25 July 2018

Live Event: SALEM Podcast Recording and Dance Party on 9/8/18

The Legacy Music Hour is doing a live podcast recording at the Bit Bar arcade/restaurant/pub in Salem, MA.  The recording (Episode 206) will start promptly at 10:30am on Saturday, September 8, 2018.  It'll take about two hours to record and it will be like a regular episode but with a live audience.  If you live in the area or close to the area, come on out and bring who ever you like, as long as they won't be bored by people listening and talking about video game music (and singing along to video game music).  All ages welcome.  Admission includes access to the all-you-can-eat cereal bar, $10 dollars in arcade tokens, and a raffle entry for prize giveaways including video games, gift cards and more!

Later that night, starting at 8:30pm, Brent Weinbach and Rob F. Switch will DJ video game music from the 8-bit and 16-bit era.  Dancing is encouraged!  No remixes, no covers, no adaptations of non-video game music -just pure, original, dancy music from the Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, and more!  This is an ALL AGES event and ADMISSION IS FREE!s!.

The Legacy Music Hour Salem Extravaganza
September 8, 2018
10:30AM - 12:30PM
8:30PM - 11:00PM
Bit Bar Salem
50 St Peter St.

Salem, MA 01970

Facebook Event Page here:

More info and tickets here:

18 July 2018

LMH Mixtape #73: Jazz Music 2

All right, look.  KeyGlyph here.  I've been trying to compose a measured introduction to this mixtape for the usual Legacy Music Hour blog post, and I'm officially giving up.  Jazz Music 2 is just too darn good.  It's dreamy, it's busy, it's romantic, it's introspective; it'll conjure up images of bustling cities one moment and lonely hotel lounges the next.  I can't quite put it into words, but there's some real magic going on in this one.  So please, let this VGM genre tour whisk you away to a place where piano is king, everyone knows the Fox Trot, and life seems to glitter just a tiny bit more than you're used to.


Instant new favorite: Zero4 Champ - Seaside Memories
Other instant new favorite: Earthbound - Venus Live!
Brewed new favorite: Bahamut Lagoon - Menu
Honorable Mentions:  Everything else?!

Most hopeful for a Brent Weinbach piano cover of:  Ganbare Goemon 2: Kiteretsu Shogun Magginesu - The End?

Track listing and original episode:


04 July 2018

Episode 202: TurboGrafx-16 3

Yet another TurboGrafx-16 focus, although it’s mostly all PC Engine tracks this time.  In this episode, the boizz get cross-wibed, the boizz talk cereal, and Brent shares some special food recipes of his own creation.  NOTE: Rob played the wrong track for Mahjong Gakuen, which was just a variation loop of the beginning of his intended track.  He had become so sleepy by that point that he didn’t notice it wasn’t the track in its entirety.  The full track was added later, which is why the full track doesn’t play while the boizz are talking over it.  Full track listing below.

Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year (North American release unless otherwise indicated)

Dragon Egg! - D. Takahashi, M. Masimoto - Unused 2 - Tenky/NCS/Masaya - PC Engine - 1991

Wai Wai Mahjong: Yukai na Jantomi-tachi - unknown - Riichi - Video System - PC Engine - 1989

Cross Wiber: Cyber Combat Police - Hiroto Saitoh (Dandy Hiroto) - Story Out - Sankindo/Face - PC Engine - 1990

Makai Hakkenden Shada - Shogo Sakai, Masaaki Iwasaki, Takafumi Miura, Seiichi Hamada, Yuji Suzuki, Yusuke Takahama - Battle with Garyo - Data East - PC Engine - 1989

Mahjong Gakuen Touma Soushirou Toujou - Atsuko Iwanaga (Ako Matsudaira) - M.A.M.I. (Story Mode Ending) - Sankindo/Face - PC Engine - 1989

Yuu Yuu Jinsei: Victory Life - Takeaki Kunimoto - gameplay - Hudson - PC Engine - 1988

Jinmu Denshou - Takane Ohkubo (Benjamin.Hebi), Masaaki Uno (M. Uno), Goblin Sound - Semimaru - Manjyudo/Big Club/Wolf Team - PC Engine - 1989

Aoi Blink - Shinichi Sakamoto, Souichirou Harada - In-Game 7 - West One/Hudson Soft - PC Engine - 1990

J.J. & Jeff - Takeaki Kunimoto (Kinoko Kunimoto) - Field 3 - Hudson/Turbo Technologies - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Takeda Shingen - unknown - Round 1 - Jaleco/Aicom - PC Engine - 1989

Spiral Wave - unknown - Space Battle - Media Rings - PC Engine - 1991