Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Episode 018: Begin the Beguine

Welcome to The Diad Presents!

This week we go old school. Actually, we kinda do. Like 1930's old school. Check it out!

The show can be downloaded here,

or streamed here:

Also, the Uproxx article on terrible Superman games I referenced during the episode can be found: here

And the track list below:

# - Game - Track - System - Composer
1 - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - "Coronado - Ship Battle" - NES - Tim Follin
1B -  - Begin the Beguine -  - Artie Shaw
2 - Magical Tetris Challenge - Minnie Battle - N64 - Masato Kouda
3 - Star Cruiser - Sirius System - X68000 - Toshiya Yamanaka
4 - Superman - Stage 2 - Genesis / MD - Kenji Yamazaki, Junichi Ueda & Hiroshi Tsukamoto
5 - "Xak - The Art of Visual Stage" - Battle Field - MSX2 - Tadahiro Nitta and Ryuji Sasai
6 - Desire - Reflector (YM-2608,1995ver) - PC-98 - Ryu Umemoto


  1. Great tracks! The one big bit of Superman trivia you might have added was that he was Jewish, or at least Hebrew. Consider:
    I LOVE the music to Star Cruiser, at least the PC-88 version. The Mega Drive tunes aren't nearly as good, and after listening to the X68000 OST, I think I still prefer the PC-88. It has a wistfulness that doesn't quite translate to the other versions.

    My favorite tracks are Broker, and especially Rigil Kent System. The latter reminds me of walking down the hills on the outskirts of Tokyo while watching the sun come up on a Summery day. Not that I've had a chance to do that, but if I ever do, you can bet this will be playing in the background.

    Man, it was pretty funny when you lost it over "Dork Kart", and hilarious when you mentioned "Sweet Musical Worm Meat". That's gotta be a first.

  2. Hey ND,

    I couldn't help it. I just picture Mario Kart, only the drivers have nerdy tapped glasses and things like that. I want to draw a picture of it to express what I envision. Although people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones, I suppose. Is a VGM podcast more of a nerd or dork situation? I think nerd.

    I haven't heard the PC-88 version, but you know I love my Japanese Computer music, so I'm going to throw it today and check it out. I did listen to the Rigil Kent System track first, and I agree with your vibe! I've been humming the x68k Sirius System track to myself all day.

    And yeah, sweet musical worm meat. Doesn't everyone call it that?!

    I should have tagged this episode with it. Dang.