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April 17, 2014

Unoriginal Soundtracks #84: Goat Simulator

Every other Wednesday, I share a playlist of songs tangentially related to a single game or series. Songs about alien sex for Mass Effect, world leaders for Civilization, and so on. Make requests to @USPodcast on Twitter.

This podcast is all about goaty things like trampolines, tongues, and parties. Its mix of jazz, reggae, and hip hop is far more relaxed than a playlist about Goat Simulator should be.

April 13, 2014

Unoriginal Soundtracks #83: Titanfall

Every other Wednesday, I share a playlist of songs tangentially related to a single game or series. Songs about alien sex for Mass Effect, world leaders for Civilization, and so on. Make requests to @USPodcast on Twitter.

Titanfall is set in a hellish future where superhuman pilots and giant robots wage war for oil. Unsurprisingly, it inspires a playlist with its fair share of metal.

April 09, 2014

Shuffled #57: UToob

Every other Wednesday either Matt or Alex C-Y share their love of music in an assortment of ways. Shuffled is a podcast whose format is as varied as their tastes in music, so hopefully you won't ever be bored and everyone can find something to enjoy.


Oh YouTube. Your endless supply of videos knows no bounds! This episode I'm joined again by TylerAbstract as we listen to some of the tracks we play in our music video sharing rotations. Read on to check out the show and the music videos too.


March 19, 2014

Unoriginal Soundtracks #82: GRID 2

Every other Wednesday, I share a playlist of songs tangentially related to a single game or series. Songs about alien sex for Mass Effect, world leaders for Civilization, and so on. Make requests to @USPodcast on Twitter.

This successor to the TOCA games is perhaps the best way to virtually TOur the world with a CAr. GRID 2 inspires this globetrotting playlist of blues, jazz, and rock.

March 12, 2014

Shuffled #56: South By

Every other Wednesday either Matt or Alex C-Y share their love of music in an assortment of ways. Shuffled is a podcast whose format is as varied as their tastes in music, so hopefully you won't ever be bored and everyone can find something to enjoy.

Let's talk South By Southwest this week. Or rather, let's listen in. There are many reasons people travel all the way to Austin, Texas for SXSW: Cool new social media ideas, independent films, multiple tech conferences. In the midst of all this, though, is a crazy amount of live music! Bands from literally all over the globe descend on Austin in a ferocious wave of sound. I can't make it there this year, but someday I plan on it! For now read on to hear tracks from bands and artists rocking out the whole week at South By. 

February 26, 2014

Shuffled #55

Every other Wednesday either Matt or Alex C-Y share their love of music in an assortment of ways. Shuffled is a podcast whose format is as varied as their tastes in music, so hopefully you won't ever be bored and everyone can find something to enjoy.


We're back at it once again with a brand new playlist! Pretty much a standard, randomly compiled mix on this week's (though I should be saying month's) episode. I'm also joined again by my chum, TylerAbstract, while frequent background noise maker Jon makes a quick appearance too. This mix is courtesy of a short drive around town with my mp3 player set to shuffle, though I had to make a few editor choices to skim the length. Enough about the mundane happenings of a lowly podcast host and producer. Click on to the tunes!


February 19, 2014

Unoriginal Soundtracks #81: Assassin's Creed 4

Every other Wednesday, I share a playlist of songs tangentially related to a single game or series. Songs about alien sex for Mass Effect, world leaders for Civilization, and so on. Make requests to @USPodcast on Twitter.

Going from metal to male-voice choir to blues to sea shanty, this playlist is as contrasting as the 18th/21st century sci-fi/swashbuckler it's all about. It's not pirating if you hit the Amazon Associates links.

February 05, 2014

Unoriginal Soundtracks #80: Call of Juarez Gunslinger

Every other Wednesday, I share a playlist of songs tangentially related to a single game or series. Songs about alien sex for Mass Effect, world leaders for Civilization, and so on. Make requests to @USPodcast on Twitter.

Of all the instalments in Ubisoft's western series, this one is neither bad nor ugly. Call of Juarez: Gunslinger inspires this playlist of rock and roll, metal, and folk.

February 04, 2014

Unoriginal Soundtracks #79: Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy)

Every other Wednesday, I share a playlist of songs tangentially related to a single game or series. Songs about alien sex for Mass Effect, world leaders for Civilization, and so on. Make requests to @USPodcast on Twitter.

Rapidly hammer the space bar to enjoy this playlist of rock, folk, and reggae all about David Cage's apocalyptic thriller.

January 08, 2014

Unoriginal Soundtracks #78: Pac-Man

Every other Wednesday, I share a playlist of songs tangentially related to a single game or series. Songs about alien sex for Mass Effect, world leaders for Civilization, and so on. Make requests to @USPodcast on Twitter.

This podcast was originally going to be about Puck-Man, but I was scared of mis-speaking. So enjoy this playlist of hip hop, rock and roll, and country about Pac-Man.