mixed famous brand names with somebody else's famous logo. Some were subtle
, others obvious
, some ingenious
, other hilarious
and some that will change the way you look at a logo forever
. And then there's the simple mashing of two brand names together for the merger that must never happen
Credits mashups or remixes
are a Youtube meme with a simple concept: create a intro sequence for one show using the music and style of another show's credits.
Some drastically change the story
of a series, some play up similarities
between two shows, some provide a more glossy intro for shows that originally relied on a title card
or an unpopular credits sequence
, and some just seem to happen because people really like "Ballad of Serenity." [more inside]
Breaking Bad dialogue via the jarring yet oddly fitting medium of Calvin & Hobbes strips.
Clayton Hanson takes dialogue from Breaking Bad episodes and inserts them into Calvin & Hobbes strips. He's done all the seasons to date. In a recent interview with the Washington City Paper
, he talked more about his inspiration, his process, and his lawyer.
(Calvin & Hobbes & Copyright previously on the grey
Paths to Graceland
is a new mix from the Kleptones
. Not bad listening for a BBQ.
In honor of Philip Glass's 75th birthday (look at the cake!
), here are three rather odd albums of or based on his music, all free to play:
by U Can Unlearn Guitar ranges from drone to speed metal.
What Capitalism Was Plays Philip Glass on Accordion
is as described.
by dj BC mashes up Glass and Hip Hop. (previously
A Doctor World
: A beautiful mashup of Doctor Who and A Softer World. (Note that some posts contain major spoilers for "A Good Man Goes to War.")
As your airline takes you from Point A to Point B, do you ever wonder about all the points in between? Enter MondoWindow
(in beta today), which mashes up satellite photos, air traffic data, wikipedia, and flickr to show where your plane is, and what's nearby on the earth below, provided your flight has wifi. [more inside]
What do you get when you mashup Girl Talk
with Girl Talk
? Mashed Up Mashup
(or Mashup Squared). From artist Evan Roth
. [more inside]
Yet more holiday mash-ups, alternate treatments and bootleg remixes. [more inside]
interactively breaks down every sample used in Girl Talk
's latest album "All Day"
Just released a few hours ago, All Day
is the newest album by mashup artist Girl Talk
is the newest mashup
by Norwegian Recycling
, one of the few artists specializing in putting large numbers of samples into a single song. Others include the fantastic DJ Earworm (previously)
and, of course, Girl Talk
The Tornado History Project: Google Maps meets historical data
Tornado data turned into Google Maps that you can slice and dice any way you want: By State, by Date range, by Fujita number. Even records the path of long-track tornadoes. Hours of fun for weather weenies (like me!) and those interested in investigating trends over time. [more inside]
, mashup artists behind previously-posted albums
such as A Night At The Hip-Hopera
and 24 Hours
, have just released their newest entitled Uptime/Downtime
. In a word, it rocks.
"Now this is cool
. Hellenic Shipping has a Google Maps mashup
showing interactive, live data on the global shipping fleet." [via]
Metafilter is certainly no stranger to music mashups
, or even live music mashups
, but a few artists are taking things a step further with live music and video mashups. Not prerecorded mashups of live music and video, but live performances of DJs (often calling themselves "VJs") mashing up music and video together on the fly. [more inside]
Do Your Own Adventure with Sue Teller: Customizing Your Kicks
& Making Mash-Ups
. [Warning: Extremely Obvious Product Placement.] [more inside]
does it again - Like last year, he's made a year-end mashup and accompanying video
featuring the top 25 hits of the year (as calculated by Billboard
). Can you name most of the songs included? Are you more or less hip than last year? [more inside]
Let's Rock Mashed In Plastic
is a double album of mashups featuring music and audio from David Lynch's filmed work. Standouts, for me: "The Voice of Love Is Crying"
and "The Elephant Connection".
graphs data pulled from Craigslist listings. [more inside]
In the introduction to his close friend's "Best of" DVD, Jack Lemmon says
, "Ernie Kovacs
was the funniest, wildest, zaniest
man I ever knew. Ernie thought so, too, and so did millions of happy people. Ernie was all over television
on one network
from 1950 until he died in 1962. He had an unpredictable
view of the world. He played with the medium of television
in a way
no one ever had before.
And he created a batch of cockeyed characters
that have become classics
. So, slow down your internal clock; it was a more leisurely time, you know. Here's Ernie Kovacs." [more inside]
You all remember the song from Sesame Street, but you've never heard it like this: one two three FOUR FIIIVE six seven EIGHT NIIINE TEN eleven TWELVE!
Like free music? Like Blogs? Try putting them together:
To start, search Hype Machine
to find music you like. Then start following the links and blog-rolls, and before you know it, you'll have dozens of blogs just begging to give you songs to download. If you like indy dance music like I do, here are some blogs to get you started: Digital Eargasm
, Missing Toof
, Palms Out Sounds
, These Rocks Pop
, Kiss Atlanta
, Resonator Magazine
, Fluo Kids
Put Your Hands Up For Detroit
- Silent film Dirty Dancing with music by Fedde La Grand (Slightly NSFW) and other successful mash-ups
, including 8 1/2 Mile
, an excellent Fellini’s / Eminem combo. (From a blog by "Mefi’s own" Ajit AP
is a Google Maps and happy-hour mashup. It includes mostly US cities, with decent Australian representation ... plus Paris, France and Windsor, Ontario. Sorry, direct city links don't seem to work.
The web moves in wonderful ways. Case in point, must see mashups WeatherBonk.com
. If you are ski freak or weather geek, you will really find these pages useful. There's even a golfbonk in beta, if you are into it!
+ Harry Potter = Kill Harry
, featuring cameo appearances by Bender the robot, Bruce Campbell, and Zombie Rick James, bitch.
Holiday boots for your stockings. Mash-ups of decades of Christmas records just in time for the holidays. The quality varies throughout, but it makes for some fun manic listening if you've grown tired of the same perennial chestnuts. Merry Christmash to all, and to all a boot night.
Q-Unit: Greatest Hits
is an outstanding collection of mashups of 50 Cent and Queen. The mocked-up album covers alone are worth it, but I think I've listened to "Crazy Little P.I.M.P. Called Love" about three times already this morning. (Mirror here if main site craps out)
If you liked the Kleptones
and other posts
, you might have caught "raiding the 20th century" in early 2004
. Well, DJ Food
has completely updated it for 2005 and now clocks in at a full 59 minutes of monster mashup mix madness. Download the mp3 here
and enjoy the eclectic sonic landscape.
performs mash-ups live. As in, an actual band plays one song while a singer sings another.
For example, here's their rendition of "Smells Like Billie Jean
Forty years ago this week
the public was introduced to the works of P.D.Q. Bach
at a concert in New York's Town Hall. It's as good a time as any to look at the one-of-a-kind output of Peter Schickele. (A lot more inside)
is better known as People Like Us
, and just so happens to be the anointed queen
. Her music is comprised almost entirely of uncleared samples
and has avoided lawsuit
only by virtue of their (and her own) obscurity. Similar in style and sense of humor
to The Evolution Control Committee
and the (amazing, really, really amazing) Avalanches
, you'll find nearly
her entire body of work here