I, GameJew: The Mushroom Singdom 10/1/07

Wow! What a week for the Virtual Console! The Lost Levels is one of my all time favorite Mario games. I can beat it! No really, I can. It’s the kind of game I get completely addicted to once I start. The last level is nigh impossible, but once you finish, well, you know the feeling. Incredible. 

For this song, I went down an electronic route, something I dabble in from time to time. Not especially my forte. I’m in Vienna right now doing an Artist Residency (as GameJew), and the apartment I’m living in is big and boomy, something I’m not used to in terms of recording. I had a hard time pinning down the vocals, and I eventually went with (what was supposed to be) a Bowie-esque warble. What do you think?

Sin and Punishment! I’ll admit, I had never heard of this game, but DAMN! It’s really fun. While I was playing, that funky ukulele hook and then the (brilliant, if I do say so myself) rhyme of “punishment” with  “guninment”, just popped into my head and I rolled with it. I think this goes well with the picture, no?

Yay for Virtual Console games that don’t suck!