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Georgia Music Gamers Podcast

Georgia Music Gamers Podcast

By Georgia Music Gamers Podcast
A podcast that covers the history, events, and lives of music and rhythm gamers in Georgia and the greater Atlanta area. We record and upload shows from our discord channel.

The video segments are recorded to Youtube and placed on a playlist. If you want to see chat and shared images, follow the YouTube channel.

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Ep #24 - THOMAS HOWARD INTERVIEW - 09/21/2019
In this monumental episode, we interview one of Bemani’s most extensive contributing musical artists, Thomas Howard Lichtenstein!  We learn about his rich history in producing music, many details about Konami employees he has worked with in the past, and quite possibly a few earth-shattering revelations along the way!  Check out the Georgia Music Gamers Podcast Youtube playlist for a Video Recording of this interview! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2eVNzSBWfo [Please note we had slight audio problems until 14min 20sec due to connection issues. Thanks for understanding!]   * Please check out Thomas’ newest album release, created after two long years of effort.   Decades by Thomas Howard Lichtenstein https://thecaptainthl.hearnow.com/   * Please check out “Stratosphere,” Thomas’ collaboration with Konami alum Toshio Sakurai a.k.a. TAS Project,  as mentioned in the interview. https://soundcloud.com/tasproject   * Please check out Thomas’ previous album release, as featured in this interview.  Butterfly by Thomas Howard Lichtenstein  https://thomashowardlichtenstein.hearnow.com/butterfly   * Please read out Thomas’ re-release novel about Unicorns (yes, you read correctly), which took him five years to write:   The Seven Kingdoms: Tales Of Unicorns (Future Kingdoms)   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089CQVFRD?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860&fbclid=IwAR335D-DjKYFGeB15dq_1BKbu-rtzHqo3pbrno9Y5g_BwJHOrB7rZ8PEjQc
02:35:28
June 16, 2020
Ep #23 - BRAD HOLMES INTERVIEW - 08/31/2019
In this incredibly special episode, we interview the prolific Brad Holmes of Konami music game fame! We learn about the production of the tunes he's provided to Bemani games over the years, as well as some surprising information you can't find anywhere else! His history might surprise you! (And yes, we talk about Crash! from DDR). Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/RMjzhZhJfFg If you want to join the Discord, leave a comment on the Youtube video for an invite! Rated T for some language and commonly used four-letter words.  Theme Song: Move on (Original mix) - François F. Typical Schedule is announced once a week in the Georgia Music Gamers Discord!
01:16:56
September 6, 2019
Episode 22 - "E3 2019 Discussion" - 06/15/2019
 In this episode, we discuss as a group all of the major conferences during this years E3. We discuss hot takes and the games that captured our attention and imagination this year. We get into some spicy discourse at the end! If you want to join the Discord, leave a comment on the Youtube video for an invite! Rated T for some language and commonly used four-letter words.  Theme Song: Move on (Original mix) - François F. Typical Schedule is announced once a week in the Georgia Music Gamers Discord! 
01:17:30
July 2, 2019
Episode 21 - "Momocon 2019 Recap + Ahegao-Con" - 05/30/2019
In this episode, we discuss what happened during Momocon 2019 from the point of view of the Georgia gamers, the overwhelming amount of Ahegao hoodies and all the other stuff that occurred during the convention.  If you want to join the Discord, leave a comment on the Youtube video for an invite! Rated T for some language and commonly used four-letter words.  Theme Song: Move on (Original mix) - François F. Typical Schedule is announced once a week in the Georgia Music Gamers Discord! 
01:14:33
June 1, 2019
Episode 20 - "Atlanta's Food Tier List" - 05/03/2019
 In this episode, we welcome everyone back to the podcast after ANOTHER long hiatus. We discuss Wendy's and their Spicy Chicken Nuggets, and rank some of the best restaurants in the Atlanta/South East region.  The top restaurant MAY or MAY NOT surprise you! If you want to join the Discord, leave a comment on the Youtube video for an invite! Rated T for some language and commonly used four-letter words.  Theme Song: Move on (Original mix) - François F. Typical Schedule is announced once a week in the Georgia Music Gamers Discord! 
01:22:44
May 10, 2019
Episode 19 - "EAT SPORTS" - 01/03/2019
In this episode, welcome everyone back to the podcast after a long hiatus. We discuss even more upcoming Bemani events, The Big Deal, RAJ, KAC, and food places to eat in the ATLANTA area. If you want to join the Discord, leave a comment on the Youtube video for an invite! Rated T for some language and commonly used four-letter words. Theme Song: Move on (Original mix) - François F. Typical Schedule is announced once a week in the Georgia Music Gamers Discord! 
01:04:59
January 4, 2019
Ep #18 - And we're back! - 11/29/2018
In this episode, welcome everyone back to the podcast after a long hiatus. We discuss Bemani events, KAC, IIDX rootage, and other music game items. If you want to join the Discord, leave a comment on the Youtube video for an invite! Rated T for some language and commonly used four-letter words. Theme Song: Move on (Original mix) - François F. Typical Schedule is announced once a week in the Georgia Music Gamers Discord!
58:22
November 30, 2018
Ep. 17 - Dance Dance Revolution 20th Anniv. - 09/27/2018
In this episode, we discuss the 20th Anniversary of DDR!! We all reminiscence about the fun we had growing up playing DDR, and the stories are probably more varied than you think! If you want to join the Discord, leave a comment on the Youtube video for an invite! Rated T for some language and commonly used four-letter words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76SAYGjZ5B4 Theme Song: Move on (Original mix) - François F. Typical Schedule is EVERY WEDNESDAY or THURSDAY @ 9pm EST in Georgia Music Gamers Discord!
01:10:30
September 28, 2018
Episode 15 - BK Foot Lettuce - Bonus Episode
An episode that we lost due to recording shenanigans. I decided to upload what I was able to salvage instead of not uploading anything at all. This upload is now considered a "Bonus" Episode. If you're interested, the entire video recording still exists on the Youtube page... but, you can find that one yourself :)
14:29
September 7, 2018
Ep. 16 - What games are you playing?? - 09/06/2018
In this episode, we discuss tournaments that are coming up, we have a return to Wert's dream theater, and we discuss the games we're playing right now! Check out kelsi's artwork! https://twitter.com/kelsidraws or https://www.instagram.com/kelsiscribbles/ Link to the Gitadora Discord for the Online Tournament: https://discord.gg/M7qCJzB If you want to join the Discord, leave a comment on the Youtube video for an invite! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gMmfzPbp8Q Rated T for some language and commonly used four-letter words. Theme Song: Move on (Original mix) - François F. Typical Schedule is EVERY WEDNESDAY or THURSDAY @ 9pm EST in Georgia Music Gamers Discord!
01:13:08
September 7, 2018
Ep. 14.5 - Open Discussion - 08/08/2018
In this episode, the crowd is here to talk about whatever is on our minds! No real topic, discuss whatever is on your mind! Next week will be a no show (out of town), so we'll be back the following week of the 22nd. If you want to join the Discord, leave a comment on the Youtube video for an invite! Rated T for some language and commonly used four-letter words. Theme Song: Move on (Original mix) - François F. Typical Schedule is EVERY WEDNESDAY or THURSDAY @ 9pm EST in Georgia Music Gamers Discord!
01:07:51
August 9, 2018
Ep. 14 - Bemani Anniversaries - 07/26/2018
In this episode, we discuss the longevity of several different games in the Bemani series, and postulate why they're as popular as they were. We also talk about the games that were cancelled and consider what could have been! If you want to join the Discord, leave a comment on the Youtube video for an invite! Rated T for some language and commonly used four-letter words. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EQQ-OPmIRc Theme Song: Move on (Original mix) - François F. Typical Schedule is EVERY WEDNESDAY or THURSDAY @ 9pm EST in Georgia Music Gamers Discord!
01:13:55
July 27, 2018
Ep. 13 - "Hey Man, What Song Should I Play?"- 07/19/2018
If someone was to ask you for a recommendation of a song to play on a music game, what would you tell them to play? That's the topic of today's show! All of us will recommend songs to play on our favorite games! Listen in, you may learn something new! Rated T for some language and commonly used four-letter words. Theme Song: Move on (Original mix) - François F. Typical Schedule is EVERY WEDNESDAY or THURSDAY @ 9pm EST in Georgia Music Gamers Discord!
01:01:43
July 20, 2018
Ep. 12 - Life in Japan - with Penguinman PT. 2 - 07/11/2018
The group will be discussing Japan with Georgia Native, Nathan Garcia (Penguinman, NFORZA) & we'll be covering topics on life, love and music games. Rated T for some language and commonly used four-letter words. Topics of Discussion in this Podcast are: 1) Where are you originally from? 2) What is your history with the GA music game community Talk about games he played, favorite bemani game, talk about active years, talk about friends he hung out with! 3) Any favorite events you went to in the past? What college/career decision made you decide to go to Japan? How were you first years, any friends you made, whats it like to live there and job prospects and history 4) Discussion about Silk Road (MANAGING A BUSINESS IN DOUJIN STUFF) 5) Life in Japan!! 6) MEETING BEMANI ARTISTS AND OTHER FUN STORIES
01:03:23
July 12, 2018
Ep. 11 - Life in Japan - with Discoman PT. 1 - 07/05/2018
The group will be discussing Japan with Georgia Native, John Matthews (Discoman / JonJonJapon) & we'll be covering topics on life, love and music games. Rated T for some language and commonly used four-letter words. Topics of Discussion in this Podcast are: 1) Where are you originally from? 2) What is your history with the GA music game community Talk about games he played, favorite bemani game, talk about active years, talk about friends he hung out with, talk about Tournament Scene and who he ran it with, and discuss the Free style fanaticism that used to permeate the ddr community 3) Any favorite events you went to in the past? What college/career decision made you decide to go to Japan? How were you first years, any friends you made, whats it like to live there and job prospects and history 4) Discussion of things doing for fun! 5) Life in Japan!!
01:05:39
July 6, 2018
Ep. 10 - Arcade Horror Stories - 06/28/2018
The group will be discussing their most and least favorite arcade stories involving kids, parents and everything in between. Rated T for some language and commonly used four-letter words. Theme Song: Move on (Original mix) - François F. Typical Schedule is now EVERY WEDNESDAY @ 9pm EST in Georgia Music Gamers Discord! (With anchor.fm audio uploaded later) Topics of Discussion in this Podcast are: 1) Intro 2) Everyones Stories! -Wert -Kevin -Cho -xybur -Toaster -Isaac And others! 3) Discussion about Round 1
01:09:24
July 1, 2018
Ep. 9 - DDR STORM @ CEO - 06/20/2018
The group will be discussing DDR Storm 2018 happening next week at Daytona Beach Florida! Go visit, its gonna be awesome! Rated T for some language and commonly used four-letter words. Theme Song: Move on (Original mix) - François F. Typical Schedule is now EVERY WEDNESDAY @ 9pm EST in Georgia Music Gamers Discord! Topics of Discussion in this Podcast are: 1) Intro 2) Tournaments at CEO 3) DDR Extreme Pro 4) Pump it Up 5) ITG 6) Other events
01:01:50
June 21, 2018
Ep. 8 - E3 2018 Discussion - 06/13/2018
For our inaugural stream on Twitch, the group will be discussing their most anticipated titles revealed during E3 2018 week! Now you can catch us live on http://twitch.tv/xybur
01:06:35
June 14, 2018
Another announcement!
No new show this week because it's Momocon! Follow the YouTube channel if you want to watch a digest video after the convention ends. We'll be back on podcast schedule by next week!
02:47
May 25, 2018
Ep. 7 - Momocon Discussion - 05/17/2018
Convention Time! The Georgia Music Gamer's talk about Momocon 2018! The participants will discuss the convention, a slight history, some events going on including tournaments as well as funny stories from years past. If you want to join the Discord, leave a comment on the Youtube video for an invite! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEK15RemiiM Rated T for some language and commonly used four-letter words. Theme Song: Move on (Original mix) - François F. Typical Schedule is now EVERY THURSDAY @ 9pm EST in Georgia Music Gamers Discord! Topics of Discussion in this Podcast are: 1) Intro 2) New things Tokyo Attack are bringing to MomoCon 3) Semi-official Sound Voltex tournament for the first time ever in Georgia 4) DDR and PIU tournaments 5) If you liked Dance Evolution Arcade and love waking up early in the morning on Saturday... 6) Meet basically everyone from this chat for a group photo
01:00:18
May 18, 2018
Ep. 6 - DEFEND YOUR GAME - 05/13/2018
DEFEND YOUR GAME! The Georgia Music Gamer's talk about their favorite music games! The participants will discuss the virtues of their game and why you should try it out! Topics of Discussion in this Podcast are: 1) Intro, 2) Kevin with Edutainment, 3) John with Guitarfreaks, 4) Trek with Sound Voltex (with assist by Porky), 5) Wert with Pop'n Music, 6) Vincent with Pump, 7) Cho (via xybur) with Reflec Beat, 8) Ending comments. If you want to join the Discord, leave a comment on the Youtube video for an invite! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4UmEaFX-I4 Rated T for some language and commonly used four-letter words. Theme Song: Move on (Original mix) - François F. Typical Schedule is now EVERY THURSDAY @ 9pm EST in Georgia Music Gamers Discord!
01:12:50
May 15, 2018
Special Announcement!!!
We are not going to record a new episode tonight! Catch us next week live in the Discord at 9pm on Wednesday, May 9th, or listen to our recorded show in the days to follow!!
01:34
May 2, 2018
Ep. 1 - Pump it Up Talk - 03/28/2018
Listen to various members of the Georgia Music Gamers discord talk about various topics relating to pump, old and new tournaments, and love. If you want to join the Discord, the link is here: https://discord.gg/Sc48zAT Rated T for some language and commonly used four-letter words.
59:08
April 28, 2018
Ep. 5 - Beatmania IIDX Discussion - 04/26/2018
With a very special IIDX Discussion! Listen to the GA Music Gamer's talk about Beatmania IIDX, the DJ Simulation game by Konami, and special Kaiden guest dotphase! Listen to various members of the Georgia Music Gamers discord talk about topics relating to beatmania, Kaiden, musical artists, and love. If you want to join the Discord, the link is here: https://discord.gg/Sc48zAT Rated T for some language and commonly used four-letter words.
01:45:57
April 28, 2018
Ep. 4 - Interview w/ Justin Torres - 04/19/2018
With special guest, Justin Torres aka mynameJT , Video Producer Extraordinaire, featured on several music games parody videos from Beatmania IIDX and others! Listen to various members of the Georgia Music Gamers discord talk about various topics relating to parodies, video production, Music Games, and love. If you want to join the Discord, the link is here: https://discord.gg/Sc48zAT Rated T for some language and commonly used four-letter words.
01:38:56
April 28, 2018
Ep. 3 - Interview w/ DM Ashura - 04/11/2018
With special guest, Bill Shillito aka DM ASHURA , Music Producer Extraordinaire, featured on several music games such as DDR, Beatmania IIDX, Pump it Up and others! Listen to various members of the Georgia Music Gamers discord talk about various topics relating to music production, FL Studio, Music Games, and love. If you want to join the Discord, the link is here: https://discord.gg/Sc48zAT Rated T for some language and commonly used four-letter words.
01:00:07
April 28, 2018
Ep. 2 - GApan Discussion - 04/04/2018
With special guest, ANDYNUMBERS, owner of GAPAN Arcade. Listen to various members of the Georgia Music Gamers discord talk about various topics relating to home arcades, GAPAN, buying and selling Arcade PCBs, and love. If you want to join the Discord, the link is here: https://discord.gg/Sc48zAT
01:51:04
April 28, 2018
Episode #0
Welcome to our inaugural episode! Please forgive the technical difficulties as we were testing audio settings! (This episode is only uploaded for posterity!) Listen to various members of the Georgia Music Gamers discord talk about various topics relating to music games, life, and love. Rated T for some language and commonly used four-letter words.
52:07
April 28, 2018