A Podcast of songs and gaming :)

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Content <c> Jeremy Soule/NCsoft/ArenaNet, Poets of the Fall/Remedy Entertainment/Rockstar Games, Faunts/Bioware/EA Games, Jonathan Coulton/Valve Software, Karen O/Eidos Interactive, Jon Hare/Richard Joseph/Sensible Software/Virgin Interactive, Sega, Dave Lowe/Rainbird Software

Beds courtesy of: Martin Galway, Drax, Rob Hubbard, Ben Daglish, Matt Gray, Tim Follin.

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So,  a thing I’ve been doing for a few of the BBKB shows and my podcast, is reproducing Amiga (or PC) tracker mods with processing and effects.  Sometimes I manage this ok, sometimes I go a bit overboard as is the case in the most recent one (Towards Immortality)

It’s a personal thing, I just like to give the mods breathing room acoustically, especially in the case of 4-channel melodic mods.

So!  Here’s the tunes I’ve done so far :)


Elfmania (Suite – arranged by me)

Terramarque / Renegade Software – music by Heatbeat

Download:  Elfmania-Suite.mp3 (Right-Click > Save )


Universe (Suite – arranged by me)

Core Design – Music by Martin “Nuke” Iveson

Download:  K8-Bit-Universe-Montage.mp3 (Right-Click > Save )


Revelations (Sway)

Cryptoburners – Trixal & Vortex

Download:  Revelations-Sway.mp3 (Right-Click > Save )


Desert Dream (Part 2: C64 vs. Amiga – mashed by me)

Laxity / Fanta

Download:  C64-Amiga-Desert_Dream.mp3 (Right-Click > Save )


Towards Immortality (Absolute Inebriation endpart)

Groo / Virtual Dreams

Download:  Groo-Towards_Immortality.mp3 (Right-Click > Save )


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Hey hey!  Here’s another of my podcasts on VideoGame music, this time I’m talking about Point’n'Click adventure game soundtracks!

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I know, I know, it’s been 100 years since I posted here – but I’ve done most of my gabbing on Twitter!

Anyway – one new development deserved a new post…. a Podcast show!

Download:  The_K8-Bit_VGM_Podcast.mp3 (Right-Click > Save )

Youtube version:



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So we went to our first Comic-Con – not our first “con” per se – as only last month we were at the Tattoo Jam in Doncaster – also a first, lol.  MCM Comic-Con Scotland 2015 was an absolute blast. It was largely the marvellous Valkyrie Cosplay who convinced me to go and kitted me out appropratiately, and we were originally thinking to go to the London con, thinking the Glasgow one was going to be a bit quiet…


Well.. we got that a bit wrong… there were THOUSANDS of people there o_O



Such an AMAZING crowd too.. it was so fantastic to be amongst fellow geeks and nerds passionate about their shared interests.  What I wasn’t prepared for – despite warnings, lol – was the HUGE number of people wanting photos with Commander Shepard/Femshep.  Like.. literally.. every 10 steps.. photo…  steps… photo… I felt like a celeb :D   And whilst later I got a bit body image conscious and hated seeing any of the photos… at the time I felt great, and was so pleased to be talking to fellow Mass Effect fans.



Even those not taking photos it was often:




My day was made tho by a little girl in a Pink batgirl dress politely asking for a photo with her parents… tho it just about broke me crouching down for the photo!  Also running into the same (only) BroShep a couple of times.  Missed Miranda, despite an Illusive Man asking me to say to her that he was “looking for her” !  Also missed a Mass Effect group who were there and asked to rendezvous for a meetup.. but we never found them again.. so big and busy was the place!

We also caught up with our old pal Lisa, of   “Off with her Head Millinery”  - but only after about 2 hours of searching! :)  Lisa commented that it was quite funny to be at a Geeky con, me with my geeky tattoos… all of which were completely hidden! :)

The cosplay on display was absolutely breathtaking… too many to namecheck, just amazing.  I would say that Harley seemed to a little popular this year!  We really wished we could have done both days, but we did the con at the end of a separate holiday week, and were

1: Shattered

2: Skint! BOO!

Even Nikki who was cosplaying Futurama’s Leela and in somewhat more comfortable attire than me, was struggling… albeit our previous day’s 15km Glasgow wander did not help much!



We will TOTALLY be going again next year ! :)

I should go.

Full gallery of the (few) pics we took!



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Eddie Izzard fans might find this amusing:

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Some of my music work related links:





…and yes…  more coming soon :)

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Of strange dreams, and resolving to not drink Baileys late at night…

Was originally going to just Facebook post this.. But it’s too bloody long!


And now I must recount what I remember of last nights odd dream, which I will blame on the late night glass of baileys I had…
Nikki and I were in London, where we met up (inexplicably) with Fi and FraggleChick in a very interesting nightclub, where every night there was a playful challenge between the tweed wearing “Tory Boys” and everyone else, the winning faction would dictate the theme of the club that night.  Tory Boys lost, so the bar was all changed into glittery sparkly style (really) – the Tory boys gamely joined in tho, and there was much boozing and dancing… Until I got lost and couldn’t find anyone.. So went in the huff and left to use the free rickshaw service.. Only to be told by the driver “Nah, sorry luv, don’t do sauwf of the river after midnight…” – so I returned to the club.. And happily found a cheerily pissed Nikki, but a depressed Fi, and so we made it our mission to cheer her up….
The End……?

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Going to post some sound effects from games that either a: crack me up, or b: are just so distinctly awesome.

Unfortunately these two cut off slightly early.. but you’ll get the idea :)

Can you name the game?  Let me know on twitter :) @whatkatedoes






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