Episode 041

Told you the C64 Take-away would be back in February, didn’t I? The first show for 2008 features a bit of catch-up on what’s been happening in the world of C64 related music – including two new album releases, a hardware gizmo that will let you musician types use that sweet SID sound in your work, and a couple of upcoming live concerts. Plus of course, lots and lots of great tunes carefully selected for your listening pleasure.

Download or listen to the MP3 here (50:34 minutes, 46.4 Mb)

Music played:

  • Thomas Detert – BMX Kidz (from the album Syntax Era)
  • MarkG – Parallax Melody (alto sax)
  • BeeZerk – Lets Fly (Skyhigh)
  • Hank (Lukasz Drzewiecki) – Yet Another Giana Sister
  • The C64 Orchestra – Delta High Score (from the album RUN 10)
  • Reyn Ouwehand – Green Beret [live at The Church] (The video footage of Reyn’s performance is also a must-see)

Stuff mentioned:

Unless otherwise stated tunes played on todays show are available for download from Remix.Kwed.Org, and from the HVSC. Leave feedback either by using the comment section, or by e-mail to C64Takeaway [AT] gmail [DOT] com. You can also add your pushpin to the C64 Take-away frappr map (be sure to add a shout-out otherwise I won’t get notified) or even send me a voice message.

29 thoughts on “Episode 041”

  1. Great to see (well, hear) a new episode! I’ve been looking forward for this for 3 months 🙂 Good luck with your new job!

  2. Jan Lund sounds very excited. Seems that small break did you the world of good; I’ve been looking forward to a new episode, and they always come when I least expect them.

    …good grief – WDR Radio Orchestra is like the BBC Symphonic Orchestra! I can’t believe it as much as Huelsbeck can’t :p

  3. It’s great to see that you indeed returned to do the podcast after the silence that lasted way too long in my opinion. Too bad your work didn’t turn out well (as you described), but nonetheless it’s great to have you back and hear more music 🙂

  4. Jan took me a little while to catch on to this one glad to hear your back was really worried it wouldnt happen and that would have been a terrible loss!
    Hope everything is going really well in the new job.

  5. Thanks for the warm welcome-back, everyone. Sorry I had to keep quiet for so long, but the break definitely did me good. Thoroughly enjoyable to be able to bring you some more audio entertainment – I’ve got a few ideas for the episode 42 playlist already. 🙂

    CG, I just noticed that you’re doing a chiptune podcast yourself. I’ve grabbed the back catalogue, and will give the first one a spin on my commute tomorrow.

  6. I desperately want the HVSC on my iPod Touch. What is really bugging me is despite being jailbroken, it would seem not ONE PERSON is working on porting a SID player. I can’t program (despite many attempts to learn) and carrying HVSC around in my pocket is my killer app. *sigh*

    Thanks for the podcast. Good to see you back.

  7. Hey,

    I checked out your show a while ago, and I wanted to email you because I think you have a really great concept. Your shows are interesting, and I’ve had fun listening through them. The episodes keep getting better and better.

    I’m always looking around for new shows to listen to because I’m a podcaster too. I do a weekly music review show called Have You Heard (http://www.haveyouheard.net). We interview musicians, talk about music news, and review two new records every week. You should check it out. I’d love some feedback on the show.

    -Adam Trimble

  8. Thanks Adam,

    If you guys are looking for new stuff to review, you might want to check out the “Syntax Era” album ( available on http://c64audio.com/ ) – it’s a brilliant blend of 80s pop and Commodore 64 classics – and I’m not just saying that because the producers are friends of mine. 🙂

  9. Just found this site, what an awesome way to listen to remixes of tunes from my youth updated, and glad you have it in MP3 format so I can enjoy in my car (don’t have an iPod).

    Would love to hear a few remixes of songs from games that I’ve never heard elsewhere (haha- my “requests”) but haunt my eardrums occasionally:

    “Realm of Impossibility” – by Electronic Arts
    “Adventure Construction Set – Opening Theme” – by Electronic Arts
    “Below the Root – Intro Theme”
    “Archon and Archon II – Adept opening music”
    “Master of Magic” By Mastertronic / Ron Hubbard

    Anyway, great stuff!

    – RM

  10. Oh, and how could I forget M.U.L.E.? But I’m sure there’s a remix of that I haven’t encountered yet.

    Just sat through a full podcast on my ride in to work today, perfect length for my commute!

    – RM

  11. Thanks for the feedback and the requests, Robinson. I’ve got a little something lined up for episode #42 that matches your taste – even though it’s an original SID rather than a remix.

  12. Looking forward to it, Jan!

    I stumbled onto the bittorrent link at Remix.Kwed.Org (what a treasure trove of tunes) and found MULE and Master of Magic remixes in the “No Longer on” torrent, but just to have one of my requests hit your podcast is an honor, I really enjoy them.

    By the way, speaking of SIDs, which I also love as-is, is there a good method/preferred program to make a playlist to play SID files consecutively in Windows?

    The SID-plugin for WinAmp requires manual advancement of songs from what I could tell. A program called XMPlay has a much better plug-in, but it often messes up the projected length of songs and you are left with several empty minutes (for instance, 5 minutes of dead space after a 30 second SID clip). For now I use XMPlay, but it is not totally hands-free easy listening.

    What do you use, if anything, to hear SID tunes back to back? (If you say an original C64 I might have to bust my old unit out – haha)

    Cheers,
    -R.M.

  13. @RM:

    My ideal setup would be a C64 with an MMC64 cartridge, The MMC64 has a built-in SID player, so you can stick the entire HVSC on an Secure Digital card.

    Unfortunately my C64 is tucked away in the basement due to space constraints, so I’m making do with the Mac version of SIDplay. The tunes played on the Take-away aren’t emulated, though – for those I use the straight-from-the-real-thing SID recordings on the various cd sets available from http://www.binaryzone.org/

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