14 December 2005

no more mash-ups

OK...this is where I draw the line. At this point, mash-ups should never ever be allowed again.

QUESTION
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What do you get when you take one of the most overrated (yeah, I said it!) artists of the year and combine them with one of the most mind-blowingly catchy yet atrocious pop songs of the year?

ANSWER
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Hump My Tunnel (mp3): a mash-up of The Black Eyed Peas and The Arcade Fire...

I'm a firm believer that mash-ups should enhance both songs involved (99 LuftProblems- Nena vs. Jay-Z), or take two songs that you sort of forgot about and bring them together in a beautiful way (Doo Wop Move Your Feet- Junior Senior vs. Lauryn Hill). It seems that most mash-up makers are just taking two songs that have a cute combined title. Sorry...but not everything can be a Stroke of Genie-us.

Me Against the Monkey,
Joe John

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