Monthly Archives: March 2013

MashUp March: No Pause

Girl Talk is a lot of fun. More on him later, meanwhile, a track:

One of the masters of mashup, his mixes are so good I often find myself listening to a song he samples wishing I was listening to the mashup instead. That is huge for me, considering my overall pickyness regarding remixes in general.
The following is a list of songs used in No Pause, taken from the video’s YouTube description (along with their time stamp):

0:00 Faith Evans – Love Like This
0:00 Fatman Scoop – Be Faithful
0:00 Missy Elliott – Work It
0:18 Nu Shooz – I Can’t Wait
1:01 Heart – Magic Man
1:04 Public Enemy – Rebel Without a Pause
1:32 Len – Steal My Sunshine (which samples More, More, More by The Andrea True Connection)
1:32 Young Leek – Jiggle It
1:33 Spank Rock – Sweet Talk
1:46 Tears for Fears – Head Over Heels
1:49 Cheap Trick – I Want You to Want Me
1:49 E-40 – Tell Me When to Go
1:49 Missy Elliott – Ching a Ling
2:08 Run-DMC – Peter Piper
2:22 Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze
2:28 Yael Naim – New Soul
2:37 Eminem – Shake That
3:03 Swizz Beatz – Money In The Bank

-Pont

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Textual Transcripts 3 (Pont and the New Guy)

The following is a transcription of today’s business meeting. Parts 1 and 2 are here.

  • Stuart Driedger (SD)
    Thinkin bout some denny’s latenight
  • Pont
    I’m bummed all by myself, had one of my most pathetic days today. Fuck I want Denny’s
  • (SD)
    Great! I’ll be there in ten hours.
    Lolz
  • Pont
    Don’t tease, you arsehole.
  • (SD)
    I was thinking of going to *censored* … Next week i’d be free til thursday
    Mon – Thursday
  • Pont
    No fucking Way, I only work tuesday
  • (SD)
    I have this song should be recorded haha
  • Pont
    Song recorded you say?
  • (SD)
    Yea lolz
  • Pont
    Hyuckhyuck
  • (SD)
    Is that your comedian laugh
  • Pont
    That’s my cartoon character laugh
  • (SD)
    I was gonna guess again thanks a lot.
    Ruin my life
  • Pont
    Fuckin boohoohoo
    What song izzit? Have i heard it?
  • (SD)
    No that new one.
    I might have $300
    Getting denny’s
    So i’m gonna eat a lot here at th’ol den‘s
  • Pont
    Please describe for me exactly what you are ordering.Their menu is like a moebius strip, man. It’s endless. Unbelievable.
    dennys menujapanese dennys
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15 The Devil

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Part of BMCMBs Tarot Project. Card 15, The Devil.
So… we’re not doing the cards in order anymore, or what, B? Also sign up for an account, already, so you can reply to these snide little comments I make. I know you’re reading this.

-Pont

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S.S. Oystertron

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Airship S.S. Oystertron, BMCMB circa 2009. I kind of hate her for drawing this, because now I will never be content until I live in one of these things, physics be damned.

-Pont

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MashUp March: Shine Bright

I have a fondness for pop music my cooler friends will never understand. Having said that, I can also be a harsh critic, because I have certain expectations of it. It has to amuse me. I don’t go to pop music looking for deep meaning or new ideas. I just want fun.

2012 was not a great year in pop music for me. I didn’t hate most of it (it was no 2001-02), but it did reek of Taylor Swift’s emotional insecurity and lazy, invasive Dubstep. With that in mind, it’s particularly impressive that DJ Earworm still turned out one of his best yearly mashups to date. Since 2007, the San-Fran based DJ has taken the chart topping songs of the year and fused them into a single cohesive track.

It’s an interesting exercise; it speaks as much to DJ Earworm’s imagination as it does to the blandness of today’s pop. Exactly how easy was it, I wonder, to combine these songs to make it sound better than all of them individually? Maybe not as hard as you think, considering how many 2012 hits featured the word “tonight” in a leading role. Oh well, it’s still a great track, I can dance to it: PASS.
DJ Earworm: United States of Pop 2012 (Shine Bright)

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Hercules Bloopers

After I posted the Hercules Line Read Fail I went on a Kevin Sorbo bender, thinking I would find a wealth of hilarious evidence that he (as I put it)
“…must have been a delight to work with”.

I did find such evidence, but not the footage I expected of Sorbo being an idiot and screwing up lines. I found the best blooper reel I have ever seen. I came into this expecting to make fun of him for being an idiot, but Kevin Sorbo made an idiot out of me. He just might be the most pleasant guy ever. It doesn’t matter how tacky the scene is, or how melodramatic his lines are, as soon as he breaks character it’s clear Sorbo is having way more fun than should be strictly possible. Damn it, people, Kevin Sorbo should be our new Chuck Norris.

Pont’s Highlight: my favorite, 2:30

-Pont

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MashUp March: Tequila Lip Gloss

For the rest of March, I’ll be posting some of the choicest mashup songs I can find. There are many sub-genres of mashup and just as many artists. A good mashup takes music sampling to its logical conclusion: the best pieces of many songs getting it on in a frantic musical orgy. Some mashups are fun because they play with the recognizability of a classic (or terrible) song. Others are fun because you have no idea what the original music could possibly be; the mashup becomes the equivalent of a collage or an abstract painting.

Today’s track is an example of A vs B mashup, where two (or more) very recognizable and largely unedited hooks from songs are played side by side. When done well, it doesn’t sound like a DJ mashup at all, but an intentional crossover between two seemingly incompatible artists.
Tequila Flavored Lip Gloss, DJ Paul V

DJ Paul V, using Lil Mama’s Lip Gloss and The Champs’ Tequila to very simple but excellent effect.

-Pont

 

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Three Word Phrase: Bully

bully

Most of us here at E. Leventine are Ryan Pequin fanchildren. Please visit his comic.

-Pont

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failed attempt

In regard to what I wrote in this postB dug out the laziest comic I have ever seen from her archives and sent it for me to post with a note. “Here is a comic, it’s totally meta. that’s an internet thing, right?”
Yeah, nice try. I still need more comics.
cant draw for crap copy

-Pont

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SciSkid

sci skid edit

BMCMB comes through with a submission, but not with more comics as I requested. With this. I’ll post it, B, but I’m not happy. Not. Happy.

-Pont

EDIT: B’s response.

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