I've been recording some videos and putting them on YouTube... I figure these might trigger a few trips down memory lane, so here goes!
Here's a medley of 80s & 90s cartoon show pieces (including DuckTales, Chip 'n Dale, Alvin and the Chipmunks, etc.): http://youtube.com/watch?v=fYdfWdravEI
Some Mother/Earthbound music... http://youtube.com/watch?v=vUJGMiDCWeE
Super Mario Jazzy Theme: http://youtube.com/watch?v=FjN9ymftM8o
Dr. Wily's first stage from Mega Man II: http://youtube.com/watch?v=wAw9-D25ELY
Two short pieces from the Donkey Kong Country series: http://youtube.com/watch?v=taDg4Qdb4cw
There are loads more, but they can all be accessed from my user page at http://youtube.com/profile?user=BenSpinSpace
I hope someone else finds this a bit interesting, given Penny Arcade's key demographic! Video game songs (and cartoon show theme songs, for that matter) all seem to have a lot of staying power, so they make good fodder for crafting new arrangements of existing material. Plus, they're catchy! Naturally, of course, I'm always hearing comparisons to Martin Leung... a hell of a classical pianist, but I like to think I'm doing my own thing (though I definitely took the blindfold idea from him). Most of these arrangements were done basically on the spot... I think the next step is improving my technique so that I can play better consistently and develop more control over tone and texture.
I'm always open to suggestions for what songs to do next. I'm right in the middle of a semester at Berklee College of Music and I'm busy working on crafting sheet music to the Cartoon Medley, but I'd love to hear some input on what videos I should do when I have some time to spare!
Hope you enjoy the music,