Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Mash-up Idea: The Office theme vs. A-Ha's Take On Me

This mash-up exists only in my head, but it's stuck there like toe fungus at the moment. The theme from the American version of The Office vs. A-Ha's Take On Me.

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Sunday, April 06, 2008

Bootie LA with surprise cameo from B-52's lead singer

I went to my second Bootie LA event last night. Last time around, the venue had a packed upstairs for dancing and a somewhat chill downstairs. Both played mash-ups, though the downstairs ones were particularly bold combinations (Tom Jones "It's not unusual to be loved by anyone" over Blondie's "The Tide is High", The Muppets Mahna Mahna over several different tunes, etc.) while the upstairs stuck to more straightforward, though still novel arrangements including one with Salt N Pepa's "Push It" on top of Grease's "Tell me More". The crowds at these things seem to be diverse, not your typical "L.A." crowd. At the last one, I saw people dressed as Vikings and pirates, something you'd expect at a Comic Con party, not an L.A. club.

Last night's was at a larger venue, the Echoplex. The dancing area was still a dense sea of people, but there were more places to sit or even dance further away from the main area. Unfortunately though, I wasn't quite as impressed with the musical selection this time. (I think that's most of the fun at these Bootie L.A events -- the "Oh wow" of recognition when you hear two songs you know being thrown together and having it work.) Still, there were some highlights:
  • Yaz's Situation vs. Foreigner's Urgent
  • Nirvana's Come As You Are vs. a 70s funk groove
  • Toni Basil's Mickey vs. Material Girl vs. Quiet Riot's Cum On Feel the Noise
  • DJ Dangermouse's 99 Problems vs. Nena's 99 Luftballoons
  • Diana Ross's Upside Down vs. Dead or Alive's You Spin Me Right Round
  • Fergie's Fergilicious vs Salt N' Pepa's Supersonic vs Push It
Sometime later, the DJ got up and introduced a special guest: Fred Schneider of the B-52s! So I swam through the sea of people to shake his hand.

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Random Mash-up Idea

"Easy" (Commodores / Lionel Ritchie) with "Cold As Ice" (Foreigner)

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Mashup Ideas of the Day

Random mash-up ideas:

Europe's Final Countdown vs. Journey's Separate Ways
U2's Where the Streets Have No Name vs. ZZ Top's Legs

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Saturday, March 03, 2007

"Baby Got Back" as a folk song video



Jonathan Coulton created this folk-songy cover of Sir Mix-a-lot's "Baby Got Back" song. Now, someone has mashed-up the two back together as a video. Brilliant! Surreal! Makes you realize just how silly most popular music is.

From BoingBoing.

UPDATE: Hmm, the Copyright Police struck and this is no longer available on YouTube.

BUTT, I just realized that I've seen Jon Coulton live without realizing it. He was playing guitar at a John Hodgman (PC guy in those Apple commercials) book-signing in Hollywood last year. And, he's featured in a recent The Show with ZeFrank episode.

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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Mash-up In Progress: "Let Shattered Dreams Go"

This is by no means final, or even necessarily remotely like I want it to be, but it's what I could do in about 4 hours of audio mangling with Goldwave and Sony Acid Pro

Have a listen here.

The two songs (along with "Winter" and "Silent Running", but come on, it's 3 AM here. Zzzzz) have been flowing in and out of my head for weeks, so this will hopefully put an end to this nasty poly-headed earworm.

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Yet Another Mash-up Idea

"Separate Ways" (Journey) vs. "Fame" (Irene Cara)

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Another Mash-up Idea

"Double Vision" (Foreigner) vs.
"Losing my Religion" (R.E.M) vs.
"I Ran" (Flock of Seagulls)

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Mash-up Ideas

I don't know if it means I'm becoming senile or what, but instead of just having one song in my head, these days I have up to five. Each is musically related to the other. For example:
  • "Part of Your World" (Little Mermaid) + Xanadu (Olivia Newton-John) + "Laverne & Shirley Theme"
  • "Let Go" (Imogen Heap) + "Shattered Dreams" (Jonny Hates Jazz) + "The Way It Is" (Bruce Hornsby & the Range) + a particular song by Tori Amos that I can't remember the name of "Winter" (Tori Amos)

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