Jingle Burn

December 4, 2008 11:58 PM

Live Mashup

Maybe it's not such a great idea to encourage this kind of thing and set some sort of precedent...but I feel I'd be remiss if I didn't mention how incredible it is when, on the main music page, you hit play on Jingle Bells (1993)(make sure you get the 1993 one) by doubtfulpalace and then immediately hit play on Watch It Burn by Astro Zombie, 5 posts up.
The timing actually isn't critical; it always ends up as a kind of Nick Cave-informed debate between Paul Williams and Diamanda Galas.

Delete this if it's lame and I'll enjoy my own private mashup sad holiday times.
posted by chococat (16 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

Haha! I think this is a wonderful idea, even if I'm right now in a place where I can't do any audio. Now, maybe the fact that I can't do any audio is contributing to the fact that I think this is a great idea, but... anyway, it's the closest anyone came to the MeFiMu Mashup that was the Challenge for September AND October and that, unless I'm mistaken, no one responded to with a submission. So, good on ya, chococat! You've "made" the first MeFiMuMashup! And damn right, I mean you've MADE it. The suggestion alone equals making it. That is, if we've learned anything from John Cage.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:36 AM on December 5, 2008


It works great for me. I had to stop-play Watch It Burn a couple times to have the uke strokes match the piano a bit better, but it worked great in the end.

Did you realize this by accident?
posted by micayetoca at 3:54 AM on December 5, 2008


Wow. I can't believe how well this works.
posted by doubtfulpalace at 7:58 AM on December 5, 2008


Yeah, that's amazing. Have you been trying out all of the possible permutations on the mefi music page?
posted by umbรบ at 8:46 AM on December 5, 2008


What's that sound?

Oh... that's my mind blowing.
posted by ORthey at 8:55 AM on December 5, 2008


Yeah, that's amazing. Have you been trying out all of the possible permutations on the mefi music page?
Well, that's what I mean by this opening up a can of worms. These kind of posts might get tired pretty fast. But ya, I do this sometimes, as do others...I think there was a post along these lines several years ago. This one just seemed to work really well.
posted by chococat at 10:08 AM on December 5, 2008


Terrific discovery, chococat. I don't think this will be a can of worms, as long as people don't post stuff that only lines up for a few seconds at some point during the two songs.
posted by Corduroy at 10:53 AM on December 5, 2008


Suggestion for a future challenge: Record a song to be played simultaneously with another song on the page.
posted by arcanecrowbar at 12:46 PM on December 5, 2008 [3 favorites]


These kind of posts might get tired pretty fast.

No reason folks couldn't just pop into this thread if they find something else they like.\

Suggestion for a future challenge: Record a song to be played simultaneously with another song on the page.

Oh hell yes.
posted by cortex at 12:48 PM on December 5, 2008


Better yet. Each one records one instrument out of "21st Century Schizoid Man" by himself and the listener has to play them simultaneously off the front page.
posted by micayetoca at 1:51 PM on December 5, 2008


Suggestion for a future challenge: Record a song to be played simultaneously with another song on the page.

Oh hell yes oh hell yes.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:18 PM on December 5, 2008


If only the Batmobile had been maintained properly, they could have stopped the Penguin and prevented the LA riots. DAMN YOU ALFRED!!
posted by InfidelZombie at 9:07 PM on December 5, 2008


Heh. I tried this without really looking at the songs' descriptions, and I thought for sure that the piano was in Astro Zombie's song.
posted by Rock Steady at 6:18 PM on December 8, 2008


Although the experience of doing it yourself is not comparable, I posted an already mashed up version for those who cannot stream two at a time which I actually had trouble with when I first tried it.
posted by dagosto at 12:12 AM on December 9, 2008


I love it.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:07 AM on December 11, 2008


That was creepily nice.
posted by not_on_display at 7:12 PM on May 30, 2009


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