4:44 PM - A song I did is being used in a vending/game machine!
Last night, I was eating at a local fast food place - Iowa Castle - when all of the sudden I hear an electronic tune of "Yo Ho, Yo Ho, a Pirates Life for Me!" I turn around and notice one of those prize/claw machines, labeled "Pirate's Chest" or something like that. It was playing a version of the Pirates of the Caribbean theme song. I thought, at first, it was someone's cell phone, since I previously used a MIDI file I created as the ringer on my old Treo 650 (before I got an iPhone about a year ago).
The music sounded real familiar, and I jumped up to get closer to the machine. As I listened, I heard that the vocal line was represented by a steel drum (which, of course, there are no steel drums in the original ride soundtrack version). I also heard the accordion line and pulsing "strumming" ... just like the version I had done about ten years ago (YOHO.MID, in the Audio Section of this site). It sure sounded like my MIDI file!
A bit later, the machine kicked off again and I listened more closely and sure enough, the machine is using MY arrangement of YOHO. When I got home to listen to the MIDI file, I confirmed it. I believe, though, they are using YOHO.MID (my original, faster version, missing a bass line) and not my later updated YOHO2.MID.
So, if you see this game out there, take a listen to the music. It's my MIDI file (or at least a digital recording). It doesn't play the full 60 second version - just about half of that.