Today we have Nick Marinelli joining us, former head of MAGFest and longtime VGM aficionado. The focus of the show is on the development and history of the VGM community, from its awkward adolescence to the large and growing movement that it is today, which we are very happy to be a part of.

Nick brings to us a selection of arrangements, covers and remixes of the most tried and true classics, with some dating back over 20 years. While we don’t always “play the hits” on the show, we love them all the same and their influence on VGM is undeniable. It’s a huge reason why many joined the community and why we started the show in the first place. If you’ve been around VGM as long as we have, this will be a walk down memory lane. Join us as we talk about our shared memories of being in the VGM community over the past few decades.

Nick also runs Video Games in Concert, an organization that represents and books artists for live VGM performances as well as educational outreach. If you’re interested in booking some of Nick’s artists check it out for your home, venue or company party. Email Nick [at] gamemusic [dot] rocks for more info.

Episode Track List:

* 0:00:00 “Storm Eagle” Mega Man X (SNES)

* Arranged by Jarron Woodsorrel from

* Composed by Makoto Tomozawa (as Tomozou)

* 0:08:58 “Castlevania 2” Castlevania 2 (NES)

* Arranged by The Minibosses from the album The Minibosses (out of print)

* Composed by Konami Kukeiha Club

* Kenichi Matsubara, Satoe Terashima

* Minibosses GoFundMe for the upcoming album

* 0:18:25 “Terra In Black” Final Fantasy 6 (SNES)

* Arranged by Ailsean for the site OCRemix

* Composed by Nobuo Uematsu

* 0:25:35 “Time Chill” Chrono Trigger (SNES)

* Arranged by MV for the site VGMix

* Composed by Yasunori Mitsuda

* 0:35:06 “La Hora Es Tarde” Castlevania III (NES), Castlevania Circle of the Moon (GBA)

* Arranged by housethegrate for the site Dwelling of Duels

* Composed by Konami Kukeiha Club

* Castlevania III: Yoshinori Sasaki, Jun Funahashi, Yukie Morimoto, Hidenori Maezawa)

* Circle of the Moon: Hidenori Maezawa, Jun Funahashi, Yukie Morimoto, Yoshinori Sasaki

* 0:48:00 “Dr Wily’s Theme” Mega Man 2 (NES)

* Arranged by Powerglove off the album Total Pwnage (out of print)

* Composed by Takashi Tateishi

* 0:53:55 “Toejammin'” Toejam & Earl (GEN)

* Arranged by The OneUps from the album Volume 1

* Composed by John Baker

* 1:00:30 “J-E-N-O-V-A” Final Fantasy VII (PS1)

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