Sunday Serenade: Bucks Fizz, Missing Persons, and more!

Time for another Sunday morning dose of random songs that I’ve been listening to this past week! Welcome to Sunday Serenade — now let’s crank the jams up with…

“Destination Unknown” by Missing Persons — This more than fills my 80s pop quota for the week. I wish they still made music like this, I really do.

“Making Your Mind Up” by Bucks Fizz — I can’t imagine another song that I’d rather do a dorky white man dance to than this one.

“Angelo” by Brotherhood of Man — I just have to respect any song that is this dedicated to its rhymes.

“Mamacita” by Guys ‘n’ Dolls — And now I know where “mamacita” comes from. I always used that word, never knew.

Sunday Serenade: Martika, Emmit Fenn, and more!

Time for another Sunday morning dose of random songs that I’ve been listening to this past week! Welcome to Sunday Serenade — now let’s crank the jams up with…

“I Feel the Earth Move” by Martika — You never realize how much you need a strong shot of ’80s music until you get some and feel deeply satisfied.

“Wicked Wonderland” by Martin Tungevaag — If you can tolerate the sax as a primary chorus motivator, it’s a pretty bouncing track.

“BuDuDuDum” by Emmit Fenn — I think I found my new jam. Gonna play this once a day.

“Revolting Children” from Matilda the Musical — Never let it be said that Syp doesn’t love a good strong musical number!

“Do Si Do” by Diplo — Such an unusual sounding song, especially with the whispered/growl of the singer and the shamelessly western vibe, but man, it hooks you right in and doesn’t let go.

“Pale Sun Rose” by Matthew and the Atlas — This almost slipped beneath the waves of my interest, but something about it keep bouncing it to the surface. I could picture driving along, listening to this, so onto the playlist it goes!

“Daydreams” by Meado — I’m finding that I’m a complete sucker for great tropical tracks, and this one fits the bill perfectly.

Battle Bards Episode 167: Childlike wonder

Tapping into their inner children, the three Battle Bards get into the spirit of name calling, trading stickers, and goofing off in kiddie MMOs. It’s another episode devoted to 100% kid-themed games and their soundtracks and the weird rabbit hole tangents that the hosts find themselves pursuing. Did you know Switzerland has a Not-Fun Zoo? Never, ever go there. Just trust us.

Episode 167 show notes (show page, direct download)

  • Intro (feat. “Main Theme” from LEGO Minifigures Online, “Shrouded Glade” from Free Realms, and “Aerokid” from Habbo Hotel)
  • “Character Creation” from FusionFall
  • “Jammer Anthem” from Animal Jam
  • “Arissola” from Temtem
  • “Maple Island 1” from MapleStory 2 
  • “Unicorn Adventure” from Fantage 
  • “Kid’s View” from Trickster Online 
  • “Goofy Speedway” from Toontown Online 
  • Which one did we like best?
  • Listener notes: Katriana, Danny, and Ratstew
  • Jukebox picks: “Ode to the Bridge Builder” from World of Goo, “First Steps” from Unravel, and “Ophelia” from Elsinore
  • Outro (feat. “Bolshoy Theatre” from Hello Kitty Online)

Sunday Serenade: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Manian, and more!

Time for another Sunday morning dose of random songs that I’ve been listening to this past week! Welcome to Sunday Serenade — now let’s crank the jams up with…

“Freebird (Live)” by Lynyrd Skynyrd — It’s too bad no one’s ever heard of this one, it’s pretty groovy.

“Theme” from Malo Korrigan — Never heard of this cartoon, but this is exactly the type of theme song that I would’ve loved when I was a kid. High-octane dumb action worming right into your head.

“Sandbank” by Mandeh — One of those trippy, relaxing tracks you want to put on the background and enjoy without really noticing it.

“Main Menu” from UEFA 2000 — Yup, I’m surprised as you are to be listening to a GameBoy sports game soundtrack, but here we are.

“Loco” by Manian — An older sounding, but no less groovy, club track. I like the crowd’s part in the chorus.

“Wind in Your Hair (OC Remix) from Mario Kart Wii — A really excellent remix that keeps escalating the melody in fun and exciting ways.

“When the Beat Drops Out” by Marlon Roudette — A happy, relaxing tropical tune. Now all I need is a beach.

Sunday Serenade: Klingande, LOTRO, and more!

Time for another Sunday morning dose of random songs that I’ve been listening to this past week! Welcome to Sunday Serenade — now let’s crank the jams up with…

“Old Friends” by Jasmine Thompson — Just one of those songs that puts you in a nostalgic, good mood.

“By the River” by Klingande — This definitely grew on me over the course of a few plays. I dig that beat.

“A Spaceman Came Travelling” by John Gibbons — Definitely the weirdest Christmas song I’ve ever liked, given a funky fresh remix. FUNKY FRESH.

“Lord & Master” by Apashe — A very intense track with a lot of audio tricks that takes you on a bizarre journey. It’s not a catchy song, but it is one that made a profound impact. It’s like the score to the most awesome part of an action movie you never saw.

“Crush” by Jazz Mino — A peppy remix of a fun ’90s hit. I’m cool with that.

“Archaeology Theme” from RuneScape — It was great to see Jagex release a full soundtrack to this latest update/expansion. I rather liked the main theme here.

“Hobbit’s Music” from LOTRO — A different take on a familiar theme.

Battle Bards Episode 166: LEGO Universe

Who knew that interlocking brick systems would result in so many video games — and a pretty good soundtrack? The Battle Bards step on many small bricks on their way to reach LEGO Universe, the now-defunct MMO that only ran for a couple of years. Tune in for a high-octane trip through toys, tunes, and alliteration as Syp, Steff, and Syl regress to their childhood!

Episode 166 show notes (show pagedirect download)

  • Intro (feat. “Spaceship Entrance” and “Pirate Cove 1”)
  • “Our Universe”
  • “Tortoise Terrace”
  • “Darkling Battle” 
  • “Pet Rock” 
  • “Nimbus Plaza”
  • “Magic Forest”
  • “Crocodile Corner” 
  • Which one did we like best?
  • Listener notes from Katriana and Scotty
  • Jukebox picks: “Mysterious Destiny” from Bayonetta, “The Sunflower Farm” from Ghost Giant, and “Thieves’ Forest” from Castle Crashers
  • Outro (feat. “Character Create”)

Sunday Serenade: Broken Back, Clara Mae, and more!

Time for another Sunday morning dose of random songs that I’ve been listening to this past week! Welcome to Sunday Serenade — now let’s crank the jams up with…

“Happiest Man on Earth” by Broken Back — I think Broken Back is a strong new band discovery for me. I haven’t run across them before and I’m really liking most all of their singles.

“Love Me Louder” by Ericé and Bells — Today I learned what vocal chops are. Apparently they are in this track. Have fun with it!

“Young Hearts” by BUNT. — Good chanty tune. See, chanty?

“Red River” by Chris Meid — Perfect for a road trip or a weekend relaxing at home with a book.

“Lost” by Clara Mae — Kind of has a new/old ’80s sound. I like how rapid the chorus lyrics go here.

“Who Am I” by Enzo Ingrosso — Do you wrap your entire identity in someone else? Then this song is for you!