TrendCast #65- Interview with Tommy Tallarico of Video Games Live

If you have enjoyed the music in video games, then you probably have Tommy Tallarico to thank. He has composed a large amount of video game music. He is also the driving force behind Video Games Live. I interviewed him before E3 to talk about Video Games Live and his upcoming PBS special.

For more information on Video Games Live go to the Video Games Live website.

Host: Keith Schleicher
Guest: Tommy Tallarico

00:00 — Intro
00:45 — Creating Video Games Live
02:03 — Getting support
03:07 — Tommy’s Involvement in Gaming
05:24 — What Makes Good Video Game Music?
07:39 — Technology changes
09:10 — The Melody Is Where it’s at
09:52 — Choosing the music
12:04 — New album and DVD/Blu-ray, new live show
14:38 — web site with tour dates


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While not working as a Database Administrator, Keith Schleicher has been associated with Gaming Trend since 2003. While his love of video games started with the Telestar Alpha (a pong console with four different games), he trule started playing video games when he received the ill-fated TI-99/4A. While the Speech Synthesizer seemed to be the height of gaming, eventually a 286 AT computer running at 8/12 Hz and a CGA monitor would be his outlet for a while. Eventually he’d graduate to 386, 486, Pentium, and Athlon systems, building some of those systems while doing some hardware reviews and attending Comdex. With the release of the Dreamcast that started his conversion to the console world. Since then he has acquired an NES, SNES, PS2, PS3, PSP, GBA-SP, DS, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One S, Gamecube, Wii, Switch, and Oculus Quest 2. While not playing video games he enjoys bowling, reading, playing board games, listening to music, and watching movies and TV. He originally hails from Wisconsin but is now living in Michigan with his wife and sons.

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