Ocarina Music

It’s hard to chose, but Majora’s Mask is maybe my favorite Zelda game. I am ever so excited it’s been remade for the 3DS even if I’ve been totally distracted by A Link Between Worlds lately.

I touched on the subject of video game music yesterday and so because it’s awesome here’s David Erick Ramos playing three song’s from the game on an ocarina:

Cynthia’s Theme

I have an incredibly eclectic taste in music. Seriously, if my iTunes Library were an indication of any other collection I own I’d be on Hoarders. What tends to surprise people is that most of the time the music I actually have playing is instrumental. Again, I’m not entirely consistent and have all types of music from classical symphonies to orchestral soundtracks.1 Though, I am particularly fond of piano arrangements2 and so it was inevitable I’d stumble across Kyle Landry who plays a lot of covers of movie and video game soundtracks.

He’s received quite a bit of recognition recently thanks to Twitch and Kotaku, which of course was just the nudge I needed to poke around more of his stuff. And then I stumbled across this:

Anyway, if you’re into this sort of thing he streams live performances quite often.

  1. “Gerudo Valley” from The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is currently playing, which if you’ve never heard before you should immediately Google and check out basically any rendition you find. It’s that good.
  2. I’m biased; it’s my favorite instrument.

Matt Fishel – “Radio-Friendly Pop Song”

This has been making the rounds on my various social feeds:

You’re the Dog That I Want

There is no text I can add to this to make it any more awesome:

See also.

First of May

It’s May 1st, you know, in case you haven’t checked a calendar in, well, ever. And we all know what that means . . . my birthday’s only nineteen days away!

Oh, also there’s this because sign language is awesome: