Friday, October 20, 2017

Discussion: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew Ending Themes (Part 1)

Anne from Pikapi Podcast drops by once again to compare the ending themes of the eighth Pokemon movie. In this rare example of a Japanese musical group many US fans have heard of, Puffy AmiYumi's "Song of Origin" faces Jim Malone's "We Will Meet Again". Which one will come out on top?


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Want to listen to my local radio show?

Earlier this year, I started doing a pre-recorded radio show on a local low-power FM station. Find out how you can listen:



Note: The 10pm Wednesday slot does seem to be a mistake and is used for a different show.

WWMV Web Site
From 8 To 64 on SoundCloud

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Which Pokemon Songs Are Underrated?

In the next month or so, Anne from Pikapi Podcast and I will be doing a special on underrated Pokemon songs, and we're looking for your ideas:

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 11-Pokemon Worlds 2017/Destiny Deoxys Music

This installment has two segments. In the first (0:48-19:56), we have a pair of interviews from Worlds 2017. One is with the winner of the Seniors TCG event, and the other is with the Masters Division runner-up of the Sun & Moon video game competition.

The second segment (20:04-50:51) is a discussion of the ending themes of Destiny Deoxys. Anne from Pikapi Podcast helps me compare the enigmatic Tommy february6 to the possible X-Files fan Bree Sharp, and we decide which song better fits the movie.



Links:

Segment 1:
Sam Pandelis on Twitter

Segment 2:
Pikapi Podcast

Monday, August 28, 2017

Geek.Kon 2017: Super Smash Bros. (Wii U) Tournament Winner

At this year's Geek.Kon in Madison, WI, I had the opportunity to interview Josh (not John) Sullivan, winner of the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament. Find out how John used Luigi to take the event.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Interview: Pokemon Worlds 2017 TCG Seniors Winner (Zachary Bokhari)

At the recent Pokemon World Championships in Anaheim, CA, I got an opportunity to interview Zachary Bokhari, who won the TCG tournament in the Seniors Division with a Ninetales GX deck. Find out why he chose it, and what it feels like to be a world champion:

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Pokemon World Championships 2017: Tour & Cosplay

Ever wonder what you can find at the Pokemon World Championships? We take a look at this year's event in Anaheim to find out:


Additionally I had a chance to discuss one of the attendee's cosplay outfits, where she dressed up as "Yellow" from the Pokemon Adventures manga. Find out the materials she used and the process of making the outfit:

Monday, August 14, 2017

20th Pokemon Movie: First US Location List + Soundtrack Unboxing

The first US locations for the 20th Pokemon movie, have been revealed, but the locations aren't distributed the way you might expect. I explain why:


Twinfinite article
Destructoid article

If you still need a bit more information on the movie, we recently unboxed the soundtrack from Japan:

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Poke Press Digest Podcast: Episode 10-Jirachi Wish Maker/North American Internationals 2017

This episode has two segments. The first is a discussion of the ending themes of the sixth Pokémon Movie, Jirachi: Wish Maker. Anne from Pikapi Podcast helps me sort out some of the differences between the similar Japanese and English songs.

For the second segment, we have a pair of interviews from North American internationals 2017. Find out what strategies were used by some of the top TCG players at the event.



Links:

Segment 1:
Pikapi Podcast

Monday, July 31, 2017

Music Recommendations Don't Work for Me...

The algorithms that suggest music to me can't quite seem to get it right-perhaps my taste in music is structured differently: