Have you ever listened to Rockwell's 1984 smash hit song "Somebody's Watching Me"
and realize that it needs more Castlevania
? Relax. It's been handled
The Kleptones put together a version of Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody stitched together from 33 different cover versions
. Synthesizers, computer-generated voices, acoustic guitar, accordion, Weird Al, Star Trek.... (Direct MP3 link
) [more inside]
Tomorrow, Monopoly City Streets
a world-wide game
combining google maps and the classic family fight-starter. Buy any street in the world, build houses, hotels and more. Remember, property always goes up, and your siblings always cheat.
Last week, Eddy Temple Morris
, a DJ on UK radio station XFM
, challenged Twitter to remix as many songs as possible into 10 minutes. The previous record was held by Wizard of Deekline and Wizard
- it is now held by rapper, producer and all-round renaissance man Akira the Don
, who managed to fit a staggering 210 tracks into 1/6 of an hour. He's just put together a video to accompany the mix - watch it here
A video playlist
of the entire 'Feed the Animals
' album by Girl Talk
, aka mashup wunderkind Greg Gillis. [more inside]
Suppose Ghostbusters had been made 30 years earlier? It all starts on one terrible night
There's a new Tron movie
coming out, and it promises to be kind of rad. In other news, the trailer
seems to mash-up perfectly with Michael Jackson's Beat It
. [more inside]
The Twitter Fail Whale
, designed by Yiying Lu
, became an internet phenomenon a year ago
when Twitter became so unstable that the image popped up to hundreds of thousands of users on an almost daily basis. As a result of this exposure, games were created
and many a mashup was made up
. Lu has created a site with all of the Fail Whale related images she could find
). It’s an amazing (and huge) collection containing tributes, to statues, to cakes and beer labels.
In Buffy Vs. Edward (Twilight Remixed), Edward Cullen from the Twilight Series meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer at Sunnydale High
. It's an example of transformative storytelling serving as a visual critique of Edward's character and generally creepy behavior. Seen through Buffy's eyes some of the more patriarchal gender roles and sexist Hollywood tropes embedded in the Twilight saga are exposed in hilarious ways.
(Previous Twilight discussion on MeFi
The Lilyest Hobo
... for fans of Lily Allen and CanCon children's TV: Lily Allen's 'Not Fair' vs 'The Littlest Hobo Theme'. Lily likes it too, by the way.
I stole the header quote from the Youtube comment thread, in case you're wondering...
Casetteboy vs The Bloody Apprentice
Like The Apprentice? Don't like the Apprentice? Either way, you'll probably like this. [more inside]
Han Solo P.I.
. See also: MacGyver
, and Imperial Airwolf
And Han Solo P.I. would be woefully incomplete without the side by side
Hey, you got your 2CV in my F355! Oh, yeah? You got your F355 in my 2CV
The Tarantino Mixtape
from Eclectic Method
is not the first mashup
to cross the audio
copyright streams, but they are pretty good
at it.via the always excellent giavasan [more inside]
Find where the other side of the planet is instantly. Note that if you if you actually do manage to dig a tunnel through to the other side and jump in it will take you 42 minutes to get there
Hip Hop Zelda.
It's a booty call from Hyrule, a love letter in rhyme to your childhood featuring some of the best independent and mainstream Hip Hop artists. MF Doom, Edan and Aesop Rock get tossed together with Dr. Dre, Common, and Jay Z in this surprisingly compelling mashup of old Legend of Zelda tunes. If the TriForce Rules Everything Around You, hit up the link above to stream the album, or download it for free here. [more inside]
Kutiman, the masterful Israeli funk musician and producer, outdoes himself by creating Thru-You
: Multiple YouTube clips (mostly instructional and performance videos) edited into slick mega-mashups. They're not just patchwork assemblages, they're sample-based original creations that coud hold their own on anyone's album... Plus they're 100% audiovisual! It's a work of next-level genius.
(sorry for the hyperbole, but my mind has just been blown)
More Kutiman here
. Music video here
. And for you Pitchfork aficionados, here
A few years ago, we had "Peanuts Meets Marvel."
In another thread
, someone name-checked Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown.
The Web currently brings us Peanuts characters anime-style
, a la Jack Kirby
, by way of Family Guy
and as seen on The Simpsons
. (See also this pessimistic vision
of a grown-up relationship between Charlie Brown and the Red-Haired Girl.)
Perhaps the finest Doctor Who/Benny Hill/Eminem mashup
ever produced. (Collegehumor.com, possible NSFW sidebar ads)
YouTube Street Fighter (single link interactive youtube game)
an album of Radiohead and Jay-Z mashups by Minty Fresh Beats Warning: goofy-looking dude's myspace
. [more inside]
This Google Maps mashup shows the thermal damage
caused by various nuclear weapons or an asteroid on the city of your choice
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]
is a 14-part podcast about the history and practice of sound collage and mashups. A collaboration between Vicki Bennett
(People Like Us, previously
) and Ergo Phizmiz
), Codpaste is an entertaining and instructive wander through such topics as cartoon music, Negativland, easy listening, and William S. Burroughs. There's even a curriculum [30mb pdf]
to go with it! Most episodes are about 30 minutes long, feature the same editing techniques and sound sources that they discuss, and are enhanced by Ergo and Vicki's wonderfully quaint accents.
Counter-Strike, Vincent Van Gogh style
- a curiously pleasing little video mashup. (via Milinkito)
Why give someone the gift of song when you can give them multiple songs... all at once!
Metafilter originally introduced me to mashups with the Santastic collection of holiday mashups and Bootie's
annual 'Best of' compilation. Now it just doesn't feel like the holidays without songs like "You Shook Me All Noel" blasting from my car stereo.
graphs data pulled from Craigslist listings. [more inside]
Tired of dealing with Amazon and the chains? New in town and wondering where all the best bookstores are? Traveling and looking for a bookstore on your visit? Try the new Publishers Marketplace Bookstore Maps
mashup. There you can find all stores in an area, or just the kind you're looking for—e.g. just B&Ns in Pittsburgh
or just indies and specialty stores in San Francisco
. Notice a store is missing? Tell them so they can add their store to the map
. Future plans include adding granularity to the specialty store category so that you can sort by type, such as Mystery, Science Fiction, Used, or Gay & Lesbian.
In the middle of the movie Gremlins 2, there is a sequence where the film seems to break, and where the gremlins invade the projection booth. For the VHS edition in the early 90's, they reshot a special sequence where the VHS tape seemed to be torn apart and in which the gremlins invaded a John Wayne movie. The DVD just kept the original theatrical version.
Sacha Feiner's fan video updates the "break sequence" for the Video on Demand era. via
Have you ever thumbed through an old yearbook and wondered what you'd look like if you were part of that class? Wonder no more! Try on a 50s beehive hairdo, become a 60s flower child or prepare to join the cast of "That 70s Show".
Viewzi is a kind of metasearch tool
built around 'views'. It's kind of the antiGoogle in that it's not so much for quick answers as for idle looking around, and it's all about the UI, but it's interesting and pretty and kind of fun. Beta, naturally, and fully buzzword compliant. Flash haters will probably hate it. Usability people may have an aneurism. That's OK.
] [more inside]
Mashup artist Gregg Gillis, aka Girl Talk
, is another artist to try the 'pay whatever you want' Internet release model. However, his 55-minute album
consists of over 300 samples from other artists, with many current and past hits. No stranger to current controversies in copyright, Gillis also appeared in the documentary Good Copy Bad Copy
. Previously. [more inside]
God Save The Thief
(automatic download) is a mashup of The Sex Pistols' "God Save The Queen" and Wolfmother's "Joker and The Thief" mixed by The Illuminoids.