When people hear the words Adult Swim they think either of swimming pools bereft of kids or the late night version of Cartoon Netwrok that airs avant-garde, absurdist cartoons. In case you live in a cave or have a mature life with a steady paying job, you probably know that the later has a kick-ass website where they also make their own online games.
For those of you who don’t know, I absolutely loveBioshock. It is my only favorite game. I’ve played several other games which I have enjoyed, but inevitably they all get compared to Bioshock in my mind. Even Bioshock 2 couldn’t escape this comparison. So, naturally when I saw William Gibbons article entitled: “Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams: Popular Music, Narrative, and Dystopia in Bioshock” I ate that jank up. Not only am I an avid fan of the game, but even before I played it I was a fan of jazz and music from earlier generations. Bobby Darian, Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford: these are all personal heros of mine.… Read the rest