Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Random Tunes and Retro Video Games -- Online

I was at a party this last night when one of the guests commandeered the sound system with his iPod. He had put together a mix of various styles and eras to intentionally sound eclectic, like it was set to shuffle. I thought this was cool (it was a good mix of tunes) and upon my recuperation today I was surprised to find out that there's officially a phenomena in the FM Radio business based on this concept called JackFM. Jack FM is essentially music from the 60's, 70's, 80's, and some 90's thrown together in a completely (or seemingly) unpredictable and random way. Usually there's no live DJ's and the ads & talking is shorter than regular radio. JackFM can be heard on the web and has stations & knock-offs all over the counrty. What does this have to do with Retro Video Games Online?

One of the stations, 1055jackfm.com has Asteroids, Donkey Kong, Duck Hunt, Frogger, Moon Patrol, Pac Man, Pong, Simon, Space Invaders, Star Castle, Tetris, and Tic Tac Toe. Hosted on their site for play!!!! *Quarters not required*

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