And, it's always nice to get an email that DJ Earworm has a new mashup: His latest offering, "Paula's Smoking Kelly's Doobie," brilliantly blends Paula Abdul's "Cold-Hearted Snake," Kelly Clarkson's "Walk Away" garnished with The Doobie Brothers' "Long Train' Running" (love that hot guitar lick) and Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water." Classy!
DJ Earworm -- Paula's Smoking Kelly's Doobie
And we would be remiss if we didn't mention Party Ben's pumpy-thumpy take on the "Crazy" mashup craze: Party Ben -- I Feel Crazy (Gnarls Barkley vs. Donna Summer)
Furthermore, as an advocate of the artful creation of mashed-up mixes, but completely without posession of the time to make any of my own, I offer the follwing tools. If you use either of these tracks for a brilliant mix, send them over! Hmm, maybe I should hold a contest...
Yeah Yeah Yeahs -- Cheated Hearts (Instrumental)
The Spinto Band -- Oh Mandy (Instrumental)
Oh, and while we're on the subject, I was surprised to find that this remix of AFI's "Miss Murder," as presented by those gothy (in that
AFI -- Miss Murder (VNV Nation Remix)
Unrelated sidebar: Gorilla Vs. Bear's posted Marissa Nadler's lovely and melancholy song "Daisy and Violet," which is concerned with one of my odder obscure interests: conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton. Born in Brighton in 1908, they were a hit on on the American vaudeville circut in the 1020's and 1930's and lived in San Antonio for a time, appeared in two films (Freaks and Chained for Life) and came to a sad and tragic end in 1969, when, abandoned by their manager and working in a grocery store in Charlotte, NC, they perished from influenza. Definitely worth a listen...