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”Noise from the Hearts of Nerds” - “C1E65A: The Best of 2020 / 2021 – part 1: St. John’s picks”

July 12, 2022

Today’s broadcast is  C1E65A for Wayback Wednesday, July 13th, 2022 Today’s episode is part one of two in our "Best of 2020 / 2021" celebration – featuring St. John's picks, and unimaginitavely called "The Best of 2020 / 2021 – part 1: St. John's picks". 

 

Track# - Track – Game – System – Composer(s) - Original Episode – Originally selected by 

 

01) Intro – 00:00:00 

02) Funky Radio [In-Game vers] - Jet Grind Radio – Dreamcast – B.B. Rights – C1E51 – St. John – 00:09:44 

03) Title – TMNT – NES – Jun Funahashi – C1E60 – Phillip Vaughn – 00:13:07 

04) [REVERSE] Options – Daffy Duck in Hollywood – Genesis – Matt Furniss – Ch F: Backtracks: the OTHER 50 – St. John – 00:14:51 

05) Roller Mobster – Hotline Miami – Multiplatform – Carpenter Brut – C1E60 – Adam Huisman – 00:17:10 

06) Got Well Soon – Life is Strange – Multiplatform – Breton – C1E60 – Amber Pearey – 00:20:37 

07) Signs of Love – Persona IV – PS2 – Shoji Meguro – C1E60 – Trey Johnson – 00:25:22 

08) [SLOW] Can you Feel the Sunshine – Sonic R – Saturn – C1E57 - Richard Jacques – St. John – 00:28:16 

09) [REVERSE] Mirage – Gran Turismo 5 – PS3 – Kemmei Adachi – C1E52 – St. John – 00:35:19 

10) Star Guitar – Lumines II – PSP – The Chemical Bros – C1E51 – St. John – 00:39:24 

11) Overworld Theme – Zelda II: Adventure of Link – NES – Akito Nakatsuka – C1E53/C1E58 - St. Jesse / St. John – 00:45:44 

12) World D – Art of Balance – Multiplatform - Martin Schjøler - Ch F: C2S1 Complete – St. John – 00:47:13 

13) Afternoon in Crossbell – Zero no Kiseki – PC / PSP – Takahiro Unisuga – C1E59 – Hugues Johnson – 00:49:32 

14) [REVERSE] Cylic – Heavily Armored – Cosmic Carnage – 32X – Hikoshi Hashimoto – C1E52 – St. John – 00:51:51 

15) Stage 02 – Contra III: The Alien Wars – SNES – Konami Kukeiha Club – C1E53 – St. John – 00:54:04 

16) Illusion – Ys IV – PC Engine – Atsushi Shiakawa – C1E59 – Hugues Johnson – 00:56:55 

17) Norfair – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – Switch – c: Hirokazu ("Hip") Tanaka / a: Yuzo Koshiro – Ch F: C2S1 Complete – St. John – 00:58:58 

18) Mystic Woods (aka Forest 2) - Grounseed (OPN vers) - PC98 – Daisuke Takahashi – C2E3 – St. John – 01:01:27 

19) [REVERSE] Stage 4-3 – Bram Stoker's Dracula – Genesis – Matt Furniss – C1E52 – St. John – 01:05:03 

20) [REVERSE] The Reverse Will – Silent Hill 2 – PS2 – Akira Yamaoka – C1E52 – St. John – 01:08:17 

21) Voices of Urdak – DOOM Eternal – Multiplatform – Mick Gordon – C1E56 – St. John – 01:11:38 

22) Anxious Heart – Final Fantasy VII – PS1 – Nobuo Uematsu – C1E58 – St. Jesse – 01:17:44 

23) If you Open your Heart – Final Fantasy VII – PS1 – Nobuo Uematsu – C1E58 – St. Jesse – 01:21:37 

24) Everything's Going to be Okay – Prey – Multiplatform – Mick Gordon – C1E51 – St. John – 01:24:31 

25) [REVERSE] Process Control – Gran Turismo Sport – PS4 – Yasuhisa Inoue – C1E52 – St. John – 01:27:11 

26) BGM 3 – Mario Paint – SNES – Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka, Ryouji Yoshitomi, and/or Kazumi Totaka – C1E54 – St. John – 01:30:37 

27) [SLOW] Fonction – n++ - Multiplatform – Broca – C1E57 – St. John – 01:33:57 

28) Fonction – n++ - Multiplatform – Broca – Ch F: C2S1 Complete – St John – 01:43:31 

29) Kara Kara Bazaar – LoZ: Breath of the Wild – WiiU / Switch – Hajime Wakai, Manaka Kataoka, and/or Yasuaki Iwata – C1E60 – St. John – 01:50:26 

30) Space – Yoshi's Crafted World – Switch – Kazufumi Umeda – C1E54 – St. John – 01:52:32 

31) Footlight Lane – Super Mario 3D World – WiiU / Switch – Mahito Yokota, Toru Minegishi, Koji Kondo, and/or Yasuaki Iwata – C1E54 – St. John – 01:55:38 

32) Course World – Super Mario Maker 2 – Switch – Atsuko Asahi, Toru Minegishi, and/or Sayoka Doi – C1E54 – St. John – 01:57:38 

33) Gomoku, Shogi, Mini-Shogi, Hanafuda – Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics – Switch – Chamy Ishi, and/or Toshiki Aida – C1E56 – St. John – 01:59:52 

34) Prime #5 – Echochrome - PSP / PS3 – Hideki Sakamoto – C1E60 – Electric Boogaloo – 02:01:53 

35)  Skytown – Metroid Prime 3 – Wii – Kenji Yamamoto, Minako Hamano, and/or Masaru Tajima – C1E51 – St. John – 02:05:06 

36) [REVERSE] The Blazing Sands – Final Fantasy X – PS2 – Masashi Hamauzu – C1E52 – St. John – 02:08:28 

37) [REVERSE] Stage 4 – Chip Chan Kick – PCFX – Yoshio Furukawa, Masahara Iwata, and/or Hitoshi Sakamoto – C1E52 – St. John – 02:11:26 

38) Division – BrandishVT – PC – Naoki Kaneda – C1E59 – Hugues Johnson – 02:13:25 

39) Snif City – Paper Mario: The Origami King – Switch – Shoh Marakami, Yoshiaki Kimura, Hiroki Moishita, and/or Fumihiro Isobe – C1E54 / C2E4 – St. John – 02:15:24 

40) Marionette, Marionette – Ys IX – PS4 – Mitsuo Singa – C1E59 – Hugues Johnson – 02:18:19 

41) Toad's Turnpike – Mario Kart 64 – N64 – Kenta Nagata, Taroh Bandoh, and/or Yoji Inagaki – C1E54 – St. John – 02:20:34 

42) Guruguru Majin De Pon – Gurumin – PC / PSP / 3DS – Takahide Murayama – C1E59 – Hugues Johnson – 02:23:28 

43) Results Theme (aka Record of Samus) - Metroid Prime – Gamecube / Wiii – Kenji Yamamoto (inspired by "Brinstar" from Metroid – NES –  Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka) - C1E60 – St. John – 02:27:08 

44) Results Parade – Check Mii Out Channel – Wii – Kazumi Totaka – C1E56 – St. John –02:30:05 

45) A Battle's Conclusion – Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity – Switch – Kumi Tanioka, Reo Uratai, Ryotaro Yagi, and/or Haruki Yamada – C1E56 – St. John – 02:32:09 

46) Tear-Stained Eyes – Snatcher – Sega CD / PC Engine CD – Konami Kukeiha Club – C1E51 – St. John – 02:34:18 

47) Inn / Game Over – Ironsword: Wizards and Warriors II – NES – David Wise – C1E53 – St. John – 02:39:09 

48) [REVERSE] The Serpent Trench – Final Fantasy VI – SNES – Nobuo Uematsu – C1E52 – St. John – 02:39:59 

49) [REVERSE] What Can you Do? - Gran Turismo Sport – PS4 – Lenny Ibizarre – C1E52 – St. John – 02:41:56 

50) [SLOW] Jump Up Super Star – Super Mario Odyssey – Switch – Shiho Fujii, and/or Koji Kondo – C1E57 – St. John – 02:46:54 

51) [REVERSE] Ending – Super Castlevania IV – SNES – Masanori Adachi and/or Taro Kudo – Ch F: Backtracks – The OTHER 50 – St. John – 02:52:41 

52) Outro – 02:57:55 

 

Music Block Runtime: 02:48:26, Total Episode Runtime: 03:17:52 

 

Our Intro Music is Funky Radio, from Jet Grind Radio on the Sega Dreamcast, composed by BB Rights. Our Outro Music is Results Parade from the Check Mii Out Channel on the Wii, composed by Kazumi Totaka. 

 

Produced using Ardour 6 / Audacity 3 in Ubuntu Studio [Linux] 22.04 

 

A few important milestones in 2020 / 2021 that I had failed to mention in the intro, but which deserve mentioning: 

 

  1. A) we had our first Ch 1 episode by Hugues (which was also the first Ch 1 in the entire show's history that St. John had absolutely no hand whatsoever in producing. It was a focus on music fromFalcomgames, and was quite succinctly named "The Falcom Episode" 

 

  1. B) We made the migration from producing Nerd Noise Radio in GarageBand via MacOS on a mac mini (and using primarily MP3s in production – mostly through YouTube-to-MP3 websites) to producing NNR in a mix of Audacity andArdourvia Ubuntu Studio (Linux) on a mix of a Dell Latitude Laptop and my custom-built gaming PC (and using primarily WAVs in production – mostly through the youtube-dl command in the Linux terminal). The last episode to be produced in Mac was C1E52: Backtracks (April 1st 2020) and the first episode to be produced in Linux was Channel F: Backtracks – the OTHER 50 (April or May 2020). I feel like the production value on balance is noticeably and appreciably better after the change. And since Hugues is also a Linux user, that means that both sides of our Channel 2 episodes are Linux productions. 

 

You can find the Google Sheets spreadsheet showing St. John's work in arriving at his tracklist for this episode here (WARNING: MILD SPOILERS! Contains track lists for potential future Archive-exclusive SUPER BONUS supplemental music collections: 

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1X6JpkqiGADAF9sHAsSpgyImjvimVWJv2mOATf5_ZZGc/edit?usp=sharing 

 

You can also find all of our audio episodes on Archive.org as well as the occasional additional release only available there, such as remixes of previous releases and other content. 

 

Our YouTube Channel, for the time being is in dormancy, but will be returning with content, hopefully, in 2022. Meanwhile, all the old stuff is still there, and can be found here:  

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/NerdNoiseRadio 

 

Our episodes (and occasionally, other content, including expanded show notes) can be found on our blog here: 

 

nerdnoiseradio.blogspot.com. 

 

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Thanks for listening! Join us again in August (dates TBD) for a special guest on Channel 1, and our desert biome focus, "Just Deserts" on Channel 2. Delicious VGM, as well as Tasty VGM and Talk on Nerd Noise Radio...and wherever you are....Fly the N!!! 

 

 

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