Some of the best things to be found on the internet are music mashups! It’s a strangely pleasing experience to listen to totally unrelated artists commingling on the same music track. Mashups are awesome because they break genre expectations, which makes us think: why have genres at all? Nowadays there’s so much cross-pollination in music and art, creating more and more sub-genres, that the larger genre categories are becoming a useless relic.
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Mashups From the Episode:
Lazy Town/Lil Jon-Cooking by the Book Bitch
Justin Bieber vs. Lamb of God
Lady Gaga vs. Meshuggah
VideoSong 4 – Radiohead/Chopin Mashup – Jack Conte
Usher vs Keyboard Cat – Play Him Off, In This Club (mixed by The Hood Internet)
Rick Astley vs Nirvana Never gonna give/smells like teen spirit
Madeon – Pop Culture (live mashup)
deadmau5 @ Stereosonic
DJ Earworm Mashup – United State of Pop 2011 (World Go Boom)
Red Flag – Party and Bullshit in the U.S.A.
Mashup – Queen vs. Outkast – Hey We Will Rock You Ya
Jennifer Lena quote from ‘Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music’: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9617.html
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Here’s last week’s episode: “Is the Web Browser Replacing the Art Gallery?” http://youtu.be/rdEZjZXirbA
Want another one? Here ya go:”Is Twitter the Newest Form of Literature?” http://youtu.be/4BoE-woHtwA
You want more? Check this one out: “Are Bronies Changing the Definition of Masculinity?” http://youtu.be/Est3UNs-LIk