Song of the Day: “Treasure Trove Cove” – Grant Kirkhope, “Banjo Kazooie”

Marshall Garvey: One of my favorite scores of all-time has been, and will always be, Grant Kirkhope’s magnificent one for “Banjo Kazooie.” One of the reasons for that is how eclectic it is. Given the game’s original level variety, Kirkhope not only matched each one thematically, but made each level’s theme a classic gaming tune on its own merits. I could post any of these on any day for Song of the Day, but today we’ll go with the tropical vibes of “Treasure Trove Cove.” The burping hippo pirate excluded, naturally.

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Marshall Garvey is a graduate of UC Davis in history, and a gamer since third grade. He has many favorite games, among them “Batman: Arkham City,” “Zelda: Majora’s Mask,” “Resident Evil 4,” “All-Star Baseball 2001,” “Banjo Kazooie,” “Silent Hill 2,” “The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion,” and “Fallout: New Vegas,” among many others. His other interests include baseball, football, boxing, politics, music, movies, jogging, playing trombone, and writing, and he is a devoted fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sacramento Kings, Minnesota Twins, and Oakland Athletics. He recently finished two tenures at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, CA, the first being as an intern at the National Archives wing and the second as a staff writer for the Nixon Foundation. Right now, he’s working on two books for the Sacramento Historical Society, one about the history of baseball in the city and the other about the Governor’s Mansion. He is also the creator of his own trading cards franchise, the United States Presidents Baseball Club, which can be visited at: www.presidentsbaseball.com. You can also see his writing about baseball at: www.brushbackpitch.com

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