Here’s my new cover of Dire, Dire Docks from Super Mario 64 with vocals, piano, and percussion! :) Headphones are recommend for listening, or good speakers. This and all of my covers are done by ear, I have no sheets.
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I feel such a connection to SM64; this game/soundtrack it is a meaningful part of my life. When I was just recording this on piano, I was getting feeling-flashbacks to the hours I spent pre-youtube, learning this song and trying to get it down. I would record video of myself trying to get it all in one take, and it was part of why I do what I do now. DDD was the first song I ever played in front of my friend, who encouraged me to keep going. And Dire Dire Docks was one of my first videos I posted here, too way back in the day! I had no idea what I was doing relative to now, but I was just so inspired by this song. I remember feeling like this is what I really want to do, and I still feel that way. When I play SM64, I get such a happy and nostalgic feeling (I just started a new file last week too)! I had to relearn some of the piano from what I play by memory, and that’s because back then, I didn’t learn songs as closely, I used to just get the gist of them. So, it took some time to break old habits! I did play it my “old way” a couple times within this cover though! :) I am grateful to Koji Kondo for giving us this song, and so many other iconic songs that we love. I’m also grateful to you for listening - thank you!