Episode 74 – Rock Star Ate My Hamster

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Amigos Extra: Aaron Discusses his “Duke” Retro Pie Project

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2 thoughts on “Episode 74 – Rock Star Ate My Hamster

  • December 24, 2016 at 6:36 am

    I've always liked R.E.M.'s Shiny Happy People, but only if I don't watch it accompanied by that awful video!

    I think some of the supposedly deeper, darker meaning may have been appended *after* critics laid into it, but according to Michael Stipe it's an ironic allusion to the Tienanmen Square uprising where the line was used on propaganda posters.

    I've also heard that the title is a reference to the over-subscription of Prozac, Shiny Happy People being a slang term for folks who are artificially at one with the world.

    Re: similarly themed games, check out Sensible Software's Sex 'n' Drugs 'n' Rock 'n' Roll. You can't play it because it was never released. Extremely interesting saga nevertheless.

    Congrats on the retro Pi project – very cool. I never thought you'd actually go through with it when the gauntlet was thrown down. It looks like I underestimated you, Aaron. Shame on me! 😀

  • December 25, 2016 at 1:10 am

    Just listened to it on my Christmas day dog walk.
    Rent shop boys = Pet shop boys
    I only ever played it on my speccy , feel like giving it a go again now.

    Nice work on the modified controller , I have just bought something similar for a retro pie project will post pic on google+

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