Hello, dear readers! A week or so ago, I thought about writing this post but thought better of it. Why? Ehh… well, for a few reasons. First of all, it isn’t really /about/ video games, and secondly, I’ve been kinda picked on for doing this before. What am I talking about?
Listening to your own music while playing a video game.
And okay, “picked on” is a strong phrase for this. When I mentioned years ago that I liked listening to a certain artist while playing Twilight Princess, one of my friends pointed at me and yelped “Sacrilege!” And I totally get it – TP has a fantastic soundtrack. But after I’ve played a game the whole way through, I will sometimes turn on my own playlist and rock out. …At least I used to. Now I’m a bit more self-conscious about it, weirdly.
A week and a half ago, I took some days off work and decided to just get out for a while. It was raining the whole time, so I drove around and went to a few bookshops I hadn’t been to before. I threw on some music I listened to when I was a kid or teenager, and memories – mostly of playing Ocarina of Time – came flooding back. Then I started thinking about music I now hear and associate with certain games.
So here’s just a brief insight of what I listened to when playing certain video games: