I was opening some fortune cookies for the Fortune Cookie Songwriting Quest, and I realized they were speaking to my inner N64-playing child.
I just learned a fun trick to make your computer extra Halloweeny: invert the display colors. You'll soon see Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and every other bland blue site turn into a magical Halloween orange!
I think of the Shepard tone illusion as the musical equivalent of the infinite staircase. Play this video, and then replay it. Do you hear the tone continue to creep up?
Nothing too serious in tonight's post, just that I had been playing the classic Nintendo game Excitebike this weekend and got the theme stuck in my head. I thought I'd try and write out Akito Nakatsuka's theme in sheet music form, in case somebody out there wants to learn how to play it on piano.