time, Mega Man Anniversary Collection, Beyond Good & Evil, Hunter the Reckoning, Star Wars Rogue Squadron II Rogue Leader, Star Wars Rogue Squadron III Rebel Strike, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda Collector's Edition, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Bloodrayne, Skies of Arcadia Legends, Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance, Metroid Prime

My PC game collection may dwarf this. It will be interesting to see. For me, at least.

[Listening to: Os Iusti [Gradual (Modo I)] - Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos - Chant]

Friday, November 19, 2004

Happier times.

It's just too much work not to smile when this disco groove hits...

[Listening to: Nice - Duran Duran - Astronaut]

melancholy music.

[Listening to: Sometimes I Wish - Colin Hay - Peaks & Valleys]

[Listening to: Therapy/Growth - Thomas Dolby]

Friday, November 12, 2004

soul sucking at its finest...

The rise in tribute bands disturbs me, even if I enjoy the performances themselves. The fact that the largest acts in this town are cover bands, and that such acts seem to be the new growth industry nationwide is pathetic. I don't begrudge people making a living playing music, but I wonder how you can spend your life playing other people's songs and really call yourself a musician... Playing covers was the least amount of fun I've had in a band, and that involved maybe two or three a night. I would rather work on my own music and not play out, than play other people's music to a bunch of drunk assholes... and so I do.

[Listening to: Sartori In Tangier - King Crimson - Beat]