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Playdate: Old Music and Numismatics

Nothing goes better than vintage coins and vintage music. What a wonderfully odd stream.

The crew of Giant Bomb invites you to join us for some fun times with video games.

Apr. 21 2017

Cast: Vinny, Alex

Posted by: Vinny

In This Episode:

Guitar Hero II

Coin

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Are they not going to finish Tender Loving Care?

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They're waiting for Dan to be back in town.

Are they not going to finish Tender Loving Care?

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Man, so like, you think Alex has like at least $500 worth of coins?

If it's closer to $1000 he can probably spring for a new PC or a 1080 or something

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@zig said:

They're waiting for Dan to be back in town.

@ethanielrain said:

Are they not going to finish Tender Loving Care?

Ah ok, thanks.

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Edited By paulunga • 

@vinny That coin with the "RF" on the back (?) and the hole in the middle looks like it might be 25 French centimes. Or maybe from some French colony. The motto up top "Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité" (Freedom, Equality, Fraternity) is the French motto, at least.

And holy shit, I totally remember that bad cover of "Laid To Rest". I was hoping I'd never have to hear it again.

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@seanriley said:

Dudes! This whole thing is super fun! I'm not even done watching, and I felt compelled to comment and let you know how much I'm enjoying this.

Next up: Vinny broadcasts his first HAM radio broadcast out over the internet while Alex does a full playthrough of Thumper in VR

This please!

Seeing Vinny so enthusiastic and nerding out with this stuff is amazing, I love watching people get super into their interests.

GH2 has an awesome song list, the Thunderhorse throwback caught me off guard. This stream was such an awesome time, thank you Vinny and Alex.

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This is great! I didn't realise I'd be so interested in coin collecting but vinny is doing a good job of making it interesting. Alex is doing a great job as well, rockband and numismatics who knew.

I also love how Vinny watching the monitor lining up the closeup coin shot looks like hes staring deeply into my soul while spitting coin knowledge.

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This stream should not have worked, But Alex rocking out while Vinny talks about old coins was the perfect end to the working week.

Thanks guys.

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The strange "cog" coin that Vinny was holding up was an Agorah from Israel. It could be a standard one, or possibly one from the Israel's 25th anniversary.


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tatsuyarr • 

@paulunga: I can confirm it's a French coin, RF means République Francaise (French Republic), it's 25 centimes, 1/25 of a Franc our old currency because now we have the Euro of course.

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@vucubcaquix said:

Man, so like, you think Alex has like at least $500 worth of coins?

If it's closer to $1000 he can probably spring for a new PC or a 1080 or something

Man, I didn't expect to feel weird about reading that post. I'm not opposed to him selling the collection at all, but selling things that are sometimes upwards of 200 years old (wasn't one of those coins even from the 18th century?) in order to buy something that'll last around 6-8 years - if even that long considering they're professionals who need their stuff to be fairly up to date - really feels wrong.

I'd almost feel obliged to invest the money into something more lasting than that.

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Me: but when are yall gonna build those gundams at the edge of the screen

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I think this loses a bit of it's speciality afterwards, because the live stream somehow had a good chat going. Still really entertaining, I'm only disappointed that Vinny didn't sing at all.

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Weird ass streams are my favorite. This one included. Reminds me of holiday/charity streams.

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Did my grandfather know @alex 's grandfather?

My grandfather served in the 442nd which was an all Japanese-American unit in World War 2, of which Alex says his grandfather was a captain. My grandfather was Japanese-American and joined the army when he was 16 (we think) to get out of the internment camps. He also left his grandkids his coin collection. I'm trying to find out more about his collection since we didn't know anything about until he passed away.

The 442nd is a very fascinating story if you're interested in history. They were the most successful unit of their size in World War 2 and never left a man behind. They fought in the Italian front and found the Lost Battalion.

What a very odd stream in many ways. Thanks, guys.

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My doorbell rang just as the stream was starting. :(

After my visitors left I spent an hour trying to figure out where I'd put this:

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Great video but I forgot how bad some of the vocal performances were in Guitar Hero II.

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Interesting people talking about things they are interested in is endlessly interesting.

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This is some peak Giant Bomb right here. Hell yeah.

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I can watch Alex play some instruments all day, the charity stream and his drumming marathon was just mesmerizing and super awesome to witness live, hanging out with the chat during that was some of the best time I had on Giant Bomb.

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Great stream. These kind of random ones are always a lot of fun.

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This is what I come to the beast crew for!

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That German coin looked straight out of Wolfenstein.

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Did my grandfather know @alex 's grandfather?

My grandfather served in the 442nd which was an all Japanese-American unit in World War 2, of which Alex says his grandfather was a captain. My grandfather was Japanese-American and joined the army when he was 16 (we think) to get out of the internment camps. He also left his grandkids his coin collection. I'm trying to find out more about his collection since we didn't know anything about until he passed away.

The 442nd is a very fascinating story if you're interested in history. They were the most successful unit of their size in World War 2 and never left a man behind. They fought in the Italian front and found the Lost Battalion.

What a very odd stream in many ways. Thanks, guys.

Huh! Small world.

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This was the best. And it made me wanna go dig out my plastic Explorer from storage. Great show duders.

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Man, Rock Band 4 needs some Metalocalypse songs asap.

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As someone with barely any sense of rhythm and ZERO musical talent, watching Alex do music stuff is always amazing to me.

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This was a very Giant Bomb stream - definitely a complement :)

Always entertaining to hear enthusiastic folks discuss something they are enthusiastic about, regardless of the subject.

Also, this reminded me that Guitar Hero II is definitely my favorite of the GH / Rock Band games, mainly because of the killer soundtrack (covers be damned). Even most of the bonus songs are pretty memorable too.

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@undeadpool: I'm not only in awe of his general music prowess, I'm in awe that he can play a game like Guitar Hero so well AND talk to Vinny at the same time. I can barely do that with remedial games, let alone a rhythm game he's playing on the highest difficulty most of the time.

Really great stream, Vinny and Alex! Thanks!

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Today on Giant Bomb Public Access...

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Well I forgot to apply to that (now closed) GBEast associate video producer, but I take it another GBEast spot will be opening up soon when @alex quits to live off the spoils of Grandpa's old coin collection

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This was the one of the best things I've seen on GB for a long time. Please do more weird passion stuff like this!

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I absolutely loved this, whatever the hell it was.

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I forgot that some of those covers in GH2 are pretty bad

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Excited for Jeff's Sneak King collection appraisal in 2249

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i really love streams like this.

but to be honest i spent the whole time looking at those Gundam kits in the back and wondering what i would have to do and who i would have to pay to get a gundam building stream some day.

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The singer on that Lamb of God cover sounds like Vinny's metal voice.

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That's such a random combination but I enjoyed the hell out of this, beast crew!

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@nightriff: Oooh, harsh, but... Yeah, thinking back to those first few how they were so weird and had running gags and stuff I kind of miss that a lot :(