Soundtrack Saturdays: Pokemon Stadium Theme (SSBM Version)

Hey, did you know Pokemon turned 20 this week? Yeah, I was surprised, too. I remember when the series first came to America. I was in that perfect target demographic sweet spot; I had a Game Boy, watched weekday afternoon cartoons (Pokemon was technically my first anime, as Toonami hadn’t premiered yet), and still had the time to dedicate hours to catching ’em all. I can still recite the original PokeRap. I don’t think I need to elaborate on Nintendo’s brilliant marketing campaign; the fact that the series has survived this long – with two brand new games coming out this Christmas – speaks for itself. Nintendo definitely knew they were onto something by 2001, when they included this song in Super Smash Bros. Melee. A fully-orchestrated remix of the anime’s title theme, complete with an utterly epic choir? Yeah, that’ll blow any fan’s mind the first time they hear it. While I don’t play Pokemon anymore (an exercise in futility if there ever was one), I still remember the original games fondly.

If you want more SSBM, you can find the full OST here.

Good gaming, good music.

Happy Birthday, Polymathically!

Hey, folks. Don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Polymathically just reached its first birthday! I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I first started. When I typed the original post in the middle of the night last October, it was more of an awkward, self-imposed challenge to try something new. I never dreamed it’d last this long, or that I’d be able to meet so many other awesome and creative people, or that I’d have any kind of following. I just want to thank everyone out there who reads the blog. I’m immensely grateful for your support; it’s so good knowing that other people wonder and want to learn about the same things I do. That’s what this place is all about.

Oh, and I turned 30 earlier this week as well. Does that make it a double-happy birthday?

Stay curious.