Sunday, May 13, 2012

Short Post and a Song #2: Heckling Train

It's terrible to watch a train's doors close just as you arrive on the subway platform. It's even worse when the train chooses to sit still for a full minute or more. It's like that train is mocking you. It could help you get to work on time, but it won't.

"That's what you get for playing that extra game of Tetris," the train taunts. "You thought you'd have the time to make breakfast at home for once and save some money? Hahaha, fuck no."

You, Heckling Train, are an asshole.


"Ocarina of Time Medley" by Setu-Firestorm

I was recently listening to a playlist on, and this lovely song came on. Dan McNerderson told me that it was a medley of songs from the Legend of Zelda game, Ocarina of Time, which he assures me is quite literally the best video game that has ever existed. 

So now I'm left somewhat curious about a video game for a very long time. Mostly, though, I'm just glad that however good the rest of the game is, the creators clearly put a lot of work into their music.

I'm pretty excited about this Video-Game-Music-Can-Be-Good-to-Write-to epiphany. Do you guys know of any other video games with good music? I really have no idea. I haven't played video games since blowing into the carton was still considered the Cure of All Ills.


  1. Some music is. It's just as hit or miss as regular music, I think.

    I will say... Ocarina of Time is a pretty awesome game. Maybe I'll replay it this summer... Such a busy summer though, so we'll see..! Zelda games are pretty darn good overall.

    ..My mom named her old cat Zelda..

    1. I'm really curious to play it now! Danners made it sound so fun. I played the original Legend of Zelda way back in the day and it was my very favorite game.

  2. I'm so glad you finally discovered this! I have stories to tell you about this game when I come home... and don't worry, this game is still in the era of blowing into cartons, you're not old yet!

    1. Cousin! I look forward to your Zelda stories, though I doubt they're as good as the stories about that wizard board game we played for two days.