Pat May (Magnet Theater, Story Pirates) joins us to talk about “Bramble Blast / Stickerbrush Symphony” from the video game Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest. That’s right, another Pat! Two Pats! Innovation! Pat May loves video games more than anything and truly loves the music of video games more than most things.

This episode is a nostalgia trip! We talk about what qualifies as dad rock and then we hit our stride and get into video games.  The conversation covers music for relaxing, music for when something is hard but that’s okay, and appreciating games that are just for fun. We discuss how games have grown to be cinematic experiences but how there’s still value in the simple video games of yore. The simplicity of the games we discuss extends to their soundtracks and we end up talking about fan favs like Castlevania, Sonic, Diddy Kong, Hyper Light Drifter, Sword and Sorcery, and Everything. Not only will gamers get a kick out of this episode, but so will anyone who feels like they’re too hard on themselves at times, and come on people, that’s all of us!

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