Best of Season 8
Posted by Richesian on January 13, 2018 at 10:35:13 AM

Episode 104 - Best of Season 8
Finally, no more season 8, right in front of your face and you just cannot hide it. Don't get too elated, because we'll be back in 6 weeks, so this is the last you have to endure for a while. Not a best of per se, but a smorgasbord where Jon and Rich pick standout tracks from each other's selections from the season. You may find pizza and burgers, or you might find something fishy, livery, or tripey. Sometimes the eighth entry in a series isn't the best, but can have its charms. Hopefully the Knight Templar tells us we have chosen wisely at Select BGM.

Twenty Seventeen
Posted by Richesian on January 06, 2018 at 11:49:42 AM

Episode 103 - Twenty Seventeen
Wake up, gear up and get your skate on through the rampaging waves of strife headed at you in the final themed episode of Season 8. Jon and Rich travel through time and space to the long-long-ago of "twenty seventeen" and play some of the best from that year of "whoops". Wipe away those tears, break out that frozen wedding cake and fry up a hamburger cause we'll be back for a best-of episode next week. It's how we roll at Select BGM.

Posted by Richesian on December 28, 2017 at 10:15:53 PM

Episode 102 - Paranormal
Spirit, some people hear it, some people fear it, spirit, some people just won't go near it. Bobby Brown is as insightful as he is wise, much like Rich and Jon in this ephemerally eerie episode. We play songs of a paranormal nature as we spin haunting yarns 'round the microphones. Breathe in the ionized air and keep your doors locked here at Select BGM.

Then & Now
Posted by Richesian on December 28, 2017 at 10:10:51 PM

Episode 101 - Then & Now
Life is what you make it, at least when it comes to meat. The dawning of the solstice is a time to fly the astrological skies and lurk in the twisted dreams of your banal existence. At least you don't get ID'd anymore, so tank up and listen to this episode where we play something old from a series, age progress it, and then play it again. Beware of the wizard's tales and jam to gnarly space shooters at Select BGM.

Episode 100 - Bust a Deal, Face the Wheel
Posted by Richesian on December 16, 2017 at 02:42:16 PM

Episode 100 - Bust a Deal, Face the Wheel
Gilligan's Island, Pee-Wee's Playhouse, The Monkees, WKRP in Cincinnati, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, what do these have in common? They never made it to 100 episodes. Jon and Rich hit a new milestone with the 100th episode of Select BGM! It's a grab-bag mix of anything goes music selection but we'll call it Auntie's choice. A big thanks to our small core of dedicated listeners. We'll keep delivering the best in "quality entertainment" until the Goat Lord calls us home.

Episode 99 - Release Me From This Tainted Orb
Posted by Richesian on December 07, 2017 at 09:11:05 PM

Episode 99 - Release Me From This Tained Orb
When that time comes, just accept the crazy vibrations and unease. Let yourself slip into the abyss and be glad you aren't around for when the urine leaks out. Tall dudes who can lift coffins don't care and the Jawas in that other dimension are there awaiting your arrival. This week the themes are of death, requiems, or things you learn in trig, if you didn't suck at math. Are there 99 or 6 million ways to die? Who cares, choose one at Select BGM.

Furry Fury
Posted by Richesian on December 02, 2017 at 11:10:29 PM

Episode 98 - Furry Fury
Avert your gaze from the ishy water back up to the moon and let out a howl, because we're back with a beast of an episode. Give into your primal appetite through songs of fangs, wolves, and furry creatures of all sorts. Throw out your VHS tapes, and throw on your Members Only jacket. It's time to hit the alley and get the good ending at Select BGM.

From Analog to Digital
Posted by Richesian on November 09, 2017 at 10:11:50 PM

Episode 97 - From Analog to Digital
Three years ago, a friend of mine asked me to say some MC rhymes. Well, we settled on a videogame music show instead. When the Matrix glitches, you know you've had too many and should cut down, but not for this one. Reality and screen-door effect merge in this episode as we present you board games, the Las Vegas strip, and two C64 tracks. Tune in and make sure not to plug your analog hole at Select BGM.

Crime Time
Posted by Richesian on November 04, 2017 at 02:27:38 PM

Episode 96 - Crime Time
Put some pantyhose over your face and grab the 12 gauge because it's Crime Time! If that's not your speed then put on your yellow trench coat, head to the park and do your thing. Break loose and throw caution to the wind because Jon and Rich just don't care. Speak into your wrist watch and phone in another rambunctious episode at Select BGM.

The sounds of Who's the Boss.
Posted by Richesian on October 31, 2017 at 06:16:25 PM
Computer Magic
For Select BGM we usually plan a few episodes ahead of time, just the gist, so that we don't have to spin our wheels choosing a next episode every week. We had the idea to do one with a laugh track and ultimately ended up calling it "Who's the Boss", which is still the latest episode at the time of this writing.

When Jon came over to my house, we decided to pick a bunch of instrumental TV themes as the background music for fun. I got all of them in except for What's Happening and Parker Lewis Can't lose. Just getting that ready took a few hours.

We recorded at about 1:30PM on Saturday, and finished at maybe 2:30ish, not sure. After that I edited all of the vocals and got all of the video game tracks ready. Then I had to get that massive mess of a background track ready and collect laugh/audience sounds and get them edited into separate files. I was done for the day. I went out and drank and tried to think of how to edit in the laugh tracks. I thought of using a tracker program like Renoise / Madtracker, using Audacity, using Reaper and midimapping the samples. I went to bed confused without an idea.

Sunday morning I woke up around 9am and got to work. I thought "fuck it", and stuck to what I know, coding / scripting. I modified the edit script and created a couple of new folders to contain the soundfx and another one to contain the output of that mix.

So yeah, it ended up just being a text file and folder arrangement where I would listen to each voice segment and then write down the times and what kind of sound effect I wanted. I put it into a text file and then finalized the script. Scripting is great because we already have a lot of the tech work (volume matching mainly) done. In the end, I just modified our main edit script so it can now do sound FX. Maybe not the best episode to you, but to me I'm proud of it because it took a lot of thinking. Sorry if some if it is misogynist or insensitive.

Here is what the sample mix file ended up looking like:

Voice Round|SoundFX File|Time/Cue|Volume
voice01.wav|laugh8.flac|16.580|.62|Megaman died
voice01.wav|laugh12.flac|34.62|.62|Just a fuckin

So that's that, and it's Halloween. Hope that my windows don't break since there's no candy or cake.

Peace out Cable,


Who's the Boss
Posted by Richesian on October 29, 2017 at 06:53:56 PM

Episode 95 - Who's the Boss
Show me that smile again because when the world don't move to the beat of just one drum you take the good, you take the bad you take them both and there you have, Select BGM. Boss related themes take soundstage 3 this week as Jon and Rich are set in their ways, losin' track of the days. Remember, Select BGM is filmed in front of a live studio audience. Sha-na-na-na.

Demoparty Two - On the Move
Posted by Richesian on October 21, 2017 at 10:53:35 AM

Episode 94 - Demoparty Two - On the Move
When you realize you don't have what it takes, just give up. If you aren't cut out for real life, crush the red pill and blue pill, snort them both, and let the weirdness take you away. This is another Demoscene episode, where mystical geometry, pumping jams, and Hollywood flair bring the sequel you haven't been looking for at Select BGM.

I Had a TurboGrafx-16
Posted by Richesian on October 07, 2017 at 08:23:00 PM

Episode 93 - I Had a TurboGrafx-16
Oh my, this week is filled to the gills with some fantastic siren songs from the one and only TurboGrafx-16. That's right, we're dedicating a full episode to that necromantic hybrid beast from the East. Is it 8-bit or is it 16-bit? Who cares? Rip open your bag of beef jerky, crack open a Mountain Dew and pretend you also once had a TurboGrafx-16 at Select BGM.

Geordi Makes It Go
Posted by Richesian on September 22, 2017 at 09:28:16 PM

Episode 92 - Geordi Makes It Go
We're back in the saddle again bringing you the first episode of Season 8. Rich talks about his geriatric steel wheelchair cruise, Jon gets back into metal, and Geordi beams down a mishmash of bitchin' tunes via his magic reading rainbow visor and rocks the party. The end of the world is here for sure this time and Geordi makes it go because he is smart at Select BGM.

Episode 91 - Best of Season 7
Posted by Richesian on August 05, 2017 at 04:10:37 PM

Episode 91 - Best of Season 7
The curtain falls on another run of Select BGM as Rich and Jon select their sweetest samples from this season of sloppy showmanship. Just remember, you can't deliver quality Manwich without the slop. Look for our return the weekend of September 23rd. As always thanks for listening, London Calling, and Geordi makes it go at Select BGM.

Episode 90 - High Octane
Posted by Richesian on July 29, 2017 at 02:55:08 PM

Episode 90 - High Octane
There's an explosive kick from the Intermountain West and it's called Select BGM! Step out of your Hooverville, strap on your gear and get ready for some raucous selections of hard driving, hard hitting, fast and frantic video game music. Jon and Rich wrap up the regular season with an explosive punch and the usual devil may care attitude. You paid for the full seat but you'll only need the edge at Select BGM.

Episode 81 - Generation Gap
Posted by Richesian on May 20, 2017 at 11:36:45 PM
Listen, that last podcast was played, so I have to post this message. I hope you liked the podcast, and if you want to say something, say something, or not. It's sort of an invitation to an imaginary ball.

Say what you will or won't, and it'll probably be won't. So what, thanks for listening.


Power Surge Destuction
Posted by Richesian on May 16, 2017 at 09:13:34 PM
Computer Magic
My main PC got blown up after I tried powering it back up after a big power surge in the area. I bought a new power supply, but nope, no go, still whined.

I ordered a CPU, Motherboard, and RAM, spent about 300 bucks, and got it today. I put it together, put my old hard disk in, and voila, back in action! That was pretty great. Windows 10 just worked in the new build without any problems. I'm impressed.

Word to being back in business,


Episode 80 - Oriental Flavor
Posted by Richesian on May 13, 2017 at 09:54:30 AM
We've posted Episode 80 of the Podcast and it's called Oriental Flavor. I was hungover for this one but it turned out okay.

Kick them when they're down!

Jon mentioned leaving feedback in the episode, so I put this post here just in case.

Will work on site fixes soon.
Posted by Richesian on March 31, 2017 at 04:16:32 PM
Computer Magic
Since we're on a break right now, I'll get to fixing up this site a bit. One thing I found out is that I don't have backups, but thankfully deletes aren't cascading so I was able to restore a message I accidentally deleted.

Another thing is that there is no way to know if there are replies. I'll look into sorting posts by activity and maybe flag new replies. Custom websites always start out sort of lacking.

Thanks Greg E from Salt Lake and John from North Carolina for checking out the site (and others who've registered but only lurk). There isn't much to see yet and the site still needs work, but it'll get there.

Word to Pepto,


Cleaning House
Posted by Richesian on January 20, 2017 at 06:27:03 PM
Computer Magic
Another episode is recorded and ready for your listening. I ended up getting a little bit more buzzed than normal for this episode.


Old man Rich



No show fo' sho'.
Posted by Richesian on January 06, 2017 at 08:34:20 PM
General Bull
Yeah, sorry. We we were late with the last episode and didn't get to it until Monday. Also sorry for not having one for this weekend. This week Jon got sick and Rich had work on Thursday night, so it'll have to wait. So what. Does anybody even listen to this mess of a show? Yeah, some of you do, and we'll have your episode for you next Saturday. We'll try to make it a good one. Sorry, and thanks for listening.

Snow in SLC

Peace to Jem and Synergy,


Needs no Explanation
Posted by Jon on December 27, 2016 at 07:13:02 PM
General Bull
RIP Princess.

Let's Go to Kmart and other Nonsense.
Posted by Richesian on December 18, 2016 at 04:05:53 PM
General Bull
Well, the new site is up, and I guess we can write stuff to it now. We thought we would go live last week with the Jordan Rudess episode, but I way overestimated what I could get done in a weekend and so the site couldn't go live until this weekend. Things may still be in a somewhat broken state, but things should mostly work now. Anyway, here are some pictures from the recording of the Rudess Episode.



The Recording Table

Peace out cable,


Stay a While, Stay Forever...
Posted by Jon on December 17, 2016 at 10:37:04 PM
General Bull
Stay a While, Stay Forever...

Welcome to Select BGM! I’m Jon and this is… Jon. If you have listened to the show you’ve probably been to the old website. While classic in its simplicity, after two years it was definitely time for a revamp. I’d been harping on Rich for some time to get a new site built. Unfortunately, I’m just a simpleton with no idea how to make anything in regards to websites, computers, the tubes etcetera... “Geordi makes it go.” I applaud Rich for his continued efforts, with such a short amount of time, to get a workable community site established and usable.

Select BGM is an ongoing podcast that focuses primarily on video game music with a dash of Demoscene sound and a light peppering of miscellaneous VGM inspired tunes. It officially began with our first recording on November 8th 2014. Rich and myself’s goals were fairly simple, A) “Play the most underrated music of the modern entertainment age” and B) have creative freedom with an ongoing project.

Rich and I don’t exactly know how many people listen to Select BGM but we’re pretty sure there aren’t more than 50 worldwide (for now…) Wait, did I say “worldwide”? Yes, yes I did. We have listeners in Japan, Great Britain, Canada, Norway and of course The States to name a few. Keep in mind though, we’re not out for fame or recognition. We just love video game music and the ability to broadcast that genre of music to those with the same affirmation.

To all that listen we thank you. Please be a part of the dialogue and feel free to chime in with requests, stories, corrections, comments and or constructive criticism. Constructive being the key word. Just remember, nobody plays more Jake Kaufman then Select BGM!