Thursday, October 06, 2005

Mashed UP

I love music. I love all music. I don't think there is a single genre from hip-hop to country that I don't dig. I'm also tired of the hatin'. I know that some of you are hatas. Maybe I can change your minds, or maybe I'm gonna have to shoot you nine times. In the spirit of togetherness, busting down the genre walls, and the stopping of the playa hatin’, I present mashes.

One of the wonders of the digital age is that anyone can be a DJ and anyone can mix (to varying degrees of success.) A mash is two or more disparate songs from often disparate genres poured into a digital blender and combined to form a frothy glass of musical delight. Here are a few of my favorite mashes:

The Eagles One of These Nights meets Kelly Clarkson’s seminal Since U Been Gone.

50 Cent Joins The Philharmonic. Our Curtis joins The Verve for the Many Man/Bittersweet Symphony.

How about Mayer and Alicia Keys' surreptitious duet on Daughters/If I Ain't Got You?

The Who spend the weekend with The Beasties.

Superstition gets Bootylicious.

If you like to hear mashup audio crashes may I suggest:

Owner of a Lonely Heart is introduced to Sir-Mix-A-Lot.

So this one time Axl was chillin at Snoop's place.

Come on and ride the Thunderstruck?

A warning: if you are easily offended and don't like it when, say, your CDs get out of alphabetical order or if your favorite station plays a "rap" song, you are not adventurous enough for mashes. You should probably stop buying CDs and start collecting Pat Boone albums.

Do you have any favorite mashes?


Emmie said...

I think I've just discovered a way to trick my husband into listening to Kelly Clarkson . . . These are SO cool, Carina! Thanks for expanding my musical horizons!

Azúcar said...

Aren't they great? They are a bit addictive. One the best things is searching for the one mash that you find utterly wrong.

You can also type "mash" into Google for more mash sites.

The Kelly Clarkson is my favorite. Seriously.

ntreanor said...

Try this... Kelly Clarkson & American Analog Set...

ntreanor said...

So many mash-ups so little time!! But at least it saves time - I don't know if I can ever go back to listening to just one song at a time!!

La Yen said...

Love them. How do you stay cool while living in Provo and growing old? I worship you...

Coming to Utah Tuesday, leaving monday, sealing Saturday, party at jenny's after. You in?

Azúcar said...

Do I have to buy a new phone? Who am I kidding, either way, I'm in.

Thanks for the link Nathan! Apparently, Kelly Clarkson is the one size fits all artist of mashups. Great mix!

c jane said...

Generally I like mashed potatoes the best, but the Kelly Clarkson mash is almost as good. Almost.

Was that comment corny? Now I am wondering...

~j. said...

Nah, people like corn, too. I like corn with mashed potatoes.

Azúcar said...

Mmmm mashed potatoes. Squishy foods are tasty: squash, stuffing, baked appples, poached pears, fresh tomatoes.

Welcome c jane, I love your blog.

You know, it's not hard to be cool IN Provo, just look at the ratio of cool to uncool who reside here(50:15)

Emmie, now I feel guilty about eating anything with wheat. I know you reside 800 miles away, but when I ate an oatmeal-craisin- raisin-walnut cookie yesterday, I felt bad.

Emmie said...

Dearest Carina, please don't feel bad about the cookie. Think of it as eating by proxy. Just don't tell me how good it tasted.

Azúcar said...

See, now I must figure out how to make the cookies without using wheat flour. I bet you could use oat flour. I'll make my own sometimes by grinding rolled oats in my food processor.

When I was a good friends with a vegan I was obsessed with figuring out how to make my recipes vegan friendly.
Oh the curses of an ever churning mind.

Aggro1 said...

Thanks for listening to/posting the Clarkson/Eagles tune i threw together!

Glad you liked :)

Azúcar said...

btw, I STILL love it. I listen to it at least once a week.