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Mojo robs the grave of iMuse Island for a voodoo spell, recovers vintage interviews in the bargain 17 Apr, 2022 / 1 comment

One of the bummers that goes along with most of the old hosted sites being lost to time is that a number of them were home to valuable interviews. Where possible, we like to try to import such orphaned archival content to that greatest of rescue shelters: Mixnmojo.

Today's rescues are interviews from the late, great iMuse Island. They were all conducted by the site’s able webmaster Luc Gilbertz and come from the period of 2000-2003. Improve your education and relive historical conversations with…

  • Clint Bajakian, fresh off his work on Escape from Monkey Island.
  • Peter McConnell, talking all the things that were relevant in 2003. Hey, remember that incident when he and Michael Land started a software company?
  • Jeff Kliment, the then-manager of the LucasArts Sound Department, with a few welcome intrusions by voice director Darragh O’Farrell.
  • Daniel “Wolk” Strandberg, composer of “Zak 2,” which, unique among Zak McKracken fan sequels, didn’t actually get finished. If that’s a subject that interests you, by the way, there’s no better resource than The Zak McKracken Archive.

This might be a good time to mention that such resurrections are not Easter exclusive, and that any retired webmasters who would like Mojo to keep their legacy content alive (or even to help you relaunch your site altogether) should pick up the phone and dial 1-800-ZAARIN, or for actual results reach out via webmonkey@mixnmojo.com or Twitter.

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    LGH on 17 Apr, 2022, 20:10…
    Hey, that's funny. Like so many others, the recent announcement of the new Monkey Island brought me back from the shadows to rediscover Mixnmojo. After not having visited this website for ages (shame on me!), I've been reading here again for a few days now, when I suddenly see my own name in the news.

    It's great that you rescued my old interviews. That were great times. You can't imagine how honored I was back then to be granted interviews with Clint Bajakian and Peter McConnell, which I considered as some kind of idols, and whose music still impresses me after all those years, when some of their game music pops up in my random iTunes playlists.

    I think, this is a good occasion for me to go read these interviews again now!

    And of course, I'm glad Michael Land, Clint Bajakian and Peter McConnell will be involved again in the new Monkey Island. For me, that's almost more important than Ron Gilbert. Blasphemy? Maybe a little, but my personal Monkey Island love started with the intro music. I was in love with that game before even reaching "Hi! My name's Guybrush Threepwood and I want to be a pirate" ;-)

    Luc

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