Behind the Pixel – Kirk Hamilton – From Jazz Teacher to Game Journalist

Part of creating The Max Frequency Podcast was to restore all the episodes of Behind the Pixel, an interview show I did in 2017 for seven episodes. These will be mixed into this feed so that the show can live on podcast services once more. Below are the original show notes, with some light editing. You can check out the original posts here. I hope you enjoy.

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  • In this inaugural episode of my new long form interview show, I sat down with editor-at-large of Kotaku, Kirk Hamilton. We discuss Kirk’s background in jazz music, his journalism career at Kotaku, and how it all jives together. Tune in as I pick Kirk’s brain and learn more about one of raddest reviewers in the video game industry.

    Follow Kirk on Twitter @KirkHamilton and his work over at Kotaku.

    Dope Facts about Kirk

    • Kirk knows his stuff about video games and all that jazz
    • Wrote a positive review using the word “nope” extensively
    • Loves Avatar: The Last Airbender

    Links to articles mentioned in the interview

     (Listed in order of publication date)

    Kirk’s first album The Exited Door

    “I’m just a musician who landed a cool writing gig.”- Kirk Hamilton from his blog post Holding On To San Francisco

    Edit (05/16/2017): The original title of this episode was “Ep. 01- An Interview with Kirk Hamilton.” I decided to change the name to better reflect the podcast and its content for listeners.

    This episode was recorded on January 23, 2017.