January 27, 2008

Touch Me Mario Shotgun

Can't you see that I am not afraid.
What was that promise that you made?
Why won't you tell me what she said?

The song that was inexplicably in my head last week:

Mystery Solved! It was the similarity between the Doors song intro and this Mario theme that had me humming "Touch Me" in the airport on the way to California. I had been playing Super Mario Galaxy with the kids heavily before I left.

Posted by James at January 27, 2008 12:28 PM
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That is my absolute least favorite of all the Doors songs.

I always liked the original Super Mario Bros. music, but I don't like the synthy 64 version.

Posted by: Julie at January 27, 2008 1:51 PM

In "Galaxy" it's more orchestral, I think. I didn't look for that version online. The original is in glorious classic 8-bit blippy goodness.

I read somewhere that the Doors just wrote that song to make the record company happy. Still, it's somewhere in the gap between Britney's latest and Dethklok's Duncan Hills Coffee theme.

Posted by: James at January 27, 2008 2:13 PM

IMHO, the Doors worst song is "The End" - a pretentious, self-indulgent mess. At its best moments, it recalls Spinal Tap's "new direction" free-form jazz odyssey written by Derek Smalls. At worst, two cats inside a blender fighting over the remote control to change the channel off the Jerry Springer Show.

Posted by: James at January 27, 2008 2:18 PM

For those who need their memories jogged:


It might be decent if they cut out the last 8 minutes.

Posted by: James at January 27, 2008 2:22 PM

I love "The End."

In any case, I should have said that "Touch Me" was my least favorite of their *hits.*

Posted by: Julie at January 27, 2008 4:30 PM

At first, I thought Kongregate was a brilliant reinvention of Jezzball.

Around level 30 I began to suspect it was too easy.

At level 46 I got an "out of virtual memory" error and had to do an end task, which was just as well, because my hands were starting to hurt.

Posted by: Julie at January 27, 2008 4:31 PM

OK, the live version of The End sucks. I'll give you that.

Posted by: Julie at January 27, 2008 4:39 PM

I'd still put "The End" above Britney's latest. I like the beginning.

Posted by: James at January 27, 2008 8:40 PM

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