Recently, I have been on a kick to find an album that perfectly encapsulates the way I feel when I watch old crime dramas. I came close with the non-album single Speaking of Happiness by Gloria Lynn, but it’s just one song, and it kind of steps away from the smokey crime noir feel at the end. Miles Davis’ 1957 soundtrack Ascenseur pour l’échafaud comes pretty close to scratching that itch, as does the soundtrack to Anatomy of a Murder.
DC folks, if you’re free on Friday June 2nd, I highly recommend you plan to attend this event on the Politics of Art in the Middle East from the Institute of Current World Affairs.
Tempest is a survival game built in pico-8. It’s challenging, but it’s also a lot of fun.
Apparently today is Andrew Talks about Pico-8 day. (See Tempest, Combo Pool) Following that same line of thought, here is an Excellent demake of StarFox for the Pico 8. It’s in 3D, it’s got a rockin’ soundtrack, and it’s an absolute technical marvel.