In addition to new regular co-host Mike Cruz, we’ve got a couple of extra special guests: Kevin Kmetz and Mark Thornton of California Bay Area band God of Shamisen. Kmetz is a master of the titular instrument (the fretless Japanese lute — you probably know what it is, even if you don’t know the name), and the band incorporates progressive rock and metal into their music for an utterly unique sound all around. And they’re big geeks, too — as you’ll discover when you hear the awesome Final Fantasy Attack medley the closes this week’s episode out. You can find out more at the God of Shamisen website linked above, and I’ve also added their first album — Dragon String Attack — to my Amazon widget in the sidebar. Rock!
The Geekbox — Episode 26 (2009-08-05)
Wherein we formally welcome new permanent co-host Mike Cruz, introduce our listeners to the God of Shamisen, talk about a bunch of baby games, rave about the League of Legends beta (well… ONE of us does), get psyched for the big World of Warcraft patch, mourn the passing of The Matrix Online (not really), ponder the art of murder in Hello Kitty Online, tell stories of Animal Crossing-related near-breakups, sound off on Burn Notice episode 3×08, consider Futurama’s future, and rock out with some Final Fantasy Attack. Starring Ryan Scott, Karen Chu, Mike Cruz, Andrew Fitch, Ryan Higgins, and special guests Kevin Kmetz and Mark Thornton.
Running Time: 1h 15m 19s
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