Last year, my world was shaken by the passing of my mom. It was a sudden, almost unbelievable, moment in my life, despite having attended the funerals of other people, from co-workers to friends. My emotions were running rampant and my thoughts are a hot mess.

Much has changed for me but the feelings are still there, albeit faded and mere remnants of an intense moment.

For this week’s episode, we’ll be listening to tracks from video games that deal with sudden loss: A lone warrior washing up on the shore of an island, a high school student fighting the supernatural, and a man seeking to right a wrong in an unexpected way. Sometimes we think it is all said and done, but then life throws a wrench and hits you hard.

I hope you’ll enjoy them and consider what life has to offer, despite its faults and downfalls.

This episode contains spoiler warnings, as the tracks are from the end of the game…



Track Listing

“Ballad of the Windfish” – [The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening] – composed by Kazumi Totaka & Minako Hamano, arranged by Ryo Nagamatsu

“Ballad of the Windfish (feat. Revan)” – remixed by Rozen

“Memories of You” – [Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3] – composed by Shoji Meguro

“[Persona 3] Memories of You (English Cover)” – covered by Sapphire

“Been Good to Know Ya” – [Cyberpunk 2077] – composed by Marcin Przybylowicz

“Marcin Przybylowicz – Been Good to Know Ya (Xam Lev Remix) [Full Version]” – remixed by Xam Lev


YouTube playlist