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Nerd Noise Radio Channel 2: C2R1 - ”The Best of Season 1”

December 29, 2021

Today’s broadcast is C2R1 [Channel 2 Retrospective 1] for Wayback Wednesday, December 29th, 2021 -  a momentous occasion for Channel 2: our first retrospective - a look back at the non-standard 1.25yr long “Season 1”, as well as a look back to our at-that-time “one off” bonus in December 2019 that would go on to become the general template of Channel 2 and would retroactively become its unofficial “Beta” or “Pilot”, or “Episode Zero”. Join us for a 26 track journey through the first leg of our journey together on a “two pass chronology” looking first at “the best of Hugues”, before turning our attention to “the best of St. John”. Nerd Noise Radio proudly presents: “The Best of Season 1”!

 

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SPECIAL NOTE 1 of 2: I had a really tough decision to make when it came to the naming of this episode. On Channel 1, I don’t use special naming for Best ofs. It’s just C1EX (channel 1 episode X) And they are just part of the 10-20 episodes that make up a season (usually the C1E[X]5 episode). But since they’re 20, or 10 episode long seasons, they align neatly, and the math is very tidy. Every new season starts with C1E[X]1 and every season ends with C1E[X]0. It’s very clean, and very symmetrical, and it makes the episode numbers easy to follow. However, with Channel 2 being six episodes a season, that is asymmetrical, and would result in weird math that would get hard to follow very quickly. So, it was a tough decision between just letting that happen, or using a special numbering scheme for the retrospectives, and keeping them logically separated from the other five “standard” episodes each year. I hope you will feel I made a good choice, but, obviously, I chose the latter. So, now, every season will either be [C2EX]1 - C2E[X]5 or C2E[X]6 - C2E[X]0 (aka, C2E1-C2E5 and C2E6-C2E10), with the 6th episode of each year being the retrospective and using the separate C2RX naming scheme.

 

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SPECIAL NOTE 2 of 2: Channel 2 does not [YET] have a “subtitile”. Channel 1’s subtitle is “Noise from the Hearts of Nerds”, a nod to Hearts of Space’s original longer program title: “Music from the Hearts of Space”. But Channel 2 is just….well…..”Channel 2”. But we’re going to be changing that. And here is YOUR chance to have a say in it! If you reach out to us on social media or by e-mail at nerdnoiseradio@gmail.com BEFORE we begin production on C2E6 in January or February of 2022 with an idea that we like, we may well end up adopting it as our permanent Ch 2 subtitle. Otherwise, if we haven’t received a submission by then that we feel bests it, we will default to “Nerd Noise Game Club”, the name of the 2019 Beta, and a portmanteau of “Nerd Noise Radio” and “Retro Game Club” (Hugues’ main show). So, if you’ve got something you like better, and think we will too, then get it to us right away…..before time runs out! :-) Otherwise, starting with C2E6, we will be “Nerd Noise Game Club”.

 

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Tracklist!

 

Track# - Track Name - Game - System - Composer(s) - Selected in original episode by - Selected for this Retrospective by

Let’s open with a Wildcard…..

01)  Birdman - Pilotwings 64 -N64 - Dan Hess - Hugues - Hugues (originally from C2E3)

  1. Earcatcher - 00:00:00
  2. Music - 00:00:03
  3. Introduction - 00:03:42
  4. Top of Show / Catching up - 00:04:45
  5. How this episode is going to go - 00:11:01

 

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“Best of Hugues” Section:

 

From C2E1: “Songs of the Pandemic” (originally released 09/17/2020)

Link to episode: 

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nerd-noise-radio-channel-2-episode-1-c2e1-songs-of/id1191401173?i=1000491590205

 

02) Beneath the Mask (Rain – Instrumental) - Persona 5 – PS3 / PS4 - Shōji Meguro - Hugues - St. John

  1. Music - 00:12:45
  2. Discussion - 00:16:20

 

03) Power or Technique – Trails of Cold Steel III – PC / PS4 / Switch – Hayato Sonoda - Hugues - Hugues

  1. Music - 00:18:47
  2. Discussion - 00:21:57

 

From C2E2: “Deck the Halls” (originally released 02/24/2020)

Link to episode: 

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nerd-noise-radio-c2e2-deck-the-halls/id1191401173?i=1000503406254

 

04) Christmas on Dobuita St. - Shenmue - Dreamcast - Ryuji Iuchi - Hugues - St. John

  1. Music - 00:26:42
  2. Discussion - 00:29:06

 

05) Merry X-Mas & Funky 1999! - BreakQuest - Multiplatform  - Jeroen "WAVE" Tel - Hugues - Hugues

  1. Music - 00:32:01
  2. Discussion - 00:34:21

 

From C2E3: “Mishmash Monday - vol. 1” (originally released 03/15/2021)

Link to episode: 

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nerd-noise-radio-channel-2-c2e3-mishmash-monday-vol-1/id1191401173?i=1000513086071

 

06) Trickster for Mayor - The Flash - Mastersystem - Jeroen Tel - Hugues - St. John

  1. Music - 00:39:05
  2. Discussion - 00:41:13

 

07) Pennington’s Mystery - Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door - GameCube - Yoshihito Hirano and/or Yuka Tsujiyoko - Hugues - Hugues

  1. Music - 00:42:51
  2. Discussion - 00:45:42

 

From C2E4: “Summer Jams” (originally released 06/24/2021 - and mislabeled as “C2E2”)

Link to episode: 

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/c2e2-summerjams/id1191401173?i=1000526727040

 

08) School’s Out - Bully - Multiplatform - Shawn Lee - Hugues - St. John

  1. Music - 00:48:06
  2. Discussion - 00:50:58

 

09) Costa Del Sol - Final Fantasy VII - PS1 - Nobuo Uematsu - Hugues - Hugues

  1. Music - 00:52:45
  2. Discussion - 00:55:05

 

From C2E5: “Nihon Dake De” (originally released 09/23/2021)

Link to episode: 

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/channel-2-c2e5-nihon-dake-de/id1191401173?i=1000536349764

 

10) Springdale 2040 Night - Yo-Kai Watch 4 - Nintendo Switch - Kenchiro Saigo - Hugues - St. John

  1. Music - 00:56:23
  2. Discussion - 00:59:23

 

11) Title - Nakayama Miho no Tokimeki High School - Famicom Disk System - Nobuo Uematsu - Hugues - Hugues

  1. Music - 01:01:20
  2. Discussion - 01:03:25

 

From “Nerd Noise Game Club’ [2019 Beta] (originally released 12/19/2019)

Link to episode [09/23/2021 Rerun]: 

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nnr-reruns-channel-f-nerd-noise-game-club-originally/id1191401173?i=1000536346945

 

12) Noire Clarinet - L.A Noire - Multiplatform - Andrew and/or Simon Hale - Hugues - St. John

  1. Music - 01:07:35
  2. Discussion - 01:09:50

 

13) Having Lived - To the Moon - Multiplatform - Ken Gao - Hugues - Hugues

  1. Music - 01:12:56
  2. Discussion 01:15:39

 

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“Best of St. John” Section:

 

From C2E1: “Songs of the Pandemic” (originally released 09/17/2020)

Link to episode: 

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nerd-noise-radio-channel-2-episode-1-c2e1-songs-of/id1191401173?i=1000491590205

 

14) 10pm – Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Switch - Yasuaki Iwata, Yumi Takahashi, Shinobu Nagata, Sayako Doi, and/or Masato Ohashi - St. John - Hugues

  1. Music - 01:19:34
  2. Discussion - 01:22:00

 

15) City on the Horizon – Instrumental (The Runaway) - 198X – Multi – Daniel Rosenqvist and/or Anton Dromberg (UFD?) - St. John - St. John

  1. Music - 01:27:02
  2. Discussion - 01:31:00

 

From C2E2: “Deck the Halls” (originally released 02/24/2020)

Link to episode: 

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nerd-noise-radio-c2e2-deck-the-halls/id1191401173?i=1000503406254

 

16) December 2015 - Nintendo eShop - WiiU / 3DS - Kazumi Totaka - St. John - Hugues

  1. Music - 01:34:25
  2. Discussion - 01:37:32

 

17) Diamond Dust Zone (Act 1) - Sonic 3D Blast - Saturn - Richard Jacques - St. John - St. John

  1. Music - 01:40:05
  2. Discussion - 01:43:13

 

From C2E3: “Mishmash Monday - vol. 1” (originally released 03/15/2021)

Link to episode: 

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nerd-noise-radio-channel-2-c2e3-mishmash-monday-vol-1/id1191401173?i=1000513086071

 

18) Track 4 - Starsky and Hutch - Multiplatform - Tim Follin - St. John - Hugues

  1. Music - 01:47:36
  2. Discussion - 01:50:31

 

19) Cyclic (Heavily Armored) - Cosmic Carnage - 32X - Hikoshi Hashimoto - St. John - St. John

  1. Music - 01:54:12
  2. Discussion - 01:56:28

 

From C2E4: “Summer Jams” (originally released 06/24/2021 - and mislabeled as “C2E2”)

Link to episode: 

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/c2e2-summerjams/id1191401173?i=1000526727040

 

20) In-Game Theme - Pink - iOS / Android - Bart Bonte - St. John - Hugues

  1. Music - 01:59:41
  2. Discussion - 02:03:29

 

21) Sirena Beach - Super Mario Sunshine - GameCube - Koji Kondo and/or Shinobu Tanaka - St. John - St. John

  1. Music - 02:07:46
  2. Discussion - 02:10:05

 

From C2E5: “Nihon Dake De” (originally released 09/23/2021)

Link to episode: 

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/channel-2-c2e5-nihon-dake-de/id1191401173?i=1000536349764

 

22) Stage 4 - Chip Chan Kick - PCFX - Hitoshi Sakimoto and/or Masaharu Iwata - St. John - Hugues

  1. Music - 02:12:30
  2. Discussion - 02:14:31

 

23) Saturn - Star Cruizer - Sharp X68000 - Toshiya Yamanaka - St. John - St. John

  1. Music - 02:18:13
  2. Discussion - 02:20:59

 

From “Nerd Noise Game Club’ [2019 Beta] (originally released 12/19/2019)

Link to episode [09/23/2021 Rerun]: 

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/nnr-reruns-channel-f-nerd-noise-game-club-originally/id1191401173?i=1000536346945

 

24) Mirage - Gran Turismo 5 - PS3 - Kemmei Adachi - St. John - Hugues

  1. Music - 02:24:13
  2. Discussion - 02:28:41

 

25) Process Control - Gran Turismo Sport - PS4 - Yasuhisa Inoue - St. John - St. John

  1. Music - 02:30:23
  2. Discussion - 02:34:07
  3. Housekeeping / Our Shows / The Future! - 02:40:56
  4. Kris VR Introduction (too short to call it a “Discussion”): 02:48:50
  5. Farewell - 02:49:19

 

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And finally, let’s close things out with another Wildcard……

26) Kris VR - Burn Cycle - CD-i - Simon Boswell - St. John - St. John (originally from C2E3)

  1. Music - 02:49:39
  2. Blooper Reel - 02:53:58
  3. BONUS: A certain piece of audio relevant to something that came up during our conversation - 03:04:01

Total Episode Runtime - 03:06:09

Retro Game Club can be found here:

 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/retro-game-club/id1453018680

 

You can also follow Retro Game Club on Facebook @retrogameclubpodcast and on Twitter @rgcpodcast.

 

Hugues’ blog can be found here: 

 

https://huguesjohnson.com/

 

The intent with “Season 5” (calendar 2022) on Channel 1 is to be much more of a “return to form” for Nerd Noise Radio, much more strongly resembling the likes of Season 2 (calendar 2018) or Season 3 (calendar 2019) than the wild, unpredictable, avant garde, and completely non-standard “split-between-two-years” Season 4 (calendar 2020 / 2021). We’ll be back to the standard 10 Channel 1 seasons a year, and one-year-long seasons, with predominantly [quote unquote] “normal” episodes of Ch 1. 

 

As for Channel 2, starting in calendar 2022, we’ll get settled into our groove of 6 new episodes per year / season [5 new “standard episodes” and 1 “Best of Season X” retrospective episode for 6 episodes total].

 

Please join us again in January 2022 for C1E61, a very special [potential “first in the VGM podcast scene”] Soundtrack Saturday….a LaserActive soundtrack! Delicious VGM, on Noise from the Hearts of Nerds. And wherever you are - Fly the N!

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