Sorry, music fans—due to me being in Seattle at PAX, there will be no Kotaku Melodic this week. We've been posting a lot of good musical stuff lately, so do go browse the archive and give it a listen.
Also, for any Melodic readers who will be at PAX this weekend, two panels worth checking out: First up is a very cool composers' roundtable that'll be happening in the Kraken Theatre on Saturday at 10:30AM—it'll feature some of the best video game composers in the business, and should be interesting. Second, in a bit of brazen self-promotion, is a panel I'll be on discussing game criticism and reviews—it should be interesting, and I'll be joined by writers from Giant Bomb, Polygon and Ars Technica. If you see me at either of those talks, come say hi! I'll be the… guy.
(That famous picture above is of famous-er hard-bop tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon. A more swinging player there may never have been.)