Me and Shad were at video games live. More specifically, the post-show developer/composer meet. We were he rded into a line and Koji Kondo left ~10 minutes into the event. About an hour of drawing phallus in pictochat later, I was at the walk-o-composers. I'll keep this post Sonicy. 1) Spencer Nilson. He was pretty cool and I told him that SonicCD had a great US sound track. The US one was much different (which he composed) but still great. He thanked me and said he thought he did a good job. I asked why the new sound track and he said that Sega decided the sound track should be more American. He also said it was controversial at the time. When asked for personal stories, he said since there was a new female character, he decided to put female vocals in lots of the songs. He also mentioned that it was hard to do Sonic Boom since he wanted it to sync kinda (like Toot Toot Sonic Warrior). We told him he did a good job and he heartily agreed. 2) Richard Jacques. "Good job on the Saturn Sonic CD." "Thanks." (Shad was more into it.) 3) Jun Senoue. I told him his music was awesome and that it practically made the games. I said Sonic game just wouldn't be as fun without his music. He signed the slip to my Sonic 3 box, and I asked him "I know you didn't do most of the songs in this game specifically, but which did you do?" and he responded "This one? ... Just the bonus round and special stage." Then I dropped the mo' fuggen bombshell on him. "So why didn't you compose the music for Sonic Crackers or Knuckles Chaotix, rather than those two girls who hadn't really done anything?" He stares at me with wide eyes and terrible teeth. "Crackers!?" He pounds the table and stands up Phoenix Wright style, "CRACKERS!?" "Yeah. Actually I have it on my PSP right here." A lie. It was Shade's PSP. I'd already set it up with Dgen running. I unpaused the game, showed him the title, pushed start and put the PSP in his hands. Everyone in the vicinity was staring wit ha wf kinda look, including Richard Jacques and the other composers around. Jun put the PSP down and held his hands up. He made a couple noises like "oh... ahh.." and immediately started digging around in his pockets, then his suitcase. After digging in his coat pockets he find a digital camera, and after happily saying "Crackers!" takes a picture of me holding Sonic Crackers running on a PSP. He just stayed silent at my questions about it though. =( He wrote down my name, autographed and gave me a copy of the Sonic Adventure 2 OST sampler, and game me a guitar pick with his name on it. I took a picture with him and he asked me to upload it on his website. I asked one last wuestion about which was his favorite song in Sonic 3&K and 3D Blast MD. He considered and said the Bonus round with the gravity balls. (I wanted him to answer for both but oh well). I know "pix or it didn't happen" but I don't have them atm. My camera is back at my room so I don't have them till the end of the week. They're on Shade's Photobucket and Myspace though.