Sunday, February 21, 2010

2/21/2010 - Squirrelbait Parodies

In my teen years, my brother always seemed to get the gaming systems while I got to look on and hope that I was able to play. There's something wrong with that since I am the older brother, but that's the way it happened. He got the SNES. He got the Nintendo 64. I ended up buying my own 8-bit Nintendo so I could play some retro games (this was about the same time that the 64 came out and before I could find them all on MAME emulators.) The Nintendo 64 was very cool because you could play four player games, like Goldeneye, for hours and have bragging rights over your friends that you were indeed the geekiest. It was cool.

Squirrelbait Parodies, who is Mike Gilliland from Mississauga, Canada, produced a song in 2008 called, "Nintendo 64." It is a parody of the Beatles, "When I'm 64". While the vocals are not great, I do like the lyrics. Here's, "Nintendo 64":



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Lyrics
When I got bored, losing my mind, back in ‘98,
I didn’t have a girlfriend or a decent job, no friends, no cash, typical slob
I would stay up 'till quarter to three, sometimes way past four,
Yes I still play it, and I still love it, Nintendo 64

Pop in a cartridge, turn it right on, turn the volume up.
Sittin’ playing Shadows of the Empire, Super Mario, even Conker.
Saving the princess, swinging a sword, we were never bored
Yes I still play it, and I still love it, Nintendo 64

Every weekend we would rent a new game at the Blockbuster - it's not too far.
We would play for days…
Ah, controller’s on my knee, Zelda, Link, and Me.

Give me some Turok, Perfect Dark too, James Bond Goldeneye
Blastin’ down the TIE fighters in Rogue Squadron, go in Pod Race, tryin’ to win
Purple controllers, plug in all four, fingers getting’ sore,
Yes I still play it, and I still love it, Nintendo 64

When I got bored, losing my mind, back in ‘98,
I didn’t have a girlfriend or a decent job, no friends, no cash, typical slob
I would stay up 'till quarter to three, sometimes way past four,
Yes I still play it, and I still love it, Nintendo 64

Yes I still play it, and I still love it, Nintendo 64

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