48: My Stepdad Is the Game Master

In a Singing Mountain first, this episode features a person who is not me: Katherine Spiers, friend and business partner, comes in to talk about TableCakes, the Los Angeles-based podcast network we started together and what that means for Singing Mountain listeners. She also talks about growing up being the stepdaughter of Howard Phillips, the American spokesperson for Nintendo back in the NES days and then we play a loosely structured game about video game music. Plus two stories about Macaulay Culkin and one about New Kids on the Block!

Please give a listen to Katherine’s food podcast, Smart Mouth. And if you want to support Singing Mountain, you can now do so on Patreon.

Track listing:

0:19: You’ve Come Far, Ness (Coffee Break) / Earthbound / Keiichi Suzuki and Hirokazu Tanaka
5:13: A Rainy Day / Pikmin 3 / Asuka Hayazaki, Atsuko Asahi and Hajime Wakai
8:48: Daytime / Wii Weather Channel / Kazumi Totaka
13:13: Shooting Star Summit / Paper Mario / Naoko Mitome, Chika Sekigawa and Yasuhisa Baba
18:23: 4 a.m. / Animal Crossing: New Leaf / Manaka Kataoka, Atsuko Asahi and Kazumi Totaka
22:01: Lake Lamode / Super Mario Odyssey / Shiho Fujii 
28:33: Title Theme / Metroid / Hirokazu Tanaka 
32:13: Aquatic Ambience / Donkey Kong Country / David Wise 
36:57: In the Air Tonight / Phil Collins
37:54: Bayou Boogie / Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest / David Wise
39:24: Kefka’s Theme / Final Fantasy VI / Nobuo Uematsu
42:23: Chun-Li’s Stage / Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition / Yoko Shimomura
45:27: Beware the Forest’s Mushrooms / Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars / Yoko Shimomura
47:37: Inside the Castle Walls / Super Mario 64 / Koji Kondo
52:15: Hi Hi HI (Saturn Valley Theme) / Earthbound / Keiichi Suzuki and Hirokazu Tanaka

Drew Mackie