I’m busy finishing — count them — 5 feature stories at once today (coffee, please?!), so that means it’s time to check in on the rest of the blogosphere.


It’s “I love the 80s” time again on this week’s Best Music Blog. Words cannot describe the geeky goodness of the new Commodore 64 Music Blog. That’s right, it’s C64 music all the time: 24/7. And you thought the Bass Fishing Network on cable TV had a focused audience.


Believe it or not, aside from pointing to lots of cool gear, modern musicians devoted to the C64, and bizarre vintage toys like the C64 Sound Sampler, the blog actually has some useful advice — like using a spare C64 as a MIDI monitor or rack-mounting it as a synth. Start hitting the yard sales, because at about $10 it’s hard to find a better music bargain.


Previous C64 coverage here on CDM:


C64 as a PCI card for your PC/Mac

C64 in VST form

C64 Synthesis, Revisited

Roland Emulated on Commodore Emulated on Mac


See also: W. Brent Latta on oldskool game music as art

  • niall

    i have a commodore sx-64 for this express purpose {also, there are some pretty cool midi apps}, but, since i'm not a sid purist, the monomachine does the bulk of that work, these days.

    if it weren't so damned heavy, it'd make a great portable rig.

  • Guest

    I've just had a look at the new Commodore 64 Music Blog and well it rocks. Where does the guy find all the whacky stuff?

    Very to the point if you're into this kinda thing, and the guy who writes it has this funny style.

    Check it out!

  • Guest

    very nice!!!!