Oh my god, I am the absolute worst for totally abandoning the thread after starting it. Been a busy couple weeks (Halloween in particular), so I haven't quite landed back on my feet yet.
This is awesome. And what great timing, too. In clarinet studio a selection of us present different musically related things each week, and I decided to be a nerd and talk about Sonic and audio sampling. I was going to make it about Michael Jackson's involvement in Sonic 3, but I decided to go against it because of it taking more than five minutes to explain (as you clearly mentioned in the beginning of the video, now that I mention it). I am planning on briefly touching on it at the end of my presentation, and I will absolutely plug your video. I think you did a great job.
Oh man, that sounds awesome! Hope it went/goes well, it's a really interesting subject (with more than a few if not nearly all of its roots right here and back in Sonic CulT), and I appreciate the plug! The video's been pretty amazingly successful, at least compared to the rest of our channel - it's about to crack 3600 views, which makes it our second most-viewed video of all time (and in only 20 days
, that's insane!).
Considering our most watched video ("The Top Ten WORST Zelda Games (so far)") is because everyone hates our picks, I'd say that makes this our most sincerely popular
video, so I can't complain!
Really enjoyed the video - I think it was actually a lot more fun than my 10th anniversary vid. I also had no idea it was you who realised the connection to Blood on the Dancefloor (google let me down there) so I apologize for not crediting you in my video for that find. Great stuff, real shame we were never able to get that interview with Cirocco.
Thanks Qjimbo! And no worries, ha. I was actually a bit anxious about presenting the "Blood on the Dance Floor" and Credits/Final Boss bits as my own discoveries, since I wasn't 100% sure no one had mentioned them before then, but I couldn't find anything
earlier so I made the leap -- if it turns out I wasn't first to the finish line on those, I'll definitely amend the video to say as much, but I can hardly blame you for not stumbling on those ancient forum posts (I almost missed them, too)
Funny story. I actually recently made contact with Cirocco again. I don't want to promise anything, but later this winter I'm considering trying to touch base with him one last time and see if there's anything left to unveil.
How do people mistake my username? it's 3 letters!!
Oh god, did I fuck it up? D:
As far as the visual timeline a few of you have mentioned: yeah, I fully agree. I was getting pressed for time at the end, and the timeline visuals I wanted to run with would literally have been another full day of editing that I wasn't sure I could devote to it at that point
If anything comes of the reconnection with Cirocco (or if I expand on the video with more of Sonic & Knuckles
brought into the story), I'll be making a point of bringing a visual timeline into the mix. I actually kind of don't like that I mentioned HIStory
so early in the timeline, when I could have saved that and dropped the big bit about five out of six Sonic 3
musicians being involved then.
Anyway, thanks for watching, guys! I'm glad it's been going over so well, and I'm thrilled to be able to help bring this stuff to a new generation of Sonic fans and Michael Jackson fans alike!