In return for your patience with my completely erratic publishing schedule here is a little something for your Christmas stocking. Sadly, the (huge) delay is partly caused by the podcast going back to its single-host roots, as Makke has had to cancel his co-host gig. That being said, here’s eight carefully selected tunes that should put a smile on your face – including one that’s become a regular fixture at this time of year. And a brief recap of what’s been happening in the world of C64-related music. Enjoy!
Just in time for Christmas, Makke and Jan skip an obvious opportunity to pour themselves a generous helping of glühwein. Instead they get all serious (well, not really), and cook up a delicious Commodore 64 styled music burger for you: Two Christmas tunes make up the bun, a solitary SID chiptune provides the dressing, and between it a solid slab of meat mixed from shredded guitars, beatup drums, and pounded pianos. Also, to spice things up there’s C64-related “news”, feedback, and the usual banter on the side. And the “Classic Remix” segment takes us all the way back to 2001.
Just when you thought the C64 Take-away was back on a regular schedule, Makke and Jan go and mess it up again – this time blaming it on being extremely busy at work. To make things better, the lads provide you with the longest show so far, clocking in at just over an hours worth of C64 SIDs, remixes, and a couple of off-topic memories – including one about juggling floppies on the Amiga. Also, the “Classic Remix” is back by popular demand.
Holy rapid release schedule, Batman! Another C64 Take-away already? Makke and Jan are back to entertain you with even more carefully selected C64 SIDs and remixes – including an 8-bit tribute to the man who came up with the moonwalk, and a trip back to the early days of remixing. Also, we talk about the BBC tuning into the chiptune/remix scene, and Apple not wanting people to run emulated 6510 assembly code on the iPhone.
Makke is back for another co-hosted episode, coming at you from cloudy Malmö, Sweden. This time we bring you no less than three tunes from the new "Sounds of SceneSat" compilation, along with some other remixes, and a great SID tune by AMJ. Plus, we catch up on whats been happening in the world of C64-related music during the past six months. Also, Jan tries to stop talking about Twitter.
The ultimate jukebox: Stick the HVSC on an SD card, mount card in a MMC Replay or 1541 Ultimate cartridge (which Jan managed to refer to as "MMC64" and "1541-III Ultimate") and have instant access to the entire HVSC on your C64.
SceneTone plays .SID files on your Symbian S60 mobile