Mash Up Mania

I’m putting together a kick-ass “mash-up” mix CD for my friend Rich.
What is a mash-up you ask? It’s a song which is a mix of two (usually very different) songs.
You can do this at home, if you’re obsessive enough!

Making a collection of them is easy, as much of it is online or on KaZaA. However as with all unfiltered art, winnowing the wheat from the chaff is a time-consuming process. My favorites thus far:

  • “Magic” by Olivia Newton John vs “Straight Out Of Compton” by NWA (mixed by dsico)
  • “Walk Like An Egyptian” by The Bangles vs Ms Dynamite (mixed by DJ Crook Air)
  • “Love Will Tear Us Apart” by Joy Division vs “Get Ur Freak On” by Missy Elliot (mixed by dsico)
  • “Groove Is in the Heart” by Dee-Lite vs “Bitch” by Missy Elliot vs “Just 1 Kiss” by Basement Jaxx (mixed by dsico)
  • “Suicide Blonde” by INXS vs Dizzee Rascal (mixed by TiM G)
  • “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder vs “Bootylicious” by Destiny’s Child (mixed by sm@sh)

Some sources for mash-ups:

They Stole My Idea #2

cute little seal

My friend Josh and I joke about serving candied baby seal noses- the same cute little baby seals you see being clubbed to death in the anti-fur advertisments. You throw the rest of the baby seal away, because “the nose is the best part!”

Here’s a real news posting from the Associated Press:

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands – Around 2,000 baboon noses were found packed in an abandoned suitcase at Amsterdam airport when they started to stink, officials said Wednesday.
“We assume these animals were killed, and we have to prevent something like this from happening again,” spokesman Louis Steens said. He said the noses had been destroyed.