Category Archives: Music Performances

I sometimes record myself playing things and post it to my YouTube account.

Pushing Onwards – VVVVVV

I’ve loved VVVVVV since it came out and took hold of my free time. I still have to beat Veni, Vedi, Vici…

I’ve wanted to play Pushing Onwards forever. I chose UnofficialSoundtrack‘s arrangement. Sheet music available for free: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/23040402/Pushing%20Onwards.pdf.

There is also a different version out there by arranger and musician Brent Kennedy. His version is more of an arrangement than a reduction – which this performance is. I will never have the dexterity that @UnofficialSoundtrack has. Have a listen to his performance… which is much cleaner and much more epic:

Pushing Onwards, along with the rest of the fantastic VVVVVV soundtrack was composed by Magnus Pålsson.

Music for the Sadness of Xion [Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days]

This is the Kingdom Hearts Piano Collections Field & Battle version of Xion’s Theme, from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. This piece took several months to … well, not quite perfect, but get it to this level. There are a few errors. Cookies to you if you didn’t notice them.

I also invested (probably way too much) money into some new recording gear. The new camera is a mid-range Canon toy, the EOS Rebel T3i 18-55mm. It’s very pretty. I also grabbed a a microphone set: the MXL 440/441 Ensemble, featuring a unidirectional one pointing to the back of bass strings, and a cardioid for ambience. Everything’s mixed by a Behringer XENYX 1202FX. Small, compact, powerful, affordable, highly recommendable for everyday recording.

So yes, I love my new basic rig. All for under $2000. If you like what I do, feel free to donate :)

Footnote for the curious: Yes, I am wearing my custom Organization XIII cloak.