For this month’s Symphonic Selections, I felt like I needed a majestic song to showcase my move from Aigoo-Chamna.net to Aigoo.me. When I started the move on Saturday night, I encountered some issues. Importing all 1180 entries to Aigoo.me proved to be a pain, and in the end, the ever awesome DreamHost had to intervene and help me. They had to give me permission to execute the process, which was taking up a lot of resources. It was a breeze after that, and their suggestion of this plugin also saved my soul; this special plugin instantly changed all my URLs, including image links, from Aigoo-Chamna.net to Aigoo.me with one-click and it was done instantly. I’d dreaded this move since last year, but thankfully it went a lot better than I’d expected! So here’s an amazing arrangement of the “Main Theme” with “Prelude” from Final Fantasy!
When I first discovered this arrangement back in February, I just about nearly fell off my chair. I mean, seriously. Just how bloody cool is it to have the JSDF Band, USMC III MEF Band, and the US Army Pacific Ocean Band come together and perform a video game theme?! Just, whoah. Yes, the “Prelude” theme at the beginning is neat, but when those bands start playing the “Main Theme” . . . it left me with a ton of goosepimples and it sent shivers down my back. Holy crap. If I were to start up a country, this song would be one of my national anthems.
I also just love the fact that both Japanese and American bands came together to perform this. Not to mention, they’re military bands, and coming from a military background and environment, I have mad respect for this performance. Video game music — bringing people together since the 1980s or so, haha! Please give this a listen and feel the majesticness of this piece!