Part 2 of Journey Kim’s experience with Nobuo Uematsu and his Earthbound Papas at the Q&A/ Dancing Dad meet and greet at UCLA.
(continued from PART 1)
I am a pretty avid gamer; I received my first console when I was probably 5 years old. It was a Playstation. One day, my neighbor decided to give me a cache of his Playstation games, among them included Final Fantasy 7-9. And that was it. I was floored by the amount of effort put into every detail of these games, they pushed every boundary for their time. I grew up listening to these amazing compositions that were tailored to an epic gaming experience. Through these songs I am able to revisit a wonderful time in my life. Nobuo Uematsu is responsible for the vast majority of music in the Final Fantasy series, and I actually received the opportunity to interview him and gain insight on his music. Needless to say, I was quite nervous and felt like a complete fool, but Uematsu’s charm and joy helped to break the ice and create a welcoming environment. I had an unforgettable experience, and it was truly an honor to be able to speak with the man who composed my childhood.
– Journey Kim
After the band played, Brandon came up and introduced the members of The Earthbound Papas.
Here is some footage of the Q&A: