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Flying White Dots have a new album ‘Barracuda’out and there are some gems on here if you like your mashups laid back on a yacht (although maybe not in Boston . Probably not the tracks you’d expect me to like, New Order va FM should be like crack to me but it’s California Show (Queen vs Eagles) which does the business. Also Global Communication vs Doors is a really nice touch on Lily Rode Here At 1807. Perfect on a sunny day which amazingly today is.
There’s a download on the Soundcloud page (via BigSammy)
Shahar Varshal emailed me his new mashups and loved this one with Bruno Mars and George Michael, great feel and match, and one of those DOH That’s so obvious moments which only happens AFTER you hear the mashup, so means it’s a good match. And I HATE Bruno Mars usually.
Love the Billy Idol/OneRepublic one too. Looks like Shahar has been making mashups for the last year, and judging by these Shahar is to watch because getting the ‘feel’ right in mashups is actually most of the battle. Many mashups are technically correct but the songs don’t really gel together. You can learn the technical side, it’s mostly listening and trial and error and a lot of work, but whether they should be combined and if they actually interact well isn’t something you can use software to fix, or easily learn.
Love this new video soundhog has made for his ‘Daft Dan’ Daft Punk vs Steely Dan mashup – not only is there a lot of love for the Dan here at Radio Clash Towers, it’s also topical with a new Daft Punk album about to drop later in the year. And the 8 bit BBC graphics? VDU 23,240,28,28,8,127,8,20,34,65!
Yes I used to have to get out the graph paper back in the day…I used to watch The Computer Programme and Making the Most of the Micro too…annoyed though because at home I had a Spectrum and of course they rarely covered those.
In a related note I’ve kept back from the blogosphere/twittersphere FIRST! manic obsessive posting of 15 second low-quality clips from the new Daft Punk album, or way-too-early mashups using same – we’ll judge and post about it when there is *something* to form an opinion about! (The Moroder interview was cool although without trademark beard or tache but people damning the new album on 30 seconds of released material? Damn, son!).
Never really got that obsession with being ‘FIRST!’ anyway, I’m more about being ‘BEST!’
Well the whole saga of That Woman’s Funeral continues, with not only Glenda the Good Witch speaking and poking the hagiographic bubble, but 8 million for her funeral in the midst of austerity? When the likes of Atlee and Bevan (invented that NHS thing, you might not have heard of it?) never had a funeral that? Craziness.
And now as Judy Garland’s Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead rushes up the charts, the BBC refuses to play in full the song on the chart show tomorrow. It’s a minor protest compared to the rest, but it shows the strange deference and forelock tugging that has been going on about Mrs T’s legacy, when they’ve always known that the majority of people hate her (I agree with Jarvis Cocker’s comment that it would be strange for such an intentionally divisive politician to not have any negative protest at her death).
There is a vocal minority praising her as Saint Margaret but most people don’t either care or actively hate her. How else can you explain the really low figure that ‘tribute’ programs about her death that Monday night only pulled in 2.6m (10% of that night’s TV audience) – a damn squib and says that the people don’t care? The rich Tories do, but the mass public don’t – which again questions why she’s getting a full military funeral, Queen on tap, and a £8-10 million pricetag which should be paid in full by her estate since the public mandate isn’t there.
So even if the Cowardly Lion BBC doesn’t play the full song, the mashups & remixes are rolling in. Here are two from Ban This Sick Filth (aka Jez CMP) and oki – tempted to add one of these to the already recorded ‘Witch Is Dead’ Radio Clash show