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A tribute to ‘The Big Lebowski’ done with a Game Boy

By / 03.07.13

Or via LSDJ, which is what chiptuners use to create their tunes, including this Big Lebowski tribute. By the way, chiptuners are musicians who exclusively use Game Boys. Yes, that is a real thing.

Chipocrite

Chipocrite



So I’m a big fan of chiptunes, but I realize that music produced purely via video game hardware is not everyone’s thing, so when making recommendations, I have to be smart about it. One safe route is chiptune covers of popular songs. Another is tribute albums. And speaking of…

And, for those who weren’t aware, yesterday was the 15th anniversary of The Big Lebowski. Which is why Paul Weinstein, aka Chipocrite, released 8-Bit Lebowski: 100% Electronic a six song EP that pays tribute to The Dude via his very capable skills with a DMG (that’s the original Game Boy, referred to by its “Dot Matrix Graphics moniker). Take a listen…


I actually know Paul, so if you like what you’ve heard, you might want to consider showing your appreciation by buying his album, which is steal at just five bucks.


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About Matt Hawkins... Matt Hawkins is an NYC based video game journalist, designer, consultant, and cultralist. He's been published in EGM, Kotaku, and MSNBC amongst others. Matt also makes comics and zines, is obsessed with cable access, gets into arguments with homeless people all the time, and once had his nipple bitten off during a one night stand. But that's neither here nor there.

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