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Joe DeRosa

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Just an average Joe who loves Music, Video Games, and the New York Yankees. I make alot of Coffee, too.

Insidious: A Fine Showcase of Music and Horror

So over these past few weeks I've been really getting my fill of horror movies. I've reached back to as far as the original installments of "Amityville Horror," and "Nightmare on Elm Street." I also took a look at more recent releases, but most of them were of no interest to me. While I was in the process of...

Smooth McGroove

From Oklahoma City, Max Gleason, known by his stage name, Smooth McGroove, went from someone who gave private music lessons to an up and coming YouTube sensation who specializes in video game music covers. While, you may be led to think of that as something that is quite common, he makes his covers a bit more out of the...

Why Video Game Music is Memorable

We've lived in a world of gaming for over 30 years now, and we have been exposed to some of the most timeless video game tracks to date. Who could forget the choir at the start up menu of  "Halo"? Or what about the heart-racing stealth themes that are found in the "Metal Gear" franchise? These tunes are certainly...

Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions is Coming!

Get hyped fellow Pokemon fans! The, "Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions," tour has been announced and is touring through various cities this year! Witness a night of musical pleasure as you see a medley of live orchestral overhauls to all of your favorite Pokemon songs from the past 20 years and even a few new arrangements. So far, very little has been...

The Music of Star Fox Assault

As many of you already know, one of my most beloved franchises is the "Star Fox" franchise. I have loved this series since my childhood and I am happy to be sharing another article on it again! While it may be out of the blue to go back to "Star Fox" so soon, I decided to write about "Star...

The Influence of Music Games

If there's one thing that I feel is completely undervalued, it is definitely the importance of music games on our society. While many people see the popular music games that are suited for families and casual gamers as simple and fun party games, there is actually a lot more to that. These games have given plenty of musical opportunities...

Hail to the King: Deathbat

I'm sure that a majority of the followers of this site are well aware of the band, Avenged Sevenfold. If you aren't sure, Avenged Sevenfold, is a California based hard rock group that has reached high levels of success over the past decade. However, this article is not meant to reflect on the band's background, but rather a new...

Wants of the Masses – “Mario Kart 8”

Well everyone, it appears that the hot topic of the week has been the release of "Mario Kart 8". Everyone has been raving about it, and for good reason. "Mario Kart 8" has certainly exceeded my expectations. Epic level design, beautiful graphics, and of course, the superb soundtrack  have really made me enjoy this game. This soundtrack is full...

“The Music of Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire.”

So with "Pokemon Omega Ruby," and, "Pokemon Alpha Sapphire," being announced, (finally), I decided to reflect on the soundtracks of the original releases for the GBA. Before I go on with the analysis, I must say that I believe that the original titles' soundtracks may be the most important collection of music to the handheld series, and for good...

The Music Of Star Fox 64

I've been saving this topic for weeks, but I thought I'd finally get around to it now. For those who don't know, "Star Fox" is among my top 5 game franchises, as I have played almost every installment in the franchise, (save for "Star Fox Command",) and have loved every second of every game. I'll still never forget the...