All posts tagged: soundtrack

Randy Newman makes fun of short people

It’s hard to reflect of some of the most iconic Pixar/Disney films without having fond memories of their soundtrack/score. Toy Story, for instance, is a film that always brings me a fuzzy warm feeling when I see the opening credits. Not only am I reminded of the loveable characters, but the films title track “You got a friend in me” will always transport me to a simpler, happier time. And whether it be the Toy Story films, Cars, A Bug’s Life or even Meet the Parents, those films wouldn’t pack the same punch without the musical stylings of one Randy Newman. If you’re not familiar with Randy Newman, here’s his story….He’s a musician who had minor success in the 1970’s but didn’t find his true calling till the 90’s when he partnered with Disney to make soundtracks for the films listed above. His voice and style are very whimsical making his songs simple, silly and fun. Oddly enough one of his biggest solo hits was a song that was wildly misinterpreted. The track was called …

Cool Spot For Sega Genesis Flat Out Ruled

My first video game system was a Sega Genesis. I never owned a Nintendo or Super Nintendo. I never owned an Atari. I never owned a Sega CD or Sega Saturn. I owned a Sega Genesis. I steadfastly supported this system over Nintendo as I have previously written about here: http://blog.thenostalgiablog.com/2013/04/23/sonic-the-hedgehog-is-greater-than-mario/ One of the games I played regularly was Cool Spot, pictured above. This game was wicked awesome. It involved a red mascot for 7UP cola with arms and legs who shot soda bubbles out of his hands to harm bad guys. He could also grab onto surfaces and climb up them. The goal was to collect as many “spots” as possible (the equivalent of rings in Sonic) and to release fellow Cool Spots from cages found within the levels. If enough Spots were attained, Cool Spot had the ability to enter a bonus level with the goal of spelling the word UNCOLA if the mission was completed. The sound effects in this game were awesome. Here’s a YouTube video of the Cool Spot soundtrack. I …