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Reviewing and/or listening to older music and even newer albums, music videos or anything music related.

The original Zelda Rap by 5-3 Federation + lyrics

As a kid with such software available to my hands as Napster and a love for Nintendo, it didn’t take long for one of the terms I searched for would be “Zelda” and sure enough I was able to find something. Zelda Rap by 5-3 Federation. I downloaded it and after 20 minutes or so I got to listen to it.

The rap uses the original The Legend of Zelda intro as the beats as he raps about the game and making random geeky references. This was more than a decade from when geek culture was “cool” so it really was done for the passion for the game. There are tons of zelda raps now but this is the original and if you ask what an odd choice well remember that the original commercial had a zelda rap, though I guess that would make it the original, nevertheless check it out:
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Instant Star “Waste My Time” French cover by Marie-Mai

Instant Star was a Canadian show that dealt with Jude Harrison, the winner of a music reality show contest’s first season and her life after it. It’s a fairly interesting show and one of the best songs ever featured was “Waste my Time” who Alexz Johnson (Jude Harrison) performs. Not long after a singer from Quebec, Marie-Mai covered the song and while she changed the lyrics somewhat it’s still a cover. A neat coincidence is that like the show she was initially known as one of the finalists of the first season of the Quebec reality show Star Académie, quite a fun parallel from the concept of the Canadian show.

The song is her second album Dangereuse Attraction. Also check out a live version of Tôt Ou Tard at EXPO Québec in 2009, the lyrics (paroles), and translation below.
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Listen back.. Kittie: Spit in your eye DVD

I want a piece of your soul!
I want you!
I want to know what you’re all about!
gimme! gimme!

KiTTiE was a popular all girl nu-metal band in the early 00’s that quickly rose and disappeared from the spotlight but “Spit in your eye is” a VHS chronicling their adventures on their first tour so it is able to give a snapshot of what the band was like at that time specific time so let’s take a look.
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Shigeru Miyamoto & The Roots perform Super Mario Bros. theme

When Reggie Fils-Aime went on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show to show off Super Mario Run and the Nintendo Switch he also brought in Miyamoto. As some of you know Shigeru Miyamoto loves music hence why he made the much hated Wii Music game but it’s really one of his passions probably more than video games so here we see him palying the Super Mario Bros. theme with The Roots which is nice.
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Listen Back.. System of a Down – SOAD self-titled album review

I had just begun 7th grade when I was talking about music with a friend and back then I didn’t have a wide variety in my taste in music but each of us mentioned “one” was a great album, the one he mentioned was System of A Down’s self-titled album. We each lent each other an album and began to listen. I don’t really remember what I thought about it when I first heard it, I didn’t love it but I remember listening to it many times so I’m guessing I didn’t hate it either. I used to listen to it a few times while making Pokemon Decks for the Pokemon league on friday nights. Funnily enough I don’t remember thinking it was a particularly heavy album and this was one of my first exposures to metal. My friend eventually moved without warning so he never gave me back my album and I got to keep this one, my only problem when I was older is that it was an edited CD and the only edited version of the CD that I ever owned.
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Listen Back.. The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Nightmare Revisited

One day I”m cleaning the garage and I find my old The Nightmare Before Christmas Burger King watch I got as a child, I was in High School now and I needed a watch and I thought it was perfect and it was since many seemed to like it. It was only about a year later that the nightmare before christmas nostalgia hit and we had tons of new merchandise everywhere and now everyone had TNBC related stuff and it wasn’t as much fun wearing my Burger King watch.

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