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Bedroth and Shootkapow take a parent/kid road trip through the wide world of VGM. Songs can come directly from games, be covers or remixes, or even just be inspired by existing VGM, but they always follow one rule: everything must be very good music! Subscribe to us on YouTube | Support us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/vgmvgm VGMVGM art by Naomi Rubin! Support out her work at patreon.com/naomirubin and read her comics on moonsproutstation.com! Drawn Portraits by Carlos Leon-Roman. Check him out at Instagram.com/kf_carlito Pixelart by Ben "The Diad" Dishman. Check him out @TheDiad on Twitter!

Bedroth and Shootkapow take a parent/kid road trip through the wide world of VGM. Songs can come directly from games, be covers or remixes, or even just be inspired by existing VGM, but they always follow one rule: everything must be very good music! Subscribe to us on YouTube | Support us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/vgmvgm VGMVGM art by Naomi Rubin! Support out her work at patreon.com/naomirubin and read her comics on moonsproutstation.com! Drawn Portraits by Carlos Leon-Roman. Check him out at Instagram.com/kf_carlito Pixelart by Ben "The Diad" Dishman. Check him out @TheDiad on Twitter!

Location:

United States

Description:

Bedroth and Shootkapow take a parent/kid road trip through the wide world of VGM. Songs can come directly from games, be covers or remixes, or even just be inspired by existing VGM, but they always follow one rule: everything must be very good music! Subscribe to us on YouTube | Support us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/vgmvgm VGMVGM art by Naomi Rubin! Support out her work at patreon.com/naomirubin and read her comics on moonsproutstation.com! Drawn Portraits by Carlos Leon-Roman. Check him out at Instagram.com/kf_carlito Pixelart by Ben "The Diad" Dishman. Check him out @TheDiad on Twitter!

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 3-10: Marvel vs. Capcom, Part 2 with Darryl and Carlos

7/13/2021
Greetings, Gamers! This week, we continue our exploration of the wonderful soundtracks from the Marvel vs. Capcom series with Kung Fu Carlito, Darryl "The Last Rican" Bowers, and friend of the show ProfJeff! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord:...

Duration:01:12:31

Episode 3-9: Marvel vs. Capcom Part 1 with Carlos & Darryl

6/21/2021
Greetings, Gamers! This week, we shake things up as we are joined (via pre-recorded testimonial) by two very special guests (and Patrons), Kung Fu Carlito and Darryl "The Last Rican" Bowers. These two epic comic-book-and-VGM fans go head to head in the quintessential best-of-both-worlds Marvel vs. Capcom series. Tune in next time for Part 2! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on...

Duration:01:39:26

Episode 3-8: VGMVGM Grab Bag 1

6/8/2021
Greetings, Gamers! This week, we bring you a handful of random tunes. The only commonality here is that everything follows our #1 rule: Everything is Very Good Music! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content below! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail:...

Duration:01:25:46

Episode 3-7: The Music of the Pikmin Series

5/25/2021
Greetings, Gamers! This week, Shootkapow takes us on a tour through the quirky, often delightful world of the Pikmin series and its music, composed by Nintendo stalwart Hajime Wakai. The entire playlist has been curated by Shoot this time, and you’ll learn more about the titular quirky little plant/animal soldier/friends and their world than you ever realized you wanted to know! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their...

Duration:01:39:20

Episode 3-6: Catlandia Bloopers and Commentary with Ryan Steel

5/19/2021
Listen as Bedroth, Shootkapow, and special guest, composer Ryan Steel, discuss a super-wide variety of topics as they listen to the songs from Episode 3-6 of the podcast. Trigger warning: there is some discussion about American/Canadian political/economic topics (specifically healthcare and military spending) between 24:31 and 26:35. If that’s not your jam, skip it, and enjoy our chatter about composition, sound design, the pronunciation of our names, learning from failure, game jams, and,...

Duration:01:15:48

Episode 3-6: Catlandia: Crisis at Fort Pawprint with Ryan Steel

5/18/2021
Greetings, Gamers! Coming off of our cat-stravaganza with Dusk last week, we are excited to finally bring you our interview with Ryan Steel, VGMVGM patron and composer of Catlandia: Crisis at Fort Pawprint! This is just such a diverse, well-made soundtrack, and we had a blast talking about it! Ryan is a Sound Designer and Music Composer from Canada. Playing video games were some of his earliest memories, and he grew up loving the music, learning a variety of instruments growing up and...

Duration:01:57:49

Episode 3-5: Feline Fine with Dusklight

5/11/2021
Greetings, Gamers, and welcome to a special episode of Very Good Meowsic…er…Music. This week, Bedroth is joined by Dusklight once again, as Shootkapow takes a brief hiatus to focus on some end-of-year stuff (although you might hear him a couple of times if you stick around until the end! Dusk has 2 kitties at home, who you can see on the YouTube video for this episode, so she and Bedroth will be discussing some of the best music they could find from feline-centric games. Thanks as always to...

Duration:01:24:08

Episode 3-4: The VGM Hype Train of Hype Cool VGM

4/26/2021
All aboard, Gamers! The time is finally here – after one extra week of waiting (while listening to some excellent Train Tracks brought to you by your fellow listeners), the VGM Hype Train of Hype Cool VGM is finally ready to leave the station! We’ve got 14 cool tracks (plus our intro and blooper reel track) for your listening pleasure, so let’s keep to good times rollin’ down the track! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to...

Duration:01:16:05

Episode 3-4 Bonus: Listener Train Tracks

4/21/2021
Greetings, Gamers! We’re taking things a little out of order this week. Some more crazy happenings in the Bedroth household have postponed the regular episode for a week, but never fear! We asked, and you answered the call! We’ve got 14 super-cool train tracks recommended by our loyal listeners, and we can’t wait for all of you to hear them. Each song/set of songs below is filed under the name of the listener who recommended it. Extra special thanks to all of you! Thanks as always to our...

Duration:01:05:20

Episode 3-3: Rivals, Rogues, and Frenemies, Part II

4/6/2021
Greetings, Gamers! Welcome to our first ever sequel episode: Rivals, Rogues, and Frenemies, Part II! The first time we heard from the likes of Proto Man, Shadow the Hedgehog, and Skyward Sword’s Groose. Who will be on the roster this time? Join us, and find out! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you...

Duration:01:39:35

Episode 3-2, Part 2: The Drums of War (RPG Battles)

3/30/2021
Greetings, Gamers! Here we are at Part II of our RPG Battle Themes episode: The Drums of War! Get ready for even more fighting-taking-turns goodness, and let us know about any of your favorite themes that were left off the list! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at...

Duration:01:02:22

Episode 3-2, Part 1: Let the Battles Begin! (RPG Battle Themes)

3/23/2021
Greetings, Gamers! This time around, we ended up splitting our playlist into two episodes, because this topic – RPG Battle Themes – is just too big to narrow down to 14 tracks! This week, Shootkapow and I each bring you 5 tracks (out of a total of 10 we each picked) from tactical, turn-based, or adventure-style role playing games. There are some classics here, as well as some more obscure picks, but as always, everything is Very Good Music! Bear with us – I actually decided partway through...

Duration:01:04:41

Episode 3-1: Level 3 Unlocked!

3/9/2021
Greetings, Gamers, and welcome to Level 3! To kick our third season (and 2nd year, wow!), we've selected tunes from the 3rd level/area/stage of some of our favorite games, along with a few others we've never played! As usual when it's not a spotlight episode, we're featuring a wide range of publishers, platforms, and eras in gaming, but as always, everything follows our number one rule: It's all Very Good Music! While a couple of tracks from some of our MVPs are notably absent (no Flowers...

Duration:01:20:17

Episode 3-1 Trailer

3/2/2021
Greetings, Gamers! Dues to some unforeseen circumstances, Bedroth wasn't able to get the episode edited in time for today's premier, so we're pushing things back 1 week. Don't worry - you'll still get your full season's worth! To tide you over until the episode proper drops next week, we've given you a taste of all 14 tracks we'll be featuring. Can you guess which games they come from? Do you know the songs so well that you can spot them within a few seconds? Check out the YouTube video...

Duration:00:04:41

Episode 2-13, Part 2: Mega Man X vs. Mega Man X3 with Skeletroy

2/16/2021
For this special two-part finale, the hosts are joined by the original Thrash Canadian, Skeletroy, to discuss the fantastic music of Mega Mans X and X3. Why did we skip X2? Why did we split up the playlists this way? How did we decide which mavericks should go head-to-head? Find the answers to these and other questions you never thought to ask in Episode 2-13: Mega Man X vs. Mega Man X3! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to...

Duration:01:29:48

Very Good Music Bonus Episode 5: What the World Needs Now

2/14/2021
Greetings Gamers, and Happy February 14th! Not everyone celebrates Valentine's Day (or even Love Day from Animal Crossing), but there is one thing we all like to celebrate around here: Very Good Music! Brief Disclaimer - this episode was put together fairly quickly and doesn't have quite the level of rigorous research that I like to put into most. Please let us know of any mistakes in the comments so we don't misinform anyone! Join us for this special bonus episode where we listen to 13...

Duration:00:50:21

Episode 2-13, Part 1: Mega Man X vs. Mega Man X3 with Skeletroy

2/9/2021
For this special two-part finale, the hosts are joined by the original Thrash Canadian, Skeletroy, to discuss the fantastic music of Mega Mans X and X3. Why did we skip X2? Why did we split up the playlists this way? How did we decide which mavericks should go head-to-head? Find the answers to these and other questions you never thought to ask in Episode 2-13: Mega Man X vs. Mega Man X3! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to...

Duration:01:47:06

Episode 2-12: Link, He Come to Town!

1/26/2021
Greetings, Gamers! This week, the hosts take another virtual road trip through the wide world of VGM...but this time, they are making stops in what are probably some very familiar places: Hyrule, Termina, Koholint Island, and other various locales from the Legend of Zelda series! Join us as we travel through one of Bedroth's favorite Nintendo worlds and listen to some of our very favorite video game tunes. Who knows? We might leave the road entirely to travel the sea, fly through the sky,...

Duration:01:52:07

Episode 2-11: Platformers with ProfJeff!

1/12/2021
Greetings, Gamers, and Happy New Year! This week, the hosts are joined by Apparently-Regular-Episode-Eleven-Cohost ProfJeff! The trio has an absolute blast discussing some of what might be considered lower-tier platformers. Or at least 2D side-scrollers. We play it a little fast and loose. But just like always, you can rest assured in the fact that everything we’re playing is Very Good Music! Note - we usually try to keep this show G-rated. This one gets solidly PG in a few places - notably...

Duration:02:32:52

Very Good Music Bonus Episode 4: Interview with Artist Naomi Rubin

1/5/2021
In this very special bonus episode, the hosts are joined by the artist who designed their awesome cover art: Naomi Rubin! We had a blast digging into Naomi’s process for coming up with the VGMVGM design, and in talking about some of her influences. Of course, there’s still plenty of Very Good Music, as the trio listens to three songs, each representing one of the stars of the art itself: Sans, Zelda, and Proto Man! No playlist this week. Naomi is the star of this show, and we want to keep...

Duration:01:22:28