Nerd Music Meltdown #14: Careless from Random Encounter and Careless Juja

The Nerd Music Meltdown is back with another hot episode as Kent chats with one of the first people he has every met in the community, Travis Vengroff, known to most as Careless from Random Encounter and currently Careless Juja.

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Careless has was a founding member of Random Encounter, a prominent video game band in Florida. He served as their accordion player for the first 10 years of the band’s existence and has gone on to start another video game band known as Careless Juja and start a science fiction comic book series called Liberty.

We talked about all that, and also how video game music has taken Careless to interesting places in life including meeting Nobuo Uematsu, Yoshitaka Amano, Tommy Tallarico, and touring with Video Games Live. And did we mention that there are new Random Encounter and Careless Juja albums coming out in September?

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Kent Ward was created from the combination of anime, classic videogames, and pro wrestling. His obsession with crazy cartoons from Japan led to the founding of Propeller Anime, a prominent anime club in Orlando, FL. Kent also runs Ongaku Overdrive, a music festival dedicated to all sorts of music inspired by anime, videogames, and all things geeky. You can follow him on twitter @FistoftheMFK.

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