Although I have managed to reclaim my respective Discord account itself as of 4/9/2024, we're still doing some backend "recovery efforts" before we start accepting Discord server invite link requests again. More details here; your patience and understanding in advance is greatly appreciated.

Important News Articles

* Music Operations Correspondence Handling Reminders for this Coming "Memorial Day Weekend" (5/24/2024 - 5/27/2024) (5/23/'24)

* Planning to Investigate Alternate "Social Media Portals" Soon (5/20/'24)

* "Princess Peach: Showtime!" Release Day / Now Accepting Song Candidate Suggestions (3/22/'24)

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May 23, 2024
* Princess Peach: Showtime!

November 9, 2023
* Super Mario Bros. Wonder

September 27, 2023
* Super Mario Party

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May 23, 2024
* Princess Peach: Showtime! (26 New) (View Article)

March 15, 2024
* Mario Kart Tour (1 New) (View Article)

March 13, 2024
* Mario Tennis Aces (1 New) (View Article)

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Recent "Follow-Up News" Regarding Our Upcoming "Anniversary Statement Document" of 2024

Posted by Merit Celaire on Thursday, June 13, 2024 - 05:26 PM

Good afternoon, friends; I have some good news to report on our upcoming "anniversary statement document" for 2024 - as of the date and time of this posting, I have at last managed to finish the writing process for it last night (and that was after I found the opportunity earlier this week to get that same writing process underway).

So all that remains right now is for me to do a few checks on it and do any necessary edits before we declare it final and ready for posting on the site. Our hope is that we can go through it a few more times during the course of this weekend and/or early next week itself so we can get that editing phase complete and cross this important angle off our "to-do list" from the planbook (that is, until the 2025 year itself comes around).

Once again, I really do appreciate everyone's patience and understanding about said case during this time; when the upcoming "anniversary statement document for 2024" gets posted on the site during the course of next week itself for you all to read about the "state of our music operations as a whole", you'll definitely find out why. Stay tuned. 

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Latest Twitter (X) Portal/Discord Portal Poll Posted (Giving Shoutout To The Follins)

Posted by Merit Celaire on Saturday, June 8, 2024 - 11:17 AM

Posted this latest poll during the course of yesterday afternoon while I was "on break" in the middle of my work obligations, but finally snagged the chance to make a formal announcement about it this morning. If you're a follower at our music operation's "Twitter (X) Portal" profile page, or are a current/active member of our respective "Discord Portal", there is currently a poll running at this time giving one more shoutout to two of our most recognized Super Nintendo music instrument sets created by the late Geoff Follin (along with his brother, Tim Follin) to create the respective musical scores for them - Spider-Man and the X-Men: Arcade's Revenge (LJN/Software Creations) and Plok (Tradewest/Software Creations).

This poll in question is also done as our way to pay our final respects to the late Geoff Follin himself, as we have elaborated on here. It should go without saying, but we definitely need all of you faithful friends/followers to head on over to this poll posting if you have an account on Twitter (X) and are following us there and/or making your votes on the poll that I posted on the respective channel on our related "Discord Portal" server. Make sure those votes are locked in before the end of this coming Friday (6/14/2024).

I'm also hoping to get a separate article written up later on down the road in regards to listing what featured Mario game installments have been involved for these operations that used these two featured Super Nintendo music instrument sets in question (and believe me, there are a lot). We're doing our best to ensure the Follins get the heartfelt respect they deserve for these two Super Nintendo music instrument sets in question, especially during this difficult time for the family. Stay tuned.

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June 2024 Greetings: Still Currently Dealing With A Lot Of "Turbulence", But Still Fighting Through It

Posted by Merit Celaire on Thursday, June 6, 2024 - 06:02 PM

My gosh, I can't believe that this literally slipped my mind ever since we started this month of June (which also officially starts the "summer months period")! Once again, my very sincere apologies about this situation, but as this blog entry's title states, I'm fighting through this on the frontend and the backend... slowly.

Of course, the main culprit behind this has already been elaborated on via this previous post; the top priority for me this month is still to get a much clearer mind during the course of this coming weekend (and next work week itself) to get this "anniversary statement document" for 2024 written up and posted for this site before I review our situations here for these music operations as a whole and decide on the next steps to take. Once again, I do have an idea on what stuff needs to be addressed/shared on the upcoming document itself, it's just trying to see about finding that space on my schedule to get this writing process itself for it underway. I even hoped to see about starting to do it during the course of tomorrow, but I've got work obligations to deal with during that time.

As stated earlier, after I finally see about getting that document itself written up and posted, I can see about rechecking my planbook for this year's "summer months period" to see what I can attempt to take care of and clear a super nagging backlog (not to mention that I still need to see according to our "Music Arrangements Progress Page" what we need to see about taking off that backlog next!) staring at me in the face for God knows how long.

Which also brings me to this other thing to conclude this "formal monthly greetings entry" which once again addresses the "extreme amount of turbulence" that yours truly has been facing within these operations and outside of them ever since earlier this year; although I'll elaborate more on this further in our upcoming "anniversary statement document for 2024", I have no doubt deep in my conscience that especially as of late, there has been a bunch of "extreme adversarial forces" that have been relentlessly trying to "brutally wreck" this dedicated Super Mario videogame series enthusiast with a God-given musical talent in hopes to put me in "super depression mode" to virtually knock me out of existence and shut me up. If I let them win on that, I'll be letting myself down even further and these music operations that I've been maintaining for almost fifteen years will be all for nothing. But I also know that as I'll also state in the upcoming "anniversary ststement document" itself, we've run into very critical clues that the "audience environments" and "interactive community environments" have literally been changing all over the Internet, and it's gotten to the level of "great concern" for yours truly (and I believe should also be the level of concern for all videogame music enthusiasts everywhere). You'll find out what I mean when I get the anniversary statement document itself done in due time, so stay tuned.

Until then, as always, if you have any further questions in relation to what has been shared in this post itself, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me via this form so I can get back to you on it in a timely fashion. Until then, take care for now, and I'll see you awesome people next time around. I'm gone.

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Famed Videogame Music Composer Geoff Follin Passes Away At Age 54

Posted by Merit Celaire on Saturday, June 1, 2024 - 01:00 PM

Good afternoon, friends; unfortunately, this wasn't the way that I wanted to actually start out this brand new month of June (our actual "formal monthly greetings blog entry" for June will be written up and posted during the course of next week itself. But this definitely needed to be written up for the course of today regarding some very sad news that we've received yesterday that has in no doubt impacted the videogame music fan community at large which includes yours truly as well.

Yesterday, we have received sad news that famed videogame music composer Geoff Follin passed away and went to be with the Lord at the age of 54. As many of you might already know related to our music operations as a whole here (and/or have seen from this respective Acknowledgement list), Geoff Follin was one of the folks responsible for creating the musical scores for Spider-Man and the X-Men: Arcade's Revenge (LJN/Software Creations) as well as Plok (Tradewest/Software Creations), along with his brother Tim Follin. For my Super Nintendo music styled covers of modern Super Mario game tunes overall, the two aforementioned instrument sets from the Follins have been used many, many times because make no mistake, they were that iconic, along with their respective musical scores for them (as of the date and time of this posting: 86 times for the Spider-Man and the X-Men: Arcade's Revenge instrument set, 23 times for the Plok instrument set).

But back to the main point: the official confirmation of Geoff Follin's passing came from his brother, Tim, via a posting on Facebook (which also discloses the cause of Geoff's passing):

We'd like to take a moment to give our heartfelt condolences to all of the Follin family as well as give very sincere thanks to the late Geoff Follin himself for all the major contributions he has made to the videgoame music community at large including scoring all the Super Nintendo games that he was involved with along with his brother Tim (which included, but was not limited to the two games that we have acknowledged for these music operations as a whole here). Geoff Follin will be greatly missed by everyone, but will not be forgotten.

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