It’s been about a week since we went to the Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour in California, and here are some of my thoughts on the concert highlights and the experience as a whole. Highlights -The E3 trailer for Kingdom … Continue reading Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour Thoughts
Tuesday was the long-awaited Zelda concert in Symphony Hall in Phoenix. We went with family and friends of Chris’ and the experience was absolutely fantastic. The Symphony of the Goddesses came to Phoenix five years ago, and from I heard, … Continue reading Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses Concert Thoughts
As Michaela mentioned in another post, we had the chance to go see the Distant Worlds concert in Phoenix this past weekend. It’s actually the third time I’ve been to a Final Fantasy live event — there was A New … Continue reading Music to My Ears: Answers (FFXIV)
After going to the New World concert last year, I thought that if it was the only Final Fantasy concert I would attend that I would be content. But after going to the Distant World premiere performance in Phoenix last … Continue reading Final Fantasy: Distant World Concert Thoughts
Chris and his sister went to go see Muse at Gila River Arena in Glendale, and he decided to grab a few quick videos of the awesome in-the-round set to toss on the channel. Muse always delivers in its live … Continue reading Muse, Live in Arizona (Dec. 5): Four Videos
This past Friday, Chris, Nick, Shaun and I attended the Final Fantasy New World concert in Phoenix. The concert was held at the Crescent Ballroom, a partial bar and venue. We initially had some complications getting in (basically, they didn’t … Continue reading Final Fantasy: A New World Concert Thoughts
By Michael Shaffer Ever heard of Video Games Live? Think of some of the best video game music that’s out there played by an orchestra and chorale, with short films, live video game play on a massive screen, and a … Continue reading Guest Post: Aural Nerdgasm: Video Games Live
A couple months ago, I put together a series of answers to some questions as part of a project at Extending the Fantasy. The project is essentially gathering the experiences and stories of video game music fans and performers through … Continue reading Music to My Ears: Final Fantasy Q&A
Shaun and I were down in Phoenix over the weekend and some of the usual hijinks ensued. We played golf in the scorching heat (seriously, why in the hell is it 105 degrees in mid-April?), and have the videos to prove it. As always, you can subscribe to our Youtube channel to get the latest updates on when things like this are put up.
We also were part of a farewell party for our news girl, Molly. No, she’s not leaving the show (despite all the content she’s made us lose). She’s going overseas for a year to help teach kids English through song and dance. Supposedly everyone was going to be swimming at this party, but Shaun and I were tricked and ended up being the only ones. I also set a modern-day record for most giant Hebrew National hot dogs eaten before swimming.
Finally, we went to the Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses concert on Saturday night. Definitely worth the money. Even though the balcony seats weren’t spectacular, they still provided a perfectly good view of the proceedings. One of the neat touches was a monitor by the conductor’s stand that allowed the conductor to sync the timing of the orchestra with videos that were playing on a giant screen in the background. It allowed the sound and video to work together to tell something like a small story and really added to the experience.
Anyway, busy weekend, and I’m sure we’ll talk more about it on this week’s show. In the meantime, here are those golf videos.