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December 24, 2018

Hi, everybody. How's everybody doing t'day. Okay, it's been a while since my last appearance, but the rumours of my death are greatly exaggerated. I swear, the Trappucino incident never happened.
Anyway, got a couple new soundtracks NES-ified and gotten one video done so far, with one more hopefully to finish by years' end, but I don't wanna jinx it, so I'm not making promises. Is it because I'm a fat lazy-arse? Well, there is that, but there's also the fact that I spent a good while nitpicking over some stuff in a couple OMF tracks because... well, let's face it, I thought it could those two tracks could use some work. No, there's no surprise for guessing which ones. Yes, there's also the fact that I'm lazy, but that's just ONE of my two excuses. For what it's worth, both soundtracks are up, and I'll get the second video done as soon as I can (oi, I wish the second was the easier one..., since it's shorter, you think it would be... BLARGH).
In the meanwhile, why not take a gander at the first one. Hell, you might want to space it out into two stints anyway: it IS almost thirty minutes long, but on the other hand, it didn't make sense to divide it up at all. Sometimes that's just the way the cookie crumbles. See you again soon. Have a fantastic holiday. :)

January 3, 2018

I know it's been a while, and since I know nothing big was gonna get finished by the time the holiday season was through, I took a little detour and whipped something else up in the meantime. It didn't even occur to me that the new year also heralded Red Dwarf's 30th Anniversary until I was working on a video to accompany the music, or I might have been tempted to do even more. Still, even though it's a bit late—the music was done on time for New Year's Day, the video wasn't—I figured, "why not use it to celebrate the new year anyway?" So here we are. 30 years of Red Dwarf. 30 years of laughs. And most importantly, 30 years of awesome music, courtesy of Grant/Naylor Productions and Howard Goodall. Per usual, there are NSF's and MP3's over on the music page. Or check the link below for a similarly brief video version including the first three tracks (the fourth is a Title-only extra for people who don't like the full Series II introduction).
Happy New Years, everybody!

November 27, 2017

Well, it's about time I got done with that MMPC project and moved on, right? Truth is that I've been done with the last of the tunes for a while and have been tinkering with the animation, though in my defence I've had to animate everything the hard way. And I already started on another project ages ago but haven't been able to get back to that due to circumstances (i.e. bullies, crooks, stalkers, terror-mongers) quite out of my control. But enough of obnoxious excuses, even if they are valid: everything's up and ready for viewing, and that's the way I like it. Dunno if I'm gonna get right back to that particular project right away, even if I do expect it to be done at least some time next year (there's a reason why). Outside of that, I do expect to get back into the game some time during the holiday season. With precisely what, I'm not sure, but I've got a few good ideas... meaning a few good games that deserve some coverage, the retro lovin' way and which I'm sure could find some appreciation and I'm keen on doing just that. So please, enjoy the links below. Cheers! :)

September 16, 2017

Bugger... I've been holding back a bit because there should still be one more tune to finish, but this may be my last update for some time, especially since I've been hard pressed to find the inspiration for the Final Ending tune. Anyway, three more tunes are up to round out the soundtrack. Although there are two more tunes to play, one is a repeat (the Credits tune from the first game was always supposed to end the soundtrack as well). Who knows. Maybe I'll get lucky and I'll be able to post again. Until then, be well and be happy. :)

August 26, 2017

Well, I'm done with the robot master stage themes and the related videos. There's still a few tracks left, but I'm confident they're nothing to worry about. In the meantime, links are provided and the music page is updated. Cheers. :)

August 22, 2017

I totally forgot to post here after I finished the rest of the tracks from the first game. Worse, I finished the last music video some time ago as well. Not that it's been too long, but sorry to any patrons. Not that I have many, but I appreciate each and every one I have. I'll attempt to do better in the future. In an interesting turn, I've gone ahead and also started on the other game music. Although updates on that will likely be more sporadic, I am getting close to done with the primary stages, and in fact two of them are already up on the Music page. Please enjoy the new content. Oh, and here's a link to the last video, as well as to the MMPC playlist showing all the videos available for that soundtrack. That should help regarding future releases.

August 14, 2017

Okay. I finished what I'm calling the Chozo XABY Pack Plus — that's three of his compositions, revamped and NESified, plus one (Stage Start) simply because it fits the section, and is rather generic to the series anyway. In even better news, I finished off another couple of tunes, one of which has been lingering for any number of reasons. I also cleaned up that section since it was getting a bit ugly. Hopefully I'll have a video up in the near future, especially since the music part of the project is getting pretty close to done anyway. Hope you enjoy the new jingles. Peace out.

August 10, 2017

True enough, didn't want to wait to share a couple more, although the nature of the new tracks is a little different than the last ones. These new ones are transcriptions of original works by an old friend named Strugglepoo — better known as Chozo XABY now, pity though, I liked his old name better xD — who worked on the project around the same time I did. He submitted a number of great tunes for the project, including stuff like a Stage Select theme, Boss Battle, Crorq and Wily Tower, etc. It's a few of these that I'll be working on to be included in this rendition of the first PC game of the two. (I don't have plans of doing Mega Man 3 PC at this time, though that may eventually change.) Mind you, I only have the old MP3's he gave us all to go by, but it does well enough with enough time, and here's some of the result! Just mosey over to the music page to find 'em. Enjoy!

August 6, 2017

And even other trends continue! I am one buggered mother-freak! LMAO! I guess I should wait for remarks to come back on the Famitracker forums, which is strange since I usually haven't gotten so much as a hit in the past. Well, other than spam. Can you count spam? Other than the canned stuff, I mean, which isn't bad, but I digress....

Released an updated version of the Dyna Man Stage, though the old one's still at the bottom keeping old man Sonic company for posterity's sake. In brighter news, I've managed to finish Volt Man almost a week ahead of schedule, and though I'm loathe to the potential of doing extra work, I presently feel like I'm on fire and want to eek this out while I still have the energy. So, here's a (music) video for anybody wanting to catch a piece of the action (yes, that's a TOS reference), so happy trails until next time. Just don't let anybody trick you into playing a hand of fizzbin. Now, enjoy the show!

July 30, 2017

And... the trend continues! Here's one for Dyna Man. To my knowledge, I can't remember if I shared this concept with but a few people, so it's nice to get it out there for everybody. The same goes for the new Volt Man Stage, which I've already started on (yes, even before the video version was done) and should hopefully be done soon, before I move on to the rest of the tracks. Notefully, I don't intend on doing any of the MMPC3 tracks, but who knows, maybe I'll get bold and do 'em anyway. Only time will tell....

July 30, 2017

Well, I've got a slightly different update this time: instead of adding more covers to the mix, I went back and transcribed an original work of mine I did for a collab remake project back in 2008/2009 called Mega Man PC: The Crorq Chronicles. It was supposed to be an updated version of the old PC games Mega Man and Mega Man 3, an interesting idea to be sure, but the dev(s) lost steam, the project hit development hell, and the finished product never hit the light of day. Sound familiar? It's a pity because some of it looked really good. On the other hand, the tune I wrote for Volt Man is one I kept rewriting bits of over and over in my head for ages, and have now finally finished in FamiTracker, something I was never able to manage back then.

There's another reason it's good for me too: I needed something rather more life affirming to keep me driven this past week. Anyway, got a link to the video below. Hope you enjoy as much as I did making it. Nice to see something so old feel so new and vibrant, even though it'll never be used for what it was intended, having it play against the background of the stage of the original game makes it feel as if, for once, I actually participated in the finished product for once. Kinda cool, huh?

July 21, 2017

Well, it's about bloody time. The first video I made was both too large and too long, at least for an initial upload. Although I have kept a copy of that version, I had to do a scaled down and trimmed version from scratch for... a number of reasons, not the least of which is that the program I was working with decided to start malfunctioning. Yay! While I still prefer the former version, the newer version has its pros and I'm pleased to finally stick it on the Yuckiest of Tubes, or Youtube as I think most people call it. Anyway, the links are provided below. Feel free to let me know what you know you think. Or feel free to talk behind my back if you prefer. Either works for me.

Actually like to develop a trend here, with Cannon Fodder being the next project. After all, it has been nearly 15 years since Richard Joseph kicked the bucket and although it wasn't the greatest game in the world, Cannon Fodder was a unique and enjoyable RTS, with a Diamond Eyes theme way before The Expendables came out and a short but memorable soundtrack that made you feel quite the jerk for all the grunts in your platoon who get killed to advance the effort, hence the name of the game. I'd really like to do that Boothill some justice, but I digress. Hope you enjoy the vids. :)

June 25, 2017

Well, now. It's been a bloody long while now, hasn't it? I mean, seriously, I'll bet most of you will think I've gone and bitten the bullet now, haven't you? Suckers!!! Like the great Samuel Clemens before me, the rumours of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. Was that not the quote? (Yeah, I know it isn't, but my version sounds better, so tough crap.)

Anyway, my apologies if there's been any projects that I haven't personally finished yet. I've been on the backlog from hell for what seems like ages now. Even my most current, which started last September and should have been done by December, has managed to fester in development hell since January. In the end, it took less than ten minutes. It would still take even longer, but I've decided to release ahead of schedule. I wanted to make a video to go with this and post on the Great Tube of You, but since it's my first video project and I can be an obsessive nitpicker, it's taking friggin' forever. So... if you'll head on over to the music page, you'll see that I've released an NSF arrangement of the soundtrack from Raptor: Call of the Shadows...
or Raptor: Call of the Retro, as I'm calling it.

Now there are some MP3 recordings too, and they might even sound better than the NSF on some computers due to the fact that I recorded it straight from the FamiTracker Module. That's right. It's a genuine NSF, and not some silly GSXCC mockup or synthfont. This really is the real arcticle. After two failed attempts at FTM projects over the years, I finally managed to get one off the ground and finish it off. Is it perfect? Probably not, but I had a lot of fun making it when I could find the time, and now I can share it with the FamiTracker community and the world at large. I hope you enjoy it. Cya. Peace out. :)

February 25, 2009


It's been a while since my last update, hasn't it? Needless to say, not too awful much has been happening lately. Some erstwhile projects have been canned while others still remain unfinished in lieu of more pressing concerns.
As they say, life's what happens when you make plans.

In the meantime, I did upload a couple of new covers that I finished for a team project late last year. It's not much and they're certainly nothing stellar, but they may satiate your taste for a short while. I also fixed a few minor html issues that I hadn't noticed sooner (oops). Until next update, I bid you adieu. Good luck and happy browsing. :)

February 27, 2008


So I finally got off of my duff and started finishing some midis that had been languishing in some old directories for what seems like an eternity. I know it's not much, but I'll probably be updating the site off and on until I start getting burned out again. Sorry this hasn't been getting done more often. Thanks again for your patronage.

October 22, 2007

To any and all who have been visiting my site, thank you for your patronage.
For those who haven't yet noticed, I haven't really been updating the News section all that often, and I also have a tendency to update the Music page without posting notice here. This trend shall likely continue unless I add a lot of midis or mp3s to the site at a single time.

August 26, 2007

I've decided some bit of slight site work.
The site will likely be somewhat disfunctional for a while, but hopefully the end result will be worth it.

August 19, 2007

Originally ported from my previous site (buzzgamex.googlepages.com), the site you see before you is the fruit of my labors.
At current the pages consist of a Music Page featuring various midis/remixes that I have done and a Profile page of my semblance. Hopefully, I will be able to update often. As the world spins, more sections will undoubtably be added.

Thank you for your patronage.

Also, many thanks to ButzaW for helping me get started. Thanks, man!

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