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Sounds Like Something

Earlier today I was listening to a few tunes on Rdio and discovered something that rocked my world.

The lead-in to “Beyond” by Daft Punk was totally The Legend of Zelda-esque.


But this revelation got me thinking. How many other songs out there could have a similar unintended similarity?

I’d like to think that I’m a musical guy. I was in band throughout high school. I sang in vocal jazz (an early morning, before school started, for credit class that I aced). In fact, you’ll often catch me moving, albeit subtly, to the beat of any song that inspires me. But today I found myself connected to a different plane of musical existence.

Daft Punk and Zelda.

Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever heard a tune that reminded you of something completely unrelated? Sure we all have songs that remind us many things – anything from Big Wreck reminds me of some seriously sad times, while Prozaak brings me back to happy – but I’m talking about the crazy. I’d love to hear more in the comments!

A Lego version of Link from Legend of Zelda

Link is Awesome – courtesy of Andrew Becraft

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  1. You were a jazz singer? Haha do you have any uploads on the web or something? I admire ppl who can sing haha and it sounds like you’re a great one. It’s ironic how I play the piano yet I got zero for my singing test.

    • Key words are “was a vocal jazz singer.” I actually suffered an injury that year in high school that damaged my larynx which impacted my vocal range. So now, just my wife and cat are subject to my performances while in the shower (the acoustics in there are phenomenal)!

      As for recordings, I guess there could be a few out there. I just don’t have them. Which is scary because someone could come out of the woodwork one day and make them public. And embarrass me more than I could embarrass myself.

      • Are you feeling better now? It’s okay, I’ll track it down for you. Anyway, I’ve sent you an email thru your contact form about something, and yea I look forward to hearing from you 🙂 Take care!

        • Definitely better now, just helped my voice transition quicker to my more baritone version. Though the lack of range stuck around.

          And got the email and sent a reply!

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