Turbo Nugget

March 5, 2009 9:39 AM

I have a problem: I can't stop writing songs for my beloved puggle. Turbo Nugget is what we call it when he can't take the excitement and sprints a few dozen laps around the house, followed by a nap. I felt this was best expressed in chiptune form.

I debuted this in my chiptune set at Magfest in January, and handed out dollar-store noisemakers, whistles, and tambourines. It was a blast.

posted by jake (9 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

Pretty laid back tune for a dog going buck wild. I'm into it, though.
posted by orville sash at 12:18 PM on March 5, 2009

Man, this and Staring at My Spaceship are easily my favorite two chiptunes around. Kudos again.
posted by potch at 1:47 PM on March 5, 2009

I can picture the game - a Sega Megadrive platformer set in various indoor environments. House, hotel, office block, hospital. That would be a sweet game, and this would be a sweet soundtrack for it.
posted by robcorr at 11:32 PM on March 5, 2009

Ha! This is the same dog that "Nuts on the Go" is about, right? Ah, to have such a muse.

This is a blast. I'm going to have to figure out what this "chiptune" thing is all about.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 3:52 AM on March 6, 2009

I'm stuck in my cubicle, and my iPod battery just died. I came here, found this, and now it's getting me through the rest of the day until the weekend starts. Many thanks.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 11:24 AM on March 6, 2009

Yay! You're welcome, and thank you! Have a very happy weekend.

Karlos: I'd be excited to see what you could do with chiptunes. E-mail me (through my site, biglionmusic.com) if you ever need any help or have any questions about where to get started. That goes for anyone else, too -- Sharing the happiness that is chiptune music is a privilege I deeply enjoy.
posted by jake at 3:16 PM on March 6, 2009

Wow. This prompted me to listen to the other chiptune stuff you've put up on MeFi Music. I can't help but to picture it as a soundtrack to an adventure in my head. MOAR!
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 4:04 AM on March 7, 2009

I agree with Robcorr. This is the first time I've ever listened to a song and seen the game so vividly in my head. Special move, hit a shoulder button to engage the pug's e-brake, and skid around corners to collect loot (dust bunnies)! I mean, if this was dog racing game/platformer.
posted by hanoixan at 1:23 PM on March 9, 2009

Oh, man. So great.
posted by cortex at 2:07 PM on April 14, 2009

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