After a long streak of not being able remembering my dreams, I just woke up from the most vivid, exhilarating, and satisfying dream. Normally, when I have a dream I have to struggle to type it into my Notes app before all the details fade away, but in this instance, the memory is so clear it’s like I’m just recalling an actual event that happened to me. But… there’s a strange twist, something I’ll get to later.
On February 18th, 2013 Harmonix formally announced the end of weekly DLC tracks, ending a 275 week streak that consisted of over 4000 songs. A few weeks later, Don McLean’s “American Pie” was released as a fitting final song. Although I’ve played Rock Band less and less over the past few years, it really feels like the end of an era for me. Harmonix started the plastic instrument revolution by releasing Guitar Hero in 2005 and Guitar Hero II in 2006 to much acclaim, but they had a grander vision of what music games could be. This vision was finally...
[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/83813353″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] “To Zanarkand” from the Final Fantasy X Piano Collections. Composed by Nobuo Uematsu, arranged by Masashi Hamauzu. Forgot I knew this song, this was the best take of my practice session last night. Ended it halfway through because those arpeggios need some work!