Wednesday, 5 April 2006

Lucky, lucky me

Every morning over breakfast, I get to talk about tradition, appropriation, intertextuality and reader-response, and about how the Internet is making all kinds of cultural space-time annihilation a reality, with a person who is just as into these things as me, but whose expertise and experience and frame of reference is completely different to mine.

As if that wasn't enough: in the evenings, I get to listen to the same three bars of the Banana Splits theme song played over, and over, and over, and over.


For all your mashup / bootleg needs: Arty Fufkin.

6 comments:

Ampersand Duck said...

Ooohhhhhh
that's going eat up a lot of time...
Bad, wicked link.

[you lucky, lucky girl]

elsewhere said...

Wtf?

Lucy Tartan said...

Wtf? Yes, I see this post is cryptic. It's a good thing I don't have a glass of wine with dinner more often.

My partner Dorian knows a lot about the kinds of topics I'm writing about in my dissertation, but his expertise is musical. He has a music degree and he knows his background, and he knows a lot about the postmodern music scene, where lots of the cutting edge work to do with cultural recycling seems to be going on. So he's good to talk to about that stuff. He makes mash-ups, for his own amusement, and this sometimes involves playing the same looped segment of a song repeatedly for hours, which I have to admit I don't like too much. He puts the headphones on if I ask, though. The Arty Fufkin link is to his blog where some of them can be downloaded. (The Mariah Carey / Cyndi Lauper one is a classic; the Nick Cave / Sarah Vaughn one is good too.)

Pavlov's Cat said...

Yes, I wandered over and had a listen to 'We Belong Together Time After Time' -- thought it was fantastic.

There's a long-forgotten, way-pre-computerised version of this kind of thing on a very early album of Jimmy Webb's -- he did a mashed-up arrangement of three 60s classics with similar chord progressions and identical time signatures: 'Let It Be Me', 'Never, My Love' and 'I Want to be Free', sung simultaneously in the same key, in counterpoint.

ThirdCat said...

There are two types of people in the world: those who like to talk at breakfast and those who cannot be civil until the sun is very well riz. In my observations, it is rare to have one of each in a relationship. That's where your real luck lies. IMHO.

ThirdCat said...

no, no, I mean it is rare *not* to have one of each...

...and that's why you should always preview before you publish. I hate such errors.