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November 11, 2016 @ 11:46 am

Musical Procrastination #24: Christopher Tin and the Music of Civilizations!

In Musical Procrastination #24 we interview Christopher Tin, the two time Grammy Award winning composer behing songs like Baba Yeti (Civilization 4) and Sogno Di Volare (Civilization 6) as well as music for X2, The Ring etc. Christopher Tin also has several albums out including the Grammy Award winning Calling All Dawns and its followup The Drop That Contained the Sea. 
More about Christopher Tin

He writes music for the concert hall, but also for film, video games and commercials. His albums have reached #1 on the Billboard charts, his songs have been sampled by rappers and covered by trance acts, and he's had entire concerts at Carnegie Hall devoted to his music. He also collaborates with a wide variety of artists: from electronic music pioneers, to opera legends, to international stars of world music.

He made history with his song “Baba Yetu,” winning the first Grammy ever awarded to a piece of music written for a video game (Civilization IV) — then made history again by winning the last ever Grammy for Best Classical Crossover Album (for Calling All Dawns). He followed that album up in 2014 with another fusion of world and classical music, The Drop That Contained the Sea, debuting at #1 on Billboard's classical charts, and premiering to a sold out audience at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium.

Tin grew up in northern California, firmly grounded in classical music, but with a heavy musical wanderlust: playing in jazz combos, writing musicals for his classmates, and obsessively listening to '70s classic rock concept albums. As he got older he supplemented his formal training by studying the music and languages of different cultures, but also by immersing himself in the underground rave scene of '90s San Francisco. He did his undergraduate composition studies at Stanford and Oxford; then won a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music in London, where he graduated at the head of his class.

He now lives and works in Santa Monica, where he serves as a Governor of the LA Chapter of the Recording Academy.

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September 24, 2016 @ 11:31 am

Musical Procrastination #23: Chad Seiter Composer of Microsoft’s ReCore


In Musical Procrastination #23 - Jeremiah steps in for Lee as he interviews Chad Seiter, composer for the new Microsoft title ReCore. Chad Seiter has also worked on many other franchises such as Star Trek, Lost, Fringe, Jurassic World and more!

About Chad Seiter from:
A prolific composer, arranger and orchestrator for film, television, video games and symphonic concerts, Chad Seiter has composed and produced original music for major Hollywood franchises including Star Trek, Fringe and LOST. He is also Composer, Music Director and Associate Executive Producer for Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions and The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses touring concert series performing symphonic arrangements of the classic Nintendo scores performed with hundreds of the world’s leading orchestras.
Chad Seiter started his musical career as assistant to Academy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino, providing orchestration on hit television series LOST and blockbuster films including Jurassic World, the J.J. Abrams Star Trek reboot, Cloverfield, Speed Racer, and later composing for the first season of the highly rated television series Fringe, recording each weekly episode with the highly coveted Hollywood Studio Orchestra scoring musicians.
He also scored the AAA video games LEGO Jurassic World, Star Trek, and Fracture, as well as providing additional music to Ratatouille, Up, LOST: Via Domus, and Turning Point: Fall of Liberty. Majestic and epic in scope, Seiter’s original score for Star Trek was performed by 123 musicians of the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra, one of the largest ensembles ever recorded for a game.
As Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator, and Music Director for The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses and The Legend of Zelda: 25th Anniversary Symphony live concert tours, Chad Seiter’s acclaimed orchestral arrangements of Koji Kondo’s iconic video game scores have been performed by the world’s most prestigious orchestras including The Royal Philharmonic, The Tokyo Philharmonic and The National Symphony.
Seiter recently launched his latest epic concert production as Associate Executive Producer and Co-Creator, Composer, Lead Arranger and Music Director of Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, a new, live orchestral touring concert showcasing memorable music from the world of Pokémon.
With sold-out shows and rave reviews for his symphonies currently touring worldwide, Seiter looks forward to new and interesting projects that combine his creative voice and love of the orchestra.

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September 17, 2016 @ 12:37 pm

Episode 250: The Music of Star Wars: The Old Republic and Mafia 3 with Jesse Harlin


Join us and Jesse Harlin (composer also of Mafia 3) as we talk about the music of Star Wars: The Old Republic and listen to the new themes for the game. In this episode we celebrate 250 episodes on the air by discussing Star Wars beginning with the upcoming Timothy Zahn novel Thrawn as well as the special effects of The Force Awakens! 

Hosts: James, Jason, Jeremiah
Guest: The guest is award winning composer Jesse Harlin, formerly of LucasArts as we talk about his work on the hit Bioware MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic especially in the Fallen Empire and Knights of the Eternal Empire expansions. 


Recently Jesse Harlin also did the music for Hanger 13's Mafia 3 and got his first soundtrack release, available in stores now such as Amazon and iTunes

250 Episodes is a big milestone. Over that time we've had almost a million downloads on all platforms and several shows that have come and gone and several more still going strong such as Musical Procrastination and Steven and Stephen on Steven. Its hard to see that show that started with James, Soapee, and I began as a Star Wars Roleplaying Podcast and has morphed into this, a show that has had more voice actors than any other show out there, over 50 authors, and professionals from all over the industry and showing no signs of slowing. It has been an honor and a blast to steer Bombad Radio through 250 episodes and I look forward to the seas which lay beyond this milestone!
 - Jeremiah

250 Episodes. 5 Years of Bombad Radio. Time flies, that's for sure! Never thought it would get to this point, honestly. Now we aren't one of the biggest podcasts even if we have been around for a while, but truthfully, we have our own little core of listeners, and I for one am grateful for that. I remember when we first started this show, and it's morphed into something so much different than what we had originally planned. Honestly, who thought a podcast that was basically a sort of news and jokes type show for a Star Wars RP message board would have evolved into what it's become? We've had some really awesome guests over the years, from lesser known up and comers to incredibly well known writers, and damn near everything inbetween. Jeremiah and myself have been through all sorts of stuff in life these past few years, and I honestly wondered if we were gonna keep going. Lord knows there was one or two times I thought "Well, it was fun while it lasted." yet, here we are, still motoring on down the highway. It's been a blast for me so far, and I've got to talk to some really cool people like Jon St. John of Duke Nukem, and Damien Clarke from DBZ and the Borderlands games. I've talked to Timothy Zahn, which blew my mind, and Stephen Stanton, which was amazingly cool for me on a personal level. Sure, I know I'm kind of loud and obnoxious, heh, but I can't help it! I love doing this show, It's super fun and I kind of "Fan Boy" a bit. Either way, I feel very blessed to have been allowed to share the ride with Jeremiah, but he's always been the real backbone of the show. He works his butt off to make it what it is, and I consider it a privilege to be able to do this with him. Bombad Radio, one wild ride! Here's to another 5 years and 250 episodes. I wonder what'll happen next, but for now, all I can say is this; May the Force be With You! 

- James


Five years ago some guys on a message board decided to get into podcasting. It was a fun little show, mostly about star wars role-playing, filled with inside jokes for those who were part of the community. But then, after a few months, something happened. That little show got its first celebrity guest - legendary voice actor James Arnold Taylor. Before long celebrity guests became a fixture, and eventually the focus of the show. And while the interviews became more in depth, more thought provoking, so too improved the show editing and sound quality. By the show's fourth year it was regularly a top ten ranked podcast, and even received awards nominations for its original content. That show was of course Bombad Radio. After 5 years, 250 episodes, and countless special releases, Bombad Radio shows no signs of stopping. Thank god for that.... Bombad Radio is the only show I never miss.

Congratulations on five great years. I can't wait to hear what comes next.


Well over a decade ago I made new friends and family when joining a Star Wars discussion and role-playing forum, where banter was welcome and fun was encouraged. This community grew to the point where it spanned multiple groups and had weekly events and regular updates. One big family - but too big for everyone to know what everyone else was doing. 

Amazingly, Jeremiah put the work in when nobody else would - something that could be said about Jezza every day of his life - and set up a podcast with a few reliable and unreliable helpers to share news and provide a new medium for content. 

Most of us thought it was likely to last a few weeks and die out. We underestimated Jeremiah's tenacity and capability.

My favorite moment for explaining the excitement and activity and buzz of that era was when Bombad hosted a live podcast for the annual awards. We had 20 people live on the show, banter for HOURS on the chat channel in concert with it, and it was incredible. At the end of the show, Bane (Jeremiah) told everyone that he had an incredible guest lined up for the next few episodes... And we were all stunned by just how big that guest was.

Five years after it started, and 250 full episodes in, nobody is surprised anymore. Every week, every month, there is a great guest. Some of them have done almost no other interviews. Some of them have spawned news stories and thousands of downloads. Almost every single one of them has been due to Jeremiah and his hard work. Without him the rest of us would not have picked up the slack and the podcast would have been over.

The show/channel has changed a lot over the years, expanded to include other shows and include almost any content imaginable. Award winning radio dramas, writing competitions, exclusive convention panels... You name it. 

Bombad will continue to innovate, to change and move forward and be a home for fun and laughter and insanity. Guests will continue to be great.

Usually we look forward, only think about what's next on the job list, planning the next series of episodes (or interview or guest or spin-off show). Every now and again it is important to stop, look back, and reflect about where we have come from and the journey we have been on. Because, when all is said and done, the journey has been incredible and amazing to be a part of.

With special thanks - as you can guess - to the man who made it all happen... but also to the many others who made it possible, who co-hosted and guest starred and helped behind the scenes... and, of course, to the listeners who are still here after all these years!! It has been so blessing to be a part of this and you guys make the hard work worth it for all of us - Jeremiah most of all.

- Jason
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April 23, 2016 @ 11:03 am

Episode 237: Soundcheck with Heavy Metal/Brutal Legend, Lucasarts, Double Fine composer Peter McConnell!


Peter McConnell has composed award-winning scores for a diverse range of video games including Broken Age, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, the Sly Cooper series, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Psychonauts, Brutal Legend and Grim Fandango. Before working independently, Peter composed in-house at LucasArts contributing to beloved franchises such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Monkey Island.

Music for this episode includes: The Big Kiss and The Chosen Roadie from Brutal Legend, Time to Get Up Little Spaceman from Broken Age, The Imperial March from Force Commander, Largo Embargo and Mardi Gras Fish Fry Monkey Island 2 (Remake 2010), and the Tie-Fighter Suite from Tie-Fighter

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November 28, 2015 @ 10:33 am

Episode 217: Mass Effect and Call of Duty Black Ops Composer Jack Wall


Today we are joined by Award Winning Video Game Composer Jack Wall the man behind video game scores such as Black Ops 2 and 3, Lost Planet 3, Jade Empire, Mass Effect 1 and 2, Myst 3 an 4, and more. A veteran of the industry for years the man is also one of the founders of the Video Games Live Concert Tour, as well as many composition classes and programs. For more information about Jack Wall check out his website found at or buy is work on amazon here.
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November 21, 2015 @ 3:21 pm

Musical Procrastination #19 - Interviews Special with Alan Silvestri, Antonio Sanchez, and Patrick Doyle


After a little break Musical Procrastination is back! And instead of the usual analysis of music, this month Lee will be sharing the exciting interviews he had recently with the great Alan Silvestri, brilliant drummer and Birdman Composer Antonio Sanchez, and the brilliant and hilarious Patrick Doyle.

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August 21, 2015 @ 9:35 am

Musical Procrastination #18 - Battlestar Galactica 2 with Bear McCreary


Join us this month for an exciting edition of Musical Procrastination, where we finish our analysis of the music from Battlestar Galactica. Also listen to an interview we had with the Composer himself; Bear McCreary.

A fan of Bear McCreary's work? Support him and his work by purchasing his scores from Amazon by clicking the link below! Or check out his Official Website!

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August 7, 2015 @ 11:55 pm

Episode 205: Mark Griskey - Composer of Star Wars, Disney, Raving Rabbids, Marvel, and more!


Welcome to episode 205 where host Jeremiah is joined by Caleb for guest Mark Griskey, longtime Lucasarts composer who has worked on such games as KOTOR 2, The Force Unleashed, Jedi Starfighter, Raving Rabbids, Marvel Ultimate Alliance and so much more. He joins us to talk about the composing industry, working with Star Wars and Lucasarts, Disney, Marvel, and more! Great episode for all!
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November 1, 2014 @ 8:27 am

Episode 174: The Sound of Star Wars with Jesse Harlin


Our series on the sound of Star Wars continues this time with former LucasArts composer Jesse Harlin, the man behind music from Republic Commando, The Force Unleashed, Star Wars Battlefront, Star Wars Galaxies, The Old Republic,and Star Wars 1313. Join us as we discuss the composing of such music, their influences from John Williams and hear how themes such as The Republic Commando and Force Unleashed themes came to be. Also hear about the 1313 score and hear pieces of that music that will never be used as we get an inside look into the musical side of the game Star Wars 1313.
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September 19, 2013 @ 2:04 pm

Episode 92: Wow its Lou Ferrigno, David Yost, Walter Jones, Noah Hathaway, Tommy Tallarico, Stan Lee and more!


Guests: Lou Ferrigno (The Hulk), Noah Hathaway (Atreyu-Neverending Story), Richard Hatch (Battlestar Galactica), Walter Jones (Black Power Ranger), David Yost (Blue Power Ranger), Tommy Tallarico (Video Games Live), Utah Lego Club, Heroic Inc., Dinosaurs Assoc., Stan Lee, Eight Minute Empire, Eric Cone, and more!
Synopsis: I went to Salt Lake Comic Con last week and this episode includes interviews with Lou Ferrigno, David Yost, Walter Jones, Richard Hatch, Noah Hathaway, Tommy Tallarico, and many panels and exhibits at the event. Also there is the Stan Lee panel from the Con. Its a blast you'll love it all!

Photos of the event can be found HERE
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August 23, 2013 @ 2:27 am

Episode 87: Its C3PO and what is this - Video Games Live?


Hosts: James and Jeremiah
Guests: Simon Wilkie and Tommy Tallarico
Synopsis: We start by talking some Celebration Europe II and Episode 7 news before having our first guest, 3PO Cosplayer and Make a Wish Foundation member AND Disney employee Simon Wilkie on to share his experiences at Celebration and his different causes. Then we have Video Games Live Founder, multi-award winning composer Tommy Tallarico on! Enjoy the star-studded show!

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February 8, 2013 @ 7:28 pm

Episode 69: Sam Hulick Behind the Music



Host: Jeremiah and James 
Guest Host: Caleb 
Guest: Composer Sam Hulick 

Synopsis: Mass Effect and Baldur's Gate Composer Sam Hulick joins us to talk about his influences in composing and how he got the opportunity to compose music for the Mass Effect series, Baldur's Gate, Red Orchestra 2, Conclave, and more! As the first time we've had a composer on the show, this is a can't miss treat!Links: the Show:
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